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Happy Birthday, Bob!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

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It’s the Weekend!

Friday, May 20th, 2016
Road trip!

C’mon! Let’s go! Road trip!

Kiss the work week goodbye, and say howdy to the weekend!

Congrats! You made it through the week. But before we head out for the big 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:

Andrzej Pilarczyk
Timothy Reidy
Daniel Hogan
Matt Mac Haffie
Eric Gleason
Ed Conway
Martin Benjamin
Kirsten Ferguson
David Brickman
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:

McGeary’s Pub, Albany
The Egg, Albany
The Low Beat, Albany
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Palace Theatre, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, May 20th, 2016
Bob Dylan performing at Amherst College in November, 2010. (Photo by Martin Benjamin)

Bob Dylan tribute concerts celebrate his 75th birthday

Photograph by Martin Benjamin

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. Alive at Five’s 2016 Concert Schedule Is Announced (by Staff)

2. The First Rockin’ On the River Concert of 2016… (by Staff, Matt Mac Haffie)

3. Palace Theatre Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)

4. New Pearl Street Concert Venue Opens Thursday (by Staff)

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

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

7. FREE FEST: Headlining Bands Announced for Schenectady SummerNight (by Staff)

8. Albany’s Alive at Five Concerts Move to Tricentennial Park (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

9. FREE: UpBeat On the Roof Concert Series Announced (by Staff, Ed Conway)

10. Bob’s Birthday Bashes: Dylan Turns 75 (by Staff, Martin Benjamin)

Happy Birthday to Us!

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Cheers!

Yes, believe it or not, Saturday (May 21) marks the seventh anniversary of Nippertown, and we’re starting the party early.

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 help spread the word…

THANK YOU!

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, May 13th, 2016

It's the weekend!

Kiss the work week goodbye, and say howdy to the weekend!

Congrats! You made it through the week. But before we head out for the big Tulip Fest 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:

Rudy Lu
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Timothy Reidy
Ed Conway
Michael Hochanadel
Martin Benjamin
Kirsten Ferguson
Stanley Johnson
Robin Murray
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.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

Guthrie/Bell Productions, Albany
The 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:

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
The Egg, Albany
The Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
The Low Beat, Albany
Guthrie/Bell Productions, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady
Step Up Presents, Albany
WGNA-FM, Schenectady
The Madison Theater, Albany
The Falcon, Marlboro
MOVE Music Festival, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Other Voices, Other Rooms

Friday, May 13th, 2016

From The Times Union: The saddest arts story of the week… Paul Grondahl reports that Ruth Pelham is retiring the Music Mobile

From Filler: Donna Tillotson’s interview with former Albanian Miles Joris Peyrafitte, first-time filmmaker, whose feature film, “As You Are,” was shown earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

From Playing for the Door: Some good advice for all musicians from guitarist and former Albanian Albie von SchaafWrite More Songs; Shut Up and Rock; Listen to Punk Rock.

From The New York Times: Singer-songwriter Steve Earle writes about “The Other Side of Merle Haggard.”

From Rapp On This: In a 2008 vintage article, Paul Rapp (drummer, lawyer, former Metroland columnist, ex-porn star, etc.) makes the argument for lowering the drinking age to 18… again.

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

Friday, May 13th, 2016
Eric Bloom, Richie Castellano, Kasim Sulton and Buck Dharma (photo by Ed Conway)

Blue Oyster Cult is slated for a return to Greater Nippertown

Photograph by Ed Conway

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. The Egg Announces Another New Concert (by Staff)

2. SPAC Announces New Concert (by Staff)

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

4. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

5. Skidmore College Announces New Concert (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

6. On the Move: Where Will Albany’s Alive at Five Concert Series Go? (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

7. FEST: New York Rock N’ Roots Fest in Lake George (by Staff)

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

9. Headliner Announced for American Music Festival for the Lake in Lake George (by Staff, Stanley Johnson)

10. LIVE: Hey Jude…The Tribute @ the Madison Theater, 4/29/16 (by Ed Conway)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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

Congrats! You made it through the week. But before we head out for the big Tulip Fest 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:

Rudy Lu
J Hunter
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Glenn Kaplowitz
Ed Conway
Gene Sennes
David Brickman
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.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

EMPAC at RPI, 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:

The Egg, Albany
The Linda, Albany
The Ale House, Troy
EMPAC at RPI, Troy
The Albany Public Library, Albany
Colonie Elks Lodge, Latham
The Beer Belly, Albany
Albany Musicians’ Association, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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