Show Detective – Weekend Shows – 12/22 – 12/24
Written by Staff on December 21, 2023
Friday, December 22nd
It’s a Wonderful Life, The Palace Theater, Albany, 7pm
The M&T Bank Holiday Movie Series presented by Wainschaf Associates
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Brian Kane and The Beginning, Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 8pm-11pm
Brian Kane and The Beginning, a local favorite Rock the Barn! Come join the party!
KISStory w/ Warning Shot, Out of Office, Same Old Rat, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 8pm-12:30pm
Spreading the KISS Vibe across the North East, KISStory is the real deal tribute band right down to the fully attired dress and full impersonation of the band members. This is a must see show with all the theatrics!
Kisstory was founded in 1996 by bassist, Vinny Dawson. Kisstory gives you all the sounds and sights of a classic Kiss show from the 70s through the Creatures Era stage.
Kistory boasts an all star lineup, melding two premier NY Kiss tributes:
Founder, Vinny Simmons as the Demon, Gene
Kevin Conrad, Marvel Comics artist and inker/artist of the Kiss Psycho Circus comic as the Fox, Eric Carr
And from NYC based Alive NYC, Kisstory welcomes
Dave Bariteau as the Starchild
Jason Taft as Space Ace
Kisstory will bring you back to the golden age of Kiss in their heyday!
Folk Heritage Series: Lost Radio Rounders’ Holiday Sampler, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 8pm-10pm
Get into the holiday spirit with award-winning local folk favorites, Lost Radio Rounders, for a special seasonal program.
The trio of Paul Jossman and Michael Eck – both members of the Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Hall of Fame – along with Tom Lindsay, entertain with folk songs of yesteryear and the fascinating stories behind them. They invite you to step back in time and sing along with a program guaranteed to set your bells jingling!
Lindsay and Eck have been lauded for their work keeping the legacy of American folk music alive, with the Daily Gazette’s Michael Hochanadel calling them, “versatile and deep.” Times Union music blogger Andrew Gregory praises the group as “absolute professionals with huge talent;” and Nippertown correspondent Cheryl Jenks wrote, “Their knowledge, love and passion for old-time American music is evident in every part of their performance.”
In addition to concerts drawing from a repetoire of nearly 500 songs, the duo currently offers over a dozen themed programs covering many aspects of America’s rich musical history. Each is a well-researched, entertaining and informative survey, packed with history about the songs, the sources and the intriguing acoustic instruments played by Lindsay, Eck & Jossman. Each themed program can be tailored to 60- and 90-minute lengths (with or without intermissions).
The Folk Heritage Series is made possible by the Charlie Pickett & Kathleen Rehl Endowment Fund.
Hellseeker Goth Night w/ Special Guest Castle Jackal, No Fun, Troy, 7pm-11pm
Saturday, December 23rd
A Very Matty D Christmas! Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 7pm-10pm
Join us for a fun evening with the one and only Matty D! Its Christmas Eve, Eve, Matty D will entertain you and spread his Christmas cheer!
Eric C Presents: Home for the Holidays, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 9pm-3am
Get ready to groove and celebrate the holiday season with DJ Eric C and Friends at Putnam Place. Join us for a night of non-stop music, dancing and good vibes as DJ Eric C spins the hottest tracks to keep you moving all night long. Whether you’re a fan of hip-hop, electronic, or pop, this event promises to deliver a diverse mix that will keep everyone on their feet.
Johnny Rabb and the Tichy Boys Rockin Christmas, Hangar on the Hudson, 7:30pm-11pm
Join us for Rabb and the Tichy Boys annual Rockin Christmas show!
Pony in the Pancake Holiday Show, No Fun, Troy, 7pm-11pm
Sunday, December 24th
Rockin’ Rob Christmas Eve, Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 4pm-5pm
Join us Christmas Eve from 4-5pm for Rockin’ Rob!