LIVE: The New Music Festival @ Empire State Plaza, 9/713

September 17th, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg
Mayer Hawthorne (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Mayer Hawthorne (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Photographs by Stanley Johnson
Additional photographs by Richard Brody

Granted, the name “New Music Festival” sounds more than a bit generic, but it’s certainly a better moniker for the end-of-summer bash than the previous “Local Legends Live.” Especially considering that this year only two of the five bands on the bill – twang-timin’ guitarslinger Graham Tichy and the garage-rockin’ Mysteios – hail from the Local 518.

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CD Review: JOHNNY MYSTERY & THE MYSTEIOS’ “Pronounced Misty-Oh’s”

October 28th, 2009, 2:10 pm by Greg

misteos250(No label listed, 2009)

Having emerged from the fold of Blackcat Elliot, guitarist-vocalist Johnny Mystery goes after the heart of ’60s garage rock.

It’s raucous. It’s rough ‘n’ tumble. It’s raw.

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LIVE: Library garage-rockin’, 6/19

June 22nd, 2009, 1:07 pm by Greg


The Albany Public Library kicked off its second annual Garage Bands in the Garage free summer series concert series on Friday, June 19, with something a little different – an actual garage band in the form of Johnny Mystery and the Mysteios and their newly expanded line-up.


A number of other bands were on hand for the June edition of the bash, including Ben Karis-Nix, Sea of Trees and the Ashley Pond Band (seen above), who were celebrating the one-week anniversary of the release of their new CD, “The Warning.”

photos by Matthew Mac Haffie

Troy Night Out, April 24, 2009

April 25th, 2009, 4:00 pm by Sara

Proprietor (and former Lawn Sausages vocalist) Jimmy Barrett jumps in with harp and vocals on classic nugget “You’re Going To Miss Me” (13th Floor Elevators, but of course you knew that) with Johnny Mystery and the Mysteios:

Rocking out at the Beatshop

Rocking out at the Beatshop

Banjie Getsinger Nicholas’ egg tempera and silverpoint at the Clement Art Gallery (through May 27):

Banjie Getsinger Nicholas: Fly

Banjie Getsinger Nicholas: Fly

Vinnie Tocco prepares the Atrium walls for Re-Arting (through Sept. 20):

Vinnie Tocco paints the wall at the Atrium

Vinnie Tocco paints the wall at the Atrium

Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius and Andrew Kasius from TroYoga do some stretching on the sidewalk:

Elizabeth and Andrew show us some bendy moves.

Elizabeth and Andrew demonstrate some bendy moves.

George Hofmann at the Martinez Gallery (through June 20th):

Caffe LenaJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysCartoonist John CaldwellThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantHolly & EvanAdvertise on Nippertown!Mohawk Hudson Humane SocietyArtist Charles Haymes