Show Detective – Weekend Shows – 2/9 – 2/11

Written by on February 8, 2024

Show Detective – Weekend Shows – 2/9 – 2/11

Friday, February 9th

NoGravity Theatre, The Egg, Albany, 8pm

Part of the Dance in Albany Series

NoGravity Theatre’s multidisciplinary performance From Hell to Paradise is inspired by the extraordinary mechanics of Renaissance and Baroque theatre where beauty, dream, marvel, illusion, and humor combine in an environment where bodies effortlessly move across different planes, seemingly floating, flying in a world where gravity no longer exists.

World Ballet Series: Swan Lake, The Palace Theater, Albany, 7pm

Swan Lake, the ballet of all ballets, will be performed one night only as a part of the World Ballet Series with a live score played by the Clinton Symphony Orchestra of the Mohawk Valley. See the iconic Dance of the Little Swans, count the 32 fouettés performed by Odile and immerse yourself in magical Tchaikovsky’s music.

The production will feature richly detailed, hand-painted sets as well as over 150 radiant costumes that bring fresh representation to this timeless classic.

World Ballet Series is a unique project that attracts many international artists and is composed of renowned professional dancers representing over ten countries who are united by a passion for entertaining audiences and enriching classical ballet traditions through brilliant, critically-acclaimed new productions of timeless ballet classics.

VOCES8, Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring globally, the group performs an extensive repertory both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading musicians, orchestras, conductors and soloists. Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble’s performance and education ethos which is shared both online and in person. VOCES8 is passionate about music education and is the flagship ensemble of the VOCES8 Foundation which actively promotes ‘Music Education For All’, reaching up to 40,000 people a year.

Tame The Rooster, Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 8pm-11pm

Tame The Rooster, a dynamic and irresistible 7-piece modern country band hailing from the heart of New York’s capital region.

Baddies n’ Roses ft: DJ King Bully & DJ Static, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 10pm-2am

Tuff Citi Presents an epic Pre-Valentines Day Birthday Bash at Putnam Place, hosted by Baddies own Natalie Nunn.  The night will feature music by DJ King Bully and DJ Static, plus a 100-rose giveaway and a raffle for a bottle of Moet.

Crys Matthews – Black History Month Tour, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 8pm-10pm

Activist/singer songwriter Crys Matthews is a “drum major for justice,” tackling heavy topics with powerful lyrics and inspirational music.

Caffè Lena, in partnership with co-sponsor MLK Saratoga, is excited and honored to present Crys Matthews’ Black History Month Tour. Matthews is an activist, singer-songwriter and powerful lyricist who tackles heavy topics such as immigration, the opioid crisis, Black Lives Matter, and gun control with a warm heart and strong voice that “lifts our spirits just when we need it most in these troubled times.” (ASCAP’s Eric Philbrook)

For those who wonder what happened to the folk song tradition that inspired union organizers, peace marches and the civil rights movement, you’ll want to check out this songwriter. Crys Matthews’ hope-fueled, love-filled album, Changemakers, shows her taking the torch from the greats of social justice music, such as Sweet Honey in the Rock and Holly Near.

In her TedTalk about difficult conversations, called “Sing, Don’t Shout – An Alternative Approach,” Matthews describes her childhood in rural North Carolina, as the daughter of an A.M.E. preacher, where she witnessed the power of music from an early age. A former drum major and classically trained clarinetist turned folk singer, Matthews is on a mission to use her voice to answer Dr. Martin Luther King’s call to be “a drum major for justice.”

MLK Saratoga, Saratoga Youth Safe Space, CREATE Community Studios, Camp Stomping Ground and Saratoga Pride will be tabling before the event to socialize and for attendees to learn about what these great local organizations are doing.

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

Shiverboard / Antinomie / CPS / Zombie Giuliani, No Fun, Troy, 7pm-11pm


From “Bar People.”


