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This is the musical section of the site, where I post pictures of people holding guitars, or sometimes holding things that aren't guitars, or even not holding anything at all. Usually there are noises involved, though.

If you've seen this place before, you might remember there being album reviews here, as well. I do! The thing is, I haven't written an album review in a long, long time, and the ones that were here were often incomprehensible. Since there are some band websites and such that still link to them, I didn't want to delete them completely, but decided that I didn't want to feature them. So my ancient shame is hidden in the Island of Misfit Record Reviews.

Anyway, thanks for looking at my stuff, and enjoy!

Latest additions:

8/27/11
Shonen Knife at the Atomic café
6/11/11
Waters and Wye Oak at the Atomic Café
1/15/11
The Coxx and the Bishops at the Atomic Café
12/12/10
Peach Harmonics, Waste, and the Pleasants at Kranhalle

The Shutes and Eight Legs at the Atomic Café
12/05/10
The Spectrals and Best Coast at the Atomic Café
3/10/10
Lovvers and Los Campesinos! at the Atomic Café
02/11/10
Elektrik Kezy Mezy and Japandroids at 59:1
11/03/09
Die Oli and So Far Nothing New at Cord
08/27/09
múm with Benni Hemm Hemm at the Atomic Café
07/17/07
The Secret Stars at PA's Lounge
10/12/06
Popfest New England, 2006!
08/06/06
The Specific Heats, the Besties, Carter Tanton and Brent Gorton and the Tender Breasts at Valentine's
07/23/06
- The New Wave Dirt, Skywave, and Peelander Z at Valentine's
- Kittly Little, Shumai and the Lil' Hospital at Valentine's
04/15/06
The Gazetteers, Pants Yell! and Brent Gorton and the Tender Breasts at Valentine's
04/02/06
Carlisle Sound, Gelatine, and Peelander Z at the Middle East
03/26/06:
The Donkeys and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone at Valentine's
11/12/05:
PopFest! New England, 2005, at the Elevens in Northampton, MA


Shows:

July 18th show at the Angel Orensanz Foundation (the Secret Stars, Ida, Low and His Name is Alive)


July 21st show at the Empire State Plaza (the Orange, Marah, and Elliot Smith)


July 29th show at Valentine's (Legends of Rodeo, Visual Reason, The Orange and Butterfly Joe)


September 22nd show at Valentine's (Pour Jayce and the Orange)


November 5th show at the Flywheel (Tiger Saw, the Naysayer, Tara Jane ONeil and Ida)


December 2nd show at Valentine's (Mr. Allen Wrench, Jason Martin, Shabutie, and the Orange)


December 15th show at the Middle East (Helms, Ida and Karate)


Guided By Voices and Spoon at Valentine's, April 28th


The Stars of Rock and The Jason/Matto/Mike band at Valentine's, April 30th, 2001


Long Since Forgotten, Amanda Rogers, Jim James, and Jonah's Onelinedrawing at Mother Earth's, May 12th, 2001


Ultimate Fake Book, Wetwerks, and the Orange at Valentine's, May 18th


Fairweather, Love Scene, and Jets to Brazil at Northern Lights, May 24th, 2001


Lucas, Lucky Boys Confusion, Showoff, and the Juliana Theory at Valentine's, June 1st, 2001


Mark Houlihan and Bill Janovitz at Valentine's, June 2nd, 2001


The Band That Is No Longer Called Shabutie, Plan 10, and Visual Reason at the Delmar Reformed Church, June 8th 2001


Certainly Sir, Orso, K., and Retsin at the Middle East, June 15th, 2001


Knotworking, Brian Thomas, and The Kamikaze Hearts at the Larkin, July 7th


American Hot Wax, Jason Martin, Atom and His Package, and Mr. Allen Wrench, August 11th at Valentine's


Ladyfest, Easthampton Town Hall, August 24, 2001 (The Naysayer and K. among others)


Juno, The Ivory Coast, and Ted Leo/Pharmacists at The Middle East, August 31st


Count the Stars, The Orange, and the Wait at Northern Lights, September 22, 2001


Mark Houlihan, Ben Kerris and some other guy at Valentine's downstairs, September 30, 2001


Jupiter Sunrise and Freddy Z at Mother's Wine Emporium, November 16th, 2001


Jerk Magnet, Breaking Pangea, Jupiter Sunrise and Count the Stars at Valentine's, December 29th, 2001


John Brodeur and the Suggestions, the Kamikaze Hearts, and the Orange at the College of St. Rose, January 27th, 2002


The Orange's Farewell show, Valentine's Upstairs, Albany, February 8th, 2002


The Malarkies, Mishima USA, and John Brodeur and the Suggestions at the Larkin, February 23rd, 2002


Radio 4, Sean Na Na, and Karate at Bennington College, March 2nd, 2002


Amanda Rogers, K., and Jonah's Onelinedrawing at Valentine's, April 10th, 2002


Bryan Thomas and the Kamikaze Hearts at the Larkin, April 13th, 2002


Ted Leo/Pharmacists at Colgate University, April 27th, 2002


My Place In Space, the Malarkies, K., Princeton Reverbs Colonial, and the Masters of the Hemisphere, Keene State College, May 4th, 2002


