The Magdalens are an Alt-Folk-Rock band. Based in Albany, N.Y., they perform original songs and cover a unique blend of Americana, Punk, & Indie classics. You can listen to & download their 1st album, "Lay Down Love" from cdbaby at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/themagdalens or listen on Spotify and other music streaming services. For photos and videos vist them on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/The-Magdalens-532716210193862/...
Belle-Skinner (aka Maria Brosgol) is a dark nostalgic singer-songwriter based in upstate New York and Brooklyn. Though her influences cover a broad range of genres - from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop and rock - her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, and Lana Del Rey. You can listen to & watch her on her website: belle-skinner.com, Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, & Bandcamp. https://www.facebook.com/belleskinnermusic/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
Buck Meek! of Big Thief. @ The Hangar
Tickets on sale now at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4209803
Buck Meek’s songs are for the lost dogs of honest mechanics, good guys and girls born into a life of crime, runaways, snow spirits, the ghosts of Central Park, unsung diving-board stars, the affection shared through gambling, and so on. Bred in Texas, more bread in New York City, Meek spins outlaw ballads and quotidian fairy tales into a yarn, with Adam Brisbin on guitar (Jolie Holland, Sam Evian, Katie Von Schleicher), Mat Davidson on bass (Twain, The Low Anthem, Spirit Family Reunion), and Austin Vaughn on drums (Here We Go Magic, Luke Temple, Sam Evian).
Meek’s self titled debut album was recorded and mixed by ace engineer Phil Weinrobe (Really Big Pinecone, Ceramic Dog, Nick Murphy) at both Rivington 66 - an orange den beneath the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and the cork womb of Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn, as well as the wainscoted old-growth oak joisted parlor of the Lethe Lounge in upper Manhattan, with engineer Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Nick Hakim). In addition to the core band, the album personnel includes Mikey Buishas (Really Big Pinecone) on pump organ, Dave Harrington (Dark Side, Nicolas Jaar) on pedal steel, Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief) on vocals, Buck’s brother Dylan Meek (Miguel, Grant AME Gospel Choir, Post Malone) on Wurlitzer, and Michael Sachs (Little King, Secret Sibling) on clarinet.
Looking to the past, following his fledgling years as a boy playing gut-bucket blues, manouche jazz, and western swing in bars and dance halls across Texas, he moved to NYC and released two solo EPs, Live from a Volcano (2013), and Heart Was Beat (2015). Shortly after moving to NYC, he met songwriter Adrianne Lenker, and after a year of fervent collaboration, they recorded two EPs, A-sides and B-sides (2014). The duo went on to circle the USA several times over in the orange velvet Van Bon Jovi, playing Appalachian school houses, Alabaman birthday BBQs, Arkansanian book fairs, Texan Star Parties, Massachusettsan cattle farms, Minnesotan fireworks displays, and so forth. From there they expanded into a four-piece outfit, Big Thief, and have since released two records, Masterpiece (2016) and Capacity (2017).
Dale Watson is a honky tonk hero and country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.
@ The Hangar October 20th
Tickets are $25 available at https://dalewatson.brownpapertickets.com/
Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles
BIO-As rock phenoms go, Sarah Borges has never been easy to pin down. Since bursting onto the national scene in 2005 as the lead singer of the Broken Singles, she hasn’t allowed a speck of dust to settle on her sound or her story. Instead, the Massachusetts native has just kept on moving and shaking.She’s gone from frontwoman to solo act, to frontwoman again. She’s deftly navigated the weird road that winds from emerging artist to veteran performer. She’s made seven records and racked up countless touring miles. She’s collected shiny things, including an Americana Music Award nomination, multiple Boston Music Awards, and song credits on TV shows Sons of Anarchy and The Night Shift. Bands like Los Strait Jackets and Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys have brought her out on the road with them. Cowboy laureates Steve Berlin and Dave Alvin have lined up to collaborate with her.
As if all that wasn't fodder enough for a compelling rock ’n’ roll narrative, in the last few years Sarah has been married and divorced, become a mother, and gotten sober. It’s a whole lot of moving and shaking for someone who just turned 40, but don’t expect to find her pumping the brakes anytime soon.
“I’m not slowing down,” Borges says. “I’m gonna keep on seeking the next sound, the next song, the next chapter of who I am.”
Headlining that next chapter is a new album titled Love’s Middle Name, due out October 12, 2018 on Blue Corn Music.
There’s never been much daylight between Sarah and re-invention. Even as she’s weathered the inevitable ups and downs in an industry that’s perpetually imploding, she’s stayed the course, creating an impressive body of work one album at a time, personal plot twists and genres be damned.
