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It’s the Weekend

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Brrr!

Hey, Winter, is that all you got? I'm ready for ya. Bring it on!

Goodbye, work-week. Hello, weekend!

But before we head out for some 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 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
Ed Conway
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Fred Rudofsky
Jeff Nania
Tim Reidy
Michael Hochanadel
Martin Benjamin
Tim Mack
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 Hangar on the Hudson, Troy
The Egg, Albany
Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy
The Falcon, Marlboro

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, February 17th, 2017

Signs of the City

Photograph by Greg Haymes

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 we understand… 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 seven days, in case you’re still playing catch-up:

1. The Egg Announces Four New Concerts (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

2. Another New Show Announced for Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (by Staff)

3. SPAC Announces a New Double-Bill Concert (by Staff)

4. New Concerts Announced for Brewery Ommegang and MASS MoCA (by Staff)

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

6. SPAC Announces Another New Concert (by Staff)

7. COMIN’SOON: New Concert Announcements (by Greg Haymes, Michael Hochanadel)

8. FEST: Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival Announces Bands (by Staff, Greg Haymes)

9. Mountain Jam Announces More Bands (by Staff)

10. Where to See the Grammy Winners in Concert (by Greg Haymes, Tim Mack)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, February 10th, 2017
I'd LOVE to help you shovel, but I don't have thumbs.

No, really, I'd LOVE to help you shovel, but I don't have thumbs.

A real honest-to-goodness snowstorm? We can barley remember what that’s like, but now that the work week is over, 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:

Rudy Lu
Ed Conway
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Tim Reidy
Stanley Johnson

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:

Hot Cousin

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
Proctors, Schenectady
The Linda, Albany
The Palace Theatre, Albany
Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale
Gateway City Arts, Holyoke
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, February 10th, 2017

Photograph of the Last Waltz 40 Tour concert 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 10 most-viewed stories from Nippertown during the past week, in case you’re playing catch-up:

1. SPAC Announces Three New Concerts (by Staff)

2. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

3. Brewery Ommegang Announces New Concert (by Staff)

4. Here’s the Entertainment Schedule for Rivers Casino (by Staff)

5. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff, Stan Johnson)

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

7. Proctors Announces 2017-2018 Season of Shows (by Ed Conway)

8. LIVE: The Last Waltz 40 @ the Palace Theatre, 2/2/17 (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

9. FEBRUARY 9: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

10. SPAC Announces 2017 Classical Schedule (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk, Rudy Lu)

Palace Theatre Announces New Concert

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Led by Greater Nippertown native Maria Brink, headbangers In This Moment take the stage at downtown Albany’s Palace Theatre on Wednesday, April 19.

The concert kicks off at 7pm with support acts including Motionless in White, Avatar and Gemini Syndrome.

Priced at $25, $30 & $35, tickets are slated to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (February 10).

MORE OF TODAY’S NEW CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS
SPAC Announces Three New Concerts
SPAC Announces 2017 Classical Schedule

It’s the (Puppy Bowl) Weekend!

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

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

But before we head out for the big Puppy Bowl 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:

Rudy Lu
Don Wilcock
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Glenn Kaplowitz
J Hunter
Tim Reidy
Wanda Callagy
Ed Conway
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.

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:

First Night Saratoga, Saratoga Springs
The Low Beat, Albany
The Egg, Albany
The Stockade Inn, Schenectady
TJ’s Flightline Pub, Glenville

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater makes her sixth SPAC Jazz Fest appearance this summer

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 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. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

3. Times Union Center Announces Second Concert of the Day (by Staff)

4. SPAC Makes Another New Concert Announcement (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

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

6. Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest Announces Line-Up of Bands (by Staff, Rudy Lu, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

7. SPAC Announces New Concert (by Staff)

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

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

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

It’s the Weekend

Friday, January 27th, 2017
Shelby with a tennis ball

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:

Rudy Lu
Michael Hochanadel
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Glenn Kaplowitz
Ed Conway
Tom Lindsay
Tim Reidy
Martin Benjamin
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:

The Van Dyck, Schenectady
First Night Saratoga, Saratoga Springs
Club Helsinki, Hudson
The Upper Room, Albany
Jupiter Hall, Guilderland
Spindles on Remsen, Cohoes
The University Club of Albany, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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