Nipper’s News: Eastbound Jesus, Gravity, Insect Posse, Hard Soul…

January 24th, 2012, 2:00 pm by Greg

2011 was a breakthrough year for the Greenwich-based band Eastbound Jesus – including the release of their debut album, “Greatest Hits, Vol. 1,” in January and a high-profile win at the prestigious Saratoga Performing Arts Center Battle of the Bands back in May. And 2012 is shaping up as another great year, beginning with the upcoming release of their sophomore album, “Holy Smokes.”

Mixing up a contagious blend of Americana, bluegrass and a North Country spin on southern rock, Eastbound Jesus will be celebrating the release of “Holy Smokes” with a CD release party at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs at 9pm on Friday. Joining in the celebration will be the Mallett Brothers Band from Portland, Maine.

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LIVE: “Deep Freeze” @ Upstate Artists Guild, 2/19/11

February 28th, 2011, 3:15 pm by Greg
Century Plants

Century Plants

What’s that ringing in my ear?

The Albany Sonic Arts Collective’s 2011 season kicked off with the aptly titled “Deep Freeze: Experimental Music for Snowy Times,” last Saturday at the Upstate Artists Guild in Albany. The event was well attended – not a folding plastic chair to spare, despite the lack of video backdrop.

First up was the guitar-wielding duo Mark Lunt and Chris Bassett – collectively know as Insect Posse – who coxed tone and feedback from their instruments including their feet with great effect. Self described as “purveyors of noisy yet hypnotic hymns to other worlds of nothingness.”

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