From B3nson Recording Co.: Our new fave blog column is 518 Mixtape, which takes a pretty in depth look at some of the local bands of the past that may have flown under your radar. Bands like Rockets and Bluelights, who were the subjects of inaugural feature last month, and the Pink Hearse Paparazzi Project, who are the currently featured subjects. Penned by Matt Ferguson (ex-BEWARE! The Other Head of Science), the profiles include photos, audio tracks and even videos. Smart stuff, indeed…
From BuzzFeed: Dave Stopera’s 12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music
From Rick’s Picks: Rick Bedrosian’s cinema-centric podcasts usually focus on his reviews of current movies, but his latest episode – #425, to be exact – takes a slightly different tact. It’s an interview with Annette Nanes, one of the co-owners of Albany’s indie Spectrum 8 Theatres.
From Chuck Miller: Chuck slips into his DJ seat for another broadcast from K-Chuck Radio, this time focusing on vintage baroque, symphonic pop music – including the Glitterhouse, Steve & Stevie and the Honeybus.
From State of Mind: J Hunter reviews “MTO Plays Sly,” the new album from Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra, released on the Royal Potato Family label.
From The Times Union: Paul Nelson’s story and Lori Van Buren’s photographs of chainsaw artist Shane Prescott’s very cool outdoor art installation in Schenectady.