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Win FREE Tickets to 10,000 Maniacs @ Cohoes Music Hall

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The multi-platinum alt-rock band 10,000 Maniacs is currently on tour in support of their 35th anniversary and the release of their new live album Playing Favorites.

Led by vocalist Mary Ramsey and founding members Dennis Drew (keyboards) and Steve Gustafson (bass), the band is slated to make a tour-stop at the Cohoes Music Hall at 7:30pm on Saturday (November 19).

Tickets are currently on sale, priced at $32, $42 & $52.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Friday (November 18), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

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Win FREE Tickets to Big Head Todd & the Monsters @ Troy Music Hall

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Win FREE Tickets to Big Head Todd & the Monsters @ Troy Music Hall

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Way Down Inside, the new album by Big Head Todd & the Monsters is a tribute to the late great bluesman Willie Dixon. The album features a number of special guest musicians, including Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters’ son), Billy Branch (who toured with Dixon and has recorded on more than 150 albums) and Ronnie Baker Brooks (son of Lonnie Brooks).

So when it came time to hit the road in support of the album, Big Head Todd decided to bring along the special guests for a tour as the Big Head Blues Club, which is slated to make a stop at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 7:30pm on Wednesday (November 16).

With Big Head Todd, the Monsters, Morganfield, Branch, Brooks and more joining forces to play a full evening of classic songs from the prolific pen of Dixon at the acoustically perfect Music Hall, Wednesday is shaping up to be a most memorable night of the blues.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at $36 & $45.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Wednesday (November 16), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Wednesday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck!Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

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Win FREE Tickets to 10,000 Maniacs @ Cohoes Music Hall

Win FREE Tickets to the There Goes the Neighborhood Film Festival @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media on Sunday

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is Troy is hosting the There Goes the Neighborhood Film Festival, a one-day film fest, on Sunday (November 13). The fest features screenings of a number of films based around the theme of urban struggles, hopes and dreams, culminating in a celebration of Greater Nippertown’s young filmmakers from Youth FX in Albany, TBU Productions in Schenectady and Youth Media Sanctuary in Troy.

In addition to the films, the fest will feature conversations between filmmakers, urban planners, community organizers and festival-goers.

The fest takes place from 12noon-7:30pm, and admission is by donation – $10 suggested; 45 for students & low-income.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Friday (November 11), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck!

Here’s the schedule of films:

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Win FREE Tickets to Consider the Source at the Madison Theater on Saturday

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Featuring Gabriel Marin (double-neck guitar), John Ferrara (bass) and Jeff Mann (drums/percussion), the power trio Consider the Source is slated to take the stage at Albany’s Madison Theater on Saturday night (November 12) for an evening of what they call “progressive sci-fi Middle Eastern fusion.”

In support of their most recent release – the sprawling double-album, World War Trio (Parts II & III) – Consider the Source draws from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles and blends the disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole.

The band’s concert at the Madison Theater will feature two sets, kicking off at 8pm. Tickets are currently on sale, priced at $18.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Friday (November 11), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck!

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Win FREE Tickets to the There Goes the Neighborhood Film Festival @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media on Sunday
Win FREE Tickets to A.J. Croce @ Troy Music Hall on Thursday
Win FREE Tickets to Trio Da Kali @ Sanctuary for Independent Media on Wednesday

Win FREE Tickets to A.J. Croce @ Troy Music Hall on Thursday

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

From his debut as a jazz influenced blues artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road leading to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday (November 10).

The son of legendary hitmaker Jim Croce, A.J.’s career began with opening for B.B. King at age 18. And over the span of a 20-plus year career, he has headlined festivals, concerts and major listening venues worldwide. He has been seen on shows including “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Good Morning America,” and shared the stage with artists from Willie Nelson to Ray Charles, Béla Fleck to James Brown, and Rod Stewart to Ben Harper.

He’s rolling into Troy in support of the recent 20th anniversary re-release of his sophomore album That’s Me in the Bar, as well as his latest album, Twelve Tales, which includes collaborations with Leon Russell, Allen Toussaint and “Cowboy” Jack Clement.

Tickets are currently on sale for A.J. Croce’s concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, priced at $27.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to two lucky Nippertown readers! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Thursday (November 10), and the winners will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck!Congratulations to the winners, who have been notified by email.

MORE OF THIS WEEK’S NIPPERTOWN TICKET GIVEAWAYS:
Win FREE Tickets to the There Goes the Neighborhood Film Festival @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media on Sunday
Win FREE Tickets to Consider the Source at the Madison Theater on Saturday
Win FREE Tickets to Trio Da Kali @ Sanctuary for Independent Media on Wednesday

Win FREE Tickets to Trio Da Kali @ Sanctuary for Independent Media on Wednesday

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Taking the stage at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy at 7pm on Wednesday (November 9) will be Trio Da Kali, the African threesome carrying on the continuing vitality and legacy of the Mandé griot culture of southern Mali. They represent the next generation of the centuries-old tradition of specialist hereditary musical artisans, story-tellers, regalers of the news and custodians of history.

The trio is led by Mali’s foremost player of the 22-key balafon, Lassana Diabaté. The sublimely soulful voice of the trio belongs to Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, daughter of Malian musical giant Kassé Mady Diabaté. And the deep funky tones of Africa’s oldest string instrument, the bass ngoni, are skillfully pumped out by Mamadou Kouyaté, the son of internationally renowned maestro Bassekou Kouyaté.

Tickets for the concert are $20, available in advance online as well at the door.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Wednesday (November 9), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Wednesday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck!
Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

MORE OF THIS WEEK’S NIPPERTOWN TICKET GIVEAWAYS:
Win FREE Tickets to Consider the Source at the Madison Theater on Saturday
Win FREE Tickets to A.J. Croce @ Troy Music Hall on Thursday
Win FREE Tickets to Jane Bunnett & Maqueque @ Sanctuary for Independent Media on Monday

Win FREE Tickets to Jane Bunnett & Maqueque @ Sanctuary for Independent Media on Monday

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Afro-Cuban music sensations Jane Bunnett & Maqueque will be making a tour-stop at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy at 7pm on Monday (November 7).

Canadian jazz saxophonist-flutist-bandleader Bunnett and her band of five extraordinary young Cuban women will blow into town in support of their sophomore album, Oddara, released last month. The band’s 2014 self-titled debut CD was awarded the Juno Award for Best Group Jazz Album of the Year.

Maqueque’s fresh, inventive, no-compromise music earned the group a standing ovation at the Kennedy Center, a rare encore at the Chicago Jazz Festival, and four sold-out nights at Chicago’s legendary Jazz Showcase.

Now they’re coming to Troy for a pre-Election Day jolt of feel-good music. Tickets are available in advance online, as well as at the door for $15.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Monday (November 7), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Monday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck!
Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email…

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Win FREE Tickets to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Troy Music Hall on Thursday

Win FREE Tickets to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Troy Music Hall on Thursday

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Let’s swing, Daddio!

Yes, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – the kingpins of the neo-swing scene – are headed back to town for a rollickin’ concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday (November 3).

You know this is gonna be a good time… Tickets are on sale now, priced at $29 & $37.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Thursday (November 3), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

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Win FREE Tickets to Jane Bunnett & Maqueque @ Sanctuary for Independent Media on Monday

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