Wednesday, September 17, 20142014
SCHEDULE

Alive at Five Schedule

The Features
The Features
Experimental, exhilarating Nashville band The Features are known far and wide as one of the best live rock combos around. Since releasing their first EP a decade ago, The Features’ style has developed into a combination of distinctive songcraft, vivid lyrics and sonic inventiveness. Presented by CDTA, Albany.com and media partner WEQX.

Date:
Thu, Jun 12, 2014
Time:
5:00PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Fitz & The Tantrums
Fitz & The Tantrums
Brimming with imagination, energy, and genre-smashing scope, Fitz & The Tantrums defied the odds to become an indisputable phenomenon, a chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo unlike any other. Presented by CDTA, Albany.com & media partner WEQX.

Date:
Thu, Jun 12, 2014
Time:
6:30PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Reggae Night: John Brown's Body
Reggae Night: John Brown's Body
Over their nearly 20 year history, influential Boston band John Brown’s Body paved the way for the U.S. reggae scene while evolving into an utterly unique sonic animal, incorporating dub and electronic sounds into their traditional reggae roots while using the vocabulary of the genre to express their own experiences in the world. Presented by Shock Top & media partner WEQX.

Date:
Thu, Jun 19, 2014
Time:
5:00PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Reggae Night: Easy Star All-Stars
Reggae Night: Easy Star All-Stars
Blending musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a premier rhythm section, the Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts on the scene today, bringing together fans of reggae, classic rock, dub and indie rock into one big family. Presented by Shock Top & media partner WEQX.

Date:
Thu, Jun 19, 2014
Time:
6:30PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
R&B Night: Mirk
R&B Night: Mirk
Mirk is an edgy 7-piece alternative hip-hop powerhouse that seamlessly blends elements of soul, R&B, rap, rock, and pop into a completely original, utterly unique hit-making machine. Formed in Albany, NY in 2009, Mirk has quickly established themselves as one of the "must-see" live shows in the Capital Region. Media partner: JAMZ 96.3

Date:
Thu, Jun 26, 2014
Time:
5:00PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
R&B Night: Dwele
R&B Night: Dwele
Detroit's Dwele (born Andwele Gardner – say it “DWELL-lay”) is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has cemented his reputation as a legacy-building soul provider and storyteller with a string of top 10 R&B albums and stunning collaborations with J. Dilla, Kanye West, Common and more. Media sponsor: JAMZ 96.3.

Date:
Thu, Jun 26, 2014
Time:
6:30PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
MaryLeigh Roohan
MaryLeigh Roohan
Though she’s only 22, singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan has already been praised as the Capital Region’s “Best Female Singer-Songwriter” (Metroland, 2012), released two acclaimed albums and played everywhere from Scottish pubs to festivals stateside, sharing stages with Sean Rowe, Jill Sobule, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds and more. Media partner: Exit 97.7.

Date:
Thu, Jul 10, 2014
Time:
5:00PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Lord Huron
Lord Huron
Los Angeles indie folk band Lord Huron is a musical and visual project created by Michigan-born singer, songwriter and visual artist Ben Schneider. Originally a solo project, Lord Huron has grown into an acclaimed, heavy-touring live band, wowing audiences at festivals around the country. Media partner: Exit 97.7.

Date:
Thu, Jul 10, 2014
Time:
6:30PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Hard Soul
Hard Soul
Channeling the guitar and lyrical stylings of Thin Lizzy, the hooks of The Beatles, and the emotion of Oasis, Albany's own Hard Soul is bringing back vintage rock with a modern flare. Presented by Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown. Media sponsor: Exit 97.7.

Date:
Thu, Jul 17, 2014
Time:
5:00PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Stellar Young
Stellar Young
Named “Best New Band” and “Best Indie Rock Band” in Metroland Readers’ Polls and Best Of issues in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Albany quintet Stellar Young are that rare band that’s "...engaging enough to garner mainstream indie rock fans’ attention and intricate enough to please music snobs.” (Property of Zack). Presented by Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown. Media sponsor: Exit 97.7.

Date:
Thu, Jul 17, 2014
Time:
6:00PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Eastbound Jesus
Eastbound Jesus
Eastbound Jesus don’t fit well under any one genre, and choose to call what they do “Northern rock”. This Greenwich, NY band has been packing venues with an infectious energy that gets people dancing, hollering, smiling and finding a new appreciation for a sound that is both traditional and refreshing. Presented by Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown. Media sponsor: Exit 97.7.

Date:
Thu, Jul 17, 2014
Time:
7:00PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Country Night: Jacob Powell
Country Night: Jacob Powell
Young Tennessean Jacob Powell's high octane debut EP is rapidly earning him a reputation as one of Music Row’s most talented new singer/songwriters. He sings country music with an authority and authenticity that comes from both natural talent and hard-earned experience. Presented by Orange Motors & Bud Light. Media sponsor: 100.9 The Cat.

Date:
Thu, Jul 24, 2014
Time:
5:00PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Country Night: Dustin Lynch
Country Night: Dustin Lynch
Singer/songwriter Dustin Lynch combines a fascination with words and melodies with live skills developed over years on the southeastern club circuit, a combination that's made him one of country’s artists to watch, a performer who’s written his own mix of party songs and ballads with a unique perspective. Presented by Orange Motors and Bud Light. Media sponsor: 100.9 The Cat.

Date:
Thu, Jul 24, 2014
Time:
6:30PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Wild Adriatic
Wild Adriatic
Calling to mind the soulful, dynamic sounds of ‘70s giants such as Led Zeppelin and Mountain, Wild Adriatic has won acclaim from audiences and critics nationwide with their dynamic live shows and debut full-length album, Big Suspicious. Presented by KeyBank. Media sponsor: PYX 106.

Date:
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Time:
5:00PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Grand Funk Railroad
Grand Funk Railroad
Originating in Flint, Michigan in 1969, Grand Funk has accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records and sold over 25 million records worldwide in its storied 45-year career. Mega-hits “We’re An American Band”, “I’m Your Captain/CloserTo Home”, “Locomotion”, and “Some Kind Of Wonderful” still receive continuous airplay worldwide. Presented by Key Bank. Media partner: PYX 106.

Date:
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Time:
6:30PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Conehead Buddha
Conehead Buddha
Conehead Buddha is not your average jam band. For better or worse, even after their sixth album (released summer 2012) the long-running Capital Region band’s sound still remains indefinable. Each song has a little something for everyone, be it rock, ska, salsa, or funk sprinkled with subtle elements of jazz. Media sponsor: JAMZ 96.3.

Date:
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Time:
5:00PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Sheila E.
Sheila E.
Sheila E. is a Grammy-nominated, world-class drummer, percussionist and solo artist whose credits read like chapters in a music history book: she was a driving force behind Prince’s classic Purple Rain, and she’s collaborated with Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and George Duke. Sponsored by JAMZ 96.3.

Date:
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Time:
6:30PM
Location:
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve