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Parade of Shoes: Bruce Katz

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Parade of Shoes: Bruce Katz

Photograph by Wanda Callagy

Blues keyboardist Bruce Katz recently celebrated the release of his new album, Homecoming, with a bash at Club Helsinki in Hudson. At 8pm on Thursday (February 5), Katz – who is nominated for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Award at the upcoming Blues Music Awards in Memphis – returns to Club Helsinki to help lead the Pro Jam 9, where he’ll be joined by other Hudson Valley blues stalwarts including Slam Allem, Petey Hop, Rick Knapp, Sonny Rock and a cavalcade of special guests.


Parade o’ Shoes: Sheila E.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Sheila E's Heel @ Alive at Five

Sheila E. @ Alive at Five, 8/7/14

Photograph by Stanley Johnson

Parade o’ Shoes: Mike Watt

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Mike Watt @ Valentine's, 10/18/12 (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

Mike Watt @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 10/18/12

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

Mike Watt at Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany, 10/18/12…

Mike Watt (minutemen, fIREHOSE, Iggy & the Stooges) returns to Nippertown to make his Low Beat debut with his band Il Sogno del Marinaio in support of their sophomore album, Canto Secondo. The band is a trio featuring Watt on bass with Stefano Pilia on guitar and Andrea Belfi on drums. The album was released on Tuesday, August 26, and two weeks later, the band launched a 53-gigs-in-53-days U.S. tour, including a stop at the Low Beat in Albany at 8pm Thursday (October 11). The Schoemer Formation opens the show. Advance tickets are $15.

Parade o’ Shoes: Colleen Searson

Friday, September 26th, 2014


Photograph by Stanley Johnson

Colleen Searson of the band Searson at Riverlink Park, Amsterdam on Saturday, August 9, 2014…

Parade o’ Shoes: Derek Rogers of Titanics

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

SHOES: Derek Rogers of Titanics

Photograph by Andrew Gregory

Derek Rogers @ Rest Fest, Troy, 8/16/14

On Day Two of the Restoration Festival (aka RestFest, Restoration Funstival) at CAC Woodside in Troy, Titanics turned in a mid-afternoon set made up largely of new material with other favorites sprinkled in. A component of guitarist Derek Rogers warm yet glassy tone may have been revealed…

Parade o’ Shoes: Keith Streng of the Split Squad

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Parade of Shoes: Keith Streng

One of the best dressed men in garage-rock history…

The man who always matches his shoes to his shirt…

And now a two-time Parade o’ Shoes honoree…

Keith Streng of the Fleshtones, playing with the Split Squad at the River Street Pub, Troy, 8/3/14

LIVE: The Split Squad @ River Street Pub, 8/3/14
Parade of Shoes: Keith Streng

Parade o’ Shoes: Chris Bergson

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Parade of Shoes: Chris Bergson

Photograph by J Hunter

- Chris Bergson @ Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, 6/30/13

Blues guitarist Chris Bergson leads his band in concert at Shepard Park in Lake George at 7:30pm on Wednesday (July 23), in support if his recently released album, “Live at Jazz Standard.” Admission is FREE.

Parade o’ Shoes: Tara Merritt of Mirk

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Parade of Shoes: Tara Merritt

Photograph by Timothy Reidy

It’s a big week for vocalist Tara Merritt and the other members of Mirk, who open for Dwele at Albany’s free Alive at Five concert in Jennings Landing at 5pm on Thursday (June 26)) and then take over the Hollow Bar + Kitchen on Saturday (June 28) for a CD release party in celebration of their new album, Run.

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