'Celebration' Revels in the Spirit of Loud, Blistering Rock"The Albany-based band The Last Conspirators always have something to say. And they say it loudly. And with conviction. Their new release, "A Celebration of Fury," is no exception…. Singer-songwriter Livingston states his case in the anxious, angular "Last Ones Standing," as he is among those… other standouts include "Radio Warfare" (which recalls early Eric Burdon), the controlled chaos of "Powerful Friends," and the Ray Davies-sounding "Desperate Skies."… Livingston and crew steadfastly refuse to get old, mellow and fade away, and are all the better for it. Music to shake your fist to, and maybe even get out of your comfort zone. That's real rock. Right?" - David Malachowski, Times Union
Read the whole review HERE!
Big Thanks to rock & roll fanzine Dagger for the great review they just posted on The Last Conspirators new album: "… the songs are tough and thick, dense if you will. This isn’t snarling punk rock like The Germs, this is more textured, more cerebral with the songs slowly unfolding. Opening “Last Ones Standing” is a perfect opener, laying the groundwork while “Radio Warfare” drags the corpse for a few more blocks and “Powerful Friends” really bites down and grits its teeth (and is my favorite here, along with the melodic “No Time for Egos”)…" - Dagger Zine
Read the whole review HERE!
More national press for the new album with a killer Four-Star review in Blurt Magazine written by editor/prominent rock-journalist Fred Mills! "…the band declares, per this seven-songer’s second track, “Radio Warfare.” Against a jungle-rock throb and ominous shards of spaghetti western guitar, Livingston decries the namby-pamby state of popular media. A few songs later, in the galloping Clash-like “No Time for Egos,” the group calls for a putting aside of personal agendas in the service of solidarity—heavy stuff indeed, and if that sounds like the Conspirators flirt with agitprop, well… how are you gonna get people to open their eyes without an initial round of provocation, anyway? Methinks Joe Strummer would make these guys his new favorite band were he still alive… Livingston & Co. draw strength from the past in order to more purposefully pursue the present. The rest of us can count The Last Conspirators among the good guys, the ones who desperately want us to make every moment count in the here and now…." Read the whole review HERE!
Jack Rabid on his excellent Big Takeover radio show, broadcast every Monday on Breakthru Radio, spun "Radio Warfare" off of the new Last Conspirators album "A Celebration of Fury" today! You can listen to the entire show HERE!
Metroland, the Capital Region arts & entertainment magazine, has reviewed the Last Conspirators A Celebration of Fury in the latest issue. "...The seven songs of ferocious protest punk on the album are far from passive, though; they’re more like a call-to-arms from a pitchfork-wielding yet morally righteous gang. “Radio Warfare” is a dark, rumbling anti-corporate warning shot fired from the underground, while the rollicking, pub-rocking “Somewhere Tonight in America” has a more ironic take on disenfranchisement in the U.S.A. “No Time for Egos” is a rallying call for scene unity, and title track “A Celebration of Fury” comes at the very end, wrapping up the potent album with a slogan-fueled anthem of empowerment for the rock and roll revolution."
Read the entire review HERE!
Jack Rabid. Editor and Chief, of the ultra-cool national music magazine The Big Takeover reviews "A Celebration of Fury" in the upcoming issue..."Original punks like ex-Morons Tim Livingston don’t grow old, because life is never short on legitimate irritations—and because it’s still fun to kickstart real rock ’n’ roll’s engines with a guitar. Thus the “fury” celebrated on his Hudson Valley, NY band’s third LP (following 2007’s Warparty and 2010’s When It All Comes Down) refers to the on-target attack in word and sound. It’s a ’60s garage, pub rock, and Joe Strummer-fueled tempest, recorded in what sounds like “press-record-’n-go” full-bleed live context; so a boast like “Last One Standing” is 2013’s update to The Clash’s scathing “Last Gang in Town,” maybe. A Link Wray/Wipers-like diatribe “Radio Warfare” is the highlight, but from the single “Powerful Friends” to the call to arms “No Time For Egos,” it’s Fury’s furious, for sure".
