LIVE: Sirsy @ Brown’s Brewing Co., 1/17/14

February 13th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Sara


Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Nippertown contributor and our official 2013 Man On the Scene UberFan, Timothy Reidy continued the frantic pace of his Local 518 music scene coverage last month with an impressive triple-header in Troy on Friday, January 17, including stops at the Irish Ale Pub to see Molly Durnin and the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for Mirk, as well as the dynamic pop-rock duo Sirsy at Brown’s Brewing Co.

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Festival Fever: Brown’s Oktoberfest @ Revolution Hall, 10/19/13

October 17th, 2013, 12:00 pm by Greg
Eastbound Jesus

Eastbound Jesus

Revolution Hall is back in business … at least for a day.

Brown’s Brewing Co. in Troy opens the doors to Revolution Hall on Saturday (October 19) for the day-long Brown’s 2013 Oktoberfest celebration. The fest will feature German foods, plenty of Oktoberfest Lager and Pumpkin Ale and premium cigars.

And, yes, of course, there will be plenty of great music, too, including such Local 518 faves as Flood Road, Chilly Nickels and Eastbound Jesus.

The Oktoberfest celebration kicks off at 1:30pm and runs through 10pm on Saturday in Revolution Hall as well as outside on the deck.

The fest is a benefit for the Rensselaer Land Trust, and a donation of $8 is requested at the door.

Festival Fever: Festival of the Dead @ Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, 10/19/13

LIVE: Sirsy @ Brown’s Brewing Co., 1/26/12

January 31st, 2012, 2:00 pm by Greg

Video by Timothy Reidy

Sirsy performs “By July” at Brown’s Brewing Co. in Troy, on Thursday, January 26…

LIVE: Maurizio @ Brown’s Brewing Co., 12/31/11

January 9th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg

Video by Joel Patterson

Five Firsts: Steve Candlen

December 20th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg
Steve Candlen

Steve Candlen

NAME: Steve Candlen
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, vocals, drums

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The first album I bought was “The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits.” I wore it thin on one of those classic Close and Play record players. I loved that record!

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Five Firsts: John Glenn of The City Never Sleeps

November 29th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg
The City Never Sleeps

The City Never Sleeps

NAME: John Glenn
BAND AFFILIATION: The City Never Sleeps

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Europop” by Eiffel 65. I was about 10, and the only music I had at home were my parents’ classical or classic rock CDs, my brother’s rock mixes that he tapped off the radio and abandoned on dusty shelves and my own tapes off the radio. I remember I was at a book store with my parents and saw Eiffel 65 on display and recognized the “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” song from the radio. I just kind of stood there listening to it for what must have been 40 minutes. I thought it was so different from all the rock and classical music with all the over-produced synthetic sounds and the repetitive catchy hooks. I really loved that album at that time. I listen to it now, and it sounds kind of cheesy, but even today I play an acoustic rendition of “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” fairly regularly.

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Breaking Bad With Fritz’s Polka Band

September 1st, 2011, 12:40 pm by Greg
Fritz's Polka Band

Fritz's Polka Band

It’s one of our very favorite TV shows, so we were psyched to find out that the producers of AMC’s hit drama, “Breaking Bad” had reached out to one of Nippertown’s longest-running bands to provide some of the music for an upcoming episode.

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Happy Waffle Week!

August 23rd, 2010, 10:34 am by Greg

Brown's Waffle WeekWelcome to Waffle Week, a five-day celebration commemorating the patent of the first waffle iron right here in Troy.

Yes, on August 24, 1869, the heretofore unheralded Cornelius Swarthout of Troy was awarded the very first patent for the waffle iron. (For more information on the history of waffles, please consult Mr. Breakfast or JitterBuzz, who also explains the connection between waffles and swing dancing.)

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