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Tom & Matt’s Open Mic @ Emack & Bolio’s, Guilderland

Monday, August 31st, 2009

OK, back in June, the open mic night at Albany’s Muddy Cup went belly-up.

Early this month, Chase Billows tried to revive it in conjunction with albanyopenarts.com.

And now it appears that former Muddy Cup open mic hosts Tom Teta and Matt Delgado have found a new home for their weekly open mic sessions, too.

It’s at Emack & Bolio’s ice cream emporium in Guilderland on Monday evenings, and yes, it starts tonight. Sign up begins at 7:30pm; music gets underway at 8pm.

Can there be too many open mic nights? I think not. Encouraging begineers is crucial to the future of any music scene. And providing a low-pressure outlet for more seasoned performers to experiment with new material and ideas is just as important.

Long live the open mic night! No matter who’s in charge…

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Open mic night is back at the Muddy Cup

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Yes, after a brief hiatus, the Albany Muddy Cup is once again hosting a weekly open mic night. It kicks off tonight.

Those wishing to perform are encouraged to sign up online at www.albanyopenarts.com prior to the date of the open mic night. (Obviously, that’s no help for tonight.) Although, there will also be sign-up sheets at the Cup on the evenings of the open mics for latecomers and luddites.

The Albany Muddy Cup open mic nights will run from 8-11pm on Mondays, while the Schenectady Muddy Cup open mic nights – which will also be run through the Albany Open Arts website – will take place from 7-10pm on Sundays.

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