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Best Concerts 2013: Timothy Reidy

by Timothy Reidy on December 24, 2013 · 2 comments


Man Man at Rest Fest

1. Move Music Festival

Albany, April 27

A one-day festival with plenty of nostalgia and new discovery, great performances and a good evening of fun.

2. Art on Lark

Lark Street, Albany, June 8

Seeing Meg Duffy three times and a Bear Grass super performance highlighted a stellar arts and music delight. So I guess it was OK missing Mountain Jam and Governor’s Ball the same weekend.

3. O + Festival

Kingston, Oct. 11-13

My two days here were spent with wonderful music, dance and performances that streched the boundaries of the entertainment landscape. All for a good cause to boot.

4. Restoration Festival

CAC Woodside, Sept. 6-7

Super local performances for two summer days with another fantastic showing by the Parlor, with Barons in the Attic taking control on the second day. Hard to forget Man Man performing with children too.

5. SAWFest

Salem Art Works, July 20

The crowd was the absolute winner here, as they really got after the Rustic Overtones and Wild Adriatic.

6. Albany Tulip Fest

Washington Park, May 10-11

A great start by Royal Teeth, followed by super local acts, lots of folks and plenty of flowers.

7. Bellstock

East Jewett, July 18

Multi-day festival full of folk bands, jam bands, and lots of good vibes up in the Catskills.

8. Lark Fest

Lark Street, Sept. 21

The local bands kept up the good showing, so it was hard to follow the greatness of the Chronicles and the Charlie Watts Riots with the out-of-town acts.

9. Q Ruption

SPAC, Aug. 13

Two shows in one. I loved the energy from the day bands and was really impressed by Coheed and Cambria and Jane’s Addiction.

10. Pearlpalooza

Pearl Street, Sept. 28

A smooth day in Albany with cool shows and lots of crowds.