Caption This: Signs of the City

October 9th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg

Buddy Holly @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Photograph by Tom Owanda

This sign was spotted last week in front of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Loudonville, and we felt that it deserved a caption. Care to weigh in?

The truth is, the church is hosting a Buddy Holly tribute show at 7:30pm on Friday (October 11) featuring Todd Meredith – who also played Buddy Holly at Proctors two weeks ago in the stage musical “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” – and his band, the Rave-Ons. Tickets are $20.


Five Firsts: Glenn Weiser of Dancing Bear

April 19th, 2011, 4:00 pm by Greg

Glenn Weiser

Glenn Weiser

NAME: Glenn Weiser
BAND AFFILIATION: Dancing Bear, Byrne and Barrett
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, elelctric bass
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The Doors’ first album. What a classic. I started collecting records in 1967 and got the Grateful Dead’s debut disc fresh off the rack soon thereafter. Drop the needle in the groove, inhale, turn on the Day-Glo light, burn the incense, peer through the prism and blow your mind.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … I used to think it was Woodstock 1969 but then remembered it was Andres Segovia at Carnegie Hall in 1967. He could still play back then. I was a serious classical guitar student before defecting to steel-string fingerpicking and other roots pursuits such as blues harmonica, bluegrass mandolin and old-time banjo.

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ArtBeat: Robert Gullie @ Yates Gallery, 09/16/10

September 13th, 2010, 4:49 pm by Sara

Robert Gullie:  Mid-Summer's Night Dream

Robert Gullie: Mid-Summer's Night Dream

Robert Gullie has been exhibiting his surreal, dreamlike photographs for over 15 years but in the past few years he’s also branched out into phantasmagorical collage, combining images from his own photographs with magazine clippings and painted colored dots in his own unique and instantly recognizable style.

A solo show of his work opens this Thursday at the Yates Gallery at Siena College with an artist talk and reception from 4-6pm. The exhibit runs through October 28.

Fountains and Rockin’ on Nippertown Campuses

April 27th, 2010, 10:59 am by Greg

The Late Shift

The Late Shift

‘Twas a big weekend of spring fever on college campuses around Nippertown last weekend.

Media-wise, the Big Event was UAlbany’s annual Fountain Day on Sunday, and, of course, the turning on of the podium fountain garnered plenty of gushing coverage in newspapers and on television.

But there was some collegiate rockin’ goin’ on around the Capital Region, too – even if they were in-house, students-only events. Or at least, they were supposed to be.

On Saturday, the College of Saint Rose hosted its annual Rose Rock festival with We the Kings as headliners. Also playing during the day-long Rose Rock rockin’ were Buffalo-based Free Henry and recent Garage to Glory Battle of the Bands winners Try Sarah Topps, as well as A Sound Decision and Fairhaven.

Meanwhile, Siena College hosted Musical Mayhem on Friday, which was the college’s own Battle of the Bands. Several local bands duked it out on campus, and there was some heated competition. The LateShift emerged as the grand prize winners, which meant that they had the honor of performing again the very next night, opening for Dashboard Confessional and Kevin Devine at Siena on Saturday.

“Pretty mind-blowing experience to play on a stage that big with such a powerful sound system backing us up,” declared LateShift guitarist Mike Davies. “It was a really great time.”

ArtBeat: G.C. Haymes @ Siena’s Yates Gallery

November 4th, 2009, 8:53 am by Sara

G.C.Haymes: fingerprints

G.C. Haymes: fingerprints

Posting will be sporadic today since a certain someone is gearing up for his art exhibition, G.C. Haymes: Collected Works.

The show opens Thursday, November 5 (tomorrow) at Siena College’s Yates Gallery and runs through December 11. Curated by Sergio Sericolo, there’s an artist talk/interview with local arts writer Timothy Cahill from 4-4:30pm Thursday followed by a reception from 4:30-6pm.

If you want to see the wide breadth of styles that will probably show up, check out the G.C. Haymes website

Real Good for Free: The Crossings in Colonie

July 16th, 2009, 8:43 am by Greg

The Crossings on Albany Shaker Road in Loudonville is once again hosting a free summer concert series.

The performances take place at 6:30pm on Thursdays, and here’s the line-up:

July 16: The Pipe Kings

July 23: The Keith Pray Quartet

July 30: Holly McCormack

August 6: The Georgie Wonders Orchestra

August 20: The Pipe Kings

August 27: Jeff Gonzales

Real Good For Free: Rensselaer Riverfront Park (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Schenenectady County SummerNight (7/17)
Real Good for Free: Kids’ shows in Troy (Wednesdays at noon)
Real Good for Free: Valatie’s Glynn Square (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo (Thursdays)
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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