Dynamite Double-Header at Valentine’s on Saturday

Willie "Loco" Alexander

Willie “Loco” Alexander

You can’t go wrong at Valentine’s Music Hall on Saturday night (October 12). Two stages, no waiting.

The upstairs stage will host a benefit concert for Albany’s Damien Center, which suffered a devastating fire in late August. And the Local 518 music community is once again lending a helping hand with seven bands – the Ernst Project, Two Cats in Suits, Party Boat, Charmboy, Bryan Thomas and more – donating their time and talent to aid in the rebuilding.

Meanwhile, Valentine’s downstairs stage will be graced by none other than Willie “Loco” Alexander, the Boston rock legend and former member of the Velvet Underground. Alexander hasn’t paid a visit to Nippertown since the glory days of QE2, when he led the charge with the Boom Boom Band. On Saturday, he’ll be accompanied by the Fish Eye Brothers, featuring Jim Doherty (drums) and Mark Chenevert (clarinet, sax, vocals).

Sharing the stage with the Loco One will be Saratoga singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan – who will likely be showcasing some new tunes from her upcoming album, Skin & Bone, due out next month – and Greenwich master monologuist (and mayor of Duplex Planet) David Greenberger.

Here is the complete schedule of bands for both shows at Valentine’s on Saturday:

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DAMIEN CENTER BENEFIT
Admission: $10 donation
7pm: Jesse Calhoun (of the Ameros)
7:40pm: The Ernst Project
8:20pm: Two Cats in Suits (featuring Tim Livingston and Nick Bisanz of the Last Conspirators)
9pm: Bryan Thomas
9:40pm: Charmboy
10:20pm: Pony in the Pancake
11pm: Party Boat

WILLIE “LOCO” ALEXANDER
Admission: $12 in advance; $15 at the door
8pm: MaryLeigh Roohan
8:40pm: David Greenberger
9pm: Willie “Loco” Alexander & the Fish Eye Brothers

Two Cats in Suits: Tim Livingston and Nick Bisanz

Two Cats in Suits: Tim Livingston and Nick Bisanz

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3 Responses to “Dynamite Double-Header at Valentine’s on Saturday”

  1. Denise Borden says:

    What a fabulous night of music this will be tomorrow Saturday Oct 12th at the VALENTINES …make it a destination for some amazing music be it up or downstairs…..Thank You Valentines ..Thank You Nippertown

  2. ICU says:

    Willie Alexander will also be making an appearance at the River Street Beat Shop in Troy during the Mysteios Free show at 1pm on Saturday afternoon.

  3. Denise Borden says:

    Yes indeed Willie will be at the River Street Beat Shop tomorrow possibly as early as noon..and he is happy to sign CD’s , records , tee-shirts, you bring it He’ll sign it ..you buy it He’ll sign it…He’ll be there and so will the Mysteios and hopefully you will be as well !

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