LIVE: Northern Faces @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 4/17/15

May 15th, 2015, 2:00 pm by Greg

Video and photographs by Timothy Reidy

With support from pals Royal Tongues and Stellar Young, Northern Faces rocked the jam-packed Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany recently, celebrating the release of their 10-song, self-titled debut album on Albany’s own Equal Vision Records.

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CD Release Party: Northern Faces @ the Hollow on Friday

April 15th, 2015, 2:00 pm by Greg

Hometown rockers Northern Faces will be throwing the CD release party for their self-titled debut album on Friday (April 17) at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany. The album is slated for official release by Albany’s Equal Vision record label on Tuesday (April 21).

Special guests Stellar Young and Royal Tongues will kick off the party at 9pm.

Admission is $15 at the door; free CD included with ticket purchase.

Northern Faces formed in early 2012 and currently features Bryan Shortell (vocals and guitar), Marco Testa (vocals and guitar) and Matt Ippolito (bass). Following their Albany CD release party, the band will launch a coast-to-coast tour with labelmates the Dear Hunter.

LIVE: Northern Faces @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 3/1/14

March 24th, 2014, 2:00 pm by Greg

Video by Timothy Reidy

They’re gearing up to start recording their new album next month, but Northern Faces kicked off the month of March at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany with a Saturday night shindig that also featured Saratoga’s MaryLeigh Roohan and Meg Duffy’s Hand Habits (celebrating the release of their new split EP).

LIVE: Electric Guest @ Upstate Concert Hall, 7/15/12

August 21st, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg
Electric Guest

Electric Guest

Photographs by Brian Tromans

Los Angeles-based rockers Electric Guest made their Nippertown debut at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park last month, promoting their debut album “Mondo,” produced by Danger Mouse.

Led by Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton, the band was featured as one of a dozen on MTV’s list of “Artists to Watch in 2012,” performed on “The Late Show With David Letterman” and have made the rounds of the primo festival scene, including South by Southwest, Montreux, Outside Lands and Bonaroo.

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The Name Game X 2

May 24th, 2012, 2:30 pm by Greg
Northern Faces

Northern Faces

Yeah, it’s all a little confusing…

Last week, Northern Lights in Clifton Park changed its name to the Upstate Concert Hall, and it appears that a lot of folks are still flummoxed by the change.

And on Sunday, the Upstate Concert Hall will play host to Around the World And Back as the opening act for British pop-rockers the Kooks – but they’re not Around the World And Back anymore. The band has changed its name to Northern Faces. (Well, at least something will still be Northern at the former Northern Lights.)

Oh, and by thee way, there’s been a personnel change in the line-up for the newly dubbed Northern Faces, too. Mike Ryan has taken over the drum throne formerly occupied by Jared Bashant back in the ATWAB days.

Sunday’s show will mark the debut of the band’s new name, as well as their new drummer.

In support of their latest album, “Junk of the Heart,” Brit pop-rockers the Kooks headline at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Sunday (May 27) with Northern Faces and Louisiana band Royal Teeth opening the show at 7:30pm. Tix are $18 in advance; $20 at the door.

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