Posts Tagged ‘Tim Reidy’

LIVE: Blue Oyster Cult & Blotto @ Alive at Five, 8/6/15

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Eric Bloom, Richie Castellano and Buck Dharma (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Eric Bloom, Richie Castellano and Buck Dharma (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Photographs by Rudy Lu, Stanley Johnson, Ed Conway, Tim Reidy, Richard Brody

The Blot & Blue Tour, back together again for one night only!

Blotto and Blue Oyster Cult originally teamed up for a tour that took place back in February and March of 1983. They reunited for one of the largest Alive at Five concerts in Albany’s Corning Preserve in August of 1996.

Earlier this month, the two bands shared the stage again, this time at Jennings Landing, wrapping up the 2015 Alive at Five concert season in front of the largest crowd of the summer.

From “Godzilla” to “Goodbye, Mr. Bond,” from “Don’t Fear the Reaper” to “I Wanna Be a Lifeguard,” the evening jam packed with rockin’ riffs, some hearty laughs and too much fun.

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LIVE: Jocelyn Arndt @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 5/22/15

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Jocelyn Arndt

Jocelyn Arndt

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

WHO: Jocelyn Arndt
WITH Hard Soul, the Holly & Evan Band, Kayla & the Tellers
WHERE: The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany
WHEN: Friday, May 22

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LIVE: Sgt. Dunbar / The Parlor @ Valentine’s, 2/8/14 (Part 2)

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014


Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned perform the final song at Valentine’s

Videos and photographs by Timothy Reidy

QE2…
288 Lark…
J.B. Scott’s…
Aerodrome…
Hulla-Baloo…
The Chateau…

Now we can add Valentine’s Music Hall to the list of beloved Nippertown music venues that have entered into history. Sometime early on Sunday morning February 9, the door to Valentine’s was closed and locked for the last time – but not before the nightspot hosted a mighty farewell celebration featuring B3nson Family stalwarts and Valentine’s regulars Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned and the Parlor.

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LIVE: Americanarama Festival of Music @ SPAC, 7/21/13

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Wilco (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Wilco with Garth Hudson

Review by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Timothy Reidy

Five years ago, when Bob Dylan last graced the stage of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, he was the headliner of the one-time-only Saratoga Music Festival that featured a cavalcade of Americana acts, including the likes of Levon Helm, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, the Swell Season and Raul Malo.

Last week, Dylan returned to SPAC as the top-bill on the touring Americanarama Festival of Music – which also featured Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham – and at the end of the night I was left with the same thought that I had back in 2008 – Dylan’s performance was disappointingly anti-climactic.

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LIVE: Olivia Quillio @ Fuzz Records, 2/24/13

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Video by Timothy Reidy

LIVE: Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned @ Valentine’s, 3/9/11

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Beware! The Other Head of Science

Beware! The Other Head of Science

It was Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned’s get-out-of-town send-off concert at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany earlier this month, as the band ramped up for their national tour. (They’re in Austin this weekend for the big SXSW fest.) The Valentine’s performance also doubled as a CD release party for their new album, “Twelve Horse Riding Songs.”

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LIVE: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers @ the Bayou Cafe, 3/8/11

Thursday, March 17th, 2011
Captain Squeeze & The Zydeco Moshers

Captain Squeeze & The Zydeco Moshers

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

The Mardi Gras season has come and gone for another year, and Nippertown’s own Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers hosted the annual party-hearty Fat Tuesday celebration in downtown Albany at the Bayou Cafe. Accordion squeeze-master Greg “Captain Speck” Speck led the band through selections from the band’s latest album, “Fine People Everywhere,” as well as plenty of other swamp-soaked bayou blues that kept revelers on the dance floor all night long.

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Captain Squeeze & The Zydeco Moshers

Captain Squeeze & The Zydeco Moshers

LIVE: Slender Shoulders @ Valentine’s, 3/4/11

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Spring officially arrives in Nippertown in about a week, but the SwordPaw folks got a jump on it with an end o’ winter celebration last Friday at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany. The line-up featured Slender Shoulders, Palatypus, Holly & Evan and Small Town Cinema.

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