Posts Tagged ‘Club’

CD: Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez’s “The New Bye & Bye”

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

The new Bye Bye
(Train Wreck Records, 2010):

Carrie Rodriguez released her third solo album, “Love and Circumstances,” earlier this year. It’s a delicious all-covers album which finds her delving into the songbags of Richard Thompson, Merle Haggard, John Hiatt and others. (Read our review here)

But Rodriguez first came to national attention with a string of albums that featured her as the fiddling ‘n’ singing musical partner of Chip Taylor, the author of such gems as “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning.”

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Lookin’ back: Remembering Duck Soup

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

It seems that all the longtime Nippertown music scene-makers get all misty-eyed whenever someone mentions 288 Lark or QE2 – a pair of adventurous music clubs which were both helmed by the fabulous, charming, black-clad Charlene Shortsleeve.

But Shortsleeve also managed another club in between her long stints at those two Albany nightlife landmarks, and nobody seems to remember much about it.

The problem? Duck Soup – as the short-lived club was known – was across the river in Rensselaer, and for the downtown Albany punks, well, I guess that seemed like a world away.

But in doing a bit of de-pack-ratting recently, we came across a Duck Soup flier featuring the schedule for September 1985 – 24 years ago – and it still looks pretty interesting to us:

9/18: Beat Rodeo with Woofing Cookies
9/19: Who Likes What with the Distractions
9/20: The Broadcasters with Diversion Factor
9/21: The Reducers with Joypop
9/22: Agitpop with Due Process
9/25: 10,000 Maniacs with the Mole
9/26: The World Famous Blue Jays with the Last Roundup
9/27: Antic Hay with Diversion Factor
9/28: Bovine with Due Process

October’s slate of shows wasn’t too shabby either with bands like the Chesterfield Kings, the Bandables, Game Theory, Brian Brain, Dumptruck, Jeannie Smith & the Hurricanes, Lifeboat and Miracle Legion filling out the calendar.

Anybody else got any good old Duck Soup memories?

BEST O’ THE SUMMER: Mark Eitzel

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Sadcore king Mark Eitzel is one of my very favorite singers, but I’ve only been fortunate enough to see him in concert a couple of times – with American Music Club at QE2 and with Tuatara at the Iron Horse Music Hall.

Now he’s heading out on a very intimate tour that he’s dubbed “Mark Eitzel Performs American Music Club.” He’ll be accompanied by AMC alum Marc Capelle on the piano – and that’s it.

As Eitzel declares on his blog, “It’s kind of a Tony Bennett thing, I guess. But it gives me the chance to do these songs – and really sing them – without the distraction of a guitar.”

Even better, the tour is headed to Nippertown. Eitzel makes a stop at Jason’s Upstairs Bar in Hudson at 8pm on Sunday, July 19, as well as The Linda in Albany at 8pm Wednesday, July 22.

Don’t miss him.

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