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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.
 
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Dave Matthews Band coming to SPAC

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
The Dave Matthews Band will be at Saratoga Performing Arts Center for what has become a tradition: a two night fest around the Fourth of July.
 
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Music review: Wax and Slezak, in duet, give good vibrations

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Can a donkey jawbone still sound good with missing teeth? The answer is yes, according to David Wax Museum’s Suz Slezak, who played the percussive jawbone instrument during a sold-out show at Caffè Lena on Friday night.
 
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.
 
Berggren shares Adirondack stories, songs

Berggren shares Adirondack stories, songs

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Dan Berggren will share folk songs from the Adirondacks and beyond in Albany Friday.
 
Parnas sisters to solo with Schenectady Symphony
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Parnas sisters to solo with Schenectady Symphony

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
One of Schenectady Symphony Orchestra music director Charles Schneider’s favorite things is to spotlight local talent. For Sunday’s SSO concert, he invited the Parnas sisters — violinist Madalyn and cellist Cicely — to return as the featured soloists.
 
Arts winter/spring preview: Pop, rock & blues

Arts winter/spring preview: Pop, rock & blues

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
Shows we eagerly await in the winter/spring season.
 

Arts winter/spring preview: Jazz

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
Some jazz concerts you may want to circle on your calendar.
 
Arts winter/spring preview: Classical music

Arts winter/spring preview: Classical music

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
A look ahead to highlights of the winter/spring classical music schedule.
 
On the go with moe.
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On the go with moe.

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014
When Vinnie Amico got his first drum set at age 10, he played a solo that rivaled the length of the 31⁄2-hour concerts for which his jam band, moe., is well-known.
 

Best of 2014/Records: Top new music and best regional work

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
Not every performer can make it to the Capital Region every year, and not everyone can get to every show. But there’s always the radio, and new albums every year.
 

Best of 2014/Pop & Rock: Shows were hot, energetic

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
Gazette music writers Michael Hochanadel, David Singer and Kirsten Ferguson reviewed nearly 100 shows in 2014 — a year when some of popular music’s biggest stars played here and some (Cher) didn’t.
 

Best of 2014/Jazz: Legends, newcomers made jazz scene

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
Performances by a legendary figure and some younger musicians were among the highlights in Capital Region jazz this year.
 

Best of 2014/Classical Music: Offerings exceeded expectations

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
Classical music organizations in the Capital Region experienced huge successes and unexpected upheavals this year, and area venues continued to attract artists of exceptional caliber.
 
Niskayuna High graduate balances career and music

Niskayuna High graduate balances career and music

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
Bryan Thomas is such a likable, easy-going kind of guy, it’s hard for him to remain serious when he’s talking about himself. Even if the subject is music.
 
 

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