Upcoming shows & Events

Musician
  • WhoThe Day the Music Died
  • DateMarch 6, 2015
  • Time8pm
  • Fee$15

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED (A Tribute To Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper)

Where were you February 3, 1959? OK, OK, you weren’t even born, but on that winter day the course of rock’n’roll was changed forever. On a snowy cornfield in Iowa, a small tour plane went down, killing the 22 year old Buddy Holly, the 17 year old Richie Valens and the Big Bopper (J. P. Richardson), just before the Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake, Iowa. The day was further burned into our musical consciousness due to the tune, "American Pie," the 1972 hit of Don McClean.


Buddy Holly has had a profound effect on the course of rock music history. His repertoire runs the gamut from formative rockabilly to complex melodies that influenced the best Beatles’ work. Ritchie Valens presaged the present pervasive Latin influence on popular music. Even the lesser of the three – the Big Bopper penned such favorites as ‘White Lightning’ and ‘Running Bear.’

In the mid-eighties some of the best Capital area musicians put on a "The Day the Music Died" show at Pauly’s Hotel - surely one of the first in the country. In 2015, the 56th year anniversary of the crash, another show will be presented at the Van Dyck which will feature local rockers John and Graham Tichy, Ian Carlton, Steven Clyde and Pete Vumbaco, and they will present their yearly traditional reprise of this unique show.

ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK

DOORS OPEN AT 6:30pm, TICKET PURCHASE WILL RESERVE A TABLE


Musician
  • WhoComedy Night w/ Mike Gaffney and Rob Ryan
  • DateMarch 7, 2015
  • Time8:30pm
  • Fee$15 Advance, $18 Day of

Mike Gaffney


Mike grew up in a tough New Jersey neighborhood where he quickly learned he needed to get tough or get funny...He’s not that tough but Mike Gaffney is very funny. Mike's style of comedy is very conversational discussing day to day life not only as a single dad but as a friend, son, uncle and all around good guy. Wherever Mike performs, whether it be in a New York City comedy club or a town fundraiser, Mike wins audience's love and respect with his personal take on life and fatherhood. People all over, find Mike very relate-able and likable. His high energy and quick wit keep audiences engaged and entertained the entire time.

Mike took to the stage at 32 which is a little older than most. He spent a few years grinding it out before taking a break like many comics do.  In 2009, Mike decided that his love for comedy was too strong, so he hit the stage full speed ahead and hasn't slowed down. Mike works regularly at most clubs in NYC as well as comedy clubs up and down the east coast. You can also hear Mike on his weekly podcast The Disgruntle Dad.

Mike was a semi-finalist on this season’s Last Comic Standing on NBC. Executive Producer Wanda Sykes was so impressed with Mike, she used his clip to promote Last Comic Standing on Ellen NBC as well as The View on ABC.

He has appeared on The Artie Lange Show Direct TV, was on the first season of Gotham Comedy Live as well as The Best of Gotham Comedy Live AXS TV, and 30 Rock NBC.  He has had rave reviews in both the Examiner and Reality Rewind.

Mike Gaffney - This guy is so good! His delivery is amazing and his jokes were excellent. He told his life and I loved hearing about it and he was spot-on! Keenan said he loved it and it was a great set. Russell said it was a great set and he has a fresh take on raising them. Roseanne said he was getting pissed off and she was relating and she loved it.  - Todd Betzold

Whether he is talking about being a single father, or clean living; his show appeals to audiences of all ages.

ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK

DOORS OPEN AT 7pm FOR THIS 8:30pm SHOW


Musician
  • WhoKim Simmonds and Savoy Brown 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • DateMarch 13, 2015
  • Time7 & 9:30pm
  • Fee$19 advance, $23 Day of Show

KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

British Blues/Rock pioneer Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown celebrate 50 continuous years, 44 albums, and more than 5,000 gigs from the Royal Albert Hall to Carnegie Hall,  Fillmore East and West to the Van Dyck!  Simmonds and Savoy Brown are on a creative and performing tear - their new release "Goin' To The Delta" hit #5 on Billboard and #2 on the Roots Report. Their brand new "Still Live After 50 Years" recorded in New York is available only at the concerts. Legendary blues/rock institution…true innovators. These are just a few of the ways Savoy Brown has been described over the past forty years by music critics and fans.

