Posts Tagged ‘The Egg’

LIVE: King Crimson @ The Egg, 9/9&10/14

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Review by Bokonon

Breowrr bah-duh-dah bumpa, brrawwr brawwr…

Take your own stab at spelling it out, but the opening strains of “21st Century Schizoid Man” sent yet another thrilling shiver through The Egg last Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Another? Well, geez, it was competing with the performance premiere of “One More Red Nightmare” (40 years on from its vinyl bow), the barbed art crunch of “Red” and the righteous skronk of “Sailor’s Tale” (itself last heard live in 1984).

King Crimson was in the house and it was any prog fan’s wet dream. Yes, Genesis, Gentle Giant… pussies all compared to — Jack Black, back me up here — the majesty of King Crimson.

While the other blokes his age were bluesing it up through the late ’60s, Robert Fripp was getting his Henry Purcell on, forging a baroque jazz metal weirdness that festers to this day.

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The Egg Announces New Concerts

Monday, September 15th, 2014
The Zucchini Brothers

The Zucchini Brothers

The Egg in Albany has announced the schedule of performances in its Family Wonders series, which includes the annual holiday concert by Local 518 faves the Zucchini Brothers, as well as a chance to sing-along with a Grammy Award winner.

The Zucchini Brothers Christmas show has been an annual tradition at The Egg for more than a decade, and it will be returning once again at 2pm on Sunday, December 14. Tickets are $12.

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Joie Calio, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Joie Calio

Joie Calio

“Wow, let me think… I think that the first album that I actually bought with my own money was the Who’s Quadrophenia. I had a paper route, I saved my money, and I went into the store and purchased it myself.

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LIVE: Boz Scaggs @ The Egg, 8/5/14

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs

Review by Greg Haymes
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

“Polite” is a word that you never want to read in a review of a rock concert. Or a blues concert. Or a soul concert.

But at The Egg’s Hart Theatre recently, veteran soul man Boz Scaggs was simply polite. He simmered, but he never reached the boiling point.

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Two More New Shows Announced for The Egg

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Chris D’Elia

Chris D’Elia

On Monday, it was comedian Carly Aquilino

On Tuesday, it was Chris Isaak

Now, The Egg has announced two more two shows… the third and fourth of the week, and it’s only Wednesday.

Comedian Chris D’Elia – the star of the NBC-TV sitcom “Undateable” and former co-star on “Whitney” – will step into the spotlight at The Egg at 8pm on Thursday, September 25. Priced at $30, tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday (July 25).

And there are more laughs in store at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 16 when the Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy – featuring Vic DiBitetto, Sam Fedele, Freddy Proia and Frank Santorelli – take over. Tickets are $40, $50 & $60.

LIVE: Johnnyswim @ The Egg, 6/23/14

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Johnnyswim
Photographs by Andrezej Pilarczyk

Johnnyswim – the Nashville-based husband and wife team of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano – made their Nippertown concert debut recently with a passionate, charming performance at The Egg’s Swyer Theatre in Albany.

Backed by their band, Sudano (the daughter of the late disco superstar Donna Summer) and Ramirez took the stage in support of their recently released debut album, Diamonds, and like their album title, they simply sparkled in concert.

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New Show Announced for The Egg

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Carly Aquilino

Carly Aquilino

Stand-up comedian Carly Aquilino of MTV’s “Girl Code” will be stepping into the spotlight at The Egg in Albany at 8pm on Saturday, September 27.

Priced at $25 and $50, tickets are slated to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday. Ticket prices will increase $5 the day of the show.

LIVE: Yes @ The Egg, 7/6/14

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Steve Howe

Steve Howe

Review by Bokonon
Photographs by Stanley Johnson

So, at the Yes show at The Egg on Sunday, I was discussing with an old friend the fact that I have been progging out of late. I have no embarrassment or fear of this, and it’s been pretty deep. Lots of Can, not like that’s a surprise, the Krautrock tip is always cool. But perhaps a touch of Magma, made-up language and all. Certainly some Henry Cow, a fair dose of Soft Machine and David Thomas’ solo work, which, really, is never too far from the heart. And Beefheart. Is Beefheart prog?

But back to Yes. Yes is the acceptable face of prog, side by side with Genesis, which try as I might, I could just never sink my teeth into, despite protestations from ardent worshippers. Jon Anderson sang a tune with King Crimson, sure, but Yes could never marshall that kind of power. When Bruford jumped ship he knew that something like Red would crush Anderson’s head.

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