"On this their third release, Upstate NY’s Last Conspirators sound better than ever delivering their trademark furious tempos. Just like the title suggests. But throughout their growing body of work, frontman Tim Livingston and gang once again prove they are no one trick pony. The head-on collision of anger and uplift in these lyrics, on newly-minted anthems “Radio Warfare” and “Somewhere Tonight in America” respectively, manage to raise the ghost of Strummer-Jones. Musically, the Last Conspirators get better with each release. On the opening “Last Ones Standing”, these guys prove once again their mastery of stripped-down punk rock. Yet at the close of this track, they throw in a violent, skillful drums-guitar battle straight out of ‘Who’s Next’. Across these seven new songs, their musical palette ranges from punk to subliminal psychedelia, steroid-strength power pop to one of the better vintage Stones-influenced sounds heard in awhile (the aforementioned “Somewhere Tonight”). At 23 minutes in length, in its economy it is sort of the anti-‘Sandinista’. Yet it rarely repeats itself. Consider this another triumph for these punk vets."
- Jeff Jarema
Radio Warfare Report: Thanks go out to Howe Glassman for spinning two tracks from the new album on a recent episode of his The Fabulous Sounds radio show, that airs on Exit 97.7 WEXT Saturday nights, and also to Joe Belock for going back to "Somewhere Tonight In America" from the album, again this week, on his Three Chord Monte program heard on the mighty WFMU! Cheers guys! Remember, you too can declare "Radio Warfare" by calling, or emailing your fave radio station and demand that they play the Last Conspirators!
Download for free on iTunes last night's entire CRUMBS Cafe radio session, w/ Two Cats In Suits. playing acoustic versions of The Last Conspirators songs, an interview and two tracks spun from the new album. Thanks to Mike Guzzo and Andrew Gregory for hosting us and to Exit 97.7 WEXT for airing the episode!. Get it HERE!
Get a FREE Download of "Powerful Friends", the rockin' third track from the new The Last Conspirators album " A Celebration of Fury! For a limited time at CD Baby, free in either MP3 or Flac formats! Get a taste of the album Nippertown calls "a high-energy sonic assault, railing against corporate radio, mindless nostalgia and the powers that be… played with the palpable passion of rebellion, adding a new-found metallic edge to their already potent brand of politico psych-punk…" CD Baby will ask you to sign in when downloading it, but all they need is an email address, no other info. GET IT HERE!
Tim & Nick of the Last Conspirators, as Two Cats in Suits, just recorded a CRUMBS Cafe radio session that will air this Friday Night at 11pm on Exit 97.7 WEXT. playing three acoustic songs live in the studio, a no-holds-barred interview in which Mike Guzzo and Andrew Gregory grill them with the hard questions, plus they spin a couple of songs from The Last Conspirators new album. Tune in on Friday 97.7 or stream online at exit977.org, and/or download the free podcast of the show on iTunes the next day.
Get a preview of the broadcast along with some photos of the sessionHERE!
Radio Warfare Report: The album is starting to get some airplay! Big thanks to WFMU's Joe Belock for spinning "Somewhere Tonight in America" and coming back last week with "Powerful Friends", and then " A Celebration of Fury" today on his Three Chord Monte Show, Phillip Donnelly for being the first to play "No Time For Egos" on WSPN and to Exit 97.7 WEXT for spinning "Somewhere Tonight in America" off of the new album and once again for having us at Larkfest !
Last, but not least, thanks to the legendary Genya Ravan for going back to our second album and hitting the airwaves with "History" on her Sirius Radio show "Goldie's Garage" heard on Little Steven's Underground Garage Network!
Cheers one and all! You too can declare "Radio Warfare" by calling, or emailing your fave radio station and demand that they play the Last Conspirators!
"... the album goes through the multiple emotional levels of rebellion and protest, with powerful lyrics that make you question authority and classic punk angst that can start mosh pits in any location. The Last Conspirators have broken their silence and have encouraged a musical political revolution, reminding the listener that they have the power for change..." UpstateLIVE Music Guide. Read the whole review HERE!
"...Featuring gravity-defying frontman Tim Livingston and powerhouse drummer Al Kash (both veterans of the very first LarkFest 32 years ago!), as well as razor-sharp guitarist Terry Plunkett and bassist Nick Bisanz, the band charged through a high-energy sonic assault, railing against corporate radio, mindless nostalgia and the powers that be. The themes may not be anything new, but the band played with the palpable passion of rebellion, adding a new-found metallic edge to their already potent brand of politico psych-punk..."
Read the Whole review HERE!
