Best Local CDs of 2010: Brian McElhiney

December 28th, 2010, 3:40 pm by Greg

Brian McElhiney – the staff music writer at The Daily Gazette in Schenectady – has served up his list of the Best Local CDs of the Year (behind paywall), and it’s quite an eclectic mix of music:

Rob Skane’s “Phantom Power Trip”
Phantogram’s “Eyelid Movies”
Tom McWatters’ “A Beast Among the Civilized”
Skeletons in the Piano’s “Stranger on a Damned Staircase”
Tern Rounders’ “Tern Rounders”
BEWARE! The Other Head of Science’s “Big American Godzilla Party”
Mike Grutka’s “February Sessions”
John Scarpulla’s “Before the Streetlights Come On”
Michael-Louis Smith’s “Portrait of MLS”
Flakjacket’s “Almost Always Never”

Got a Best of 2010 list that you’d like to contribute? Best concerts of the year? Best local music moments of the year? Best whatever? Please send it along to

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Media Watch: Brian McElhiney Goes to Devo

August 9th, 2010, 11:01 am by Greg

And, yes, that’s The Daily Gazette’s Brian McElhiney at the start of this video footage of Devo at Northern Lights. Does he seem just a leetle excited to you?

(Related story: Our review of Devo at Northern Lights)

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