“Much Ado” performance in Essex
ESSEX — Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing will be performed at the Essex Theatre Company at the Masonic Lodge at 7 p.m. on July 19.
The theater company will perform a modern adaptation written and directed by Emily Madan. The performance emulates the classic tale of tall tales gone too far for the audience taking over by love, regret, and journey to fixing mistakes. The play will be held at the Lodge at the intersection of Lake Shore and Station Roads.
For more information about the show call 526-4520 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional show times include July 20 at 7 p.m.
JIM, Loud & Stupid to play at Smoke Signals
LAKE PLACID — JIM to perform with special guest, Loud and Studid, at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street, 8 p.m.
Jim is a Lake Placid-based ensemble that has played rock ‘n’ roll since the 1990’s. They play original rockabilly, alternative, and hippy-rock jams. The band is known for its insane musical dexterity as well as a lyrical sensibility that ranges from the profound to the debauched. A classic band Jim was among the most popular acts in the region in the early 2000’s; though they never broke nationally, the quartet still has a very enthusiastic local following and has toured nationally. Here is some info I found online; I reckon it’s probably by Sven:
All their music has been written by band founder and leader Sven Curth to match their style ranging from rockabilly to funk to jam-oriented material.
Ana Egge to perform at Upper Jay Art Center
UPPER JAY — Singer-Songwriter Ana Egge will perform at the Upper Jay Art Center, Route 9N, on July 19 at 8 p.m.
Egge has always talked to strangers. As a songwriter, she’s as interested in other people’s stories as she is in her own. Her interest is genuine, compassionate– and as a result, so are her songs; they’re real stories, told from the heart with humor and humanity.
Egge will perform pieces from her new album, On Bad Blood, produced by Steve Earle. In her new album Egge turns an unflinching eye on these intimate, and painful stories.
For more information call the UJAC at 946-8315.
Sinecure to take the stage at Monopole
PLATTSBURGH — Rock band, Sinecure will perform at the Monopole, 7 Protection Ave, at 10 p.m. on July 19 and July 20.
The Plattsburgh-based band has been bringing their special brand of dance inspired Rock all over the north-east since 2007.
The band is anchored by band mates, and brothers, Jordan Buck on guitar and vocals and Justin Buck on bass and vocals. The band has found new members along their journey including drummer Jack Brand on drums, samples and vocals, and Shameless Strangers founder Mike Dashnaw on guitar.
The band combines gritty rock n’ roll with a dance/pop inspired edge, Sinecure evokes raw emotion, leaving a lasting impression. The band plays original material with new songs constantly flowing on stage.
The Glass Onion will perform at Naked Turtle
PLATTSBURGH — Glass Onion will perform at the Naked Turtle, 1 Dock Street, at 10 p.m. on July 19.
The Glass Onion, a Pop -Punk - Rock cover band will grace the Plattsburgh stage playing some of their usual tunes such as American Idiot, a Coldplay cover “Trouble” and many others.
Friends Union Band reunites after 35 years
UPPER JAY — Friends Union Band to perform, Upper Jay Art Center, Route 9N, on July 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Friends Union Band plays a mix of Celtic, Appalachian and traditional music.
Members Steve Lachetta, aka “Shaker Fiddle” and Rod Driscoll have reunited after being in the Friends Union String Band 35 years ago .
Lachetta is well known for his unique playing style blending celtic, old time and Appalachian folk fiddling along with the occasional mandolin, frailing banjo or tenor guitar tune. Lachetta performs on his collection of vintage instruments: a 1722 fiddle, an 1890’s vintage frailing banjo, a 1950’s vintage Gibson mandolin and a 1958 Gibson tenor guitar. Lachetta performs in the acoustic duo: Shelving Rock, blending traditional and acoustic rock.
Driscoll, performs on the hammered and lap dulcimers, guitar, banjo and bodran. He sings lead vocals on his wide repertoire of songs. Driscoll has performed with the Too Tall, Old Mountain as well as many solo appearances over the years. As a promoter of music in the North Country, he helped start the Plattsburgh Concerts in the Park series, started the Peru Coffeehouse series and organized many other benefit concerts.
Folks Up In Treetops to play at Monopole
PLATTSBURGH — Folks up in Treetops will perform at the Monopole, 7 Protection Ave, 10 p.m. July 20
The Burlington, band is a tribute to the Grateful Dead while mixing up their unique style with those of other musical favorites the Cannibal Corpse and Barry Manilow.
The band get’s their unique sound from members Matt Nunan on guitar, vocalist and guitarist Jeff Messina, Mike Case on bass, and Uday Smith on drums.