Wow..Can't even begin to describe the epic vibe during our set at Larkfest yesterday. Overwhelming response from the crowd, the band ablaze, great sound/stage.. so many old friends, so many new faces diggin' the music and show.. The past and present colliding. Surreal. It was an amazing trip and we took it together. Thank you.. I mentioned how I guess "you can go back" and a friend said to me "Not only did you go back, but you also took people who weren't there back with you. Which was magic". It was truly one for the ages.. a nice way to justify 35 years of beating my head against this wall called rock n roll. Now.. forward.. to the future.. Cheers!
Photos from Larkfest on the Last Conspirators Facebook page HERE!
First review hit today on Nippertown.. "All in all, the Last Conspirators’ A Celebration of Fury must be considered one of the best local discs of the year. The album was expertly written and produced.. hard-edged, haunting vocals... jangling distorted guitars.. not only catchy, but chill-inducing..." Read it all HERE...
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WAMC's Brian Shields had Greg Haymes, of Nippertown, in today for his "September Music Picks" including some talk of The Last Conspirators new album and Tim and Al's return to Larkfest, plus... a short sample from the new record.. Dig it HERE!
Nippertown says: "it’s going to be a serious high-energy street party..." as the Last Conspirators will play, Saturday SEptember 21st, on the main Madison Avenue stage, 12:20pm, at New York's largest street festival. Thanks to Exit 97.7 WEXT for inviting us to perform at this years event which will mark 32 years since Last Cons frontman Tim Livingston closed the inaugural festival with his pioneering Albany punk band The Morons. The headliner for this years festival is Willie Nile! Here is the complete lineup:
MADISON AVENUE STAGE (at Lark & Madison)
Howe Glassman leads his merry band of cow-punksters.
12:20pm: THE LAST CONSPIRATORS
Led by veteran frontman Tim Livingston (whose band the Morons played at the very first LarkFest), the psychedelic-politico-punk foursome will be celebrating the release of their new album, A Celebration of Fury.
1:45pm: RODEO BARONS
Chris Carey leads his crackling country-rock combo.
3pm: THE MOLLY DURNIN TRIO
The singer-songwriter bulks up to a three-piece in support of her CD, Run
4:20pm: WILLIE NILE
The veteran singer-songwriter-rocker takes the stage in support of his new album, American Ride.
WASHINGTON AVENUE STAGE (at Lark & Washington)
11:25am: THE CHRONICLES
12:30pm: MATT & THE BAD IDEAS
Matt McWatters meets Charmboy
1:45pm: BARONS IN THE ATTIC
Expect the unexpected…
3pm: THE CHARLIE WATTS RIOTS
The power-pop rock trio will be celebrating the release of their eagerly awaited sophomore album, A Break in the Weather.
4:20pm: BOBBY LONG
The British singer-songwriter hits the stage in support of his new album, Wishbone.
The Last Conspirators return to the streets of Hudson as part of the Hudson Music Festival! Just hours after finishing up our blistering set at the Half Moon in Hudson we received confirmation that for the third consecutive year we will be part of the festival. This year we will be playing Saturday, August 10th at 3pm outside, under the tent on the 5th and Warren Street stage. A great opportunity for all of those who want to see us without dealing with the late-night club scene! More details and the complete festival schedule soon!
"The Last Conspirators kicked off the evening with a blistering hour-long opening set that was highlighted by a big batch of songs from their upcoming third album, A Celebration of Fury..." Read the whole review HERE!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Trapper Schoepp & the Shades to Play In Hudson.
Friday, June 28th
Radio Warfare Presents: Trapper Schoepp & the Shades Friday, June 28th, at 8pm, at the Half Moon in Hudson N.Y. with special guests the Last Conspirators and Nightmares For A Week!
The Milwaukee-based rock 'n' roll band, Trapper Schoepp & the Shades, have currently been touring with the Wallflowers and the Old 97's in support of their new album Run, Engine, Run out now on SideOneDummy Records and will be making a rare small-club appearance in Hudson.
Alternative Press says this about the heartland rockers: “Replacements-meets-Uncle Tupelo influence rings clear…Trapper Schoepp & The Shades can only get better.” … FUSE TV adds "This Wisconsin outfit–led by one of two brothers—are as capable of kicking roots rock ass as they are delivering introspective Gram Parsons-tinged tunes."
