This Weekend’s CD Release Parties
It’s a double-barrelled, two-for-one CD release party at 7:30pm on Saturday at the Hudson River Coffee House in Albany. First up are Lost Radio Rounders, who are unleashing their new live disc, “The Sunny Side,” which features a baker’s dozen of classic tunes from the vast catalog of the Carter Family. The duo – featuring Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck – promise to play a Carter Family-only set, including some songs not included on the album. Headlining the show are Catskill singer-songwriter C.B. Smith and his band the Lucky Devils celebrating the release of their debut, bluegrass-flavored CD, “Flesh & Bone.” (Read our review here.) Suggested donation at the door is $5.
Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelda don’t have a new CD to launch when they step into the spotlight at Red Square in Albany at 9pm on Saturday. But they will be offering the world premiere of their new music video, “It’s in Our Hands,” from their album, “War Cry.” Director of photography Victoria Kereszi was at the helm, aided by volunteers from the Sanctuary for Independent Media and Grand Street Community Arts’ Youth FX program. Joining la Banda Rebelda at Red Square will be Ithaca’s Afro-hiphop-funk-soul band Thousands of One. Admission is $10.
And Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned doesn’t have a new CD to celebrate, either. (What did you expect? They released their 11-track album “Twelve Horse Riding Songs” just last month.) But they do have something special on tap when they return from their month-long tour to play a homecoming show at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany at 7pm on Sunday. This time they’ll be unveiling a new four-song, seven-inch slab of vinyl – the very first vinyl from the B3nson Recording Company. The EP is titled “Amnesia Moon, Vol. 1.” Sharing the stage at Valentine’s will be Atlantic/Pacific and Generifus.