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 greg@nippertown.com

THE 2010 LIST OF LISTS:
Most Disappointing Concerts of 2010: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Albums of the Year: Justin Mikulka
Best Capital Region Theater of the Year: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Entertainers Who Moonlight as Artists of the Year: Art:21
Best Albums of the Year: Spin Magazine
Most Disappointing Capital Region Concert Cancellations of the Year: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Television Commercials of the Year: TV Squad
Best Feature Films of the Year: Roger Ebert
Best Albums of the Year: Brian Patneaude
Best TV Character Deaths of the Year: Entertainment Weekly
Best Viral Videos of the Year: Videogum
Best Albums & Best Selling Albums of the Year: Billboard
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s J Hunter
Best Country Albums: The Boot
Best Albums of the Year: WEXT’s Chris Wienk
Best TV Music Moments of the Year: Treble
Best Book Covers of the Year: The L Magazine
Best Folk Albums of the Year: About.com Guide
Best Albums of the Year: We Are Not a Rock Band
Best Movies of the Year: Christian Science Monitor
Best Television Shows of the Year: Channel Surfing
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s Andrzej Pilarczyk
Best Music Videos of the Year: IFC
Best Books of the Year: The New York Times Book Review
Best Live Acts of the Year: Paste Magazine
Best Poetry Books of the Year: Dan Chiasson of The New Yorker
Best Albums of the Year: Andy Maroney
Best Movie Titles of the Year That Sounded Like Porn, But, Alas, Were Not Porn: Movieline
Best DVDs of the Year: Rolling Stone
Best Albums of the Year: NME
Best Fiction of the Year: Salon
Best Jazz Albums of the Year: A Blog Supreme
Best Albums of the Year: Tim Livingston
Best Albums of the Year: Filter Magazine
Best Albums of the Year: Mojo Magazine

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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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