High Peaks Band
Rock Pioneers Donna the Buffalo Concert
LAKE PLACID — Rock pioneers Donna the Buffalo in concert, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 8 p.m.
Their signature sound is an eclectic and extraordinary melting pot of traditional mountain music infused with elements of Cajun, rock, folk, reggae and country.
The band will perform from their new album. In creating the new album, founding members and songwriter-vocalists Jeb Puryear on vocals and guitar, and Tara Nevins on vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion, and scrubboard, joined fellow band members David McCracken Hammond organ and clavinet, Kyle Spark on bass, and Mark Raudabaugh on drums, in a rustic church in Enfield, New York, along with co-producer and fellow upstate New Yorker, Robert Hunter (Branford Marsalis). The building overflowed with vibe, and the music poured out as the group recorded take after live take to old-school analog tape, with as few overdubs as possible. What resulted are the 14 organic and authentic tracks that make upTonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday.
The album will be worked at Americana and AAA radio this spring and summer, with the emphasis track being the Nevins penned “I See How You Are.”
Tickets are $20. For more information call 523-2512, or go to www.lakeplacidarts.org.
Timbre Coup performs at Monopole
PLATTSBURGH — Timbre Coup will perform at the Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, 10 p.m. on Friday Nov. 15.
Formed in 2007, Timbre Coup is a progressive rock band hailing from Albany.
The band is known for both heavy, progressive riffs and spacey grooves, and for being able to both shred hard and create intricate upbeat melodies. Their unique style is self described as progressive rock, with “composition mixed with absinthe, Atonal meets resolution, Aggression spliced with submission, Mayo meets Ketchup, tropical sunburn in a good way!”
The band is built by Dan Gerken on guitar, bass and vocals, Andrew Chamberlaine on guitar, Ben Pickering on guitar and bass, and Matt Pickering on drums.
To learn more about Timbre Coup visit their website at timbrecoup.com.
Justice band performs at Olive Ridley’s
PLATTSBURGH — Justice performs at Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court Street, 10 p.m. $3-$5.
Justice is a vocal- strong group with a wide array of songs from the 70’s 80’ and current hits. Led by female vocalist CJ Hamp, well known in the local music scene as a master of her craft, she has united with another incredible vocalist, Rick Troia to add to an already powerful vocal arsenal which also features Joe Singles & Steve Bowling.
Whether it be Adele, Janis Joplin, Bon Jovi, or M Jackson the audience will be awed and this bands ability to duplicate your favorite artist.
Bob Warren and Joy Mackenzie perform
SARANAC LAKE — “Live at BluStage”: Bob Warren and Joy Mackenzie perform on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street.
With his roots in the folk troubadour tradition, Bob’s writing is surprisingly diverse. His music shares his humor, wit, and heart.
The songs address a wide range of topics: one, a portrait of The Battenkill River, another, an adrenaline rush about his former noisy neighbors, yet another written for the AARP crowd. Social commentary about the peace movement, born again philosophy and the ongoing debate following the shooting in Newtown, CT also play a role in Bob’s writing. Then, there are the catchy, soulful tunes that just feel good like a summer’s day at the beach! Joy sings whenever anyone will let her. A mountain girl from a small town, she keeps it real and believes that music is close to the heart of what makes us human.
General admission is $15 or $12 for BluSeed members.
Carol Lipszyc featured poet at ROTA
PLATTSBURGH — Open Mic Poetry Night, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, will be held at 8 p.m. on Nov. 21.
The featured poet for OMPN is Assistant Professor at Plattsburgh University, Carol Lipszyc presenting a multi-genre event: reading rhythmic poetry, performing and singing songs, and reading an excerpt from her short story collection. Our featured performer will be followed by our regular Open Mic portion of the evening.
During the event, the gallery opens itself to performance artists of all mediums, bringing fast-paced spoken word, challenging limericks, slam poetry, softer and from the heart pieces, as well as original comedy routines and musical performances.
The range of entertainment is as broad as the performers themselves. The performances are uncensored, open to all ages, and are a drug/alcohol free venue to offer a place really focused on expression and empowerment
Bring poems, prose, songs, comedy routines, performance pieces, or whatever else you’ve got and share with us.
Anyone interested in being a featured performer or those interested in learning more about OMPN can inquire with Ostuni at ROTAPoetry@Gmail.com.
Lucid to perform at the Monopole
PLATTSBURGH — Lucid will perform at the Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, 10 p.m. on Nov. 21.
The Plattsburgh-based band is known for delivering a dramatic blend of everything from jazz to rock, honky-tonk blues to reggae.
Lucid band members: keyboardist Andy Deller James Armstrong on sax and vocals, Andrew Deller on keyboards and vocals, Kevin Sabourin on guitar and vocals, Chris Shacklett on bass and vocals, Ryan “Rippy” Trumbull on drums and vocals, and Lowell Wurster on percussion, harp, and vocals.
Lucid plays and eclectic mix of original music.