The 22 year old Trapper Schoepp has the ear of a troubadour, the eye of a journalist and the heart of a young poet. He began writing songs at a tender age with startling facility, distilling rock, folk and country traditions into tunes that are at turns spirited and melancholy. Themes ranging from pride of place, love and adventure shine with surprisingly sophisticated metaphors for a songwriter so young. Run, Engine, Run won’t be out of place filed next to other artists distinguished for their early talent like Justin Townes Earle, Ha Ha Tonka and Lucero.
The Shades will be joined on this show by two Hudson Valley powerhouse bands, psychedelic punk lords the Last Conspirators and Kingston N.Y. based punk-rockers Nightmares For A Week.
ALL MUSIC GUIDE calls the Last Conspirators “a powerful rock & roll band whose sound fuses old-school punk, roots rock, and heartland rock, with fierce, often politically charged lyrics on top. The Last Conspirators are fronted by singer and songwriter Tim Livingston a pioneering figure on the punk scene in New York State’s Hudson Valley.” The Big Takeover Magazine says about the Last Cons: "If you want to know where the real songwriters in punk are this day and age, look no further”. The band is poised to release their third album this year.
Nightmares For A Week are currently touring behind their latest full length release Civilian War and have been delivering their power-packed, Uncle Tupelo, All, The Replacements, Lucero, influenced punk-rock to audiences since 2008. Under The Gun says: "Civilian War really exemplifies just how ridiculously underrated and overlooked this punk act is, but it also gives you hope that won’t be the case for long. If there’s one thing to take from this, it’s that good new school rock and roll bands like Nightmares For A Week can still emerge from the underground without support from some major label."
This trio of bands will make for a fun-filled, beer-soaked onslaught of real rock & roll!
The Half Moon is the newest saloon/club to open in the thriving arts community of Hudson N.Y. and is located by the train station on 44-48 S. Front St, Hudson, New York 12534. Phone: (518) 828-1562. The bar also features a pool table and an outside deck.
Radio Warfare can be heard monthly, the 4th Tuesday at 7pm, on WGXC 90.7-FM and streaming live from Hudson N.Y. with two and a half hours of garage rock, punk, power-pop, shakin' rock & roll and crunchy guitar instros!
Guthrie Bell Productions Presents a night of surf, garage and punk rock: The Great White Caps w/ special guests the Last Conspirators Thursday, May 30, 9:00pm, at the Bayou Cafe 79 North Pearl Street, Albany NY.
The Great White Caps have been bringing a unique blend of traditional surf music, garage rock, and summer vibes to the stage since 2009. With their brains hardwired to have a good time wherever they go, GWC has been converting music lovers to dive in to what they call BEACH ROCK!
On the verge of releasing their third album the Last Conspirators were just voted one of the area's "Best Punk Bands" in the Metroland Readers Poll. The ALL MUSIC GUIDE calls the Last Conspirators “a powerful rock & roll band whose sound fuses old-school punk, roots rock, and heartland rock, with fierce, often politically charged lyrics on top. The Last Conspirators are fronted by singer and songwriter Tim Livingston a pioneering figure on the punk scene in New York State’s Hudson Valley.”
"If you want to know where the real songwriters in punk are this day and age, look no further” - BIG TAKEOVER MAGAZINE
Metroland Magazine's Readers Poll 2013 edition came out today and the Last Conspirators have been selected as one of the top three "Best Punk Bands" in the area. This is especially nice as it comes without any campaigning, voting, or ballot stuffing by us.. it just happened! Thanks people of the Capital Region!
Check out the whole list of winners here:
Radio Warfare with Tim Livingston can be heard monthly, the 4th Tuesday at 7pm, on WGXC 90.7-FM and streaming live on WGXC.org.
Join host, Tim Livingston, the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7pm, on WGXC 90.7 FM for "Radio Warfare", broadcasting live from Hudson, N.Y. with two and a half hours of garage rock, punk, shakin' rock & roll and crunchy guitar instros! Tim will also spotlight local artists featuring regional music from the past and present. Spinning mostly vinyl he promises to keep it upbeat and rockin!
