Posts Tagged ‘Troy’

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.

(more…)

Advertisement

LIVE: Redd Volkaert and Robbie Fulks @ Ale House, 7/19/15

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Redd Volkaert and Robbie Fulks

Redd Volkaert and Robbie Fulks

Review and photographs by Ed Conway

It was a dark and stormy Sunday night at the Ale House in Troy when Redd Volkaert and Robbie Fulks sat down in front of a nearly full house. The two traded songs, licks and stories throughout the evening. Each seemed set on making the other one laugh, along with the audience. In fact, some of the funniest moments were not spoken but when they would let their guitars speak for them.

(more…)

FREE FEST: PeaceStock @ Freedom Square on Friday

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Maurizio

Maurizio

Freedom Square in Troy is hosting the second annual PeaceStock Festival from 4-7pm on Friday (July 31). Presented by GotPeaceofMind.org, the three-hour community celebration will feature BBQ and grilled food, t-shirts, henna tattoos, Reiki and music – and it’s all free.

Among the musical performers will be Maurizio and 18 Strings of Trouble, both of whom will put their own unique contemporary spin on the classic songs of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

(more…)

LIVE: Rustic Overtones @ Rockin’ On the River, 7/22/15

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Rustic Overtones

Rustic Overtones

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

WHAT: Rockin’ On the River
WHO: Rustic Overtones
WITH: Mirk
WHERE: The Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy
WHEN: 5pm on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

UPCOMING: The next installment of the free Rockin’ On the River concert series takes place at Troy’s Green Island Bridge Parking Lot on Wednesday (July 29), featuring the Stevie Wonder tribute band Natural Wonder. The Beat*Shot Allstars kick off the show at 5pm.

(more…)

LIVE: Troy Pig Out @ Riverfront Park, 7/11/15

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Super 400

Super 400

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

This year the annual Troy Pig Out was scaled back from two days to one single-day festival on Saturday, July 11, but Troy’s Riverfront Park was packed with lip-smacking variety of BBQ and a smokin’ selection of music from Maurizio, the Holly & Evan Band, the Matt Mirabile Band, Super 400 and horn-fueled headliners the Refrigerators.

(more…)

LIVE: Super 400 @ Rockin’ On the River, 7/8/15

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Super 400

Super 400

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

WHAT: Rockin’ On the River
WHO: Super 400
WITH: Blue Hand Luke (and Blue Machine, too)
WHERE: Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy
WHEN: 5pm Wednesday, July 8

UPCOMING: The Rockin’ On the River concert series continues today (Wednesday, July 22) with a free concert by Rustic Overtones. Opening the show at 5pm will be Mirk.

GO HERE for a complete concert schedule of the Rockin’ On the River concert series for 2105…

(more…)

FEST: Troy Pig Out in Riverfront Park

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
Super 400

Super 400

For 2015, the annual Troy Pig Out has been scaled back from two days to one single-day festival on Saturday (July 11), packed with lip-smacking BBQ and family-friendly entertainment including American pie and hot dog eating contests, children’s games and performances, craft vendors and more.

The fest takes place from 10am-9:30pm on Saturday in Troy’s Riverfront Park, and of course, there will be lots of free live music throughout the day as well.

Here’s the complete schedule of bands for the 2015 Troy Pig Out:

(more…)

Fence 50 @ ACCR: Democracy in Action [Get Visual]

Monday, June 15th, 2015
Fence 50 installation view - Photos provided by the Arts Center of the Capital Region

Fence 50 installation view – Photos provided by the Arts Center of the Capital Region

Review by David Brickman

It’s been 50 years, and the Fence Show is still going strong at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. I can remember in the early ’80s hanging the works on the spikes of the wrought-iron fence that gave the show its name, and it retains the wide-open feeling it had then of being a show for the people.

This year’s edition attracted 382 entries from a total of 237 artists, 40 of which were submitted by 33 K-12 students, and as is the tradition, all are on display in a jam-packed salon presentation (as seen in the photo above) through June 27. Such clutter would require a stepladder – and a lot of time – to properly peruse, but that’s what juror Julie Lohnes (curator of Union College’s collections and Mandeville Gallery) must have done in order to choose works for the Fence Select edition of the show and designate the prizes.

Such a democratic enterprise has its pluses and its minuses. The only requirement for inclusion is membership in the ACCR; it appears submissions were limited to two per artist, and I’m guessing there was a size limit – but otherwise, if you brought it, it got in. The result: Everybody gets to participate (yay!) but a fair amount of truly awful work is thereby presented, and even the best work pretty much gets overwhelmed by the swirling mass of media in the show.

Click to read the rest at Get Visual.

Caffe LenaHolly & EvanCartoonist John CaldwellAdvertise on Nippertown!Keep Albany BoringLeave Regular Radio BehindHudson SoundsBerkshire On StageThe LindaArtist Charles HaymesAlbany PoetsCapital Repertory Theater