Posts Tagged ‘Guilderland’

LIVE: Lost Radio Rounders @ Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, 10/17/15

Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay

Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay

Review and photographs by Dave Danglis

Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay, that intrepid Lost Radio Rounders duo, celebrated the release of their first official studio recording, Hard Trials, at a Guilderland charity concert last Friday.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I’m a long-time friend of Tom Lindsay, and I designed LRR’s three most recent CDs. But living four hours away from the duo’s stomping grounds (and preferring, it must be admitted, quirky, plugged-in pop-rock rather than guitar-plucking acoustic Americana), I had not seen the band perform until this event.

Naturally, the show featured several tunes from Hard Trials, and since the album centers on the themes of death and loss, one might have expected a dark and somber evening. Instead, the show displayed a wide range of emotions, from contemplative (the lullaby “That’s All Right”) to foot-stomping (“Jesus on the Mainline”) to silly fun (“The Man Who Rode the Mule Around the World”). Festivities were wrapped up with a rousing rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Lindsay and Eck know how to structure a set list that keeps the listener interested, engaged and singing along.



“Oh Say Can You See…”

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Sing the national anthem at The Joe

Wanna sing at The Joe?

The Tri-City ValleyCats will host their fourth annual National Anthem tryouts from 10am-12:30pm on Saturday (April 5) at Crossgates Mall in Guilderland. Registration begins at 9:30am, and auditions will be conducted on a first come-first go basis.

Those auditioning will be required to perform either “The Star Spangled Banner” or “God Bless America.” Performers can try out as individuals or as a group. All audition performances must be sung a cappella.

LIVE: Hey Jude…The Tribute @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center, 7/1/13

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Hey Jude: The Tribute @ GPAC (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Review and photographs by Stanley Johnson

The advance advertising and the sign out in front of Tawasentha Park on the road into the Guilderland Performing Arts Center promised the Beatles tribute duo, Imagining Lennon and McCartney. But the stage set-up displayed three microphones and a whole lot of vintage Beatle gear. (Fab gear, sorry.)

Having seen more Beatles tributes than I care to remember, I was particularly intrigued to check out the merchandise table which offered t-shirts and CDs by Rick Bedrosian of Hair of the Dog, who I had seen a few weeks ago.

The duo concept had been expanded into Hey Jude…The Tribute, a full band, with Tom Raider as John, Brad Jarvis as Paul, Rick Bedrosian as George and Brad’s son Taylor Jarvis as Billy Preston (a young, blonde Billy,) who was filling in for keyboardist Rich Coogan, who, along with Don Ackerman as Ringo, were absent this evening.


Beatles Vs. Stones?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Beatles vs. Stones

I feel like I’m flashing back to the mid-’60s when questions like, “Who’s better? The Beatles or the Stones?” were considered serious music journalism.

Anyway, it looks like you’ll get a chance to make your own personal vote count with your attendance tonight.


Real Good for FREE: The Guilderland Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

July 11: Imagining Lennon and McCartney

July 11: Imagining Lennon and McCartney

The Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park in Guilderland kicks off its 34th season of summer entertainment on Friday (June 14) with its annual high school battle of the bands, the Nervosity Concert.

Most of the concerts take place at 7:30pm on Thursdays, although there are some exceptions. And while the majority of the performances are free, there is an admission charge for a couple of events, as noted in the schedule below.

Here’s the GPAC line-up of summer concerts and more:


Real Good for FREE: Guilderland Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Hair of the Dog

August 23: Hair of the Dog

The Guilderland Performing Arts Center in Tawasentha Park in Guilderland is back again for its 33rd annual summer season of free concerts in the park.

All concerts take place at 7:30pm on Thursdays throughout the summer, except where noted.

Here’s the schedule of free concerts at the Guilderland Performing Arts Center for 2012:


LIVE: Tom Chapin & Friends @ the Guilderland Performing Arts Center, 7/28/11

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Tom Chapin

Tom Chapin

Tom Chapin and his friends Jon Cobert and Michael Mark played an evening of family-friendly, original folk music at the Guilderland Performing Arts Center in Tawasentha Park in Guilderland last Thursday. Chapin, brother of the late Harry Chapin, drew quite a crowd of families with children eager to hear selections from Tom’s latest CD, “Give Peas A Chance,” songs about good food.

Some of the families were pleased to hear requests they had made on Tom’s website dedicated to them, such as “You’re Not The Boss Of My Brain” from Chapin’s Grammy-nominated CD, “Making A Good Noise.”

He also featured songs for grown-ups from “Broadsides,” his new collaboration with John Forster, including “Let The Bad Times Roll.” Along the way, he and the band also covered Steve Goodman’s “City Of New Orleans” and his brother Harry’s classic hit, “Cats In The Cradle.”

Chapin recently hosted the 35th annual benefit for “Why Hunger,” an organization started by his late brother and Bill Ayres to help find solutions to hunger and poverty.

Review and photographs by Stanley Johnson

Real Good for Free: The Guilderland Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys (photo by Rich Pagano)

The Guilderland Performing Arts Center is back for its 32nd season of summer fun in Tawasentha Park in Guilderland. GPAC has a full slate of concerts showcasing the best of Nippertown, as well as presenting a couple of excellent national acts, including award-winning children’s entertainer Tom Chapin and the contemporary a cappella quartet the Bobs.

Here’s the complete schedule of what’s happening at the Guilderland Performing arts Center during the summer of 2011:


Caffe LenaThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysHolly & EvanCartoonist John CaldwellAdvertise on Nippertown!Artist Charles HaymesBerkshire On StageHudson SoundsThe LindaLeave Regular Radio BehindAlbany PoetsDark Wood Design