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reCAP :: The Marcus King Band :: 2019.03.08 :: The Capitol Theatre

Words by Ryan Hall Photos by Dino Perrucci and Andrew Scott Blackstein Imagine with me a musical smorgasbord. Take Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers Band, and the three Kings of the Blues (BB, Freddie, and Albert). Throw them all into a boiling vat of Southern soul. That’s exactly how you create the musical magic that is the Marcus Read More …

10 Explosive Shows by the Allman Brothers Band in New York

Formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969, the Allman Brothers are known for their musical experimentation that’s associated with the first wave of true Southern rock. Despite pioneering the Southern rock genre, the Allman Brothers have played some of their most iconic performances here in New York. Check out some of the band’s greatest shows in New York and don’t miss Read More …

10 Keys to Living the Good Life According to Kyle Hollingsworth

Happy birthday to Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident! Kyle is one of our favorite artists in the scene and his philosophy on life is an absolute inspiration. Kyle’s keys to life are especially worth considering: kindness, passion, and dreams. We can’t wait to welcome back The String Cheese Incident to The Cap on May 25, 26 + 27. Read More …

10 Bands That Met in High School and Never Looked Back Again

High school is a prime place for musicians to form bands! Laundry Day is an up-and-coming band of kickass high school students quickly rising through the ranks. While we count the days until they play our stage on Sunday, March 3, here’s a list of 10 notable bands who also started while the members were in high school. 1. Green Read More …

reCAP :: St. Paul & The Broken Bones :: 2019.02.17

Words by Jordan Becker Photos by Chad Anderson Sunday night was the perfect time for a St. Paul & The Broken Bones show, a secular soul revival raising the spirits of a packed congregation of enthusiastic worshippers. Church-trained singer Paul Janeway and his band turned a cold night in Port Chester into a steamy night under the Alabama stars. Janeway Read More …

Why String Cheese Incident Fans Love Keith Moseley, Based On Their Zodiac Signs

We all speak the universal language of String Cheese, but each zodiac sign expresses its love in different ways. In honor of Keith Moseley’s birthday, here’s why your sign can have a great influence on why you love The String Cheese Incident. Get your tickets now to see The String Cheese Incident play The Cap on May 25, 26 and Read More …

10 Life Lessons We Can Learn From The Capitol Theatre’s Squirrels

Happy National Squirrel Appreciation Day! Today, January 21, is The Cap’s most important day of the year, so we’re giving you the inside scoop from the biggest legends of our venue. Not only are squirrels our mascots, but they’re the only creatures who have attended every single show. They’ve been around, and they’ve got a lot of wisdom and good Read More …

10 Things About The String Cheese Incident That’ll Melt Your Heart on National Cheese Lover’s Day

Today is National Cheese Lover’s Day, a whole day every year that allows us to celebrate the versatile and delicious tastes of cheese. From sharpness to softness, there truly is a cheese for everyone, and cheese would never make us feel bleu – just like our friends The String Cheese Incident! We love the full-flavored jams that they produce and Read More …

Uncovering Hidden Insights with Stop Making Sense Lighting Designer Beverly Emmons

David Byrne and Beverly Emmons are both credited for the lighting design on Stop Making Sense, the legendary 1984 concert film featuring a live performance by Talking Heads. Directed by Jonathan Demme, Stop Making Sense was lauded by movie critics, from the late Roger Ebert saying that it represents “life being lived at a joyous high” to James Berardinelli saying Read More …

Now’s the Time to Expand Your Mind with Psychedelic Artist Johnathan Singer

                    Remember those jaw-dropping visuals during “Drums > Space” at the Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well shows? Johnathan Singer was one of the creative minds behind the magic. Today, Singer’s wizardry can be experienced with bands and artists like Dead & Company, Tipper, Alex and Allyson Grey, Shpongle, and Read More …

10 Fantastic Black Crowes Videos to Get us Excited for New Years

Happy birthday, to the soul-stirring, shape-shifting, cosmic rocker, Chris Robinson! To end 2018, The Cap will be treated to a double dose of As The Crow Flies with The Marcus King Band on December 30 and 31. Few nights are more magical than New Year’s Eve and As The Crow Flies will sprinkle their fairy dust on songs from The Read More …

10 Grateful Dead Quotes That Sum up Why We Keep Seeing Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Carrying on the music and magic of the Grateful Dead, all while adding their own special touch, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is one of our favorite bands in the jam scene and beyond. But anyone who knows anything about the Grateful Dead knows it’s not only about the music, it’s about the community. It’s never just a show. It’s all Read More …

reCAP :: 2018.12.15 + 2018.12.16 :: Ween :: The Capitol Theatre

Words by Kelley Lauginiger Photos by Scott Harris and Marc Millman Even though Ween’s birthplace of Philly kicked off their final run of 2018 this past Friday, their two-night stay Saturday and Sunday at The Capitol Theatre felt a lot like a homecoming. Both nights, devoted fans wrapped around the building over two hours before showtime swapping stickers, pins, stories, Read More …

reCAP :: 2018.12.08 :: David Crosby :: The Capitol Theatre

Words by Jenny Rose Ferguson Photos by Scott Harris David Crosby and his new accomplices, “The Lighthouse Band,” finished off their six-week tour at none other than The Capitol Theatre. Crosby successfully avoided the typical reunion/solo tour formulaic set list– past hits restructured for a new band with scattered new pieces that tend to fall flat to modern listeners. Instead, Read More …

reCAP :: Blackberry Smoke :: 2018.12.07 :: The Capitol Theatre

Words by Ryan Hall Photos by Geoff Tischman When I found out I was going to be writing a reCAP for the Blackberry Smoke show at the Capitol Theatre, I was excited to be sure. I’d heard a few of their songs – “Waiting for the Thunder” and “Nobody Gives a Damn” to name a couple. But honestly, I wasn’t Read More …

The Capitol Theatre and Pleasantville Music Festival’s Winter Fun and Summer Sun Giveaway

5 Reasons Why Jason Hann Makes Us Feel So Good, Proven By Science

Drums — they’re good for your health! If you love music, you know how a great beat can improve your mood. Heavy-hitting percussionists like Jason Hann work their magic like musical doctors to enhance our physical and emotional health, boost our immune system, and produce feelings of pure euphoria! Attending a concert with The String Cheese Incident can provide these Read More …

The Journey of Radio Legend Jimmy Fink: From a Summer Job to a Lifetime in Radio

Take a first-hand look as we dig into the career and experiences of broadcasting legend Jimmy Fink, and be sure to come out to his After 6 Holiday party at Garcia’s on December 7 with featured band Scars on 45! Doors open at 5PM! We spoke with Jimmy about his start in radio, his most compelling interviews, the origin of Read More …

reCAP :: Get The Led Out :: The Capitol Theatre

Words by Ryan Hall Photos by Geoff Tischman On Saturday, November 3, Get the Led Out rocked The Capitol Theatre. I mean, ask anyone who was there, these guys are the gospel truth! But let’s dig a little deeper. GTLO is a tribute band to the iconic British blues/rock band Led Zeppelin.Zep combined the soaring vocals and magnetic stage presence Read More …

reCAP :: The Avett Brothers :: 2018.10.27 :: The Capitol Theatre

Words by Jason Donnelly Photos by Dino Perrucci Flannel season is upon us in Port Chester! This sold-out show was packed to the brim with a super diverse audience filled with kids, adults, and I’m 82% sure Kate McKinnon (from SNL) was on one of the balconies. A surprising part about the show is just how many people came to Read More …