Posts Tagged ‘Putnam Den’

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

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Sirsy

Sirsy

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.

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Five Firsts: Rob Morrison of the Hollows

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
The Hollows

The Hollows

NAME: Rob Morrison
BAND AFFILIATION: The Hollows
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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Five Firsts: David Paarlberg of the Hollows

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
The  Hollows

The Hollows

NAME: David Paarlberg
BAND AFFILIATION: The Hollows
INSTRUMENT: Keyboards (plus a little harmonica, trumpet, guitar)

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS… With my own money? Probably that Beastie Boys instrumental compilation The In Sound from Way Out. I had a couple Beatles and Grateful Dead records before that, but they were all birthday/Christmas presents from my mother.

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Five Firsts: Benjamin Garrett of Party Boat

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Benjamin Garrett

Benjamin Garrett


NAME: Benjamin Garrett
BAND AFFILIATION: Party Boat
INSTRUMENT: vocals/guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Weezer’s blue album. After I saw the “Buddy Holly” music video that came with Windows ’95.

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Five Firsts: Juston Stens

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Juston Stens & the Get Real Gang

Juston Stens & the Get Real Gang

NAME: Juston Stens
BAND AFFILIATION: Juston Stens & the Get Real Gang
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, drums, vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … I grew up in a time when everyone dubbed music on cassette tape and shared it that way – “ancient file sharing.” The first album I remember buying, having never heard it, was Trompe Le Monde by the Pixies.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … I wish I could remember. I saw Bad Brains play at City Gardens in Trenton, NJ. The earliest “big concert event” that comes to mind was Lollapalooza in 1994, back when it was a traveling show.

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Win FREE Tickets to Juston Stens & the Get Real Gang @ Putnam Den, 9/20/13

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang make their Nippertown debut on Friday night (September 20), headlining the Farm Aid Eve concert at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs. If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because Stens is the former drummer for Philly alt-rockers Dr. Dog.

After leaving the Dr. Dog pound in 2010, Stens launched his solo career as a singer-songwriter-guitarist with his 2012 debut album, Trash or Treasure, and he’s wasting no time in following up with his sophomore effort, Share the Road, slated for release next month.

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LIVE: Playing With Sound @ Putnam Den, 8/30/13

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Playing With Sound

Playing With Sound

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Playing With Sound took over Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on the final weekend of the racing season, and they brought along Kingston-based roots-rockers Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones to keep the party rollin’.

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Sammyfest: Benefit for Birthdays @ Putnam Den, 9/5/13

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Birthdays

Sammy Yager at Valentine’s Music Hall, 5/3/13

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

Sammy Yager, the Saratoga musician behind the experimental music of Birthdays, was involved in a serious bicycle accident in July that left him hospital and in a coma.

He is slowly recovering at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Center, showing signs of improvement daily, as he builds his strength. You can follow his progress online at the Babydude Blog.

Now a number of Local 518 bands and musicians are banding together to support Yager’s recovery and to raise money to alleviate the cost of his mounting medical bills. The benefit concert Sammyfest will be held at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs at 9pm on Thursday. Admission is a $10 minimum donation.

Here’s the line-up of bands who are graciously donating their time and talent for Sammyfest:

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