Posts Tagged ‘Albany’

LIVE: Wussy @ the Low Beat, 7/24/14

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Wussy (photo by Ross Marvin)

Wussy (photo by Ross Marvin)

Review by Ross Marvin
Photographs by Ross Marvin, Al Goldberg and Kirsten Ferguson

As great as it was, the music was almost beside the point at the Wussy show on Thursday night at the Low Beat. Four members of the critically-beloved Cincinnati band were given tickets for marijuana possession before they could even get out of Ohio, and Johnny Law absconded with their entire stash. Not a great way to start a tour, though it sounds like it could make a pretty good Wussy song. Something about how driving a shitty tour van draws the attention of the cops, but Willie Nelson’s deluxe ride cruses right past the sirens, even though that bust would be a sure thing.

It was 11:30pm by the time Wussy got to Albany, and the crowd at the Low Beat ran out to their van to grab amps, guitar pedals and merch boxes to help expedite the set-up. One fan even lent her handwriting talents to the band, helping to copy the setlist. By 11:49pm, the band hit the stage, forgot about such petty things as a sound-check, took a shot of tequila in honor of National Tequila Day, and dug-in to one of the most incendiary performances that will grace Captial Region stages this year.

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Don Brewer, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Don Brewer

Don Brewer

“It’s probably embarrassing to admit, but the first album I ever bought on my own was by the Dovells. Of course, it was the one with ‘Bristol Stomp’ on it. I can still the remember the album cover – it was red, I think, with the guys in white jackets, all clean-cut looking with slicked back hair. I think that was probably the first quote-unquote rock album that I ever bought on my own, and to be honest with you, I still think that ‘Bristol Stomp’ is a pretty cool song.

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LIVE: The Last Conspirators @ the Low Beat, 7/19/14

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Photographs by Rich Krissel
Additional photograph by Tracey Leach

The Last Conspirators stormed into the Low Beat in Albany last Saturday night (July 19), debuting their new lineup, with a blistering set of originals, peppered with a few surprise cover songs by the Morons, the Ramones and David Bowie, two of which featured Max “The Sax” Media sitting in with the band.

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LIVE: Ester Rada @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, 6/26/14

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Ester Rada

Ester Rada

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Twenty-something Ester Rada is a thoroughly captivating Israeli singer-songwriter of Ethiopian heritage who made her Nippertown debut last month at WAMC-FM’s Performing Arts Studio, The Linda in Albany in support of her recently released self-titled debut album.

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Five Firsts: Matthew Thouin of Great Mutations

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Matthew Thouin

NAME: Matthew Thouin
BAND AFFILIATION: Great Mutations
INSTRUMENT: Guitar/Vocals/Other

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … I don’t know, but I’m sure it was something not so good. It might have been a Wang Chung cassette. I know people who will say, “Oh yeah, I listened to [cool band] back in grade school.” Not me. I listened to Weird Al, the Fat Boys, and the “RAD” movie soundtrack. Years later, the Columbia House CD Club would open new doors for me for buying terrible albums on a whole new format. But here’s the answer that you should print: “I bought the Replacements’ Pleased to Meet Me with money I made selling cigarettes at recess.”

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Two More New Shows Announced for The Egg

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Chris D’Elia

Chris D’Elia

On Monday, it was comedian Carly Aquilino

On Tuesday, it was Chris Isaak

Now, The Egg has announced two more two shows… the third and fourth of the week, and it’s only Wednesday.

Comedian Chris D’Elia – the star of the NBC-TV sitcom “Undateable” and former co-star on “Whitney” – will step into the spotlight at The Egg at 8pm on Thursday, September 25. Priced at $30, tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday (July 25).

And there are more laughs in store at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 16 when the Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy – featuring Vic DiBitetto, Sam Fedele, Freddy Proia and Frank Santorelli – take over. Tickets are $40, $50 & $60.

LIVE: Johnnyswim @ The Egg, 6/23/14

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Johnnyswim
Photographs by Andrezej Pilarczyk

Johnnyswim – the Nashville-based husband and wife team of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano – made their Nippertown concert debut recently with a passionate, charming performance at The Egg’s Swyer Theatre in Albany.

Backed by their band, Sudano (the daughter of the late disco superstar Donna Summer) and Ramirez took the stage in support of their recently released debut album, Diamonds, and like their album title, they simply sparkled in concert.

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New Show Announced for The Egg

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Carly Aquilino

Carly Aquilino

Stand-up comedian Carly Aquilino of MTV’s “Girl Code” will be stepping into the spotlight at The Egg in Albany at 8pm on Saturday, September 27.

Priced at $25 and $50, tickets are slated to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday. Ticket prices will increase $5 the day of the show.

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