Posts Tagged ‘Steamer No. 10 Theatre’

Real Good for FREE: Albany’s Upper Madison Street Fair on Sunday

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Landfill Mountain Boys

Landfill Mountain Boys

LarkFest isn’t the only street fair taking place in Albany this weekend. On Sunday afternoon (September 21), the western end of Madison Avenue from South Allen to West Lawrence will be blocked off to traffic as the annual the Upper Madison Street Fair takes over the asphalt with music, dancing, art, food and plenty of fun for all ages. And, of course, admission is FREE.

The fest runs from 12noon-5pm and will feature a variety of Local 518 vendors featuring arts & crafts, non-profit organization info tables, fabulous food, dancing & drumming, a silent auction and Kids Zone activities, including storytelling, art making, face painting, games, drumming and more.

And as with LarkFest, one of the main attractions of the UMSF is the live music. Here’s a schedule of who’s playing when on Sunday:

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Five Firsts: Doug Williams of Wild Ponies

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Wild Ponies

Wild Ponies


NAME: Doug Williams
BAND AFFILIATION: Wild Ponies
INSTRUMENT: Guitar and vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Geez, I THINK it was probably an R.E.M. record. Oh, actually, it was a Dead Kennedys record. My first job was building skateboards when I was 14 or so.

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LIVE: Michael Eck @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 4/19/14

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Michael Eck

Michael Eck

Review by Greg Haymes
Photographs by Tom Lindsay

Ten years ago for his 40th birthday, singer-songwriter-musicman about town Michael Eck was honored with a surprise party at Valentine’s Music Hall in which a big batch of his musician pals and bandmates (past and present) took the stage to sing his songs back at him.

Last Saturday, Eck stepped out on the stage of the Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany and reclaimed the songs for his own with a combination concert/birthday celebration.

From rough and tumble spitfire (“The Gossip Train,” “Exit Wound”) to tender ballads (“Yellow Ribbons,” “The weight of the World”), Eck ran the musical and emotional gamut, as he served up two generous sets of original tunes culled from his rich, four-album solo catalog.

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LIVE: The Zucchini Brothers @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 2/21/14

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

The Zucchini Brothers

Review and photographs by Tim Mack

Once again during this February school break, the drawbridge at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany brought dozens of kids, parents and grandparents straight to Zucchiniland. The Friday morning show with the Zucchini BrothersJack, Sam and Steve – was exactly what audiences have come to expect from the trio that’s been making kids’ music since the ’90s – a comical mix of harmony, silliness, improv and health advice (“If you eat too much cheese, you’ll get wobbly knees!”).

It’s hard to disappoint when you’ve got songs like “Green Teeth” and “You Are What You Eat,” and those classics were exactly what the crowd was there to hear. It was an enthusiastic group of pre-school and elementary-age fans eager to play along with the Brothers, wherever the music took them. The intermission was as exciting as the first set for a lot of the kids, who got to climb on stage and meet the stars (Sam Zucchini is a particular favorite; apparently he’s the Ricky Nelson of the group).

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Win FREE TICKETS to the Phantoms @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre on Saturday

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
The Phantoms

The Phantoms

A cappella kingpins the Phantoms are based just down the road in Woodstock, but the vocal powerhouse group has never been featured in concert in Albany. Fortunately, that’s about to change when the Phantoms step into the spotlight and up to the microphones at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre at 8pm on Saturday (March 22).

Whether you’re a fan of classic street-corner doo-wop, Manhattan Transfer-style vocalese or the current batch of vocal reality shows like “The Sing Off,” the Phantoms’ classic harmonies cover it all.

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CD: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys’ “Reasons That I Run”

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Jim Gaudet: Reasons That I Run

JIM GAUDET & THE RAILROAD BOYS
Reasons That I Run
(JimGaudet.com)
13 songs; 49 minutes

Review by Greg Haymes

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys are back with their third album, and no question about it, it’s the band’s best outing to date. The 13-song disc features a blend of bluegrass, Cajun, blues, story songs, an instrumental, a murder ballad and a goodbye waltz, as well as a pair of unexpected covers.

With his wry wit and masterfully understated vocals, Jim Gaudet was one of Nippertown’s finest singer-songwriters back in his solo days, but shortly after the release of his brilliant solo album Give Up the Ghost, he did just that, dropping out of the spotlight and disappearing from the Capital Region music scene for an eight-year hiatus. With his aptly titled 2007 comeback album ReCalling It Quits, he proved that he not only hadn’t lost his touch, but he also bolstered his music to the next level with a band of musicians – including bassist Bob Ristau and mandolinist Sten Isachen – who wrapped their skills around his tunes like a comfortable old cardigan.

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Win FREE TICKETS to “Blues for the Steamer” at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre on Saturday!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Holly & Evan performing at the Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs (photo by Joel Patterson)

Holly & Evan (photo by Joel Patterson)

There’s no better cure for the blues than the blues… So shake off those mid-winter blues with a double-barrelled blast of the blues at Albany’s Steamer No. 10 Theatre this Saturday evening (February 23).

“Blues for the Steamer” is a benefit concert for the theater, and the dynamic double-bill features some of the finest talents on the Capital Region blues scene.

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LIVE: Lost Radio Rounders & Friends @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 10/19/12

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Photographs by Josh DuJack

Lost Radio Rounders – the acoustic duo of Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck – gathered together some of Nippertown’s finest roots musicians recently at Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany to celebrate the release of their new CD, Heaven’s Radio: Lost Radio Rounders & Friends Sing Gospel Songs of the Carter Family.

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