Posts Tagged ‘Tom Teta’

Tom & Matt’s Open Mic @ Emack & Bolio’s, Guilderland

Monday, August 31st, 2009

OK, back in June, the open mic night at Albany’s Muddy Cup went belly-up.

Early this month, Chase Billows tried to revive it in conjunction with albanyopenarts.com.

And now it appears that former Muddy Cup open mic hosts Tom Teta and Matt Delgado have found a new home for their weekly open mic sessions, too.

It’s at Emack & Bolio’s ice cream emporium in Guilderland on Monday evenings, and yes, it starts tonight. Sign up begins at 7:30pm; music gets underway at 8pm.

Can there be too many open mic nights? I think not. Encouraging begineers is crucial to the future of any music scene. And providing a low-pressure outlet for more seasoned performers to experiment with new material and ideas is just as important.

Long live the open mic night! No matter who’s in charge…

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Albany’s Muddy Cup Open Mic closed

Monday, June 29th, 2009

It’s Monday, and if you’re planning on heading over to Albany’s Muddy Cup for the weekly open mic night tonight, it looks like you’re going to have to make other plans.

The open mic session – voted No. 1 in town in Metroland’s Readers’ Poll – has been rolling along for more than three years, 150 nights and somewhere around 3,500 performances since it began in 2006, but organizers Josh Okun, Tom Teta and Matt Delgado announced last week on the CRUMBS blog that they’re parting company with the Muddy Cup.

“We would like to emphasize that we are not throwing in the towel by any means. We are moving on. We will be back with a new event at a new location to be named in the NEAR future,” they wrote.

In the meantime, you can keep in touch with them at Can’t Cash Entertainment and cantcashentertainment@gmail.com.

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