BEST OF 2014: Timothy Reidy’s Top 10 Albany Concerts
Story and photographs by Timothy Reidy
YES @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre (July 6): Great instrumentation and a winner show. Switching songs worked in first album, too.
STELLAR YOUNG @ the Washington Avenue Armory (June 7): During P.A.N.D.A. Take Back Tour. Short set was very sweet.
RUBBLEBUCKET @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen (September 14): This had fun all over.
KING CRIMSON @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre (September 9): Well put together set. Lots of great sounds.
BOOTSY COLLINS @ the Empire State Plaza (June 18): At the End, I realized I was having a great time.
LUCKY JUKEBOX BRIGADE / BLACK MOUNTAIN SYMPHONY @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen (July 18): Great opener and LJB was special that night.
JON ANDERSON @ The Egg (April 12): Jon had it that night, and the audience did, too.
THE PARLOR / RIVAL GALAXIES / BEAR GRASS @ the Low Beat/Pauly’s Hotel (November 21): Loved three sets at Funsgiving. The Parlor and Rival Galaxies were the best sets of the year, and they went back to back.
MIRK @ Red Square (April 26): The pressure was on at the MOVE Music Festival, and Mirk delivered. Shinobi Ninja was something else before them.
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