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

Friday, July 3rd, 2015
The Neanderthals

Eddie Angel and Pete Curry of the Neanderthals @ Dad Fest, 6/21/15

Photograph by Stanley Johnson

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

2. T-Shirt Slogans Seen @ Solid Sound 2015 (by Greg Haymes)

3. Storm King Summer Concert Series Kicks Off on Sunday (by Staff, Kirsten Ferguson)

4. UPDATE: New Bands Added to FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA (by Staff)

5. LIVE: Dad Fest @ Corning Preserve Boat Launch, 6/21/15 (by Stanley Johnson)

6. FEST: Built4BBQ’s Star Spangled Bonanza @ the Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel on Saturday (by Staff, Timothy Reidy)

7. FREE: The Brunswick Summer Concert Series @ Brunswick Family Center (by Staff)

8. FREE: Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series @ Lake George’s Shepard Park (by Staff, Fred Rudofsky)

9. FREE: Tang Museum’s UpBeat On the Roof Concert Series (by Staff)

10. LIVE: “Reelin’ in the Years: A Night of Steely Dan Music” @ Bearsville Theater, 6/5/15 (by J Hunter, Rudy Lu)

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T-Shirt Slogans Seen @ Solid Sound 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

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A random sampling of t-shirts spotted at the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA on Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28:

Spiritual Gangsta
Knittaz 4 Life
Anderson’s Bookshop
Magnolia Electric Co.
Beastie Boys
Sun Studio
Save Them All
Mac Sabbath
Say Cheese
Bacon Scientist
Fillmore East, March 1968-June 1971
Emma Willard Varsity
David Bromberg Band

(more…)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Better bring an umbrella...

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 big festival frenzy 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:

Don Wilcock
Stanley Johnson
J Hunter
Rudy Lu
Timothy Reidy
Steven Stock
Bryan Lasky
Kirsten Ferguson
Richard Lovrich
Charles H. Haymes
Matt Mac Haffie
Dan Hogan
Gail M. Burns
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:

Proctors, Schenectady

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 Eighth Step, Schenectady
The Egg, Albany
Club Helsinki, Hudson
WAMC-FM’s The Linda Performing Arts Studio, Albany
Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs
City of Albany Office of Special Events, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady
Step Up Presents, Albany
Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
Parish Public House, Albany
Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield
New York State Office of General Services, Albany
The Orchard Project, New York City
Lark Tavern, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, June 26th, 2015

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Photograph of Mike Gordon @ The Egg by Bryan Lasky

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. New Concerts: The Egg, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall & the Palace Theatre (by Staff)

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

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

4. LIVE: “Reelin’ in the Years: A Night of Steely Dan Music” @ Bearsville Theater, 6/5/15 (by J Hunter, Rudy Lu)

5. LIVE: Mike Gordon @ The Egg, 6/19/15 (by Bryan Lasky)

6. LIVE: Paul Weller @ Upstate Concert Hall, 6/14/15 (by Steven Stock, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

7. LIVE: The Phil Allen/Michael Benedict Concert Jazz Band @ the Lark Tavern, 6/14/15 (by Rudy Lu)

8. FREE: Music in the Park @ Rensselaer’s North End Firehouse (by Staff)

9. JUNE 25: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History (by Staff, Matt Mac Haffie)

10. FEST: Ohana: Luau On the Lake in Lake George (by Staff, Charles H. Haymes)

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

Friday, June 19th, 2015
Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion

Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion @ The Egg, 6/16/15

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. 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. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

2. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

3. LIVE: Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion @ The Egg, 6/16/15 (by Brett Williams, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

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

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

6. SPAC Is the Best… (by Staff)

7. FREE: Freedom Park Concerts in Scotia (by Staff)

8. LIVE: Mountain Jam XI @ Hunter Mountain, 6/5/15 (Day Two) (by Stanley Johnson)

9. LIVE: Orleans @ the Empire State Plaza, 6/3/15 (by Greg Haymes, Timothy Reidy)

10. FREE: The Music at Sunset Concert Series @ Greenport Town Park (by Staff)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, June 12th, 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 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
Charles H. Haymes
Stanley Johnson
Ross Marvin
J Hunter
Timothy Reidy
Dan Hogan
Gail M. Burns
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
Mountain Jam, Hunter
The Low Beat, Albany
The Dream Away Lodge, Becket
Upstate Artists Guild, Albany
Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington
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, June 12th, 2015

Kat Edmonson and John Ellis

Kat Edmonson is coming to The Egg


Photographs 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 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. Palace Theatre Announces Three New Shows (by Staff)

2. The Egg Announces Two More New Concerts (by Staff)

3. SPAC Announces New Concert (by Staff)

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

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

6. COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

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

8. Five Reasons to See The Bad Plus Joshua Redman @ Alive at Five (by J Hunter, Charles H. Haymes)

9. FREE: Troy River Fest On River Street (by Staff)

10. New Concert Announced for The Egg (by Staff)

Happy 75th Birthday, Nancy Sinatra!

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Yeah, we’re not going for the obvious….

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