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LIVE: LarkFest, 9/19/09

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Donna Baird of Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned

Donna Baird of Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned



You can read David Malachowski’s review of some of the LarkFest musical performances in the Times Union.

But LarkFest is just too big and too crowded for one person to try to cover five different stages of music all going on at the same time. Since the Times Union didn’t have time or space to mention the Townsend Park Stage or the Kids’ Stage, Nippertown.com decided to go there.

And we decided to give you a totally different perspective of the fest, too, so here are a few performers’-eye views of LarkFest from the stage:

1. Were there any particularly vivid moments for you – either in your onstage or offstage mode?
MATTHEW LOIACONO: a). The Hanging of the B3nson Banner, Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3… b). Dan Maddalone (from Barons in the Attic) Pie-In-The-Face, Pt. 1 + Pt. 2… (see pics at All Over Albany) c). Richard Mark Nolan Jr. (from Beware! the Other Head of Science) on fire, all day long d). The B3nson Family Affair Finale! Hearing that many voices holler “Troy is the place where Henry Hudson turned around…” was something I don’t think I’ll ever experience like that again.
AARON SMITH of SCIENTIFIC MAPS: Watching our new friend Foots dancing with our good friend Nick Matulis while my band played is a memory I will treasure always. Also, Dan Maddalone being struck in the face with two pies was pretty funny. Playing drums on the last Sgt Dunbar song while all of the B3nson bands jumped on stage which came dangerously close to exceeding the weight limit. Oh, and watching Nick Matulis play Richard Nolan’s back.
COURTNEY BIONDO: It was just amazing to see so many people I don’t know enjoying the performance and singing along to the covers I played.
JEN of WE ARE JENERIC: When I saw that we had our very own port-a-potty I was very excited.

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FIVE FIRSTS: Aaron Smith of Scientific Maps

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

AaronSmithNAME: Aaron Smith
BAND AFFILIATION: Scientific Maps
INSTRUMENT: Guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … This is a fuzzy one, but I believe the first full-length album I bought with my own money was a new vinyl copy of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at Rotterdam Square Mall. I was angry because it didn’t come with the cutouts or the psychedelic album sleeve like the original pressing did. I played it constantly anyway. This was also the first CD I ever owned.

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