“Critics have always loved Sarah, but that doesn’t mean they’ve figured out what to do with her,” says Binky, her longtime bassist and best friend of 15 years.
He has a point. Conduct even a quick Google search, and you’ll find that she’s been dubbed everything — from an Americana darling to a roots rocker to a cowpunk to the next Sheryl Crow — by tastemakers as diverse as The New York Times and SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio.
You could forgive folks for being stumped as to what to call her brand of music. In an era when algorithms and critics alike are hard-pressed to find the quickest way to complete the phrase “sounds like___,” an artist such as Borges raises questions. Does she walk a fine line between punk and country, or does she kick the tar out of it? Is she rock, roots, or Americana? And while we’re at it, what the heck is Americana, anyway?
Sarah’s many things. She’s a driven artist who cranks out finely crafted, character-driven songs with the dexterity of a prolific novelist. She’s a busy single mom who doesn’t have time for your bullshit. She’s an unapologetic stage belcher. And as her bandmates are quick to point out, she’s an incurable road dog who lives for gigs and relishes the long-haul drives in vans full of stinky dudes that said gigs require. Which is all to say that Sarah and her music contain multitudes. Grit, grace, and everything in between.
“I don’t know what to call it most days,” she says, “Lately I just call it ‘rock ’n’ roll.’ Can we just call it that for crying out loud?”
But if you’re looking for a common denominator threading through all of Sarah’s multitudes, or something approximating a label that she might not fight you on, joy fits the bill. Yes, you read that right. Joy isn’t the first thing most fans associate with barroom rock songs about heartbreak, sticking it to bad men, or lusty midnight romps. But for Sarah it’s a palpable force running through everything she does.
"It won’t sound very punk of me to say this, but I feel joy now in a way I've never felt before about doing what I do”, she says. "It's been a long journey, but I’m lucky as hell to be in the driver's seat for this life I’ve been given of playing, writing, motherhood, and sobriety.”
Borges’s unbridled joy at making music two decades into a storied career comes through loud and clear in her latest long player, aptly titled Love’s Middle Name. Her third studio record with the Broken Singles, it’s a muscular 10-song cycle that pulses with gritty, unfettered emotion. As the kids like to say, this record has all the feels.
Formed nearly 30 years ago, the Bottle Rockets helped forge a now-popular subgenresmall-town, middle-class, Midwest American roots rockpart right-to-the-gut poetry, part rock n roll, all truth. Bit Logic is a different sort of album for the St. Louis natives and shows them at their most self-aware, self-challenging, and socially alert.
Performing live at the Hangar with rock phenom Sarah Borges
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$20 day of show
Tickets are $10 Available now at Brownpapertickets for this 21+ ages show that begins at 8pm w/special guest, Troy Honky Tonker’s, Brule County Bad Boys. Doors at 7pm.
Concrete and Mud is a confident career-defining album for Sam Morrow, rooted in Texas twang, southern stomp, and old-school funky-tonk - it reached #10 on the Americana airplay chart (was #19 on the overall year-end album chart) in the U.S. & #5 in Europe. At 28 years old, Morrow's found his footing as an artist. The first single, "Quick Fix" was an infectious hook laden stew of syncopated beats with bubbling clavinet, slinky guitars and doubled vocals. There's also an undercurrent of classic country running throughout the mix. The second single, “Paid By The Mile” was all about the romance of life on the road. It peaked at #14 at Americana radio’s singles chart. A third single, “Heartbreak Man” will be readied for Americana, AAA non-com, & Texas Red Dirt radio in the late Spring. Concrete and Mud “is about the fabric of America, and how the Mississippi is a metaphor for what binds very different people together," says Morrow, whose album builds a similar bridge between opposing camps: country and rock & roll; the West Coast and the American South, concrete and mud. "The sentiment is," he adds, "the things that unite us are stronger than the forces that divide us.” He’ll be on tour sharing these songs throughout 2019. He’s begun to tour in Europe. His second tour there this year will run May 31-July 3, and include five festival performances. May 19th marks his debut at The Hangar on the Hudson and in Troy, NY.
This is the third installment of a regional 10 show tour. Featuring Joe Mele, James Cappello, Sonny Speed, Brian Melick, Marcus Live Ruggiero
With very special guest Kenny & Lori (Of Super 400) performing a rare acoustic set.
Tickets Are $15 available now @ Event Brite
BAILENs otherworldly musicality springs from a very deep well, in fact, its in their DNA. Raised in New York by their classically trained parents, Daniel, David and Julia immersed themselves in the familys diverse record collection. The groups highly collaborative songs are formed by three very different individuals who were all inspired by literature and a love of language. The resulting confident, meticulous songcraft of Thrilled To Be Here is rooted in the young groups preternatural dexterity, insight and lyrical bite.
