Flashback: Home @ QE2, 4/17/90

September 30th, 2011, 10:09 am by Greg

One of our all-time fave Nippertown bands, Home churns through “Clutter” in a live performance at the legendary QE2 in Albany (now the site of the Fuze Box). Featuring vocalist-guitarist Bob Lukomski, guitarist Michael Neff, bassist Robert Seals and drummer Ross Rubenstein.

Bob Lukomski returns to town tonight to premiere his new electronic composition, “Emerald Cities,” as part of the Wired Kingdom exhibition/performance of regional artists working in electronic and digital media, which is at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. The performances of “Emerald Cities,” as well as works by Rinus Van Alebeek, Julia Alsarraf, Michael Farley, Holland Hopson, Christyn Magnus and Rick O’Disko, will take place from 5-9pm tonight in conjunction with Troy Night Out. Admission is free.

Lukomski describes the work as “a new electronic composition with a sonic sculptural component, an extention/by-product of my work with multi-channel sound.”

Here’s an excerpt from Lukomski’s “Emerald Cities”:
Emerald Cities study (2011) by Bob Lukomski


“Home”: A Thank You From Around the World

December 10th, 2009, 1:18 pm by Greg

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros are one of the big break-out acts of 2009, and their breakthrough song, “Home,” has been garnering plenty of attention and airplay from coast to coast, including right here in Nippertown at WEXT.

Back in July at the Los Angeles album release party for their debut “Up From Below,” Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros raised money for the Gulu Widows Group of Uganda. The women used the band’s donation to start a farm to help sustain their community.

Recently, the women celebrated their first harvest, and to show their appreciation to the band, they made this video of their own version of “Home”:

“home” in gulu from Voice Project on Vimeo.

Signs of the City

June 12th, 2009, 11:55 am by Sara


Caffe LenaThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysHolly & EvanCartoonist John CaldwellAdvertise on Nippertown!Artist Charles HaymesAlbany Poets