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Live At The Linda Featuring The Figgs And Milo Greene

The Figgs
The Figgs

Each Wednesday and Sunday evening at 8 p.m. “Live At The Linda” brings you some of the best musical acts to grace the stage at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. This week features Milo Greene from 2013 and The Figgs from 2010.

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Milo Greene c. 2011

Los Angeles' Milo Greene are an effusive indie pop ensemble known for their hooky sound and penchant for sharing lead-vocal duties between each band member. Emerging in 2012, the band displayed their harmony-infused sound on the eponymous debut which hit number one on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Three years later, they returned with their sophomore full-length, “Control.” A departure from their folky sound, it showcased a move toward a synth-accented approach, influenced by '80s-style new wave and R&B. This concert is from 2013 in support of that first Heatseeking self-titled album. The band is still making music today but with a changed line up and released the sophisticated “Adult Contemporary” in 2018, included the single "Move."  Now, here we go, from 2013 recorder live at The Linda is Milo Greene.

There are a number of Capital Region legendary favorite bands. That list would likely include Blotto, The McKrells, and in this hosts estimation, certainly The Figgs. Formed in 1987 in Saratoga Springs,  Mike Gent (guitar, vocals), Pete Donnelly (bass), Pete Hayes (drums), and Guy Lyons (lead guitar) were power pop and brash punk freaks, recklessly mixing elements of each but rarely losing sight of a solid hook. The combo issued 7" and cassette releases for “Absolute-A-Go-Go” before making their official debut with the 1994 LP “Low-Fi at Society High.” Originally known as the sonic undertones, their output includes 13 studio albums and multiple EPs and singles. They’ve served as the backing band for rock and roll legend Graham Parker on and off since 1996 and also toured with Tommy Stinson of The Replacements fame. Now I first saw The Figgs back in 1991 at the old QE2 here in Albany. This concert was recorded in 2010 here at The Linda. Let’s get into the vault with The Figgs.

Credit Doctor Baker official Bandcamp

Before we sign off let’s get a preview of just who’s joining us in person at The Linda on July 29th.  You’d do yourself a favor by checking out Doctor Baker with what they call their sweet sound medicine.

The Doctor is in the house with special guest comic Michael Brigante on July 29th. Tickets at thelinda.org.

Additionally for the “Open For Business Concert Series:”

Caity Gallagher with special guest poet D. Colin – August 12th

Kimberly Hawkey performing “We the Nighthawks” – August 17th

Wes Buckley - August 19th

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Peter Hughes is the General Manager and Programmer/Presenter for The Linda: WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Live Performing Arts Studio. He is also the on-air host of "Live at the Linda" a twice-weekly variety music program on WAMC on-air and online that broadcasts concerts and content both recorded and live from The Linda studio in Albany NY, but also interviews and conversations with artists of all stripes.