Signs of the City

October 25th, 2012, 4:00 pm by Sara
NYC 2012 (photo by Tim Livingston)

NYC 2012 (photo by TL Stone)


FLASHBACK: The First LarkFest Theme Song

September 14th, 2011, 11:00 am by Greg
Bands for LarkFest 1981

Photo taken at Lark Beat Records of bandmembers from the Morons, the Units and the Young Reptiles (the A.D.’s were not available for the photo shoot) to promote the first LarkFest. Also, Scot Gray from the Lumpen Proles somehow is in the photo.

Hot on the heels of their first single, “Suburbanite,” in 1981, the Morons were at their peak when selected to perform at the inaugural LarkFest in Albany. Put together by local businesswomen Mary Miller of Lark Beat Records and Dana Rudolph of After the Gold Rush, no one knew what to expect from this initial street fair that was organized to promote the then just-budding Lark Street business community and the local original underground music scene. The results far exceeded the expectations as the Morons, along with contemporaries the Units, the A.D.’s and the Young Reptiles showcased before thousands that attended that day.

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It’s The Weekend!

October 23rd, 2010, 9:58 am by Sara

Nipper! (Photo of Nipper in an eyeglasses store on West Broadway in Manhattan by TL Stone)

Thanks to the wonderful writers and photographers who contributed to this week:
Tim Livingston
Matt Mac Haffie
Kirsten Ferguson
J Hunter
Al Goldberg
If you’d like to see your name on this list next week, it’s simple. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, rant, whatever’s on your mind. We can’t do it without you. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown.

Thanks to the fab folks who contributed free tickets for our giveaways:
The Linda
The Eighth Step at Proctors

Thanks to the folks who provided review tickets for their events:
Caffe Lena
The Egg

And, of course, most importantly – thanks to you, our devoted Nippertown readers. Please help spread the word…

Photo of Nipper in an eyeglasses store on West Broadway in Manhattan by TL Stone.

It’s the Weekend!

June 25th, 2010, 4:23 pm by Sara


It’s a double whammy for photo contributor TL Stone today. Above: a photo he took at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville last week.

Sign of the City: Nashville

June 25th, 2010, 1:05 pm by Sara
Robert's Western World, Nashville TN

Robert's Western World, Nashville TN

Photo by TL Stone.

Theme To Nippertown: Now With More Nipper

March 8th, 2010, 4:01 pm by Sara

The fine folks at Driving Rain Music have just released a video to accompany John Walker Black’s catchy little “Theme To Nippertown” that we unleashed on the world last week. Directed by Driving Rain head honcho TL Stone, this wistful and dreamlike love-letter-to-a-city is chock full of Albany landmarks and stars one of our very favorite dogs. And, in case you missed it, the song itself is available as a free download.

Caffe LenaJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantHolly & EvanCartoonist John CaldwellAdvertise on Nippertown!The Sanctuary For Independent MediaBerkshire On Stage