Local alternative indie band The Lucky Jukebox Brigade warmed up the night The Hollow in Albany on Saturday March 28 with a swing era groove of jazzy horns and hot harmonies. Lead by vocalist Deanna DeLuke on baritone ukulele, Geppi Iaia on bass, Chris Weatherly on trumpet/trombone, Jimmy Affatigato on saxophone/guitar and Michael DeMarco on drums, the group casts a spell of contagious melodies that crowd the dance floor. Their latest album, Familiar Fevers as well as all of their music is available for free download on their Bandcamp site.
Returning act to the Hollow, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds was greeted by familiar faces eager to rock. Birds of a feather groove together as the band’s infectious harmonies and rhythm soar the room. Lead vocalist and the Sister Sparrow herself, Arleigh Kincheloe serenades the crowd with a devilishly angelic voice through the night, nothing short of breathtaking. The horn section of Phil Rodriguez (trumpet) and Brian Graham (saxophones) bring a dirty funk as Sasha Brown (guitar) and Josh Myers (bass) are all about that hard hitting rock n roll flavor. Arleigh’s big brother, Jackson Kincheloe (harmonica), brings plenty of soul with a twist of New Orleans heartache as he blows his harmonica to pieces.
When asked about performing again at The Hollow and tonight’s show, all band members and Arleigh had one word to say, “AWESOME.” The band feels at home in the Capital District and we’re always happy to have them. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds have a new album coming out on May 19th titled The Weather Below and is available now for pre-order on their website. See them in action as the tour NY with stops at The Haunt in Ithaca on April 16, The Westcott in Syracuse on April 17 and the Java Barn in Canton on April 18.