From The New York Times: Douglas Martin’s obituary of the less outspoken (and nearly forgotten) half of Franken & Davis, the team of comedy writers and on-screen performers in the early days of “Saturday Night Live.” Tom Davis passed away on Thursday (July 19) at his home in Hudson. The four-time Emmy Award-winner was 59 years old.
From Indie Albany: J. Eric Smith examines a few rock supergroups (old and new), which leads him to a discussion Nippertown’s own mighty, mighty Jed Davis and his new album, “Small Sacrifices Must Be Made.” NOTE: Davis will be leading a reunion of the Hanslick Rebellion tonight at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany, sharing the stage with Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned.
From The Troy Record: An hour-long podcast featuring Andrew Beam interviewing Nicole Dellarocca (of Dellarocca Booking and WCDB-FM) about the art of booking shows, the Local 518 music scene and music in general.
From Rural Intelligence: Scott Baldinger serves up a rave review for director Erica Schmidt’s all-male production of Molière’s “The Imaginary Invalid” at Bard College’s Fisher Center for the Arts in Annandale-on-Hudson. Featuring Peter Dinklage, the show runs through Sunday.
From CRUMBS Blog: Andrew Gregory offers the 2012 Q2 Local Music Report, a round-up of videos and recordings from the Nippertown music scene released during the past three months.
From Berkshire On Stage: Larry Murray previews the always inventive Mettawee River Theatre Company’s charming production of “Communications From a Cockroach: Archy and the Under Side,” which is slated to make a number of tour stops throughout Nippertown this summer, including St. Joseph’s Church in Pittswfield at 8pm on Sunday (July 22).
From Foss Forward: Sara Foss weighs in on watching the LCD Soundsystem documentary/concert film, “Shut Up and Play the Hits.”
From Chuck Miller: Gene Simmons and his anything-for-a-buck band KISS have teamed up with Hello Kitty, and the unlikely collaboration is now marketing… toilet paper.