JUNE 18: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

June 18th, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg
Kinky Freidman

Kinky Friedman

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

It’s Throwback Thursday. So we’re back for another installment of our weekly feature: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History. Check out our round-up of June 18 concerts through the years…

2014: Bootsy Collins, Shaggy @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany
2013: Cheap Time @ the Half Moon, Hudson
2012: Kinky Friedman’s Bi-Polar Express Tour @ The Linda, Albany
2011: Troy River Street Festival featuring Los Straitjackets, the Neanderthals, Blotto, the Graham Tichy Experience Project, more @ Monument Square, Troy
2010: Julia Donnaruma Trio @ Cafe Capriccio, Albany
2009: Winterpills @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2007: Fair to Midland @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2008: Gordon Lightfoot @ Proctors, Schenectady
2006: Nine Inch Nails, Bauhaus, Peaches @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2005: Richie Havens, Joey Eppard @ Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock
2004: Blue Oyster Cult @ the Pepsi Arena, Albany
2003: Luther Wright & the Wrongs @ Club Helsinki, Great Barrington
2000: The Steve Miller Band, Gov’t Mule @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1999: The Average White Band, Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany
1998: BeauSoleil @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland
1995: 3 Pound Universe, Shovel Head, Bludgeon, Dead Bishop, Black Page, Mind Drive @ Saratoga Winners, Cohoes
1994: The Beach Boys @ the Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1993: The Senders, Ghostrunner, 1313 Mockingbird Lane @ Bogie’s, Albany
1992: The Holmes Brothers, Smokestack Lightning @ Alive at Five, Albany
1989: RCCA Riverfront Arts Festival featuring Duke Robillard, Big Twist & the Mellow Fellows @ Riverfront Park, Troy
1988: Levon Helm @ Tiger’s Pub, Clifton Park
1987: The Stony Creek Band @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany
1986: Big Noise @ 288 Lark, Albany
1967: Ernie Terrell & the Heavyweights @ the Thruway House, Albany

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One thought on “JUNE 18: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History”

  1. Fred says:

    I was at 2014 (“Funk is making something out of nothing!” excalimed Bootsy), 2012 (Kinky Friedman was brilliant–the songs, stories and jokes and unwavering belief in humanity in the face of the political idiocy of the world), 2011 (one of the greatest outdoor displays of local rock and roll ever ), 1998 (Beausoeil tore it up! I wish GPAC would bring them back, that place used to book some great national acts, often from Louisiana), 1992 (The Holmes Brothers’ epic show–what a cool day to see Albany witness the greatest band of our era play blues, soul, country and gospel in those three-part harmonies), and 1989 (one of the greatest double bills I have ever seen–Duke brought the swinging blues and Big Twist the Chicago soul).

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