November 10th, 2009, 2:47 pm by Greg
November 5th, 2009, 8:01 am by Greg
Yes, there’s yet another new opportunity to strut your stuff in the spotlight. Or just sit, listen and enjoy the fresh efforts of emerging artists, or perhaps a few established performers just test-driving some new material.
Where? Just head over to the Irish Mist in Troy on Thursday nights. The weekly open mic session is hosted by Evan Conway and J.T. Thompson from 8-11pm weekly.
The first session at the pub took place last month, and the turnout has been strong from the beginning. Each performer is allowed to play four songs. And the Mist is also offering a number of specials – both food and drink – during the open mic hours.
June 29th, 2009, 10:55 am by Greg
VISUAL ART/LECTURE: G.C. Haymes talk and opening reception for “Collected Works” @ The Yates Gallery, Siena College, Loudonville: No, we’re not above a little shameless self-promotion. Nippertown writer showcases his visual art side with an exhibition curated by Sergio Sericolo. Artist talk/interview with arts critic Timothy Cahill at 4pm; opening reception 4:30-6pm. Free.
MUSIC: Terra Naomi with Jon Sandler @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany: Local girl makes good. Singer-songwriter wins the first-ever YouTube Award for Best Music Video. Signs major label deal with Island Records. Plays in front of like 80,000 people in London’s Wembley Stadium as part of worldwide Live Earth festival. Records album for Island – hates it. Leaves Island Records. October 20, 2009: New EP, “You For Me,” available on iTunes. Naomi lands at Valentine’s for a homecoming concert. Now yer up to date… 8pm. $10.
OPEN MIC: The Eighth Step Open Mic Night @ Proctors’ Robb Alley, Schenectady: Hosted by singer-songwriter Cathy Winter, the Eighth Step’s open mic night takes place on the first Thursday of each month at Proctors’ Robb Alley (across from the Muddy Cup). Come on down and strut your stuff, and sit back and listen to new emerging talent. 7pm. Free.
MUSIC: Maria Muldaur @ the Colony Cafe, Woodstock: Long before she was riding the hit parade with “Midnight at the Oasis,” the lovely Maria Muldaur was making funky acoustic music with the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Even Dozen Jug Band. On her new album, “Maria Muldaur and Her Garden of Joy,” she revisits her roots with guest performances by her former bandmates John Sebastian, David Grisman and the late great jugmeister Fritz Richmond. (She’ll also be at the Van Dyck in Schenectady on Friday, November 6.) 8pm.
It’s Monday, and if you’re planning on heading over to Albany’s Muddy Cup for the weekly open mic night tonight, it looks like you’re going to have to make other plans.
The open mic session – voted No. 1 in town in Metroland’s Readers’ Poll – has been rolling along for more than three years, 150 nights and somewhere around 3,500 performances since it began in 2006, but organizers Josh Okun, Tom Teta and Matt Delgado announced last week on the CRUMBS blog that they’re parting company with the Muddy Cup.
“We would like to emphasize that we are not throwing in the towel by any means. We are moving on. We will be back with a new event at a new location to be named in the NEAR future,” they wrote.
In the meantime, you can keep in touch with them at Can’t Cash Entertainment and email@example.com.