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String bands and singer-songwriters on tap

String bands and singer-songwriters on tap

Thursday, March 26, 2015
With String bands and singer-songwriters, this could be the rootsy-est week onstage in a long time.
 
Levins, Rosewoman a musical feast

Levins, Rosewoman a musical feast

Thursday, March 19, 2015
A feast of top players: two famous brothers unite and two world-beat bands reach around the globe.
 
Simmonds brings Savoy Brown to Van Dyck

Simmonds brings Savoy Brown to Van Dyck

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Guitarist Kim Simmonds, a dependable, durable journeyman, deeply steeped in blues sounds and traditions, brings his band Savoy Brown to the Van Dyck on Friday.
 
St. Vincent's trajectory lands her at Upstate Saturday

St. Vincent's trajectory lands her at Upstate Saturday

Thursday, March 5, 2015
St. Vincent, the Grammy winning guitar playing singer/songwriter/art-pop collaborator makes a stop at Upstate.
 
New Bridge Jazz Festival will span the Hudson over 2 nights, 2 venues

New Bridge Jazz Festival will span the Hudson over 2 nights, 2 venues

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival in late June offers tough choices with simultaneous music on two stages over two days. But the new Bridge Jazz Festival offers a more manageable menu: shows on two stages on two nights, Friday at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and Saturday at the Massry Center at The College of Saint Rose.
 
'Mountain Club' immerses friends in music

'Mountain Club' immerses friends in music

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
At the Mountain Music Club, a crew of old friends gathers in the extra-cold season to listen to, talk and obsess about music. This annual guys’ get-together features musical contributions from each, with listening sessions punctuated by snowshoeing or XC skiing; old bourbon is also involved.
 
Glen David Andrews near the top of Big Easy musicians’ family tree

Glen David Andrews near the top of Big Easy musicians’ family tree

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
Glen David Andrews would fill plenty of space in any New Orleans musicians’ family tree. You can hear family when he blasts the mic at the Parish Public House (388 Broadway, Albany) on Sunday with trombone or voice.
 
Wynn, Barone reunite at Low Beat

Wynn, Barone reunite at Low Beat

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Steve Wynn and Richard Barone belong to a community of musicians who collaborate, separate, then recombine, like ionized atoms. They'll be playing together at the Low Beat on Saturday.
 
Everest Rising to open Place for Folk series

Everest Rising to open Place for Folk series

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Everest Rising, a regional quartet of experienced players who love mixing up folk, classic rock and jazz, sometimes in the same song, will open A Place for Folk's third season on Friday, in the “Whisperdome” of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady.
 
Ani DiFranco concert at The Egg is sold out for very good reasons

Ani DiFranco concert at The Egg is sold out for very good reasons

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Ani DiFranco is a goddess and everybody should see her. Her show on Friday at The Egg is deservedly sold out, for the same reasons everyone should see her next time: She takes her music seriously, not herself.
 
Jukebox: One-man bands and some bigger ones

Jukebox: One-man bands and some bigger ones

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Like Jim Gaudet and His Railroad Boys last weekend, Sean Rowe — another Local 518/national attraction — has sold out Caffe Lena, this Sunday. Fortunately, Lena’s (47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs) has added a Monday afternoon show.
 
David Wax Museum mixes many elements

David Wax Museum mixes many elements

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
On Friday, the wonderfully named David Wax Museum plays at Caffe Lena. The group exhibits a surprising range of elements including, at the risk of going biblical here, the jawbone of an ass.
 

Improv rockers moe. back home for shows

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Formerly Albany-based improv-rockers moe. is the latest band to play homecoming shows here. They play Tuesday and Wednesday at the Palace Theatre — their second batch of multi-night New Year’s shows here.
 
Lowe, Straitjackets ready for holiday show

Lowe, Straitjackets ready for holiday show

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
In a wondrously odd mutual-admiration mash-up, Nick Lowe brings his Quality Holiday Revue to The Egg on Friday with Los Straitjackets as his band.
 
Local favorites will offer seasonal songs

Local favorites will offer seasonal songs

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
The holiday beats go on, in the capable hands of pianist Jim Brickman, the folk veterans of the Nowell Sing We Clear crew, our own Local-518 kids’ faves the Zucchini Brothers, and area jazz singer Jeanne O’Connor.
 

Jazzy, Blue(Grassy) shows kick off season

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Here come the holiday shows, all at once and right on time.
 

Super Soul Fest one reason to be thankful

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
We have plenty to be thankful for, apart from not having Buffalo’s weather. Even in this holiday stretch, we have lots of live music here while the kids are home from wherever and need a night out.
 
Guitar virtuosos are in lineup at The Egg

Guitar virtuosos are in lineup at The Egg

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The Egg in Albany is guitar central this week. The parade of virtuosos starts tonight when Nels Cline duets with Julian Lage.
 
Guthrie, Traum, Weight evoke Woodstock

Guthrie, Traum, Weight evoke Woodstock

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Several veteran artists playing here this week echo Woodstock. One of them, Arlo Guthrie, played the Woodstock festival on Aug. 15, 1969, and he returns to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight.
 
Mavs at The Egg, LaMontagne at Palace

Mavs at The Egg, LaMontagne at Palace

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
In early 1998, The Mavericks opened for (bigger star, lesser talent) Tim McGraw at the Pepsi Arena and stole the show. They reformed last year for “In Time” and hit the road, playing The Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany) tonight.
 
 

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