Be Here Now: “The Chosen One” DVD Release @ Mission Bar & Tapas

September 23rd, 2009, 5:27 pm by Sara

Theodore Collatos is an award-winning filmmaker from the Berkshires whose “Dog Show” was screened at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in 2009. Starring Carolina Monnerat, the short film was shot in Rio de Janiero.

Now, filmmakers Collatos and Monnerat are releasing a DVD of Berkshires-made film, “The Chosen One,” which judging from the trailer (and trust us, you want to see the trailer) is a satirical horror film in the vein of Ingmar Bergman meets Guy Maddin.

To celebrate, the filmmakers are hosting a DVD release party at Mission Bar & Tapas in Pittsfield, Mass. on Monday, September 28, promising a night of music, art, wine and film. It’s a pay-what-you-will celebration, although a $20 suggested donation includes a free drink, an exhibition of Collatos’ photography and experimental films accompanied by live music.

The event will also serve as a benefit for Collatos’ upcoming film project which is slated to be filmed in Pittsfield. “I want to do a film about what people my age are experiencing now – the fallout of the Bush years and life in small town America,” Collatos explains. The story follows a man recently released from prison and his struggles follow his dream of being a comedian.

WHAT: “The Chosen One” DVD release party and benefit
WHERE: Mission Bar and Tapas, 438 North Street, Pittsfield
WHEN: Monday, September 28, 7pm
Suggested donation: $20

“The Chosen One” can be purchased online at Best Buy, Target,
and Barnes and Noble.


Be Here Now: Firefighter Font @ Valentine’s, 9/12/09

September 9th, 2009, 3:05 pm by Greg

FirefighterFontCharlie Everywhere changed their name to Phantogram, burst out of the scene and stirred up some considerable response with their self-titled EP earlier this year.

So who’s the next Sub-Bombin band about to follow in their footsteps?

Could it be Firefighter Font?

Find out on Saturday, September 12, when the Saratoga Springs trio of guitarist Greg Tebbano, drummer Adiro Patten and bassist Damon Cook unleash their debut album, “Crash Tender,” with a wailin’ party at Valentine’s in Albany. Joining in the festivities will be Beware! The Other Head of Science and Saint Ukraine.

CONTEST: Win Super 400’s “Sweet Fist”!

September 8th, 2009, 11:46 am by Greg

Terrific Troy power trio Super 400 are about to unleash their new, red-hot CD “Sweet Fist” on Tuesday, September 15, but you can win a free copy of the CD autographed by Kenny, Joe and Lori. And thanks to those fine folks at Rock Ridge Music, as a bonus the winner will also receive a rare, for-radio-only promo single of the song “Flashlight,” also autographed by the band members.

There’s nothing to buy. No hoops to jump through. No begging or groveling required.

Simply answer this one question:
Who sings the lead vocals on “Flashlight”?
A. Kenny Hohman
B. Joe Daley
C. Lori Friday

Email your answer to

Be sure to include your name, email address and snail mail address with your answer. Please only one entry per person.

Deadline for submissions is 12noon EST Friday, September 11. One winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be announced at 5pm Friday right here at

By the way, did we mention that we’ve made free mp3 downloads of “Flashlight” available, too. Just go here.

And don’t forget – Super 400 kicks off “Sweet Fist”-mania with a CD release party at Revolution Hall in Troy on Friday, September 11. Matthew Loiacono and Tern Rounders will be joining in the festivities.

Super 400’s “Sweet Fist” is coming!

September 4th, 2009, 12:27 pm by Greg


They ain’t foolin’ around.

Troy power trio Super 400 has been knocking on the door to big time success for a long time now, but it sounds to us like they’re gonna bust that door down flat with their brand new powerhouse album, “Sweet Fist.”

In fact, we’re so excited about the album that we’re just about bustin’ ourselves. So dear readers, just check back here on Tuesday to find out how you can win an autographed copy of “Sweet Fist” for your very own.

We’ll be waiting for you. Meanwhile, here’s an mp3 download of Flashlight, the first single from “Sweet Fist.” Have a listen.

P.S.: “Sweet Fist” won’t officially be released until Tuesday, September 15, but Kenny, Joe and Lori know that their Nippertown fans can’t wait that long, so they’re throwing their CD release party at Revolution Hall in Troy on Friday, September 11. See you there.

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