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.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
Steve Zaccari was initially joking when he asked one of his high-school chemistry students to join his group The Hallertau Band.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013
When Pulsifer was a law student, playing in a band didn’t raise too many eyebrows in the audience. As an attorney, the difference between his two professions can be a bit more jarring, but he enjoys leading this double life.
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013
The concert by jazz duo Sonny & Perley scheduled for tonight at the Stockade Inn in Schenectady has been canceled due to an out-of-town death in the family.
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
Albany pop-punkers This Renaissance almost didn’t get the chance to release their debut EP.
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013
Local musician Matt McWatters was at a loss for words when he heard about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. It didn’t take him long to figure out something to do to help
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012
usic has taken rapper and singer Aaron Hauprich, better known as “Poet,” across the country.
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
Trumpeter Terry Gordon, like most of the jazz musicians in the Capital Region, is known for performing with multiple bands.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012
Like many bands, Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass has had to deal with hecklers shouting for Lynyrd Skynyrd’s epic “Freebird” during their sets.