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FEBRUARY 4: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

Thursday, February 4th, 2016


– Ernie Williams’ 87th (and final) birthday bash at The Linda, 2/4/12

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of February 4 concerts through the years…

2015: Samantha Fish @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton
2014: Josephine Foster & the Amigos, Fountainsun, Alexander Turnquist @ the Half Moon, Hudson
2013: Matt Pond @ Club Helsinki, Hudson
2012: Ernie Williams’ 87th Birthday Bash @ the Linda, Albany
2011: 30 Seconds to Mars @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2010: Brandi Carlile, Gregory Alan Isakov @ The Egg, Albany
2007: Andy Cohen @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2006: Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
2005: Commander Cody @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
2004: Bruce Cockburn @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
2002: Dana Monteith @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2000: Weird Al Yankovic @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
1999: Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton
1998: Second Coming, Clinkers @ Bogie’s, Albany
1997: Guardrail, Mars Needs Women, Giant Ray Soda @ QE2, Albany
1996: Hanslick Rebellion, Floss, MotherJudge, Happy Hollisters @ Bogie’s, Albany
1995: The Kronos Quartet @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
1994: 14 Karat Soul @ The Egg, Albany
1993: Tina Ward & the Matter Babies, Needle Park, Lynus @ QE2, Albany
1991: David Greenberger @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1990: the subdudes, Rees Shad @ QE2, Albany
1989: Home, Even the Odd @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany
1988: Josh White Jr. @ Rolls Touring Co., Troy
1987: afterX, Home @ QE2, Albany

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JANUARY 28: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
(photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

Dale Watson @ The Hangar, 1/28/15

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of January 28 concerts through the years…

2015: Dale Watson & His Lone Stars @ the Hangar, Troy
2014: Tootie’s Tempo @ The Falcon, Marlboro
2013: D-Squared Blues Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson
2012: Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber @ Proctors, Schenectady
2011: Holly & Evan @ the River Street Beat Shop, Troy
2010: All the Leaves Are Brown, A Sound Decision @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2007: The Jackie Terrason Trio @ The Egg, Albany
2006: B.B. King, Ernie Williams, Brian Kaplan @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
2005: Secret Machines, Autolux, Moving Units @ Revolution Hall, Troy
2004: Ollabelle @ Colony Cafe, Woodstock
2003: The California Guitar Trio @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
2000: Bitch & Animal, Paddy Kilrain @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
1999: Spun, the Shovels, Later Heaven @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
1998: B.B. King, Chris Smither @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
1997: The Miserables @ QE2, Albany
1996: Mark Rabin & the Father Figures @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1995: Martin Sexton, John Svetkey @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1994: Type O Negative, Point Blank, Flat Broke @ Saratoga Winners, Cohoes
1993: Molly Hatchet @ Freddy’s on Elm Street, Glens Falls
1990: The Magnolias, Enemies in the Grass @ QE2, Albany
1989: Rick Danko, Slipknot @ Tiger’s Pub, Clifton Park
1988: The Lazers @ Saratoga Winners, Cohoes
1987: The Leaving Trains, Das Damen @ QE2, Albany
1986: Legal Weapon, Albany Style @ Captain Spaulding’s, Albany
1984: Blotto, the Good Guys @ the Chateau, Albany

JANUARY 21: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Biz Markie

Biz Markie @ Vapor, 1/21/12

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of January 21 concerts through the years…

2015: The Iguanas @ the Parish Public House, Albany
2013: The Sunny Side of the Street Band @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany
2012: Biz Markie @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs
2011: Michael Franti & Spearhead @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2010: Barkeater, Fred Shafer @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2009: Blessed by a Broken Heart, Love Hate Hero @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2008: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany
2007: Rockstar Super Nova, Panic Channel @ the Times Union Center, Albany
2006: Jimmy Webb @ The Linda, Albany
2005: The Silos, Steve Wynn, Good Earth @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2004: Scanner @ RPI’s West Hall, Troy
2003: Active Transport @ the Larkin, Albany
2002: B.B. King, Ernie Williams @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
2000: Dusty Wright & the Idle Rich, the Lustre Kings, Roy Wilson @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany
1999: Red Haired Strangers @ Mother Earth Cafe, Albany
1998: Spun, Big Mouth, George Project @ Bogie’s, Albany
1997: Dan Sherwin @ the Big House, Albany
1996: CD Blues @ Quintessence, Albany
1995: Satan & Adam, the Hellhounds @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1994: Fight, Voivod @ Saratoga Winners, Cohoes
1993: Caged Monkey @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany
1992: Michael Bolton, Francesca Begine @ the Knickerbocker Arena, Albany
1991: Bermuda Quadrangle @ Old Songs, Voorheesville
1990: Killdozer, Beme Seed @ QE2, Albany
1989: 805 @ Tiger’s Pub, Clifton Park
1988: Cindy Lee Berryhill, Whirling Dervishes @ QE2, Albany
1987: Blackburn, Nocturnal Emission, Prinnan La’Q @ QE2, Albany
1984: Blotto, Kwebec @ the Checkered Flag, Kingston