TOMMY STINSON GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME
Tommy Stinson and his band on stage at the "Home Bass", benefit show for Habitat for Humanity's Columbia County chapter at Club Helsinki in Hudson, playing the classic country song "The Green, Green Grass of Home", with an unannounced guest appearance by Tim Livingston of the Last Conspirators. Tommy's band also featured Chip Roberts on guitar/lap steel and Ryder Cooley on accordion/saw. Tommy, who has recently released his second solo album, is also known as a founding member of seminal 80s band the Replacements and as the bass player for Guns N' Roses. Livingston was also the leader of Albany, NY punk-rock pioneers the Morons ('79-'82).
This event also featured performances by Melissa Auf der Maur, Melora Creager (Rasputina), Meshell Ndegeocello, and "NYC Subway Girl" Cathy Grier. Watch it here:
The Last Conspirators Tim Livingston had the honor of joining Tommy Stinson and his band on stage, before a capacity crowd at the Habitat for Humanity benefit show at Club Helsinki, for an unannounced guest appearance on the classic country song "The Green, Green Grass of Home". The event also featured amazing performances by Melissa Auf der Maur, Melora Creager, Meshell Ndegeocello, NYC Subway Girl Cathy Grier and of course Tommy Stinson. Thanks Tommy!!! - Photo by Erika Clark.
He’s a project manager for Sundazed Music in Coxsackie.He’s the frontman and bandleader for the Last Conspirators.And he’s a regular Nippertown contributor.
Obviously, Tim Livingston knows his music. And he’ll be spinning some of his fave tunes when he takes over the WGXC-FM airwaves from 7-9:30pm on Friday night (January 25). The Hudson-based community radio station can be heard at 90.7 FM, as well as streaming live online.
So what will we be hearing on his playlist when he takes over as guest deejay?
“I have packed up a couple of 45 record cases, along with a few LPs and plan on spinning all vinyl,” says Livingston. “Keeping it loose, but expect a lot of garage rock, punk, shakin’ rock & roll and crunchy guitar instros.
“I also plan on doing a local music history segment, featuring regional music from the past, this time out focusing on some of the early ’80s punk rock/new wave explosion of the Capital Region. Whatever happens, I’m gonna keep it upbeat. After all, it’s Friday night.”
Thanks to everyone who made 2012 the best year yet for the band! We ended the year by playing a fantastic gig with mike watt and also had great shows at the Hudson Music Festival, a cool Cavestomp!- The Garage Rock Festacular show in NYC and the JB Scott's : Rock n' Roll in Albany, NY Reunion show, that is turning up on many "Best of the Year" lists. Yes, there will be a new Last Conspirators album in 2013! We have the songs and just need to get in and get it done. We were hoping for this year but… things happen. Anyway, we seem to be on an every three year schedule with "Warparty (2007), "When It All Comes Down" (2010) and now the new one to be released in 2013! We are real excited about the new batch of songs and can't wait to share them with you. So thanks again.. and here's to the future…. Cheers! - Tim, Al, Terry and Nick (AKA: The Last Conspirators)
We get a mention and a photo in the Nippertown review of the Mike Watt / Last Conspirators show last month. "...the Last Conspirators primed the packed crowd with some high-energy, old school punk tunes..."
Read the whole review here!
READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE!
Times Union review of last night's show: "Tim Livingston’s Last Conspirators opened the show with an inspired set of punk-inspired tunes that fit the tone of the evening well. The band made its own nod to The Who with the thrilling stop-start motion of “A Celebration of the Fury” and the irresistible chorus of “Last Ones Standing.”"
Read the whole review of MIke Watt's incredible set here:http://blog.timesunion.com/localarts/mike-watt-valentines-101812/25192/
Nippertown Today's Picks: "Mike Watt & the Missingmen @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany.... ”Firing it up in the opening act slot is Local 518 politico-punksters the Last Conspirators with the dynamic Tim Livingston at the helm. 8pm."
SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH AT CLUB HELSINKI
The Last Conspirators return to Club Helsinki in Hudson on Saturday, August 11th, as part of the Hudson Music Festival. Recently named by Metroland Magazine as the area's "Best Venue", Helsinki will be hosting the festival's "Showcase Evening" from 5-11pm with over 20 performances on two stages, both indoors and out. The Last Conspirators will be one of the headliners doing a set starting at8:15pm on the main stage inside. We are honored to be returning to the festival this year and to once again be playing at this beautiful space. The Hudson Music Festival will be taking over the town for three days and nights with free shows at over 25 locations throughout the city. Hudson is a great walking city filled with galleries, shops and eateries. Come stroll around, see plenty of live music and perhaps have dinner at the fabulous Restaurant at Helsinki, or one of the other fine establishments in town and then enjoy the show. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street between 4th and 5th Streets one block off of Warren Street (the main drag). This will be the Last Conspirators ONLY SHOW this summer! See you there!
