LIVE: The Fleshtones @ the River Street Pub, 3/8/15

March 12th, 2015, 4:00 pm by Greg
Peter Zarema of the Fleshtones

Peter Zarema of the Fleshtones

Review by Ross Marvin
Photographs by Ed Conway

The unfettered, unfiltered cool of the Fleshtones

Here’s an America that’s nearly impossible to imagine: Andy Warhol has a TV show on MTV. On the show is a garage revival band called the Fleshtones. They play a sinewy, melodic dirge and their young, statuesque singer Peter Zaremba flips his long bangs across his forehead as he taps a tambourine. Then, in the foreground of your not-so-flat TV set, appears a pre-Gandalf, pre-Magneto, but no less magnetic Sir Ian McKellan. He starts reciting a Shakespearian sonnet. No, I’m not having a bad trip. Here’s the proof, just one click away in YouTube land.

Hard to believe, right? MTV, and not a pregnant teenager in sight.

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Parade o’ Shoes: Keith Streng of the Split Squad

August 14th, 2014, 11:00 am by Greg

Parade of Shoes: Keith Streng

One of the best dressed men in garage-rock history…

The man who always matches his shoes to his shirt…

And now a two-time Parade o’ Shoes honoree…

Keith Streng of the Fleshtones, playing with the Split Squad at the River Street Pub, Troy, 8/3/14

LIVE: The Split Squad @ River Street Pub, 8/3/14
Parade of Shoes: Keith Streng

LIVE: Urban Gumbo @ the River Street Pub, 9/3/13

September 17th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg

Video and story by Joel Patterson

Remember Urban Gumbo? Of course you do! At one time these Nippertown natives were the darlings of East Coast club-goers everywhere, with their tasty concoction of fuel-injected, nitro-burnin’ R&B.

Well… a new, enhanced line-up of this classic group has secretly re-formed and has taken up a residency at the River Street Pub in Troy on Tuesday nights to rehearse, jam out and fine-tune a batch of new material.

A new album is in the works… hope you’re hungry!

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