Harbinger Theatre’s Custom Cuts – Review by Joanna Peterson Palladino-Resnick. Harbinger Theatre’s world premiere of the locally written play, Custom Cuts by Brian Sheldon at the Albany Barn is a touching and often humorous look at how deep abuse can cut – and how there’s no better time to heal than the present. A semiautobiographical […]

Show Detective. Friday, September 22nd New York State International Film Festival, The Linda, Albany, 6pm Welcome to the 8th Annual Short Film Festival, a captivating celebration of the art of storytelling through the lens of the silver screen. As we embark on this remarkable cinematic journey, we invite you to immerse yourself in a world […]

Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler / The Dream EP  (2011) Review by Joshua Reedy on Blue Cadet-3 A Music Blog My copy: 2022 reissue on magenta vinyl by In The Red Recordings. Twelfth studio album from ever-recording maniacs that make up Thee Oh Sees (or now just Oh Sees), Carrion Crawler / The Dream […]

The Crawl. Well, dang y’all! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Hello again – I’ve missed you. Happy End of Summer. I hope all of your summers were filled with as much sweetness as mine was. From cookouts, concerts, days on the water, nights filled with dancing, laughter and good friends, and a whole month […]

Show Detective We have a packed weekend, with our show detective covering the beat. Friday, September 15th Studebaker John & The Hawks, The Linda, Albany, 8pm-10pm Studebaker John Grimaldi was born in an Italian-American section of Chicago and started playing harmonica at age 7. Under the spell of music he heard on Maxwell Street, Chicago’s […]

Prog Digest. When sitcoms were sitcoms, Happy Days was mega popular. It was not on my personal list most of the time, but I get it. You know, good old-fashioned American values TV (wonder what that would look like today, but I digress). We love Henry Winkler, he is, by account, a wonderful man and […]

Observations and Ramblings. Confession time. I am a Geek, a Dork, a hopeless Fan Boy, and if my parents were still alive, I’d still be living in their basement. To quote The Shat, I’ve been told that I need to “Get a Life.” Aside from music, not too cookie cutter and vanilla, and radio, when […]

The Heights. “Opportunity Favors the Prepared Mind.’ I was introduced to this phrase by a good friend many years ago. Although I was able to intellectualize the meaning behind the words it took quite a bit of soul searching and self-reflection to fully encapsulate the depth of what it means to be prepared. Let me […]

Show Detective. Friday, September 1st Robin and Linda Williams, The Linda, Albany, 8pm-10pm Robin and Linda are closing in on a five-decade-long career that has included 24 personal recordings, thousands of concerts on three continents, a Robert Altman-directed movie, and hundreds of performances on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and other radio and television shows. […]

Show Detective. Friday, August 25th Phish, SPAC, Saratoga Springs, 7:30pm Phish will play two special shows at the Broadview Stage at SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) in Saratoga Springs, New York on August 25 and 26, 2023. The concerts will benefit Vermont and Upstate New York flood recovery efforts. Communities throughout the region were inundated […]

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