From Upstate Live: The Upstate Live staff picked their Best Upstate Concerts of 2013, and not too surprisingly Phish grabbed two of the top three slots.
From iBerkshires.com: Sad news on the newspaper front, as The North Adams Transcript merges with The Bershire Eagle. Sadder news – Williamstown weekly The Advocate publishes its final issue on January 16.
From WEXT-FM: The Top 60 Local 518 Songs of 2013
From 518 Music Hub: The Cat? The Peak? Froggy 107.1? The Current 100.3? Dan Banner has the lowdown on the recent bout of local radio station switcheroos.
From Did You Weekend?: Richard DiMaggio’s Best of 2013: Top 10 Theater
From Thinking It Through: Sara Foss reviews the recent concert by Judith Hill (“The Voice,” “20 Feet From Stardom”) at Club Helsinki in Hudson.
From Metroland: Always-on-the-move music ‘n’ art fan (and regular Nippertown contributor) Timothy Reidy attempts to review everything he heard/saw during the month of December with Ton Lokal.
From the CRUMBS Blog: Andrew Gregory serves up the fourth quarter report of 2013 Local Music Videos & Recordings
From Voice of America: June Soh celebrates the rich history and tradition of Saratoga Springs’ legendary Caffe Lena.
From All About Jazz: Regular Nippertown contributor J Hunter reviews Blue Divide, the new album from Rob Derke & the NYJAZZ Quartet
From Airwaves: Here’s the list of the Top 50 Albums of 2013, according to the staff of UAlbany’s radio station, WCDB-FM…
From the Rogovoy Report: Seth Rogovoy reviews Matisyahu’s recent concert at Club Helsinki in Hudson…
From New York: In memory of our pal Cheese Blotto…
From The Saratogian: Lauren Halligan serves up a photo array from the recent Badfish show at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park.
From Mental Floss: The Making of the Love Theme from “Twin Peaks”…