Coffee House

Spring 2014 Schedule

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All shows at 8:00 pm
in the West Lounge
of the Campus Activities
Building

Specialty Coffees, Desserts
and Performance
FREE of Charge!

For more information on
any of the shows listed,
contact the
Office of Campus Activities
at 464-5618 or by email at

campact@upstate.edu

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Dan Henig
Tuesday, January 14

Dan Henig’s tracks evoke the radio friendliness and sing-along-ability of mainstream music stars John Mayer and Sara Barailles. But listen deeper and you’ll find behind the euphonious hooks - a lyrical depth –and at times - darkness more suggestive of Leonard Cohen, one of Henig’s influences. Armed with his own axe, Henig began honing his playing – and songwriting skills. At 18, he enrolled in the music school at Chicago’s Columbia College.

With festival appearances at Ann Arbor’s Top of the Park, and Midwest tour dates in Chicago, Ohio and Metro Detroit under his belt, Henig is set to bring his accessible sound to as many people who will listen. “Nothing beats the adrenaline rush of playing live. If I could – I would tour the world forever!”


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The Von Shakes
Tuesday, February 25

Von Shakes, “One of Ireland’s greatest live acts in years,” (Today FM) are the latest Irish Import to embody the sound of youth, angst, and chaos as they take over American soil. Adding a punk edge to their indie rock & roll foundation, the foursome calls to mind The Postelles, The Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, The Replacements and The Wombats.  Known throughout Ireland, England, Germany, Russia and now the US for providing an onslaught of energy with every melodic vocal, guitar riff and drum beat, Paddy Brazel (vocals/guitar), Hugh O’Reilly (guitar/backing vocals), Cillian McSweeney (bass/backing vocals), and Ryan Normandin (drums) bring their vivacious rock swagger to every gig they do. The quartet also just released their new album, Bohemia, in November of 2013.

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Open Mic Night
Friday, March 7

Come show off YOUR talent! Contact the CAGB officers to participate!


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Kayte Grace
Tuesday, April 8

Singer/songwriter Kayte Grace's music is an explosion of folk, blues, pop and rock, held together by warm-voiced, sing-along-able melodies and rich, resonant lyrics. 

After releasing three albums, two singles and touring the country—all within four years of teaching herself to play guitar—YouTube and Washington Post favorite, alterative "folktry" singer/songwriter Kayte Grace authors a five-chapter musical novel. "Set Fire to Separate Lives" is being released over the course of a year to fans who'll be able to pay what they like for every EP. The 22-song collection, funded by an IndieGoGo campaign and recorded in 50 hours in Brooklyn, traces the anatomy of "forever love" in all of its breathless, brutal brilliance, deep delight and dirty corners.  The Washington Post called Kayte a "talented musician" who "writes great pop songs with smart lyrics and a country feel" and declared the "Written On" album (featuring Kayte's 5 time Grammy Award winning cousin Victor Wooten) an "impressive debut."  Her fans call her "delightful," "genreless" and "refreshing." 

 The Washington Post called Kayte a "talented musician" who "writes great pop songs with smart lyrics and a country feel" and declared the "Written On" album (featuring Kayte's 5 time Grammy Award winning cousin Victor Wooten) an "impressive debut."  Her fans call her "delightful," "genreless" and "refreshing."