Posts Tagged ‘Flo’s Lark Tavern’

LIVE: “The Ghosts of Comics Past” @ Flo’s Lark Tavern, 12/16/13

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Joe Greene does Louis CK

Joe Greene does Louis CK

Review and photographs by Jason Spiro

Host Mo Haskins conceived of “The Ghosts of Comics Past” and hosted this second annual celebration of the best jokes – a night of “covers” only. Haskins stuck to the jokes of Hannibal Buress as he emceed and introduced the stand-ups. The comedians in attendance followed the format, save the few unaware before arriving.

The crowd consisted mostly of walk-ins and friends of the comics. The stand-up personas, played by an array of local talent, were tributes to – among many others, about 20 in all – Redd Foxx, Mike Birbiglia, Chris D’Elia and two distinctly different but equally effective Mitch Hedbergs.

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LIVE: Sirsy @ Flo’s Lark Tavern, 12/5/13

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Sirsy2

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

2013 was a big breakthrough year for the Nippertown pop duo Sirsy. Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti released their national album debut, Coming Into Frame, produced by Grammy-winners Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade, who have worked with Radiohead, Hole and the Pixies.

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New Release Rack: Sirsy’s “Goner and Other Sordid Delights”

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

SIrsy: GonerPop duo Sirsy celebrated the release of their breakthrough album Coming Into Frame earlier this year, and the dynamic duo of Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti aren’t wasting any time in following it up. Funzalo Records is releasing a new Sirsy EP,­ Goner and Other Sordid Delights, on Tuesday (December 3).

The disc features “Goner,” a brand new, previously unreleased studio recording, as well as a batch of live recordings culled from the duo’s coast-to-coast tours. “Crazy” and “Cannonball” were recorded in Seattle; “Gold” was recorded in Tucson; and the closing three selections – “Lionheart,” “Lots of Love” and “Killer” were recorded right here in the Local 518 as live acoustic tunes at Mike Guzzo’s CRUMBS Cafe Studio.

GO HERE to stream the new seven-song EP…

Sirsy returns to the Nippertown spotlight at 7pm on Thursday (December 5), when they celebrate the release of “Goner…” with a bash at Flo’s Lark Tavern in Albany. Admission is $5.

LIVE: Joe Barna’s Birthday Bash with Sketches of Influence @ Flo’s Lark Tavern, 8/23/12

Friday, August 31st, 2012
Joe Barna

Joe Barna

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

Nippertown’s own jazz drummer-composer Joe Barna celebrated his 37th birthday last week on Thursday (August 23). And even though he was suffering from an injured arm, he still marked the occasion with plenty of his music.

The full house at Flo’s Lark Tavern in Albany was treated to a very special edition of his Sketches of Influence band/project – featuring nationally renowned trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, tenor saxman Nate Giroux, pianist Dave Solazzo, veteran bassist Otto Gardner and Joey Thomas Big Band drummer Nate Coyne sitting in for Barna behind the drum set.

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LIVE: Gary Smulyan/Dylan Canterbury Quartet @ Flo’s Lark Tavern, 6/14/12

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Gary Smulyan and Dylan Canterbury

Gary Smulyan and Dylan Canterbury

Photographs by Albert Brooks. See more of Albert’s photos from this show here.

Saxman Gary Smulyan plays the big horn – the baritone saxophone – and he plays it very well. Well enough, in fact, to be named Baritone Saxophonist of the Year in the 2012 Down Beat Critic’s Poll. Well enough to snag six Grammy Awards.

Trumpeter Dylan Canterbury doesn’t have a mantel full of awards. He’s just 24 years old.

But put the two together with bassist Otto Gardner and drummer Joe Barna, and they make some mighty beautiful music…

Joe Barna, Dylan Canterbury and Otto Gardner

Joe Barna, Dylan Canterbury and Otto Gardner

Gary-Smulyan and Dylan Canterbury

Gary-Smulyan and Dylan Canterbury

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