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The City of Albany Considers New Legislation for Live Music Venues

Monday, April 1st, 2013
The Washington Avenue Armory

The Washington Avenue Armory

Story by Romulus Smyth
Nippertown Senior Investigative Journalist

The City of Albany is considering a bill to license establishments that offer live music. Through reliable but confidential sources, the senior investigative reporting team at has gained access to drafts of this legislation.

Go here to read the complete bill. Below are excerpts from this legislation and some additional context from our sources. We urge all Nippertown readers to contact their government representative and share their thoughts.

1. “All performers must have names that clearly identify the kind of show they will perform.”

The authorities have trouble figuring out what kind of show bands named Ex-Acid Bath or 1 Through 10 actually do. Unless we know what they are up to, they may pose a menace to our community as well as our pets.


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