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

Friday, May 29th, 2015

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 was a whole lot of news to write about this week, including new concert and festival announcements and music and theater reviews…

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:

1. FEST: Art On Lark (by Staff)

2. Brewery Ommegang Announces a Brand New Concert (by Staff)

3. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

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

5. Tanglewood Announces New Concerts (by Staff)

6. LIVE: Nelson Esposito Quintana @ Madison Theater, 5/08/15 (by J Hunter)

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

8. LIVE: The Van Dyck Allstars Sax Summit @ the Van Dyck, 5/15/15 (by J Hunter, Rudy Lu)

9. FREE: Summer Concerts at the Empire State Plaza (by Staff)

10. THEATER: “Pippin” @ Proctors, 5/26/15 (by Greg Haymes)

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

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Photograph by Sara Ayers

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 was a whole lot of news to write about this week, including the demise of Bogie’s and big summer free concert schedules for Schenectady’s Music Haven, Albany’s Empire State Plaza and more…

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:

1. FREE: Summer Concerts at the Empire State Plaza (by Staff)

2. FREE: The Music Haven Concert Series @ Schenectady’s Central Park (by Staff)

3. Three New Concerts Announced for The Egg (by Staff)

4. FESTIVAL FEVER: Dad Fest @ Albany’s Jennings Landing (by Staff)

5. Albany’s Alive at Five Concert Series Announced (by Staff)

6. Rockin’ On the River Announces Schedule of Bands (by Staff)

7. FREE: Made in the Shade of The Egg Concert Series @ the Empire State Plaza (by Staff)

8. RIP: Bogie’s, 2008-2015 (by Staff, Sara Ayers)

9. “THE VOICE” UPDATE: Sawyer Fredericks Debuts Ray LaMontagne Song (by Staff)

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

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

Friday, May 15th, 2015

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Greg Bell’s rallying cry…

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 was a whole lot of news to write about this week, including the big summer free concert schedules for Troy’s Rockin’ On the River and Albany’s Alive at Five

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:

1. Rockin’ On the River Announces Schedule of Bands (by Staff)

2. Albany’s Alive at Five Concert Series Announced (by Staff)

3. Proctors Announces Concert Schedule for 2015-2016 (by Staff)

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

5. The Greg Bell Rant… (by Staff)

6. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

7. No Rest Fest This Year (by Staff)

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

9. The Orchard Project Brings Alan Cumming, Theresa Rebeck, Gate Theatre & More to Saratoga [Berkshire on Stage] (by Larry Murray)

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

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

Friday, May 8th, 2015
The Charlie Watts Riots

The Charlie Watts Riots @ the Low Beat, 4/10/15

Photograph by Timothy Raab

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 was a whole lot of news to write about this week, including lots of big concert announcements…

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:

1. Two Concerts Announced for Troy’s Rockin’ On the River (by Staff)

2. Dave Matthews Band Adds Very Special Guest for SPAC Shows (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

3. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

4. Palace Theatre Announces New Show (by Staff)

5. Bands Announced for Albany’s Tulip Fest (by Staff)

6. COMIN’ SOON: This Week’s New Concert Announcements (by Staff)

7. Sawyer Fredericks to Play Free Concert at the Palace Theatre (by Staff)

8. LIVE: The Arch Stanton Double Drum @ the Madison Theater, 4/25/15 (by Staff, Cheri Bordelon)

9. LIVE: The Charlie Watts Riots @ the Low Beat, 4/10/15 (by Staff, Timothy Raab)

10. FESTIVAL FEVER: GottaGetGon @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds (by Staff)

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

Friday, May 1st, 2015

bogies

Photograph by Sara Ayers

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 was a whole lot of news to write about this week, including lots of big concert announcements…

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:

1. Say Goodbye to Bogie’s… (by Staff, Sara Ayers)

2. New Concert Announced for SPAC (by Staff)

3. Another Free Concert Slated for the Empire State Plaza (by Staff)

4. LIVE: The Feelies @ BSP Lounge, 4/24/15 (by Ross Marvin, Kirsten Ferguson)

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

6. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

7. Schoharie County Arts Funds Distributed for Concert Series, More (by Tom Lindsay)

8. Winners Announced for MOVE Music Video Awards (by Staff)

9. New Albany Arts Fund Announced (by Staff)

10. Sean Rowe Sings “Her Songs” (by Staff)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Kudos to you for making it through another rainy – sometimes snowy – work week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some fun. But before we head out for the 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
Tom Lindsay
Timothy Raab
Kirsten Ferguson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Fred Rudofsky
Timothy Reidy
Larry Murray
Gail M. Burns

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:

The Low Beat, Albany

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
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Low Beat, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady
WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany
Guthrie Bell Productions, Albany
The Palace Theatre, Albany
Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls
Step Up Presents, Albany
The Theatre Institute at Sage, Troy
WilJam Productions, Albany
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Primus

Photograph of Primus 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. And, yes, there was a whole lot of news to write about this week, including lots of big concert announcements…

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:

1. Brewery Ommegang Announces New Concert (by Staff)

2. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

3. The Egg Announces Another New Concert (by Staff)

4. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

5. Proctors Announces New Concert (by Staff)

6. The Complete Schedule for Albany’s MOVE Music Festival This Weekend (by Staff)

7. COMIN’ SOON: This Week’s New Concert Announcements (by Staff)

8. LIVE: Sufjan Stevens @ the Palace Theatre, 4/15/15 (by Greg Haymes)

9. New Release Rack: The Lustre Kings’ “Go Green” (by Greg Haymes)

10. LIVE: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 3/28/15 (by Fred Rudofsky, Timothy Reidy)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, April 17th, 2015

It's the weekend!

Kudos to you for making it through another work week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some fun. But before we head out for the 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
Steven Stock
Don Wilcock
Kirsten Ferguson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Fred Rudofsky
Timothy Reidy
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:

The Egg, Albany
The Van Dyck, Schenectady
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Low Beat, Albany
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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