Valentines Music Hall
The Last Conspirators are scheduled to return this year to the Hudson Music Festival the weekend of August 10-12, 2012. Please stay tuned for details concerning the date, time and venue.
The Last Conspirators return to NYC!!!! Saturday, June 9th, at The Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston), as Cavestomp! & DJ Tony LoFi present New Jersey garage-punk-trash rockers, The Brimstones plus the Enthusiasts, the Last Conspirators and Holmes! 8pm and only $6! Here is the lineup: 8:30P Holmes 9:30P Last Conspirators 10:30P Enthusiasts 11:45P Brimstones!!!! Get there early and catch us at 9:30!
The Last Conspirators return to NYC!!!! Saturday, June 9th, at the The Parkside Lounge, as Cavestomp! & DJ Tony LoFi present New Jersey garage-punk-trash rockers, The Brimstones plus the Enthusiasts, the Last Conspirators and Holmes! 8pm and only $6!
The Parkside Lounge 317 East Houston, New York, NY 10002!
A great review, with photos, by Fred Rudofsky on Nippertown "... the Last Conspirators were already playing full throttle as I entered the ballroom of Michael’s Banquet House, where a large crowd of people danced like it was 1979. The late Joe Strummer would have been proud; I imagined the punk rock warlord raising a Guinness to the band as they tore into originals like “Who Wants a Revolution Anyway” and “History,” the latter beginning with Tim Livingston’s declaration of “Drink to all our futures! Long live J.B. Scott’s!” and then closing out with his microphone stand getting bent in half..."
Read the whole review HERE!
Cool photos and som kind words about the Last Conspirators from Times Union Blogger Chuck Miler. Check it out HERE!
J.B. SCOTTS REUNION PARTY
Saturday May 5, 2012 ● Michael’s Banquet House ● Cohoes NY ● 6pm
Get there early! The Last Conspirators are on from 7pm to 7:30pm. PKB at 6:15 food served starting at 6:30pm. The Last Conspirators plus; Blotto, Fear of Strangers, the Ernie Williams Band, Penny Knight Band, the Lazers, Charlie Smith Blues Band and special guests Alison Jacobs & Matt Mirabile pay tribute to the legendary Albany showcase club! Tickets will be $40 at the door and include food and entertainment. This will be a once in a lifetime event and one hell of a party not to be missed!
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Saturday May 5, 2012 ● Michael’s Banquet House ● Cohoes NY ● 6pm
The Last Conspirators plus; Blotto, Fear of Strangers, the Ernie Williams Band, Penny Knight Band, the Lazers, Charlie Smith Blues Band and special guests Alison Jacobs & Matt Mirabile pay tribute to the legendary Albany showcase club! The Last Cons have been invited to perform a set as part of the JB Scotts Reunion Party on Saturday, May 5th at Michael’s Banquet House. As you may know with the Morons Tim Livingston performed many times at this legendary showcase club opening for bands: the Cramps, the Motels, the Stranglers, Gary Myrick & the Figures, STV, Blotto and many local music showcases. We are very proud to be a part of this event. Tickets are $33 each in advance ($40 at the door) and include food and entertainment and are available in advance by mail order by sending a check or MO to Douglas Jacobs @ JB Scotts PO BOX 3180 Saratoga Springs NY 12866 , or at Michaels Banquet House and McGeary's Pub. More information on tickets and this event can be found on the JB Scotts Facebook page. This will be a once in a lifetime event and one hell of a party not to be missed
Music Writer/Photographer Kirsten Ferguson takes a look back on Nippertown at the Last Conspirators 5th Anniversary Show that took place on March 23, 2012: Check it out HERE!
"Knyghts-60's garage; Morons-30 years; The Last Cons-5 years; plus a shout-out to FlashCameraGuy." Andrew Gregory reviews the 5th Anniversary show on the TIMES UNION CRUMBS BLOG. Read it HERE!
Capital Region Arts & Entertainment Blog Previews the Last Conspirators 5th Anniversary show! Read it HERE!