Friday – 5:30PM at Wishing Well – Rob Aronstein

Friday – 6PM at Inn at Saratoga – Thom Powers & Andy Mollica

Friday – 6PM at Saratoga Winery – Stef Solo

Friday – 6PM at Thirsty Owl – Bob Fox

Friday – 6PM at Panza’s – Azzaam Hameed

Friday – 6:30PM at Tap & Barrel – Don Hoffman

Friday – 6:30PM at Artisanal Brew Works – Margo Macero

Friday – 6:30PM at Diamond Club – Steve Candlen

Friday – 7PM at Quarters – Diz Just Diz

Friday – 7PM at Kraverie – JAD

Friday – 7PM at Principessa Elana – Jeff Walton

Friday – 8PM at 9 Maple – *unknown

Friday – 9PM at Vapor – Refrigerators

Friday – 10PM at Tap & Barrel – Attics Band

Friday – 6PM at 677 Prime – Dan Dekalb

Friday – 6:30PM at Ancient Order of Hibernians – Harmonic Duo

Friday – 8PM at The Hollow – Baked Shrimp

Friday – 7PM ay Nick Stoner Inn – Josh Clevenstine

Friday – 6PM at The Bunker – Diva & The Dirty Boys

Friday – 5:30PM at Bootleggers – Jack Kelle

Friday – 8PM at Twisted Fiddler – Nite Train

Friday – 6PM at The Bunker – Diva & The Dirty Boys

Friday – 7PM at Finnigans on the Lake – Dan Sherwin

Friday – 6PM at Henry’s Tavern – Jeff Brisbin

Friday – 6PM at Powers Pub – Tim & Norm

Friday – 6PM at 30 Park – Part Time

Friday – 6:30PM at Other One Brewery – Don Ferlazzo

Friday – 7PM at SpareTime – Act Your Age

Friday – 7PM at Peddlers Bar & Bistro – Wreckless Duo

Friday – 7PM at Finnigans on the Lake – Dan Sherwin

Friday – 6PM at Henry’s Tavern – Jeff Brisbin

Friday – 6PM at Powers Pub – Tim & Norm

Friday – 6PM at 30 Park – Part Time

Friday – 6:30PM at Other One Brewery – Don Ferlazzo

Friday – 7PM at SpareTime – Act Your Age

Friday – 7PM at Peddlers Bar & Bistro – Wreckless Duo

Friday – 6PM at Carsons Woodside Tavern – Matt Cosgrove

Friday – 9PM at Nanola – Hammerhead Horns

Friday – 5PM at Frog Alley Brewing – Gianna Robustiano Duo

Friday – 6PM at Play by Play Sports – Mick Mahoney

Friday – 6PM at Wolf Hollow Brewing – Caity Gallagher

Friday – 6PM at The Bunker – Jay Yager

Friday – 8:30PM at Frog Alley Brewing – Nolanauts

Friday – 9PM at Van Slycks at Rivers Casino – Ten Most Wanted

Friday – 9PM at Centre St Pub – The Far Trio

Saturday, February 10th

Croce Plays Croce 50th Anniversary, Troy Music Hall, Troy, 8pm

Multi-faceted singer/songwriter A.J. Croce is hitting the road again in celebration of two more of his father Jim Croce’s legendary albums, 1973’s Life and Times and his final release, I Got A Name, in addition to songs from You Don’t Mess Around With Jim. The much-anticipated fall tour, Croce Plays Croce 50th Anniversary commences in mid-October with the first announced date being Springfield, MA on October 27, and includes shows through November and December in historic venues like New York City’s Town Hall and Detroit’s Royal Oak Music Theatre.

Music Open House, The Linda, Albany, 4pm-6pm


The Linda – WAMC’s Perfromign Arts Studio and AFM Local 14 are proud to invite you to a free afternoon of music, song and celebration.
Featuring Lucia & Levi and The Ragtime Windjammers.

“This performance is made possible by the Albany Musicians’ Association, the Music Performance Trust Fund, and the Jim Clark Community Performance Fund.”

Lucia and Levi

Levi, a native Virginian, hooked up with Lucia, a Schenectady native, 35 years ago in Hollywood, California and they’ve been together ever since.

