Archive for the ‘Song of the Week’ Category

Song o’ the Week: The Stray Birds’ “Best Medicine”

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Saturday (April 18) is Record Store Day, and we couldn’t think of a better song to help us celebrate than the Stray Birds’ “Best Medicine,” the title track of their latest album on Yep Roc Records.

The Lancaster, Pennsylvania folk/Americana trio of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists – Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven and Charlie Muench – was inspired to write the song by a visit to The Re-Collector on Jay Street in Schenectady, one of Nippertown’s classic record stores. So when it came time for the trio to make a video for the song, where did they go? That’s right, back to The Re-Collector where they turned the shop’s proprietor, Kurt Hellijas, into a music video star.

“You never know the gold you can find out there / ‘Til you put the needle down and do some digging in the air … if the body is a temple, the soul is a bell/ And that’s why music is the best medicine I sell.”

NOTE: The Stray Birds are headed back to Nippertown for a concert at The Egg’s Hart Theatre in Albany at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 30, when they’ll be sharing the stage with the Wailin’ Jennys. Tickets are currently on sale, priced at $36.25 & $46.25.

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Song o’ the Week: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys’ “The Wind Blows Cold”

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Last week, Local 518 bluegrass faves Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys headed down to Nashville to make their national television debut on PBS-TV’s “Music City Roots,” where they played five songs in front of a live audience. GO HERE to stream the entire concert…

And at 8pm on Friday (March 27), Gaudet & the Railroad Boys will be joined by fab fiddler Sara Milonovich as they step back into the Nippertown spotlight, sharing the bill with Oregon’s Foghorn Stringband at WAMC-FM’s The Linda. Tickets are $18.

Song o’ the Week: Mister F’s “Answer the Dog”

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Nippertown’s Mister F are currently out on the road for a March tour of the midwest – they’re somewhere in Michigan right now – but before they left town, they left us with this new video for “Answer the Dog,” in which they’re joined by special guest saxman Matty Carl of the Nyack-based band ShwizZ. The track is from Mister F’s upcoming EP, The Snow Day Sessions.

And don’t worry, Mister F will be back in town in time for their Saturday, April 4 show with Kung Fu and Twiddle at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park.

For Your Grammy Hangover Viewing Pleasure…

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Jack Grace delivers “Kayne West (I Hear That You’re the Best),” his musical commentary on the state of the music industry and celebrity culture. The song is the first single from Grace’s upcoming album, Everything I Say Is a Lie, produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel and slated for release this spring…

Song o’ the Week: Anthony Fallacaro’s “I Know You Know”

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Anthony Fallacaro’s new single, “I Know You Know”…

CAROLING: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix’s “Santa Loves to Boogie”

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

‘Tis the season…

The snow-covered landscape…
The crackling fireplace…
(or the Yule Log loop on the flatscreen TV)…
The Christmas music in the air…

But you’re probably going to want to skip the shopping mall holiday muzak and instead indulge in some of Nippertown’s Noel carols…

Song o’ the Week: Stellar Young’s “Nomad”

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Stellar Young’s “Nomad” is the first single from the band’s new album, Vessels, which is slated for release on Tuesday (December 18).

And Stellar Young will have two reasons to party-down on Wednesday, December 31. Not only is it New Year’s Eve, but it’s also the official CD release party for Vessels. The double-barreled WEQX-FM bash takes place at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany at 8pm with Northern Faces and the Slaughterhouse Chorus joining in the festivities. Tickets are $10.27.

Song o’ the Week: MaryLeigh Roohan’s “Oh Brother”

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Oh Brother- MaryLeigh Roohan from Lindsey Copeland on Vimeo.

Yes, it’s a video for MaryLeigh Roohan’s brand new single, “Oh Brother,” which is now available on major download and streaming sites….

And you can catch Roohan in concert at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, opening for Chris Pureka at 7pm on Friday, December 19. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.

Roohan will also be playing hometown New Year’s Eve shows at Adirondack Trust Bank in Saratoga Springs at 7, 9 & 11pm on Wednesday, December 31, as part of First Night Saratoga. Tickets are $15 for First Night Saratoga.

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