The Times Union previews the Last Conspirators 5th Anniversary Show. "The band's rough-hewn sound perfectly fits its politically charged fare. The Last Conspirators don't play it safe, but in times like these, no one should..."
"A gathering to celebrate the life of Art Snay". The Last Conspirators will be joining other Capital Region artists, including; Ramblin Jug Stompers, Lustre Kings and Mark Emanation, to honor the life of the recently deceased owner of Arabellum Studio at at Lynn’s Uptown Tavern at 15 Colvin Avenue in Albany Sunday, March 25th 3-6pm.
A CELEBRATION OF FURY - 5TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW!
Friday, March 23, 2012 ● Valentines Music Hall ● Albany NY ● 9pm
The Last Conspirators 5th Anniversary Show w/ special guests the Knyghts of Fuzz, who will be doing a special Morons tribute with former Morons TL Stone and Max 'the Sax' Media, in honor of 30 years since those Albany punk pioneers final show! The Last Cons will be playing an expanded showcase set including many never heard before songs from our upcoming album, old songs that we have not played in almost 5 years, and numbers from the first two albums. Join us as we begin to write yet another chapter in Albany rock & roll history!
Friday, March 23, 2012 ● Valentines Music Hall ● Albany NY ● 9pm The Last Conspirators 5th Anniversary Show w/ special guests the Knyghts of Fuzz (who will be doing a special Morons tribute with former Moron TL Stone) Saturday May 5, 2012 ● Michael’s Banquet House ● Cohoes NY ● 6pm The Last Conspirators at the JB Scotts Reunion PartyThe Last Cons plus;Blotto. Fear of Strangers, Ernie Williams, Penny Knight Band, and the Lazers, pay tribute to the legendary Albany showcase club!
Friday, March 23, 2012 ● Valentines Music Hall ● Albany NY ● 9pm
The Last Conspirators 5th Anniversary Show
w/ special guests the Knyghts of Fuzz
(who will be doing a special Morons tribute with former Moron TL Stone)
Saturday May 5, 2012 ● Michael’s Banquet House ● Cohoes NY ● 6pm
The Last Conspirators at the JB Scotts Reunion PartyThe Last Cons plus;Blotto. Fear of Strangers, Ernie Williams, Penny Knight Band, and the Lazers, pay tribute to the legendary Albany showcase club!
The staff of Metroland Magazine picks their Best Shows of 2011 and writer Kirsten Ferguson has the Shonen Knife w/ the Last Conspirators show at #2... "What a fun show, opened by Albany’s own the Last Conspirators and topped with a jubilant set by Japan’s Shonen Knife on their 30th anniversary tour of North America. This show had it all: short blasts of pop-punk tunes punctuated by thrashed hair, adorable smiles, hands raised in devil-horn salute and then closed with an encore of Ramones tunes."
“Sign me up for the Tim Livingston punk-rock workout video. The magnetic frontman of Albany’s Last Conspirators frog-hopped up and down during “Tribulation Blues,” sank down to his haunches to belt the semi-ironic “Long Live TV,” and stalked energetically about the stage while drummer Al Kash, guitarist Terry Plunkett and bassist Nick Bisanz bashed out a set of straight-up, old school rockers.”
- Kirsten Ferguson Nippertown
READ THE REVIEW HERE!
“Local vets the Last Conspirators opened the show in grand style, pumping out rock-solid songs over the humungous beat of Al Kash, the nuanced psychedelic slinkiness of my new favorite guitarist Terry Plunkett, and, of course, the boundless voltage of the irrepressible Tim Livingston." - Paul Rapp Metroland Magazine
READ THE REVIEW HERE
On Sunday, November 20th the Last Conspirators will be the support act for the legendary all-girl-pop-punk band from Osaka Japan, Shonen Knife. The show will be upstairs on the main stage at Valentines Music Hall & Beer Joint in Albany NY at 7pm. This will be the last stop, before heading back to Japan, on Shonen Knife's extensive 30th Anniversary North American Tour....
THE LAST CONSPIRATORS WHEN IT ALL COMES DOWN
DRIVING RAIN MUSIC
“Upstate NY band led by Tim Livingston on vocals. They seem to take influence from several UK bands (The Clash, The Adverts, The Ruts, etc.) and add the needed passion (and hooks) to make this one a winner.”
— Dagger ‘Zine