It’s the Weekend!

October 20th, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg

A hundred nose marks on the windshield

Congratulations! You made it through another work-week, and now it’s time to get out there and soak up as much fun as possible on this absolutely gorgeous October weekend.

But before we head out for some bigtime 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:

Mark Alexander Hudson
Steven Stock
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Rudy Lu
J Hunter
Glenn Kaplowitz
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.

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

October 20th, 2017, 1:00 pm by Greg
Robin Trower

Guitarslinger Robin Trower is slated for a return to The Egg

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. The Egg Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)

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

3. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

4. Another New Concert Announced for The Egg (by Staff)

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

6. RIP: The Starlite Music Theatre (aka Colonie Coliseum), 1958-2012 (by Greg Haymes, Sebastien Barre)

7. The Egg to Host Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Benefit Concert (by Staff, Rudy Lu)

8. OCTOBER 19: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

9. LIVE: Psychedelic Furs @ Upstate Concert Hall, 10/8/17 (by Steven Stock)

10. LIVE: Yes @ the Palace Theatre, 10/5/17 (by Mark Alexander Hudson, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

11. LIVE: Brand X @ The Egg, 10/12/17 (by Steven Stock, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

12. Sanctuary for Independent Media Announces Fall Schedule of Concerts, Films, Talks, More (by Staff)

It’s the Weekend!

October 13th, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg
Yessss!

Yessssssssssssss!

Congratulations! You made it through another work-week, and now it’s time to get out there and soak up as much fun as possible before Monday rolls around again.

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 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:

Mark Alexander Hudson
Steven Stock
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Anthony Tassarotti
Rudy Lu
Bryan Lasky
J Hunter
Tim Reidy
Wanda Callagy
Kirsten Ferguson
Stan Johnson
Barbara Waldinger
Macey Levin
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.

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

October 13th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

The Big Takeover’s Nee Nee Rushie was wailin’ at the Woodstock Drum Boogie Festival last month

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. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

2. Two New Shows Announced for The Egg (by Staff)

3. Massry Center for the Arts Announces 2017-2018 Concerts (by Staff)

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

5. LIVE: Yes @ the Palace Theatre, 10/5/17 (by Mark Alexander Hudson, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

6. Cohoes Music Hall Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)

7. OCTOBER 12: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Kirsten Ferguson)

8. RIP: The Starlite Music Theatre (aka Colonie Coliseum), 1958-2012 (by Greg Haymes, Sebastien Barre)

9. Remembering Tom Petty… (by Martin Benjamin)

10. LIVE: Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers @ Massry Center for the Arts, 10/7/17 (by Rudy Lu)

11. LIVE: Stephen Stills & Judy Collins @ The Egg, 10/8/17 (by Bryan Lasky)

12. LIVE: Woodstock Drum Boogie Festival @ Andy Lee Field, 9/9/17 (by Rudy Lu)

T-Shirt Slogans Seen at LarkFest, 9/23/17

October 12th, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg

t-shirt

Compiled by Tim Reidy

A random sampling of t-shirts spotted at LarkFest on Albany’s Lark Street on Saturday, September 23:

Good Vibes Only
Down and Dirty Rock-N-Blues
I’d Rather Be on Lark St.
Shark Attack
Prince Daddy
Lobstar Wars
Pink Floyd 1972
Le Bronx Nieux York
Chemistry Club
Make It Out
John Mayer Local Crew
Seinfeld
Latin@s
Nothing Keeps Us From Going Outside
California 1984
Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill

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It’s the Weekend!

October 6th, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg

It's The Weekend!

Congratulations! You made it through another work-week, and now it’s time to get out there and soak up as much fun as humanly possible during the 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 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:

Steven Stock
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Anthony Tassarotti
Rudy Lu
Martin Benjamin
Stan Johnson
Tim Reidy
Glenn Kaplowitz
Wanda Callagy
Tom Lindsay
Macey Levin
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.

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

October 6th, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg

Bob Dylan

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

1. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (By Staff, Martin Benjamin)

2. Palace Theatre Announces Two More New Concerts (by Staff)

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

4. THE DOZEN: October’s Must-See Concerts (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

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

6. Here Are the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees (by Staff)

7. RIP: Tom Petty, 1950-2017 (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk, Martin Benjamin)

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

9. THEATER REVIEW: “Sex with Strangers” @ Capital Repertory Theatre (by Greg Haymes)

10. OCTOBER 5: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes)

11. FREE FEST: Chowderfest Comes to Troy on Sunday (by Staff, Tom Lindsay)

12. FEST: Upstate’s Alright IV on Saturday (by Staff)

It’s the Weekend!

September 29th, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg

Congratulations! You made it through another work-week, and now it’s time to get out there and soak up as much fun as humanly possible during the 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 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:

Steven Stock
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Rudy Lu
Amy L. Modesti
J Hunter
Stan Johnson
Tim Livingston
Tim Reidy
Jessica Ayotte
Martin Benjamin
David Brickman
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.

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