Take It From the Top: Vincent Zandri’s “Godchild”

June 10th, 2011, 10:14 am by Greg

Vincent Zandri: Godchild

“The Land Rover headlights drill through the early morning desert darkness, two fiery eyes burning on the silent horizon barely an hour before the sun rises over Monterrey.

Four A.M.

The appointed time.

She’d been waiting for them, per instructions from her L.A. contact. The Halogen signal promised just last night in Houston when finally, over caviar, Dom and cocaine, she signed on to do the deal.”

– the opening lines of Vincent Zandri’s 2000 novel, “Godchild”

Writer-drummer Vincent Zandri will be behind the drum kit for his pentultimate performance with the Blisterz at 8pm on Saturday at Dublin’s in Troy. Sharing the stage will be Hijinx and Public Noise Concern. Admission is $5.

Take It From the Top: Vincent Zandri’s “As Catch Can”


Five Firsts: Brian Patrik of the Hearing Aides

April 26th, 2011, 11:00 am by Greg
Brian Patrik

Brian Patrik

NAME: Brian Patrik
INSTRUMENT: Vocals and guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Third Eye Blind’s self-titled album. I loved that thing as a kid. I reviewed them at Tulip Fest a few years ago, and got super excited when they played “Semi-Charmed Life.”

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Five Firsts: Probing Digit

April 7th, 2011, 10:19 am by Greg

Probing Digit

Probing Digit

NAME: The One, Archibald Snadge, Trevor Haatz, La Pissoir, Gabriel Asturd
INSTRUMENT: Whatever we feel like playing. Our pure brilliance allows us to do it all.

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … a sonic pile of nonsense, which is why we decided to write and produce the best music known to man. A lot of these so-called bands – such as the Beatles, Aerosmith, Metallica, the New Kids on the Block, etc. – make music that is largely flawed and displays signs of musical incompetence. With minimal effort, we craft remarkable pieces that are superior in all aspects from lyrical truth to instrumental prowess.

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The Name Game

April 4th, 2011, 1:00 pm by Greg
How The World Ends

How The World Ends

Clifton Park thrashers Necrosis recently underwent a name-ectomy and emerged with their shiny new moniker – How the World Ends, which they will be wearing proudly at Dublin’s in Troy on Saturday when they share the stage with Death Toll and Alchemy of Time. Show starts at 8pm; admission is $5.

But they’re not the only Nippertown band sporting a fancy new name this weekend…

The six-piece horn-fueled funkateers Duchess & the Afro Dub Rebels have also changed things up. The band is now known as Oobleck, and you can decide for yourself how well the new name fits ’em when they take the stage at Savannah’s in Albany at 9pm on Friday. Sharing the bill will be Chinatown Lights and Dance Cancer. Admission is $5.

Five Firsts: David Fey

February 21st, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg

David FeyNAME: David Fey
INSTRUMENT: Acoustic Guitar

THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Journey’s “Escape.” I got it on cassette at Tape
World and only bought it because I liked the artwork. I had no idea who Journey was at the time. I think I was eight or so. Over the years, I introduced myself to many new bands buying tapes and CDs just for the jacket art. I’ve rarely been disappointed. Must be lucky.

THE FIRST CONCERT I EVER SAW WAS … Screaming Trees, Poster Children and Pond… I don’t even remember where it was, but I got to meet the Poster Children (one of my favorite bands to this day), and they invited me backstage to meet the other bands and hang out. It was an awesome night. I remember I got myself a Poster Children t-shirt and one of guys in Pond told me I was wearing the wrong shirt… I guess it’s all a matter of opinion. Pond was really good though.

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