LIVE: Sean Rowe @ Newberry Music Hall, 10/17/15

November 19th, 2015, 3:09 pm by Greg

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Photographs by Tim Reidy

Sean Rowe – the Troy troubadour with the booming baritone voice – took the stage at Saratoga Springs’ Newberry Music Hall last month in support of his latest EP, Her Songs. The Albany-based duo the Sea the Sea opened the show.

Rowe is slated to return to the Spa City for a rare two-night stand at Caffe Lena at 8pm on Saturday, January 30 and 7pm on Sunday, January 31. Tickets are $25 in advance; $27 at the door.

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LIVE: The Moth & the Flame @ The Hollow, 10/14/15

November 16th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg
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The Moth & the Flame

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Los Angeles-based alt-rockers the Moth & the Flame were one of the most buzzed-about bands of September’s waterlogged PearlPalooza street fest, and so it was no surprise when they made a return to Albany’s North Pearl Street for a free headlining concert at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen last month.

They were joined by Katie Hammon’s Bear Grass, who opened the show.

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LIVE: Intrepid Travelers @ Parish Public House, 10/1/15

October 13th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg
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Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Making their way out of the Queen City of the Great Lakes (that would be Buffalo, of course,) Intrepid Travelers landed at Albany’s Parish Public House recently. Featuring drummer Jon Fohl, bassist David Neimanis, keyboardist Donny Frauenhofer and guitarist Brian Calisto, the band rolled through some impressive hybrid jam, spreading on layers of funk, jazz, rock, laced with a shot or two of psychedelia. Local 518sters the Victory Soul Orchestra shared the bill and kept things hoppin’ throughout the night.

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LIVE: MaryLeigh Roohan @ Caffe Lena, 9/6/15

October 5th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg

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Photographs and video by Timothy Reidy

Singer-songwriter and Saratoga native MaryLeigh Roohan took the hallowed stage at Caffe Lena last month for a homecoming concert that served as the CD release party for her new five-song EP, Living Alone.

NOTE: MaryLeigh Roohan will be playing at the opening concert of the season at Mother’s Wine Emporium at RPI’s Student Union in Troy on Saturday (October 10) with fellow Saratogians Better By Morning. Showtime is 8pm; admission is free.

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LIVE: PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, 9/12/15

October 2nd, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg
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Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Yes, there were three free music festivals in downtown Albany on Saturday, September 12, but the Hispanic Heritage Celebration was held indoors at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, and the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival was wisely re-located to the rain site. But the sixth annual PearlPalooza – with two outdoor stages on North Pearl Street in Albany – got hammered with the rain storm that rolled in mid-afternoon.

While there were indeed a few hardy souls who didn’t mind cavorting in the rain, attendance was way down by the time headliner Matisyahu took his turn at the microphone.

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LIVE: Olivia Quillio @ Dana Park, 8/31/15

September 29th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg
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Olivia Quillio

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

You probably drive-by it all the time without even ever really noticing it, except maybe for that big rock. Dana Park is that tiny, little pocket park in the heart of Albany at the intersection of Lark Street and Madison Avenue. And for the past seven years, it’s been home to the annual Dana Park Concert Series on Monday evenings all summer long.

It ain’t no big woo-hah like Alive at Five or Rockin’ On the River, but rather an intimate gathering of folks under the streetlights and an up-close chance to listen to some of the Local 518’s primo homegrown musical talent – from jazz (the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra, the New York Jazz Duo) to Americana (the Nellies, Ramblin Jug Stompers) and beyond.

The always charming barefoot singer-songwriter Olivia Quillio wrapped up this year’s eight-concert series with a lovely performance in support of her new album, Get Down and Pray. ‚ÄéMeara Mctague & Friends opened up the musical festivities for the evening.

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LIVE: Sirsy @ Wiswall Park, 8/27/15

September 21st, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg

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Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Sirsy – the dynamic pop-rock duo of Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti – wrapped up another fine season of free summer concerts at Wiswall Park in Ballston Spa last month.

The duo embarks on a month-long east coast tour kicking off at the Bitter End in NYC on Thursday (September 24), and continuing down the coast to Florida. But they’ll be back in town in time for a free Halloween concert at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy at 9:30 on Saturday, October 31.

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LIVE: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ Empire State Plaza, 8/26/15

September 18th, 2015, 1:00 pm by Greg

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Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Albany’s own Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company closed out the summer’s free Made in the Shade of the Egg weekly lunchtime performance series at the Empire State Plaza last month…

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