Posts Tagged ‘River Street Beat Shop’

LIVE: Off the Record @ River Street Beat Shop, 5/18/13

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Video by Timothy Reidy

In front of Troy’s River Street Beat Shop, Nippertown’s premier rock & roll lounge band Off the Record serves up a sadly prescient rendition of the Doors’ “When You’re Strange,” just two days before the passing of Ray Manzarek…

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Festival Fever: Beat Fest @ River Street Beat Shop, Troy, 7/7/12

Monday, July 2nd, 2012
The Chandler Travis Philharmonic (photo by David Kumin)

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic (photo by David Kumin)

Devoted local music supporter Jimmy Barrett and his The River Street Beat Shop are gearing up for Beat Fest, an outdoor street fest on River Street in Troy on Saturday afternoon (July 7).

The fest will kick off an 12noon and feature three bands with the utterly indescribable Chandler Travis Philharmonic headlining the big bash.

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LIVE: Big Creek @ the River Street Beat Shop, 1/27/12

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Video by Joel Patterson

The River Street Beat Shop in Troy is a treasure trove of rare and delightful records and CDs – and so can you think of a better place for live music? Due to the energetic promotion and guidance and all-around cheerleading of owner Jimmy Barrett, countless hordes of local bands have rocked its walls, as Big Creek did at the most recent Troy Night Out. Jimmy must easily have loaded sixteen tons of vinyl, many times over – and he steps up to the mic, to tell us all about it…

LIVE: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ the River Street Beat Shop & the Ale House, 1/21/12

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Review and video by Joel Patterson

If the name Chandler Travis means anything to you, it means a combination of dazzling musicianship and fearless merry-making – in his many incarnations, the man has developed a fiercely loyal cult following… and with good reason. Sage-like and impish at the same time, he explores the terrains of love and life’s absurdities with rowdiness, tenderness and a sardonic faith in humanity that never wavers. Plus he makes a habit of wandering around in the audience, mid-song, which creates an aura that’s hard to describe: we’re witnesses and co-conspirators in something that feels magical.

Last Saturday, he brought his Chandler Travis Three-O traveling road show to Troy for an afternoon stop at the River Street Beat Shop followed by an evening performance at the Ale House.

Real Good for Free: “Remember the Strip” @ River Street Beat Shop, 10/22/11

Friday, October 21st, 2011
The Mysteios (photo by Timothy Reidy)

The Mysteios (photo by Timothy Reidy)

The River Street Beat Shop is in flashback mode, as it conjures up the Troy music scene of yesteryear on Saturday.

Shop owner Jim Barrett has organized a block party/music fest featuring Off the Record, the Mysteios and the reunited Sharks – all for the benefit of the Hope 7 Community Center in Troy. Music will run from 12noon-4pm on Saturday. The bash was originally slated for Saturday, October 1, but was postponed due to the weather.

Admission is free, although concert-goers are urged to bring a non-perishable food item or two to donate to Hope 7’s food pantry.

LIVE: AcoustiCountry Fest @ River Street Beat Shop, 4/30/11

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
Big Creek

Big Creek (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Getting a jump on the outdoor festival music calendar, Jimmy Barrett hosted the AcoustiCountry Fest at his River Street Beat Shop in Troy last Saturday afternoon, and let’s face it, you couldn’t have asked for better weather – nice and warm, not too windy and lots and lots of sun.

A fundraiser for the Hope 7 Community Center food bank and after-school program, the fest was a fine way to unwind on a lazy spring afternoon. And, of course, there was plenty of great music to soak up – along with the sunshine.

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Real Good for Free: Acoustic Country Fest @ River Street Beat Shop, 4/30/11

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Holly And Evan (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Holly And Evan (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Over at the River Street Beat Shop in Troy, proprietor Jimmy Barrett is welcoming springtime with a mini acoustic country ‘n’ roots music festival on Saturday.

The shebang is slated to take place outdoors if the weather’s good enough. If not, well just cram on into the store. It’s all kicking off at 12noon, and featured performers throughout the day will include:

Tern Rounders
Holly & Evan
Big Creek
Jonesville

Admission is free, but bring along a couple of bucks to toss into the kitty, ’cause Jimmy’s collecting much-needed funds for the Hope House food pantry. Please help out if you can.

And while you’re at the store, please do a little shopping, too. Remember – Every day is Record Store Day…

Parade of Shoes: Holly Taormina of Holly & Evan

Friday, January 28th, 2011
Holly's high-wire winter boots from Holly and Evan @ the River Street Beat Shop 1/22/11

Holly's high-wire winter boots from Holly and Evan @ the River Street Beat Shop 1/22/11

Holly and Evan will be back at the River Street Beat Shop in Troy at 5pm tonight (Friday) as part of Troy Night Out. (Photo by Matt Mac Haffie)

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