LIVE: Peter Case @ The Linda, 9/12/15

September 30th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg


Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Peter Case has played a number of Local 518 shows during the past couple of years, most recently at the Low Beat exactly one year prior to his return earlier this month.

This time around, though, he took to the stage across the street at WAMC-FM’s The Linda. And once again he shared the stage with Greater Nippertown’s roots singer-songwriter Michael Eck.

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LIVE: Peter Case @ the Low Beat, 9/12/14

September 24th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg
Peter Case

Peter Case

Review by Fred Rudofsky
Photographs by Al Goldberg

Peter Case wowed a small but fervent crowd on a recent Friday night at the Low Beat in Albany, but you weren’t there. What gives?!

In a 100-minute performance, Case would have weened you from a pathetic addiction to an iPhone and/or reality television, cured your blues, and whet your thirst for the many robust beverages the intimate Low Beat offers that put your squeaky clean fridge-full of light beers to shame. You, however, chose a night in. (And it wasn’t even a school night, which is, by the way, the ultimate cliched cop-out for not going out to support live music). You should have sprinted over to this one, because, as Case put it so well in his opening song, “Who’s gonna walk your crooked mile?”

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LIVE: Peter Case @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 5/10/13

May 29th, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg
Michael Eck and Peter Case

Michael Eck and Peter Case

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

You never know who might pop up on stage with him when veteran singer-songwriter Peter Case makes a tour stop at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany.

Back 2010, when Case dropped by, he was backed by drummer Brian Goodman of the Knyghts of Fuzz.

And when Case returned earlier this month, Local 518 fave Michael Eck – of Lost Radio Rounders, Ramblin Jug Stompers and more – joined him on stage for a handful of delicious duets, including Bob Dylan’s “Pledging My Time.”

Win FREE Tickets for Peter Case @ Valentine’s on Friday!

May 7th, 2013, 1:00 pm by Greg
Peter Case

Peter Case

From Caffe Lena to Valentine’s, singer-songwriter Peter Case has rumbled through Nippertown several times in the past couple of years, and he’s scheduled to return to the stage at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany once again on Friday night (May 10).

The three-time Grammy nominee is a bonafide genre-smasher, equally at home playing power-pop (he led such seminal pop bands as the Nerves and the Plimsouls), folk and blues (his 2007 album Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John Estes) and rock & roll (his 2010 album Wig). No doubt about it, Case is a major talent on the contemporary Americana troubadour landscape.

He’s just wrapped up a tour in Australia, where he shared the stage with the likes of the Hoodoo Gurus, the Flamin’ Groovies, Blue Oyster Cult and the Buzzcocks. And now he’s ramblin’ into Valentine’s for a solo acoustic show. The College Farm are slated to open the show at 9pm on Friday (May 10), and advance tickets are available online, priced at $10.

BUT WAIT… there’s more. We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (May 10). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

LIVE: Peter Case @ Caffe Lena, 3/23/11

March 30th, 2011, 4:00 pm by Greg
Peter Case (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Peter Case (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

“Here’s a song I wrote before I ever wrote a song,” Peter Case explained as he picked up his acoustic guitar and ran through “Here He Comes, There He Goes,” a little ditty that he penned during his teenage years in Buffalo. Case was having a flashback moment, and he wasn’t afraid to share it with the intimate crowd at his mid-week Caffe Lena show.

Surprisingly enough for the veteran singer-songwriter, it was his Lena’s debut.

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Be Here Now: Peter Case @ Caffe Lena, 3/23/11

March 22nd, 2011, 4:00 pm by Greg

Singer-songwriter Peter Case comes roaring back into Nippertown for a special mid-week performance at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs at 7:30pm on Wednesday.

Case is no stranger to Nippertown, and in fact he rumbled into Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany just a few months ago – November to be exact – when he recruited Knyghts of Fuzz drummer Brian Goodman for an impromptu, two-man assault on a batch of tunes from his latest album “Wig!,” as well as some well-chosen selections from his vast back catalog and a few delicious cover tunes, too.

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On the Airwaves: Le Roque et le Roll!

November 9th, 2010, 1:01 pm by Greg

Brian Goodman

Brian Goodman

Brian Goodman of the Knyghts of Fuzz explores the multi-lingual power of rock & roll to transcend language barriers when he invades Jimmy Barrett’s long-running radio show “Kaleidoscope” on WVCR-FM at 6pm on Saturday.

Goodman and Barrett will be spinning two hours of garage-rockin’ ’60s music – sung in foreign languages. You can listen at 88.3 FM on your radio, or right here on your computer.

It’s been a good week for Mr. Goodman, who pulled a double-header last Friday evening. He was playing the Happy Hour show with his band the Knyghts of Fuzz at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany, when singer-songwriter Peter Case asked him to play drums with him for his late-night show. (Review with photos here.)

As Brian said, “I never thought I’d be playing drums at this show! Crazy man crazy!”

Live: Peter Case @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 11/5/10

November 8th, 2010, 2:01 pm by Greg
Peter Case

Peter Case

Intrepid contributor Jason Lehr ventured forth to Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Friday evening to check out singer-songwriter Peter Case, and here’s what he found:

It was a great show. I hadn’t heard of Peter Case before reading about the show on, but I checked out some of his stuff before the show and was impressed.

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