Also see the Power/Messersmith collaboration “Tatooine.”
All this week, Nippertown.com is celebrating the haunted Halloween season. Here’s the first of our three-part offering for today…
Yes, vampires are all the rage these days. Books, movies, TV shows, etc. – they’re all about the blood-sucking’ Undead.
Apparently, back in back 1983, Nippertown’s premiere horror film auteur Bruce Hallenbeck – who was at the time a film critic for Metroland and the public access television show “Real George’s Backroom” – was way ahead of the curve. He was just finding his footing as a pro neck-biting filmmaker in 1983, when he shot his first 16mm footage for what he hoped would be his feature length debut, “Cannibal Church.” He wrangled a number of Nippertown’s rock elite as his actors, including Kevin Bartlett, Jim Furlong and Sarge Blotto. Alas, the original film was never completed, but the script was re-worked with a new cast and eventually saw the light of day – ARRRGH! – as “Grave’s End.”
But as a special Halloween season presentation, Nippertown.com has unearthed some of Hallenbeck’s original “Cannibal Church” footage, which was broadcast back in the mid-’80s on “Real George’s Backroom.” Stay tuned for two more installments of “Cannibal Church” later today on Nippertown.com, and be warned – this vintage scary stuff is not for the faint of heart (and NSFW):
All this week, Nippertown.com is celebrating the haunted Halloween season. Here’s our offering for today…
Johnny Mystery and his mysterious and merry band of Troy-based garage rockers the Mysteios celebrate the Halloween season with the release of their latest track, “Cemetery High,” featuring the long awaited lead vocal debut of Tambourine Girl Sam:
As they say in the cemetery biz, dig it…
Happy Halloween from the Suggestions-Mayday-Beatdown-etc. popmeister mastermind!
Trying on a few different musical costumes, John Brodeur tackles a handful of classic covers:
Tears for Fear‘s “Head Over Heels”
Poison‘s “Talk Dirty to Me”
Aerosmith‘s “What It Takes”
Olivia Newton John‘s “Xanadu”
Oh, this is good, good, guilty pleasure stuff…
“What It Takes” emerges as the best of the batch, partially because it’s the best song. But mostly because Brodeur takes it furthest away from the original version.
And you just can’t go wrong with cover art that looks like this, either:
“Slutty Nurse” is available for free download.
Real Good For Free: John Foxx @ BCB Art (11/07/09)
Real Good for Free: Tony Fletcher’s “All Hopped Up” (11/7/09)
Real Good For Free: Philip Glass Download at Amazon
Real Good for Free: Silent Film Spectacular (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Music @ Noon at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (second Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Quintessence (Weekends)
Real Good for Free: Colleen Pratt @ the Van Dyck (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Tuesdays @ Revolution Hall (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda (4th Thursdays)
The rain on Halloween night didn’t stop the thousands who flowed into the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany to see jam-band favorites moe. Many wore costumes, and many more had traveled far to be there – Ken from Maine, the couple from New Jersey, the guy who flew in from California and the two girls who drove up from Brooklyn. They all were excited, they are all fans, and they all were anticipating a great show.
moe. has an incredible front line with two brilliant guitarists, Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier, both of whom were featured in “Guitar World” and “Modern Guitar.” Rolling Stone magazine recently placed the two of them in the ranks of the top twenty new “guitar gods.”
Here’s Seth Rogovoy’s weekend picks from Berkshire Living.
Here’s All Over Albany’s weekend event listings and ideas.