The mighty Sam Kininger Band reunites tonight for a special one-off performance at Putnam Den. Those of you who have seen these guys before know that this is a show not to be missed as it doesn’t get much funkier than this!
A Berklee alum, and saxophone legend, Sam Kininger is building his fan-base and repertoire simultaneously at clubs across the country. Kininger has been in legendary funk/soul groups since the beginning, including, but not limited to Lettuce and Soulive. He has also performed with larger pop acts such as Dave Matthews Band, DJ Quick and Wyclef Jean.
As a solo artist Sam Kininger has developed a distinctive, organic sound on the saxophone that is strongly expressive. He consistently demonstrates his technical dexterity and rhythmic precision while maintaining an honest and innovative exploration of musical improvisation.
Opening act, Suitable Groove is a Funk-Rock band playing original music for live audiences. Based out of Albany NY. Our music masterfully weaves together rock, funk, world, and pop music to create harmonies and grooves that move the people.
Ages: 18+ (note: there is a $5 surcharge for attendees under 21)
Tickets: $10 at Door
Paradox Saints return to Putnam Den tonight, along with The Basic Brothers and A World For You.
This up and coming band from Glens Falls, NY performs a unique blend of Classic Rock and Indie Rock.
The Basic Brothers blend punchy alternative rock with modern, raw psychedelia. These three boys from New York offer a fresh and honest taste in today’s austere music industry. Through their timeless music, they have originally and outstandingly revealed the most private and protected feelings of the 21st century man.
Brandon James of Saratoga Springs, New York is the talented multi-instrumentalist that makes up A World For You. A World For You’s mellow and melodic brand of Indie/Blues/Rock is intriguing and delightful. By composing all of the music and playing all of the instruments, Brandon showcases his exceptional musical talent.
Tickets: $5 (note: there is a $5 surcharge for attendees under 21)
Saratoga’s favorite local jamband returns to Putnam Den on Thursday with special guest opener, Mammal Dap out of Northampton, MA.
Born out of the Saratoga NY 518 Pham scene, HPB incorporates Reggae, jazz, blues, calypso, gospel, progressive, classical, funk, jam, rock and folk into a unique blend that is called Smart-Jam. The words and the notes sometimes get lost in each other before you are taken out into big sky. Only to come crashing back down into a driving groove that will leave you “Peaking”.
Opening act, Mammal Dap, is an unassuming crew of four young mammals aggressively contorting their instruments to create music that is both forward-thinking yet nostalgic, indescribable but strangely familiar. Coupling lay-back, off-kilter hip hop beats with a ferocious indie rock approach, they create instrumental alchemy that has elevated crowds in Boston, Philly, NYC and beyond. Take the hooks of Hall and Oates, simmer them in loops of Madlib, then wrap it in the attitude of the Beastie Boys. Throw the microphone in a river. Now you’ve got something close to Mammal Dap.
Tickets $5 at Door ($10 if under 21)