MAN OF MANY HATS
Local musician Michael Eck (pictured) can
add another title to his already impressive list.
The local father-musician-writer-artist is now
also a radio-show host. Eck was selected as the
new host of WAMC’s Performance Place: The Music
of Our Time, a radio show featuring local,
regional and national musicians and their new
music. The show is billed on the WAMC Web site
as “where to go to hear the best in new music,
without even leaving the house. Jazz, rock, folk,
urban, world and avant garde—we bring the nightclub,
the coffeehouse and the concert hall to you.”
Longtime Performance Place host Paul Elisha will
still appear as a guest on the show on select
mornings to feature classical and theatrical music.
The next guest on the show will be Capital Region
folk songstress Rosanne Raneri; she’ll be the
featured artist tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 16). Performance
Place is on WAMC weekdays at 11:23 AM.
TIME COMING Albany punk band Kitty Little
have a new CD called Know No Shame.
The band previously released two 7-inch records,
an EP and a split LP (with the Kiss-Ups), but
this full-length disc is theirs and theirs alone.
Know No Shame is co-released by Art of
the Underground Records and Matto’s Peterwalkee
Record label. The band describe the new disc as
“transitioning between describing a dirty punk
house’s ‘broken records and dirty magazines’ and
double vocal breakdowns of ‘sha-na-na-na-na ooh
ooh ooh ooh’ without ever losing a drop of credibility.”
You can order the new disc at artoftheunder ground.com,
and you can check out Kitty Little at myspace.com/kittylittle
or kittylittle band.com.
LOSS OF A MUSICIAN Lead guitarist Michael
Gregoire, in local groups Gunther Weezul Band
(who recently signed to local label Overit Records)
and the Brawler Band, died early this month (Feb.
6) at his home in Troy. Gregoire, who was born
in 1977, released The Demon Lure with Gunther
Weezul on Overit in December. A post on the Overit
Record Web site says, “There are no words that
could possibly express the sorrow. Rest in Peace,
Mike. You are greatly missed, and will never be
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