We’re pleased as punch to see that Rob Caldwell of the fab music store Musica – among many other things, it’s Nippertown’s ukulele headquarters – has started writing a bi-weekly column about the Hudson music scene for The Hudson Register Star. You can also read “Notes from the Grid” at Musica’s website.
If you’re gearing up for the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival up at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Saturday and Sunday, you’re gonna wanna check out Jason Crane’s The Jazz Session for an interview with fest producer and artistic director Danny Melnick that’s available as a podcast. The Jazz Session also features podcasts with a number of the fest’s musicians including Ben Allison, David Binney, Steve Cardenas, Lionel Loueke, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Luis Perdomo and E.J. Strickland.
At the MASS MoCA Blog, museum director Joe Thompson offers a little behind-the-scenes peek at this weekend’s eagerly anticipated Solid Sound Festival, which starts today.
Over at The Times Union’s Movies blog, C.J. Lais is conducting a survey looking for the best summer movies of all time.