Levi was Samona Cooke’s musical director and also worked on projects at Jackson Records.
Lucia has appeared in motion pictures, including Fatal Beauty, with Whoopie Goldberg.

Levi’s lead guitar, tenor sax, vocal skills, and 50 years of musical experience, combined with Lucia’s bluesy vocals, her flare for comedy, her harmonica licks and keyboard skills, provide audiences with a diverse and entertaining Duo.

The Ragtime Windjammers

Dave Lambert, Woody Strobeck, Steve Lambert, Mike Lawrence, and Ron Bill all make up the local Jazz Group; The Ragtime Windjammers. Their mix of banjo, trumpet, guitar, clarinet, trombone, bass and drums creates an exciting soundscape for audiences of all age.

Kyle Richh, Jenn Carter & Tata, The Palace Theater, Albany, 8pm

Presented by DJ SIROC

Katt Williams, MVP Arena, Albany, 8pm

The Dark Matter Tour

Katt Williams returns to Albany with The Dark Matter Tour on Saturday, February 10!

Best Friends’ Girl: The #1 Cars Experience, Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Best Friends Girl recreate the timeless hits of The Cars spanning a 35-year career, with over 23 million albums sold and having more than 22 songs on the Billboard top 100.  The Cars undoubtedly left their mark in popular culture with notable hits like “Best Friends Girl,” “Shake It Up,” “Magic,” “Lets Go” and of course, “Moving in Stereo” which gained notoriety from its placement in the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”  Best Friends Girl are comprised of lifelong, top-notch, professional musicians whose goal is to keep the music of The Cars alive with every performance!

Mixtape Revival, Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 8pm-11pm

We’re your Ultimate Live Mixtape with 150+ songs from the 90s-50s all genres.

Happy Hour at The Eleven with Ted Grey (Seapods Preshow), The Eleven, Albany, 6pm-7:30pm

For years Ted has been making groovy, funky, trance-grass, rock music with Raisinhead

and Quantum Cosmic. In the spaces between collaboration he has perfected a glorious

solo set that brings this music to life in a world of his vision. With some gadgets and

widgets his keys, guitar and voice become a rich tapestry of sounds and rhythms that

will bring delight and dancing to any discerning crowd!

Guthrie Bell Productions presents The Seapods 2/11 Eve Party, Lark Hall, Albany, 8pm

The Seapods, featuring Max Verna, Tom Pirozzi, Brian Mangini and Ted

Marotta are 4 of the 5 original touring members of the seminal 90’s

Jamband, Ominous Seapods. The band has reformed and are currently

playing select dates around the Northeast. Their shows include all the

favorites in the Seapod’s original catalog along with a few choice covers

and some brand new songs as well.

2024 Chowderfest featuring DJ Eric C, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs

Come join us for the 2024 Chowderfest featuring chef Kenny Bourbeau’s Thai Curry Shrimp chowder with Kenny B’s Miso Honey Hot Sauce.  DJ Eric C will be throwing down the beats all day so make sure you swing on over and let’s have some fun!

DJing is Eric C’s passion and he loves Old School Hip Hop if he is driving in the car and has the option…..No music is off the table though, from Hip Hop to House and everything else with a Beat. He also takes requests.


Chowderfest After-Party ft: The Wheel: Live Dead & Beyond, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 8pm-11pm

Buckle up, put it in gear, and enjoy the ride with NY Capital Region’s authentic sounding Grateful Dead tribute band, The Wheel as they put their driving spin on the music you love and enjoy.

Mark & Jill with Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 8pm-10pm

Steeped in the roots of gospel, jazz, and blues, Mark & Jill is a duo with traditional and original songs featuring seasoned Saratoga blues artist and NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee Mark Tolstrup accompanied by sultry vocalist Jill Burnham. Mark and Jill meld their vision and talent for a taste of New Orleans meets Austin. This is where the Delta meets the Rio Grande. Over a haunting slide guitar, their voices soar and blend in harmony. Mark & Jill bring a fresh original interpretation to the earliest roots of the blues. Their original songs deal with both the hard realities of life and the joys of being alive. Mark & Jill are two times winners of the Capital Region Blues Network Solo/Duo Blues Challenge.

