Song o’ the Week: Taina Asili’s Bilingual Anthem

March 8th, 2017, 1:00 pm by Greg

Albany singer-songwriter-activist Taina Asili serves up her firey protest anthem, “No Es Mi Presidente.”

Find out more about the song and the video at Rolling Stone, where writer Liz Pelly interviews Asili…


Song o’ the Week: Girl Blue’s “Drunk”

February 10th, 2017, 3:21 pm by Greg

The brand-spankin’ new video from the debut EP, I Am Not a Star, by Girl Blue, who returns to Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Sunday (February 12), following her show-stopping performance there last month at the Tom Waits tribute concert. Tickets are $12 in advance; $14 at the door.

Song o’ the Week: Mega Bog’s “Fwee”

February 2nd, 2017, 2:00 pm by Greg

Psychedelic popsters Mega Bog – featuring Erin Birgy and a shifting personnel – are gearing up for the release of their sophomore album, Happy Together, on Friday (February 3) on the Nicey Music label.

The first single from the album is “Fwee,” which features Albany’s own Meg Duffy (Hand Habits), as well as a number of other impressive musicians, including James Krivchenia (Big Thief), Ezra Tenenbaum (EZTV) and IJI’s Zach Burba and Will Murdoch.

New From Sean Rowe: “Gas Station Rose”

February 1st, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

Here’s “Gas Station Rose,” the first track from Sean Rowe’s upcoming album, New Lore, slated for release on Friday, April 7…

New Music Video from Sean Rowe

December 20th, 2016, 10:30 am by Greg

Here’s Sean Rowe’s classy new music video for “Something to Leave Behind,” featured in the recently released Ben Affleck film, “The Accountant.”

And here’s a reminder that Rowe will take the stage at the Hanger on the Hudson in Troy for a hometown concert on Friday, January 13.

Song o’ the Week: The Sea The Sea’s “In the Altogether”

November 8th, 2016, 3:00 pm by Greg

The Sea The Sea – the duo of Mira Stanley and Chuck E. Costa – are joined by bassist Eric Margan for a live version of the title track of their new album, In the Altogether, recorded at the Hangar on the Hudson in Troy by Troy Pohl.

The Sea The Sea headlines at The Hangar on Saturday night (November 12), with indie harpist Mikaela Davis and the duo of Eric Margan & Cara May Gorman sharing the bill. Showtime is 8pm, and tickets are $10.

Song o’ the Week: Rosary Beard’s “Carcosa”

October 21st, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg

Nathan Simms has filmed a music video that’s just as beautiful as the sparkling instrumental “Carcosa,” performed by Rosary Beard (the acoustic guitar duo of Matthew Loiacono and Hunter Sagehorn) with special guest violinist Tucker Callander

Song o’ Week: “Ramona” by Bella’s Bartok

August 31st, 2016, 9:30 am by Greg

You’ve got two chances to catch Bela’s Bartok playing free concerts this week:

12noon today (Wednesday, August 31) @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany

2pm on Sunday (September 4) @ Colegrove Park, North Adams

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