Posts Tagged ‘Timothy Reidy’

LIVE: NYS Presenters Network Music Showcase @ The Egg, 10/28/14

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
The Villalobos Brothers

The Villalobos Brothers

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk, Timothy Reidy

The New York State Presenters Network held its annual conference in Albany last month, and in conjunction with the various workshops and panel discussions, the conference also hosted a showcase concert at The Egg that was free and open to the public.

The concert highlighted a wide variety of New York State musical talent from children’s singer-songwriter Dan Zanes to Latin jazz pianist Arturo O’Farrill and his quartet, from Mexican music group the Villalobos Brothers to the cutting edge classical ensemble Sybarite5 and jazz saxman Michael Blake.

All in all, it was a delightfully diverse mix of jazz, folk and contemporary classical and Latin music…

ALSO SEE:
More of Andrzej Pilarczyk’s photographs of this concert at Albany Jazz
More of Timothy Reidy’s photographs of this concert at Autobus Pour 3 Garcons

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LIVE: The Phryg / Oobleck @ the Low Beat, 11/6/14

Monday, November 24th, 2014
The Phyrg

The Phryg

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Brooklyn-based progressive funkateers the Phryg roared into the Low Beat earlier this month, detonating a mighty funk bomb. And sharing the stage was the Local 518′s own Oobleck, who upped the funk ante considerably.

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LIVE: Consider the Source / Mister F @ the Parish Public House, 10/31/14

Friday, November 21st, 2014
Consider The Source

Consider the Source

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

There’s always a big batch of entertainment options on Halloween, but the Parish Public House in Albany presented wild double bill that was quite worthy of your attendance.

It was a night of tricks and treats, and Consider the Source – purveyors of their patented “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion” sound – served up a bonus treat as they celebrated the release of their new EP, World War Trio, Part I, featuring the six-part suite, “Put Another Rock in That Bag.” Yeah, that’s a Halloween trick, to be sure…

Not only that, but they churned it all out while dressed as those mischievous little Droogies from “A Clockwork Orange.”

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LIVE: The Catbirds @ the Ale House, 10/25/14

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Chandler Travis

Chandler Travis

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Singer-songwriter-ringmaster Chandler Travis makes his home on Cape Cod, but Nippertown has become his home-away-from-home. Heck, he plays more Local 518 gigs than most local bands do.

On his latest stop, he brought his fab Catbirds to the Ale House in Troy, and as usual they ripped the place up with their unique, oh-so-sweet brand of rock ‘n’ roll. And once again the getting-a-little-less-reclusive Pete LaBonne was sharing the bill, both as the opening act in and joining the Catbirds in some delicious, five-piece musical mayhem.

The Catbirds have flown the Nippertown coop for now, but never fear, it’s never long before Travis returns in one of his many musical merauding incarnations or another. OH WAIT… the Chandler Travis Three-O will be returning to the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge for a free show at 9pm on Saturday (November 22). See, I told you it wouldn’t be long…

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LIVE: Lip Talk @ the Low Beat, 10/24/14

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Lip Talk

Lip Talk

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Ah, evolution…

Former Saratoga Springs singer Sarah Pedinotti has traversed across a wide musical spectrum to get to where she is these days. She started off as a jazz singer, but eventually the Sarah Pedinotti Band began drifting further and further toward a raw but sophisticated brand of Americana. When they switched band names to Railbird, Pedinotti was focusing on a bridge that blended the blues with a more experimental brand of rock.

After relocating to Brooklyn, Pedinotti, guitarist Chris Kyle and the rest of the band absorbed edgier, more urban influences, and finally, in October, 2013, another name change was in order, as Railbird became Lip Talk with the release of their EP, Lucky. At the time, the band declared, “It feels great to have finally arrived at a name for this musical beast of ours. It’s a happy, moody, experimental pop beast, and it’s definitely steering the ship, not us…”

Last month – a year after they adopted their current band moniker – the music steered them back to Nippertown, and after opening sets by Hudson 12-string guitarist Alexander Turnquist and Brent Gorton’s Better Pills, Lip Talk made their first official Albany appearance at the Low Beat, showcasing their new, more angular, sharp-edged sound. As you might expect, there were a few folks in the crowd who mourned the loss of some of the band’s older material and their earlier, warmer sound. But as Alvy Singer declared in “Annie Hall,” “A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.” And the same can be said for a good band…

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LIVE: The End Men @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 10/15/14

Monday, November 17th, 2014
The End Men

The End Men

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Fresh off their big U.S. tour in support of their latest album, Odds & Ends, the End Men ripped up Albany’s Hollow Bar + Kitchen with a free mid-week show last month, sharing the stage with Seattle trio My Goodness.

Churning out their down-and-dirty blues-rockin’ sound, the Brooklyn-based End Men – the dynamic duo of Matthew Hendershot (guitar, vocals) and Livia Ranalli (drums, percussion, vocals) – sounded razor-sharp, their finely honed chops matching their go-for-the-throat attitude.

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LIVE: Mikaela Davis @ the Parish Public House, 10/9/14

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Mikaela Davis

Mikaela Davis

Review by Greg Haymes
Photographs by Timothy Reidy

If you’re looking for something completely different, please check out the marvelous Mikaela Davis the next time she comes to town. After impressively strong opening sets by Olivia Quillio and Bear Grass, Davis made a dazzling return to the Parish Public House last month. It was her second time there (though it was known as Red Square when she played back in March), and she had previously played at the now defunct Valentine’s Music Hall back in 2011.

Rochester native Davis sings and plays the classical harp. Of course, she’s not the only harpist around playing in a non-classical setting – let’s not forget the harp duo Harptallica, for instance – but Davis plays her harp in service of her own original indie-pop songs, and at PPH in support of her new EP, Fortune Teller, she was particularly sparkling.

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LIVE: The Marching Great Danes @ UAlbany’s Bob Ford Field, 10/11/14

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The Marching Great Danes

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Yes, we cover cover all kinds of music here at Nippertown.com – including marching bands.

Here’s the UAlbany Marching Great Danes pumping up the crowd at Bob Ford Field during halftime of the Homecoming Weekend game against Richmond on Saturday, October 11.

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