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Sean Rowe

Area singer-songwriter Sean Rowe is well-known around town for his unique soul-funk tunes delivered in his trademark Lou Rawls rumble. He’s an open-mike mainstay, and he and his acoustic guitar can be found frequently in coffee shops and clubs throughout the area. On Wednesday, they’ll be at the Arts Center in Troy, performing at a CD-release party for Rowe’s third album, 27, which features bassmaster Stephen Orsini and king of the skins Steve Candlen. And though the CD contains other musicians, Rowe has the uncanny ability in live performance to mimic a three-piece band. The show starts at 7:30 PM and is $5. The Arts Center of the Capital Region is at 265 River St., Troy. Call 273-0552 for information.

This Week

Oct. 9-15

THE ALE HOUSE (680 River St., Troy, 272-9740). Sat: Low Thief.

ALL SPORTS PUB (194 River St., Troy, 687-0064). Thu: the Highsocks. Fri: Mark Emanatian (5 PM); Pat Dinizio (of the Smithereens), Sean Rowe, Rob Skane, Erin Harkes (8 PM). Sat: Tom Healy Band.

THE ALLEY BAR (Long Alley Road, Saratoga, 587-9766). Sun: karaoke with Wayne from King Entertainment. Tue: karaoke with Mark the Shark.

AMBITION CAFÉ (154 Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277). Thu: Sean Rowe (5:30-8:30 PM).

BAILEY’S (Phila and Putnam streets, Saratoga Springs, 583-6060). Thu: Karen Jacobsen, Jenifer Marks, Ronley Teper. Fri: Richie Ortiz. Sat: Phil Henry and Friends. Sun: open mike.

BIG HOUSE BREWING COMPANY (90 N. Pearl St., Albany, 445-2739). Thu: Catch Fire. Fri: Sirsy (5:30 PM).

BLEECKER CAFÉ (Dove and State streets, Albany, 463-9382). Thu: karaoke with King Entertainment.

BOURBON STREET BAR AND GRILL (2209 Central Ave., Colonie, 382-1110). Thu-Sat: Lenny Thomas. Sun: Bill Hesch, blues (7:30 PM). Wed: Lenny Thomas.

BOWLING GREEN (1668 Route 9, East Greenbush, 477-9306). Fri-Sat: AMS DJ Pags.

B. R FINLEY’S (87 Fourth St., Troy, 271-9190). Thu: DJs Flip One, Panzah Zandahz, hiphop. Tue: Goodship Tuesday. Wed: open mike.

THE BRICKYARD PUB (Eleanor’s Square, Nassau, 766-0925). Sat: Stratosphere, blues.

CAFFE LENA (47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0022). Shows at 8 PM unless otherwise noted. Thu: open mike (7 PM). Fri: Sonia, the Steph Pappas Band. Sat: CD-release party with Ben Murray and Siobhan Quinn. Sun: David Greenberger with Jupiter Circle performing stories from The Duplex Planet (7 PM).

CAROLYN’S VILLAGE RESTAURANT (22 Main St., Chatham, 392-5673). Fri, Tue: Johnny Cassera (5 PM).

CHRISTY’S (1304 Lower Broadway, Schenectady, 370-3889). Sat: RoadTrip.

CLUB CAROLINE (13 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 580-0155). Fri: karaoke with DJ Chris. Sat: Raisinhead. Sun: karaoke with DJ Chris. Tue: karaoke with DJ Chris. Wed: DJ.

CLUB HELSINKI (284 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., 413-528-3394). Shows at 9 PM unless otherwise noted. Fri: Grupo Fantasma. Sat: Habana Sax. Sun: Garth Hudson with Maud Hudson (8 PM).

CLUB PHOENIX (348 Central Ave., Albany, 462-4862). Fri: DJ Jerry; karaoke with Carmie. Sat: DJ Barna. Sun: Discount Avant Garb benefit for the Ark and YATMA with MotherJudge, Mitch Elrod, the Erotics (6:30-10 PM).

