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Comedy Show Moves to the Palace

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Due to the “unanticipated ticket demand,” the show by comedian John Mulaney on Thursday, July 27 – which was originally slated for The Egg – has been moved to the Palace Theatre.

Tickets for Mulaney’s Kid Gorgeous Tour stop at the Palace will go on sale at 10am on Thursday (March 30), priced at $2%, $35 & 45.

For more information regarding tickets, contact the Palace box office at 465-3334.


LIVE: Wild Adriatic @ Putnam Den, 2/4/17

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Wild Adriatic

Wild Adriatic

Photographs by Tim Reidy

It was party time last month, when Wild Adriatic tore into Putnam Den for a hometown CD release party for their new album, Feel.


HEARD: Playlist, 3/20-26/17

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Just so you know where our ears have been at, here’s a rundown of what we’ve been spinning at Nippertown HQ (and in the Nippermobile) this past week – CDs, vinyl, streaming and, yes, even a couple of cassettes:

Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy (Jagjaguwar, 2005)
Sufjan Stevens: Come On Feel the Illinoise (Asthmatic Kitty, 2005)
Mark Eitzel: 60 Watt Silver Lining (Warner Bothers, 1996)
Sparklehorse: It’s a Wonderful Life (Capitol, 2001)
Various artists: Reason to Believe: The Songs of Tim Hardin (Phoenix Foundation, 2013)
Guy Clark: Workbench Songs (Dualtone, 2006)
Bluesiana Triangle: Bluesiana Triangle (Windham Hill Jazz, 1990)
Jean Grae: Gotham Down: Cycle II, Leviathan (KAGD, 2013)
Jean Grae: Saix (KAGD, 2015)
Jean Grae: That’s Not How You Do That Either: Yet Another Instructional Album for Adults (KAGD, 2015)
Sin Fang: Spaceland (Morr Music, 2016)
Otis Taylor: Fantasizing About Being Black (Trance Blues Festival, 2017)
Glenn Gould: Bach: The Goldberg Variations (CBS Masterworks, 1982)
Ricki Lee Jones: Pop Pop (Geffen, 1991)
Various artists: The Big Hits of Mid-America: The Soma Records Story, 1963-1967 (Plum, 1998)
Jane Siberry: Bound by the Beauty (Reprise, 1989)
Hem: Eveningland (Rounder, 2004)
Home: 1987-1991 (Homestijl, 2008)
Kelly Lee Owens: Kelly Lee Owens (Smalltown Supersound, 2017)
Latin Playboys: Latin Playboys (Slash, 1994)
Richard Shindell: Careless (Amalgamated Balladry, 2016)
Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road: Deluxe Edition (Mercury, 2006)
Danny O’Keefe: Breezy Stories (Atlantic, 1973)

FREE FEST: Bands Announced for Lake George’s Jazz at the Lake Festival

Monday, March 27th, 2017

By J Hunter

It’s 18 degrees as I type this, and while the snow has retreated enough that I can actually see my patio furniture, it’s still a winter wonderland in my backyard. So why am I fixated on mid-September, another time when fleece products should be kept close to hand? Because I now know the line-up for the 2017 edition of Lake George Arts Project’s Jazz at the Lake, to be held Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17 at Shepard Park in Lake George – and, as usual, curator Paul Pines has made the free festival a cut above everything else:


This Tuscon-born pianist-vocalist’s fourth disc Lyric Fury came into my life this past January, during a Jukebox Jury panel at the JazzConnect Conference in NYC. One listen to one track motivated me to dig deeper, and I struck the mother lode once I got under the surface. Hilts’ biggish-band compositions have been described as “When Mingus Met Debussy,” but the bottom line is we’re talking smart, well-crafted originals made glorious flesh by heavy hitters like Jack Walrath and Lisa Parrott. If you like music that carbonates your brain and brightens your heart, don’t be fashionably late for this opening act.


SPAC Announces New Concert

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Counting Crows

Adam Duritz leads the Counting Crows back to SPAC

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

This summer Rob Thomas & Matchbox Twenty are teaming up with Counting Crows for the Brief History of Everything Tour, and the double-bill is slated to make a return to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 25.

Rivers & Rust – featuring Matchbox Twenty guitarist Kyle Cook and Texas singer-songwriter Sheila Marshall – will open the show at 6:45pm.


It’s the Weekend!

Friday, March 24th, 2017
You are so fascinating.

You're so fascinating I could look at you all day.

Goodbye, work-week. Hello, weekend!

But before we head out for some first-weekend-of-spring 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

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:

Amy Modesti
Rudy Lu
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Don Wilcock
Martin Benjamin
Joseph Deuel
Barbara Waldinger
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.

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 Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
WEXT-FM, North Greenbush

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 Times Union Center, Albany
Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield
Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Adam Levine of Maroon 5

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 @ Times Union Center, 3/7/17

Photograph by Amy Modesti

Yes, we’ve heard all the complaints that some of you simply don’t have the time to read all of the 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. SPAC Announces New Concert (by Staff)

2. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

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

4. Tanglewood Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)

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

6. Bob Dylan Heads to Kingston (by Staff, Martin Benjamin)

7. FEST: The Roots Music Festival @ The Linda (by Staff)

8. FEST: FreshGrass Announces First Round of Bands (by Staff)

9. LIVE: Maroon 5 @ Times Union Center, 3/7/17 (by Amy Modesti)

10. Sanctuary for Independent Media Announces Spring Schedule (by Staff)

Tanglewood Announces Two New Concerts

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Tanglewood in Lenox just keeps on rolling out the new concert announcements for the Koussevitzky Music Shed. And now here are two more…

Motown superstar Diana Ross – who celebrates her 73rd birthday on Sunday (March 26) – is slated to step into the Tanglewood spotlight at 7pm on Wednesday, August 30. Ticket prices range from $12.50-$149.


Jim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysCartoonist John CaldwellHolly & EvanCaffe LenaThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantAdvertise on Nippertown!Albany PoetsHudson SoundsBerkshire On StageThe LindaLeave Regular Radio BehindArtist Charles HaymesArtist and Musician Michael Eck