BEST of 2014: Timothy Reidy’s Top 10 Non-Albany Concerts
Story and photographs by Timothy Reidy
REST FEST @ CAC Woodside, Troy (August 15 & 16): It was perfection for Careers, and so many local bands had great sets.
MOKOOMBA @ the Music Haven, Schenectady (June 29): Vocalist Mathias Muzaza has talent, stage presence and can dance. Great job for first time in America.
MAN MAN/GOGOL BORDELLO @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park (July 22): It was a spectacle and a lot of sweat.
LUISA MAITA @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy (March 30): This show had a certain vibe that carried the night.
MOTHER FALCON/AND THE KIDS @ BSP Lounge, Kingston (January 14): Awesome set by And the Kids; Mother Falcon does things their own way.
ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND/THE COMPACT @ the Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock (February 14): The Compact started strong, and Robert brought the party.
BLUE MACHINE @ the Ale House, Troy: I saw these Led Zeppelin covers that completely rocked and were in the proper setting.
O+ FESTIVAL @ various locations, Kingston (October 10-12): Landlady and Hand Habits were particularly strong in this weekend spectacular.
RODEO BARONS @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs: I came in to relax one night and got a bit more than I bargained for.
MEGAFAUNA @ NaNola, Malta (May 4): They brought the rock to that show in classic style.
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