Things We Like: Typewriter Assemblages

June 23rd, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg

We love typewriters. And we love them even more after sculptor Jeremy Mayer gets his hands on them, deconstructs them and creates something else out of them…

And don’t forget about the typewriter festival, QWERTY: The Festival of Type & the Letter Arts at the Greenville Drive-In this weekend. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

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Parade o’ Shoes: Anna Vasof

March 28th, 2017, 3:00 pm by Greg

A literal parade of more than two dozen pairs of the most utterly unique shoes that you can imagine… from media artist-architect-inventor Anna Vasof

Parade o’ Shoes: M.R. Poulopoulos

January 12th, 2017, 2:00 pm by Greg
M.R. Poulopouos @ Mabbee Barm, 5-29-16 (photo by Tom Lindsay)

M.R. Poulopoulos @ Mabee Barn, 5/22/16

Photograph by Tom Lindsay

M.R. Poulopoulos, Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction, 5/22/16

M.R. Poulopoulos will be playing at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Sunday (January 15), sharing the stage with Adam Brockway (of Eastbound Jesus) and Zack Hay (of the North & South Dakotas) for a night of “Americana Songwriters in the Round.” Tickets are $16 in advance; $18 at the door.

GO HERE for more Parade o’ Shoes entries…

“Maria Bamford’s One-Hour Homemade Christmas Stand-up Special”

December 25th, 2016, 1:00 pm by Greg

Are things getting just a little too weird around the house right about now? Well, Maria Bamford puts it all in perspective…

Parade o’ Shoes: Danielle Nicole of North Mississippi All Stars

September 1st, 2016, 2:30 pm by Sara

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Photograph by Michael Hochanadel

Danielle Nicole of the North Mississippi All Stars @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 7/13/16…

PARADE O’ SHOES: Jenny Scheinman of Boom Tic Boom

May 6th, 2016, 11:21 am by Greg

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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!

April 1st, 2016, 4:00 pm by Greg
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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 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
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

March 21st, 2016, 3:00 pm by Greg

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Photograph by Timothy Reidy

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

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