Show Detective – Weekend Shows – 1/19 – 1/21

Written by on January 18, 2024

Show Detective.

Friday, January 19th

The Taylor Party: The TS Dance Party
18+ With ID ONLY, Empire Underground, Albany, 8pm

The Joni Project: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Court and Spark, Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, 7:30pm

The Joni Project
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Court and Spark

A Tribute to Joni Mitchell featuring Katie Pearlman & Her Band

To purchase tickets by phone, call the Box Office at (518) 434-0776

The Joni Project formed as a tribute in sound and spirit to Joni Mitchell, one of music’s greatest and most innovative artists. They are quite simply the finest and most musically sophisticated tribute to Joni on the scene today.

For this special show, The Joni Project celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the release of Court and Spark, performing the album in its entirety plus a selection of other Joni favorites. Released in January 1974, Court and Spark infused the folk-rock style of Joni’s previous albums with jazz elements, which The Joni Project displays in electrifying and elegant fashion.

The band is fronted by remarkable multi-instrumentalist and singer Katie Pearlman, who impressively plays Joni’s songs in their original open guitar tunings, and also includes jazz and jam band mainstays Dave Berg (guitar), Dan Ehrlich (bass), Alan Lerner (drums), Mark Mancini (keyboards), Steve Finklestein (percussion), and Premik Russell Tubbs (saxophone and flute).

IMI, Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 8pm-11pm

IMI is a high energy live band whose urban roots style blends reggae, funk, rock, jam & party music

Happy Hour at The Eleven with Nickopotamus, Lark Hall, Albany, 6pm

An eclectic juggernaut, Nickopotamus combines elements of rock, jam, funk, punk, groove, and zydeco to provide the listener with a visceral experience that will leave them singing along. Nickopotamus is a good-time/high energy live band that has been known to have just as much fun on stage as their fans do. Hailing from Albany, NY this 4 piece band is led by song writer/ guitarist Nick Souder.

Neighbor w/ Creamery Station, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 8:30pm-1am

With a diverse catalog of hundreds of songs, the musical juggernaut Neighbor has become one of the most exciting and unpredictable live bands on the music scene today. Grown in large part by the passion and devotion of the fans called Neighbors, their symbiotic relationship inspires and touches every performance. The creation of childhood neighbors Richard James (vocals, keys) and Lyle Brewer (guitar), Neighbor combines ambitious composition, soulful balladry, and a fearless approach to their lengthy improvisations. The quartet is rounded out by Dan Kelly (bass) and Dean Johnston (drums) who fuel the groove and lay a solid foundation for Neighbor’s “down home” sound. Come see what’s good in the neighborhood.


Bright Series: Emma Langford, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 8pm-10pm

With a voice that resonates like the winds over the Cliffs of Moher, Emma Langford’s music captures the soul of Ireland in every note.

Multiple award-winning, globe-trotting troubadour, Emma Langford is a household name on the Irish folk and songwriter scene. Storytelling and wit sit at the heart of everything she does; interweaving her live performances, and shining through her works. Hers is an inimitable, dreamy voice on the frontline of a new wave of Irish folk.

After showcasing at the Folk Alliance International this year, Langford premiered new works inspired by pirate queen Gráinne Mhaol on the stage of the National Concert Hall with the National Symphony Orchestra. She is currently on the road around Ireland, Germany and the US, collaborating with various international communities, and continuing her Arts Council-supported research around Irish women in myth and history. Her latest single, “Abigail (Tomhas Ghobnatan)” is the first release from a new suite of work based around the lore and history of Ballyvourney, a village in the Muskerry Gaeltacht of County Cork. “One of the more exciting and radical Irish talents of the moment.” (Irish Music Magazine) “Langford delivers a baker’s dozen of warm but crunchy folk/pop songs, each one bristling with insight and truth.” (Irish Times)

The Bright Series is made possible by the generous support of Kevin & Claudia Bright

Stream this show live at Caffè Lena TV. Enjoy one week of access with your live stream ticket.

Super 400, Hangar on the Hudson, Troy, 8pm-11pm

Super 400 is Joe Daley on drums, Kenny Hohman on guitar and vocals, and Lori Friday on electric bass. The band formed in 1996 in Troy NY, and quickly gained legendary status in the Capital District of New York. Super 400 has an electric and relentless approach to their live shows, intuitively blending a classic 60s-70s heavy rock vibe with contemporary melodic pop mastery to create something uniquely their own.

Tours in the US and abroad started a chain of bootleg recordings that have been traded and coveted worldwide. Their international following sold out over 20 shows across Europe on their last tour. The love affair between the band and their hometown of Troy reached a milestone when they were honored by Mayor Harry Tutunjian’s declaration of February 25, 2006, as “Super 400 Day in Troy,” coinciding with the ten-year anniversary of the band’s first jam in a Troy warehouse loft. Super 400 recorded their most recent full-length, ‘Sweet Fist,’ at legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, and followed the release with their biggest US tour. They’ve appeared on national television in the US and abroad, written music for top-rated shows on American television, and continue to light stages with their love and intense passion for playing.

Super 400 was inducted into the Capital Region Eddies Music Hall of Fame in 2022 and received the honor of Best Rock Band in 2022 and 2023. The band has released several singles in 2023 and is touring to support the upcoming full-length albumSpirit in the Sound.They collaborated with artists on the East and West Coasts and will release new music videos at the end of 2023. Their side project,Get Zep!is a thundering tribute to the mightiest rock band in history, Led Zeppelin. Get Zep! has performed to sold-out crowds in all of their 2023 venue appearances, with several dates scheduled for 2024.

