Archive for the ‘Offbeat’ Category

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, June 13th, 2014

It's the weekend!

Congrats! You made it through yet another week. And now it’s time to get out there and soak up some fun for the big, glorious weekend. But before we head out, 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
Stanley Johnson
Wayne Williams
Richard Brody
Gail M. Burns
Joel Reed
Rudy Lu

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 Palace Theatre, Albany
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
MASS MoCA, North Adams
WFLY 92.3FM, Latham
The Linda, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
NYS Office of General Services, Albany
Shakespeare & Co., Lenox
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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“Dear Kitten”: Ze Frank Gets Friskie

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Yes, Nippertown is all about the dogs. Usually…

But in honor of Nippertown.com housecat Lola, we thought we’d share this fab shout-out to our feline friends.

And, yes, that’s former Nippertonian Ze Frank doing the narration. Don’t you wish all commercials were this good?

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, June 6th, 2014

It's the Weekend!

Congrats! You made it through yet another week. And now it’s time to get out there and soak up some fun for the big, glorious weekend. But before we head out, 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
Fred Rudofsky
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Matt Mac Haffie
Ed Conway
Tim Mack
Tim Reidy
Gail M. Burns
J Hunter

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 Ale House, Troy
The Egg, Albany
Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
The Linda, Albany
A Place for Jazz, Schenectady
The Low Beat, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Parade o’ Shoes: Vernon Reid of Living Colour

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Vernon Reid

Photograph by Matt Mac Haffie

Vernon Reid of Living Colour, Empire State Plaza, Albany, 6/4/14

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, May 30th, 2014

It's the weekend!

Congrats! You made it through yet another week. And now it’s time to get out there and soak up some fun for the big weekend. But before we head out, 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
Fred Rudofsky
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Richard Brody
Ross Marvin
Tim Reidy
Gail M. Burns
Don Wilcock
Ed Conway
J Hunter
Pete Mason
Bokonon

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 Sanctuary for Independent Media, 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
Club Helsinki, Hudson
The Linda, Albany
Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield
City of Albany Office of Special Events, Albany
The Half Moon, Hudson

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
It's the weekend!

Ready?

Congrats! You made it through yet another week. And now it’s time to get out there and soak up some fun for the big weekend. But before we head out, 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
Rudy Lu
Fred Rudofsky
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Stanley Johnson
Wanda Callagy
Joel Patterson
Tim Reidy
Tim Mack
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.

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 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
The Egg, Albany
The Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs
McGeary’s Pub, Albany
The Palace Theatre, Albany
MOVE Music Festival, Albany
The Falcon, Marlboro
The Fuze Box, Albany
Franklin’s Tower, Albany
City Office of Special Events, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady
The Barrel Saloon, Albany
Graney’s Stout, Albany
The Towne Tavern, Averill Park
City Beer Hall, Albany
Blue 82, Albany
Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington
Red Square, Albany
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Linda Loves Bob: A Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Saturday (May 24) marks the 73rd birthday of Bob Dylan, and there will be a number of musical celebrations all around Nippertown. One of the most intriguing tributes will take place just outside Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Arts Center in Woodstock. Beginning at 12noon on Saturday, performance artist pioneer Linda Mary Montano will lip sync to Dylan’s songs for seven hours while positioned on a 14-foot lift.

Montano’s performances – sometimes called “endurances” – can last anywhere from three hours to 14 years. She is well known for her sensory deprivation endurances of the ’70s, and from 1983-1998, she wore clothing all of the same color for each individual year, corresponding to the Hindu map of the Chakras.

The Dylan endurance outside the Kleinert/James stems from her realization that members of her family bear a striking resemblance to Bob Dylan. She began performing in the persona of Dylan in order to “be like my brothers, having always wanted to be a man as a child — knowing that they were always getting the better cultural deal.”

WHEN: Saturday (May 24), 12noon-7pm
WHERE: Outside Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock
HOW MUCH: FREE
RAIN DATE: Monday (May 26), 12noon-7pm (Memorial Day)

Parade o’ Shoes: Jared Alpern of Separated at Birth

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Jared Alpern

Photograph by Wanda Callagy

Jared Alpern at Club Helsinki’s Pro Jam 4 in Hudson on February 6, 2014

The multi-talented Alpern joins veteran keyboardist Tony Perrino and the rest of the band Separated at Birth as they return to the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany for an all-ages show at 7pm on Saturday (May 24).

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