Upcoming Performance

Past Performance

03/20/2012 - 11:00 pm
    Free jazz and electronica unite with the rhythms of the world as jazz great Joseph Bowie and world music icon Adam Rudolph perform together at 7 PM on [...]
03/11/2012 - 1:00 am
Born in Italy but raised in Quebec, vocalist and guitarist Marco Calliari was a member of Montreal-based Anonymus for 15 years before setting out as a solo artist. Though the band had [...]
11/20/2011 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  Co-sponsored by the Arts Department at Rensselaer, part of iEAR presents! Join us in welcoming the Either/Orchestra back to Troy. They were one of the first bands to play [...]
11/05/2011 - All Day
A rocking show honoring our revolutionary ancestors with an energetic fusion of Afro-Caribbean, reggae, rock, and hip hop freedom sounds to inspire a dance rebellion! Puerto Rican vocalist Taína Asili [...]
10/06/2011 - 10/07/2011 - 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Our Fall 2011 season opens with music from Mali, featuring Sidi Touré (on guitar, vocals), Jambala Maiga (on kuntigui) and Domu Maiga (on kurbu)! Tickets are available at the door. [...]
06/05/2011 - 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Our ongoing series of live recordings of local musicians performing before a studio audience continues with drummer Manuel Quintana, electric guitarist Todd Nelson and fret-less bass player Kyle Esposito performing [...]
03/30/2011 - 03/31/2011 - 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Event co-sponsored by iEAR presents! Check here to read recipes for the raw food reception held after the event, created by raw food chef and holistic health counselor Caryn Halle, [...]
11/13/2010 - All Day
Riot Grrrl roared into the spotlight in 1991: an uncompromising movement of pissed-off girls with no patience for sexism and no intention of keeping quiet. Young women everywhere were realizing [...]
10/24/2010 - 12:00 am - 2:00 am
A firespitting evening with drummer Denardo Coleman, featuring a voice  celebrated for her political, surrealistic, dynamic innovations in  lyricism, and visceral sound. Cortez's literary work and impassioned  activism inspired by [...]
10/01/2010 - 10/02/2010 - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Experience desert defiance and womanly power as Malian diva Khaira Arby and her band invoke the mystery, history, and heart of Timbuktu in concert!  This is the opening event of [...]
06/11/2010 - 06/12/2010 - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Live From Lock One is a series featuring some of the most creative artists on the local live music scene. Each performance is recorded with a studio audience and streamed [...]
04/01/2010 - 04/02/2010 - 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
PLEASE NOTE: This collaborative event with the RPI Arts Department takes place in downtown Troy, not at The Sanctuary for Independent Media! The celebrated NYC-based Matthew Shipp Trio (featuring Matthew [...]
03/28/2010 - 12:00 am - 3:00 am
Celebrating their debut album War Cry, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde play a soulful infusion of Afro-Caribbean, reggae, rock, hip hop and flamenco, with local and international guest dancers, [...]
03/24/2010 - 03/25/2010 - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
From the Palace to the People: A Global Griot Saves a West African Tradition with Rock 'n' Roll Revelations and Blues Muses A virtuoso picker and musical visionary from Mali [...]
12/19/2009 - 1:00 am
Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir are coming to Troy! The rumours are true.  Join us on Friday night, December 18, for a Shopocalyptic Revival.  The [...]
12/13/2009 - 1:00 am - 4:00 am
Join the live studio audience as we record an evening of performances by some of the Capital Region's top gospel talents, hosted by the Heavenly Echoes Gospel Singers!   Legendary [...]
11/08/2009 - 2:00 am - 4:00 am
The Persian-American poet/singer/songwriter Haale will perform at 9 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 Sixth Avenue in Troy.  Admission to the all-ages show [...]
05/23/2009 - 05/24/2009 - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Two of the Capital Region's hottest bands--Taína Asili y la Bande Rebelde and The Ameros--will be featured in a performance webcast live from The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th [...]
03/01/2009 - 1:00 am - 3:00 am
  This rare assembly brings together Todd Reynolds (Bang on a Can, Yo Yo Ma, Meredith Monk) on violins/laptop, Ed Mann (Zappa) on percussion/electronics, David Barrett (Banda Elastica, Splatter Trio) [...]
02/22/2009 - All Day
The poet icon and political activist Amiri Baraka performs with Rob Brown, one of the New York City downtown music scene’s most in-demand saxophonists, in a reading of his new [...]
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