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Charmboy members love mixing it up

Charmboy members love mixing it up

The three members of Albany’s hard-rocking Charmboy certainly get around on the local music scene. In the past few years, the trio has become something of a go-to group for singer-songwriters looking to beef up their sound.

Reception set for Art Society exhibit

SCHENECTADY

Reception set for Art Society exhibit

The Moon & River Café will hold a second reception for the Schenectady Art Society exhibit Friday night to coincide with the return of Art Night to Schenectady.

Society High to play at soon-to-close club

ALBANY

Society High to play at soon-to-close club

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.

Man Man to put spotlight on new songs at festival

TROY

Man Man to put spotlight on new songs at festival

Man Man will headline the second day of the fourth annual Restoration Festival, which runs Friday and Saturday and is once again being put on by local musicians collective the B3nson Recording Co.

Hand Habits find success on road

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

Reorganized Dead-Lift happy to perform

Reorganized Dead-Lift happy to perform

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.

Statik boosts hip-hop musicians

ALBANY

Statik boosts hip-hop musicians

After over two decades in music, Sev Statik is interested in giving the local hip-hop scene exposure and support.

Stockade Kids won’t label music

SCHENECTADY

Stockade Kids won’t label music

On first listen, Stockade Kids’ debut album “Wax Wings” could easily be considered a hip-hop album.

San Cisco having serious fun on tour

San Cisco having serious fun on tour

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.

Stone Thoreaus musicians inspired by acoustic instruments

Stone Thoreaus musicians inspired by acoustic instruments

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.

Live in the Clubs: Blues Explosion found way back to form following layoff

Live in the Clubs: Blues Explosion found way back to form following layoff

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.

Everest Rising gets diverse listeners

Everest Rising gets diverse listeners

Everest Rising has proven to be more fulfilling for its four members than any of their previous musical projects, both creatively and commercially.

Airborne Toxic Event develops songs while performing on stage

Airborne Toxic Event develops songs while performing on stage

Watching The Airborne Toxic Event perform live is always a much different experience than listening to one of its studio albums.

ALBANY

Agnostic Front’s Miret puts family first

Family has always been the most important thing to Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret.

DiCesare’s aim is to make people happy

DiCesare’s aim is to make people happy

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.

Bands, generations mesh for new sound

Bands, generations mesh for new sound

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.

Group Sol & Kiel has world at their fingertips

Group Sol & Kiel has world at their fingertips

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).

Barone has new role as troubadour

Barone has new role as troubadour

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.

For Tim Olsen, variety brings depth

For Tim Olsen, variety brings depth

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.

Blisterz fixture Graham enjoying the acoustic approach of new group

Blisterz fixture Graham enjoying the acoustic approach of new group

The Legendary Losers will be among the bands performing Sunday at the Parting Glass in the sixth WILDWOODstock benefit concert.

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