Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Legendary Losers will be among the bands performing Sunday at the Parting Glass in the sixth WILDWOODstock benefit concert.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Fans love NRBQ for the surprises and the skill, but mostly because they make you feel young. That’s a uniquely impressive feat for a band that formed in 1967 and features fresh ingredients whenever they play, like tonight at the Ale House.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Saratoga Springs hard rockers Skeletons in the Piano is in exactly the position that lead singer and guitarist Elijah Hargrave has wanted since forming the band in early 2007.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Josh Cotrona had never released a vinyl album before he approached local doom metal quartet Maggot Brain roughly four months ago about doing just that.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Longtime guitarist Dave Kitchen’s latest band, Kitchen Jazz, may be named after him, but that’s not the only reason for the monicker. For one thing, the band was formed in a kitchen — at the Moon & River Café, to be more exact.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
About two years ago, Saratoga Springs guitarist Tom Lindsay and Cambridge bassist Jeff Ravreby decided to strip their rock band, The Blackouts, down to a duo. For a duo steeped in classic rock such as The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, and jam bands like The Grateful Dead and Phish, the transition wasn’t necessarily ideal.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Tony Levin is best known as the bassist for prog rockers King Crimson, and has long been Peter Gabriel’s go-to bassist for recordings and tours. But over the years the Kingston resident has also made a name for himself with a much more esoteric instrument — the Chapman Stick
Monday, March 18, 2013
Matchbox Twenty and the Goo Goo Dolls will perform on June 26 at SPAC.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
At one end of Scotia-Glenville High School, basketballs thumped and crowds cheered in the gym, but at the other end of the school on March 7 was the much-less-familiar sound of bagpipes. Young people playing them in unison, to be more precise.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
When local saxophonist John Savage was a junior at The College of Saint Rose studying music education, he once sat down to dinner with one of his heroes, Yellowjackets saxophonist and composer Bob Mintzer.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Every performance is different for Mary Gauthier. The New Orleans-born singer-songwriter and former restaurateur never writes a set list, preferring to base the show on the audience and keep things spontaneous.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Gary “Sly” Fox is a salesman at heart. It’s how he got his nickname as a kid, and it’s a talent he has put to good use in both his day job as a car salesman and as a lifelong musician, most recently as leader of bluesy rock septet Sly Fox and the Hustlers. Now, Fox is using his skills to hustle for other musicians.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
The newly reunited members of Los Angeles-based electronic rockers Shiny Toy Guns have finally learned to respect one another while on the road, and it’s made all the difference.
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
In 2008, the Rockin’ Bonnevilles reunited for a one-off show, which set the gears in motion for the full-fledged reunion that took place in May of last year. The reincarnated band has already logged about 15 shows since then. Next up is a gig Saturday night at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, one of the band’s favorite venues to play.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
It isn’t always easy being a ’60s-styled garage rock band in Albany. Brian Goodman, drummer, vocalist and leader of Knyghts of Fuzz, knows this first hand.