Archive for the ‘Offbeat’ Category

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Merry Christmas

Congrats! You made it through another work week. And now it’s finally time to go out and have some fun to kick off the holiday week…

But before we head out for our big weekend around Nippertown, 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
Timothy Reidy
Fred Rudofsky
J Hunter
Pete Mason
Rudy Lu
Stanley Johnson
Gail M. Burns
Wanda Callagy
Jason Spiro

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 College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany
Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
Zen Mountain Monastery, Mount Tremper
Step Up Presents, Albany
Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
Shakespeare & Co., Lenox
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany
Flo’s Lark Tavern, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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It’s the Weekend!

Friday, December 6th, 2013

It's the Weekend!

Congrats! You made it through another work week. And now it’s finally time to go out and have some fun…

But before we head out for our big weekend around Nippertown, 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
Joel Patterson
Timothy Reidy
Pete Mason
Mark Gamsjager
Gail M. Burns

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:

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
Mills Entertainment, Saratoga Springs
Guthrie/Bell Productions, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 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:

Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
The Hangar, Troy
The Egg, Albany
Red Square, Albany
The Ale House, Troy
Ghent Playhouse, Ghent
Troy Night Out, Troy

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Who's a good girl?

Congrats! You made it through another work week. Hopefully, it was a short one, and you’re already deep into your extended Thanksgiving weekend. But for the rest of us, it’s finally time to go out and have some fun…

But before we head out for our big weekend around Nippertown, 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
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Joel Patterson
Timothy Reidy
J Hunter
Rudy Lu
Pete Mason
Ted Were

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:

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
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:

WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany
A Place for Jazz, Schenectady
WEXT-FM, North Greenbush
The Palace Theatre, Albany
The Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
Step Up Presents, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Ze Frank’s Thanksgiving Etiquette

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Online performance artist and former Nippertonian Ze Frank weighs in with some Thanksgiving etiquette advice for your dinner-table celebration. You may or may not want to follow it…

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Let me in. I need to go back out again.

Let me in. I need to go back out again.

Congrats! You made it through another work week. So let’s go out and have some fun…

But before we head out for our big weekend around Nippertown, 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
Kirsten Ferguson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Joel Patterson
Timothy Reidy
Susan Brink
Wanda Callagy
Gail M. Burns

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:

Jim Gaudet

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:

WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany
The Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs
JetPack Promotions, Saratoga Springs
WAM Theatre, Pittsfield
Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls
Brunswick Recording Studio, Troy
Trick Shot Billiards & Sports Pub, Clifton Park
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

eBay Curiosity

Monday, November 18th, 2013

The office/home of Colonel Tom Parker

Yes, now you can own the office/home of Colonel Tom Parker in Madison, Tennessee, where one of rock & roll’s most famous (or is it infamous?) music managers undoubtedly took many a late-night meeting with his primary client, Elvis Presley…

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Ian Curtis’ kitchen table

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, November 15th, 2013
You smell like a dog.

You smell like a dog…

Congrats! You made it through another work week. So let’s go out and have some fun…

But before we head out for our big weekend around Nippertown, 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
Kirsten Ferguson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Stanley Johnson
Martin Benjamin
Rudy Lu
Don Wilcock
Lisa Gandia
Gail M. Burns
J Hunter
Patrick Daley
Dave Suarez

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:

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
Proctors, Schenectady
Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls
The Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs
A Place for Jazz, Schenectady
The Times Union Center, Albany
Hellions of Troy, Troy
The Chronicle, Glens Falls
The Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, November 8th, 2013
And it goes to 11.

And it goes to 11…

Congrats! You made it through another work week. So let’s go out and have some fun…

But before we head out for our big weekend around Nippertown, 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:

Timothy Reidy
Larry Murray
Joel Patterson
Steve Stock
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Matt Mac Haffie
Wanda Callagy
Rudy Lu
Bokonon
Gail M. Burns

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:

The Parting Glass, 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:

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany
Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
Club Helsinki, Hudson
Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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