Aaron Lewis, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

August 29th, 2012, 10:00 am by Greg


“The first records that I ever owned I didn’t buy. They were given to me. It was Kiss’ ‘Alive II,’ Kiss’ ‘Destroyer’ and Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall.’ Those three records were given to me when I was in the third grade.

Before that, I’d listen to my parents’ music – Gordon Lightfoot, Al Jarreau and stuff like that.”

In support of their new CD/DVD, “Live From Mohegan Sun,” Aaron Lewis steps up to the microphone with bandmates in Staind as one of the featured main stage bands at the Q-Ruption/Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs on Saturday. The rest of the line-up for the fest includes fellow main stage performers Shinedown, Godsmack and Adelitas Way, as well as P.O.D., Fozzy, In This Moment, Mindset Evolution, Deuce, Redlight King, Candlelight Red and Q-Ruption Battle of the Bands winner Mirk. The SPAC gates are scheduled to open at 1:30pm on Saturday, and the music is slated to begin at 1:50pm. Tix are $39, $49, $59 & $85; lawn $20.

NOTE: Papa Roach has dropped off of the bill due to health problems. More info here…


New Concert at Washington Avenue Armory

October 18th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg

Radio station Q103 is presenting its holiday Thanksgiving Hangover bash at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany and headbangers Staind will be headlining the affair in support of their recently released, self-titled, seventh album. It’s all slated to take place at 7pm on Saturday, November 26.

Priced at $25, advance tix go on sale to the general public on Friday (October 21). Tix will be $35 at the door on the night of the show.

Additional bands TBA.

Holly & EvanJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantCartoonist John CaldwellCaffe LenaAdvertise on Nippertown!Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association Ramblin Jug Stompers