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Win FREE Tickets to Walter Salas-Humara @ the Low Beat on Saturday

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Singer-songwriter Walter Salas-Humara returns to the Low Beat on Saturday (April 25) in support of his latest album, Curve and Shake. He’s been a regular on Nippertown stages with his rip-snortin’ band, the Silos, since the days of QE2, and his work with that band alone is enough to make this a must-see concert. (Following the release of the Silos’ sophomore album Cuba in 1987, they were voted Best New American Band in the Rolling Stone Critics Poll.)

But along the way, Salas-Humara has also been a member of the Setters (also featuring Alejandro Escovedo and Michael Hall), Woozy (with songwriter Dave Bassett) and I’m Not Jim (a collaboration with acclaimed novelist Jonathan Lethem). And he’s released three top-grade solo albums, too.

The Canjo 10s are slated to open the show at the Low Beat 8pm on Saturday. Advance tickets are available for $10.

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 (April 24). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

MORE OF THIS WEEK’S TICKET GIVEAWAYS:
Win FREE Tickets to Landlady @ the Low Beat on Thursday
Win FREE Tickets to Pete Francis @ the Low Beat on Friday

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Win FREE Tickets to Pete Francis @ the Low Beat on Friday

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Pete Francis – of Dispatch and formerly of Hermit Thrush and Woodriver Bandits – roars into the Low Beat in Albany on Friday night. The Funky Dawgz Brass Band is slated to open the show at 8pm. Tickets are available in advance for $13.

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 (April 24). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

MORE OF THIS WEEK’S TICKET GIVEAWAYS:
Win FREE Tickets to Landlady @ the Low Beat on Thursday

Win FREE Tickets to Landlady @ the Low Beat on Thursday

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Led by keyboardist-vocalist Adam Schatz of Man Man, the Brooklyn-based band Landlady lands at the Low Beat in Albany at 8pm on Thursday (April 23) in support of their latest album, Upright Behavior.

In addition to Schatz, the band features drummer-vocalist-guitarist Ian Chang (of Son Lux), guitarist-vocalist Will Graefe (of Star Rover, Jesse Harris’ band), bassist-vocalist Ian Davis (of Relatives) and drummer Booker Stardrum (of Cloud Becomes Your Hand, People Get Ready).

Homegrown Local 518 indie rockers Dearest Vendetta open the show.

Advance tickets are $10.

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 Thursday (April 23). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to Hamell On Trial & Bloodshot Bill @ the Low Beat on Thursday

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Hamell On Trial

Photograph by Al Goldberg

Late-breaking ticket giveaway!

Two of the most explosive solo performers that you’re likely to see – Hamell On Trial and Bloodshot Bill – are teaming up for a dynamite double-bill at the Low Beat in Albany at 8pm on Thursday (April 9). Tickets are $10.

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 Thursday (April 9). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Good luck!Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

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Win FREE Tickets to Tal National @ Sanctuary for Independent Media on Sunday

Monday, April 6th, 2015

By the time African band Tal National reached international acclaim with their 2013 album Kaani, the band’s first release outside of Niger, they had spent more than a decade crisscrossing their native country, usually on dirt pathways through the Sahara, playing epic five-hour sets, seven days a week, selling their CDs on street corners.

In the process, they became Niger’s most popular band, with songs constantly blasted on national TV and cell phones everywhere. Following the release of Kaani, western audiences and critics quickly embraced the band’s singular and finely-honed sound. National Public Radio was hit by “the band’s tightness and fiery energy”; The Guardian praised “their full-tilt approach and hypnotic intensity”; and Songlines wrote of “a rich, hybrid sound that draws on familiar West African elements to create something rewardingly fresh and different.”

Now Tal National is slated to release the dazzling follow-up album Zoy Zoy on Monday, April 13. But Nippertown fans can get a jump on the band’s newest, intoxicating sound when Tal National makes a tour stop at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy at 7pm on Sunday (April 12). Tickets are $10.

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 (April 10). 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 Roots Music Festival @ The Linda on Saturday

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The sixth annual Roots Music Festival takes over WAMC-FM’s The Linda on Saturday (April 4) with the Americana band Yarn headlining the bash. Led by Schenectady native Blake Christiana, the Brooklyn-based band rolls into town in support of their new album, Almost Home.

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Win FREE Tickets to the Capital Region Guitar Show

Monday, March 30th, 2015

The Capital Region Guitar Show

Pick…
Pluck…
Strum…

It’s a surefire sign of spring: The annual Capital Region Guitar Show is slated for Friday & Saturday (April 3 & 4) at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Saratoga Springs.

Saratoga Guitar & Music Center is bringing together music dealers from all over the Northeast who will be on hand to buy, sell, trade and appraise your musical equipment. Because, well, you know, you can never have too many guitars, right?

If you bring along a guitar or amplifier to the show, you’ll receive a $2 discount off the $7 admission charge. You’ll get the same discount if you bring along a minimum of two canned goods for the local food bank. And kids 10 & under are free accompanied by an adult.

THE CAPITAL REGION GUITAR SHOW
5-9pm on Friday (April 3)
10am-5pm on Saturday (April 4)
Knights of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Rd. Saratoga Springs

BUT WAIT… there’s more. We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the Guitar 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 Thursday (April 2). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to the Gibson Brothers @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Friday

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Clayton Campbell, Eric Gibson and Leigh Gibson

The Gibson Brothers

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Charlie & Bill Monroe…
Carter & Ralph Stanley…
Bobby & Sonny Osborne…
Charlie & Ira Louvin…
Phil & Don Everly…

In bluegrass and country music, there’s a long legacy of classic sibling harmony singing, and Leigh and Eric Gibson are not only part of that tradition, but they’re also paying tribute to it with their brand new album Brotherhood. Of course, those tightly knit two-part harmonies are nothing new for the Gibson Brothers, who have racked up a dozen albums and two prestigious Entertainers of the Year honors from the International Bluegrass Music Association over the course of their music career.

In support of Brotherhood, the Gibson Brothers are headed down from the North Country and stepping into the spotlight at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 8pm on Friday night (March 27). Tickets to the concert are $25 & $30.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show. To enter, 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 12noon on Friday (March 27), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

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