Brass Machine, Mardi Gras Party, Lost and Found, Albany, 10pm

Yonatan Gat Band / 100 Psychic Dreams / Ben Caulkins / Apostrophebeats, No Fun, Troy, 7pm-11pm


From “Bar People


Saturday – 12PM at Saratoga Hilton – Russ Kennedy

Saturday – 12PM at UPH – Shine On

Saturday – 1PM at Inn at Saratoga – Jeff Walton

Saturday – 2PM at Artisanal Brew Works – Juniper

Saturday – 5PM at The Misfit – Luke Pavlus

Saturday – 5:30PM at The Wishing Well – Rob Aronstein

Saturday – 6PM at Thirsty Owl – Pat Decker

Saturday – 6:30PM at Tap & Barrel – Matt Evans

Saturday – 6:30PM at Panza’s – Dave Gleason

Saturday – 6:30PM at Diamond Club – Garland Nelson

Saturday – 7PM at Kraverie – LIfeline

Saturday – 7PM at Quarters – Return from Exile

Saturday – 8PM at 9 Maple – *unknown

Saturday – 9PM at Vapor – 80s Band

Saturday – 9PM at Caroline st Pub – Dirt Cheap

Saturday – 10PM at Tap & Barrel – Ill Funk Ensemble

Saturday – 5PM at Windy Hill Cidery – Yankee Holler

Saturday – 6PM at 677 Prime – Franklin Micare

Saturday – 8PM at Lark Hall – The Seapods

Saturday – 6PM at The Scarlet Knife – Chris Carey

Saturday – 6PM at The Bunker – Tracy C & Lisa KeysSaturday – 8PM at Unihog – Dead Man’s WaltzSaturday – 5PM at S&S Farm Brewery – Standard Edition

Saturday – 8PM at Twisted Fiddler – Emo Sad Dads

Saturday – 8PM at Rustic Barn Pub – Sludge

Saturday – 6PM at 30 Park – John Stack

Saturday – 6PM at Powers Pub – Scott Chamberlain

Saturday – 6:30PM at Other One Brewery – Chuck Kelsey

Saturday – 12PM at Carsons Woodside Tavern – Jeff Brisbin

Saturday – 6PM at Carsons Woodside Tavern – Scott Simpson

Saturday – 2PM at Frog Alley Brewing – Joe Severino

Saturday – 9PM at Centre St Pub – Rick & Marilyn

Saturday – 8:30PM at Frog Alley Brewing – Funk Evolution

Sunday, February 11th

Lunar New Year Gala Show, The Egg, Albany, 2:30pm

Part of the Guest Presentation Series

Ancient, Authentic, Vibrant,

CCC Year of the Dragon Lunar New Year Gala Show

The Dragon has always been the most mysterious and powerful symbol among Asian countries. The zodiac year of the Dragon always draws extra attention among the twelve zodiac animals.

The Chinese Community Center was founded in 1973, so this is its 50th Lunar New Year show.  The CCC started as a small celebration, and has now grown into a Gala show with an audience of hundreds and features both community based programs and professional performers as guests. This year also marks the first year that the Lunar New Year has become a NY State school public holiday, making the celebration a more meaningful event.

John Spencer / The Abyssmals, No Fun, Troy, 7pm-11pm

From “Bar People.”


Sunday – 10:30AM at Prime – Joe Sorrentio Jazz Trio

Sunday – 12PM at Dock Browns Tavern – Jeff Brisbin

Sunday – 3PM at Artisanal Brew Works – Triple Trouble with special guest Josh Clevenstine

Sunday – 2PM at William K Sanford Library – Lucia & LeviSunday – 10:30AM at The Scarlet Knife – Jeff Walton

Sunday – 5PM at Charlton Tavern – Bobbie Van DettaSunday – 1PM at Hank Hudson Brewing – Marcus Ruggiero







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