Posts Tagged ‘Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’

LIVE: The Chronicles @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 2/22/14

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

The Chronicles

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

If you’re looking for a party on a Saturday night, just follow the sounds of the Chronicles and their heady jazz-funk-hip-hop groove. The horns were blowin’ up a storm once again recently at Troy’s Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, the perfect soundtrack for digging into a plate of ribs or kicking up your heels for an all-night dance party.

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LIVE: Mirk @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 1/17/14

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Photographs and video by Timothy Reidy

Mirk funked up Troy’s Dinosaur Bar-B-Que last month, and the intrepid uber fan/photographer Tim Reidy was there, too…

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Five Firsts: Chuck Gutta of the Hallertau Band

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Chuck Gutta

Chuck Gutta

NAME: Chuck Gutta
BAND AFFILIATION: The Hallertau Band
INSTRUMENT: bass

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Oh boy, Elton John’s Greatest Hits. My older cousin took me to Record Town, and it was $5 or something. I remember he bought an album with a yellow cover and a guy sleeping on a park bench. Selling England by the Pound, I think. Can I trade?

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Eighth grade, my dad took me to the Troy Music Hall. It was billed as “The Great Guitars” – Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd and Barney Kessel. I haven’t been the same since.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a Stella classical guitar

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … the Pink Floyd song “Fearless”

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Speakeasy, pretty much the house band at Muddy’s Too in the late ’80s.

Chuck Gutta straps on his bass to anchor the mix of blues and rock by the Hallertau Band when they take the spotlight at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy at 10pm on Saturday (December 7). Admission is free.

Five Firsts: Ken Pallman of Blues Sanctuary

Friday, August 16th, 2013
Ken Pallman

Ken Pallman

NAME: Ken Pallman
BAND AFFILIATION: Blues Sanctuary
INSTRUMENT: Drums

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WASBlood Sweat and Tears

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Yes opening for Black Sabbath at the Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT, 1969

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a snare drum

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “All My Lovin’” by the Beatles

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Flash, 1971, North Haven, CT

Ken Pallman slips behind his drum kit at 10pm on Saturday (August 17) to fuel Blues Sanctuary through their blues paces at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy. Admission is free.

Five Firsts: Emma Torncello

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Emma Torncello

Emma Torncello

NAME: Emma Torncello
INSTRUMENT: Hammond organ, keyboard, guitar, violin, vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WASSgt. Pepper’s. I was in second grade when I first got the album, and I listened to it every night, all the way through. “A Day in the Life” is still one of my favorite songs ever.

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LIVE: Scotty Mac & the Rockin’ Bonnevilles @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 4/6/13

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Review by Fred Rudofsky

Scotty Mac & the Rockin’ Bonnevilles must have gone on a vision quest in the desert recently because they were channeling sounds, rhythms and choice tunes last Saturday night (April 6) at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy.

Sure, they had to compete with a contingent of Syracuse University basketball fans watching the Final Four game on one of a half-dozen screens, a group of middle-aged divorcees at the center of the bar having a podcast about their ex-husbands, and a batch of twenty-somethings on a pub crawl dashing in and out.

It did not matter…

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LIVE: Matt Mirabile with Alison Jacobs @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 3/16/13

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Matt Mirabile, Tommy Love and Alison Jacobs

Matt Mirabile, Tommy Love and Alison Jacobs

Review by Fred Rudofsky
Photographs by Eric Gleason and Amy Modesti

In the past several months, the Troy Dinosaur BBQ has been building a solid reputation for booking free live music gigs each weekend, and a Saturday night gig by Matt Mirabile with special guest Alison Jacobs may rank as the best one yet.

In the past decade, Mirabile has established himself as one of the finest guitarists in the area, and on this night he was playing at an exceptional level, playing with passion, imagination and vision. His band – Steve Aldi (bass), Joshua Bloomfield (drums) and Jason Ladayne (keys) – followed his muse and brought their own blues verve, too. Add to the mix the dynamic Alison Jacobs, the best local female singer as Metroland duly noted a few years ago, and it was obvious that something extraordinary would transpire.

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LIVE: Scotty Mac & the Rockin’ Bonnevilles @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 2/16/13

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Scotty Mack and the Rockin' Bonnevilles (photo by Fred Rudofsky)

Review and photographs by Fred Rudofsky

Blues, BBQ and beer – it’s an Earthly trinity that should never go unheralded, especially when there is no cover charge. A lively crowd with good taste in all three areas showed up in force at the Dinosaur BBQ in Troy to hear the area’s finest blues band.

Since regrouping early last year after a significant hiatus, Scotty Mac & the Rockin’ Bonnevilles have been playing almost monthly. Billing this gig as the “Post V.D.” show (Valentine’s Day, just so you know), they opened with a powerful take on “Chicken Shack,” with Ted Hennessy playing some galvanic harp. The original “Just My Luck” kept the tempo up, with Scotty Mac playing his customary out of sight guitar and Johnny Ellis (bass) and Pete Vumbaco (drums) locking into irresistible rhythm.

The first set was heavier on covers than usual, but who else has the chops and imagination to play from such disparate sources? The sounds of Excello, Chess, Vee-Jay and Sun records were well represented, and The Shadows “Apache” sounded mighty fine with the jump blues of Louis Jordan’s “Saturday Night Fish Fry” following soon afterwards.

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