Best of 2011: Timothy Reidy’s Top 10 Non-Albany Concerts

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Review and photographs by Timothy Reidy, Nippertown contributor

Sea of Trees
Sea of Trees
10. Sea of Trees @ Design It Together, Troy
Well thought-out set and super way to open a new store/venue.

Super 400
Super 400
9. Super 400 @ Rockin’ on the River, Troy
The Mayor of Troy stole a sign to the give to the band, and Super 400 stole the show.

Disposable Rocket Band
Disposable Rocket Band
8. The Disposable Rocket Band, etc. @ SwordPaw HQ, Troy
This was a dance party and lots of interaction with the Disposable Rocket Band – music and dance together.

Sgt. Dunbar & The Hobo Banned
Sgt. Dunbar & The Hobo Banned
7. Sgt Dunbar & the Hobo Banned @ 6th Avenue, Troy
I lucked out on this act with tons of circus fun, nice playing and food… all free!

Sleeping In The Aviary
Sleeping In The Aviary
6. Bear Grass, Sleeping in the Aviary, Beware! The Other Head of Science @ Troy Bike Rescue, Troy
A slow opening show to the crazy dance party of Beware! The Other Head of Science.

Erin Harkes Band
Erin Harkes Band
5. The Erin Harkes Band, Sirsy @ Revolution Hall, Troy
The costumes were fine, and the bands were finer.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
4. Robert Randolph & the Family Band @ Saranac Brewery, Utica
An unknown-to-the-crowd Gary Clark, Jr. and Robert Randolph and Family Band.

Olivia Quillio
Olivia Quillio
3. David Wilcox, Olivia Quillio @ the Music Haven, Schenectady
Central Park turned into coffee house. What a setting for the spectacular Olivia Quillio. A quiet show.

Railbird
Railbird
2. The Moshi Show @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs
Railbird, Matthew Carefully, Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned… The vibe and the bands made for a fun night.

C. Ryder Cooley’s “Xmalia”
C. Ryder Cooley’s “Xmalia”
1. Schenectady Summer Night @ various locations, Schenectady
At Proctors, C. Ryder Cooley’s “Xmalia” was an amazing production in a whole vast of entertainment that day.

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