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Mike Stern Trio delivers high-speed, fun-filled show

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
Beautiful tones, tricky tunes and tons of notes: The Mike Stern trio delivered in a big way at the Van Dyck in two nearly sold-out shows on Friday.
 
Mike Stern of rock-jazz fame at Van Dyck

Mike Stern of rock-jazz fame at Van Dyck

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Jazz guitarist Mike Stern returns to the Van Dyck (237 Union St., Schenectady) on Friday with his own trio: drummer Richie Morales and bassist Teymur Phell.
 
Folk duo Birds of Chicago to land at Caffe Lena
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Folk duo Birds of Chicago to land at Caffe Lena

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
Jeremy Thomas Nero and Allison Russell, the married musicians of Birds of Chicago, have been traveling with their 2-year-old daughter, Ida Maeve. The Birds were in New Hampshire Wednesday night, play in Vermont tonight and will be at Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs on Friday.
 
Smokey Robinson, Chick Corea set for Freihofer’s Jazz Fest
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Smokey Robinson, Chick Corea set for Freihofer’s Jazz Fest

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016
Joey Alexander, Steps Ahead Reunion, Pieces of a Dream, Pat Martino Organ Trio plus Horns and Christian Scott all on the lineup for the Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Fest.
 
Lush vocals, tight harmonies grace Darlingside show
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Lush vocals, tight harmonies grace Darlingside show

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016
Talented grads of a prestigious East Coast college with classical music training who traffic in chamber-folk songs, all with a uniqueness and willingness to experiment that sets them apart.
 
We will never see another like David Bowie

We will never see another like David Bowie

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
“Everybody knows me now” — from “Lazarus” on the late, great David Bowie’s album “Blackstar,” released last Friday, his 69th birthday.
Yes, everybody knows Bowie now: pop’s British-born, innovative/transgressive, sequentially self-reinventing chameleon, the avatar of music as spectacle and ch-ch-changes for their own vivid, exciting sake.
 
Musical tribute to Cole Porter celebrates 100 years
SCHENECTADY

Musical tribute to Cole Porter celebrates 100 years

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
For pianist Lincoln Mayorga, researching Cole Porter and getting to know the man has been almost as much fun as playing his music.
 
Darlingside’s sound matches its singular name

Darlingside’s sound matches its singular name

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
Indie-folk band Darlingside just finished touring with Patty Griffin. The band plays Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs on Friday, and the show is sold out. The guys are at Club Helsinki in Hudson tonight.
 
Guster coming to Clifton Park Thursday
CLIFTON PARK

Guster coming to Clifton Park Thursday

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016
Now family men, Guster band members still willing to "get weird."
 
Local musicians reflect on David Bowie's influence
CAPITAL REGION

Local musicians reflect on David Bowie's influence

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016
When David Bowie released “Blackstar” on his birthday on Friday, many listeners struggled to interpret the lyrics, not sure how to analyze the composition of his latest album. It all made more sense after he died this weekend.
 

Styx to perform at Palace next month

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016
Concert set for Feb. 18, with tickets going on sale Friday.
 

Schenectady Symphony, Eisele delight Proctors crowd

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016
The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra was in fine form Sunday afternoon at Proctors with a concert that featured a program of lovely melodic pieces and the Capital Region professional debut of pianist Joseph Eisele.
 
COHOES

Tim Reynolds gives endearing, quirky solo show in Cohoes

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016
Tim Reynolds played the Cohoes Music Hall on Saturday night, alone, with his acoustic guitar — actually two acoustic guitars — and a small collection of electronic gadgetry that he used through the night.
 
Skidmore pianist to perform with Schenectady Symphony
SCHENECTADY

Skidmore pianist to perform with Schenectady Symphony

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016
Pianist Joseph Eisele, a junior at Skidmore College, will debut on Sunday with the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra.
 
Coachella lands 2 big reunions: Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem

Coachella lands 2 big reunions: Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016
Living up to its tradition as the premier forum for rock ’n’ roll reunions, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will host at least two of them in 2016: Guns N’ Roses — a gigantic get — and LCD Soundsystem.
 
 

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