Music

We’ve all heard music that was so unique, we knew, after the first bar of that first song, that we’d recognize them any time we might hear them in the future. That can be good or bad, of course. But when I first heard the music of Niki Chaos, and her band Bleak Little World, […]

Written by Mike Shudt Party bands, wedding bands, horn bands – call them what you want – the Albany area has always been blessed with a plethora of good ones. These bands can be seen performing across the Capital District at bars and clubs as well as at private events and public festivals. One such […]

Troy New York is known as a blue collar town, whose residents bragging rights stemmed from their pride in Uncle Sam. Families of all nationalities from all over the world settled here hundreds of years ago to start a new life. As they made friends, these special bonds were formed. The extended families grew bigger […]

Driven. That’s Mark Emanatian. He works in Citizen Action and Labor, and he plays in a few bands, among them Soul Sky and The Lawn Sausages. He does a lot, some of which we know, and much of which we’ll likely never know (unless he spills during this interview.) He’s a gracious guy, and did […]

This article was written by Paula Marks. One of the biggest country music fans I had ever met friended me on Facebook soon after I opened the mic for the first time on WGNA seven years ago. Sue Bogucki was the biggest cheerleader for all local country bands and supported new artists coming out of Nashville. She invited me to join […]

The modern world, in many ways, is a created thing. Not getting religious or philosophical, just saying that every graphic, every jingle, every eight-thirty a.m. pre-work cranker was created. Yes, yes, your favorite band, but more than that; the world as we know it is propped up by names that appear in the liner notes […]

Jimmy Barrett is a man of many talents; business owner, musician and radio host, and I’m sure there’s a few things I’m unaware of. I met him in the River Street Beat Shop, a magical place, not just a stop on a musical destination, but a destination itself. It’s launched several bands that have found […]

Music is life. It encapsulates a moment, and a note or two of a familiar song can draw up our best days, sometimes our worst. It is the soundtrack to our dreams, the strength in our footsteps, and it makes me proud to be here once in a while, giving credit due to the people […]

Johnny Morse is a rocker’s rocker. There isn’t a bar or roadhouse in the Capital Region he hasn’t been kicked out of (or wish he had.) A fiery left-hand and the charm of an alley cat, Johnny mixes the vibes of Stevie Ray and Tom Waits, with a little overdrive and a lot of moxie. […]


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