Archive for the ‘Offbeat’ Category

PARADE O’ SHOES: Jenny Scheinman of Boom Tic Boom

Friday, May 6th, 2016


Photograph by Rudy Lu

Jenny Scheinman @ the Falcon, Marlboro, 8/12/15

Versatile violinist Jenny Scheinman joins her bandmates in Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom in concert at MASS MoCA’s Club B-10 in North Adams at 8pm on Saturday (May 7) in support of their new album, Otis Was a Polar Bear. Tickets are $16 in advance; $22 at the door; $28 preferred; $10 students.


It’s the Weekend!

Friday, April 1st, 2016
Shelby On A Car

Congrats! You made it through the week. But before we head out for the first weekend of April, 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

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:

Rudy Lu
Ed Conway
Don Wilcock
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Stephen Stock
J Hunter
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
WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany

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:

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs
College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany
Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs
Guthrie Bell Productions, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Parade o’ Shoes: UAlbany’s Lady Great Danes

Monday, March 21st, 2016


Photograph by Timothy Reidy

Congrats. Good job. Stay golden. UAlbany’s women’s basketball team at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY…

Signs of the City

Thursday, March 10th, 2016


North Adams…

Parade o’ Shoes: Ches Smith

Friday, March 4th, 2016


Photograph by Rudy Lu

Sun of Goldfinger’s Ches Smith @ the inaugural Beacon Jazz Festival, Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, Beacon, 7/25/15

Where’s Nipper?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016


Photograph by Yvonne Haymes

Lafayette, Louisiana…

Parade o’ Shoes: Elizabeth Grogan of SubSlab

Friday, January 15th, 2016


Photograph by Andrew Gregory

Elizabeth Grogan of SubSlab at “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” a benefit for WEXT-FM at the Celtic Hall in Albany on June 20, 2015.

UPCOMING: SubSlab plays the Winter Warm-Up concert at The Linda in Albany at 8pm on Saturday (January 16), joining Bryan Thomas, KoriSoron and North & South Dakotas in a benefit concert for WAMC-FM. Admission is $10.

Merry Christmas: Mr. B, the Gentleman Rhymer’s “Oh Santa”

Friday, December 25th, 2015

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