COFFEE PLANET (Malta and Milton avenues, Ballston Spa, 884-9913). Fri: Mike Thomas (7 PM). Sat: Hans Storsberg (11 AM-1 PM). Sun: L.B. Walker (11 AM-1 PM).

COMMERCIAL HOTEL (116 Railroad St., Mechanicville, 664-9050). Thu: open mike with the John D’Aloia Band.

THE COPPERFIELD INN (224 Main St., North Creek, 251-2500). Sat: Deja Blue.

DAISY BAKER’S (33 Second St., Troy, 266-9200). Sat: Lustre Kings.

DAVIDSON BROTHERS (184 Glen St., Glens Falls, 743-9026). Fri: Jeff Brisbin (7 PM).

DEE DEE’S (647 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, 785-4410). Sun: karaoke.

DIAMOND EIGHT BILLIARDS (Crossroads Center, 9 Johnson Road, Latham, 786-8048). Thu, Mon: karaoke with Mark the Shark.

DOMINICK’S SAND BAR (306 Woods Hollow Road, Mayfield, 883-4545). Sat: Thirst-n-Howl.

THE DUANE LOUNGE (353 Duane Ave., Schenectady, 382-9726). Fri: karaoke with Universal Language. Sat: DJ Mister Stanman. Tue: karaoke with TG Productions.

DUFFY’S LUCKY CHARM (766 Clinton Ave., Albany, 453-0859). Fri: karaoke with Face the Music.

THE ELDORADO (121 4th Street, Troy, 274-9326). Wed: karaoke with Mark the Shark.

FAIRWAYS OF HALFMOON (17 Johnson Road, Mechanicville, 664-1578). Sat: karaoke/DJ with Encore Productions.

FERRY STREET PUB (95 Ferry St., Troy, 272-8250). Fri, Mon: karaoke with A-Man Productions.

FULLER ROADHOUSE (27 Fuller Road, Albany, 489-8066). Fri: Ten Year Vamp, acoustic rock.

FULL MOON (Glen Lake Road, Lake George, 793-1509). Sat: Captain Bringdown and the Buzzkillers.

THE FUZE BOX (12 Central Ave., Albany, 432-4472). Thu: DJ Kelly and DJ John K, swing. Fri: goth/new wave dance party. Sat: DJ Meowmix, ’80s. Mon: open mike with Laura Boggs. Tue: karaoke with King Entertainment. Wed: DJ Kevin Psych and DJ Dave Barna, alternative.

THE GARDEN GRILL (276 Second Ave., Albany, 462-0571). Fri: the Rock-It, funk/R&B (7 PM).

GIUSEPPE’S (3680 Route 7, Pittstown, 686-7700). Sat: the Bluz House Rockers.

HIGH ROCK STEAKHOUSE AT THE PRIME HOTEL (534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4000). Fri-Sat: the Pipe Kings.

HORSESHOE INN (1 Gridley St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4909). Thu: Jeff Walton (7:30 PM).

IFFYS (234 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-9066). Sat: karaoke with Carole. Tue: garage rock open mike with the Staynz. Wed: karaoke with Carole.

IRISH’S PUB (Route 9J, Rensselaer, 436-3519). Fri, Wed: karaoke with Joey G.

IRON HORSE MUSIC HALL (20 Center St., Northampton, Mass., 413-584-0610). All shows at 7 PM unless otherwise noted. Fri: Nerissa and Katryna Nields, Common Rotation. Sat: Kris Delmhorst, Jabe Beyer. Sun: Stephen Kellogg, Ari Hest. Mon: Over the Rhine, Steven Delopoulos, Susan Enan. Tue: Project Object. Wed: Marc Cohn, Shane Fontayne.

