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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
SARATOGA SPRINGS

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.
 
Peter, Paul and Mary’s music was inspiration for All-She-Wrote

Peter, Paul and Mary’s music was inspiration for All-She-Wrote

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
Twelve years ago, Peter, Paul and Mary’s version of the traditional song “Polly Von” ended up changing the lives of local folk musicians Gloria Jean, David LaPlante and Stephen Pounds.
 
Charmboy members love mixing it up

Charmboy members love mixing it up

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
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

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
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

Thursday, Sept. 12, 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.
 
Man Man to put spotlight on new songs at festival
TROY

Man Man to put spotlight on new songs at festival

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013
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

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
 
Reorganized Dead-Lift happy to perform

Reorganized Dead-Lift happy to perform

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.
 
Statik boosts hip-hop musicians
ALBANY

Statik boosts hip-hop musicians

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
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

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
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

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.
 
Stone Thoreaus musicians inspired by acoustic instruments

Stone Thoreaus musicians inspired by acoustic instruments

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.
 
 

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