Other Voices, Other Rooms…

August 26th, 2016, 11:00 am by Greg

From The Spot 518: Michael Hallisey chats with Jim Gilbert about the art of concert photography and life in the pit.

From Pitchfork: Culled from more than 100 books in the series, Stephen M. Deusner selects “The 33 Best 33 1/3 Books,” including “Guided by Voices: Bee Thousand” by Saratoga Springs author Marc Woodworth.

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From The Times Union: Joseph Dalton reports on another victim of online sales – the long-running Schenectady VanCurler Music in Proctors Arcade, the place to go for sheet music in Greater Nippertown – which is closing its doors for good on Saturday (August 27).

From Grid Saratoga: Thomas Dimopoulos chats with Glens Falls’ Bobby Dick about his storied music career with the Sundowners, a tales of Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and the Monkees…

From The New York Times: Peter Keepnews’ obituary for the great jazz harmonica player and composer Toots Thielemans, who died this week at the age of 94. He recorded with everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Joni Mitchell, and in a review of his 2002 concert with Kenny Werner at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, I wrote, “Thielemans played with more sheer joy and childlike vibrancy than an entire army of teen-pop boy bands.” His last Greater Nippertown performance was at Tanglewood in 2005 as a member of the Caribbean Jazz Project.