JUSTIN’S (301 Lark St., Albany, 436-7008). Thu: Adrian Cohen Trio. Fri: Hal Miller Band with Erica Lindsay. Sun: jazz brunch with Nat Phipps (11:30 AM); Brian Patneaude Quartet (9 PM).

LARK TAVERN (453 Madison Ave., Albany, 463-9779). Fri: Plow. Sat: Electric Blue and the Kozmic Truth.

THE LARKIN LOUNGE (199 Lark St., Albany, 463-5225). Thu: BUMrock open mike with Paddy Kilrain. Fri: Ronley Teper, Aerin Tedesco. Sat: Karen Jacobsen, Amy Speace. Sun: Project Mercury, Laura Boggs. Tue: Garrin Benfield, Sean Rowe. Wed: piano bar with Nate Buccieri.

LAST RESORT (2624 Broadway, Schenectady, 393-0879). Thu: karaoke with Sight & Sound Entertainment.

LATHAM BOWL (Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 785-6694). Fri-Sat: AMS DJ.

LEVEL 44 (formerly Chia Bob’s Bistro, 1036 Crane St., Schenectady, 386-2200). Fri: Sirsy. Sat: DJ.

THE LUNA LOUNGE (17 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-6955). Sat: the Heaters.

MAGGIE’S CAFÉ (1186 Western Ave., Albany, 437-1701). Fri-Sat: karaoke with Sal Graziano.

McGEARY’S (4 Clinton Square, Albany, 463-1455). Fri: the Heaters.

MUDDY’S (40 Lincoln Ave., Watervliet, 273-9892). Fri-Sat: karaoke.

NATURES PUB (386 First St., South Troy, 272-7075). Thu, Sat: karaoke with DJ Jesse Sawyer.

NEW YORK GRILL (1343 Central Ave., Albany, 453-3663). Sat: DJ Vinyl Richie.

NICOLE’S II (Clifton Park Road, Clifton Park, 383-4150). Thu: Fabian & Johnny (6-10 PM).

NICK’S SNEAKY PETE’S (711 Central Ave., Albany, 489-0000). Thu: DJ Paulie Feva, college night. Fri: DJ Money Mike. Sat: DJ Kwest. Wed: hiphop.

9 MAPLE AVENUE (9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-CLUB). Fri: Mark Capon Trio. Sat: Joe Finn Sextet.

THE ’90S SPORTS BAR (1118 Albany St., Schenectady, 374-8068). Fri: DJ Mr. Stanman.

NORTHERN LIGHTS (Route 146, North Country Commons, Clifton Park, 371-0012). Thu: Thin Lizzy, Aztec Jade, Enertia. Fri: Donna the Buffalo, School Bus Yellow. Sat: Mudvayne, Fingertight, V Shape Mind.

OH BAR (304 Lark St., Albany, 463-9004). Thu: karaoke.

OLD STADIUM (102 1/2 Ontario St., Albany, 432-9745). Fri: karaoke.

ON THE GREEN (183 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-9245). Fri: the Outta Hand Band. Sat: Second Nature.

ONE CAROLINE STREET (1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2026). Thu: Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles. Fri: John Park Duo. Sat: Sarah Pedinotti & Friends. Sun: Mike Dimin. Tue: Forrest Jenkins. Wed: Jason Domnarski.

O’TOOLE’S (Quaker Plaza, Queensbury, 793-3389). Fri: Chuck Kelsey (6 PM).

O’TOOLE’S (Capital Plaza, 1814 Central Ave., Colonie, 464-1200). Thu: John Eisenhart (6:30 PM). Fri: Dan Sherwin (6:30 PM).

THE OUTBACK (Route 4, Hudson Falls, 746-1696). Sat: North 40.

PATROON INN (550 Third Ave. Ext., East Greenbush, 286-3457). Thu: open mike with House Project.

