LIVE: Turkuaz @ Cohoes Music Hall, 1/31/18

February 23rd, 2018, 3:00 pm by Greg

Photographs by Tim Reidy

WHO: Turkuaz
WHERE: The Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
WHEN: January 31. 2018

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February 23rd, 2018, 11:00 am by Greg

By Don Wilcock

At 74, how long is Jaimoe going to keep playing drums? “Oh, shit, until you can’t go anymore, man. Until you can’t play anymore, because when you can’t go anymore, you might as well be dead.”

Jaimoe is the last man standing from the original Allman Brothers Band. The late Duane Allman actually brought him on board the group that would define southern rock before brother Gregg joined in 1967. He shared drumming chores with Butch Trucks. The Allman Brothers Band split up in 2014. Both Gregg and Butch died last year, one more chapter in the career of a band that was defined as much by its tragedies as it was the hard driving music it created.

Tonight (Friday, February 23) Jaimoe brings what was once his side band, the Jasssz Band, to The Egg’s Swyer Theatre for their Greater Nippertown debut. More eclectic than the Allman Brothers, the group includes two horns, bass, keyboardist and guitarist/vocalist Junior Mack, who worked or shared the stage with the Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts, the late David Honeyboy Edwards and the Harlem Blues Project.

“I used to be so goddamn aggressive,” says Jaimoe. “Now, they gonna shoot me full of Valium, and put me in an cage somewhere. This is the stuff I wanna do, and I just wanna do it. The thing is, it always came so easy to me. And I say that, easy to me. Not real easy. It’s like it’s not a lot of work as long as you enjoy and love what you’re doing.”

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FEBRUARY 23: The Daily Flashback

February 23rd, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

1970: Ringo Starr made his first solo TV appearance on “Laugh In.”
1992: Anthrax appeared on “Married With Children.”
1999: Eminem dropped his first major-label album, The Slim Shady LP.

1685: George Frideric Handel
1944: Johnny Winter
1946: Rusty Young
1952: Brad Whitford
1955: Howard Jones

1934: Sir Edward Elgar
1997: Tony Williams

LIVE: Ranky Tanky @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, 2/9/18

February 22nd, 2018, 3:00 pm by Sara
Rusty Tanky

Rusty Tanky

Photographs by Rudy Lu

WHO: Ranky Tanky
WHERE: Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady
WHEN: Friday, February 9

Music Haven at Proctors’ Passport Series travels the world one concert at a time, but this month the musical tour stop was actually right here in the U.S., on the islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. These islands were settled by slaves largely descended from West Africa. Their culture is known as Gullah.

At Proctors’ GE Theatre in Schenectady, Ranky Tanky played their version of the music of the Gullah culture to a large and appreciative crowd. Numerous popular songs have had Gullah roots, although that’s hasn’t been widely acknowledged – including the much maligned folk standard from the ’60s “Kumbaya,” Little Feat’s “Join the Band” and “You Gotta Move,” recorded by everyone from Mississippi Fred McDowell to the Rolling Stones.

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The Capital District Original Music Awards

February 22nd, 2018, 2:00 pm by Greg

The third annual Capital District Original Music Awards is accepting submissions through Monday, February 26. To enter, fill out the entry form online and mail in a CD. There is no charge to submit.

Winners must be available to perform at the awards ceremony at the Renaissance Restaurant in Schenectady at 2pm on Sunday, March 4.

Phone (518) 366-3961 for further details.

Tickets to the awards show are on sale now, priced at $25; $40 per couple; $15 seniors & students.

FEBRUARY 22: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

February 22nd, 2018, 12:00 pm by Greg
Corey Glover

Corey Glover @ The Falcon, 2/22/16

Compiled by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Rudy Lu

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 22 concerts through the years…

2017: Hamell on Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany
2016: Corey Glover Soul Project @ The Falcon, Marlboro
2015: Mavis Staples @ Club Helsinki, Hudson
2014: Mike Doughty, Ashley Sofia @ The Linda, Albany
2013: Tegan & Sara, Holly Miranda @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
2012: Marcia Ball @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton
2011: The Blackwell Sinners, Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2010: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Savannah’s, Albany
2009: The Tannahill Weavers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2008: Black 47 @ Hibernian Hall, Albany
2007: Sevendust, Killswitch Engage @ Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls
2006: Eddie Angel, the Hi-Risers @ the Ale House, Troy
2005: Chevelle, Helmet, Crossfade, Strata @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2004: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Samite @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
2003: Johnny Winter, John Hammond, Del Rey @ The Egg, Albany
2002: Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
2000: Mutha Lode, Pop Mechanic @ Mother Earth Cafe, Albany
1999: Bob Dylan, Natalie Merchant @ RPI’s Houston Field House, Troy

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FEBRUARY 22: The Daily Flashback

February 22nd, 2018, 10:00 am by Greg

1974: In London, Ten Years After played their final gig.
1989: Jethro Tull won the first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, beating out Metallica.
2017: Longtime blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge received the UFO Researcher of the Year Award at the International UFO Congress.

1923: Hurricane Smith
1927: Guy Mitchell
1933: Ernie K-Doe
1968: Brad Nowell

1976: Florence Ballard
1987: Andy Warhol
1994: Papa John Creach
2001: John Fahey

MASS MoCA Announces New Outdoor Concert

February 22nd, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

MASS MoCA in North Adams presents Courtney Barnett in concert on Thursday, July 12 with her full band. The Australian singer-songwriter broke into the music scene with an uppercut punch — the sardonic lyrics and deadpan delivery of her 2015 debut album propelled her from slinging drinks at a Melbourne bar to become an indie-rock darling and global sensation at just 24 years old. She infuses her plainspoken lyrics with a wit and wisdom beyond her years, and in concert matches it with a driving guitar that instantly brings every audience to its feet.

Last year, Barnett teamed up with War on Drugs’ Kurt Vile for Lotta Sea Lice, a clever and carefree collaborative album that nearly every authoritative music mag gushed over. And Nameless Faceless, her sophomore solo effort to be released in May, has been named one of the most anticipated albums of 2018 by both Rolling Stone and Pitchfork.

The concert – slated to take place outdoors in MASS MoCA’s Courtyard – will also feature Cameroon-born multi-instrumentalist Vagabon kicking off the evening’s festivities at 8pm.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (February 23), priced at $27 in advance; $37 at the door; $47 preferred.

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