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Song o’ the Day

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The Sheepdogs – who play at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Thursday (May 5) – sing Neil Young’s “Ohio.” Today (Wednesday, May 4) marks the 46th anniversary of the killing of four unarmed college students at Kent State University by members of the Ohio National Guard…

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Song of the Week: Small Town Glow’s “Devil Yellow Sun”

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

“Devil Yellow Sun” is the debut music video and the title track of the upcoming EP from Small Town Glow, the new project of former Gusto bandleader Josh Robin. The official release date for the EP is Monday, April 11. Stay tuned…

Song o’ the Week: Lucky Jukebox Brigade’s “Little Fangs”

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

“Little Fangs” the opening track of Lucky Jukebox Brigade’s new five-song EP, Savage Fantastic

Song of the Week: Free Cake for Every Creature’s “For You”

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Led by Katie Bennett, Free Cake for Every Creature is stirring up plenty of buzz for their upcoming new album, Talking Quietly of Anything with You, even though the release date is more than two months away – April 15, to be exact, on the Double Double Whammy label.

Vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and Skidmore College alum Bennett started FCFEC in Saratoga Springs, but she’s since relocated to Philadelphia, where their new video for “For You” was filmed. The band – which also features guitarist-vocalist Colin Manjoney, drummer Francis Lyons and bassist Ian Stewart – returned upstate to record their upcoming album with producer Chris Daly at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz.

Their “For You” video was posted on NPR’s website on Wednesday (February 3), with Lars Gotrich declaring, “If your twee-dar’s going off, it’s because Free Cake for Every Creature’s song ‘For You’ is as cute as a one-inch button pinned to a thrift-store jacket. The VHS-quality video is equally adorable, shot on the streets of Philly on a budget befitting the back half of MTV’s ‘120 Minutes,’ replete with floating doughnuts and questionably successful high kicks.”

And at Stereogum, Collin Robinson wrote, “Free Cake For Every Creature make effortless, impassive indie pop that still finds its way to your gut through its easy relatability and into your brain due to some catchy melodies and phrases. The video is a low-key chill session between friends shot in lo-def… It looks like it was a lot of fun to make, and it will make you crave a donut or two.”

Song o’ the Week: Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets’ “Christmas at the Airport”

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

from “Conan,” Tuesday, December 8…

Song o’ the Week: Big Grams’ “Fell in the Sun”

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Here’s another one from Big Grams – the collaboration between Big Boi and Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter. Mighty psychedelic…

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

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

At Nippertown.com, 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.

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