Plattsburgh is for live music this weekend

Another weekend for music revelers is at hand for those who will be in Plattsburgh this weekend.

The Monopole

The Monopole will play host to two live acts this weekend, starting with Capital Zen tonight at 10 pm.

Zen has developed a reputation as a hard-working group, having performed more than 100 shows last year.  The jam band out of Glens Falls weaves nearly every assortment of genre into their playlist – everything from Jazz to Punk, Prog to Classical, Metal to Blues. As they state on their Facebook Page, “Zen creates a feel and tone unlike any other.”

They are to appear at the Backwoods Pondfest in Peru this August, an event they have not missed since their first appearance in 2009.

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Tomorrow, the music will start up again with a little R&B funk flair introduced by Burlington’s Funkwagon at 10 pm.

The nine-piece band formed in 2005, and describes their funk sound as atypical. For one, they introduce themselves as a “gospel infused funk band.”

“Well for one thing it’s very vocal oriented,” band founder Aaron Burroughs is quoted on the band’s Facebook Page. “We pay attention to our lyrics… so it really does feel kind of like a choir.”

Next Thursday, May 15, Lowell & Sabo of Lucid will take to the bar’s stage.

The Monopole is located on 7 Protection Ave, in downtown Plattsburgh.  For more information, call 518-563-2222.

Olive Ridley’s

Olive Ridley’s is advertising the arrival of Catfish and Bodega to their stage tonight at 6 pm (The Facebook Event advertises a time of 6:30 pm)

They promise a smooth blend of jazz and funk for all their music loving friends.

Tomorrow, DJ Jon is scheduled to make his regular appearance to entertain the masses.

Cosmic Dust Bunnies and Gang of Thieves are both going to be on hand next Friday, May 16th.

For more information, call Olive Ridley’s at 518-324-2200.