Celebrating Flag Day…

June 14th, 2012, 12:00 pm by Greg

Today is Flag Day, and there’s probably no better way to honor the Stars & Stripes than with a big ole patriotic parade.

But let’s face it, a lot of us are just too crazy busy to spend time watching a parade pass us by.

No problem. The fine folks at eBiz ROI, Inc. filmed the Flag Day parade in Burnt Hills last week (apparently, they were just too excited to wait til June 14) and mashed it into a mighty speedy time-lapse video for all of us too-busy-for-a-parade people.

That’s right – the one hour and 17 minute Burnt Hills Flag Day parade has been condensed into just 74 seconds. You got enough time for that, right?


LIVE: Burnt Hills @ the Elevens, Northampton, 10/6/11

October 11th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg

Burnt Hills, the flagship sonic explorers of Albany’s Flipped Out Records, headed across state lines to the Elevens last week, and this is what happened. Is this even legal?

Be Here Now: The Summer of ’69 Rock Reunion @ the Rolling Stone Pub, 8/8/09

August 5th, 2009, 6:29 pm by Greg

The summer of 1969 was a magical time. For some of us, it was all about landing a man on the moon. For others, it was the granddaddy of all musical events, the Woodstock Festival. And, of course, all some of us know about the summer of ’69 is what we learned from that Bryan Adams song. (Really? Is that possible?)

On Saturday, August 8, a dozen of the Capital Region’s rockin’-est bands of that golden era will be teaming up for an all-day class reunion at the Rolling Stone Pub in Burnt Hills.

The festivities are slated to run from 12noon to 12midnight (or whenever the Rolling Stone runs out of beer).

The Bits ‘n Pieces are one of the featured bands performing at the reunion with all five original members – bassist Denny Connelly, keyboardist John Heidenstrom, guitarist Ed Partyka, drummer Vince Riggi and saxman Georgie Wonders. Of course, these days Wonders is more likely to be found playing the classic big band music of Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw these days as the bandleader of the Georgie Wonders Orchestra.

Ruff Francis – bassist, vocalist and bandleader for the Illusions – is scheduled to perform at the reunion, as well.

Other featured bands include the Misfits, the Rogues, Chicken Fingers, the Nieutones, Malta Ridge, Snake, Rockin’ Ridge, Yesterday’s Tomorrow, the West Front Street British Invasion and Sidetrack.

All of this – 12 hours of music and a dozen bands – for just $3 admission.

We here at Nippertown would love to do some in-depth stories about some of these bands. Can you help? We’d sure appreciate it.

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