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It is All About The Music

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Bryony Brooke

US BOUND: Bryony Brooke

Bryony Brooke

Bryony Brooke’s musical career began at a very young age when she played violin solos and orchestral movements at her primary and secondary schools. Bryony Brooke went on to join the South Downs Youth Orchestra at the age of 12 and the East Sussex Chamber Orchestra when she was 13, she has played at many social events and private engagements outside of the orchestras and studied violin to grade 8.

Bryony Brooke took to playing guitar; initially as a form of relaxation during the challenging months leading up to GCSE’s. At the same time she began singing cover songs. Now nearly 4 years later, Bryony Brooke now enjoys writing her own music and playing with James and Rogers as the Bryony Brooke Band.

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SolarFest 2014


SolarFest 2014
July 18-20 | Tinmouth, VT

Twenty years ago, SolarFest started with an innovative idea: Hold a festival that showcases the power and possibilities of solar energy. Today, SolarFest, Inc. continues to produce the Northeast’s premier renewable energy and arts festival—a three-day, family-friendly festival that combines world-class entertainment with not-to-be-missed workshops in renewable energy, sustainability and community engagement.

Two stages, 80+ in depth workshops, the second SolarFest Mini Maker Faire®, our Sustainable Marketplace, Theater in the Woods, and it is all powered by renewable energy.  It is no wonder that SolarFest has grown to become the place to be to learn about and experience sustainable living and renewable energy. Click here for more information.

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Amazing Radio: The Morning Post

Morning Post 13: Sean Rowe

Amazing Radio: The Morning Post

Amazing Radio’s The Morning Post #13 featuring Sean Rowe’s “Madman.”

Chris Wienk’s choice of Sean Rowe was featured on The Morning Post on July 9th on Britain’s Amazing Radio with Chris Martin (not that Chris Martin).

Each week, our friends at the IMC hook up one of us US DJ’s with Chris Martin of Amazing Radio’s Amazing Breakfast show. The weekly feature is The Morning Post. Morning Post #13 was from our very own Chris Wienk, and as his choice of groovy up and coming artists from the US, Chris chose Sean Rowe. Take a listen.

Garage Bands in the Garage


The award-winning Garage Bands in the Garage concert series returns to Albany Public Library this summer with three special shows from July through September. The all-ages, after-hours concerts feature live music by great local bands playing in the garage of the Main Library (at the rear parking lot entrance off Elk St.).

All shows run on select Friday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. and also feature a CD garage sale with $1 items. The shows are co-sponsored by Exit 97.7 WEXT. For more information about the concert series, call 427-4349.

Keep reading for this year’s Albany Public Library Garage Bands concert lineup.

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G. Love and John Hammond Celebrate Caffe Lena

G Love John Hammond Caffe Lena benefit

Ladd Hall, Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College

September 7th at 7pm

John Hammond and G. Love gather for a special celebration to benefit one of the most inviting music venues in folk and blues history – Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs.

This special show is to benefit Caffe Lena’s efforts to continue bringing quality live music entertainment that makes it such a unique destination for both artists and music lovers.  If you have been an audience member at Caffe Lena, you know how special it is.  Come celebrate with us at Zankel on September 7th.

Tickets and more information at Caffe Lena’s website.

Smokey Joe at Cap Rep



Smokey Joe’s Café
The Songs of Leiber & Stoller

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014
Previews start on: Friday, July 11, 2014

“They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway,” but the lights will be ablaze when Smokey Joe’s Café ignites theREP stage this summer!

More information and the form to enter to win tickets after the break.

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Amsterdam Riverlink Concerts


5-July Tony’s Polka Band
12-July 6th Annual Jamboree featuring The Nellies, Locust Honey, and Dark Don’t Catch Me Here
19-July Almonte of the band Gupo Arcano
26-July Maryleigh Roohan
2-Aug Tropic Rhythm
9-Aug Searson
16-Aug Town Mountain
23-Aug Skeeter Creek
30-Aug Joey Thomas Big Band

More information on this series at their website.

TV Film Guy

TV Film is Back on WMHT-TV

TV Film GuyEverybody’s favorite independent film showcase, TvFILM, is back with more films and filmmakers, all local, all independent, utterly entertaining, so tune-in for your weekly douse of home grown cinema.

Their films, your TV, TvFILM. Monday’s at 7:30pm on WMHT-TV.

Keep reading to see what season six has in store for us.

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Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst Talks With KTG About Upside Down Mountain

Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst’s new album, “Upside Down Mountain,” comes out on May 19th.  Listen to KTG’s conversation with Conor about the new album and more, including some songs he and Dawes performed in the studio just for this occasion.

Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst revealed the cover art—The Creation of the Bulls by his friend Ian Felice — for his new solo record Upside Down Mountain, which is out now via Nonesuch Records. And join us as we welcome Conor Oberst and Dawes to Ommegang Brewery on August 1st.

Keep reading for more about the album, and you can listen to the interview below as well.

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