Archive for the ‘Offbeat’ Category

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, March 27th, 2015

It's The Weekend!

Kudos to you for making it through another work week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some fun. But before we head out for the weekend, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Gene Sennes
Don Wilcock
Stanley A. Johnson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Martin Benjamin
David Brickman
Timothy Reidy
Larry Murray
Albert Brooks

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy
Adirondack Artists Guild, Saranac Lake
Peck’s Arcade, Troy

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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It’s the Weekend!

Friday, March 20th, 2015

It's the weekend!

Kudos to you for making it through another work week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some first-weekend-of-spring fun. But before we head out for the weekend, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

J Hunter
Rudy Lu
Ed Conway
Brett Williams
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Timothy Raab
Timothy Reidy
Larry Murray

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
The College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany
MASS MoCA, North Adams
Upstate Artists Guild, Albany
BSP Lounge, Kingston
Madison Theatre, Albany
Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
Step Up Presents, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Yeah, baby!

Kudos to you for making it through another work week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some St. Patrick’s Day weekend fun. But before we head out for the weekend, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Ed Conway
Ross Marvin
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Stanley Johnson
Rudy Lu
Timothy Reidy
Larry Murray

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
The Egg, Albany
The Van Dyck, Schenectady
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany
River Street Pub, Troy
WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany
Frequently Asked Questions Circus Collective, Montreal

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, February 27th, 2015

What's for breakfast?

Big congrats for making it through another frigid week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some weekend fun. Don’t let the cold stop you. But before we head out for the weekend, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Don Wilcock
Timothy Reidy
Larry Murray
Fred Rudofsky
Kirsten Ferguson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Thomas Dimopoulos
Joel Patterson
Rudy Lu
J Hunter

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Low Beat, Albany
Club Helsinki, Hudson
Cafe NOLA, Schenectady
Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy
Vapor, Saratoga Springs
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, February 13th, 2015
Shelby as Julie Christie

Shelby does her very best Julie Christie impersonation.

Big congrats for making it through the week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some weekend fun. Don’t let the cold stop you. But before we head out for the weekend, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Timothy Reidy
Larry Murray
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Fred Rudofsky
J Hunter
Gail M. Burns
Jason Spiro

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

Proctors, Schenectady

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

The Egg, Albany
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
Step Up Presents, Albany
Club Helsinki, Hudson
The Low Beat, Albany
Vapor, Saratoga Springs
Parish Public House, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

It's the weekend!

Big congrats for making it through the week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some weekend fun. But before we head out for the weekend, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Timothy Reidy
Don Wilcock
Larry Murray
Kirsten Ferguson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
David Brickman
J Hunter
Wanda Callagy

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

The Low Beat, Albany
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
WEXT-FM, North Greenbush
The Linda, Albany
Columbia Arts Team, Hudson
Proctors, Schenectady

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

The Egg, Albany
Step Up Presents, Albany
The College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Parade of Shoes: Bruce Katz

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Parade of Shoes: Bruce Katz

Photograph by Wanda Callagy

Blues keyboardist Bruce Katz recently celebrated the release of his new album, Homecoming, with a bash at Club Helsinki in Hudson. At 8pm on Thursday (February 5), Katz – who is nominated for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Award at the upcoming Blues Music Awards in Memphis – returns to Club Helsinki to help lead the Pro Jam 9, where he’ll be joined by other Hudson Valley blues stalwarts including Slam Allem, Petey Hop, Rick Knapp, Sonny Rock and a cavalcade of special guests.

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, January 30th, 2015
You need some dog spit. That's what you need.

You need some dog spit. That’s what you need.

Big congrats for making it through the week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some Super Bowl weekend fun. But before we head out for the weekend, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:


Don Wilcock
Timothy Reidy
Rudy Lu
Larry Murray
Sebastien Barre
Stanley Johnson

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

The Ale House/The Hangar, Troy

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

The Low Beat, Albany
The Falcon, Marlboro
Parish Public House, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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