LIVE: The Catbirds @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 12/29/11

January 3rd, 2012, 2:00 pm by Greg
The Catbirds: Chandler Travis, Rikki Bates, Steve Wood and Dinty Child

The Catbirds: Chandler Travis, Rikki Bates, Steve Wood and Dinty Child

Review by Fred Rudofsky
Photograph by Joseph Deuel

“Welcome to Rich and Denise’s Christmas party!” exclaimed Chandler Travis as he adjusted the microphone, strapped on his bass and smiled at his friends in the audience. It was time for the Catbirds to rock Valentine’s very foundation and for a guitar amplifier to warm up for its inevitable demise.

Twenty-six songs, spanning two sets, and all reverberating on the last real rock and roll venue in Albany on a Thursday night. Yep, you’re probably kicking yourself for not leaving the house.

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