Nippertown Music News

Confetti filled skies: Richard Nolan Jr., Seth Tillinghast, Matt Ferguson
Beware! The Other Head of Science at Larkfest, 2009 (photo by Matt Mac Haffie)

Beware! The Other Head of Science:
With a whimper, not a bang… They were hoping to go out on a high note, but apparently, it was just not meant to be. Beware! The Other Head of Science has cancelled its big farewell show, which was slated to take place at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Saturday night. “A majority of the band is saddened to have to go out on such an anti-climactic note, but there are forces at work that are out of our control,” the band says on their Facebook page. Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned and Barons in the Attic will perform on Saturday, as scheduled, and Steer, a NYC duo, has been added to the bill in place of BTOHOS.

Frank Jaklitsch:
The veteran singer-songwriter is kickin’ it old-school. Frank Jaklitsch is looking for folks interested in investing in his new CD, but he isn’t using Kickstarter, SellABand or any of the many other online investment sites. He’s doing the good old-fashioned way – face-to-face. Jaklitsch is performing at 7pm tonight at the Irish Mist in Troy, and he’s hoping that folks willing to help finance the album will drop by to hear what it’s all about. The album is his long talked-about holiday CD, “One Small Child.” At the 7pm performance, Jaklitsch will play the proposed selections for the album from start to finish. Following a short intermission, Jaklitsch will then play a set of crowd favorites. “There is no requirement to give anything, but it is my hope that enough people will agree to help me finance the CD,” Jaklitsch explains. “We have $500 in the bank; we need another $1500 to make a CD we are all proud of.”

The Realside:
As of today, “Shadows Until Light” – the new 19-song, double-album written by Terry McClain – will be available exclusively at his website as uncompressed wav files. The Realside is an acoustic trio featuring guitarist-vocalist McClain, bassist Chris Neuhaus and percussionist Nate Glass, who describe their sound as “singer-songwriter-pop-rock-jazz-blues-folk.” The band is throwing a free release party at LT’s Grill in Niskayuna from 6-9pm on Thursday.

The Blisterz:
Author-drummer Vincent Zandri is retiring from his drum throne with the Blisterz to concentrate on his rapidly growing book business. Zandri will be pounding away for two more farewell shows with the band, however – Saturday, June 11 at Dublin’s in Troy and Wednesday, June 22 at Freedom Park in Scotia (which will also hopefully be the release date for the band’s new album, “Rebels Without Applause”). Come on out and wish him well…

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