Posts Tagged ‘Katie O’Byrne’s’

Five Firsts: Mike Lisi of C. Jane Run, Rob Skane 3, the Bremners

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Mike Lisi

Mike Lisi

NAME: Mike Lisi
BAND AFFILIATION: Currently vocalist/bassist with the Rob Skane 3; also gigging with the Bremners (duo with Rob Skane); Mersey Beat (acoustic rock). And a reunion show with C. Jane Run on August 3.
INSTRUMENT: Vocals, bass guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WASSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles. Bought it with Christmas money. That Christmas, I got Revolver and Magical Mystery Tour, too, so it was a really good holiday!

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … The Doobie Brothers, Syracuse War Memorial, 1978.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … A really cool Strat knock-off guitar. It was red with a silver pick guard that my cousin, Vic, got for me. He was a roadie for the Todd Hobin Band, a local Syracuse band at the time.

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C. Jane Run Reunites for “Almost 20th Anniversary”

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
C. Jane Run

C. Jane Run

Alt-pop band C. Jane Run reunites this weekend to celebrate their “almost 20th anniversary.”

“It’s like we never stopped playing,” says vocalist Lisa Carey. “The chemistry is still there. And it’s been a lot of fun.”

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CD: Frank Jaklitsch’s “One Small Child”

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Frank Jaklitsch: OneSmallChild

Singer-songwriter Frank Jaklitsch admits that he’s long asked himself, “Does the world really need another Christmas CD… let alone a Frank Jaklitsch Christmas CD?”

But now that he’s finally recorded one, the answer is quite simply, “Yes. Yes, indeed.”

One of Nippertown’s most prolific recording artists (with 14 previous albums to his credit) as well as one of the most big-hearted (as he’s done with his previous albums, all proceeds from “One Small Child” are being donated to local charities), Jaklitsch has put together an eclectic, very generous 14-song collection of songs that celebrate the spirit of the season without relying on the tried-and-true (and some might say, tiresome) over-recorded classics.

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This Weekend’s CD Release Parties

Friday, June 17th, 2011

JIM GAUDET & THE RAILROAD BOYS: Veteran Nippertown singer-songwriter Gaudet teamed up with the Railroad Boys for their official album debut in 2009 with the sublime “So Far So Good.” Now they’re back with their follow-up, “No Questions Asked,” featuring 11 new songs from the sharp pen of Gaudet (including one co-authored by Caroline “MotherJudge” Isachsen) and three covers. The Boys are celebrating at 8pm tonight at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. Tix are $18.

JO HENLEY: The Boston-based roots-rockin’ Americana quartet returns to singer-guitarist-bandleader Andy Campolieto’s hometown to celebrate the release of their third full-length album, “Mohawk,” an ambitious collection of songs which just happen to be all about the city of Schenectady. And, yes, they’ll be celebrating in the Electric City at 10pm tonight with a CD release party at Katie O’Byrne’s. With Chris Cagnina of O.W.L. opening the show. FREE.

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Five Firsts: Christopher Cagnina of O.W.L.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Christopher Cagnina

NAME: Christopher Cagnina
BAND AFFILIATION: O.W.L.
INSTRUMENT: Guitar/Vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “La Bamba” soundtrack

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Johnny Cash at Hunter Mountain

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Drums

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Paul Revere” by the Beastie Boys, talent show in fifth grade

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS

Christopher Cagnina and his bandmates in O.W.L. will step into the spotlight at Red Square in Albany at 8:30pm on Thursday, sharing the stage with the Sound Economy and the Gypsy Scholars. And again with the Gypsy Scholars at Katie O’Byrne’s in Schenectady at 9:30pm on Saturday.

Five Firsts: Vincent Lane of What She Said

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

NAME: Vincent Lane
BAND AFFILIATIONS: What She Said and reaLation
INSTRUMENT: Bass/Vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Rick Springfield/Greg Kihn at SPAC in August, 1981. I went with my neighbor Steve (Webb), who happened to be the music editor of the old Knickerbocker News. We had great seats because he was covering the show for the paper. Steve and I then went backstage for an interview with Rick and his band. As a little kid, I must have been annoying, but Rick was very cool and even let me play his guitar.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Mexican Fender 4 string bass. It was black.

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Interstellar Overdrive” by Pink Floyd. Boy, did that ever go over like a lead balloon.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … A high school band by the name of Afterbirth.

Vincent Lane and the rest of What She Said – a new Nippertown band of rockers formed from the ashes of the Fizziks and Subzero – take the stage at Katie O’Byrne’s in Schenectady at 9:30pm on Saturday.

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