Happy Birthday to Us!

May 21st, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

Yes, believe it or not, today (May 21) marks the ninth anniversary of Nippertown.com, and we’re partyin’.

Thanks go out to all of our advertisers, who help keep this thing going.

And thanks to all the writers, photographers and other contributors who make Nippertown the best online source for Local 518 music, arts and entertainment news. We’re all in this together.

And extra special thanks to all of you who visit Nippertown. Please continue to help spread the word…

THANK YOU!

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It’s the Weekend!

May 18th, 2018, 4:00 pm by Greg
Shelby with a tennis ball

Let’s play ball…

Congratulations! You made it through the work week, so now get out there and soak up as much fun as possible this weekend.

But before you head out for your weekend fun 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 world 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
Rudy Lu
Glenn Kaplowitz
Mark Alexander Hudson
J Hunter
Kirsten Ferguson
Martin Benjamin
Stanley A. Johnson
Gail M. Burns

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:

The Egg, Albany
Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
Palace Theatre, Albany
Jazzstock, Marbletown
Senate Garage, Kingston

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

HOT READS: Nippertown’s Top 12 Stories of the Week

May 18th, 2018, 12:00 pm by Greg
Yonder Mountain String Band

Fiddler Allie Kral & Yonder Mountain String Band are slated to return to Alive at Five

Photograph by Stanley A. 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.

So for all of you casual, once-or-twice-a-week readers, here’s a summary of the Top 12 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. Cohoes Music Hall Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)

3. Rockin’ on the River Announces Two More New Bands (by Staff)

4. Palace Theatre Announces New Show (by Staff)

5. Times Union Center Announces New Concerts (by Staff, Kirsten Ferguson)

6. FREE: Albany’s Alive at Five Concert Series Announces First Shows (by Staff)

7. SPAC Announces New Concert (by Staff)

8. NEW CONCERT NEWS (by Greg Haymes)

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

10. Two More New Concerts Announced for The Egg (by Staff)

11. FREE: Rockin’ on the River Announces Three New Concerts (by Staff)

12. (tie) LIVE: Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul @ the Palace Theatre, 5/4/18 (by Mark Alexander Hudson, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

12. (tie) MAY 17: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

It’s the Weekend!

May 11th, 2018, 4:00 pm by Greg

It's the Weekend!

It’s the weekend – time to stop and smell the flowers…

Congratulations! You made it through the work week, so now get out there and soak up as much fun as possible on this Tulip Festival/Mother’s Day weekend.

But before you head out for your weekend fun 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 world 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
Rudy Lu
Glenn Kaplowitz
Mark Alexander Hudson
Timothy Reidy
Ed Conway
Tim Raab
Kirsten Ferguson
Gail M. Burns

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:

Cafffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
Music Haven, Schenectady
Palace Theatre, Albany
The Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
Proctors, Schenectady
Hibernian Hall, Albany
Jupiter Hall, Guilderland
Albany Civic Theater, Albany
Guthrie Bell Productions, Albany
Step Up Presents, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

HOT READS: Nippertown’s Top 12 Stories of the Week

May 11th, 2018, 2:00 pm by Greg
Dweezil Zappa

Dweezil Zappa and Project/Object both delivered first rate Frank Zappa tribute concerts

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.

So for all of you casual, once-or-twice-a-week readers, here’s a summary of the Top 12 most-viewed stories from Nippertown during the past week, in case you’re playing catch-up:

1. Two New Concerts Announced for the Cohoes Music Hall (by Staff)

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

3. NEW CONCERT NEWS (by Greg Haymes, Kirsten Ferguson)

4. FREE: Concerts at the Crossings of Colonie (by Staff)

5. FREE: Troy’s Rockin’ on the River Series Announces First Concert (by Staff)

6. LIVE: Gov’t Mule @ the Palace Theatre, 4/26/18 (by Mark Alexander Hudson, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

7. Cohoes Music Hall Announces New Concert (Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

8. FREE FEST: Schenectady SummerNight Announces Bands (by Staff)

9. MAY 10: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Ed Conway)

10. LIVE: Dweezil Zappa @ The Egg, 4/24/18 (by Mark Alexander Hudson)

11. LIVE: Project/Object @ the Cohoes Music Hall, 4/22/18 (by Mark Alexander Hudson, Timothy Reidy)

12. FREE: Upbeat on the Roof Concert Series Announces 2018 Bands (by Staff)

It’s the Weekend!

May 4th, 2018, 4:00 pm by Greg

Yeah, it might finally be time to shed that winter coat and break out the shorts and sandals…

Congratulations! You made it through the week of roller coaster weather, and now it’s time to get out there and soak up as much fun as possible on this first weekend of May.

But before you head out for your weekend fun 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 world 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
Rudy Lu
Glenn Kaplowitz
Mark Alexander Hudson
Thomas D. Lindsay
Kirsten Ferguson
Gail M. Burns
David Brickman

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:

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:

Cafffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Linda, Albany
The Egg, Albany
The Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
Guthrie Bell Productions, Albany
The Falcon, Marlboro

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

HOT READS: Nippertown’s Top 12 Stories of the Week

May 4th, 2018, 12:00 pm by Greg
Bria Skonberg

Trumpeter-vocalist Bria Skonberg returns next month to headline a new pre-Saratoga Jazz Fest bash at Saratoga’s Canfield Casino

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.

So for all of you casual, once-or-twice-a-week readers, here’s a summary of the Top 12 most-viewed stories from Nippertown during the past week, in case you’re playing catch-up:

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

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

3. NEW CONCERT NEWS (by Greg Haymes)

4. FREE: Upbeat on the Roof Concert Series Announces 2018 Bands (by Staff)

5. MASS MoCA Announces New Concert (by Staff)

6. Chatham’s PS21 Announces Summer Season of Concerts & More (by Staff)

7. LIVE: Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy @ the Cohoes Music Hall, 4/23/18 (by Mark Alexander Hudson, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

8. National Concert Week Means Ticket Discounts @ SPAC and More (by Staff)

9. MAY 3: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Kirsten Ferguson)

10. FEST: Bands Announced for Eastbound Throwdown (by Staff)

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

12. LIVE: Matthew Stevens / Joanna Teters @ the Falcon Underground, 4/6/18 (by Rudy Lu)

It’s the Weekend!

April 27th, 2018, 4:00 pm by Greg
I am queen. I will protect my castle against small wild animals, mail deliveries, noisy tractors, vacuum cleaners and avant garde saxophone solos.

I am queen. I will protect my castle against small wild animals, mail deliveries, noisy tractors, vacuum cleaners and avant garde saxophone solos.

Kiss that work week goodbye, and say hello to the weekend!

Congratulations! You made it through the week, and now it’s time to get out there and soak up as much fun as possible on this mid-April weekend.

But before you head out for your weekend fun 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 world 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
Rudy Lu
Glenn Kaplowitz
Don Wilcock
J Hunter
Mark Alexander Hudson
Bokonon
Timothy Reidy
Kirsten Ferguson
Albert Brooks
Stanley A. Johnson
Gail M. Burns

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:

The Cock ‘n Bull, Galway
Cafffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
The Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
The Falcon, Marlboro

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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