Yes, you may have heard the rumors, but now it’s official – Bogie’s is closing.
It’s been a good six-year run, but Bogie’s – Albany’s haven for metal, hip-hop, hardcore and all manner of hard rockin’ headbangers – is planning to shutter its doors for good after one final blowout on Sunday, May 31.
Upstate Black N Blue Productions took over the operations of Bogie’s with a grand opening bash featuring the Erotics, Horror Business, Hijinx, Society High and Pistol Shot Gypsy back on June 5, 2009.
But as posted yesterday (Monday, April 27) on the Upstate Black N Blue website:
“As of June 1st, Bogie’s will no longer be hosting any shows. We will be closing the doors permanently. All shows from June 1st going forward will be at TRICKSHOTS, THE FUZEBOX, THE LOFT and THE CHANCE THEATER and occasionally at UPSTATE CONCERT HALL.”
Here’s a round-up of the remaining shows slated for Bogie’s:
Let’s face it, Bogie’s in Albany is best known for hardcore and heavy metal headbangin’ – not exactly a mecca for unplugged sounds. But that didn’t stop Delirium Entertainment from presenting a recent acoustic music showcase featuring an array of Local 518 singer-songwriters, including Olivia Quillio, Kyle McDonough, Phoebe Henry, Zan Strumfeld and others…
MICHEAL BENEDICT & BOPITUDE: In late January, jazz drummer/bandleader Michael Benedict slipped into Cotton Hill Studios in Albany for a weekend-long recording session with an all-star line-up that featured trumpeter Chris Pasin, saxman Brian Patneaude, pianist Bruce Barth and bassist Mike Lawrence. (We reported on the sessions in depth with a two-part story by Andrzej Pilarczyk; read it here and here.) The album is being released on the Catskill-based jazz label, Planet Arts, and the band will celebrate with a release party at The Linda in Albany at 8pm tonight (June 10). Tix are $15.
TRADEWINDS: Fronted by vocalist Evan Hummer, the young quintet is throwing a CD release party at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany at 7:30pm tonight (June 10). Joining in the festivities will be the Night Life, Restless Streets, Scarver and Our Longest Hours. Tix are $8 in advance; $10 at the door.
But now Renna has announced that last Saturday’s show was the only one that will take place at the armory. The next concert – which is scheduled for Saturday, January 15 – has been moved from the Washington Avenue Armory and will now take place at Bogie’s in Albany.
Railroad Earth is performing at the Clearwater Festival in Croton-on-Hudson this Saturday, but frontman Todd Sheaffer used to front a little outfit called From Good Homes that played Nippertown quite a bit back in the day. Here they are performing “Wide Open Wide” at Bogies in 1992:
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