Archive for the ‘Offbeat’ Category

Parade o’ Shoes: Joe Locke

Monday, April 20th, 2015
Joe Locke @ the Athens Cultural Center, 12/3/11 (photo by Rudy Lu)

Joe Locke @ the Athens Cultural Center, 12/3/11

Photograph by Rudy Lu

Vibraphonist Joe Locke will be joined by drummer Jaimeo Brown and bassist Ricky Rodriguez, as the Catskill-based jazz record label Planet Arts continues its Jazz one2one spring concert series at 8pm on Saturday (April 25) at the Central House Hotel Inn in Germantown. The concert is being presented in conjunction with “Masters of Jazz,” an exhibition of photographs by acclaimed lensman Chuck Stewart, which opens with a reception at 6pm. Tickets are $25.

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It’s the Weekend!

Friday, April 17th, 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:

Rudy Lu
Steven Stock
Don Wilcock
Kirsten Ferguson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Fred Rudofsky
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.

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
The Van Dyck, Schenectady
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Low Beat, Albany
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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:

Rudy Lu
Don Wilcock
Stanley A. Johnson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Fred Rudofsky
Tom Lindsay
Al Goldberg
Bokonon
David Brickman
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
The Low Beat, 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:

The Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
The Massry Center for the Arts at the College of St. Rose, Albany
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
The Falcon, Marlboro
Vapor, Saratoga Springs

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Parade o’ Shoes: Telisha & Doug Williams of Wild Ponies

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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Photograph by Bokonon

Wild Ponies – the sweetly ass-kicking, subtly rocking, Nashville-based roots duo of Telisha and Doug Williams – made their Nippertown debut last September at Albany’s Steamer No. 10 Theatre, earning them rave reviews.

Now Wild Ponies are galloping back into town for a pair of concerts this weekend with drummer Jake Winebrenner in tow. They’re at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown at 7:30pm on Saturday as part of the Cooperstown Concert Series ($20; $15 seniors & college students; $8 students age 13-18; FREE children age 12 and under). And they’ll be making a tour stop at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Sunday ($16 in advance; $18 at the door).

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

It's the weekend!

Yes, the crocuses are blooming… finally.

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 Passover/Easter 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:

Rudy Lu
Bokonon
Don Wilcock
Stanley A. Johnson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Martin Benjamin
David Brickman
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:

Saratoga Guitar & Music Center, Saratoga Springs
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:

Proctors, Schenectady
Mabee Farm Historical Site, Rotterdam Junction
Opalka Gallery at the Sage Colleges, Albany
The Van Dyck, Schenectady
The Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton
Vapor, Saratoga Springs

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

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

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