Posts Tagged ‘Red Square’

LIVE: Black Taxi @ Red Square, 4/25/14

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Black Taxi

Black Taxi

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Brooklyn-based indie rockers Black Taxi wheeled their way into Red Square in Albany recently, kicking off the MOVE Music Festival with a showcase performance that also featured Stellar Young and Carl Daniels & the Black Box.

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LIVE: Mister F @ Red Square, 4/18/14

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Videos and photographs by Timothy Reidy

Just over a year since their debut, Local 518′s Mister F celebrated the release of their debut CD, The F Stands Four, with a bash at Albany’s Red Square last month.

The band features drummer Matt Pickering, guitarist-bassist Ben Pickering and guitarist Andrew Chamberlaine (all from Timbre Coup) and Capital Zen keyboardist-guitarist-bassist Scott Hannay.

Tauk was also on hand for the CD celebration, opening the show.

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Five Firsts: Darren Lyons of the Darren Lyons Group

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Darren Lyons

NAME: Darren Lyons
BAND AFFILIATION: The Darren Lyons Group
INSTRUMENT: Drums

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WASFragile by Yes. First, I heard the single “Roundabout.” This was the year they released it. I then purchased the LP, which led to all kinds of music I listen to today like Weather Report, Tribal Tech and Allan Holdsworth. Gino Vannelli’s The Gist of Gemini was another album I purchased shortly after.

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Win FREE Tickets to Dead Winter Carpenters @ Red Square on Tuesday

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Straight outta Lake Tahoe, Dead Winter Carpenters blend bluegrass, country and rock into a high-energy, roots-rockin’ hybrid full of five-part vocal harmonies, fiddle and stinging guitar. From the High Sierra Music Festival to San Francisco’s fabled Fillmore, the quintet – featuring Jenni Charles (fiddle, vocals), Jesse Dunn (rhythm guitar, vocals), Dave Lockhart (upright and electric bass, vocals) Bryan Daines (lead guitar, vocals) and Brian Huston (drums, vocals) – has become a rapidly rising band of up-and-comers ever since they played their first gig just four years ago.

Now the band is rolling east in support of their new EP, Dirt Nap, and they’ll be making their Nippertown debut at Red Square in Albany on Tuesday (April 29) with M.R. Poulopoulos’ Rebel Darling opening the show at 9pm. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! Thanks to our pals at Guthrie Bell Productions, we’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show. To enter, 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. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Tuesday (April 29), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Tuesday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to See Mikaela Davis & Banshee Tree @ Red Square on Thursday

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Mikaela Davis is a singer-songwriter from Rochester. But don’t expect the usual guitar strumming or piano plunking from her. Davis’ instrument of choice is the harp.

Currently studying at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, Davis began harp lessons at the age of eight, and her musical career has continued to blossom ever since. But her classical music background is only the beginning. There’s more to the multiple music award winner… She’s also a fine songwriter and vocalist, blending influences from Tori Amos and Cowboy Junkies to trance and Ravel.

Davis is headed into Red Square in Albany at 9pm on Thursday (March 27) in support of her new EP Fortune Teller, and she’s bringing along Alex Coté on drums and percussion, as well as Cian McCarthy on guitar, sitar and keys. Opening the show is Banshee Tree featuring Tom LaFond and Kalyn Penbridge. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show. To enter, 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. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Thursday (March 27), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

LIVE: Matt Durfee @ Red Square, 11/23/13

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Matt Durfee

Matt Durfee

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Local 518 singer-songwriter Matt Durfee celebrated the release of his long-awaited debut solo CD, Little World, with a performance and party at Red Square in Albany last month.

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New Release Rack: Harvest o’ Hip-Hop

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Three new homegrown hip-hop albums are dropping around Nippertown this weekend, and here’s the info on where the parties are:

JPLUS: TripolarJPLUS
Friday (October 18), 9pm
Red Square, Albany
$10 in advance; $13 at the door; first 50 will get the new albums by JPlus & Sin-City FREE
with Sin-City (see below), MIRK, the Ameros, Knowle’ge, Jaja Gibore, Ghostryder, Nerezza, Appocalypz
JPlus’ sixth solo album, Tripolar, explores the three personas J has created to survive his childhood in the post-industrial urban ghetto. Jessie is a hopeful, intelligent young man who wants to have the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of color, creed or culture. JPlus is entrepreneurial and confident — the Urban King — whose street-smarts allow him to escape the toils of the ghetto. Muzzle Off is the third, the darkest,and most ruthless, the metabolite of societal churning: he is a hateful monster who stews in blame — blame towards a world that stole his humanity and forced a personal choice between poverty or violent crime.

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LIVE: Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ Red Square, 9/5/13

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Video and photographs by Timothy Reidy

If you were up at the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC back in June, then you already know that New Orleans’ Big Sam’s Funky Nation pump out a mighty blend of jazz, funk and hip-hop that has everyone within earshot shakin’ their booty.

And when you squeeze the powerhouse combo into an intimate setting like Red Square in Albany, you just know that they’re gonna raise the roof, especially if Local 518 funkateers the Chronicles are signed on to open the evening’s festivities. But when bandleader-trombonist-vocalist Big Sam Williams slid onstage to wail with the Chronicles, well, let’s just say that the funk bomb was detonated early, and the party was in full force before the Funky Nation even took the stage.

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

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