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Sutton, Turtle Island Quartet to blend at Music Hall

Sutton, Turtle Island Quartet to blend at Music Hall

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
Better rearrange the records — The Turtle Island Quartet was in classical, and Tierney Sutton was in jazz. Now they may belong on the same shelf, because they’re on the same stage on Friday at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
 

These ear-gifts offer authentic lyrical depth

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
Stay home with the family today and tomorrow. Shop later, and consider these as ear-gifts for your people.
 

Square dance gets rusty participants stepping

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
A fundraising square dance seemed a natural for our friend Kat, lead organizer of the Electric City Food Coop. Not so natural, maybe, for many of us. But when all was said and done, the whole thing was more fun than any of us rookies might have imagined.
 
Ale House to present Joe Ely at roomier Hangar

Ale House to present Joe Ely at roomier Hangar

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
Tonight, the cozy Ale House expands its reputation for extra-cool shows, raising the ante by presenting Texas troubadour Joe Ely and expanding into the Hangar, an annex across the street.
 
Fogerty bringing classics to Times Union Center

Fogerty bringing classics to Times Union Center

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
An unexpected interview John Fogerty in the mid-'80s remains a special memory.
 
‘Mystic India,’ ‘World Blues’ lend global aura

‘Mystic India,’ ‘World Blues’ lend global aura

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
"Mystic India" and "World Blues" are two compelling international shows playing here this weekend.
 
Fitz and the Tantrums stress melody, lyrics

Fitz and the Tantrums stress melody, lyrics

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
The soul music mojo is in the details: short riffs that can dazzle only when assembled with precision, commitment and, well, soul. That craftsmanship, and melody, sets Fitz and the Tantrums apart from most current soul-inspired pop groups.
 

Bread and Puppet Theater on anniversary tour

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
When I saw them at Wilco's first Solid Sound Festival, I was knocked out all over again by staggering energy and creativity of the goofball band with the Bread and Puppet Theater.
 
Valentine’s still here, has big weekend of events

Valentine’s still here, has big weekend of events

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Don’t start to miss Valentine’s just yet: Whatever fate awaits, and whenever, the Albany venue has a hot weekend happening for sure.
 
Three top women artists scheduled to perform

Three top women artists scheduled to perform

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
Three top women artists playing here in the same week may not be that unusual, but women artists of this high caliber come round only rarely. One is homegrown (Rory Block), one near-legendary and even more seldom seen (Syd Straw), and the third is from a remote island (Christine Salem).
 
Ritter, Amidon, Hackett among guitarists coming up

Ritter, Amidon, Hackett among guitarists coming up

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
If you're a fan of great guitarists, you're in luck these days. Richard Thompson, Joe Satriani, Steve Morse, Josh Ritter, Sam Amidon and Steve Hackett are among those set to grace area stages.
 
Farm Aid, LarkFEST wrap up summer season

Farm Aid, LarkFEST wrap up summer season

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Fall hits on Sunday, so no wonder this big transition week marks endings and start-ups.
 
The players change, but NRBQ keeps surprising

The players change, but NRBQ keeps surprising

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
Since Terry Adams formed his new NRBQ in 2007 (originally the Terry Adams Rock and Roll Quartet), some band mates have changed. But they arrive tonight at the Ale House with their reputation intact as rock ’n’ roll’s fountain of youth.
 
David Wax Museum, New Music Fest on tap

David Wax Museum, New Music Fest on tap

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013
Two freebie festivals on Saturday follow a ramping-up of music on Friday at WAMC’s The Linda (339 Central Ave., Albany), where the popular Cuddle Magic joins headliners the David Wax Museum
 

David Griggs-Janower was a true maestro

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
David Griggs-Janower was one of the most complete musicians I’ve ever known, a unique talent and a remarkable human being, a maestro for real.
 
A farewell Valentine to a cool, raucous, joyful club

A farewell Valentine to a cool, raucous, joyful club

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
Raise a glass to Valentine’s Music Hall & Beer Joint, evidently doomed by the expansion of Albany Med to join many vanished venues in rock ’n’ roll oblivion.
 
Doña Oxford happy to return to Music Haven

Doña Oxford happy to return to Music Haven

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
It’s Boomerang Week, when artists come back here.
 
Maria Muldaur, Campbell Brothers at Music Haven

Maria Muldaur, Campbell Brothers at Music Haven

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Does Maria Muldaur live here now?
 
AmericanaramA festival big for a lot of reasons

AmericanaramA festival big for a lot of reasons

Thursday, July 18, 2013
The AmericanaramA festival that hits the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga Spa State Park) on Sunday may be the biggest summer show here, and not just for its 13-letter name.
 

Music takes the boredom out of long drives

Thursday, July 11, 2013
A car ride without music can be an exercise in tedium.
 
 

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