BEST OF 2018: Bokonon’s Top 10 Greater Nippertown Concerts in the English Language

Roger McGuinn, Marty Stuart and Kenny Vaughan
Roger McGuinn, Marty Stuart and Kenny Vaughan

By Bokonon
Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

September 17: Sweetheart of the Rodeo 50th Anniversary Tour @ The Egg, Albany
The Byrds, by any other name.

July 1: Ry Cooder @ Tanglewood, Lenox
BTW, Emmylou Harris was there, which didn’t suck.

September 18: Sweetheart of the Rodeo 50th Anniversary Tour @ The Egg, Albany
Like reading the Bible, in public.

November 17: Richard Thompson Electric Trio @ The Egg, Albany
His guitar evidently has all the notes in it.

March 10: Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ MASS MoCA, North Adams
An. Apocalyptic. Vision. Of. Chill.

January 7: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
Beethoven, turns out, is really good. Dun, dun, dun, dah!

October 29: Metallica @ Times Union Center, Albany
Because fuck.

April 22: Brad Mehldau Trio @ The Egg, Albany
I was too young for Bill Evans, but I have this.

August 2: Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

July 27: Chatham County Line @ Club Helsinki, Hudson
I love how much John Teer doesn’t play.

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