Ritz Carlton Karaoke – “The Most Dangerous Karaoke Host In The World!” No Fun, Troy, 8pm-12am

Saturday, January 20th

Harvest and Rust: A night of Crazy Horse & Neil Young’s Greatest hits, The Linda, Albany, 8pm-11pm

HARVEST & RUST presents

A night of Crazy Horse & Neil Young’s greatest hits.

HARVEST & RUST returns to THE LINDA-WAMC’S PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO. It’s hard to represent the wide-array of Neil Young’s influential material in one show, but that’s exactly what the band HARVEST & RUST does. Based in Western Massachusetts, HARVEST & RUST often augment their show with other well-known local musicians to reproduce every era of Neil Young’s music. Be it the chart-topping HARVEST material (including Old Man, Heart of Gold, etc.) to the electric explorations of RUST NEVER SLEEPS (Hey Hey My My, etc.), as well as songs from Neil’s time in Crosby Stills Nash & Young and Buffalo Springfield, you’re in for a night of “complete Neil”. And, HARVEST & RUST never plays the same set list twice, which is exactly how Mr. Young does it!

ALMOST QUEEN, The Egg, Albany, 8pm

Part of the Guest Music Presentations Series

THE most authentic QUEEN live show since the days of QUEEN themselves. A deliberate four piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience.

With opening support from Super Trans Am

SUGAR: THE NU-METAL PARTY – 18+ With ID ONLY, Empire Underground, Albany, 8:30pm

Back To School Jamboree! Fuze Box, Albany, 8pm-2am

Come celebrate the beginning of the Spring Semester with an ALL REQUEST dance party with DJ3DG!

The Last Waltz Celebration featuring The THE BAND Band with the TTBB Horns & Special Guests, Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, 8pm-10pm

The Band’s pioneering blend of country, blues, rock, and folk music served as a template for what we now call Americana. And from Woodstock to The Last Waltz, they have been at the center of rock and roll’s most iconic moments.

The Last Waltz, The Band’s legendary Thanksgiving 1976 farewell concert that was immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s 1978 music documentary of the same name, featured more than a dozen guest artists including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Eric Clapton, and showcased The Band’s classic hits like “The Weight,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “Ophelia,” and “It Makes No Difference,” to name a few.

Harmonic Duo, Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 7pm-10pm

The Duo with the sound of a full band!

Together We Can Rebuild Yamaguchie (Benefit Concert) Lark Hall, 2pm-6pm

Together We Can Rebuild Yamaguchie, a fundraising event. Event kickoff 2pm with live music & raffles. Suggested Donation $10

Join us January 20th for Together We Can Rebuild Yamaguchie, a fundraising event hosted by Lark Hall and Lark Street Bid. The Event kicks off at 2PM with Live music, and Raffles!

Yamar Carter, Owner of the Lark Street business Yamaguchie, lost his business, gear, and artwork this past December to a devastating fire. Although we can never replace the years of art that has been lost, we can help alleviate the financial strain and devastation left behind.

Together we can help rebuild Yamaguchie!$10 Suggested Donation at the Door

Good Karma Studio Winter Student Showcase, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 6:30pm-9pm

You’re invited to Good Karma Studio’s annual Student Showcase at Putnam Place! Come witness the magic as a group of talented and dedicated aerialists from Good Karma Studio dazzle you with their mesmerizing circus performances.

Get ready to be amazed by their hard work on Lyra hoop, silks, hammock, and more!  Enjoy an evening filled with spectacular circus acts, and who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to join in on the next one!


DJ Caleb x DJ Static x DJ King Bully, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 11pm-3am

Come get down at Putnam Place with DJ Caleb, DJ Static and DJ King Bully.

The Suitcase Junket, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 8pm-10pm

“A master of musical imagination.” (NPR) The Suitcase Junket performs a blend of folk, blues & American roots, with a DIY/lo-fi aesthetic.

One of the defining features of The Suitcase Junket’s music is the use of unconventional instruments and repurposed materials. Matt Lorenz, who performs as The Suitcase Junket, is a homesteader currently living in rural Massachusetts. He often creates his instruments from salvaged items like old suitcases, gas cans, and other discarded objects, which adds a distinct and raw quality to the sound. Growing up in Cavendish, Vermont, Lorenz began playing piano at age five, and later took up violin, saxophone, and guitar. During his years at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, he studied music and adaptive instrument design, a pursuit that included building a prototype for a drummer who couldn’t use their legs, where they’d be able to play the bass drum and hi-hat through a system of pulleys. After college, he headed to Europe on a $150 plane ticket, ran out of money in Barcelona, and spent a year playing music in the streets. “That’s where I learned how to sing loud, which got me figuring out what my voice could do,” Lorenz notes. Once he’d returned to Amherst, he formed the band Rusty Belle with his sister Kate and, several years later, started The Suitcase Junket with the aid of a guitar he’d found in a dumpster. Lorenz chose the name as a nod to his longtime love of collecting old suitcases, including an antique that he’s refurbished into a bass drum, and to a secondary definition of junket, i.e. “a pleasure excursion.”

Byrdhouse Swing Dance Night with Dylan Perrillo, No Fun, Troy, 7pm-11pm

Sunday, January 21st

Elvis Birthday Bash! Hangar on the Hudson, Troy, 7pm-10pm

Johnny Rabb and The Tichy Boys celebrate Elvis!




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