Posts Tagged ‘Timothy Reidy’

LIVE: Holly & Evan @ Wiswall Park, 8/14/14

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Holly & Evan

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

The blues-and-more trio of Holly & Evan – bolstered by drummer Rob Morris – kicked out the jams earlier this month at Ballston Spa’s Wiswall Park.

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LIVE: Eddie Money @ Empire State Plaza Convention Hall, 8/13/14

Monday, August 25th, 2014
Eddie Money

Eddie Money

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Hey, you know, we kinda like Eddie Money, but we’re a little burned out on the guy…

His performance at the Empire State Plaza Convention Hall – moved indoors from the Plaza due to the weather forecast – earlier this month was his second time headlining the New York State Food Festival in just the past four years. And it was Money’s seventh (at least) annual summer tour stop in Nippertown…

Do we really need to hear “Two Tickets to Paradise” every summer?

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LIVE: Super 400 / Wild Adriatic @ Rockin’ On the River, 7/2/14

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Super 400's Kenny Hohman  and Joe Daley

Super 400′s Kenny Hohman and Joe Daley

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Yes, every once in a long while, the Rockin’ On the River concert series veers off the path dedicated to tribute-bands-and-nothing-but-tribute-bands to showcase some of the Local 518′s finest – bands that actually play their own music.

That certainly was the case earlier this month when two of Nippertown’s hardest rockin’ trios – Super 400 and Wild Adriatic – teamed up for a dynamic double bill in the Troy’s Green Island Bridge parking lot earlier this month.

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LIVE: All Over Albany’s Rail, River, Hudson Tour, 7/12/14

Monday, July 21st, 2014
All Over Albany’s Rail, River, Hudson Tour

Get on the bus…

Story, photographs and video by Timothy Reidy

On a recent Saturday, a group of us went on a travel adventure. Last year, I had as similar day trip to Hudson, but this was better planned and had more going for it. For All Over Albany’s Rail, River, Hudson Tour, there were enough folks to pack both buses from Albany to the Rensselaer train station. The group was orderly packed in the train, too, and had a nice day to go south to Hudson.

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LIVE: Bootsy Collins / Shaggy @ the Empire State Plaza, 6/18/14

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Review by Greg Haymes
Video by Timothy Reidy

With The Egg as a backdrop, it certainly looked as though the Mothership had indeed landed on the Empire State Plaza last Wednesday evening, as the electrifying starchild o’ funk Bootsy Collins and his crew led the crowd through classic Parliament-Funkadelic chants, from the opening “We love the funk, gotta have the funk” to the closing “It’s official, family approved, one nation under a groove.”

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Parade o’ Shoes: Tara Merritt of Mirk

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Parade of Shoes: Tara Merritt

Photograph by Timothy Reidy

It’s a big week for vocalist Tara Merritt and the other members of Mirk, who open for Dwele at Albany’s free Alive at Five concert in Jennings Landing at 5pm on Thursday (June 26)) and then take over the Hollow Bar + Kitchen on Saturday (June 28) for a CD release party in celebration of their new album, Run.

LIVE: Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, 5/11/14 (Day Two)

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
The Lucky Jukebox Brigade

The Lucky Jukebox Brigade (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Photographs by Timothy Reidy
Additional photographs by Richard Brody

For Day Two of Albany’s 66th annual Tulip Festival, the weather cooperated perfectly, and the two stages of non-stop music went off without a hitch – no cancellations like Day One.

And, in fact, Tulip Fest Sunday – aka Mothers’ Day – offered a broader spectrum of music than Saturday’s line-up. From Nicole Vaness Ortiz’s Main Stage opening tribute to Whitney Houston to Tonic frontman Emerson Hart’s fest wrap-up showcase of tunes from his new solo album, Beauty in Disarray, the Main Stage activity was less rock-oriented and more family-friendly. Singer-songwriter Caroline Glaser – a popular contestant on NBC-TV’s “The Voice” singing competition – served up some sparkling indie-folk sounds, and the Local 518 even got some Main Stage representation with Troy guitarslinger Graham Tichy leading his band through a roots-rock cavalcade that stretched from rockabilly to swing.

Over at the Lakehouse Stage, the all-homegrown line-up of bands proved that the Local 518 is home to a healthy and diverse array of music, from the relatively new, fuzzed-out, instrumental surf sounds of the Kimono Dragons to the funky, horn-fueled jazz of the Chronicles to the harmony-laden Americana folk-rock of the North & South Dakotas to the finale rousing blast of the cabaret/party band the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, previewing some fresh new tunes from their upcoming sophomore album, it was a grand day for music.

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LIVE: Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, 5/10/14 (Day One)

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LIVE: Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, 5/10/14 (Day One)

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Review by Greg Haymes
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Additional photographs by Timothy Reidy

Despite the week-long weather predictions of rain, rain and more rain, Day One of Albany’s 66th annual Tulip Festival was a perfect Saturday for arts & crafts shopping, food-truck sampling, flower photos and, of course, people watching in Albany’s Washington Park.

Musically, however, things didn’t go quite so smoothly. The Chain Gang of 1974 – originally slated to be the Main Stage opening act – cancelled the week before the fest and then just 24 prior to their scheduled headlining performance MS MR dropped off the bill as well. Replacement bands were booked – Panama Wedding to open and Mike Doughty to close – but this year’s Tulip Fest just didn’t seem to have the buzz surrounding previous feats.

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