Archive for the ‘Song of the Week’ Category

Song o’ the Week: Loudon Wainwright III’s “Man & Dog”

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

At, we’re crazy about dog videos, of course. And we also love veteran singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, who brings his new one-man show, “Surviving Twin,” to The Egg’s Swyer Theatre at 8pm on Friday (October 2). Tickets are $34.


Song o’ the Week: “Half a Boy and Half a Man” by Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

If you caught Nick Lowe’s fab Quality Holiday Revue in concert at The Egg last year, you’re definitely gonna wanna check this out – Nick Lowe’s classic Cajun stomper “Half a Boy and Half a Man” with those Nashville twang-soaked masked marauders Los Straitjackets, led by guitarslinger and Rensselaer native Eddie Angel.

Well, it turns out that they had such a good time together on last year’s tour that they’re gonna do it again this holiday season. Sadly, they won’t be returning to Greater Nippertown on this go-round; it looks like the closest they’ll getting to us is the Visulite Theater in Charlotte, Virginia on Thursday, December 3.

The good news, however, is that they recorded the Boston stop on last year’s tour, and Yep Roc Records is scheduled to release Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets’ The Quality Holiday Revue Live album on Black Friday, November 27.

And don’t forget – before he hits the road on the Quality Holiday Tour, Lowe is scheduled for a solo concert at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Wednesday, October 7. Josh Rouse opens the show, and tickets are still available, priced at $45 & $65.

Song o’ the Week: Steve Earle’s “This City”

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

10 YEARS LATER: Remembering the resilience of the people of New Orleans in the face of Katrina…

Song o’ the Week: Bear Grass’ “Snake in the Grass”

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Led by Katie Hammon, Bear Grass plays the UpBeat On the Roof concert at Skidmore College’s Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Friday (August 21). Admission is free…

Music Video o’ the Week: Kalle Mattson’s “Avalanche”

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Pretty good song, too…

Song o’ the Week: “The Wikisinger”

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

WOW! A great video from the folks at Touché Videoproduktion, as Joachim Müllner (of the Paris-based band In the Canopy) explores the wide-ranging acoustic properties of 15 different locations – all in one a cappella song…

Song o’ the Week: Steep Canyon Rangers’ “Radio”

Monday, July 13th, 2015

“Radio” is the title track from the Steep Canyon Rangers’ upcoming album produced by Jerry Douglas. The album is slated for release on August 28 on Rounder Records, but you don’t have to wait til then to hear the band (and maybe some of the new songs). Steep Canyon Rangers will playing at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival at Walsh Farm in Oak Hill this weekend. The fest runs from Thursday-Sunday (July 16-19), and SCR will be featured on the main stage in the headline slot at 10pm on Saturday. GO HERE for more info on the fest…

Song o’ the Week: Kevin Morby’s “Parade”

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Recognize anyone you know in Kevin Morby’s new music video, “Parade”?

Yes, that’s Nippertown’s own Meg Duffy, making her first appearance at around the 40 second mark. Best known as the sonic architect for Hand Habits, Duffy is currently on a month-long European tour with Morby (of the Babies and formerly with Woods).

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