JANUARY 14: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

Thursday, January 14th, 2016
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 1/14/12

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of January 14 concerts through the years…

2015: Mike Zito & the Wheel @ the Madison Theater, Albany
2014: Mother Falcon, And the Kids @ BSP Lounge, Kingston
2013: Tas Cru @ Club Helsinki, Hudson
2012: The Dee Dee Bridgewater Quintet @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
2011: “Rock Chick Fix” featuring Lunic, Ten Year Vamp, Silversyde, the Emeralds of July @ Jillian’s, Albany
2010: The Musical Box, Fear of Flying @ The Egg, Albany
2009: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason @ The Linda, Albany
2008: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany
2007: Sarah Borges @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2006: Curtis Stigers @ The Linda, Albany
2005: Dead Cat Bounce @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
2004: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason @ The Linda, Albany
2003: Kittie, Biohazard, Brand New Sin, 18 Visions @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2002: B.B. King @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton
2000: Graham Parker @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
1999: The Lustre Kings @ Eamonn’s Loudon House, Loudonville
1998: The Leotards, Painful Split, Hubcap Hell @ Bogie’s, Albany
1997: Wally & Blue, Amy Abdou @ QE2, Albany
1996: Johnny Copeland @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany
1995: D Generation, the Dugans @ Bogie’s, Albany
1994: Cheryl Wheeler, Cliff Eberhardt, Patty Larkin, John Gorka @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany
1993: Seven Rabbit Stew @ New Town Tavern, Troy
1991: Judas Priest, Megadeth @ the Knickerbocker Arena, Albany
1990: Dave McKenna @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
1989: Cowboy Junkies @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton
1988: Dumptruck, Painted Birds, Wooden Soldiers @ QE2, Albany
1987: Chris Busone @ QE2, Albany

BEST OF 2015: Wanda Callagy’s Music & Arts Year in Review

Friday, January 8th, 2016
Pete Vumbacco, Scotty Mac and James Kirk at Paulys Hotel

Pete Vumbacco, Scotty Mac and James Kirk @ Pauly’s Hotel

Story and photographs by Wanda Callagy

From hearing the gifts of Scotty Mac at the Monday night blues jams at Pauly’s Hotel, to Club Helsinki’s Pro Jams, to the streets of Memphis and a small village called Roxbury, music, dance and visual arts enhanced my life this past year. It may have been a fundraiser in a loved one’s memory or a celebration of talented movement. The following is what I was able to take in with my listening ears, dancing feet and camera lens.

I was able to enjoy the music of Dave Fields, Mike Herman and Jim Kopp with their band Logan’s Express. I attended a couple of fundraisers for a couple of families that had hit hard times. I was reminded of the loss of writer and musician Claude Haton of Cairo and Albany’s Tom Healey.

I was fascinated with angelic movements from programs offered by the Roxbury Arts Group and proud of my friend Steve Nover’s artistic talents on exhibit at the Albany Public Library. Gary McKeever and Sonny Rock were gracious to allow me to climb a bit to get behind the drum kit with my camera to take a few different views, assuring management I would use caution and wearing my most sensible of climbing boots.

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BEST OF 2015: Greg Haymes’ Top Concerts, Albums & More

Friday, January 8th, 2016

By Greg Haymes
Video by Timothy Raab
Photographs by Rudy Lu, T. Charles Erickson

PERSON OF THE YEAR

For me, nothing in 2015 compared to the thrill of (somewhat belatedly) discovering twentysomething Chicago singer-songwriter Ryley Walker. Evoking the American Primitive guitar stylings pioneered by John Fahey and Leo Kottke that were later carried into the 21st century by such fretboard masters as Daniel Bachman and Steve Gunn, Walker’s mind-boggling finger-picking is rooted in traditional folk, but applied to a more avant-garde, neo-classical aesthetic. And his fearless, holy howl of a voice resonates with echoes of Tim Buckley at his most adventurous.

