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Weekday Happenings

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Rejoice, boys & girls, moms & dads! You live in Nippertown, where you don’t have to wait for the weekend for good things to happen.

Here are a few suggestions of things to do during the next couple of days:

Social Distortion with the Strangers, Middle Class Rut @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
Communal Drone Night @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy (FREE)
Renaissance with Jann Klose @ The Egg, Albany
Kate Voegele with Green River Ordinance @ Revolution Hall, Troy
Opening night of “The Color Purple” @ Proctors, Schenectady

The Dave Brubeck Quartet @ St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany
“Dancing on the Air” with Jay Ungar & Molly Mason @ The Linda, Albany
Opening night of “The Seafarer” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany
“Silent Film Spectacular!”: “The Lost World” with music by Beware! The Other Head of Science @ Albany Public Library, Albany (FREE)
“Live from the Living Room” poetry reading with Jason Crane @ the Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Albany


Don’t Miss: Five for the Fall

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Consider this your Fall Arts Guide, the condensed version.

We picked five – count ’em, just five – events that you really shouldn’t let pass you by this autumn. Music, art, fashion, film, theater, books – we tried to cover ’em all in just Five Don’t-Miss Events.

You know things are going to get crazy. You know you’re gonna forget something. You know you can’t be everywhere you want to be.

So mark these on your calendar right now:

Friday, September 11: The Boredoms‘ Boadrum 9 with Deerhunter @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy
You didn’t really think that Yamatsuka Eye and his thundering crew could slip unnoticed into the Capital Region, did you? Drums, drums and more drums. You may not enjoy this show, but trust us, you’ll never forget it.

Saturday, September 19: LarkFest on Lark St. in Albany (FREE)
It’s Nippertown’s biggest free outdoor party. There’s art. There’s fun. There’s catching up with old friends. And there’s plenty of music – great music. Moby, Bell X1 and Matt & Kim. And that’s just on the main stages. The local music line-up is just as impressive.

Saturday, October 17: Discard Avant Garb @ the Grand Street Community Arts Center, Albany
Albany’s annual recycled fashion show marks its tenth anniversary this year, so you know that everyone’s gonna pull out all the stops. Approximately three dozen artists have signed on as designers this year. Part wearable art exhibit, part theater and all fun, Discard Avant Garb is a great charity event and simply THE social event of the season.

Friday, October 23: Benefit concert for WEXT-FM with Super 400 @ the EXIT Dome (aka the WMHT-TV Studios), North Greenbush
Super 400’s new album “Sweet Fist” kicks you upside the head like an atomic kiss. You can’t ask for more. But you’ll get it from Eric Margan & the Red Lions, Sean Rowe and some of the Railbirds. All to benefit the best radio station in Nippertown.

Friday, November 6: “The Man With the Golden Arm” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany (FREE)
Yes, it’ll be great to see this vintage jazzman-junkie film (starring a jittery, manic Frank Sinatra as Frankie Machine) on a big screen, but the real reason to head to this New York State Writers Institute event is that the screening will be followed by a discussion of the writings of Nelson Algren by literary lions Don DeLillo and Russell Banks.

So what’s on your don’t-miss list this fall?
Hit the comment button below, and let us know.

Real Good for Free: East Greenbush Community Library

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

The East Greenbush Community Library is our local library, and we love it. We stop by at least once a week to check out the art exhibit, exchange some magazines and generally catch up on things. And we always love it when we can catch some free music there, too. (The Ten27 concert there this summer was outta this world. Really.)

Anyway, there are a pair of free shows coming up there this month so we thought you might like to know about them:

Thursday, September 10, 7pm: Traditional jazz band Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Trio
Saturday, September 26, 1pm: Children’s music group the Uncle Brothers

Real Good for Free: Capital Region’s Got Talent @ Rev. Hall (9/10 & 9/17)
Real Good for Free: Happy Traum @ the Crandall Library (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Spencertown Academy Festival of Books ( Sept. 12-13)
Real Good for Free: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda (4th Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Albany’s September in the City Art Fair (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Lake George Jazz Weekend (9/19-20)
Real Good for Free: LarkFEST!!!!!!!! (Sept. 19)
Real Good for Free: Albany Jazz Festival @ Riverfront Park (Sept. 12)
Real Good for Free: Rock-It in Schenectady (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: Halfmoon (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Public Library (Third Fridays)
Real Good for Free: At The Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays)

Fall Festival Fever

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Yes, it’s sad but true.

Summertime has come … and gone … for another year.

But now ain’t the time for your tears. Outdoor music in Nippertown doesn’t just shut down after Labor Day. In fact, there’s still quite a cornucopia of festivals coming our way for the autumn season.

Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights of what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks on the fall festival circuit:


Real Good for Free: Brunswick Community Center

Monday, July 6th, 2009

The Town of Brunswick is gearing up its own 2009 free summer concert series. The performances take place outdoors in the field next to the Brunswick Community Center on Keyes Lane.

Showtime is 7pm on Tuesdays, and here’s the rundown:

July 7: The All Paul Show

July 14: The Lustre Kings

July 21: Mike and the Monsters

July 28: First Things First

August 4: Trouble

August 11: Ernie Williams

August 18: Hair of the Dog

August 25: The Back 40 Band

Real Good for Free: Thurman (Mondays)
Real Good for Free: Sharon Springs (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Rock-It in Schenectady (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: Bethlehem Public Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: East Greenbush Comm. Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Stony Creek Town Park (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: RiverLink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays)
Real Good For Free: Halfmoon (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Sand Lake Summer Fest (Fri-Sun, July 10-12)
Real Good For Free: Chestertown (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Bolton Landing (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Greenport Park, Hudson (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: The Sounds of Salem (Saturday mornings)
Real Good For Free: AHMF @ Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Latin Fest @ Washington Park (Sat. Aug. 29)
Real Good for Free: The Clark @ Williamstown (Tuedays)
Real Good For Free: Skidmore Jazz (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Schenectady Central Park (Sunday afternoons)
Real Good For Free: Clifton Park (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Public Library (Third Fridays)
Real Good for Free: At The Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Skidmore’s Tang Museum (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: Rockin’ on the River, Troy (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Pearl Street Live (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Freedom Park, Scotia (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Jazz on Jay (Thursdays at noon)
Real Good For Free: Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Schodack (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Canajoharie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Guilderland (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Alive @ 5 (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Powers Park (Saturdays)

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