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Real Good For Free: Music @ Noon at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

For more than 20 years now, the legendary Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has been opening its doors for free monthly matinee performances by some of the region’s finest musical talent from a wide range of musical genres.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall’s Music @ Noon concert series kicks off the 2009-2010 season with a performance by theater organist Ned Spain, who will perform show tunes and old standards, played on an Allan Digital Theater Organ at 12noon on Tuesday, October 13.

Spain is well known throughout Nippertown as the organist at Proctors in Schenectady, where he performs on Goldy, a 1931 Wurlitzer pipe organ. For a decade, Spain also performed summer concerts on the historic 1840 Ferris pipe organ at the Round Lake Auditorium.

Here’s the complete schedule of upcoming Music @ Noon performances at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. The monthly concerts take place at 12noon on the second Tuesday of each month. Admission is free and no tickets or reservations are required. Bring your lunch, as you like:

October 13: Ned Spain (theatre organ and show tunes)

November 10: The Cumming Duo (classical piano and violin)

December 8: The True Tones (popular songs)

January 12: Frederic Hellwitz (classical guitar)

February 9: Annie & the Hedonists (eclectic mix of folk, blues and more)

March 9: Findlay Cockrell (a Chopin 200th birthday celebration)

April 13: Andre Laurent O’Neil and William Carragan (viola da gamba and harpsichord)

May 11: Phil Minissale (acoustic blues)

Previously:
Real Good For Free: Quintessence (Weekends)
Real Good for Free: Colleen Pratt @ the Van Dyck (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Tuesdays @ Revolution Hall (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Happy Traum @ the Crandall Library (10/15/09)
Real Good for Free: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda (4th Thursdays)

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Win a Trip to See US Bonds in the UK

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

(photo: Brian Blauser)

(photo: Brian Blauser)

That’s Gary “US” Bonds, of course, the veteran rock and R&B shouter who racked up five Top 10 hits between 1960-1962 – including the chart-topping party-hearty anthem “Quarter to Three.”

Now 70 years old, Bonds can still party down with the best of them, although he probably won’t still be going at “Quarter to Three.” After all, when he makes a tour stop at Revolution Hall in Troy on Friday, October 9, he’ll be playing an early show. The doors open at 6pm.

In addition to seeing a rollicking, old- school rock ‘n’ roll show, there’s another reason to catch Bonds at Rev Hall.

Here’s the press release from Revolution Hall:

“The October 9 show at Revolution Hall marks his last U.S. show before heading on a European tour. Persons attending this Friday’s show will be entered for a chance to win round trip tickets to London to see Gary US Bonds while on tour with Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman. Gary US Bonds himself will announce the VIP ticket winner at the end of the show.”

Considering that tickets for the show are just $18 in advance or $22 at the door, that could be a pretty damn good deal.

Real Good for Free: Capital Region’s Got Talent @ Revolution Hall, 10/8/09

Monday, October 5th, 2009

CRGT top eleven contestants (front left to right): Courtney Biondo, Sharon MacPherson, JT Maple, Victoria Minucci, Danielle Gaudin, Katrina Marie, James Dowen, Collete McComb, Benjamin Uytiepo, Danielle Mozeleski and Eric Margan.

CRGT top eleven contestants (front left to right): Courtney Biondo, Sharon MacPherson, JT Maple, Victoria Minucci, Danielle Gaudin, Katrina Marie, James Dowen, Collete McComb, Benjamin Uytiepo, Danielle Mozeleski and Eric Margan.

Surprise.

At the beginning of last week’s round of the Capital Region’s Got Talent singing competition there were 20 contestants, and at the end of the night, only 10 of them were scheduled to remain in the competition. But -surprise – 11 semi-finalists were still standing, thanks to audience voting, which selected Collette McComb as the wild card entry.

The ten semi-finalists are: Courtney Biondo, Katrina Marie Burg, James Dowen, Danielle Goudin, Sharon MacPherson, J.T. Maple, Eric Margan, Victoria Minucci, Danielle Mozeleski and Benjamin Uytiepo.

All 11 remaining contestants will perform on Thursday, October 8 at Revolution Hall in Troy. The theme for Thursday’s competition is the Bealtes, and each semi-finalist will perform two songs from the catalog of the Fab Four.

