Posts Tagged ‘Stellar Young’

LIVE: Terraplane Sun @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 10/21/13

Monday, November 4th, 2013
Terraplane Sun

Terraplane Sun

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Straight outta Venice Beach, California, the rockin’ quintet Terraplane Sun rolled into the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany recently, serving up a batch of their self-described “blues indie rock folk dance soul” selections from their new EP, Ya Never Know. Sharing the stage were Local 518 faves Stellar Young.

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LIVE: PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, 9/28/13 (Take Two)

Friday, October 4th, 2013
The local stage crowd (photo by Stanley Johnson)

The local stage crowd (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Photographs by Stanley Johnson and Timothy Reidy

Last weekend’s PearlPalooza bash firmly established the one-day free street fest as a serious contender to LarkFest. With the huge crowds that jammed North Pearl Street, it was almost impossible to imagine that the WEXT-sponsored fest started just three short years ago with a couple hundred people in Albany’s downtown listening to Rusted Root on the Fourth of July weekend.

Two stages. Nine bands. One big party…

The stage at the corner of Pine Street hosted the Local 518 bands, and while it would have been better to mix the homegrown bands in with the national acts on both stages, the crowd at the local stage seemed just as enthusiastic as the one in front of the main stage.

From Titanics, who kicked off the stage at 1pm, to Eastbound Jesus, who closed up the stage with a rousing, hot-wired, rock’n’ roll hoedown, the bands were in top-notch form, proving that the Local 518 music scene has got a bunch of serious talent ready for bigger regional and national spotlights. And the crowds responded. Encores were demanded and granted; Wild Adriatic dipped into some Led Zeppelin. Stellar Young fans exhibited serious devotion to their fave band, waving giant cut-out heads of the bandmembers from the audience. And Eastbound Jesus once again had folks do-si-do-ing on the sidewalks and foot-stompin’ on the asphalt.

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LIVE: Stellar Young @ McGeary’s Pub, 8/31/13

Friday, September 13th, 2013
Stellar Young

Stellar Young

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Stellar Young rocked and rolled into McGeary’s Pub in Albany over Labor Day weekend to help wrap up Nippertown’s summer summer season with a bang. Adding to the musical fireworks, Woodstock guitar phenom Joey Eppard shared the stage.

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LIVE: Troy Pig Out & BaconFest NY @ Riverfront Park, 7/13/13

Monday, August 5th, 2013
Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Ribs, bacon-flavored cotton candy, pulled pork sandwiches and bacon-flavored ice cream and so much more… Yes, pork products reigned supreme when the annual Troy Pig Out joined forces with BaconFest NY in Troy’s recently renovated Riverfront Park last month.

But in addition to the oodles of eats, the fest also offered up plenty of great music, too, including a headlining show by Blind Pig Records’ blues-slinger extraordinaire Albert Cummings and such Local 518 faves as Mirk, Stellar Young and the Twangbusters.

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LIVE: Lucky Tubb & the Modern Day Troubadours @ Riverlink Park by Way of the Mabee Farm & the Troy Pig Out, 7/13/13

Thursday, July 18th, 2013
Lucky Tubb

Lucky Tubb

Reviews and photographs by Stanley Johnson

Last Saturday I found myself faced with a list of no less than eight events, most of them involving low-cost or free entertainment. You can’t be everywhere, but you can run around and try to hit up as much as possible. The winters around here are so miserable, that when the weather is hot with no serious storm threat, I decided to wring every last drop of fun out of the day. Or at least that was the plan.

I started out not far from home at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction on the banks of the Mohawk River. (The river theme was essential on a 90-degree day). The Mabee House and the Franchere Center were hosting the Two Row Wampum Festival and visitors were coming by way of a lot of varied means, including a bicycle rally and by canoe. The Six Nations paddlers were scheduled to arrive to welcoming drums along the Mohawk, as part of an official ceremony along with many hands-on displays and activites at the farm. There were workshops and teaching lectures, such as “Creation Stories” by Kay Olan of the Mohawk Wolf Clan and “On Water Drums” by Dawn Standing Woman of the Mohawk Turtle Clan. We listened to the drum circle, watched a yarn spinning demonstration and learned about snapping turtles.

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LIVE: Stellar Young @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 7/6/13

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Video by Timothy Reidy

Stellar Young at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Saturday, July 13…

LIVE: San Cisco @ the Bayou Cafe, 4/7/13

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
 Jordi Davieson (photo by Timothy Reidy)

San Cisco’s Jordi Davieson

Review by Erin Harkes
Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Anyone who says there’s nothing to do in Albany doesn’t listen to WEQX-FM.

This great radio station presents some amazing (and often free!) shows – pairing up Local 518 greats with touring indie rock bands. The results are usually epic, and Sunday night’s free show was no exception.

The Australian four-piece indie-pop band San Cisco performed at Albany’s Bayou Cafe to a packed crowd of reveling hipsters. The band opened with “Golden Revolver,’ which set the ebullient tone for the evening. The second song was led by Scarlett Stevens’ pulsing bass drum as though she were leading a parade. “Lyall” had a punk/surf beat which brilliantly contrasted with the almost reggae feel of the following song “Hunter” before bringing it back to pop with the slower and catchy “Beach.” “Reckless” was sweet and ethereal. I couldn’t help falling in love with the line, “I wouldn’t mind loving that girl.”

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New Release Rack: Stellar Young

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Stellar Young: Everything At Once

Stellar Young is celebrating the release of their debut full-length album, Everything at Once. The band is slated to throw their CD release party on Saturday night (February 9) at McGeary’s Pub in Albany, and it’s shaping up to be quite a bash.

Since it’s also Mardi Gras weekend, Stellar Young is mixing it up, transforming their release celebration into a semi-formal masquerade party. Mardi Gras masks will be provided at the door, if you don’t have your own. The bash will also feature cake, an exhibit of the album’s artwork and caricatures by Smallbany’s Dana Owens.

And the night will also feature a double-bill of bands – sort of. The evening will start out with Stellar Young playing a set of their older material when the band was known as the City Never Sleeps. Then they’ll be back to play a second set – performing their new album Everything at Once in its entirety.

Doors open at 9pm. And admission is just $5.

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