That Was The Week That Was

July 17th, 2009, 4:01 pm by Sara

We celebrated Jimmy Scott’s birthday

We had flashbacks: SPAC: 30 years ago and 1997/2009: Then & Now

We hung out at Albany Rural Cemetery, listened to Sarah Jarosz’s “Song Up in Her Head” and watched Scott Walker’s “30 Century Man”

We were everywhere:
LIVE: The Church @ The Egg 7/10
LIVE: Lidia Kaminska @ The Sembrich Opera Museum, 7/11
LIVE: King Sunny Ade @ Central Park’s Music Haven, 7/12
LIVE: Mechanicville Family Day 7/12/09
LIVE: The Alan Payette Band, 7/15

Blotto Got Smart

You gotta hand it to Talk to the Hand

Cheap Trick brought back the 8-track

And don’t forget to mark your calendar: Comin’ soon… and Comin’ soon


That Was The Week That Was

July 10th, 2009, 4:21 pm by Sara

Consider a free download from Riceboy Sleeps
Consider Cool Summer School
Consider The Book on Sol LeWitt
Consider the George Landis Arboretum for a picnic or a hike.
Avalon Peacock keeps on doing the duets
What was that UFO on Broadway?
Song of the Week: Crescent City Snow
LIVE: Sandra St. Victor @ the Music Haven
LIVE: The Cowsills Keep It In The Family
LIVE: Kyle Vincent @ Empire State Plaza
LIVE: Yarn @ Shepard Park
LIVE: Black 47/Kevin McKrell @ Alive at 5
LIVE: Hi8us/Lynch @ Rockin’ the River

Wrap It Up…

July 3rd, 2009, 4:47 pm by Sara

Here’s a look back at posts of the past week:

An interview with John Norek of WEXT’s The Latin Alternative.

Live: Freihofer’s Jazz Festival where attendance was up

Live: The Gerald Clayton Quintet at Skidmore College

Live: The Nancy Walker Trio at the Tang

Martin Benjamin on the State of the Circus

Hanging out at Troy Night Out

Things to put on your calendar

Set the music world on fire

Things that aren’t where they used to be and things you can’t even see anyway

Diana Krall, What was the first record you ever bought?

Wrap It Up…

June 20th, 2009, 6:50 am by Sara


The Week In Review:

A Big Day Out at The Fields at Art Omi

Link Roundup: Paperlicious Paper

The Van Dyck Re-opens

The Outlaws stepped in for the Marshall Tucker Band

Avalon Peacock in Can You Duet?

Strange Local Commercials

Split-Single Suggestion

The Myth of the Tormented Artist

Dave Douglas: Spirit Moves CD Review

Buddy and Julie Miller: Written in Chalk CD Review

Review of Winterpills @ Valentine’s, 6/18

RIP: Bob Bogle of The Ventures

Take It From The Top: Mason Williams

Pat Metheny, What Was The First Record You Ever Bought?

This Weekend:

Artist reception for Graphic Content exhbiition at Posie Kviat Gallery on Warren Street in Hudson on Saturday.

Ian Nagoski @ Albany Sonic Arts Collective/UAG on Saturday

heARTS aligned @ Bread & Jam Cafe on Saturday

Classic Philly soul combo Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes headline the Juneteenth Celebration at the Music Haven in Central Park, Schenectady at 7:30pm Saturday.

The Whipple City Festival at various locations throughout the town of Greenwich on Friday-Sunday.

The DownTown Ensemble at the Brick Elephant on Sunday afternoon

Anvil! The Story of Anvil at the Spectrum Theatre

Wrap It Up…

June 13th, 2009, 9:58 am by Sara


The Week In Review

Joe Putrock and Elizabeth Dubben inspired us to work every day.

And when you’re done working, have some weird ice cream

Oh boy, right again: Nina Stanley won the Peoples Choice Art Award at Art on Lark.

Who would be in your ideal supergroup?


Music for Silent Films at Saratoga Arts Center 8pm – 9:30pm ($5 Admission / Free with Artsfest Artspass): A diverse group of musicians come together to improvise music to accompany short films by regional filmmakers.

Musicians Lewis “Flip” Barnes (trumpet) Chris Becker (laptop, kaoss pad), Tony Maimone (bass), Paul Watson (cornet, effects), Lynn Wright (guitar, effects) and Ryder Cooley (musical saw, accordion)

Filmmakers Maureen Sager, Yuko Edwards, Kyra Garrigue, Blair Neal, Daniel DeFabio, Leona Christie

Also on Saturday:

Celebrate the Quadricentennial of Henry Hudson’s trip up the river at Schodack Island State Park or PS/21 in Chatham.

Juneteenth Celebration 11am – 3pm @ Arbor Hill Community Center, 50 Lark St. in Albany

Uncle Rock @ the Linda, Albany

Rhythm On the Ridge Festival featuring Sweet Cider, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Hill Hollow Band, more @ Maple Ridge Ski, Rotterdam

Rob Jonas with Sumac and Jo Henley @ Valentine’s, Albany

The Ashley Pond Band with Space Lounge and Ben Karis-Nix @ Valentine’s, Albany

Super 400 with Hamell on Trial @ Revolution Hall, Troy

The Doc Marshalls @ Club Helsinki, Great Barrington, Mass.

The Frank Wakefield Band @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs

Peppy Castro @ the Colony Cafe, Woodstock

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys @ Alchemy, Woodstock

FETCH! Lab: Crazy About Kites 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM @ Schenectady Museum

Saratoga Arts Fest continues in (duh) downtown Saratoga.

Local Food Festival, 10am-4pm at Indian Ladder Farms

Ballston Spa village wide garage sale (all weekend).

Wrap it up…

June 6th, 2009, 9:44 am by Sara


The online store for Dark Night Of The Soul, the unique art project from Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch, is now open for business. Act now if you want to buy the 100+ page book of original David Lynch photography – it’s a limited run of 5,000.

Charity dog wash at the East Greenbush Animal Hospital (477-7400) from 1-4pm today. $20 donation per dog with proceeds benefiting the playground at Castleton Elementary School.

Oink Oink. Today is Friendly’s Free Ice Cream Day

Also today, and also free:

Art on Lark @ Lark Street, Albany

Opening reception for The Karene Faul Alumni Exhibition @ the College of St. Rose’s Esther Massry Gallery, Albany

This week in review:

Alchemy opened. Tonight you can see Commander Cody and Professor Louie

It’s your funeral. What do you want to hear?

Champ? Ex-Champ.

Matchstick art, some of which goes up in flames

Bogies is back from the dead

Please don’t eat the art: Jell-O artist Liz Hickok

Mark you calendar: Real Good For Free

Caffe LenaHolly & EvanJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysCartoonist John CaldwellThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantAdvertise on Nippertown!G.C. HaymesArtist Charles Haymes