PEARL STREET NIGHTCLUB (10 Pearl St., Northampton, Mass., 413-584-0610). Shows at 8:30 PM unless otherwise noted. Fri: Gargantua Soul, Nitronine, Counter Effect, Acclivity, Crate Ur Marshall, Rise (7 PM). Sat: Mike Doughty, Mason Jennings. Tue: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lifesavas.

PITCHER’S (45 South St., Glens Falls, 745-1566). Fri: Hazin’ Jane. Sat: Delta Sleep.

PLAYERS’ (77 Central Ave., Albany, 472-3588). Tue: karaoke with A-Man Productions.

PLAYFIELDS (in the Holiday Inn Turf, 205 Wolf Road, Albany, 458-7250). Fri: karaoke with A-Man Productions.

PROVENCE RESTAURANT (Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland, 689-7777). All shows at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted. Thu: Dino Cimino and Arvid Allen. Sat: Azzam Hameed, piano. Wed: Michael Lamkin, piano.

THE RIVERHOUSE (2 Freemans Bridge Road, Scotia, 382-8522). Fri: Seed, rock. Wed: DJ.

THE RUSTY NAIL (Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-9875). Wed: AMS DJ and karaoke.

SAVANNAH’S (1 S. Pearl St., Albany, 426-9647). Thu: Jerkwater Ruckus. Fri: Scotty Mac and the Gold Tops. Sat: Larry Lewis and Solid Smoke. Mon: George Muscatello. Tue: Blue Hand Luke. Wed: Swing Docs.

SIDE DOOR CAFÉ (1656 Western Ave., Albany, 456-1720). Thu-Sat: karaoke with Mark the Shark.

SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY (Route 203, Spencertown, 392-3693). Sat: Mindy Jostyn (8 PM).

STARBUCKS COFFEE (St. James Square, Niskayuna, 381-9340). Sat: Rob Skane (11 AM).

STUDIO 64 (Armory Center, 64 Colvin Ave., Albany, 482-0100, ext. 464). Sat: Otis Day and the Knights.

SUNSET GRILLE (873 Fifth Ave., Troy, 235-0034). Fri: English Garden, acoustic classic rock. Sat: Kid.

TROY PUB & BREWERY (417 River St., Troy, 273-BEER). Thu: Mitch Frasier. Sat: Paul Brubaker.

VALENTI’S PUB (729 Pawling Ave., Troy, 283-6766). Thu-Fri: DJ Rockin’ Rob Carson. Sat: Glued.

VALENTINE’S (17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572). Thu: Badfish, Primo (8 PM); Concentric (10 PM). Fri: Parwana, Insult to Tradition (8 PM); downstairs: Jonathan Richman (6 PM); Catch Fire, the Highsocks, the Flight (9:30 PM). Sat: Catch 22, Boys Night Out, the Goodwill, Worthless United; downstairs: the Scientific Maps, Blend Engine, the Sixfifteens. Sun: Shenendehowa battle of the bands with First to Last, On Hold, No Quarter (7 PM). Tue: open mike with Jim Lathrop. Wed: E Town Concrete, God Forbid, Zao, Agents of Man (8 PM).

THE VAN DYCK RESTAURANT & BREWERY (237 Union Ave., Schenectady, 381-1111). All shows at 7 and 9:30 unless otherwise noted. Thu: Dave Weckl Band. Fri: George Boone Band. Sat: Rachel Z & Tony Levin.

ZIGGY’S BAR & GRILL (821 New Loudon Road, Latham, 786-9238). Fri, Tue: open mike with Mrozek.


Beyond Oct. 15

THE ALE HOUSE (680 River St., Troy, 272-9740). 10/26: Wayne Hancock.

BERKSHIRE MUSEUM (39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., 413-443-7171). 10/17: Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert.

CAFFE LENA (47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0022). 10/17: Jacqui MacDonald. 10/18: George Ward; Modern Man. 10/19: Andy and Larkin Cohen; Cathy Cowette. 10/24: Steve Gilette and Cindy Mangsen. 10/25: Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles. 10/26: Chris Smither. 10/29: Vienna Teng.

