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Umphrey’s McGee blends musical genres

Umphrey’s McGee blends musical genres

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
Umphrey’s McGee, a six-man “progressive improvisation” band will bring a long, jam-type show to the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park tonight.
 

Pratt, Hair of the Dog set to perform

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Colleen Pratt is at the Van Dyck tonight; up Saturday is "Hair-A-Thon" at The Parting Glass.
 

It's a good weekend for the blues

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
Friday is a night for the blues, as Holly & Evan and the Jimmy Graham Band join forces in a Capital Region Blues Showcase at Fuller Roadhouse Grille in Albany. Or head to Katie O’Byrne’s in Schenectady on Saturday to hear Collette and the Mudcats.
 

Live in the Clubs: Late Shift on duty

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013
Albany-based alternative rock band The Late Shift plays tonight at The Hollow Bar and Kitchen in Albany; The Racquette River Rounders and Electric City Horns play this weekend in Saratoga Springs.
 
Live in the Clubs: A Celtic Christmas on tap

Live in the Clubs: A Celtic Christmas on tap

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
Celebrate the season with Triskele, an all-women Irish band, singing traditional Christmas songs with a Celtic bent on Friday at The Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs.
 
Decadence leaders destined to play together

Decadence leaders destined to play together

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
Jen Gadway and Katy Cole, the two vocalists, guitarists and main songwriters for North Creek-based band Decadence, seem destined to play music together.
 
Live in the Clubs: Ubuntu embodies spirit of community

Live in the Clubs: Ubuntu embodies spirit of community

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
Community is important to the four members of the Saratoga Springs acoustic group Ubuntu. It’s right there in the band’s name — “Ubuntu” is a South African word for a humanist philosophy characterized by a strong sense of community.
 
Durfee’s debut album features friends

Durfee’s debut album features friends

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
Matt Durfee has always loved solo artists who can carry a performance with just an acoustic guitar and their vocals.
 
Singers seamlessly switch vocal roles

Singers seamlessly switch vocal roles

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
Cassie Sosa and Emma Meisel, the two halves of East Greenbush-based teenage songwriting duo Cass & Emma, have a somewhat haphazard method of deciding who sings which part in their songs.
 
Stony Creek Band releases live album

Stony Creek Band releases live album

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
Vocalist and guitarist John Strong considers the Stony Creek Band to be better live than in the studio. So it’s a bit surprising that it’s taken the band 40 years to release its first live album.
 
Vontus builds audience despite youth

Vontus builds audience despite youth

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
In two years as a band, Vontus has amassed a resume of performances and accolades to rival any other local group, including past dates in New York City and the Hudson Valley, and a win at this summer’s Battle of the Bands at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
 
Mixing things up has worked well for The Chronicles

Mixing things up has worked well for The Chronicles

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
Since forming The Chronicles in October of 2009, trombonist Bryan Brundige and saxophonist Jeff Nania have strived to mix things up both genre- and membership-wise.
 
Guitarist P.W. Mallory started with video games

Guitarist P.W. Mallory started with video games

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
P.W. Mallory may be in the vanguard of a new phenomenon in music — guitarists who picked up the instrument after playing the video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
 
Exhibit, celebration and CD mark Caffe Lena's 53 years as folk haven
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Exhibit, celebration and CD mark Caffe Lena's 53 years as folk haven

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013
Just now coming to fruition is Jocelyn Arem's 11-year journey, the Caffe Lena History Project, which included the compiling and editing of artist interviews and photos that make up a new coffee-table book about the famed folk music venue.
 
Drummers to square off at Van Dyck

Drummers to square off at Van Dyck

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
The Van Dyck Drum Battle, which will feature Michael Benedict and fellow local drummers Pete Sweeney, Mark Foster and Bob Halek performing with Benedict’s regular group Bopitude, will take place Friday night.
 
 

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