In celebratory news, “Florence + the Machine’s” Florence Welch is on the mend and back in action after emergency, life-saving surgery. She appeared at the MEO Kalorama Festival in Lisbon Portugal to headline with her band and duet with singer Ethel Cain before their slot. “Florence + The Machine” had to cancel a few dates […]

Some bands aren’t just music. Some bands, even their name brings you back in time to the person you were when their big hits first started coming across the airwaves. For me, the band Duran Duran hit me when I was maybe eleven or twelve, maybe a little younger. We had MTV actually playing music […]

On Friday, September 29th at 12:01 am, the world is supposed to end, according to Harold Fiske, a mild-mannered CPA just outside of Omaha. But if he’s wrong, we will have the unique pleasure in partaking of the seventh solo album from Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree, “The Harmony Codex.” And since it’s the seventh, […]

Haven’t heard of OMD? If you’re into synthpop, you have. If you’re not into synthpop, allow me to make introductions. OMD, or Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark, is an electronic band from England that’s been around since 1978. They basically invented electricity, and put it to a beat. Okay, so the original band disbanded in […]

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of her debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauren Hill will be reuniting with her former band, The Fugees for an international tour. From Lauren Hill, “’The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ is and was a love song to my parents, my family, my people, my musical and cultural […]

Singer and music legend Bob Dylan will be joining the Capital Region music and memories at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady. The concert is a stop on his “Rough and Rowdy Ways” world tour. In 1988, Dylan started what would acquire the moniker “The Never Ending Tour,” which, up to 2013 at least, included 55 stops […]

The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has announced a new EP coming out on October 13th called ‘Rewind Forward.’ Special treat is the song ‘Feeling The Sunlight,’ a team up with Starr and former bandmate Paul McCartney. Starr, 83, and McCartney, 81, are proof that rock and roll is ageless. The EP is comprised of 4 […]

Last hurrah for pioneering band that put Capital Region on national music radar (From press release) ALBANY, N.Y.—April 4, 2023—Lark Street. 1978. The Albany music scene is catching fire, with the fresh energy of punk and new wave building on, not just breaking down, the concepts of decades prior. The Units, fusing the sheen of […]

NEW YORKERS FOR MENTAL HEALTH ALTERNATIVES LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO LEGALIZE USE OF PSYCHEDELICS TO TREAT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, PAIN, AND SUBSTANCE USE PROBLEMS New Yorkers for Mental Health Alternatives (NYMHA) announced the launch of its campaign to reform the state’s antiquated drug laws and provide New Yorkers suffering from pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use […]

(from press release) On Friday, March 31st at 7:00pm, the Strand Theatre welcomes Sugar & The Tree with special guest The Bluebillies! Sugar & The Tree celebrate the release of their EP featuring the songwriting of Heather Richards & Marc Vincent. Special guest opening the show is singer songwriter Marc Delgado followed by The Bluebillies […]

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