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Win FREE Tickets to Comedy Centre on Friday

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Lookin’ for laughs? Check out the Comedy Centre at the Centre Street Pub in Schenectady on Friday night (April 29).

The evening of stand-up comedy kicks off at 7:30pm and features headliner Billy Procida (from The Manwhore Podcast) along with Alison Klemp (host of the Naked Comedy Show), Ethan Ullman (Howard Stern Show), Nick Yost (High Mud Comedy Fest) and special guest Joe Greene.

Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to 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 (April 28), 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 Fatoumata Diawara @ Sanctuary for Independent Media on Friday

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Win FREE Tickets to Fatoumata Diawara @ Sanctuary for Independent Media on Friday

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Captivating Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara is bringing her infectious Afro-pop sound to the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy at 8pm on Friday (April 29), the Sanctuary continues its season-long tenth anniversary celebration. An unforgettable live performer who brings the music to fever pitch before exploding into the Malian didadi dance, Fatou sings of love, politics and empowerment.

Songlines: “Just when you thought Mali couldn’t possibly produce any more extraordinary new musical stars, here’s another.”

The Guardian: “Confidence, charm, and a cool, clear voice… impressive…”

The London Telegraph: “The most beguiling talent to hit the world music scene in some time…”

Uncut: “This charismatic, statuesque 28-year-old former actress from Mali looks likely to be the next breakout star from African music…these are strong, simple songs with emotions that transcend language.”

Tickets for Friday’s concert are $25, and are available in advance or at the door.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to 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 (April 28), 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.

The Name Game: Country Singers

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

OK, maybe you remember Jessi Colter’s big 1975 hit song “I’m Not Lisa.” Of course, she wasn’t Lisa, but her name wasn’t really Jessi, either. Do you know Jessi Colter’s real name?

The Palace Theatre is hosting the Next Women of Country Tour 2016 at 8pm on Friday (April 22) featuring Jennifer Nettles and Brandy Clark with Lindsay Ell and Tara Thompson. And, yes, those are all their real names. But it wasn’t all that long ago that it was a common practice for country music singers to adopt a stage name.

Can you match the country music stars with their birth names?

1. Donna Fargo             A. Roberta Streeter
2. Patsy Cline             B. Virginia Pugh 
3. Faith Hill              C. Sarah Colley  
4. Shania Twain            D. Christina Ciminella  
5. Wynonna Judd            E. Jeanne Stephenson
6. Kitty Wells             F. Yvonne Vaughan 
7. Tammy Wynette           G. Audrey Perry
8. Crystal Gayle           H. Ellen Deason
9. Skeeter Davis           I. Dorothy Marsh
10. Bobby Gentry           J. Brenda Webb
11. Minnie Pearl           K. Virginia Hensley
12. Dottie West            L. Eileen Edwards
13. Jeannie C. Riley       M. Mary Penick
14. Jessi Colter           N. Miriam Johnson

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Win FREE Tickets to See DJ Douggpound & Friends @ the Madison Theater

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

DJ Douggpound is taking his internet comedy series, “Pound House,” on tour, and they’re making a stop at the Madison Theater in Albany on Friday night (April 15). Doug is a comedian, film editor, writer and musician whose work has been featured on shows like “The Eric Andre Show,” “Portlandia” and “Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show.” Doug has completed multiple world tours in which he opened for Tim & Eric and Dr. Brule (John C. Reilly). DJ Douggpound can also currently be seen in the leading role of the internet series “Pound House” and the Adult Swim pilot “The Poundhole,” which was chosen as one of the Sundance Film Festival’s official short film selections for 2016. Doug also hosts The Poundcast, a popular weekly podcast with notable guests such as Natasha Leggero and Rick Springfield.

DJ Douggpound will be joined by Brent Weinbach, whose stand-up comedy is weird and stupid and visual and post-modern and random and other stuff. And, yes, he’s a recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which is given out annually to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy. Also on the bill on Friday will be special guests Dre Cerbin and Chris Barnes. Your host for the evening will be Ethan Ullman.

The performance takes place at 8pm on Friday (April 15), and tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to 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 (April 15), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck! UPDATE: This contest is now officially closed. Congrats to the winner, who has been notified by email…

Win FREE Tickets to the Roots Music Fest @ The Linda on Saturday

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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WAMC-FM’s The Linda hosts the seventh annual Roots Music Festival at 8pm on Saturday (April 2) with Ryan Montbleau headlining the bash in support of his new solo acoustic live album, Stages: Volume III.

Other performers sharing the stage throughout the evening include James Edmund’s Heavenly Echoes, Ira Wolf, Dan Perrillo’s Useless Cans and host band the Red Haired Strangers. The fest will be emceed by multi-talented man-about-town Michael Eck.

Admission is $15, and as usual, all proceeds from the fest will benefit local children’s charities.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to 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 (April 1), and the winners 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.

Win FREE Tickets to Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media on Saturday

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Happy 10th anniversary to Troy’s Sanctuary for Independent Media!

And in celebration of the birthday, the Sanctuary is hosting a big concert by the African protest songsmith and anti-apartheid legend Thomas Mapfumo and his band the Blacks Unlimited at 8pm on Saturday (April 2).

With his fierce, gruff baritone, Thomas Mapfumo has been the musical voice of protest in Zimbabwe and all of southern Africa for nearly half a century. Easily the most famous singer in his native country, Mapfumo lives in exile from the regime of Robert Mugabe, and his music is banned at home.

Tickets to the all-ages celebration in Troy are currently available for $20.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to 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 (April 1), and the winners 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.

Win FREE Tickets to See Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday

Monday, March 21st, 2016

The New Yorker describes Toshi Reagon as “fierce and uncompromising…a shower of retro funk, urban blues, and folk…to hear her is to believe.”

On Thursday evening (March 24) at 7:30pm, Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovley step into the spotlight at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and, yes, they’ll have you believing.

Reagon has graced the prestigious stages of Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera House and Madison Square Garden, you can just as comfortable at a music festival, a local club or an intimate concert venue like the Music Hall. She has collaborated with the likes oif Lenny Kravitz, Lizz Wright, Ani DiFranco, Carl Hancock Rux, Nona Hendryx, Pete Seeger, Chocolate Genius and many other amazing artists, including her favorite collaborator and founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock, her mom, Bernice Johnson Reagon.

In recent years, the versatile singer-songwriter and charismatic performer has graced the Greater Nippertown stages of the Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center and Jacob’s Pillow.

Now she’s bringing her band to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall for what promises to be a glorious evening of powerful, inspiring music. Tickets are currently on sale for Thursday’s concert, priced at $34; $20 students.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to 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 (March 23), and the winners will be selected at random and notified on Wednesday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck! Congratualations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to the Mad Laughs Comedy Show on Saturday

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

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In need of a snicker? A chuckle? Perhaps even a guffaw?

Sure you are. And Albany’s Madison Theater has got laughs for you. Mad Laughs

Host Rosario Scanio welcomes you for an evening of homegrown comedy that’s sure to tickle your funnybone at 8pm on Saturday (March 19). The improv comedy troupe Sorry Not Sorry opens the show that also features stand-up from Lauren Turczak, Kat Broadus, Jon Tenace and headliner Bryan Burgess.

Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to 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 (March 18), and the winners 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.

THIS WEEK’S ADDITIONAL TICKET GIVEAWAY:
Win Free Tickets to See The Weight in Concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Friday

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