Events

The Egg in Albany, filled as fans scrambled in, each one, eggcited about seeing Kenny Wayne Shepherd. As I spoke to those waiting for the show, it occurred to me how many of these fans have seen this band before–many times before.  True followers, they came knowing what to eggspect, and they were not disappointed. […]

A Celebration of the Life of Gino Nistico We’re all gonna die.  There will be a gravestone, Date of Birth, DASH, Date of Death.  That DASH, represents your life.  Your family, your friends, your adventures, your sorrows and happiness, they are all in that DASH.  If you are lucky, that DASH means something. After witnessing […]

I went to Troy today.  I am not  “Trojan”, nor am I part of the “Troyalty”.  I am an outsider. I have been there before, many times, but I am still a visitor.  I know Troy has some problems, as many small cities do…But what I saw today was dancing in the streets, people smiling, […]

The last 18 months have been a real drag for people who love live music. COVID protocols have kept us away from each other and from gathering for live music events. In the early months of COVID, and the lock-downs that followed, many musicians shared their craft virtually with their fans. But, for music lovers, […]

Luke McNamee and friends performing “Pomp and Quarantine” at various locations in Troy.

‘All we need is love’. The love that was felt all around Revolution Hall Saturday, March 7, was pure, deep, and electrifying. This was all in part to the volunteers, event organizers, concert goers, and the musicians who took part in the “7th Annual Dustin Mele Memorial Concert”. In 2013, Dustin Mele, the son of […]

Liam here. Today, from 1 to 4 p.m., Park Club in Troy hosted the St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-thon, an annual event that helps St. Baldrick’s raise money for childhood cancer research. I did it for the first time this year, letting my hair first grow to enormous proportions as I gathered donations and then took it […]

We had a great time on Saturday at our “Rock & Remember” event, where we said goodbye to a friend and colleague, Robert “Pops” Sweeny. Off The Record and The Chris Busone Band killed it all day and into the night, and Johnny Rabb, Luke McNamee and Tommy Love lent their talents to bring a […]

Last night, Bleak Little World hosted the Radioradiox Open Mic at Corcoran’s Towpath Tavern. The event was presented by Radioradiox and sponsored by both Corcoran’s and Rocky’s Music Studio. A good number of people showed up, and a great time was had by all. And if you were there, you might find yourself here!   […]

Happy Holidays to my family, friends, and followers. Thank you, readers, for following “Around Town with Amy Modesti”. I am thankful for your friendship, support, and acceptance in what I do personally and creatively. I’m thankful for good health, family & close friends.  I’m thankful to be surrounded by good people who care for each […]


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