Archive for the ‘Offbeat’ Category

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

It's the weekend!

Congrats for making it through yet another week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some of that rapidly fading summer 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 offerings around town without a dedicated and devoted 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:


Michael Seinberg
Stanley Johnson
Jim “JT” Gilbert
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Andrew Gregory
Larry Murray
Richard Brody
Gayle Miller
Bender Melon

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.

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
MASS MoCA, North Adams
Step Up Presents, Albany
The Music Haven, Schenectady
Rest Fest @ CAC Woodside, Troy
The Palace Theatre, Albany
Club Helsinki, Hudson
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
City of Albany Office of Special Events, Albany
The Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
The Times Union Center, Albany
Altamont Fair, Altamont
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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Parade o’ Shoes: Derek Rogers of Titanics

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

SHOES: Derek Rogers of Titanics

Photograph by Andrew Gregory

Derek Rogers @ Rest Fest, Troy, 8/16/14

On Day Two of the Restoration Festival (aka RestFest, Restoration Funstival) at CAC Woodside in Troy, Titanics turned in a mid-afternoon set made up largely of new material with other favorites sprinkled in. A component of guitarist Derek Rogers warm yet glassy tone may have been revealed…

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, August 15th, 2014

It's the weekend!

Congrats for making it through yet another week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some of that rapidly fading summer 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 offerings around town without a dedicated and devoted 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:


Fred Rudofsky
Matt Mac Haffie
M.R. Poulopoulos
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Martin Benjamin
Kirsten Ferguson
Stanley Johnson
Larry Murray
Rudy Lu
J Hunter
Albert Brooks
Joel Reed
Don Wilcock
Wanda Callagy
Corey Aldrich
Gail M. Burns
Richard Brody
Timothy Reidy

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.

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:

Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs
MASS MoCA, North Adams
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
River Street Pub, Troy
Office of Special Events, Albany
Shakespeare & Co., Lenox
The Daily Grind, Troy
Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield
The Times Union Center, Albany
The Theater Barn, New Lebanon
New York State Office of General Services, Albany
Downtown Troy BID, Troy
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Parade o’ Shoes: Keith Streng of the Split Squad

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Parade of Shoes: Keith Streng

One of the best dressed men in garage-rock history…

The man who always matches his shoes to his shirt…

And now a two-time Parade o’ Shoes honoree…

Keith Streng of the Fleshtones, playing with the Split Squad at the River Street Pub, Troy, 8/3/14

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Signs o’ the City: Where’s Nipper?

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Nipper

Photograph by M.R. Poulopoulos

“I found Nipper and his Gramophone on South Congress Street mural in Austin, Texas, at an electronics repair shop just past the hip strip…”

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, August 8th, 2014

It's the weekend!

Congrats for making it through yet another week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some of that summer 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 offerings around town without a dedicated and devoted 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
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Kirsten Ferguson
Stanley Johnson
Larry Murray
Rudy Lu
Wanda Callagy
Gail M. Burns
B. Patrik

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.

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:

Proctors, Schenectady
Office of Special Events, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Step Up Presents, Albany
Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
Riverlink Concerts, Amsterdam
Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown
The Times Union Center, Albany
Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

“All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun…”

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Sheryl Crow

Yup, that’s Sheryl Crow goin’ for a spin at Hoffman’s Playland over the weekend, prior to her Sunday night gig at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

She Tweeted the photo with the caption: “@HoffmanPlayland – it’s true & we had a blast… until I almost threw up on the tilt-a-whirl! Thanks for a fun day!”

And just as a friendly reminder: After 62 years of fun in the sun, Hoffman’s Playland will be closing for good on Sunday, September 14. There’s still time for one last visit…

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, August 1st, 2014

It's the Weekend!

Yes, July is over and we’re headed into the home stretch of summer…

Congrats for making it through yet another week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some of that summer fun. But before we head out for the big first weekend of August, 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 offerings around town without a dedicated and devoted 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:

Ross Marvin
Don Wilcock
Thomas Dimopoulos
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Kirsten Ferguson
Fred Rudofsky
Stanley Johnson
Larry Murray
Joel Reed
Bokonon
J Hunter
Rudy Lu
Gail M. Burns
Richard Brody
Jon Flanders
Joe Putrock
Al Goldberg

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 – tix, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

Step Up Presents, Albany
The Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park

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:

MASS MoCA, North Adams
The Egg, Albany
Music Haven, Schenectady
Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
The Low Beat, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Riverlink Concerts, Amsterdam
Club Helsinki, Hudson
The Green River Festival, Greenfield
The Van Dyck, Schenectady
Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield
Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown
The Theater Barn, New Lenanon
Pythagoras Theatre Works, West Stockbridge
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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