One of the earliest of British blues bands forming in 1965, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970's. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today.

From London's Soho nightclubs in 1966 to headlining the world's most famous venues (Carnegie Hall, Fillmore's East and West, Cobo Hall, etc) Savoy Brown has done it all and as the band continues to tour worldwide they give a glimpse into the past and also inspire new listeners with their personal brand of rocking boogie, blues and rock.

ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6pm FOR EARLY SHOW AND 9pm FOR LATE SHOW

PURCHASE OF TICKET RESERVES A TABLE FOR ONE SHOW

7PM SHOW

 

9:30PM SHOW


Musician
  • WhoComedy Night w/ Tom McTiernan and Joe Larson
  • DateMarch 14, 2015
  • Time8:30pm
  • Fee$15 Advance, $18 Day of

Tom McTiernan

Tom McTiernan is was one of eight children, and grew up in the suburbs of New York City. Being a product of such a multi-cultural and media driven area of the country, leads to many unanswered questions. Tom’s quest to find those answers has lead to many laughs, and more questions. While traveling around the country performing in some of the best comedy clubs, Tom can also be seen in Theatres opening for entertainers such as Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdink to name a few. Still living in the New York area, Tom can be seen in the top clubs of the city. Following a recent appearance, comic actress Anne Meara (Ben Stillers mom!) stopped back stage to tell Tom how much she enjoyed his performance. An article in Newsday calls Tom ''one of the sharpest comics in New York'', saying ''his comedy is very funny, intelligent and good natured, someone you will be hearing a lot about.''
 


Musician
  • WhoThe Levin Brothers
  • DateMarch 20, 2015
  • Time7 & 9:30pm
  • Fee$18 advance, $22 Day of Show

The Levin Brothers (Cool Jazz of the 1950s)
Tony Levin, (bassist with Stick Men, Peter Gabriel, King Crimson)
Keyboardist Pete Levin (Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter)
Erik Lawrence - sax; and Jeff Siegel - drums.


Tony Levin, (bassist with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, his own group The Stickmen), has for the first time, joined up with his brother, keyboardist Pete Levin (Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, John Scofield, and countless others) to make an album (in both CD & Vinyl!) in the style of music they loved listening to when they were kids - the 'cool jazz' of the 1950s. Tony's cello and bass share the lead voice with Pete's organ and piano, and they're joined by notable players on drums, guitar and sax. Don't expect abstruse songs or long-winded solos - this band is all about great, melodic songs with high level performances by all the players.

Pete and Tony, who grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, where they were trained in Classical music from a young age, have crossed musical paths many times over the last decades, having toured together with Paul Simon, and played in each others groups and albums; but they have never done a Levin Brothers album 'til now, which become very special for them. Two brothers, based in Woodstock area, had enormously successful careers but this is the first time the two siblings have made an album together in full collaboration.


http://www.thelevinbrothers.com/

ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK

DOORS AT 6pm FOR EARLY SHOW, AND 9pm FOR THE LATE SHOW

TICKET PURCHASE WILL RESERVE A TABLE FOR THE SET

7pm

9:30pm


Musician
  • WhoComedy Night w/ Kevind Downey Jr. and Joe Pontillo
  • DateMarch 21, 2015
  • Time8:30pm
  • Fee$15 Advance, $18 Day of

Extraordinary comedic force and hailed columnist, *Kevin Downey, Jr.* has been recently labeled "refreshingly bizarre" by fellow comedian Joe Mulligan. Kevin headlined small rooms all over the U.S. and enjoyed a cult following, (that means only 28 people dug him), until his sonic boom of popularity yielded consistent shows in Las Vegas and world wide, bringing him to a new level of notoriety. You pick a basic cable channel and Kev has ben on it. Most importantly, Kevin headlines shows at military bases around the world. From San Francisco to Singapore, Kansas City to Kuwait, Detroit to Djibouti, Kalamazoo to Kwajalein... You get the picture.
Kevin is not related to Robert Downey, Jr.
 


Musician
  • WhoThe Duke Robillard Band
  • DateApril 3, 2015
  • Time7 & 9:30pm
  • Fee$18 advance, $22 Day of Show

Acclaimed Guitarist, Bandleader, Songwriter, Singer. Producer, Session musician at one time or another with Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jay McShann, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Hammond, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur, Roomful of Blues (band he founded) among many others.
“One of the great players” BB King
“Robillard is a soloist of stunning force and originality.” the New York Times
http://www.dukerobillard.com/

ALL ONLINE PURCHASES CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE WILL CALL THE EVENING OF THE PERFORMANCE.

