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It’s the Weekend!

Friday, December 9th, 2016
What do dogs wonder about?

You lookin’ at me?

The work week is over, and now it’s time for some fun.

But before we head out for the weekend we’d like to send out a 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:

J Hunter
Rudy Lu
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Martin Benjamin
Glenn Kaplowitz
Don Wilcock
Jon Flanders
Richard A. Siciliano
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.

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:

Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
The Egg, Albany
The Falcon, Marlboro
The Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs
Troy Victorian Stroll, Troy

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, December 9th, 2016

Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry is coming to Proctors!


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. Proctors Announces New Concert (by Staff)

2. The Egg Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)

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

4. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

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

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

7. Mahaiwe Announces New Concerts (by Staff)

8. BEST OF 2016: J Hunter’s Best Jazz Albums (Part 1) (by J Hunter)

9. MASS MoCA Announces 2017 Concert Season (by Staff)

10. DECEMBER 8: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Martin Benjamin)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
(photo by Ruby)

Vigilantly standing guard over Albany's skyline...

Photograph by Ruby

The work week is over, and now it’s time for some fun.

But before we head out for the first weekend of December we’d like to send out a 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:

Rudy Lu
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Martin Benjamin
Timothy Reidy
Robert Cooper
Stanley Johnson
David Brickman
Gail M. Burns
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.

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:

Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs
The Low Beat, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady
The Egg, Albany
The Van Dyck, Schenectady
theREP, Albany
Ghent Playhouse, Ghent
UAlbany’s University Art Museum, Albany
Boho Chic Boutique, Waterford

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Bob Weir

Guess who’s coming to SPAC?

Photograph by Stanley Johnson

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

2. First SPAC Concert Announcement of 2017 (by Staff)

3. Metroland or The Alt? (by Greg Haymes)

4. The Egg Announces New Shows (by Staff)

5. The Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

6. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

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

8. The Egg Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)

9. LIVE: Hot Tuna @ The Egg, 11/20/16 (by Rudy Lu)

10. THE DOZEN: December’s Must-See Concerts (by Greg Haymes)

It’s the Weekend!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
I know I left a bone out here somewhere...

I think I might have left a bone out here somewhere...

The work week is over, and now it’s time for some fun.

But before we head out for the big Thanksgiving weekend we’d like to send out a 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:

Don Wilcock
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Steven Stock
Anthony Tassarotti
Glenn Kaplowitz
Michael Hochanadel

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:

Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes

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 Linda, Albany
The Egg, Albany
Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
Proctors, Schenectady
The Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs
Step Up Presents, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
(photo: hyers+mebane)

Breathing Lights (photo: hyers+mebane)

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. Palace Theatre Announces Another Big Concert (by Staff)

2. First Peek at Summer 2017: Tanglewood Announces Season Schedule [Berkshire on Stage] (by Larry Murray)

3. LIVE: Big Head Blues Club @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 11/16/16 (by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

4. LIVE: NRBQ @ The Egg, 11/11/16 (by Steven Stock, Michael Hochanadel)

5. CANCELLED: Kanye West @ Times Union Center Concert (by Staff)

6. A FEW MINUTES WITH: Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna (by Don Wilcock)

7. ArtBeat: Breathing Lights [Get Visual] (by David Brickman)

8. Mountain Jam Announces First Round of Bands (by Staff)

9. Phantogram Slated to Play Homecoming Concert (by Staff)

10. Buck Malen Memorial Concert Is Scheduled for The Hangar (by Staff)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, November 18th, 2016
I don't see any snow...

OK, winter, we're ready for ya...

The work week is over, and now it’s time for some fun.

But before we head out for the weekend we’d like to send out a 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:

Don Wilcock
Bryan Lasky
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Steven Stock
J Hunter
David Brickman
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
Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
The Madison Theater, 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:

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
The Egg, Albany
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
Step Up Presents, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, November 18th, 2016

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: Buck Malen, 1950-2016 (by Staff)

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

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

4. Another New Concert Announced for the Palace Theatre (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

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

6. Palace Theatre Announces Another Big Concert (by Staff)

7. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

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

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

10. LIVE: Ani DiFranco @ The Egg, 11/9/16 (by Bryan Lasky)

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