Posts Tagged ‘Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’

LIVE: Shinobi Ninja @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 7/25/15

Friday, August 21st, 2015
Shinobi Ninja

Shinobi Ninja

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

The Brooklyn-based band Shinobi Ninja – who took home top honors at the MOVE Music Video Awards at the Madison Theater in Albany earlier this year – returned to town to rock the house at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy last month, splitting the bill with Sonic Metanoia (who have since changed their name to the Purple Curfew.

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LIVE: Sirsy @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 2/14/15

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Video and photographs by Timothy Reidy

Sirsy – the dynamic pop-rock duo of Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti - spent their Valentine’s Day warming the hearts of fans at Troy’s Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

They’re playing one more Local 518 gig – Friday night (February 27) at Sharp Shooters Billiards in Amsterdam with the Holly & Evan Band – before heading south on a tour that will take them to Austin for SXSW.

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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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