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6pm FOR THE EARLY SHOW, and 9pm FOR THE LATE SHOW

7pm

 

9:30pm


Musician
  • WhoNellie McKay
  • DateApril 4, 2015
  • Time6:30 & 8:3
  • Fee$22 advance, $26 day of

“McKay’s (has) virtually unlimited gifts as a singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, ukulele player, mimic, satirist and comedian.” (New York Times).

The multi-talented Nellie McKay made her smash debut nearly a decade ago with her groundbreaking double-CD, “Get Away from Me,” showcasing her eclectic blend of pop, rock, jazz and hip-hop and her dazzling lyrical wit. Since then, Nellie has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed onscreen in the film PS I Love You, as well as writing original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It and contributing to the New York Times Book Review.  

Her music has also been heard on the TV shows “Weeds,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “NCIS,” “Privileged,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Nurse Jackie,” and Nellie has appeared on numerous TV shows including Late Show with David Letterman, The View, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live with Regis & Kelly and CBS Saturday Morning. Nellie recently finished contributing to the soundtrack for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.  Home Sweet Mobile Home is McKay’s latest album of all-original material and features the musical wanderlust, lyrical playfulness and unique point of view that has characterized her music since her breakthrough debut Get Away From Me.

A recipient of The Humane Society’s Doris Day Music Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is known as an outspoken and fierce advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals.

This spring, Nellie premiered her latest project, “I Want to Live!” the “brilliant, zany film-noir musical biography” (New York Times) of Barbara Graham, the third woman to die in the gas chamber at San Quentin, “McKay’s virtually unlimited gifts as a singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, ukulele player, mimic, satirist and comedian into a show that is much deeper than its surface might suggest…In the most lighthearted way they evoke a heartless environment of social injustice in which people who fall through the cracks are invisible to everyone else” (New York Times).

www.nelliemckay.com

ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 5:30 FOR THE EARLY SHOW, AND 8PM FOR THE LATE SHOW

6:30pm Show

8:30pm Show


Musician
  • WhoAn Evening w/ Psychic Medium Katie Manning-Hilton
  • DateApril 12, 2015
  • Time4:00pm
  • Fee$75, (includes dinner)

Have you ever known something or had a gut feeling that turned out to be right?
Or had a déjà vu experience? Or just felt like you were not alone, when clearly you were. The dream that just won't leave you the next day and even years later that seemed so real featuring a loved one that has passed over. This has been Katie Manning Hilton's experience her entire life. Come meet Katie at a gallery and dinner reading on Sunday, April 12th at the Van Dyck

4:00pm - Meet and Greet with Complimentary Appetizers and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

4:30pm-6:00pm -Gallery Style Group Readings **No guarantee everyone will be read**

6:00pm - Full Buffet Dinner, Alcohol served

***THIS EVENT IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE*** We apologize for the inconvenience.


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Musician
  • WhoHair of the Dog
  • DateMay 1, 2015
  • Time8pm
  • Fee$15 Advance, $18 Day of

Originally formed as an acoustic trio in 1993, Hair Of The Dog has become one of the world’s foremost Celtic rock bands. They’ve released ten wildly popular CDs including “at The Parting Glass,” “Let It Flow,” “Donegal,” and “Liam Left The Lights On Again.” In May, 2012, The Irish Echo stated, “Liam Left the Lights On Again...in its entirety is simply a delight to listen to” and in January, 2008, the Kingston, New York Freeman Times declared, “Hair Of The Dog plays with a cohesive oneness that most bands never get. They are a regional music treasure.” The Dog was also mentioned in Billboard Magazine as one of Irish Music’s biggest sellers. Their song “One Sunday Morning” was featured on the 2003 Colleen Records compilation CD “Songs of Irish Freedom Vol. 3.” In 2005 they appeared on “One Child At Time,” a charity compilation. Other artists included U2, James Taylor, The Chieftains and Carly Simon. Hair Of The Dog has repeatedly been named “Best Band” since the late 1990’s by Upstate New York’s top regional newspapers and magazines.

