LIVE: Teagan & the Tweeds @ Albany Tulip Fest, 5/7/11

May 13th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg

The kids are alright!

Hailing from parts west (just off the Rochester exit of the NYS Thruway), Teagan & the Tweeds took a double dip of Nippertown last Saturday. The six-piece blues-soaked rock outfit played more like a six shooter, pistol-hot at both the Tulip Fest by day and the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que by night.

There was a time when it was not uncommon for great bands from the east-west run of the Thruway to have a following all along Route 90. On any given weekend, you could see Blotto in Buffalo, the Flashcubes in Rochester, Talas in Syracuse, Fear of Strangers in Utica and the Works in Albany.

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LIVE: Blotto @ Albany Tulip Festival, 5/8/11

May 9th, 2011, 4:04 pm by Greg

Blotto, back at Tulip Fest by popular demand after an absence of 13 years

Blotto with special guest Val Haynes

Lonesome Val Haynes (of Fear of Strangers) wards off the storm with "Running Between the Raindrops"

Blotto with special guest Jim Furlong

Special guest Jim Furlong (of the A.D.'s) wails on "It's All Over Now"

What can I say about Blotto that hasn’t already been said, and probably better?

Review and photographs by Ed Conway

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