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Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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HOT READS: Top 10 Nippertown Stories of the Week

Friday, November 21st, 2014
Jay Farrar

Jay Farrar returns to The Egg

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

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…

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 in the past week:

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

2. The Egg Adds Another New Rock Concert (by Staff)

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

4. The Egg Announces ANOTHER New Concert (by Staff)

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

6. CANCELLED: Cher @ the Times Union Center (by Staff)

7. The Egg Adds a New Concert (by Staff)

8. MASS MoCA Announces New Concert (by Staff)

9. LIVE: Stephen Clair & the Millionaires @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 11/15/14 (by Greg Haymes, Carl Smith)

10. LIVE: The Hello Strangers @ The Linda, 10/10/14 (by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Bits ‘n’ Pieces: Vicky Chow’s “Surface Image”; Hudson Music Series; Capital Area Music Awards…

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Recorded at EMPAC at RPI in Troy, Surface Image, the new hour-long composition for solo piano and 40-­channel 1-­bit electronics by pianist Vicky Chow and composer Tristan Perich, has been released on New Amsterdam Records. The album was produced by EMPAC’s Argeo Ascani and mixed by engineer Jeffrey Svatek. The album is currently available at iTunes and Amazon.

Hudson artist Chad Weckler is hoping to bring a series of 10 free concerts to Hudson next summer, but he needs your help. He’s applied for a $25,000 matching grant from Levitt Pavilions, and his proposal is one of 26 projects participating for a Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award. An online public voting process is now in progress through Sunday, November 30 to determine the Top 20 finalists, and you can go here to register your vote. Levitt Pavilions will then review the finalists, and 10 grants will be awarded in December.

And here’s a reminder that nominations for the second annual Capital Area Music Awards – which are now also known as the Cammys – are Sunday, November 30. The awards ceremony and showcase is slated to take place at The Linda in Albany on Sunday, January 25. If you’re a band or musician who would like to be considered for an award, get your submission in soon.

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

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

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…

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 in the past week:

1. New Concert Added at the Palace Theatre (by Staff)

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

3. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)

4. New Mystery Concert and Four More Shows Announced for Proctors (by Staff)

5. The Egg Adds ANOTHER New Concert (by Staff)

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

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

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…

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 in the past week:

1. The Egg Adds Two New Concerts (by Staff)

2. SPAC Announces New Concert for Summer 2015 (by Staff)

3. RIP: Guy Spataford, 1951-2014 (by Greg Haymes)

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

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

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

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Primus

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

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…

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 in the past week:

1. LIVE: Empire Jazz Orchestra with Claire Daly, Sharel Cassity & Ada Rovatti @ Colonial Theatre, 10/18/14 (by J Hunter, Rudy Lu)

2. New Concert Announced for Washington Avenue Armory (by Staff)

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

4. LIVE: Richard Russo @ the Gloversville Public Library, 10/23/14 (by Stanley Johnson)

5. LIVE: Robin Trower @ The Egg, 10/21/14 (by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

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10/30/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

MUSIC: The Jayhawks @ The Egg, Albany. Touring with their 1997 touring lineup – Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Tim O’Reagan, Karen Grotberg and Kraig Johnson – the Jayhawks will be playing selected material from the band’s long history as one of America’s finest alternative country rock bands. Trapper Schoepp will open the show. 7:30pm. $34.50.

MUSIC: Rockapella @ Proctors, Schenectady. Led by founder Scott Leonard, the veteran contemporary a cappella quintet lands in the Electric City in support of their latest album, Motown & More. 8pm. $20-$40.

MUSIC: John Davidson @ Firefly Restaurant, Lenox. Broadway. “Hollywood Squares.” “That’s Incredible.” He also hosted the nationally syndicated “The John Davidson Show” from 1980-1982 and served as guest host on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” 87 times. Yup, that John Davidson, who has recently relocated to Lenox. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Taina Asili & Gaetano Vaccaro @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. Puerto Rican vocalist Taina Asili and Sicilian guitarist Gaetano Vaccaro perform an energetic fusion of old and new reggae, rock, Afro-Latin and related musical styles with an underlying theme of social change. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Zendaya & Bridgit Mendler @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Disney teen popsters. 7pm. $35, $40, $45, $55 & $75.

PERFORMANCE: “,000,” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. “,000,” – yes, that’s the title, not a typo – is an EMPAC-commissioned multimedia artwork by Canadian artist Isabelle Pauwels. Layering sculpture, light, audio, and video, the performance guides the audience through the story of two entwined characters: a dying rust-belt town unable to let go of nostalgia for the “old days,” and a small-time actress struggling against the indignities of the film industry while making ends meet as a part-time dominatrix. 7:30pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.

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

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

We’ve heard all of 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…

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 in the past week:

1. Upstate Concert Hall Announces Two Big New Concerts (by Staff)

2. Albany’s Madison Theatre Opens New Live Music Venue (by Staff)

3. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

4. Festival Fever: Festival of the Dead @ Washington Avenue Armory on Saturday (by Staff)

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

6. COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

7. A Few More Minutes With… Roger Noyes of the Arch Stanton Quartet (by J Hunter)

8. LIVE: Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 10/11/14 (by Bokonon)

9. LIVE: TriBeCaStan @ The Linda, 10/11/14 (by J Hunter)

10. LIVE: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, 9/19-21/14 (by Kirsten Ferguson, Bender Mellon)

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