Detail-oriented and precise, the members of BAILEN found the perfect counterpoint in producer Congletons more open approach: We think micro, and John was really good at thinking macro for the record, Julia observes. First records are special because youve spent your whole life writing them. Recording our album in a month at the same studio with one producer meant that we kept the creativity, but also found the cohesiveness.
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The leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of the Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world.
Live @ the Hangar with special guests The Swingin' Palms!
doors @ 7 music @ 7:30
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It's time to celebrate our spectacular local music scene and remember our dearest super music fan, Dick Quinn.
Don't miss out on attending this special day of music and community. This year's annual Dick Quinn Memorial Concert will feature live music from many local acts including The Hill Hollow Band, The Door Nails, Off The Record Trio, The Lazy Suns, Ed and Evan Conway Duo, The El Dorados, Big Frank and The Bargain Bingers, Scotty Mac and the Rockin' Bonnevilles, and Jason Maloney.
All door donations ($10 suggested donation admission) will support the local musicians while providing a modest fund that will be awarded to a community member or local musician that is in need of assistance.
This special event will also feature a one-of-a kind pop-up photography exhibition featuring the works of local photographer, visual artist, and journalist, Amy Modesti. A local music fan and a friend of Dick Quinn and his family, Modesti's photographs have been featured and displayed in various music publications & music venues around the Capital Region such as "The Spot518", "Nipper Town", "NYS Music", "The Eastwick Press", The Rustic Barn Pub, River Street Beat Shop, among others. While you listen to the music, be sure to check out and purchase some of Modesti's concert photography. Select proceeds from her visual work will go towards the Dick Quinn Memorial Fund.
HEY, GREASY! Presents…
Daddy Long Legs
THURSDAY 1/31 at THE HANGAR.
Returning to capital land, the KINGS of boppin blooz trash rockin boogie woogie, Norton Records superstars, DADDY LONG LEGS! On their way to the great white north with the comeback of an all Lake brother edition of THE TELEVISIONARIES! Slik Nik & th' Tex's Playboys kick it off! $10 gets you into the gig of the season!
made possible by:
The Hangar on the Hudson and The River Street Beat Shop
AND VIEWERS LIKE YOU
For nearly half a decade, The National Reserve has spent its Friday nights lighting it up at a Brooklyn bar, winning over barflies with epic sets and a remarkable breadth of songcraft and showmanship. Now, with their stunning new Ramseur Records debut album, MOTEL LA GRANGE, the band has crafted a rich and raucous collection that instantly places them among Americanas finest its force, directness, and performance not unlike some lost recording unearthed from the golden age of 70s rock n roll. Founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, The National Reserve mine an archetypal musical seam, marrying gutbucket R&B, Laurel Canyon lyricism, New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and boozy rock n roll to create their own timeless brand of American music. Songs like Found Me A Woman and the indelible title track reveal a gifted new tunesmith while masterfully reminding one and all of the simple beauty of a great American bar band two guitars, organ, bass and drums rocking out in the corner, singing their songs to soundtrack the night. The National Reserve is now planning to bring all the fun and fire of their fervent Friday night sets to the rest of the world, eager to pack as many folks into their late night scene as possible.
The National Reserve plays the Hangar on the Hudson Friday November 30th @ 8pm!
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Sean's playing a hometown show @ the Hangar on the Hudson
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"We are the elders of our minds, sings Sean Rowe on Gas Station Rose, the track that ushers in his fourth album, New Lore, with plaintive plucks of guitar and steady drips of piano that fall in like rain. Its a sparse and beautiful moment, anchored by Rowes unparalleled voice so full of gravely soul, aged and edged by years on the road, as a father and husband, as a creative force always looking for the next rhyme. And, so integral to the man that he is, one that is constantly absorbing nature. It wasnt the easiest journey to get to the ten vulnerable songs that comprise New Lore (out April 7th care of Anti-) it took a label change, a trip to Memphis and some support from unexpected places but what resulted is a roadmap for a gentle heart in modern times, in a world where the best oracle isnt within a computer, but within ourselves.
Though Rowe has often made his hometown of Troy, New York and its surrounding areas his creative base, New Lore brought a new environment, and a new producer. Appropriate to his love of folk-blues legends like Howlin Wolf, he ventured to Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis to work with Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price). They tapped into the history of the legendary space to hone a sound that is at once rich and stark, putting Rowes deep and dynamic rage at the forefront. Because if high notes can shatter windows, Rowes low and guttural ones can meld sand into glass."