From Keep Albany Boring: You may be thoroughly bored with all of the Best of the Year lists – but we hope not ’cause we’ve been running a big batch of ’em, and more are coming next week. But the fine folks at Keep Albany Boring are running a readers’ poll on the Worst of 2011. Drop by and vote on more than 40 categories including Worst Local Concert Series, Worst Pizza, Worst Hipster Bar and, of course, Worst “Best-Of” List…
From The Rogovoy Report: A week after he delivered a knock-out show at The Egg in Albany, Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group returned to the area for a concert at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, and Seth Rogovoy serves up a review of the concert.
From Don Rittner: Don has a rather detailed story about Manhattan Transfer leader Tim Hauser’s childhood in Troy.
From The Times Union: Michael Eck’s essay on the power and joys of live theater
From Kevin Marshall’s America: Mr. Marshall weighs in with his Top 20 albums of 2011.
From In Your Speakers: Derek Duoba’s review and photographs of Japanther’s “The Cake of the 3 Towers” at EMPAC at RPI in Troy on 12/2.
From Indie Albany: S. Connick looks back at Beck’s classic “Midnight Vultures” album 13 years later…