The fabulous summer weather makes for a perfect time for a road trip, especially when there’s a big batch of hellacious rock ‘n’ roll and R&B at the other end of the journey.
Nippertown photographer Timothy Reidy jumped in his car and headed west on Friday, August 5, and he ended up at Saranac Brewery in Utica, where he caught a wailin’ show by steel guitar master Robert Randolph & the Family Band with Gary Clark opening the show.
Making their Nippertown debut at Red Square in Albany on Tuesday night, the Joe Krown Trio is an all-star meeting of the musical minds, New Orleans style. Carrying on the traditional Crescent City recipe for an oh-so-tasty blues-jazz-R&B-funk gumbo, the three members of the band each bring along a deep, rich resume of their own.
If you’re craving some barbecue but aren’t particularly looking forward to standing next to the hot grill all weekend long, now you’ve got another option.
The American Glory BBQ has just opened its doors in the old firehouse on Warren Street in Hudson. We haven’t been there yet, but the menu looks mighty tasty.
And it looks like there’s going to be some fine music on tap there, too. Bluesman Murali Coryell will be rolling in for a solo acoustic performance at 8:30pm on Saturday.
You just can’t beat that blues ‘n’ brews ‘n’ barbecue combo platter, can you?
And if you’re in the mood for a little blues on the move, you might want to hop on board the Cooperstown Blues Express on Saturday night.
Boarding begins at 6pm on Saturdays from the train depot in Milford, and at 7pm you’ll be rolling down the tracks. It’s a three-hour trip that drops you right back where you started, but along the way there’s plenty of great blues music, a cash bar, food, fun and dancing. Tickets are $16.
The music this Saturday will be provided by George Kilby Jr. – longtime guitarist with Pinetop Perkins – who will be showcasing selections from his new album, “Let the Melody Live On.”
Confetti filled skies: Richard Nolan Jr., Seth Tillinghast, Matt Ferguson
Beware! the Other Head of Science took the Townsend Park Stage of LarkFest, almost blithely unaware of the festivities occurring simultaneously on Lark Street. Beware! were in their own adjacent universe. Illustrating this point, the gang of six wore matching, dept. of public works-orange t-shirts hand-stenciled with the words, “Larp Fest 09.”
Proud purveyors of electro-pop, Beware’s ploy to steal your retinas was just as quickly followed by a compelling and successful attempt to steal all ears. The frenetic band exploded with energy, confetti and music. The set was littered with clever numbers like “Monster Song” about Lake Champlain’s Champ and “Winter Coats” (slang for beards).
If you’re just counting down the days/the hours/the minutes til Dinosaur Jr. cranks it up at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Sunday, October 4, here’s a little something to keep you occupied while you’re waiting.
Here’s the new music video for Lou Barlow’s song “Don’t Apologize” from his upcoming album, “Goodnight Unknown”:
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