Just a few years ago, it seemed as though most of Nippertown simply slipped into hibernation during January. Oh, you could find a show or two worth checking out here and there throughout the month, but most of your live music venues looked pretty much like ghost towns.
Here are just a few reasons to get your butt out of the house and help you shake off your cabin fever this weekend:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8
Firlefanz Puppets’ “Ubu Rex” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany (also Saturday & Sunday)
Crooked Still @ The Egg, Albany
“Albany Chef’s Food & Wine Festival” @ the Crowne Plaza, Albany (also Saturday)
Bearfoot @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Brian Kaplan Band with the Juice Junkees, Psychobilly @ Savannah’s, Albany
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9
Brown Bird @ the Madison Grille, Albany
Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ the Ale House, Troy
Chris Carey CD release party with Sean Rowe @ the Bread & Jam Cafe, Cohoes
“The Aluminum Show” @ Proctor’s, Schenectady
Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams @ Proctors, Schenectady
Project/Object featuring Ray White and Ike Willis @ Revolution Hall, Troy
Mickey Holt, Bella’s Bartok, Trio Diablo Redemptio, more @ the Blue Plate Restaurant, Chatham
The Nightlife CD release party with the Viking, Restless Streets, Rick Whispers, Of Gods and Destroyers @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
“The Elvis Presley Birthday Bash” featuring Johnny Rabb, the Lustre Kings, more @ The Linda, Albany
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
“The Elvis Presley Birthday Bash” featuring Johnny Rabb, the Lustre Kings, more @ the Ale House, Troy
Frank Jaklitsch CD release party @ the Irish Mist, Troy
The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ Justin’s, Albany
Did we miss something? Let us know.
Two quick notes: The Brian Kaplan Band has cancelled for Friday @ Savannah’s so at the moment it’s just Juice Junkees and Psychobilly. Juice Junkees are also playing Saturday night @ The Troy Bar on Second Ave in Troy. Pissed ’cause I’m gonna miss Ike and Ray…never seen them together before!
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