Print Matters: The MagaZine Scene

September 12th, 2013, 1:00 pm by Greg


CHRONOGRAM CONGRATS: Our congratulations go out to everyone at Chronogram on the mid-Hudson Valley monthly magazine’s 20th anniversary. It’s a tough world out there in Magazine Land – especially for a big, glossy like the Kingston-based Chronogram – and the mag mortality rate is high. (We still fondly remember the short-lived Capital Region edition of the mag circa 2007, edited by Timothy Cahill.) So a double-decade anniversary is most certainly cause for serious celebration. Here’s to another 20 years…


COVER BOY/COVER GIRL: Yes, that’s Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter peeking at you from the cover of the upcoming issue of Filter. It’s the first big national music mag cover story for Saratoga’s own Phantogram, and it’s slated to hit newstands on Friday (September 13).

UPSTATE ARTS: The premiere issue of Up the River: A Journal of Poetry, Art & Photography is now available. The brainchild of poet-artists Jill Crammond and Keith Spencer, the first issue was edited by Carissa Haberland, Mary Panza and Thom Francis, and published by Albany Poets Press, celebrating the best in the arts not just from upstate New York, but from around the world.

ST. ROSE SCORES: Music industry mag Billboard has named Albany’s College of Saint Rose as one of 35 schools and universities with the top music business programs in North America. In its 2013 music business school guide, “Rock Enroll,” Billboard cites Saint Rose for its performance- and recording-based program that combines development of students’ technical, artistic and promotional skills with real-world artist management and production experience. Billboard notes that the College’s music industry program is for musicians who also want to “master the business side of the industry.”


Enter Now in the “Garage to Glory” Battle of the Bands

February 25th, 2013, 1:00 pm by Greg
Garage To Glory

And they’re off…

Submissions are now being accepted for the fourth annual “Garage to Glory” battle of the bands, which will take place at the College of Saint Rose’s Jack’s Place in Albany on Friday, April 12.

Simply fill out the entry form, send along a photograph and post a video of your band performing an original song. The video must be an unedited, single-camera shoot.

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Real Good for Free: The Frequency North Reading Series @ the College of St. Rose

August 8th, 2011, 4:00 pm by Greg
Dana Spiotta, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Darin Strauss

Dana Spiotta, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Darin Strauss

Last week, we wrote about the fabulous series of upcoming concerts that are slated for the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center.

Now Frequency North, the series of readings at Albany’s College of Saint Rose, has announced its 2011-2012 season of visiting writers and authors. All readings are free and open to the public.

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Panel Discussion: Print Media & the Music Biz

March 15th, 2011, 2:39 pm by Greg

At 8:30pm tonight, the College of Saint Rose is hosting a panel discussion about the role of print media in the music business. Moderated by Katie Hammon of the Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association, the discussion’s participants will include Josh Potter (of Metroland); Michael Eck (The Times Union, Nippertown, Chronogram, Fretboard Journal), Greg Dahlmann (All Over Albany) and Greg Haymes (Nippertown).

The discussion will be held in the Midi Lab of the campus’ Center of Communication & Interactive Media (behind the Massry Center) at 1000 Madison Avenue in Albany. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

Live: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, 10/26/10

October 29th, 2010, 4:06 pm by Greg
Freddie Lonzo

Freddie Lonzo

Bassist, Sousaphone player and creative director Ben Jaffe stood on stage at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center on Tuesday night, and introduced his bandmates one by one. They ambled out on stage individually, each adding their instrument to the musical mix.

“We’re gonna take you on a trip to a very special place…,” Jaffe told the sold-out crowd.

And if there was any doubt about where the Preservation Hall Jazz Band was coming from, they made it perfectly clear with their opening one-two salvo of “Basin Street Blues” and “Bourbon Street Parade,” name-checking two of the most famous avenues of New Orleans and indeed the jazz world.

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