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

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The 2014 Cammys are cancelled.

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

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 was a whole lot of 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 in the past week:

1. The Egg Adds Six More Concerts (by Staff)

2. BEST OF 2014: Tim Livingston’s Top 10 Albums (by Tim Livingston)

3. New Live Music Venue in Saratoga Springs (by Staff)

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

5. Capital Area Music Awards Are Cancelled (by Staff)

6. Other Voices: New Live Music Venue Poll (by Staff)

7. BEST OF 2014: J Hunter’s Top 10 Concerts (And More) (by J Hunter)

8. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced (by Staff)

9. Three New Concerts Announced for The Linda (by Staff)

10. (tie) Hot Cousins Get Engaged at the Low Beat: Hump Day Unusual Moment (by Staff)

10. (tie) Home Bass 2: Tommy Stinson Headlines Habitat for Humanity Benefit Concert (by Staff, Kirsten Ferguson)

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RIP: Michael Wicks, 1945-2014

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

We are deeply saddened to report that Michael Wicks – one of the Capital Region’s most ubiquitous and versatile bassists – passed away on Monday (December 15) after a lengthy illness. He was 69 years old.

A Scotia native, Wicks was born on Valentine’s Day, 1945, and his love of music certainly wasn’t restricted to any one genre.

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

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The Arnoff Building is for sale.

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

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 was a whole lot of 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 in the past week:

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

2. FOR SALE: Nipper… Yes, the Big One! (by Greg Haymes)

3. New Concert Announced for Proctors (by Staff)

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

5. New Concerts Announced for MASS MoCA (by Staff)

6. Remembering Raoul Vezina (by Staff)

7. LIVE: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band @ Times Union Center, 12/2/14 (by Dan Hogan, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

8. LIVE: The J. Geils Band @ the Times Union Center, 12/2/14 (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

9. Sheryl Crow in Concert with Boston Pops Added to Tanglewood 2015 Line-up [Berkshire on Stage] (by Larry Murray)

10. DECEMBER 11: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History (by Staff, Greg Haymes)

FOR SALE: Nipper… Yes, the Big One!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

The Arnoff Building is for sale.

By Greg Haymes

Nipper – the four-ton, 28-foot-tall canine icon who has been the faithful guardian of the Albany skyline for 60 years now – is up for sale… along with the building atop which he (or she) stands.

Nipper and the four-story building at 991 Broadway, as well as several adjacent properties are all owned by Arnoff Moving and Storage, which is looking to sell and relocate to a larger facility.

The asking price? $3.97 million.

Well, that’s a wee bit out of our price range, even for a giant multi-national comglomerate like Nippertown.com. But then one word flashed into our heads…

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

Friday, December 5th, 2014
(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Ian McLagan @ The Linda, 10/21/14

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

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 was a whole lot of 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 in the past week:

1. Bands Announced for First Night Saratoga (by Staff)

2. THE DOZEN: December’s Must-See Concerts (by Greg Haymes, Stanley Johnson)

3. COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements (by Staff)

4. RIP: Ian McLagan, 1945-2014 (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

5. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

6. New Show Announced for The Egg (by Staff)

7. FIVE FIRSTS: JP of the Plague (by Staff)

8. JAZZ 2K: Cyber Monday Edition (by J Hunter)

9. LIVE: The Jayhawks @ The Egg, 10/30/14 (by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

10. LIVE: Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express @ Club Helsinki, 11/22/14 (by Fred Rudofsky)

RIP: Ian McLagan, 1945-2014

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Ian McLagan @ The Linda, Albany, NY, 10/21/14

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Ian McLagan passed away today after reportedly suffering a stroke in his adopted hometown of Austin yesterday. He was 69 years old.

McLagan was slated to kick off a holiday tour with Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets tonight in Minneapolis.

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer McLagan was the keyboardist with the Small Faces and the Faces. A genuine, dyed-in-the-wool rock’n’roller, McLagan was something of rock Zelig, who also played the Rolling Stones and a long line of rock legends from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen to Paul Westerberg.

McLagan played a concert at The Linda in Albany just six weeks ago in support of his latest album, United States on Yep Roc Records. He was scheduled to perform at The Egg with Nick Lowe and Los Straightjackets on Friday, December 19.

ALSO READ:
LIVE: Ian McLagan @ The Linda, 10/21/14
LIVE: Ian McLagan @ the Bearsville Theater, 6/21/13

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

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Peter Wolf

Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band


Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

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 was a whole lot of 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 in the past week:

1. Tanglewood Announces New Pop Concert (by Staff)

2. LIVE: The Lawn Sausages / Off the Record @ the Hangar, 11/7/14 (by Fred Rudofsky)

3. New Concert Announced for UPAC (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

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

5. Bands Announced for Capital Area Music Awards Show (by Staff)

6. A FEW MINUTES WITH… Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band (by Don Wilcock)

7. So Who Were the Mystery Country Stars at Proctors Last Night? (by Staff)

8. LIVE: Crystal Bowersox @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 11/6/14 (by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

9. LIVE: Hiromi: The Trio Project @ The Egg, 11/14/14 (by J Hunter)

10. (tie) LIVE: Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group @ The Egg, 11/5/14 (by Richard Brody)

10. (tie) LIVE: Gov’t Mule @ the Palace Theatre, 11/14/14 (by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

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Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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