Other Voices, Other Rooms

Rural Intelligence interviews Hudson’s resident rock star, Melissa Auf der Maur. Peter Aaron has a profile of her as well at Chronogram. PS: Auf der Maur steps into the spotlight at Club Helsinki Hudson at 9pm Saturday.

David Brickman spent some time in Troy, reviewing two group exhibitions for Get Visual: “Color Moves” at the Shelnutt Gallery in RPI’s Campus Center, and “Vignette” at the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

The folks over at The Troy Record, Jeff Loudon and The Beat have conjured up Music Tournament 2011, a March Madness college basketball-style bracketed competition to determine the best new band of the past decade. The Strokes vs. TV On the Radio? Cee Lo Green vs. Kanye West? Bon Iver vs. Arcade Fire? You’ve got until Sunday to submit the names of your favorites… Wouldn’t it be great if we could get them to consider some local talent in the mix?

At Rkstar.com, Dan Goodspeed reviews Metroland’s new website.

The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are in high gear, which means that the timing is perfect for Jessica Nicosia’s interview with Hair of the Dog’s Rick Bedrosian at the Free George.

Meanwhile over at The Times Union blogsite, Chuck Miller steps into the DJ booth for some K-Chuck Radio, spinning 10 shoulda-been-hits, starting off with “Always You” by Nippertown’s own Sundowners.

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