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8/25/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

MUSIC: Davell Crawford @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The Piano Prince of New Orleans returns to CNB with his bottomless songbag of Crescent City classics and an endless supply of charisma. 8pm. $65 for dinner & show; $20 show only. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Here’s to the Heroes” @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. A country music concert featuring Craig Campbell, Drew Baldridge and Mickey Gutyon. Proceeds benefit Operation Adopt a Soldier. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Donavon Frankenreiter @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Hawaii-based surfer Donavon Frankenreiter is a folk-rock singer-songwriter who often writes with Grant-Lee Phillips. His songs often have an easygoing lilt that one might expect from his years of riding waves. Americana artist Emily Duff opens. 8pm.

COMEDY: Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally’s “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The husband and wife team yanks the britches right off their marriage, exposing the salacious details of their fiery union for all the world to enjoy, featuring songs, funny talking, heavy ribaldry, light petting and an astonishing final act of completion. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50.

MUSIC: The Weight @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. With special guests John Simon, Jackie Greene, Happy Traum and Larry Packer. 8pm. $50.

MUSIC: The Greyhounds @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Miss This @ the Low Beat, Albany. Funkin’ it up… With Boy Go Fast and Breaking the Fast. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Scott Bassinson Quartet @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz on Jay lunchtime concert series continues… 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Broadway Bounty Hunter” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Inspired by the exploitation movies of the ’70s, Joe Iconis’ new musical follows a 60-ish-year-old, down-on-her-luck actor (played by Annie Golden of the Shirts and “Orange Is the New Black”) as she’s asked to become a bounty hunter and capture a South American drug lord. 3 & 7:30pm. $52. Through Sunday, September 4. GO HERE to read review…

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A Celebration of Frank Jaklitsch

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Video and photographs by Tom Lindsay

Friends, family, and fellow musicians gathered to celebrate the life of Frank Jaklitsch at the Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall in Albany on Thursday, August 18.

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Let's get ice cream! Or maybe peanut butter sandwiches? Could we go swimming? Let's stop at the dog park!  Let's go to that store where the lady always gives me a cookie!  Look over there - kids on bicycles! Got any bacon?

Let’s get ice cream! Or maybe peanut butter sandwiches? Could we go swimming? Let’s stop at the dog park! Let’s go to that store where the lady always gives me a cookie! Look over there – kids on bicycles! Got any bacon?

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

Martin Benjamin
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Timothy Reidy
Tom Lindsay
Joseph Deuel
Rudy Lu
Ed Conway
Alan Goldberg
David Brickman
Gail M. Burns
Macey Levin
Larry Murray

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:

Albany Office of Special Events, Albany
The Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany
Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown
Downtown Troy Business Improvement District, Troy
Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series, Lake Placid
Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs
Hubbard Hall, Cambridge
Saratoga Race Course, 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, August 19th, 2016
(photo by Tom Lindsay)

RIP: Frank Jaklitsch

Photograph by Tom Lindsay

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. RIP: Frank Jaklitsch, 1955-2016 (by Tom Lindsay, Joseph Deuel)

2. FREE FEST: PearlPalooza Announces Line-Up of Bands (by Staff)

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

4. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

5. New Concerts Announced for Times Union Center (by Staff)

6. The Egg & UCH Postpone, Cancel Concerts (by Staff, Richard Brody)

7. Another New Concert Announced for the Palace Theatre (by Staff)

8. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff, Ed Conway)

9. Palace Theatre Announces Another New Show (by Staff)

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

The Egg Announces Another New Concert

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

And, yes, here’s another new concert announcement…

The Indigo Girls are scheduled to take the stage at The Egg at 8pm on Tuesday, November 1.

Priced at $39.50, $49.50 & $75, tickets are currently available exclusively to members of The Egg and are slated to go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (August 19).

AND: If you just can’t wait til then, you can catch Amy Ray and her band at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Saturday, October 1, co-headlining with Chely Wright.

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, August 12th, 2016
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Hot enough for ya?

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

Martin Benjamin
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Timothy Reidy
Rudy Lu
Ed Conway
David Brickman
Macey Levin
Larry Murray

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 Music Haven, Schenectady
Albany Office of Special Events, Albany
The Low Beat, Albany
Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown
Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs
Downtown Troy Business Improvement District, Troy
Pauly’s Hotel, Albany
Berkshire Theatre Group, Stockbridge
Shakespeare & 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, August 12th, 2016
Ellis Marsalis

Ellis Marsalis will headline the City of Albany Jazz Festival 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. Bands Announced for 2016 LarkFest (by Staff)

2. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

3. Here’s the Albany Jazz Festival’s Schedule of Bands (by Staff, Rudy Lu)

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

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

6. New Concert Announced for The Egg (by Staff, Rudy Lu)

7. Glens Falls Civic Center Announces New Concert (by Staff)

8. CANCELLED: Gregg Allman @ the Times Union Center (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

9. Massry Center for the Arts Announces 2016-17 Concert Schedule (by Staff)

10. AUGUST 11: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Sara Ayers)

8/6/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

MUSIC: The Honey Dewdrops @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. The Virginia-based roots duo of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish in support of their new album, Tangled Country. With the Sea the Sea. 7pm.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrad & the Brickyard Band @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Gregg Allman’s lead guitarist and musical director fires it up with his own blues-rock band. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Mariachi Flor de Toloache @ MASS MoCA’s Dré Pavilion, North Adams. New York City’s all-female mariachi band and trailblazing Latin Grammy nominees. 8pm. $22 & $28; students $16. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Capital Region Blues Network’s International Blues Challenge @ The Linda, Albany.Watch (and vote) as Silver Chain, the Andrew Wheeler Band and returning champions the Amy Ryan Band play for keeps, cash and the honor of representing Greater Nippertown at the big battle in Memphis. 7pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. Day Two of the folk fest features Brother Sun, the Gaslight Tinkers, Heather Maloney, the Mike + Ruthy Band, Patty Larkin, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, SONiA disappear fear, Vance Gilbert and lots more. 12noon. GO HERE for more info and the daily schedule of performers...

MUSIC: Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. With a repertoire that includes the ’60s British Invasion, the Beach Boys. Paul Butterfield and a whole lotta Zappa, Palermo and his off-beat big band always have something up their collective sleeve. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

READING: “Hiroshima” @ Townsend Park, Albany. On August 6, 1945, the U.S. used the atomic bomb for the first time to destroy the city of Hiroshima, Japan. “Hiroshima” by John Hersey tells the story of the bombing by following the story of six of the survivors. Come join in the community reading. 11am. FREE. RAIN SITE: The Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany.

MUSIC: Silencio @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. A tribute to the music of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Firestarter @ the Fuze Box, Albany. The pop-punks launch their month-long coast-to-coast tour with a hometown show. With Young Culture, Shorebreak, Viewpoints and One for the Braves. 7pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC/FILM: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. A screening of “Ratatouille” with live orchestral accompaniment, conducted by Ted Sperling. 8pm.

FESTIVAL/FILM: Ballston Spa Short Film Festival @ the Ballston Spa High School Auditorium at 7pm and in the Old Iron Spring Park at 9pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Catskills Back Forty Revival @ the Catskill Brewery, Livingston Manor. Featuring the Felice Brothers, Steve Gunn, the Big Mean Sound Machine, the Last Superpower and Kendy Gable. 12noon. $35. GO HERE for more info…

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