TROY — The Fleshtones hail from Queens, but the band’s been adopted by the Collar City since Troy native Bill Milhizer started playing drums for the group in 1980.
The garage, punk band has had a storied past in its 40 years. Playing joints and rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in music history — CBGBs, American Bandstand, Debbie Harry, The Ramones. The Fleshtones were out in front of a sound that would be captured by a young MTV generation, and the band hasn’t stopped since.
On Saturday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m., The Fleshtones hit the stage at The Hangar on the Hudson in Troy as part of its “40th Anniversary Tour.”
Also on the bill to open things up is local rock trio, Off the Record.
The Fleshtones originally formed in New York City in 1976. The four-piece band played regularly in Manhattan’s East Village, most notably at the iconic music club CBGB, where Harry, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop and other pioneering rock artists played before hitting mainstream.
Off the Record has received a healthy following locally with a reputation of covering tracks from the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Tickets are $10. For tickets and information, go to www.TheSpot518.com/tickets.
Editor’s note: The Sept. 28 edition erroneously reports the show’s location.