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!
BRIAN MCELHINEY DAILY GAZETTE:
"Hudson Valley stalwarts The Last Conspirators, featuring former Morons and Ghostrunner frontman Tim Livingston, kicked off the night with a raging set of their own, previewing material from their upcoming third album. Livingston brought good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll fury to the stage, hamming it up for the crowd on new highlight “Radio Warfare” and older tracks such as “A Celebration of Fury” and the rollicking “Two Cats in Suits.”
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!
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!
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..."
Read it HERE!
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!
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