Posts Tagged ‘Timothy Reidy’

LIVE: The Holly & Evan Band @ Cafe NOLA, 2/13/15

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Holly & Evan Band

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

It was Friday the 13th. It was the eve of Valentine’s Day. But most importantly, when the Holly & Evan Band cranked up their batch o’ blues at Cafe NOLA in Schenectady earlier this month, it was the kick off the big Mardi Gras weekend. And fresh from recent big bashes like First Night Saratoga and the Capital Area Indie Fest, singer-guitarist Holly Taormina, bassist Evan Conway and drummer Rob Morris certainly do know how to throw down a party.

You can catch the Holly & Evan Band at 9pm tonight at Sharp Shooters Billiards in Amsterdam, where they’re sharing the stage with pop-rock duo Sirsy. Admission is $5.

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LIVE: Sirsy @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 2/14/15

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Video and photographs by Timothy Reidy

Sirsy – the dynamic pop-rock duo of Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti - spent their Valentine’s Day warming the hearts of fans at Troy’s Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

They’re playing one more Local 518 gig – Friday night (February 27) at Sharp Shooters Billiards in Amsterdam with the Holly & Evan Band – before heading south on a tour that will take them to Austin for SXSW.

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LIVE: Wild Adriatic / Conehead Buddha @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 2/6/15

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Video and photographs by Tim Reidy

Before heading down to the Lone Star State for a month-long Texas tour, Saratoga’s Wild Adriatic teamed up with Conehead Buddha for a jam-packed, sold-out night at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany.

Wild Adriatic will be releasing their new EP, Never Enough, on Tuesday, March 17. And you can GO HERE to hear the lead-off single, “Strange Persuasions”…

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LIVE: Genevieve @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 2/5/15

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Video and photographs by Tim Reidy

as the former lead singer with the now-defunct Chicago band Company of Thieves, Genevieve is certainly no stranger to the Albany Pearl Street club scene, having performed in recent years at Jillian’s, the Bayou Cafe and PearlPalooza.

Earlier this month, Genevieve made her Nippertown solo debut with her new band, playing the Hollow Bar + Kitchen and showcasing selections from her upcoming EP, Show Your Colors. Saratoga alt-rockers Better by Morning opened the show with plenty of snap ‘n’ pop.

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LIVE: The Parlor @ the Low Beat, 1/22/15

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
The Parlor

The Parlor

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Led by the high-energy Eric Krans and the sultry Jen O’Connor, the Parlor cracked open their 2015 season of concerts with a stop at the Low Beat in Albany last month, churning out their trademark – and highly unlikely – melding of folk and funk with a splash of disco tossed in for good measure.

Sharing the stage were Neighborhood of Make Believe and Slowshine for an evening of fine, fine homegrown Local 518 music to help us all shake off our cabin fever and winter blues.

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LIVE: Locksley @ Vapor, 1/17/15

Friday, February 13th, 2015
Locksley

Locksley

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Wisconsin power-popsters Locksley returned to Nippertown last month for a free concert sponsored by WEQX-FM at Vapor in Saratoga Springs. Local 518 favorites the Lucky Jukebox Brigade kicked off the festivities with an impressive opening set. That’s what we call “real good for FREE”…

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LIVE: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds @ Club Helsinki, 1/16/15

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

Review and photographs by Fred Rudofsky
Additional photographs by Timothy Reidy

A chilly mid-January night in Hudson did not have a ghost of a chance of preventing a full house from throwing it down with Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Club Helsinki.

It was a Friday night of perpetual wow moments – grooves and solos so sneaky they could untie your shoe laces; and vocals so sultry that heatstroke was imminent. As for the songs, they ranged from deep soul and funk to holla-to-your-mama blues and hip-hop with a dash of reggae and New Orleans second line strut thrown in for good measure.

Based out of Brooklyn, the seven-piece band led by singer extraordinaire Arleigh “Sister Sparrow” Kincheloe hit it and didn’t quit for over two hours. Opening with “Crawdaddies” was a masterstroke, setting a tone that the party would not wait. Phil Rodriguez (trumpet) and Brian Graham (baritone sax) opened the tune, Jackson Kincheloe cranked up the blues harp, and Sister Sparrow was in full got-ya mode, dancing and singing with gusto. The place went nuts. Shifting gears to a slow, bluesy cadence, the band dug into “Don’t Be Jealous (Just Me and the Fellas)”, and the soul testifying had the crowd singing along. Three new songs from the forthcoming album – “Sugar,” “Catch Me If You Can” and “We Need a Love” – brought a dash of disco, some slide guitar-meets-harmonica blues, and Ann Peebles-styled soul testifying respectively.

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BEST OF 2014: Timothy Reidy’s Top 10 Albany Concerts

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Rubblebucket

Rubblebucket @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen

Story and photographs by Timothy Reidy

YES @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre (July 6): Great instrumentation and a winner show. Switching songs worked in first album, too.

STELLAR YOUNG @ the Washington Avenue Armory (June 7): During P.A.N.D.A. Take Back Tour. Short set was very sweet.

RUBBLEBUCKET @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen (September 14): This had fun all over.

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