At the conclusion of Thursday’s competition, the judges will select five finalists, and the audience will once again select a wild card entry to move onto the final night of Capital’s Region’s Got Talent at Revolution Hall on Friday, October 16.

Previously:
Real Good for Free: Colleen Pratt @ the Van Dyck (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Tuesdays @ Revolution Hall (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Happy Traum @ the Crandall Library (Various days)
Real Good for Free: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda (4th Thursdays)

Parade of Shoes: Peter Buck

Thursday, September 24th, 2009
Peter Buck with Minus 5 at Valentine's, Albany, 9/21/09

Peter Buck with Minus 5 at Valentine's, Albany, 9/21/09

Peter Buck, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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“Well, the first single that I ever bought was ‘She Loves You’ by the Beatles. That was when it first came out, too, and I was like six years old or something.

“The first album I ever bought? Albums were for adults in those days. I think I bought one when I was ten, but I can’t remember. I know that I got that Rolling Stones live record, ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out,’ and that must have been very close to the first album that I bought.

“But I had a cousin who was a little bit older who gave me a lot of her old albums by Jefferson Airplane and Simon & Garfunkel when I was like 11 years old.

“It wasn’t until I was about 12 years old that I was purchasing albums regularly, but I bought singles before that. I had one of those old kiddie turntables, and I’m not even sure that it went to 33 1/3 RPM speed.”

R.E.M. guitarist and co-founder Peter Buck will be rolling into Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany with his other band – the Minus 5 – on Monday, September 21.

Comin’ soon…

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Thomas, of Hammer Of The Gods, doing his very best Robert Plant

Thomas, of Hammer Of The Gods, doing his very best Robert Plant

Heads up! Country music legend George Jones is headed into the Glens Falls Civic Center on Tuesday, November 17. Meanwhile, comedian-ventriloquist Jeff Dunham has added a second show at GFCC on Saturday, October 24. In addition to his previously announced 8pm show, he will also serve up a 3pm performance that same day.

Some newly announced concerts at The Egg in Albany include Renaissance with Jann Klose (Tuesday, October 13), the Robert Cray Band (Friday, November 6), Al Di Meola’s World Sinfonia (Saturday, January 30). Tickets go on sale to the general public of Friday, September 18. Also recently added, Hammer of the Gods will be whipping out their best Led Zeppelin impersonation at The Egg on Saturday, March 13. And the Infamous Stringdusters have been added as the opening act for the Del McCoury Band on Sunday, November 15.

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Real Good for Free: Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

There are still more free concerts on tap for the hot summer months, so take advantage of ’em while you can.

Here’s the schedule of shows headed into the Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo (290 Northline Drive, Melrose). The shows take place at 6:30pm on Thursdays:

July 9: Nott Right

July 16: Renee Lussier and Branchwater

July 23: Wylder

July 30: Dyer Switch

August 6: Al Bruno

August 13: Don Romines

August 20: Soul Provider

Previously:
Real Good for Free: Empire State Plaza Food Festival
Real Good For Free: Brunswick Community Center (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Thurman (Mondays)
Real Good for Free: Sharon Springs (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Rock-It in Schenectady (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: Bethlehem Public Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: East Greenbush Comm. Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Stony Creek Town Park (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: RiverLink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays)
Real Good For Free: Halfmoon (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Sand Lake Summer Fest (Fri-Sun, July 10-12)
Real Good For Free: Chestertown (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Bolton Landing (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Greenport Park, Hudson (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: The Sounds of Salem (Saturday mornings)
Real Good For Free: AHMF @ Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Latin Fest @ Washington Park (Sat. Aug. 29)
Real Good for Free: The Clark @ Williamstown (Tuedays)
Real Good For Free: Skidmore Jazz (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Schenectady Central Park (Sunday afternoons)
Real Good For Free: Clifton Park (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Public Library (Third Fridays)
Real Good for Free: At The Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Skidmore’s Tang Museum (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: Rockin’ on the River, Troy (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Pearl Street Live (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Freedom Park, Scotia (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Jazz on Jay (Thursdays at noon)
Real Good For Free: Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Schodack (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Canajoharie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Guilderland (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Alive @ 5 (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Powers Park (Saturdays)

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