CALVIN THEATRE (Northampton, Mass., 800-THE-TICK). 10/19: Joan Baez, Laura Cantrell. 10/22: Bruce Cockburn. 10/23: Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller. 10/28: Ween. 11/1: Arlo Guthrie. 11/12: Belle & Sebastian, Rasputina. 11/13: Yonder Mountain String Band. 11/18: Susan Tedeschi, the Jason Crosby Band. 12/13: Martin Sexton.

THE CHAPEL + CULTURAL CENTER (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, info: 274-7793). 10/18: the Spider Saloff Trio. 10/22: Jed Davis, Bryan Thomas, Mario Sevayega. 10/27: Miss Mary’s Art Space: Mean Time. 10/29: the Wasted, Small Axe. 11/12: Amy Biancolli, Christina Sunnerstam-Prince, Lynda Lambert. 12/13: the Early Muses.

THE EGG (Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845). 10/17: Marc Cohn. 10/24: David Bromberg, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. 11/1: Shelby Lynne. 11/4: Badly Drawn Boy. 11/7: Medeski Martin & Wood. 11/22: Cassandra Wilson. 11/25: Bruce Cockburn. 12/7: Hot Tuna. 12/13: Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown. 12/14: Mike Marshall & Chris Thile. 1/10: Tom Paxton. 1/11: Victor Wooten.

IEAR PRESENTS! Performances take place at West Hall Auditorium (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4859) unless otherwise noted. 10/22: Michael Schumacher. 10/27 (Arts Center of the Capital Region): Soeng Ah Shin. 11/19: Granular Synthesis present Lux.

IMPULSE RESPONSE CONCERT Performances take place at the Arts Center of the Capital Region (265 River St., Troy,273-0552) unless otherwise noted. 10/17 (Gasholder Building, Troy): Jesse Stiles and Todd Reynolds. 10/25 (venue tba): f:t:h, audio/video by Secret Agent Gel, Hellbender Film Projekt, Giles Hendrix, Daniel Vatsky, Cjaxx. 11/6: Tomie Hahn with Masayo Ishigure. 11/15 (venue tba): f:t:h, audio/video by Bubblyfish, Joshua Goldberg, CL One, Naval Cassidy. 12/4: Shelley Burgon and the Jen Mesch Dance Conspiracy.

IRON HORSE MUSIC HALL (20 Center St., Northampton, Mass., 413-584-0610). 10/16: Reed Foehl; Richard Buckner. 10/17: Peter Mulvey. 10/18: Nada Surf. 10/19: Enter the Haggis. 10/20: Blue Rodeo. 10/21: Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci. 10/22: Dan Bern, Anne Heaton. 10/24: Chris Smither; Twinemen, the Ware River Club. 10/25: Chris Smither, Greg Trooper; Inner Orchestra, Jersey Band. 10/26: Jane Monheit. 10/29: Little Feat. 10/31: Drunk Stuntmen. 11/1: Badly Drawn Boy, Leona Naess. 11/2: Barbarito Torres. 11/6: Magnolia Electric Company. 11/7: Youssou Sidibe and the Baye Fall Times; the Patiokings. 11/8: the Stone Coyotes. 11/9: the Bottle Rockets, the Lonesome Brothers. 11/14: Steve Forbert, Ray Mason. 11/15: Solas. 11/16: Battlefield Band. 11/21: Jane Siberry.

MASS MOCA (1040 Mass Moca Way, North Adams, Mass., 413-662-2111). 10/18: Joan Baez. 10/31: the Tiger Lillies.

MOTHER’S WINE EMPORIUM (RPI Student Union, 15th Street and Sage Avenue, Troy, 276-6505). 10/24: Rod MacDonald. 10/25: Tom Pacheco. 10/31: Aoife Clancy. 11/15: Bill Staines. 11/22: Zöe Lewis. 12/5-6: Mark Rust.

