Real Good for Free: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda, 12/10/09

December 9th, 2009, 10:25 am by Greg

Heads up!

The big upcoming holiday tends to wreak havoc with a lot of monthly schedules, including CRUMBS Nite Out. The free concert ‘n’ panel discussion typically takes place on the last Thursday of each month at The Linda in Albany, but Christmas has shuffled the deck, and instead the Nite Out will take place on Thursday (December 10).

The featured performers this month are Three Quarter North, who are utilizing the evening to celebrate the release of their debut CD, “North by Northeast.” The acoustic quartet fuses together folk, bluegrass, jug band and country music, but their repertoire also dips into the songbags of Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead.

Showtime for Three Quarter North is 7pm Thursday, but the doors open at 6pm to allow time for some pre-show music community networking.


Real Good for Free: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda, 11/12/09

November 11th, 2009, 2:10 pm by Greg

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the monthly CRUMBS Nite Out session at The Linda in Albany has been moved up to Thursday (November 12). This month’s featured artist is the band Tern Rounders, and they are well worth checking out.

The band’s excellent debut CD, “A Different Land,” was released earlier this year, and it sparkles with 10 original tunes ranging from beer-soaked honky tonk to acoustic folk-pop, all of which fit neatly into the category of what Gram Parsons’ used to describe his own expansive music: “Cosmic American Music.”

Tern Rounders began as an acoustic group centered around the Gram-and-Emmylou vocal harmonies of Kim Noyes and Marc Clayton, both of whom also play guitar. They have since evolved into an electric quartet with the addition of drummer Jim Ketterer and bassist Harry Strole.

Tern Rounders’ show begins at 7pm, and, of course, admission is free.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dino Danelli – drummer with the Rascals – was scheduled to be the featured speaker in a panel discussion slated to follow the Tern Rounders performance, but Danelli has postponed his appearance due to illness. Stay tuned to for details on the panel discussion. UPDATE: Apparently, the panel discussion will feature entertainment lawyer Paul Czech as well as Robert Girouard, longtime Nippertown drummer and contributing writer to Modern Drummer and Classic Drummer magazines.

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LIVE: Jocamo @ The Linda, 10/22/09

October 26th, 2009, 11:52 am by Greg

Bring in the funk: Jill Hughes, Brian Kaplan and Keith Pray joining Jocomo onstage

Bring in the funk: Jill Hughes, Brian Kaplan and Keith Pray joining Jocomo onstage

Subbing for the missing-in-action Matthew Loiacono, fabulous funkateers Jocamo took over the stage at The Linda in Albany on Thursday to support their new CD, “The New Funk Order.” (Read our CD review here.)

It was the free monthly CRUMBS Nite Out session, and Jocamo had a close-to-packed house cheering them on during their hour-long performance. Unlike the vast majority of Jocamo gigs, this one never turned into a sweaty, steamy dance party, and the audience remained enthusiastic, but seated throughout the show.

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Real Good for Free: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda

September 2nd, 2009, 8:30 am by Greg

The monthly CRUMBS Nite Out at The Linda in Albany continues to be one of the best bets around to discover great local music for free.

Here’s the schedule for the next couple of months:

Thursday, September 24: The Charlie Watts Riots
Thursday, October 22: Matthew Loiacono
Thursday, November 12: Tern Rounders

Doors open at 6pm for some local music scene networking. The music-and-interview session kicks off at 7pm, followed by a music-related panel discussion led by entertainment lawyers Paul Rapp and Paul Czech.

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Be Here Now: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda, 7/23

July 21st, 2009, 3:05 pm by Greg

Hopefully, the third time is the charm, as they say.

Singer-songwriter Sean Rowe was originally booked for the monthly free CRUMBS Nite Out concert slated for The Linda on Thursday, July 23. But then he dropped off the bill and was replaced by Paper and Sand. Then that band decided to pack it in and call it quits last month, leaving the CRUMBS folks in the lurch once again.

Fortunately, Troy rockers Sumac have come to the rescue, and they’ll be featured at 7pm on Thursday in a hour-long session of live music-making interspersed with interview segments conducted by Howe Glassman.

After a brief intermission, entertainment lawyers Paul Rapp and Paul Czech will moderate a panel discussion that every working musicain in Nippertown should attend. What’s it all about? “Gigs,” as Rapp sums it up. “How to get ’em, how to screw ’em up, who to talk to, what to submit, what not to say, war stories, etc.”

And just so you know that the guest panelists know what they’re talking about, I’ll tell you that they include Greg Bell (Guthrie Bell Productions), Jared Kinsley (Revolution Hall), Howe Glassman (The Linda/Valentine’s) and Don Dworkin (DDE Enterprises).

“I really wanted Ted Etoll too, but he can’t make it,” adds Rapp.

In addition, Thursday marks the first big CRUMBS event where you can pick up a copy of the brand-spankin’ new compilation CD, “Live From CRUMBS Cafe, Volume 1,” featuring a dozen Nippertown bands including Railbird, Matthew Loiacono, Sirsy, Sean Rowe and Ramblin Jug Stompers.

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