From Lady Music Makers: Run by young women for young women, it’s a local music website (with a cool review of an evening at the Flywheel). It’s also a music zine – the first issue features a review of the Parlor’s new album “Our Day in the Sun” – that’s available at Mary Jane Books and Last Vestige Music Shop, both in Albany. And it’s a week-long summer music camp for girls ages 12-16, which will be held at the Arts Center of the Capital Region fro August 23-27. You go, girls.
From Right Now: Mark McGuire lists the Top 20 highest attended events in the history of the Knickerbocker Arena/Pepsi Arena/Times Union Center.
From Kevin Marshall’s America: Looking over the Top 20 list from the Times Union Center, Kevin Marshall notes that since the arena was renamed the Times Union Center in 2007, no concert or event – not a single one – has attracted a large enough crowd to break into the Top 20.
From All Over Albany: A lengthy interview with Derek Duoba, who heads up the music website In Your Speakers, in addition to producing live shows – like tonight’s Expensive Looks show at 51 3rd Street in Troy.
From Indie Moines: J. Eric Smith serves up a rave review of the new 34th solo album by K. Sonin, tireless Nippertown singer-songwriter (and member of Complicated Shirt and Che Guevera T-Shirt) The title of the album? “The Definition of Stupidity is Doing the Same Thing 34 Times and Expecting Different Results.”
From Berkshire On Stage: Larry Murray has a fascinating two-part story (Part One and Part Two) about the behind-the-scenes drama of the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and the lawsuits and countersuits between the show’s producers, former writer-director Julie Taymor and U2′s Bono and Edge, who wrote the music. Complete with emails exchanged by the principals…
From Rick Bedrosian: The Hair of the Dog bandleader is back from leading his second Magical Mystery Tour, a week-long tour of London and Liverpool exploring all things Beatles-related. Check out his report and photos.
From State of Mind: J Hunter reviews saxman Brian Patneaude’s new album, “All Around Us.”