JULY 20: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

July 20th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg
Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 7/20/13

Compiled by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Jessica Ayotte

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of July 20 concerts through the years…

2016: The Felice Brothers, The Parlor @ Rockin’ on the River, Troy
2015: Wolf Eyes, Private Parts, Century Plants @ the Low Beat, Albany
2014: Bruno Mars, Aloe Blacc @ Times Union Center, Albany
2013: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Rob Zombie, Amon Amarth, Mastodon, Five Finger Death Punch, Machinehead, Job for a Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, Huntress, Children of Bodom, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Attika 7, Motionless in White, Thrown into Exile, Scorpion Child, City in the Sea, more @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2012: David Malachowski & the Woodstock All-Stars @ Riverfront Park, Athens
2011: Lil Wayne, Keri Hilson, Rick Ross @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Sarratoga Springs
2010: Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys, Kathleen Edwards @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton
2009: Jeff Daniels @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
2008: Three Doors Down, Staind, Hinder @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2007: Jonny Lang, Alternate Routes @ The Egg, Albany
2006: John Hiatt, North Mississippi All-Stars @ Alive at Five, Albany
2005: The Lovin Spoonful, the Happenings @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
2004: Kekele @ Revolution Hall, Troy
2003: Patty Griffin, Rosanne Raneri @ Music Haven, Schenectady
2002: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival featuring Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen, the Lonesome River Band, Seldom Scene, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, the Hazel Dickens Band, more @ Rothvoss Farm, Ancramdale
2000: Allan Holdsworth @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
1999: Bob Dylan, Paul Simon @ the Pepsi Arena, Albany

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JULY 13: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

July 13th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg
Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age @ the Palace Theatre, 7/13/14

Compiled by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of July 13 concerts through the years…

2016: Tedeschi Truck Band, the North Mississippi Allstars, Los Lobos @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2015: Dale Watson & His Lone Stars, Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones @ The Linda, Albany
2014: Queens of the Stone Age, Brody Dalle @ the Palace Theatre
2013: CountryFest featuring Easton Corbin, Mark Wills, Joe Diffie, Greg Bates, Joel Crouse, Chelsea Cavanaugh, Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke
2012: Gillian Welch @ The Egg, Albany
2011: Sirsy @ Freedom Park, Scotia
2010: Todd Rundgren @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
2009: Escape the Fate @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2008: Brad Paisley, Jewel @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2007: Les Dudek @ Revolution Hall, Troy
2006: The Turtles, the Buckinghams @ Alive at Five, Albany
2005: Black 47, Searson @ Empire State Plaza, Albany

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JULY 6: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

July 6th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg
Steve Howe

Steve Howe of Yes at The Egg, 7/6/14

Compiled by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Stan Johnson

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of July 6 concerts through the years…

2016: Beres Hammond, DJ Inferno, the Harmony House Singers @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
2015: Amanda Palmer @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
2014: Yes @ The Egg, Albany
2013: Bettye LaVette @ MASS MoCA, North Adams
2012: Phish @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2011: Ramblin Jug Stompers, “Lonesome Val” Haynes @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2010: Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes @ Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs
2009: Jon Batiste Quintet @ Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
2008: Maura O’Connell @ Music Haven, Schenectady
2007: Gin Blossoms @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs
2006: Matt Mirabile & Alison Jacobs Band @ Dutchman’s Landing Park, Catskill
2005: Asia, Fear of Flying @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2004: Kurt Elling @ Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
2003: James Taylor @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2002: Tom Tom Club, the Hot Heads, Julee Cruise, John Ashbery, Robert Kelly @ Bascilica Industria, Hudson
2000: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Good Friday @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany
1999: LaVay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers @ the Fuze Box, Albany
1998: The Scrubs @ Joyous Lake, Woodstock
1997: Furthur Festival featuring Ratdog, Mickey Hart & Planet Drum, Bruce Hornsby, the Black Crowes, Arlo Guthrie, Jorma Kaukonen & Michael Falzarano, Sherri Jackson, moe. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

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JUNE 22: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