Based in Upstate New York, Hair Of The Dog is Rick Bedrosian (bass and vocals), Larry Packer (fiddle), Eric Finn (electric guitar, mandolin, violin and vocals), Brian Gibney (acoustic guitar and vocals) and Joe Morizio (drums). The band members boast impressive resumes. Larry Packer was a member of Sha Na Na, had a top ten hit with a Jimi Hendrix produced band called Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys and appeared with The Band in Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz.” He also guested on NBC’s Saturday Night Live’s third episode which originally aired October 25th, 1975. Packer’s name appears on albums and playbills from other major acts including Hall and Oates, Lou Reed, Phoebe Snow and the New York Rock Ensemble.

Bedrosian lived in Nashville in the 1980’s where he performed and recorded with Stevie Ray Vaughn, Marshall Crenshaw, Gene Clark of The Byrds and John Stewart of The Kingston Trio. Bedrosian’s an accomplished film critic and fine art photographer too. His photo of Paul McCartney landed on the cover of the Spring 2010 issue of Classic Drummer magazine. From 2009 through 2012, Rick Bedrosian was the head writer and host of “Rick’s Picks,” a humorous, multi-award winning movie review and interview podcast on iTunes. Rick’s guests included Susie Essman from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Bedrosian is also a founding member of the legendary Celtic bluegrass group, The McKrells, was a member of Donnybrook Fair, and currently portrays lead guitarist George Harrison in Hey Jude, a popular Beatles tribute band.

Eric Finn is a graduate of Boston’s famed Berklee School of Music and a renowned musical arranger. Guitarist/singer Brian Gibney fronted several Irish groups before becoming a member of The McKrells and eventually, Hair Of The Dog. Joe Morizio has been playing the drums since he was eight years old. Joe honed his skills under the tutelage of some of the great masters such as Henry Adler and Joe Cusatis. Hair Of The Dog has performed in clubs and concert venues in many American cities including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Port St. Lucie, Danbury, Hartford, New York and Buffalo. They regularly headline or co-headline at Celtic Festivals such as The Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival, The Great American Irish Festival and The East Durham Irish Festival. They also tour Ireland frequently.

Hair Of The Dog’s CDs are distributed internationally by October Eve Records (518-439-8713) or rbedrosian@verizon.net. Our address is PO Box 2, Delmar, NY, 12054, USA.

www.hair-of-the-dog.com

ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6:30PM


Musician
  • WhoTuck and Patti
  • DateJune 20, 2015
  • Time6:30 & 8:3
  • Fee$20 advance, $24 day of

Over a career of jazz, R&B, and crossover recordings, husband-and-wife duo Tuck & Patti have produced a remarkable amount of music, especially considering that they rely on the textures of only guitar and voice. Vocalist Patti Cathcart and guitarist Tuck Andress have been a steady performing duo for three decades. Oklahoma born guitarist Tuck Andress met singer Patti Cathcart, a native of San Francisco, at an audition in Las Vegas in 1980. Prior to this, Tuck had been a session performer with The Gap Band.

Tuck and Patti began performing together in California in 1981 and married in 1983. After signing with Windham Hill in 1987, they released several albums for the label before signing with Epic Records for one album in 1995. After several more on Windham Hill, their releases after 2001 have been on 33rd Street Records.

“In our early years of touring, we suddenly found ourselves in the company of people we had never dreamed of even meeting, let alone sharing the stage with: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Al Grey, Clark Terry, Keeter Betts, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Cab Calloway, Illinois Jacquet, Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass…the list goes on and on. Gradually people like this undergo a transformation from real people to mythical figures, but we were lucky enough to be there when they were very real people, who would tell us, ‘You kids keep doing what you’re doing.’ It meant the world to us.

“How’s this for a job description: ‘For your partner, choose your favorite person. Make your life a living meditation on Love. Put that into music so other people can share it. Be sure to use your creativity and don’t forget to become more and more yourself. Travel around the world and meet the coolest people (they will come to where you work and introduce themselves so you don’t have to search them out). You’ll be unsupervised; just get the job done your way to your satisfaction.’ The hours may be long, but that’s not a bad way to make a living.”

www.tuckandpatti.com

ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6pm FOR EARLY SHOW, AND 8pm FOR THE LATE SHOW

6:30pm Show

8:30pm Show