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Win FREE Tickets to Robbie Fulks & Redd Volkaert @ the Ale House

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Alt-country kingpin Robbie Fulks is headed into the Ale House in Troy, and he’s bringing guitar master Redd Volkaert with him. The dynamic duo is slated to hit the stage at 7pm on Sunday (July 19).

As The New York Times declared, “Fulks is a gifted guitarist, a soulful singer with an expressive honky-tonk tenor, and a natural performer. But what really sets him apart is his songwriting, which is one part artful country, one part artful send-up of country and one part a little of everything else… It’s sort of country meets David Lynch.”

Tina Fey, who took ukulele lessons from Fulks, calls him simply “an alt-country genius.”

Fulks will be performing as a duo with Redd Volkaert, who succeeded Roy Nichols in Merle Haggard’s backing band. One of the country’s top Telecaster guitarslingers, Volkaert earned a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental.

Tickets for the Robbie Fulks/Redd Volkaert show at the Ale House are on sale now, priced at $20.

BUT WAIT… there’s more. 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. Deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (July 17). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck!

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Win FREE Tickets to Mike Doughty on Saturday!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Mike Doughty – singer, songwriter and former frontman for Soul Coughing – has made Nippertown something of a second home, playing numerous Local 518 concerts in recent years at venues that range from The Linda to Revolution Hall to the Newberry Music Hall, as well as headlining Troy’s River Street Festival, LarkFest, Albany’s Tulip Festival and Local Legends Live at the Empire State Plaza.

And in support of his latest album, Stellar Motel, Doughty will be returning to Greater Nippertown again on Saturday (July 11) as part of the second annual Summer Music Series at Unity Hall in Fort Plain. The concert is presented by the non-profit Mohawk Valley Collective, which is dedicated to the restoration of historic architectural gems – including Unity Hall and the former West Hill School in Canajoharie.

Opening Saturday’s concert at 6pm will be Ross Cashiola of the Texas band Hotel Brotherhood. Tickets for the fundraising concert are $7.50 in advance; $10 at the door.

BUT WAIT… there’s more. 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. Deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (July 10). The winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! This giveaway has ended.

Win FREE Tickets to Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

PRETTY MUCH THE BEST COMEDY SHOW
Featuring Kevin McCaffrey
Saturday (June 27), 8pm
Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady

Kevin McCaffrey made his network TV debut on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in November, 2013 and was hired to write and warm-up for the show for the remainder of its run. He currently appears every week on “truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest” and has appeared on VH1’s “I Love the 2000’s” series and History Channel’s “I Love the 1880’s.” In addition to Letterman, Kevin has also written for VH1, National Lampoon, Fuse TV and various celebrity awards shows.

Now catch him live in action at Proctors on Saturday night (June 27). Tickets are $15.

BUT WAIT… there’s more. 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. Deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (June 26). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to the Josh Berwanger Band @ the Low Beat on Friday

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Wanna rock, but you’re low on dough? Just comment below…

Kansas singer-guitarist Josh Berwanger – formerly of indie rockers the Anniversary and the Only Children – brings the Josh Berwanger Band to the Low Beat on Friday night (June 5). Adam & the Conglomerates open the show at 8pm.

We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to some 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. Deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (June 5). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! This contest has ended.

Win FREE Tickets to Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors on Saturday

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

PRETTY MUCH THE BEST COMEDY SHOW
Featuring Brooke Van Poppelen
Saturday (May 29), 8pm
Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady

Brooke Van Poppelen is a New York City-based comedian, actress and writer, who has been seen on “@Midnight,” “John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” IFC’s “Comedy Drop” and currently hosts “Hack My Life” on truTV. She has also been a writer and producer for MTV’s “Girl Code” and recently debuted her own web series, “Seeing Other People,” to much critical acclaim.

Now catch her live in action at Proctors on Saturday night (May 29). Tickets are $15.

BUT WAIT… there’s more. We’re giving away a four pairs of FREE TICKETS for the show to some lucky Nippertown readers, and you just might be one of them! 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. Deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (May 29). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who have been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to the Daniel Kelly Trio @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media on Saturday

Monday, May 4th, 2015
Daniel Kelly by the Seeing Eye Collective

Daniel Kelly by the Seeing Eye Collective

Jazz pianist Daniel Kelly and his band will take the stage at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy for a concert at 7pm on Saturday (May 9).

But this promises to be something other than a typical jazz concert.

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Win FREE Tickets to William Tyler @ the Low Beat on Monday

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Some of you may know him as a member of Lambchop. Others may know him as a member of Silver Jews. But singer-songwriter-guitarist extraordinaire and Nashville native William Tyler is also an acclaimed solo recording artist, and he’ll be rolling into town for a show at the Low Beat in Albany on Monday night (May 4) in support of his latest album, Impossible Truth.

Opening the show at 7:30pm will be Century Plants and Andrew Joseph Weaver. Tickets are available for $10 in advance.

BUT WAIT… there’s more. We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the concert to some 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. Deadline to enter is 12noon on Monday (May 4). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Monday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors on Saturday

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

PRETTY MUCH THE BEST COMEDY SHOW
Featuring Eli Braden
Saturday (May 2), 8pm
Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady

If you like Weird Al Yankovic, Flight of the Conchords and Tenacious D, you’ll love comedy musician Eli Braden. He’s written hundreds of parody songs for “The Howard Stern Show,” where his songs have been featured nearly every show. He’s worked directly with Joan Rivers and Jimmy Kimmel. And if you’re not following his twitter account (@EliBraden), you’re missing out on lots of laughs.

Now catch him live in action at Proctors on Saturday night (May 2). Tickets are $15.

BUT WAIT… there’s more. We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the concert to some 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. Deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (May 1). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winners, who have been notified by email.

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