From Albany Jazz: Tom Pierce reviews Accentuate the Positive, the recent CD from the Empire Jazz Orchestra
From Indie Moines: J. Eric Smith commits Genesis-related heresy, admitting he likes Phil Collins’ Genesis better than Peter Gabriel’s Genesis. And that’s only for starters…
From All Over Albany: A few highlights from Film Columbia, the annual film festival slated to take place in Chatham from October 17-21.
From Berkshire On Stage: Larry Murray previews many of the upcoming “Moby Dick”-related theatrical performances around the Berkshires in conjunction with the Call Me Melville festival.
From Keep Albany Boring: We are sooo bummed that we had to miss Grimes in action at Basilica Hudson on Tuesday, but Andrew provides a nice recap of the show and a bunch of photos, too.
From Consequence of Sound: In celebration of its fifth birthday, the staff of the music website selected the Top 100 Greatest Songs Ever. And like all of these lists, the results are certainly good for laugh… or a fistfight.
From The Times Union’s Arts Talk: Mary Lou Saetta discusses the difficulties and challenges facing musicians playing Romantic chamber music with original instruments.