Other Voices, Other Rooms

From Saratoga Wire: Hannah Sherman reviews “Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent,” the eye-popping retrospective currently on exhibit at Skidmore College’s Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs.

From Foss Forward: Yes, it’s already February, but “better late than never” seems to be Sara Foss’ motto, as she weighs in with her Winter Concert Preview

From Pitchfork: A new Vine-driven digital version of “Oblique Strategies” by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt – always a grand escape route to help get you beyond a creative roadblock…

From the Retroist: A tip o’ the hat to the Retroist for spotlighting 8-bit music man Lazyitis and his recording of “Super Morrissey Bros.,” a quite charming cover of the Smiths’ “This Charming Man” as performed in the style of Super Mario Bros.

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From The Times Union: Larry Rulison offers a four-question interview with musician-carpenter Jim Sande, who released one of the Local 518′s best albums of 2012, Il Progretto D’amore

From the MASS MoCA Blog: Susan Killam – MASS MoCA’s Managing Director for the Performing Arts and Film – reveals that her favorite activity as a youngster was going to summer concerts at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center – and watching the crew pack up the gear at the end of the show.

From Keep Albany Boring: KC tells you why the late great hip-hopster J Dilla was so important, as well as why it’s important for you to head over to Red Square in Albany on Saturday (February 2) for the fifth annual Beat*Shot tribute to him. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the J Dilla Foundation.

From Skinny Artist: “9 Warning Signs of an Amateur Artist”

From Gizmodo: Eric Limer raves about the Kamikaze Hearts’ song “Beverly Hills.”

From State of Mind: Regular Nippertown contributor J Hunter reviews shows by the Kendra Shank Quartet (Hotel Kitano, NYC, January 10) and Rez Abbasi’s Invocation (Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC, January 13).

From The Troy Record: Andrew Beam reports on the inaugural (and very informal) meeting of the League of Extraordinary Red Heads at Bootlegger’s on Broadway in Troy earlier this week…

From BTG Blog: An interview with Simon Shaw, who programs the season of performances for the Berkshire Theatre Group

From the Free George: Ezra Prior reviews The Words, the new CD from Northampton’s Jeremy Dubs.

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