As promised—and we know you’ve been waiting for
it—here’s the lineup for the Metroland
Local Music Bash and Food Pantries Benefit.
Last week, I gave you co-ed electro-pop duo Charlie
Everywhere (pictured) and “supergroup” the
Charlie Watts Riots (featuring members
of the Wait, the Vodkasonics, Lughead, and others).
And that’s a pretty good show right there.
But wait, there’s more! You’ll also get the traveling
rockabilly dance party of Rocky Velvet,
the rebel anthems of the Sense Offenders,
the classic power-pop sounds of Big Nixon,
a special duo set from Ben Karis-Nix and Amanda
Rogers, and hooks so big you could catch a
shark with ’em from alt-rockers 28N, and
newcomers the Greasy Spoons.
As for the name? We’ve decided just to keep it
as it is: Feedback. Nothing more, nothing
less. Though I’ll admit I did like some of the
suggestions—“Kick Out the Hams” was a personal
favorite (thanks, Mike). The show takes place
Friday, Nov. 7 at Valentine’s (17 New Scotland
SUPER There’s been a lot going on in the Super
400 camp as of late. According to sources
within the band, the long-running retro-rock trio
recently signed to an independent label, which
will release the group’s forthcoming fourth studio
record. If you’re keeping track, that’ll be the
band’s fourth release in just over five years
(counting the Live ’05 disc)—after taking
six years between their first two records. Here’s
the kicker: The new album is being recorded at
Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tenn., the legendary
room run by Big Star’s Jody Stephens where everyone
from Led Zeppelin to the White Stripes has laid
down tracks. Needless to say, the band are pretty
psyched, and rock fans can expect something special
when the album drops next year. Keep up with the
band at super400.com.
OFF YOUR G STRING . . . and the other five
as well, when the Capital Region Guitar Show
returns for its fall run next Friday and Saturday
(Oct. 10-11). Run by the folks at Saratoga
Guitar, it’s one of the longest-running shows
of its kind in the Northeast, with a wide range
of instruments, amplifiers, and accessories on
display, from a number of top brands and vendors.
This time the event will be held at the Saratoga
Springs Knights of Columbus Hall (Route 29 and
Pine Road), just outside of the downtown area.
The show is open Friday from 5 to 9 PM, and Saturday
10 AM to 4 PM; the $7 admission fee is reduced
by $2 if you bring an instrument or amp with you.
(You don’t have to sell it.) Call 581-1604 for
COUNSEL If our biweekly column Rapp on This
hasn’t fully quenched your thirst for the intricate
details of entertainment law—and there are lots
of ’em—the Albany County Bar Association has something
you might be interested in. On Friday, Oct. 10,
at the Albany Marriott, they’ll present That’s
Entertainment, a panel discussion on the basics
of the topic. While geared toward attorneys, nonlawyers
are indeed welcome, and as with any conversation
concerning this ever-changing field, it should
be a lively and provocative event. Moderator Paul
Czech, Esq., will be joined by professor-author
Hank Bordowitz, Razor & Tie Records
A&R man Michael Caplan, and entertainment
lawyers Bernard Resnick and—fancy that—Paul
Rapp. Call the Bar Association at 445-2691
for times and registration details.
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