Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque Anniversary Bash Tonight

September 28th, 2009, 1:10 pm by Greg


And they said it wouldn’t last…

When Mister James launched the Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque and Variety Revue back in 2004, there was no telling just what you might see at one of their monthly performances – fire-eaters, slapstick comedy, magicians, jugglers, performance poetry, trapeze artists, jug bands, conceptual comedy…

And the beautiful thing about it is that five years later, you still don’t have any idea what you’ll see.

There has been one great constant, of course – girls.

The Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque and Variety Revue celebrates its fifth anniversary tonight (Monday, September 28) @ Savannah’s in Albany. Showtimes are 8 & 10pm. Admission is $5.

Of course, Guy Smiley will once again be your genial host, and among the performers you’re likely to see Dehva Colure, Maxine De La Obscene, Scooter Pie, Bella Vendetta, Jeffery Jene, Madame Trixie and the Lady Amanda. And making her Bing Bamboo debut tonight will be Samra, direct from the Velvet Hammer in Los Angeles.


Guinness! It’s Good Food!

September 24th, 2009, 1:44 pm by Greg

guinness.jpgWe here at don’t really need a reason to raise a pint of Guinness and toast to good friends and good times. We do it on a regular basis – with or without reason. But if you happen to feel that a reason is required, well, at least today you’ve got one.

Today marks the 250th anniversary of Guinness, and the St. James’ Gate Brewery in Dublin is celebrating in fine fashion with a big blow-out concert.

If you can’t get a draft, you’ll want to opt for the cans, not the bottles, if you value a creamy head:

So raise your glass to Guinness – a meal in a glass!

Happy birthday, Bread & Jam Cafe

August 27th, 2009, 10:19 am by Greg

breadAndJamKick out the jams! And the breads!

The Bread and Jam Cafe – the coolest spot in all of Cohoes – is celebrating its first anniversary on Saturday, August 29, with an all-star, all-day, can’t-stop-the-music festival.

Here’s the deal – $10 admission includes nine musical acts over the course of eight hours and a barbecue! That’s not much more than a dollar a band – plus free food? You just can’t beat that.

It all gets underway at 2pm Saturday, and here’s the line-up of performers:

2pm: Courtney Biondo
2:50pm: Population 2
3:40pm: The Energy
4:30pm: The Bryan Brundige Collective
5:40pm: Matthew Loiacono
6:30pm: Amanda Rogers
7:20pm: Matt Durfee
8:10pm: The Last Internationale
9pm: Restys

Hanging Out at MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass., Saturday, May 23

May 26th, 2009, 8:05 am by Sara


MASS MoCA is 10 Years Bold: celebrating its tenth anniversary with a reception for three new exhibits, a gala dinner and an uber-funky concert by soul queen Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Turning energy into art: In the main lobby, we found an explanation of the first phase of Michael Oatman’s upcoming massive MASS MoCA installation

“Thursday the 12th” is the new exhibit by Israeli artist Guy Ben-Ner, which includes his 2005 work “Treehouse Kit.” The piece includes a 10-minute video (loosely based on “Robinson Crusoe”) as well as a tree constructed from various wooden furniture parts.


Here’s the cover of “Bird Gets the Worm,” the first of 24 chapters in the George and Fiamma Cochrane’s collaborative graphic novel “Long Time Gone.” The first two chapters are on exhibit.


“Thus My Soul Which Was Still in Flight (The Dark Wood),” a sculptural tableau by Robert Taplin, is the first of nine pieces in his installation “Everything Real Is Imagined (After Dante).” It’s part of the six-artist exhibit, “These Days: Elegies for Modern Times.”


Seth Rogovoy, the editor of Berkshire Living and author of “Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet” (due out in September), shows off a recent injury. Too much typing, Seth?


Soul sensations Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings had the dance floor hopping all night long with sweat-inducing performances of “I’m Not Gonna Cry” and “Nobody’s Baby.” In fact, mid-way through the show, there were 10 dancers up on the stage…

But the dancer at far left in the yellow dress is about to get a big surprise…

Suddenly he is asking her...

Suddenly he is asking her…

to marry him...

to marry him…

She said yes.

She said yes.

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