JULY 31: On This Day in Nippertown Music History…

July 31st, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg

Devo (photo by Joe Putrock)

Photograph by Joe Putrock

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re looking back through the years for another installment of our weekly feature: On This Day in Nippertown Music History…

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2013: The Gaslight Anthem played at the Upstate Concert Hall
2012: Wilco played at MASS MoCA
2010: Devo played at Northern Lights
2009: Jimmy Webb played at the Wood Theater
2008: Sheryl Crow played at SPAC with James Blunt
2004: Kamikaze Hearts played at Caffe Lena
1998: Richie Havens played at the Van Dyck
1997: Foghat played at Alive at Five in Tricentennial Plaza with Marcus Ruggiero
1996: Weird Al Yankovic played at the Starlite Music Theatre
1995: The Last Poets played at Valentine’s Music Hall with Solomons RamaDa
1994: Traffic played at SPAC with the subdudes
1993: Tina Turner played at SPAC with Chris Isaak
1992: Regis & Kathie Lee played at the Starlite Music Theatre
1991: Crystal Gayle played at the Starlite Music Theatre with the Desert Rose Band
1990: Poco played at the Berkshire Performing Arts Theatre with Kris McKay
1989: Carole King played at SPAC with Wayne Toups
1987: Watne Newton played two shows at the Colonie Coliseum
1984: The Cars played at SPAC

4 thoughts on “JULY 31: On This Day in Nippertown Music History…”

  1. OswegoMatt says:

    Help me out people. Were the Colonie Coliseum and the Starlite the same place?

  2. Greg says:

    Matt,
    Yes, indeed, the Colonie Coliseum and the Starlite Music Theatre were the same venue – different name…

  3. Matt says:

    Can anybody provide any history on this place? I’ve only heard of ot recently and cant believe there was a big venue like that in colonie. Thanks.

  4. Greg says:

    Matt,

    Ask and ye shall receive…

    RIP: The Starlite Music Theatre (aka Colonie Coliseum), 1958-2012:
    http://www.nippertown.com/2012/11/16/rip-the-starlite-music-theatre-aka-colonie-coliseum-1958-2012/#sthash.xX2OsQsH.dpuf

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