Author: Amy Modesti

It was surf and rockabilly night at the Hangar on The Hudson on Friday, April 5. Music fans of the “It Came from Cropseyville” rockabilly group, Rocky Velvet, were wearing their Rocky Velvet t-shirts in preparation for their return to The Hangar stage. For this one-night only show, Surfer Joe, an Italian lead guitarist/ vocalist […]

Meet Leslie Barkman, one of Capital Region’s blues musicians. Since her move to the City of Albany eleven years ago, Barkman has created a name for herself in the regional blues scene. One can hear Barkman sing and play at any of the many area blues jams. Currently, Barkman performs as both solo artist and […]

It was funk night at the Rustic Barn Pub. Northampton, MA based group, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, featuring Albany NY’s Justin Henricks, brought out the funk as they welcomed in spring at their return to the venue. I wasn’t familiar with Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan before attending their show on Saturday night.   I was encouraged […]

While shoppers were spending time dining and checking out the massive LEGO sculptures that were featured in Crossgates Mall on a Saturday evening, music patrons spent their time listening to original music from five local bands inside Lucky Strike’s Jupiter Hall. This was all in part of a CD release party that Turbine Sunrise was […]

Editor’s Note: Caroline “MotherJudge” Isachsen passed on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. This article was written about her benefit event, while she was still alive. We feel that this should not be changed, and is presented “as is.”  Coming together… It is just the thing that one must do when one of their own is overcoming […]


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