His sophomore album Primrose Green was hands-down my most-listened-to record of the year, and I caught three of his four Greater Nippertown tour-stops – each time with different accompaniment. (Sadly I missed his stop at BSP Lounge in Kingston).

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TOP 20 CONCERTS OF THE YEAR

Art Neville and George Porter

Art Neville and George Porter of the Funky Meters @ Massry Center for the Arts, 4/16/15

January 3: “Home Bass 2: A Little Help for Our Friends” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Replacements/Guns ‘N Roses bassist Tommy Stinson organized his second annual benefit for Habitat for Humanity featuring an impressive line-up of Happiness, Rhett Miller, Elvis Perkins, Jesse Malin, Dust Bowl Faeries, Ruby Stinson and others.
March 7: St. Vincent, Jenny Hval @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
April 15: Sufjan Stevens, Cold Specks @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
April 16: The Funky Meters @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany
April 21: Rhiannon Giddens, Bhi Bhiman @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany
May 16: Ryley Walker, Pigeons @ the Half Moon, Hudson
June 12: Lonesome Val Haynes at “Sirens of Song” also featuring MotherJudge, Olivia Quillio, Ashley Sofia @ The Hangar, Troy
June 27: Ryley Walker at Solid Sound @ MASS MoCA, North Adams
June 28: The Charles Lloyd Quartet (with Bill Frisell) at Solid Sound @ MASS MoCA, North Adams
July 6: The Lone Bellow @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany

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BEST OF 2015: Steve Nover’s Top 60 Concerts

Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu @ Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, 6/28/15

By Steve Nover
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk, Rudy Lu

1. Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 27 & 28 featuring Cassandra Wilson, Monty Alexander, Christian McBride Big Band, Al Di Meola, Snarky Puppy, Erykah Badu, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Django Festival All-Stars, Heads of State… plus 10 more bands
2. Joe Jackson @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany, October 26
3. J.D. McPherson @ The Hangar, Troy, August 31
4. The Fab Faux @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany, March 28
5. Squeeze Acoustic (Difford & Tilbrook) @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, December 16
6. Psychedelic Furs / The Church @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, August 12
7. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany, December 5
8. The Funky Meters @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany, April 16
9. Mavis Staples / Joan Osborne @ Proctors, Schenectady, November 6
10. Tommy Emmanuel @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany, September 26
11. The Edgar Winter Band / Charmboy at Alive at Five @ Jennings Landing, Albany, July 23
12. Joey Alexander Trio @ the Music Haven, Schenectady, August 2
13. Felicia Collins / Bobbie Van Detta & the Split @ the Music Haven, Schenectady, August 19
14. Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 20 featuring the Ghost Train Orchestra, the Works featuring Joe Lovano and Victor Prieto Trio
15. Sufjan Stevens @ the Palace Theatre, Albany, April 5

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JANUARY 7: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Danielle Bouchard

Danielle Bouchard @ Borders Cafe, Clifton Park, 1/7/11

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of January 7 concerts through the years…

2015: Michael Dimin @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady
2014: Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
2013: The 7th Squeeze @ Club Helsinki, Hudson
2012: The Laurie Berkner Band @ Proctors, Schenectady
2011: Danielle Bouchard @ Borders Cafe, Clifton Park
2010: The Blisterz, PNC, the Ashbury @ Jillian’s, Albany
2009: Bettye LaVette @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton
2007: Slick Fitty @ Pinto & Hobbs, Albany
2006: 5 Alpha Beatdown, 5 Dollar Shakes @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany
2005: Sean Rowe @ Bayou Cafe, Albany
2004: Monkey Gone Mad @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
2003: Brian Patneaude Quartet @ the Larkin, Albany
2002: The George Muscatello Trio @ Savannah’s, Albany
2000: Garnet Rogers @ the Eighth Step, Cohoes Music Hall
1999: Valerie DeLaCruz, Rob Skane, MotherJudge @ Positively Fourth Street, Troy
1998: Annabel Lee, Gay Tastee, Hungry Jack @ Bogie’s, Albany
1997: Condemek, Killtech, Jason Martin @ QE2, Albany
1996: The Elvis Birthday Bash @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany
1995: moe., Fudd @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
1994: Oscar Brand, Camille West @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1993: Subduing Mara @ Bogie’s, Albany
1992: Mitch Frasier @ Tiger’s Pub, Clifton Park
1991: The Elvis Birthday Bash @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany
1989: The Rolling Blackouts @ the Metro, Saratoga Springs
1988: Christmas, Two Saints @ QE2, Albany
1987: Diversion Factor, Dance Planet @ QE2, Albany

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