Posts Tagged ‘Putnam Den’

FIVE FIRSTS: Bob Carlton of Dryer

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Dryer: Bob Carlton, Joel Lilley, Brian Akey, Rachel Sunday

NAME: Bob Carlton
INSTRUMENT: Fender Jaguar/Golden Pipes

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Queen’s The Game and The Best of Doctor Demento. Bought them with money I got for my birthday. I remember my dad asking, “Are you sure?” – and then suggested I put the Queen album back.



Blockhouses Bring New Single, New Drummer

Friday, December 19th, 2014


As the NYC rock trio Blockhouses get set to play a pair of dates around Nippertown with the Figgs this weekend, they’ve also just released a brand spankin’ new single, the super-catchy “One More Time to Get Home” b/w “Little Sweetie.”


Win FREE Tickets to See the Samples at Putnam Den on Saturday

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly

Hot off the release of their new album America, pioneering jam-band the Samples are hitting the road, and they’ll be playing one of only four East Coast tour dates at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on Saturday (July 26).

A quarter century after starting his full-fledged music career with the Samples, Sean Kelly continues to delight fans with music that transcends genres, age and shatters the rules of the established music industry. Throughout his career, Sean has been the driving influence of 20 albums and over 1 million records sold.

Fave Local 518 singer/songwriter, Rich Ortiz will get things started with his solo one-man-band show.

Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $20 advance; $25 at the door.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE tickets to Saturday’s show at Putnam Den. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter in 12noon on Friday (July 25), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

LIVE: Fishbone @ Putnam Den, 6/21/14

Friday, June 27th, 2014


Review and photographs by Kirsten Ferguson

Chatting with a fan at the bar before last Saturday’s Fishbone show at Putnam Den, laid-back Fishbone bassist John Norwood Fisher showed off a cellphone pic of the large crowd the band faced the day before at a Quebec music festival. Following the Saratoga gig, he mentioned the band had to get up unusually early to head toward Buffalo for a concert with Primus in Gratwick Park.

By comparison, the crowd at Putnam Den was modest by the time Fishbone finally went on near midnight, but the long-running band didn’t let that dampen their effort. In fact, frontman Angelo Moore had to stop to towel off several times as the sweat dripping from his face got in the way of his manic saxophone playing. It would be hard to find a frontman as hard-working and eternally energetic as Moore. The guy does it all: blows a mean saxophone, warps sound waves with a theremin, recites spoken word in between songs, surfs the crowd and generally hops around the stage like a crazed man.


LIVE: Banooba @ Putnam Den, 6/21/14

Friday, June 27th, 2014


Review and photographs by Tim Mack

They didn’t kick things off and they weren’t the headliner at the Putnam Den. But they were worth a night on the town, just the same.

Sandwiched between a low-key acoustic opener from Eli Hargrave and the bombast of headliners Fishbone was Banooba. The New York City-based rock-funk-reggae-whatever band came out last Saturday night and ripped it up with a smile.


Five Firsts: Dao Jones

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Dao Jones

Dao Jones

INSTRUMENT: Reason 5, Boss RC3 Loop Station, Vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Puff Daddy & the Family’s No Way Out



4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … An old ditty titled “Flashback”

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Full Force, with my brother Luke and my friend Steve.

In celebration of his new release, “The 100 Years EP,” Dao Jones steps up to the mic at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on Saturday (May 3). The festivities are slated to kick off at 8pm with Don Marko, A.M.J. and High Def. Admission is $1; $10 if under 21.

LIVE: Sirsy @ Putnam Den, 3/29/14

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014


Photographs by Timothy Reidy

“Hey, that can’t be Sirsy! There’s too many people on stage.”

Yes, fans could be forgiven for being more than a little confused at the recent Putnam Den show in Saratoga Springs. The popular Local 518 alt-pop-rock duo of Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti expanded to a quartet with the one-night-only addition of bassist-vocalist Margo Macero and keyboardist-vocalist Benjamin Zoleski.


Five Firsts: Rob Morrison of the Hollows

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
The Hollows

The Hollows

NAME: Rob Morrison
INSTRUMENT: Mandolin, acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … I don’t have any recollection of what the very first album I ever bought was, but I do remember that the very first CDs I ever owned (though I didn’t buy them myself) were a James Taylor live album and R.E.M.’s Monster. I got really embarrassed when I saw the phrase “secret to f*cking” in the liner notes of Monster, and consequently felt too self-conscious to play the album at home where my parents might decide to look at the jewel cases. But I absolutely dug the dirty, churning guitars of that album. I had no idea that it was an atypical sound for R.E.M. I only bought the album because my initials are R.E.M., and kids were always pointing out this mystical connection.


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