Other Voices, Other Rooms


At Advantage Sound, Andy Maroney has written a remembrance of the late Owsley Stanley – acid pioneer, sound system innovator and much more.

At The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, Steven Kurutz collected some of the best lines of the night as uttered during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC on Monday.

At Get Visual, David Brickman gives thumbs up to “Figment Transport,” the exhibition of John J.G. Roth’s sculptures, which are on view at the Saratoga Arts Center Gallery through Saturday, March 26.

At Berkshire Living, Lesley Ann Beck hails the hilarious, irreverent production of Charles Ludlam’s “The Mystery of Irma Vep” at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, as an “uproarious evening of theater.” The play runs through Sunday, March 27.

At PC World, Jared Newman explains just how The New York Times’ online paywall is going to work when it goes into effect on Monday, March 28.

Over at The Troy Record’s The Beat, the results are in on the “First Four” of Jeff Loudon’s Music Tournament – a college hoops-like bracketed competition in which bands and solo performers face off against each other based on reader voting. And we’re already bummed out – Them Crooked Vultures thrashed the Dead Weather; Janelle Monae lost to James Vincent McMorrow? Whoa! Voting is open now on the first round, which finds such head-to-head match-ups as the Decemberists vs. Fleet Foxes; the Strokes vs. Florence & the Machine; and Amy Winehouse vs. Bon Iver.

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