NORTHERN LIGHTS (Route 146, North Country Commons, Clifton Park, 371-0012). 10/16: Sebastian Bach. 10/17: Reid Genauer (ex-Strangefolk), Al Schnier (of moe.). 10/19: Vertical Horizon. 10/23: Kittie. 10/25: Habana Sax. 10/26: Maroon 5. 10/29: Queensryche. 11/1: Eels. 11/2: Static X, Skrape.

PALACE THEATRE (19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663). 10/26: Emmylou Harris. 11/11: Barenaked Ladies.

PEARL STREET NIGHTCLUB (10 Pearl St., Northampton, Mass., 413-584-0610). 10/16: Reid Genauer & the Assembly of Dust. 10/17: Shai Hulud. 10/18: Jay Farrar. 10/19: From Autumn to Ashes, Cave In, Every Time I Die. 10/21: Burning Spear. 10/22: Keller Williams. 10/25: Better Than Ezra. 10/29: Steve Earle and the Dukes. 10/31: Granola Funk Express, Cold Duck Complex. 11/1: I Am the World Trade Center. 11/2: Eels, MC Honky. 11/9: Shelby Lynne, Anna Montgomery. 11/10: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings.

PEPSI ARENA (51 S. Pearl St., Albany, 487-2000). 10/19: Good Charlotte. 11/20: Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special. 11/28: Aerosmith, Kiss. 12/11: Amy Grant, Vince Gill.

PROCTOR’S THEATRE (432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204). 10/31: Liza Minnelli. 11/23: Chicago. 12/3: Wayne Newton.

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (McNeil Room, Troy, info: 276-6505). 11/21: Vance Gilbert and Ellis Paul.

REVOLUTION HALL (421-425 River St., Troy, 273-2337). 10/18: Blotto. 11/6: Ecraft. 11/7: the Fixx. 11/13: Melissa Ferrick.

SARATOGA WINNERS (Route 9, Latham, 783-1010). 11/1: Six Feet Under, Skinless. 12/14: Dimmu Borgir.

TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL (Second and State streets, Troy, 273-0038). 10/16: Leahy. 10/17: Keller Williams, Charlie Hunter.10/26: Ralph Stanley. 11/1: LaVay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. 11/20: the Kingston Trio.

TURNING STONE CASINO RESORT (Verona, 877-833-SHOW). 10/16: Steve Holy. 10/17-18: Anne Murray. 10/22: Queensryche. 10/24: Trick Pony. 10/26: Alice Cooper. 11/1: Al Green. 11/ 8: Gene Pitney. 11/15: Diamond Rio. 11/21: Sister Sledge. 11/22: Collin Raye. 11/26: 805. 11/28: John Valby. 11/29: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. 12/5: Darryl Worley. 12/6: Wayne Newton. 12/19: Linda Eder. 12/20: Benny Mardones.

VALENTINE’S (17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572). 10/17: Andy Stochansky. 10/18: Amy Douglas and Aethos. 10/21: UK Subs. 10/23: Dressy Bessy. 10/25: Charlie Louvin. 11/1: A440. 11/4: Magnolia Electric Co. (Songs:Ohia) 11/7: the Supersuckers. 11/8: Lake Trout.

THE VAN DYCK RESTAURANT & BREWERY (237 Union Ave., Schenectady, 381-1111). 10/18: Tom Harrell Quartet. 11/8: Rory Block. 11/22: Billy Cobham. 11/29: Blake & the Family Dog.

WAMC PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO (339 Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233, ext. 4). 10/25: Alex Torres anniversary party. 10/29: Laurel Masse. 11/1: the McKrells. 11/6: John Pizarelli Trio. 11/8 (at the Egg): Arlo Guthrie. 11/13: Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group. 11/19: Tao of Tao. 11/21: Tim Coakley, Skip Parsons. 11/22: Garnet Rogers. 12/6: Phil Ochs song night.


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