Archive for the ‘Offbeat’ Category

Signs o’ the City

Friday, September 5th, 2014

SOTCDoNotStandOnDrums

Photograph by Greg Haymes

The Sound Sound Festival at MASS MoCA, North Adams, 6/22/13

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It’s the Weekend!

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Shelby with a kong

Congrats for making it through yet another week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some of that Labor Day weekend fun before we kiss summer goodbye. 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:


Joseph Deuel
Stanley Johnson
Michael Seinberg
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Michael Hochanadel
Tim Livingston
Larry Murray
Gail M. Burns
J Hunter
Timothy Reidy
Bryan Thomas

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:

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
MASS MoCA, North Adams
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Shakespeare & Co., Lenox
Riverlink Concerts, Amsterdam
NYS Office of General Services, Albany
Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association, Ballston Spa
The Theater Barn, New Lebanon
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, August 22nd, 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 rapidly fading 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:


Michael Seinberg
Stanley Johnson
Jim “JT” Gilbert
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Andrew Gregory
Larry Murray
Richard Brody
Gayle Miller
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.

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
MASS MoCA, North Adams
Step Up Presents, Albany
The Music Haven, Schenectady
Rest Fest @ CAC Woodside, Troy
The Palace Theatre, Albany
Club Helsinki, Hudson
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
City of Albany Office of Special Events, Albany
The Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
The Times Union Center, Albany
Altamont Fair, Altamont
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Parade o’ Shoes: Derek Rogers of Titanics

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

SHOES: Derek Rogers of Titanics

Photograph by Andrew Gregory

Derek Rogers @ Rest Fest, Troy, 8/16/14

On Day Two of the Restoration Festival (aka RestFest, Restoration Funstival) at CAC Woodside in Troy, Titanics turned in a mid-afternoon set made up largely of new material with other favorites sprinkled in. A component of guitarist Derek Rogers warm yet glassy tone may have been revealed…

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, August 15th, 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 rapidly fading 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
Matt Mac Haffie
M.R. Poulopoulos
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Martin Benjamin
Kirsten Ferguson
Stanley Johnson
Larry Murray
Rudy Lu
J Hunter
Albert Brooks
Joel Reed
Don Wilcock
Wanda Callagy
Corey Aldrich
Gail M. Burns
Richard Brody
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.

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:

Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs
MASS MoCA, North Adams
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
River Street Pub, Troy
Office of Special Events, Albany
Shakespeare & Co., Lenox
The Daily Grind, Troy
Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield
The Times Union Center, Albany
The Theater Barn, New Lebanon
New York State Office of General Services, Albany
Downtown Troy BID, Troy
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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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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

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