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Ukefest

by Metroland Staff September 18, 2013

  We can all find joy somewhere over the rainbow. To get there, it would be wise to join regional ukemeister Ron Gordon at the first annual Electric City Ukefest. The day will commence in Robb ...

Charlie Watts Riots CD Release

by Metroland Staff September 18, 2013

  In July, the Charlie Watts Riots released the first single, “Bottom,” from their new record A Break in the Weather. It was the first taste we were allowed of a sound the band have been ...

Jon Dee Graham

by Metroland Staff September 18, 2013

  Alternative country musician and self-proclaimed bear enthusiast Jon Dee Graham generally spends his Wednesday nights opening for fellow Texan songwriter James McMurtry at Austin’s Continental Club. This week, however, he’ll be switching up the scene ...

Zoogma

by Metroland Staff September 18, 2013

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  Blood on the Dancefloor make unintelligable, costumed electro racket to us olds. But if you’ve got a troubled preteen, their set tonight (Thursday) at Upstate Concert Hall might be some kind of therapy (7:30 PM, ...

The Black Crowes

by Metroland Staff September 11, 2013

  The summer outdoor concert season at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown drew to a close on Sept. 5 courtesy of blues rockers the Black Crowes. The classic brother band ended the second hiatus of their career ...

Robert DeLong

by Metroland Staff September 4, 2013

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  Robert DeLong is a textbook example of how hard it’s going to be to classify music in the wake of the recent American EDM boom. Trained as a drummer and accomplished as a vocalist, DeLong ...

Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson

by Metroland Staff September 4, 2013

  A spot-on Onion piece earlier this summer touted the throngs of young people flocking to Lollapalooza to see “all of the biggest brands. . . . “I’m a dynamic millenial who’s a leader of my ...

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

by Metroland Staff September 4, 2013

  Big Sam’s Funky Nation may, by now, be able to count Albany’s Red Square as an outer province or colony. The trombone-driven New Orleans group have rolled through the venue enough in recent years to ...

Vermont Joy Parade

by Metroland Staff September 4, 2013

  The name of this band is only slightly misleading. The seven-piece Vermont-based purveyors of good-times “suspender fusion” actually roll in a big, white, biodiesel bus. No elephants. No drum majors. No shriners driving those tiny ...

Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

by Metroland Staff September 4, 2013

  Labor Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we have to give up on the outdoor music season just yet. The last event on the calendar for Jennings Landing (formerly Albany Riverfront Park) ...

Also Noted

by Metroland Staff September 4, 2013

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  Indie-folk act David Wax Museum will return to the Linda tomorrow (Friday) along with semi-local chamber-pop band Cuddle Magic (8 PM, $18, 465-5233). . . . Crystal Bowersox is a dreadlocked country-singing American Idol finalist. ...

Gaslight Anthem

by Metroland Staff August 28, 2013

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  Frontman Brian Fallon was uncharacteristically quiet between songs back on July 31, when his New Jersey-based punk band the Gaslight Anthem played Upstate Concert Hall. It likely had something to do with the “Bruuuuce” chants ...

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

by Metroland Staff July 31, 2013

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  Will you get a load of that sequined tunic?! Stevie Nicks might be the only only other rocker who can pull off an ensemble like that. And Nicks never shredded a Gibson Flying V, something ...

Bang on a Can

by Metroland Staff July 31, 2013

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  Members of the Bang on a Can ensemble took over the North Adams, Mass., bar the Mohawk on  July 24, stepping outside their experimental repertoire to perform Cuban jazz during an impromptu concert. Acclaimed Latin ...

The Fabulous Sounds

by Metroland Staff July 31, 2013

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  Let’s be clear: The outlook is anything but. When the Albany Medical Center released its Park South redevelopment plan last week, the block on which Valentine’s sits, at 17 New Scotland Ave., was slated for ...

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Best of Music 2013

by Metroland Staff July 24, 2013

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  Best Rock Band Wild Adriatic Saratoga quartet Wild Adriatic got a big bump last year from Relix Magazine, who debuted a couple of their videos from Lock and Key. Now they’re off playing big festival bills like ...

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Alex Bleeker and the Freaks

by Metroland Staff July 24, 2013

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  It’s another round of bittersweet news from Dellarocca Productions. First the good: Alex Bleeker and the Freaks will be at Valentine’s on Tuesday. Alex Bleeker is the bassist for Real Estate, and his freaks are ...

Also Noted

by Metroland Staff July 24, 2013

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  It’s not exactly a concert, but it’s still worth informing you that author David Rees will be at Valentine’s tonight (Thursday) to demonstrate artisanal pencil sharpening (432-6572). . . . Snow-haired rocker Leon Russell will ...

Andrew Bird

by Metroland Staff July 24, 2013

  What could be better than an Andrew Bird show? T-t-t-two Andrew Bird shows! That’s what you’ll get if you venture to Woodstock these next couple days. The virtuoso whistler is headlining two nights at the ...

New York State of Bass

by Metroland Staff July 24, 2013

  What’s this? An all-day, outdoor electronic music festival on Troy’s waterfront? Well alright then. New York State of Bass have thrown a few shows in the past, but this is by far their most ambitious ...

Bang on a Can All-Stars

by Metroland Staff July 24, 2013

  This year’s incarnation of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the performance of which headlines the venue’s annual Bang on a Can Summer Festival, will tackle Julia Wolfe’s evening-length art ballad Steel Hammer. The piece ...

Todd Rundgren

by Metroland Staff July 24, 2013

  Hello, it’s me again—Todd Rundgren, that is. Rundgren lands at the Egg fresh from touring Australia in support of his lateset album State. The musician built a loyal following of fans since he began his ...

Odd Future

by Metroland Staff July 18, 2013

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  Odd Future have been a case study in how the music industry works this decade. The SoCal rap collective exploded onto the Internet in 2011 with the kind of transgressive mystique Alice Cooper would be ...

Also Noted

by Metroland Staff July 18, 2013

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  “The White Stripes of Ethiopia,” Krar Collective, come to Troy’s Freedom Square tomorrow (Friday, 6 PM, free, 272-2390). . . . They kill him off every show, yet Alice Cooper is back at the Palace ...

Starship

by Metroland Staff July 18, 2013

  Knee deep in the hoopla; it’s the perfect description of this week’s Alive at Five. Not because Starship, the San Fransico Band formed from remnants of Jefferson Airplane, are taking the stage, but because Albany ...