Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013
Tonight, the band Hand Habits is part of the lineup for “Sammyfest” at Putnam Den, also featuring Skeletons in the Piano, William Hale, Kite Persons, Neutron Rats and Eternal Crimes. The event is a benefit for local musician Samuel Yager
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
Paul Sacchetti, founding guitarist of Schenectady rap-metal outfit Dead-Lift, has had to scale back his rock ’n’ roll dreams over the course of the band’s 10-year history.
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
After over two decades in music, Sev Statik is interested in giving the local hip-hop scene exposure and support.
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
On first listen, Stockade Kids’ debut album “Wax Wings” could easily be considered a hip-hop album.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
This week San Cisco’s first full-length, self-titled album hit U.S. stores to coincide with a U.S. tour, which runs through mid-August. On Friday night, the band will play Upstate Concert Hall, opening for Youngblood Hawke.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
John Eisler is not a drummer, and Robert K. Stern is not an electric guitarist. But when the two principal songwriters of local folk group The Stone Thoreaus met a few years ago, that’s what they initially tried to be.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
When The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion began playing shows again in 2008 after a three-year layoff, frontman Spencer had more than a few doubts.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Everest Rising has proven to be more fulfilling for its four members than any of their previous musical projects, both creatively and commercially.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Watching The Airborne Toxic Event perform live is always a much different experience than listening to one of its studio albums.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Family has always been the most important thing to Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Whether he’s backing up members of Bill Haley’s Comets in Florida, or leading his own quartet at a club in the Capital Region, drummer Pat DiCesare is concerned with one thing first and foremost — having fun.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
When Soul Sky started, it combined material from the bands Folding Sky and Right Coast Soul; now the band has a cache of its own original songs, and often band members will bring in songs on a whim at shows, without any prior rehearsals.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The world music group Sol & Kiel is touring for the first time outside their Boston base, teaching audiences at coffeehouses and clubs throughout the Northeast about instruments such as the adungu (a nine-string Ugandan harp), the shruti box (an Indian hand pump instrument) and the balafon (a kind of West African marimba).
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Since the release of “Glow,” Richard Barone has been exploring yet another side of his performing personality that had, perhaps surprisingly, never surfaced before — the troubadour.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
For JTim Olsen, being a teacher, a choir director and a band leader is interconnected. He draws influence from all of his varied experiences — often songs he talks about in his classes end up in his band’s set lists, or a modified arrangement he did for the Joey Thomas Big Band will find its way into his student ensembles’ repertoires.