Archive for the ‘Offbeat’ Category

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, October 17th, 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 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:

Fred Rudofsky
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Larry Murray
Gail M. Burns
Timothy Reidy
Michael Kats
Rudy Lu
Erin Harkes

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
Proctors, Schenectady
Guthrie Bell Productions, Albany
City Office of Special Events, Albany
Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield
College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany
A Place for Jazz, Schenectady
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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It’s the Weekend

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Congrats for making it through yet another week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some of that Columbus 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:


J Hunter
Jonathan Flanders
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Kirsten Ferguson
Stanley Johnson
Martin Benjamin
Gail M. Burns
Larry Murray
Timothy Reidy
Eric Gleason
Lois Dysard/Radio Woodstock
Steven Stock

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, 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 Egg, Albany
Freedom Square, Troy
The Palace Theatre, Albany
Club Helsinki, Hudson
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady
Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
Lark Street BID, Albany
Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
Berkshire Theatre Group, Stockbridge
Step Up Presents, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Parade o’ Shoes: Mike Watt

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Mike Watt @ Valentine's, 10/18/12 (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

Mike Watt @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 10/18/12

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

Mike Watt at Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany, 10/18/12…

Mike Watt (minutemen, fIREHOSE, Iggy & the Stooges) returns to Nippertown to make his Low Beat debut with his band Il Sogno del Marinaio in support of their sophomore album, Canto Secondo. The band is a trio featuring Watt on bass with Stefano Pilia on guitar and Andrea Belfi on drums. The album was released on Tuesday, August 26, and two weeks later, the band launched a 53-gigs-in-53-days U.S. tour, including a stop at the Low Beat in Albany at 8pm Thursday (October 11). The Schoemer Formation opens the show. Advance tickets are $15.

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, October 3rd, 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 first-weekend-of-October 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:


Ross Marvin
J Hunter
Joel Patterson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Stanley Johnson
Gail M. Burns
Larry Murray
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.

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, Ttroy
Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 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 Low Beat, Albany
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
Harmony Music, Woodstock
The Calvin Theatre, Northampton
American Music Festival for the Lake, Lake George
PearlPalooza, Albany
Shakespeare & Co., Lenox
WAMC-FM’s The Linda Performing Arts Studio, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Fan of the Hudson River School

Congrats for making it through yet another week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some of that first-weekend-of-autumn 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.

A very special thank you to Cale, who was one the primary inspirations for Nippertown.com, and who enriched the website with his steadfast devotion and creative contributions since its inception. RIP Cale.

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:


Ross Marvin
Don Wilcock
Fred Rudofsky
Kirsten Ferguson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
M. Cheri Bordelon
Stanley Johnson
David Brickman
Al Goldberg
Gail M. Burns
Larry Murray
Rudy Lu
J Hunter
Gene Sennes
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.

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

Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs
Nectar’s Presents, Burlington

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
Lake George Arts Project, Lake George
The Low Beat, Albany
A Place for Jazz, Schenectady
Lark Street BID, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany
Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
Step Up Presents, Albany
Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield
Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Parade o’ Shoes: Colleen Searson

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Searson

Photograph by Stanley Johnson

Colleen Searson of the band Searson at Riverlink Park, Amsterdam on Saturday, August 9, 2014…

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, September 19th, 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 officially-the-last-weekend-of-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
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Joel Patterson
Larry Murray
Bokonon
Dave Suarez
Rudy Lu
Timothy Reidy
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.

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
The American Music Festival for the Lake, Lake George

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
The Palace Theatre, Albany
The Falcon, Marlboro
The Low Beat, Albany
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany
Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
Step Up Presents, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Signs o’ the City

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Signs of the City: Proctors in Schenectady

Photograph by Richard Lovrich

Proctors’ new marquee lights up downtown Schenectady, 9/15/14

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