Posts Tagged ‘Timothy Reidy’

LIVE: Conehead Buddha @ Washington Park, 8/17/15

Monday, August 31st, 2015
Conehead Buddha

Conehead Buddha

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Remember those good ole days when there were free concerts every Monday night on the Lake House Stage in Albany’s Washington Park?

Well, they might be coming back next summer…

After nearly a decade without the popular summer concert events in Washington Park – which were originally produced by Mona Golub and Second Wind Productions and then later by Maura Swift – Park Playhouse is working to build a new Monday Music Series.

And earlier this month they tested the waters with a single, stand-alone concert presented by Park Playhouse and the Palace Theatre, in association with the City of Albany’s Department of Special Events. The free concert on Monday, August 17, featured Coxsackie-based jam-band faves Conehead Buddha with Albany soul-funk band the Victory Soul Orchestra opening the show.

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LIVE: Bahamas @ The Linda, 7/25/15

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Bahamas

Bahamas

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk, Timothy Reidy

Afie Jurvanen isn’t from the Bahamas. He’s a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie – a working class town in rural Ontario.

But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009, he’s been making music under the name Bahamas – writing songs about sunsets, love affairs and making out with crooked smiles. Through simple arrangements, he charts an escape route from the snow belt to the coral reefs.

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LIVE: Big Fez & the Surfmatics @ Saratoga Race Track Gazebo, 8/15/15

Friday, August 21st, 2015

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Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Win or lose, there’s always something fun to do at the Saratoga Race Course – like diggin’ the sounds of Big Fez & the Surfmatics, featuring the twang-toned talents of guitarists Donny & Johnny Fez backed by the rhythm section of bassist Mikey Fez and the big beat of drummer JB Fez. Cowabunga, dude!

Big Fez & the boys will be back at the track on Sunday, September 6 for the closing weekend of the season…

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LIVE: Shinobi Ninja @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 7/25/15

Friday, August 21st, 2015
Shinobi Ninja

Shinobi Ninja

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

The Brooklyn-based band Shinobi Ninja – who took home top honors at the MOVE Music Video Awards at the Madison Theater in Albany earlier this year – returned to town to rock the house at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy last month, splitting the bill with Sonic Metanoia (who have since changed their name to the Purple Curfew.

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LIVE: Schenectady County SummerNight @ State Street, 7/10/15

Friday, August 21st, 2015
Bernie Williams

Bernie Williams

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Yeah, in concert in the Electric City, the longtime NY Yankee centerfielder proved that he can handle a guitar nearly as well as he handled a baseball bat back in his heyday. Bernie Williams brought his All-Star Band to Schenectady’s State Street earlier this month as the headliners for the annual free street party, Schenectady County SummerNight. And judging by the fans’ reactions, he knocked it out of the park again…

Joining Williams and his band in the free, evening-long celebration were the Refrigerators, Stockade Kids, the #2 Band, Moriah Formica, Crush and the veteran Charlie Smith Blues Band.

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LIVE: Bernie Williams & His All-Star Band @ SummerNight, 7/10/15

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LIVE: Ampevene @ Parish Public House, 7/14/15

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Ampevene

Ampevene

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Two of Nippertown’s hottest up-and-coming bands – Gabe Stallman’s Ampevene and Better by Morning – teamed up with New Jersey’s Mad Kings for a rockin’ triple bill at the Parish Public House in Albany last month.

UPCOMING: Both of the Local 518 bands will be back in action on Saturday, September 12. Better by Morning will be playing the free PearlPalooza street festival on Albany’s North Pearl Street, while Ampevene will be up at Saratoga Springs’ Putnam Den opening for Consider the Source.

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LIVE: Blotto @ the Low Beat, 8/5/15

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
(photo by Martin Benjamin)

(photo by Martin Benjamin)

Photographs by Martin Benjamin, Timothy Reidy

Blotto – those merry pranksters of ’80s pop culture – slipped into the Low Beat in Albany last week, whipping through a run-through of such vintage gems as “My Baby’s the Star of a Driver’s Ed Movie,” “Goodbye, Mr. Bond” and even “Metal Head” in preparation for their big Alive at Five concert with Blue Oyster Cult the following evening.

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LIVE: Home Body @ the Low Beat, 7/9/15

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Home Body

Home Body

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

WHO: Home Body
WITH Slowshine
WITH Eternal Crimes
WHERE: The Low Beat, Albany
WHEN: Thursday, July 9

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