Sean Rowe Goes Foraging in UK

October 16th, 2009, 10:45 am by Greg

Nippertown soulman Sean Rowe is still across the Big Pond on tour in England with Brit band Noah and the Whale (whose new album, “The First Day of Spring,” arrived in our mailbox today).

Here’s his latest video report:

Sean Rowe from charlie fink on Vimeo.

Rowe will be returning stateside in time to perform at the WEXT benefit concert at the Exit Dome (aka, the WMHT-TV studios) in the Rensselaer Technology Park in North Greenbush on Friday, October 23.


Pretty scary, eh kids? Ghost Hunting in Downtown Albany

October 8th, 2009, 8:42 am by Sara

Albany Aquaducks

Albany Aquaducks

The Albany Aquaducks are offering a ghosthunting tour of historic downtown Albany:

During this spooky tour you will experience hauntings, ghosts, and the stories of those who have passed on. There will also be tales of murder, hangings, and even a mutiny. For your pleasure ghostly delights will served while on the Trolley. And we have a special treat for those of you who choose to arrive in costume!

The tours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 8 – 29 7pm

Departing from the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
25 Quackenbush Square (corner Broadway and Clinton Avenue)
Admission: $20 Adult | $19 Seniors and Active Military | $15 Children
Reservations recommended @ 518-462-3825.

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Blimey, it’s Sean Rowe!

September 24th, 2009, 10:38 am by Greg

photo by Joe Putrock

photo by Joe Putrock

Sublimely soulful singer-songwriter Sean Rowe would like to apologize to his Nippertown fans who were hoping to catch him in action at Brown’s Brewing Company in Troy on Friday night. He’s very sorry, but he won’t be able to be there.

Rowe was forced to cancel the gig at the last minute – because he’s going to be out of the country.

In the United Kingdom, to be exact.

On tour.

For 20 days.

As the opening act for hip London-based band Noah and the Whale.

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Still no Cohen…

July 23rd, 2009, 2:30 pm by Greg

Yet another round of Leonard Cohen concerts have been announced for the fall, but there’s still no tour stop for poor little Nippertown.

The closest dates are at the Wachovia Spectrum in Philly (Thursday, October 22) and the Madison Square Garden Arena in NYC (Friday, October 23), so if you really want to see Mr. Cohen, you’re gonna have to put on your traveling shoes.

Oh what I wouldn’t give to see him at Proctors…

Oh well.

No Children of Bodom in Albany

May 10th, 2009, 7:17 pm by Greg

Apparently, Alexi Laiho – singer-guitarist with the Helsinki, Finland-based metal band Children of Bodom – took a rather serious tumble in a tour bus accident earlier this month, breaking his shoulder and suffering internal bleeding.

“What can I say? I’m jinxed!,” Alexi declares on the band’s MySpace page. “End of story.”

Which means that the band has been forced to drop off of its current tour with headliners Lamb of God. The show will go on as scheduled at the Washington Avenue Armory on Wednesday, May 13 – but without Children of Bodom.

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