LIVE: MOVE Music Festival, 4/27/13

American Pinup @ McGeary's (photo by Brian Tromans)

American Pinup @ McGeary’s (photo by Brian Tromans)

Review and photographs by Brian Tromans
Additional photographs by Timothy Reidy

The Northeast’s newest indie music festival took place last month in Albany. Now in its second year, the MOVE Music Festival’s purpose is to give exposure to regional talent through live performances at venues around Albany. Nearly 100 bands were selected based on originality, songwriting, live performance and overall talent.

The day kicked off at Hilton Albany where the artists got to meet with industry professionals to discuss today’s independent music scene and gain insight on how to build a career in music. Keynote speaker was Bob Tulipan, author of “Rockin in the New World.” Tulipan has worked in the music industry for over 30 years and has produced scores of concerts and festival events with major artists including the Police, Cheap Trick, Judas Priest, Gloria Estefan, the Go Go’s, Patti Smith and Talking Heads.

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Other industry professionals included Lou Plaia (co-founder of ReverbNation), Nadine Gelineau (founder and CEO of the Musebox), Jayce Varden (founding partner of Pledge Music), Jeff Lanier (from LabelRecruit), Calvin Rosekrans (associate director of Writer-Publisher Relations at BMI), Kevin Box (founder of Horse To Water Marketing), Craig Sala (drummer for Paranoid Social Club), Veronica Gretton (from 401K Music), Jerry Marotta (from Dreamland Recording Studios), entertainment attorney Paul Czech, Marc Emert-Hunter (senior director at ASCAP) and Michele Clark (from Michele Clark Promotion), among others.

The music kicked off at venues around Albany including the Hollow Bar + Kitchen), McGeary’s Pub, Valentine’s Music Hall, Red Square, Pauly’s Hotel, the Fuze Box, Blue 82, the Barrel Saloon, 74 State Hotel, Franklin’s Tower, Flo’s Lark Tavern, and Justin’s on Lark.

SECOND OPINIONS:
James Hughes’ review at In Your Speakers
Susan Rice’s review and Ashley Snively’s photographs at Upstate Live
Ben Houck’s review and photographs at Ben Zen

Stellar Young @ The Bayou (photo by Brian Tromans)

Stellar Young @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen (photo by Brian Tromans)

River Eater (photo by Timothy Reidy)

River Eater @ Valentine’s Music Hall (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Young London @ McGeary's (photo by Brian Tromans)

Young London @ McGeary’s (photo by Brian Tromans)

Sean Rowe @ The Bayou (photo by Brian Tromans)

Sean Rowe @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen (photo by Brian Tromans)

Avatar @ Red Square (photo by Brian Tromans)

Avatar @ Red Square (photo by Brian Tromans)

Casey Dinkin (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Casey Dinkin @ Blue 82 (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Satellite Hearts @ McGeary's (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Satellite Hearts @ McGeary’s (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Bridgette Guerrette (photo by Brian Tromans)

Bridgette Guerrette @ 74 State (photo by Brian Tromans)

Snowflake @ Red Swuare (photo by Brian Tromans)

Snowflake @ Red Square (photo by Brian Tromans)

Wild Adriatic @ McGeary's (photo by Brian Tromans)

Wild Adriatic @ McGeary’s (photo by Brian Tromans)

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