LIVE: Rupert Wates @ Emack & Bolio’s, 12/17/11

January 4th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg
Rupert Wate (photos by Al Goldberg)

Review and photographs by Al Goldberg

London-born singer-songwriter Rupert Wates made one of his regular stops to Nippertown on a recent Saturday evening. Emack & Bolio’s intimate back room would be the place this time around, and it worked well for the small but appreciative audience – many of whom were familiar with his music and storytelling style.

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Another One Bites the Dust…

October 28th, 2010, 11:01 am by Greg

We are sad to report that the uptown Emack & Bolio’s – that’s the one in Guilderland – has shuttered its doors. The ice cream shop also featured live acoustic music several nights a week.

That’s the bad news…

The good news is that the downtown Emack & Bolio’s – that’s the one of Delaware Avenue in Albany – is still open and still featuring live music at 7pm every Friday and Saturday.

Among the upcoming shows on the schedule are 2Late on Saturday; Courtney Blackwell & John Rice on Saturday, November 6; 3 Quarter North on Saturday, November 13; and Al Goldberg on Saturday, November 20.

Albany’s Emack & Bolio’s also presents a weekly open mic night at 7pm on Tuesdays, hosted by Emerald Dawn.

Five Firsts: Tony Califano of Fairview Avenue

June 30th, 2010, 2:31 pm by Greg

Tony CalifanoNAME: Tony Califano

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … I think I went 50/50 with my dad on Tom Cochrane’s “Mad Mad World,” which had “Life is a Highway” on it. But I think around that same time I got Pearl Jam’s “Ten” on cassette for a birthday present (circa fourth grade). Actually, most of my early tapes were probably gifts. One that I really wore out was the “Forrest Gump” soundtrack. That had some great stuff on it – Hendrix, Randy Newman, Jefferson Airplane, “Freebird!”

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