Posts Tagged ‘Jillian’s’

LIVE: Animal Kingdom @ Jillian’s, 7/30/12

Friday, August 31st, 2012
Richard Sauberlich

Richard Sauberlich

Photographs by Brian Tromans

As the 2012 Olympic Summer games opened, North London based Animal Kingdom kicked off its first North American Tour at Jillian’s of Albany on Monday, July 30 – in what turned out to be one of the last big shows to grace Jillian’s stage.

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Jillian’s to Close; Bayou Cafe to Be Sold

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Jillian's of Albany will close on August 11

“The party never stops at Jillian’s of Albany.”

At least that’s what is says on Jillian’s website.

But the fact is that the party will indeed be over at the end of business on Saturday night (August 11), when owner Ralph Spillinger shutters the doors for good.

Spillenger had put the business on the block back in June with a $1.6 million asking price. But alas, there have been no takers.

Spillenger also plans on selling the Bayou Cafe (just down North Pearl Street from Jillian’s) – leaving downtown Albany behind to concentrate solely on the Bayou Cafe in Glenville, which he also owns.

LIVE: The Felice Brothers & Eastbound Jesus @ Jillian’s, 5/11/12

Thursday, May 17th, 2012
The Felice Brothers

Review and photographs by Martin Benjamin

When the Felice Brothers ended their first song, “Honda Civic,” last Friday night at Jillian’s in Albany, someone from the crowd yelled out, “It’s too dark up there.” The stage indeed was darkly lit with a dim blue light, much darker than most any music show. Ian Felice, pausing briefly between songs, stepped to the mic spontaneously and said to the crowd, “It’s a dark world, man.”

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LIVE: Wild Adriatic @ Jillian’s, 3/23/12

Monday, April 30th, 2012
Wild Adriatic

Wild Adriatic

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

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LIVE: Filter @ Jillian’s, 3/6/12 (A Slight Return)

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Filter

Filter

Review and photographs by Brian Tromans

Platinum-selling artist Filter visited Jillian’s in Albany last month to help promote the group’s latest album, “The Trouble with Angels,” as they prepared to record their next album, “Gurney And The Burning Books” schedule for a fall release. Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Atreyu, Saliva) will be handling the production chores.

Frontman Richard Patrick wrote much of the material for the new CD with current guitarist Jonny Radtke (Kill Hannah, Ashes Divide, Polar Moon), who joined the group last year. According to recent interviews, inspiration for the new material comes from the group’s platinum hit “Hey Man, Nice Shot” and things going on in Patrick’s life, including a feeling of betrayal from people surrounding him. On the topic of the overall direction of the new CD, Patrick said, “We have this beautiful record that starts off heavy and mean and then it goes back to the more moody, almost joyful parts of life… We just aspire to make the songs as good, and I think the songwriting is superior. We just have to make sure the performances are as desperate and powerful as those crazy takes I did when I was kid.”

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LIVE: Filter @ Jillian’s, 3/6/12

Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Filter

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

With 21 years leading Filter under his belt, lead vocalist Richard Patrick hasn’t lost one iota of his in-your-face, punk-meets-rock persona.

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Song o’ the Week: Wild Adriatic’s “Bound to Let You Go”

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Here’s the first single from Wild Adriatic’s upcoming EP, “Lock & Key,” which is slated for release on Friday, April 27…

You can catch Wild Adriatic in action on Friday (March 23) at Jillian’s in Albany. The City Never Sleeps and Heart Foundation open the show.

LIVE: Company of Thieves @ Jillian’s, 2/24/12

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Company of Thieves

Company of Thieves

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Since wowing the crowds at LarkFest back in 2009, Chicago-based indie rockers Company of Thieves have transformed Nippertown into their home-away-from-home with repeated tourstops. In just two and a half years, charismatic frontwoman Genevieve Schatz and the boys have graced the stages of Revolution Hall in Troy, Mountain Jam in Hunter, the Colony Cafe in Woodstock, Jillian’s in Albany, Northern Lights in Clifton Park and PearlPalooza in Albany.

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