SUNY Albany's Parkfest (pictures of Amanda Rogers and Jupiter Sunrise), May 5th, 2002


Jupiter Sunrise and Three Point Turn, Valentine's, Albany, NY, May 12th, 2002


Ted Leo and I Am The World Trade Center, Bennington College, May 18th, 2002


the Kamikaze Hearts, Gay Tastee and Charalambides, Miss Mary's Art Space, Albany, NY, May 20th, 2002


Matt Loiacono, Tom Burre, and Mitch Elrod at the Larkin, June 2nd, 2002


PG Six and the Kamikaze Hearts at Caffe Lena, June 23rd, 2002


The Sophie Drinker and the Naysayer at the Flywheel, August 7th, 2002


Tizzy, the Hype, Radio Vaga and Ted Leo/Pharmacists at the Flywheel, August 17th, 2002


Clearmotive and Jupiter Sunrise at Valentine's, September 8th, 2002


The Stars of Rock and Of Montreal at Valentine's, September 23rd, 2002


DJ Miller, the Kamikaze Hearts and Gay Tastee at Changing Spaces, November 22nd, 2002


Amanda Rogers at the Larkin, February 1st, 2003


Gaven Richards, The Stars of Rock and A Pollinaire Rave at Valentine's, Something somthingth, 2003


Ted Leo/Pharmacists at Hamilton College, Something somethingth, 2003


Jason Martin and Paula Kelley at 51 3rd St., April 17th, 2003


Scientific Maps, James William Hindle and Of Montreal at Valentine's, May 7th, 2003

Ted Leo/Pharmacists, El Guapo, The Jai Alai Savant and Amazing Plaid, at Valentine's, Summer 2003


The Lucksmiths, Sprites, The Lil' Hospital, Cars Can Be Blue, and My Place in Space at the Common Ground, Brattleboro, VT, Summer 2003


Ted Leo (solo), The Malarkies and 2600 at The Flywheel, Summer 2003


Dressy Bessy, Brent Gordon, Deathray Davies, the Dayjobs and Amazing Plaid at Valentine's, October 24, 2003


The Smittens and the Audrey Ryan Band at the Flywheel, March 13th, 2004


Jupiter Sunrise at Valentine's, April 2nd, 2004


Caveman Go, Cars Can Be Blue, The Smittens and Bourgeois Heroes at the Flywheel, April 24th, 2004


Ted Leo and Sleater Kinney at Hamilton College, May 1st, 2004


The Burdens, The Kiss-Ups, The Malarkies, and Five Alpha Beatdown at Valentine's, Summer 2004


Tigers and Monkeys and Ted Leo/Pharmacists at Valentine's, Summer 2004


Tizzy, Feathers, Dear Nora, and Cynthia Nelson (the Sophie Drinker Project) at the Flywheel, Fall 2004


PopFest! New England 2004 (in Northampton, MA)


The Pony in the Pancake, The Frank Boscoes, and Missy Bly at Valentine's


PopFest! New England, 2005, at the the Elevens in Northampton, MA


The Donkeys and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone at Valentine's, Albany, NY, March 25, 2006


Carlisle Sound, Gelatine, and Peelander Z at the Middle East, Cambridge, MA, April 1, 2006


The Gazetteers, Pants Yell! and Brent Gorton and the Tender Breasts at Valentine's, Albany, NY, April 14, 2006


The New Wave Dirt, Skywave, and Peelander Z at Valentine's, Albany, NY, July 15th, 2006


Kittly Little, Shumai and the Lil' Hospital at Valentine's, Albany, NY, July 21st, 2006


The Specific Heats, the Besties, Carter Tanton and Brent Gorton and the Tender Breasts at Valentine's, Albany, NY, August 4th, 2006


Popfest New England, 2006 at the Elevens, Northampton, MA, October 6th-8th


The Secret Stars at PA's Lounge, Somerville, MA, July 14th, 2007


múm with Benni Hemm Hemm at the Atomic Café, Munich, Germany, August 27, 2009


Die Oli and So Far Nothing New at Cord, Munich Germany, November 3, 2009


Elektrik Kezy Mezy and Japandroids at 59:1, Munich, Germany, February 11, 2010


Lovvers and Los Campesinos! at the Atomic Café, Munich, Germany, March 10,2010


The Spectrals and Best Coast at the Atomic Café, Munich, Germany, December 5, 2010


Peach Harmonics, Waste, and the Pleasants at Kranhalle, Munich, Germany, December 10, 2010


The Shutes and Eight Legs at the Atomic Café, Munich, Germany, December 11, 2010


The Coxx and the Bishops at the Atomic Café, Munich, Germany, January 15, 2011


Waters and Wye Oak at the Atomic Café, Munich, Germany, June 11, 2011


Shonen Knife at the Atomic café, Munich Germany, August 27, 2011