Posts Tagged ‘Albany’

LIVE: Chris Thomas King @ The Linda, 12/12/14

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Chris Thomas King

Chris Thomas King

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Grammy Award-winning Bluesman Chris Thomas King is probably best known for his role in the Coen Brothers’ classic film “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” but he’s been building a considerable fan base in Nippertown with his recent concerts at WAMC-FM’s The Linda in Albany.

Sponsored by the Capital Regional Blues Network for his second annual Local 518 performance, King returned to The Linda stage to serve up a solid batch of the blues, displaying his skills on both guitar and piano.

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2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region [Get Visual]

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Jeanette Fintz: Traveler's Reflection 3

Jeanette Fintz: Traveler’s Reflection 3

Review by David Brickman

The annual Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, hosted this year by the Albany Institute of History & Art, raises the usual set of questions while presenting the usual confounding mash-up of regional art.

Popularly known as the Regional, this show has been running for nearly 80 years, making it one of the longest-standing exhibitions of its kind in the U.S. It’s always an annual high point for fans of the local art scene, and can be either a high point or a low point for participants, depending on their success in entering, personal taste, or overall degree of crankiness. This year’s edition was mounted on a later schedule than the usual summer appearance and will be up through Monday, January 19, affording a nice opportunity for the procrastinators among us to see it, even as 2015 has arrived.

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage.

LIVE: Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue @ The Egg, 12/19/14

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets (photo by Ed Conway)

Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets (photo by Ed Conway)

Review by Fred Rudofsky
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk, Ed Conway

Fittingly, the concert of 2014 – Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue – closed out a year filled with tremendous live music events in Nippertown. The sold-out night was tinged with a bittersweet vibe, though.

The gregarious spirit of Ian McLagan, who passed away on the eve of the tour earlier in the month, was present in conversations in The Egg’s lobby. (In October, McLagan told me after his remarkable set at The Linda about how much he was looking forward to a tour with his Yep Roc label mates: “Can you believe it? Nick Lowe! Los Straitjackets! Me! What a revue it’ll be! Albany’s in for a treat!”).

Minutes before the show, Eddie Angel lamented, “I never got a chance to meet Mac, but I loved his music and what he meant to so many bands.”

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LIVE: Eastbound Jesus @ the Parish Public House, 12/6/14

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Last year at the end of January/beginning of February last year, Greenwich “Northern Rock” band Eastbound Jesus stormed into Red Square in Albany to record their debut live album over the course of a weekend – 40 songs in all over the course of the two nights.

Over the next several months, the band pared ‘em down to 14 selections and pressed ‘em up as Ruff Stuff ‘Nuff Said – a whoopin’ live album, unadorned, unsweetened and without any overdubs.

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The Egg Announces New Date for Old Concert

Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar

Remember that Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo concert that wasn’t? The one that was postponed THREE times?

Well, it’s back on The Egg’s concert calendar for 8pm on Wednesday, April 29.

All tickets purchased for the show on October 7, October 14 and December 14 will be honored for the new date.

LIVE: Sara Milonovich & Jim Gaudet @ The Linda, 12/5/14

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Jim Gaudet and Sara Milonovich

Jim Gaudet and Sara Milonovich

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

When singer-songwriter-guitarist Jim Gaudet and fab fiddler Sara Milonovich teamed up for an evening at WAMC-FM’s The Linda earlier this month, it was indeed “A Blue(Grassy) Christmas,” as advertised.

But it wasn’t strictly holiday fare. They were joined by Greg Anderson (of Milonovich’s band Daisycutter) and mandolinist Sten Isachsen (of Gaudet’s band the Railroad Boys) for plenty of fine down-home pickin’ and singin’.

At once relaxed and energetic, the homespun show also showcased Gaudet’s wry wit and considerable storytelling prowess.

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Five Firsts: Brian Wellbrock of Hawbuckees

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Hawbuckees

Hawbuckees

NAME: Brian Wellbrock
BAND AFFILIATION: Hawbuckees
INSTRUMENT: Guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The Lovin’ Spoonful’s Daydream. First 45? “Red Rubber Ball” by the Cyrkle

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Blockhouses Bring New Single, New Drummer

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Blockhouses

Blockhouses

As the NYC rock trio Blockhouses get set to play a pair of dates around Nippertown with the Figgs this weekend, they’ve also just released a brand spankin’ new single, the super-catchy “One More Time to Get Home” b/w “Little Sweetie.”

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