Archive for the ‘Offbeat’ Category

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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Parade of Shoes: Keith Streng

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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

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

It's the weekend!

It’s the last weekend of July already? Really?!?

Well, it is, and you somehow managed to make 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 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:

Larry Murray
Stanley Johnson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Timothy Reidy
Rich Krissel
J Hunter
Wanda Calagy
Rudy Lu
Gail M. Burns
Richard Brody
Tracey Leach
Dave Weiland

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:

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:

The Egg, Albany
Music Haven, Schenectady
The Low Beat, Albany
The Lake George Arts Project, Lake George
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Oak Hill
All Over Albany, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Riverlink Concerts, Amsterdam
Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield
Troy BID, Troy
The Linda, Albany
Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT
The Falcon, Marlboro

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Parade o’ Shoes: Chris Bergson

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Parade of Shoes: Chris Bergson

Photograph by J Hunter

- Chris Bergson @ Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, 6/30/13

Blues guitarist Chris Bergson leads his band in concert at Shepard Park in Lake George at 7:30pm on Wednesday (July 23), in support if his recently released album, “Live at Jazz Standard.” Admission is FREE.

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, July 18th, 2014
It's the weekend!

It’s the weekend!

Congrats! You made it through yet another week. Now it’s time to get out there and soak up some summer fun. But before we head out for the big 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:

Larry Murray
Stanley Johnson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Cheri Bordelon
Timothy Reidy
Ross Marvin
J Hunter
Joel Reed
B. Patrik
Rudy Lu
Gail M. Burns
Tom Lindsay
Richard Brody
Bryan Lasky

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:

Music Haven, Schenectady
Palace Theatre, Albany
Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
City of Albany’s Office of Special Events, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Old Songs, Voorheesville
Step Up Presents, Albany
Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar
Oldcastle Theatre, Bennington
Pauly’s Hotel, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany
Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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