June 22nd, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

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Compiled by Greg Haymes
Photograph of Lucius, Solid Sound at MASS MoCA, 6/22/13 by Andrew Gregory

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of June 22 concerts through the years…

2016: Lucius, Margaret Glaspy @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
2015: Eli & the Hot Six, Rebecca Sullivan @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield
2014: Iron & Wine, the Secret Sisters @ MASS MoCA, North Adams
2013: Solid Sound featuring Wilco, Neko Case, Low, Sean Rowe, Foxygen, Sam Amidon, Mark Mulcahy, Yo La Tengo, the Dream Syndicate, Lucius, more @ MASS MoCA, North Adams
2012: Matthew Sweet, A Fragile Tomorrow @ The Egg, Albany
2011: The Cast Before the Break, Boyish Good Looks @ Savannah’s, Albany
2010: Ted Nugent, Val Halla @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2009: Boz Scaggs @ The Egg, Albany
2008: Dan Hicks @ The Linda, Albany
2007: Burning Human, Last Call @ Northern Lights, Clifon Park
2006: The Flutie Brothers Band, Raisinhead @ Alive at Five, Albany
2005: Dennis McCafferty @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
2003: Santana, Angelique Kidjo @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

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Local ’80s Musician Reunion Jam @ Philly’s Bar + Lounge on Sunday

June 16th, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg
Penny Knight

Penny Knight

If Saturday’s Happy Together Tour at the Palace Theatre is a trip too far back down Memory Lane for you, how about a blast from the past, ’80s style?

On Sunday (June 18), members of various Greater Nippertown bands from the ’80s will be gathering on stage at the 215 Lounge at the Philly Bar + Lounge in Latham for the Local ’80s Musician Reunion Jam. Yes, it’s an afternoon of musical memories…

Performing “mini sets and jams” will be members of Classy Trash, the Chaser Band, the Penny Knight Band, the JBRJ Band, The Sharks, Kashmir, Uncle John, the Switch Band, Poor Dead Molly and Hairband Riot. And don’t be surprised if some other Local 518 scenemakers drop by unexpectedly.

The bash is slated to run from 4-8pm on Sunday.

JUNE 15: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

June 15th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes @ Troy River Street Festival, 6/15/13

Compiled by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Stanley Johnson

2016: Rachelle Ferrell, Cyrus Chestnut @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
2015: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany
2014: Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Plain White T’s @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2013: Troy River Street Festival featuring Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Emerald City, Maurizio, Erin Harkes, Rich Ortiz, Jocamo, Holly & Evan, Mike Thomas, Molly Durnin @ Monument Square, Troy
2012: Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys, Ghost Wolves @ The Egg, Albany
2011: Elizabeth Cook @ The Linda, Albany
2010: Barrow Burrow, the Hoborchestra, AM Ghost @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2009: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany
2008: Bill Morrissey, Kelly Flint @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2007: Uncle Monk @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2006: Elvin Bishop, C.J. Chenier @ Alive at Five, Albany
2005: Chubby Checker, Jump 5 @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
2004: Jonny Lang, Ari Hest @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2003: James Talley @ The Larkin, Albany
2002: Bad Company, Foreigner @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2000: Macy Gray @ Proctors, Schenectady

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Ask Nipper: Geezer @ QE2?

June 9th, 2017, 10:15 am by Greg

A Nippertown reader inquires:

Geezer Butler’s (Black Sabbath) solo band played at QE2 in the ’90s. Do you know when that happened? I know I was there, but I can’t remember. Thanks in advance.

Can anyone help him out?

Friday Flashback Flyer: Blotto’s Prom Night @ JB Scott’s

June 9th, 2017, 9:22 am by Greg

Ah, yes, remember ye olde pre-digital days? Those way-back-when days when bands and clubs actually printed up their schedules on paper to staple to telephone poles around town and actually mail out to fans via the U.S. Postal Service?

Well, we’ve dug deep into the vast Nippertown Research Department Deep Storage Facility to retrieve some vintage Local 518 music scene ephemera before it completely disintegrates. (The ephemera, not the scene…)

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