Posts Tagged ‘Steamer 10 Theatre’

Five Firsts: C. Ryder Cooley of Ryder, Hazel & the Dust Bowl Faeries

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Ryder & Hazel with Karen Cole of Dust Bowl Faeries

Ryder & Hazel with Karen Cole of Dust Bowl Faeries

NAME: C. Ryder Cooley
BAND AFFILIATION: Ryder, Hazel & the Dust Bowl Faeries
INSTRUMENT: Vocals, ukukele, singing saw, accordion, kazoo

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Soundtrack to the movie “Pete’s Dragon.” (I was about 10.)

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … I went to a lot of classical music concerts as a kid. The first rock concert I went to was a Christian rock concert for kids in the psyche ward at a mental hospital. That ruined rock concerts for awhile.

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LIVE: Rosanne Raneri & Bryan Thomas @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 4/14/12

Monday, May 7th, 2012
Rosanne Raneri and Bryan Thomas

Rosanne Raneri and Bryan Thomas

Review by Greg Haymes
Photographs by Jason Spiro

OK, it’s a cliche. I know it’s a cliche. And I pretty much just hate it when a concert reviewer says something like “Hearing them play (insert name of fave song here) was worth the price of admission all by itself.”

But this time I can’t help it because it’s true. So true…

I would have easily paid the price of admission – $15 at the door with a discount to advance tix buyers – to hear the Capital Region’s two finest singer-songwriters join forces for a song – pretty much any song.

And on Saturday night, Rosanne Raneri and Bryan Thomas did just that. But not before they each served up exquisite solo sets. Neither one of them performs in concert very often – which is a crying shame or downright criminal, depending on your point of view – but the intimate setting of the Steamer was the perfect setting for the sublime music of these two uber talents.

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Five Firsts: Rosanne Raneri

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Rosanne Raneri

Rosanne Raneri

NAME: Rosanne Raneri
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, Piano

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall.” I bought it at the old Joy’s store in Rensselaer when I was ten years old.

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Five Firsts: Steve Zucchini of the Zucchini Brothers

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Steve Zucchini

Steve Zucchini

NAME: Steve Zucchini
BAND AFFILIATION: The Zucchini Brothers
INSTRUMENT: Keyboards/Vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “The Best of Tommy Dorsey”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Crosby, Stills & Nash/The Band in 1985: CSN were pretty good. David Crosby was in a catatonic state and not saying or moving much on stage. Shortly thereafter, he went to jail. I kick myself because the Band warmed up, and I wished I had appreciated them more than I did at the time. (I only knew a few of their tunes, “Up On Cripple Creek,” etc.) Richard Manuel was still alive and singing with them.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Piano. My first keyboard was a Univox with four sounds and an octave of real bass notes, a la Ray Manzarek (the Doors). It was pretty cheesy. Friends later nicknamed it the “organ grinder.”

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Be Here Now: Firlefanz Puppets’ “Ubu Rex” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 1/8-10

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Ubu Rex

Puppetmaster Ed Atkeson

Firlefanz Puppets is a talented troupe of more than two dozen puppeteers, artists, actors, writers, designers and musicians based in Albany. The troupe is led by puppetmaster Ed Atkeson, whose mission is to present serious adult theater with puppets.

Firlefanz Puppets is definitely not children’s theater.

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