It’s the Weekend!

November 17th, 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 possible this weekend.

But before we head out for your 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:

Andrzej Pilarczyk
Glenn Kaplowitz
Mark Alexander Hudson
Rudy Lu
Prof. Teddy Clements, Ret.
Ed Conway
Steven Stock
Albert Brooks
Timothy Reidy
Stan Johnson
Martin Benjamin
Joe Putrock
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

November 17th, 2017, 1:00 pm by Greg
JD McPherson

JD McPherson played another sold out show at the Hangar… and he’s comin’ back for SKI-QX, too

Photograph by Ed Conway

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 10 most-viewed stories from Nippertown during the past week, in case you’re playing catch-up:

1. Times Union Center Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)

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

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

4. LIVE: King Crimson @ The Egg, 11/8 & 9/17 (by Steven Stock, Glenn Kaplowitz)

5. New Concert Announced for MASS MoCA (by Staff)

6. Proctors Announces New Show (by Staff)

7. Cohoes Music Hall Announces New Concert (by Staff)

8. NEW CONCERTS: This Week’s Round-Up (by Greg Haymes)

9. LIVE: The Security Project @ the Van Dyck, 11/11/17 (by Mark Alexander Hudson, Rudy Lu, Stan Johnson)

10. FEST: SKI-QX Fest @ Stratton Mountain (by Staff, Joe Putrock)

11. NOVEMBER 16: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

12. (tie) LIVE: JD McPherson @ the Hangar on the Hudson, 11/8/17 (by Ed Conway)

12. (tie) LIVE: Don Byron Quartet @ A Place for Jazz, 11/3/17 (by Prof. Teddy Clements, Ret., Albert Brooks)

Stephen Clair’s CD Release Party at Bridge Street Theatre [Berkshire on Stage]

November 14th, 2017, 1:30 pm by Sara

Come celebrate the release of new music from Stephen Clair & the Pushbacks when Catskill’s intimate Bridge Street Theatre hosts an album release show for the band at 7:30pm on Saturday (November 18).

A former Albanian who know lives in Beacon, Clair is a singer-songwriter who wears his wry Upstate New York roots and his Americana heart on his sleeve. An esteemed guitar player, he’s honed his personable and entertaining performance skills on the road headlining clubs and opening tours for the likes of Robert Earl Keen and James McMurtry. With a Ray Davies-like vocal delivery and mountains of songwriting credits, Clair’s gritty and provocative tunes are kicked into high gear by the stirring and muscular chops of the Pushbacks, his mighty backing band, consisting of Hudson Valley locals Brad Hubbard (baritone sax), J Why (drums and vocals), Jay Nicholas (bass) and Sarah Terrell (keyboards and vocals).

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It’s the Weekend!

November 10th, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg

learnToTango

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 Veterans Day weekend.

But before we head out for your 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:

Andrzej Pilarczyk
Glenn Kaplowitz
Mark Alexander Hudson
Rudy Lu
Prof. Teddy Clements, Ret.
Ed Conway
J Hunter
Tim Reidy
Al Goldberg
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

November 10th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg
John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin @ The Egg, 11/2/17

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 Palace Theatre Announces New Show (by Staff)

2. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Announces Three New Concerts (by Staff)

3. Proctors Announces Another New Concert (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

4. The Egg Announces New Show (by Staff)

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

6. NEW CONCERTS: This Week’s Round-Up (by Greg Haymes)

7. Another New Concert Announced for MASS MoCA (by Staff)

8. LIVE: John McLaughlin / Jimmy Herring @ The Egg, 11/2/17 (by Mark Alexander Hudson, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

9. Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Celebrating David Bowie Tour (by Staff)

10. NOVEMBER 9: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Al Goldberg)

11. LIVE: The Fleshtones @ the Hangar on the Hudson, 11/4/17 (by Ed Conway, Tim Reidy)

12. LIVE: The Jeff Siegel Sextet @ A Place for Jazz, 10/20/17 (by J Hunter, Rudy Lu)

It’s the Weekend!

November 3rd, 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 possible on this first weekend of November.

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:

Andrzej Pilarczyk
Glenn Kaplowitz
Don Wilcock
Amy L. Modesti
Mark Alexander Hudson
Rudy Lu
Martin Benjamin
Albert Brooks
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

November 3rd, 2017, 1:30 pm by Greg

THE DOZEN: Holly Near helps the Eighth Step celebrate its 50th anniversary on Saturday

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 New Concerts (by Staff)

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

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

4. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

5. Cohoes Music Hall Announces New Concert (by Staff)

6. This Week’s New Concert Announcements (by Greg Haymes)

7. THE DOZEN: November’s Must-See Concerts (by Greg Haymes, Martin Benjamin)

8. LIVE: Renaissance @ The Egg, 10/29/17 (by Mark Alexander Hudson, Glenn Kaplowitz)

9. NOVEMBER 2: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

10. A FEW MINUTES WITH… Steve Kimock (by Don Wilcock)

11. A FEW MINUTES WITH… Bruce Cockburn (by Don Wilcock)

12. LIVE: “Let It Rock! A Tribute to Chuck Berry” @ the Hangar on the Hudson, 10/20/17 (by Amy L. Modesti)

It’s the Weekend!

October 27th, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg
Hoodie weather is here.

Yeah, it's finally hoodie weather...

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 big Halloween 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:

Andrzej Pilarczyk
Glenn Kaplowitz
Don Wilcock
Stan Johnson
Tim Reidy
Thomas Dimopoulos
Macey Levin
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.

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