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It’s the Weekend!

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

It's the weekend!

The work week is over, and now it’s time to chill out and have some fun.

But before we head out for the festival-filled first weekend of fall, 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:

Andrzej Pilarczyk
Bryan Lasky
Rudy Lu
Ed Conway
Timothy Reidy
Martin Benjamin
Gene Sennes
Lynne Harty
Real George
Stanley Johnson
Judy Seibert Kash
J Hunter
Dave Suarez
Daniel Hogan
Larry Murray

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, video, 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:

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 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:

MASS MoCA, North Adams
Music Haven, Schenectady
The Egg, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
FreshGrass, North Adams
Proctors, Schenectady
New York State Office of General Services, Albany
Village of Green Island Recreational Services, Green Island
WEQX-FM, Manchester
TransArt, New York City
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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HOT READS: Nippertown’s Top 10 Stories of the Week

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Fear of Strangers (photo by Gene Sennes)

It's the Fear of Strangers reunion tonight at The Hollow

Photograph by Gene Sennes

Yes, we’ve heard all the complaints that some of you simply don’t have the time to read all of the Nippertown.com news as fast as we write it. And, yes, there sure was a whole lot of A&E news to write about this week.

So for all of you casual, once-or-twice-a-week readers, here’s a summary of the Top 10 most-viewed stories from Nippertown during the past week, in case you’re playing catch-up:

1. FREE FEST: The Complete Schedule of Bands for LarkFest on Saturday (by Staff)

2. The Egg Celebrates The Band; Announces New Concerts (by Staff)

3. Fear of Strangers, 1978-1983… and Beyond: An Oral History (by Greg Haymes, Dave Suarez, Lynne Harty, Judy Seibert Kash, J Hunter, Real George, Gene Sennes)

4. Palace Announces New Concert; Tix On Sale Now (by Staff)

5. COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements (by Greg Haymes)

6. Upstate Artists Guild to Leave Lark Street (by Staff)

7. The Eighth Step’s Fall Season of Concerts (by Staff)

8. T-Shirt Slogans Seen @ PearlPalooza (by Staff)

9. FEST: American Music Festival for the Lake in Lake George This Weekend (by Staff, Stanley Johnson)

10. LIVE: Weird Al Yankovic @ Proctors, 9/17/16 (by Ed Conway)

T-Shirts Slogans Seen @ FreshGrass

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

t-shirt

A random sampling of t-shirts spotted at FreshGrass at MASS MoCA on Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18:

Body
Reflex
Sorry Charlie’s Oyster Bar
Rosin the Beaux
Tanglewood
Ready to Hurl
Cleveland Indians
Omit Needless Words
Hollister Social
Say No to GMO
Sun Records
Hickster
Made in Vermont
Vitale’s Watermelons
Station Inn, Nashville
The People’s Pint
Try Our Spicy Cock Sauce
It’s Not Just Football…

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T-Shirt Slogans Seen @ PearlPalooza

Monday, September 19th, 2016

t-shirt

A random sampling of t-shirts spotted at PearlPalooza in Albany on Saturday, September 17:

Queens of the Stone Age
College
I’ve Only Had One in Dog Beers
Honduras
Springfield Baseball
Southern Comfort
Nope
New York Jets
Zumba for Augie
USA Basketball
Thirsty Owl
Lake George, New York
Beer from a Farm, Not a Factory
Primitive
Siena
Hobart Football
The Best Things in Life Are Dangerous
Bob Marley, Stand Up
RIT
The Rotary 5K
100
HUF
Kid Dynamite
Sublime Rome
Local 13 NYC Electricians
No Problemo

(more…)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, September 16th, 2016
What's MoHU? Is it good to eat?

Alright Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up...

The work week is over, and now it’s time to chill out and have some fun.

But before we head out for the festival-filled 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 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:

Andrzej Pilarczyk
Glenn Kaplowitz
Don Wilcock
Rudy Lu
Gene Sennes
J Hunter
Ed Conway
Timothy Reidy
Dave Suarez
Bob Lukomski
Daniel Hogan
Larry Murray

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, video, 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:

Proctors, Schenectady

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:

City of Albany Office of Special Events, Albany
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
Lake George Arts Project, Lake George
Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
The Grove at Neumann, Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Druthers, Saratoga Springs
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

HOT READS: Nippertown’s Top 10 Stories of the Week

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Tommy Emmanuel

Guitar wizard Tommy Emmanuel is slated for a return to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall


Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Yes, we’ve heard all the complaints that some of you simply don’t have the time to read all of the Nippertown.com news as fast as we write it. And, yes, there sure was a whole lot of A&E news to write about this week.

So for all of you casual, once-or-twice-a-week readers, here’s a summary of the Top 10 most-viewed stories from Nippertown during the past week, in case you’re playing catch-up:

1. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

2. EMPAC at RPI Announces New Concert (by Staff)

3. Times Union Center Announces New Concert (by Staff)

4. COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements (by Greg Haymes)

5. Troy Music Hall Announces New Concert; Postpones Another (by Staff)

6. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)

7. LIVE: Heart @ SPAC, 9/8/16 (by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

8. SEPTEMBER 15: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

9. FreshGrass Festival Announces Schedule of Bands (by Staff)

10. A FEW MINUTES WITH… John Mayall (by Don Wilcock)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, September 9th, 2016
Scorcher doesn't begin to describe it.

Just chillin'...

The holiday-shortened work week is over, and now it’s time to chill out and have some fun.

But before we head out for the weekend 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 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:

Andrzej Pilarczyk
Steven Stock
J Hunter
Timothy Reidy
Rudy Lu
Macey Levin

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, video, 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
The Egg, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
The Falcon, Marlboro
Shakespeare and Company, Lenox
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

HOT READS: Nippertown’s Top 10 Stories of the Week

Friday, September 9th, 2016
Eileen Ivers

Eileen Ivers will lead her band into The Egg next month

Photograph by Rudy Lu

Yes, we’ve heard all the complaints that some of you simply don’t have the time to read all of the Nippertown.com news as fast as we write it. And, yes, there sure was a whole lot of A&E news to write about this week.

So for all of you casual, once-or-twice-a-week readers, here’s a summary of the Top 10 most-viewed stories from Nippertown during the past week, in case you’re playing catch-up:

1. The Egg Announces Three New Concerts (by Staff)

2. The Egg Announces Another New Concert (by Staff)

3. Proctors Announces New Concert, Six More Shows (by Staff)

4. Cohoes Music Hall Announces New Concert (by Staff)

5. The Egg Announces Two More New Concerts (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

6. COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements (by Greg Haymes)

7. FREE: September in the City Art Fair @ Tricentennial Park (by Staff)

8. FEST: Bluesfest 2016 in Schaghticoke on Saturday (by Staff)

9. SEPTEMBER 8: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Rudy Lu)

10. A Place for Jazz Announces Fall 2016 Concert Schedule (by Staff)

Cartoonist John CaldwellHolly & EvanJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysCaffe LenaThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantAdvertise on Nippertown!Albany PoetsHudson SoundsBerkshire On StageThe LindaLeave Regular Radio BehindArtist Charles HaymesAustralian Cattle Dog Rescue Association