JULY 17: On This Day in Nippertown Music History…

It’s Throwback Thursday, and we’re back with another installment of our new weekly Thursday morning feature: On This Day in Nippertown Musical History…

It’s been a dozen years since Troy Native and baritone sax great Nick Brignola passed away, but today – on what would have been Brignola’s 78th birthday – we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the great music that he left behind…

2013: Elastic Bond played at WAMC-FM’s The Linda
2011: The Penny Knight Band, the Sharks, Johnny Rabb and the Amazing Rob & John Band played the Blotto Records Reunion at Central Park’s Music Haven
2010: WEXT-FM’s Birthday Party at Valentine’s Music Hall doubled as Sea of Trees’ CD release party
2009: Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women played at Revolution Hall
2008: Sister Sledge and the Trammps played at Alive at Five
2006: Richard Buckner played at Valentine’s Music Hall
2005: Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire played at SPAC
2004: The Agressive Music Festival at the Glens Falls Civic Center featured Slayer and Slipknot
2003: Nickel Creek played at Northern Lights
2002: Joan Jett played at the Empire State Plaza with Antigone Rising
2000: Green Day and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones headlined the Vans Warped Tour at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway
1999: The Philip Glass Ensemble played “Monsters of Grace” @ MASS MoCA
1998: Deana Carter played at the Berkshire Performing Arts Theatre with Michael Jerling
1997: Huey Lewis & the News played at the Starlite Music Theatre
1996: Tanya Tucker played at the Starlite Music Theatre
1995: The Persuasions played in Washington Park with Miche Fambro
1994: Peter Gabriel brought the W.O.M.A.D. festival to SPAC
1993: Laura Nyro played at the Bearsville Theater
1991: Connie Francis played at the Starlite Music theatre
1987: Third World played at the Colonie Coliseum

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