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Why Can't I Be You, Too?

What were you for Halloween in 2003? Hidden City artists partied at the Larkin and came as each other, covering the songs of their fellow Capital Region singer-songwriters all night long, in a sequel to the Why Can't I Be You show from 2001. Here's how it went down: a happy Halloween, indeed.

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MICHAEL ECK became Bridget Ball and Rosanne Raneri.

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BRYAN THOMAS (right) became Matt Loiacono and Super 400. (Pictured below with NYC singer-songwriters Julia Brown and Earl Patrick).

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KATIE HAVERLY became knotworking and Princess Mabel.

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JOHN BRODEUR became Steve Candlen.

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RICH BALDES became John Brodeur and John Powhida.

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CARL SMITH became Subduing Mara.

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STEVE CANDLEN became Brian Bassett and Mitch Elrod with the help of Tom Burre. SEE ALSO: VIDEO [5MB avi]

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STEVIE WANDER became the Orange.

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LAURA BOGGS became Paddy Kilrain.

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PADDY KILRAIN thusly became Laura Boggs.

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TOM BURRE became Mitch Elrod.

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KNOTWORKING became the Kamikaze Hearts and Small Axe.

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ALBIE became Mother Judge and Mitch Elrod.

albie crowd albie

ROSANNE RANERI became Michael Eck.

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MOTHER JUDGE became the Orange.

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JASON MARTIN became Frank Budgen.

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BRIAN BASSETT became John Brodeur and the Wait.

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MITCH ELROD recovered nicely from so many other Mitch Elrods by becoming knotworking.

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THE SIFTERS had the mad footwear.

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AFTERWARDS, everyone became the sidewalk.


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PSST: Here's how it happened in 2001.




Banners of the Moment


Lark Street Book Shop Songwriters. Albany.
Holiday Burlesque. Albany.

FALL 2004

Rosanne Raneri. Albany.
Gastronomic Dance. Albany.


Shock and Awe at Firelfanz. Albany.
Marlow. Albany.


Celebrating Dylan. Schenectady.
Kamikaze Hearts. Albany.
Super 400. Albany.
Maria Zemantauski. Troy.
Why Can't I Be Eck? Albany.


Metroland at 25. Colonie.
Changing Spaces. Albany.
Ed Wood Film Festival. Albany.

FALL 2003

Why Can't I Be You, Too? Albany.
Miss Mary's at RPI's C+CC. Troy.
Loiacono and Gordon. Saratoga Springs.
Brian Patneaude Quartet. Albany.
Knotworking. Albany.


The Day Jobs. Albany.
Education activists 1. Albany.
Education activists 2. Albany.
Lark Street. Albany.
Robby Baier. Albany.
Voices and Bells. Albany.
Voices and Bells. Albany.
Motherjudge. Albany.
School of Night. Albany.


Soul Kitchen. Albany.
Erie Boulevard. Schenectady.
Van Dyck. Schenectady.
Lionheart. Albany.
A.C. Everson. Albany.
Capitol rally. Albany.
Capitol rally. Albany.
Snow snow snow. Albany.
Justin's. Albany.
Corning Tower. Albany.
Lark and Madison. Albany.
John Powhida. Albany.

FALL 2002

O.i.N.k. Albany.
Discard Avant Garb. Albany.
Kamikaze Hearts at WAMC. Albany.
Mitch Elrod. Everywhere.
Savannah's. Albany.


Nipper. Albany.
Uncle Sam. Troy.
Hudson River Way. Albany.
SPAC. Saratoga Springs.
Lark Fest 1. Albany.
Lark Fest 2. Albany.
Lark Fest 3. Albany.
Lark Fest 4-21. Albany. | underground arts | albany, new york