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Festival Fever: Festival of the Dead @ Washington Avenue Armory, 10/19/13

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Festival of the Dead

Albany’s fifth annual Festival of the Dead takes over every inch of the Washington Avenue Armory on Saturday night. That’s right, the entire Armory, including the main floor arena, all four ballrooms, even the basement, will each be hauntingly decked out with different themes and different music to suit everyone’s entertainment needs.

Bands performing at the bash include the Erotics, Shotgun Wedding, the Henchmen, the Swing Docs, Poor Dead Molly, Bishop, Uncivil Liberty, Jimmy Hinchcliff and MotorHome. In addition, there will be a number of DJs, macabre artwork by Jeff Brower, the UAlbany step-dance team Organized CHAOS, a wandering magician and a big costume contest with prizes awarded for Best Group, Most Creative, Scariest and Sexiest Costumes.

Doors open at 7pm; festivities run from 7:30pm-3am. Tickets are $30 in advance, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Family Trauma Fund at Albany Medical Center and the Aurora Foundation, as well as a donation to Team Sonny Ann.

NOTE: Costumes aren’t merely encouraged; they’re required!

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POSTPONED: “Masquerave” @ the Washington Avenue Armory

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Following the incidents at the last week’s foam party at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, the city ordered a ban on all non-sporting events at the venue until it acquired the proper permits.

At the time, it was unclear whether that ban applied to performances that had already been booked for the armory.

Now it’s been announced that “Masquerave,” a dance party event originally slated to take place tonight (Friday, October 26) has been postponed til Friday, November 30.

But at least for the moment, it looks as though the Festival of the Dead on Saturday is still slated to take place as scheduled. The festival – featuring a diverse array of Local 518 bands including the Erotics, Jocamo, These Are the Hits, Sirsy, the Swing Docs and many others – is a benefit for the Family Trauma Center at Albany Medical Center and the Aurora Foundation.

Gary Sinise Injured in Car Crash; Some Lt. Dan Band Shows Postponed

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Gary Sinese

Gary Sinise

Actor/musician Gary Sinise was injured in an automobile accident last Friday, forcing him to cancel some performances with his Lt. Dan Band.

He was schedule to perform in concert last weekend in Virginia, but that show has been postponed. A concert in California scheduled for Thursday, April 12 has also been postponed. And a concert at the Sunscreen Film Festival in Florida on Friday, April 20 has been cancelled.

NOTE: Bassist-bandleader Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band are also slated to perform at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany on Saturday, April 28 at a benefit concert for Tech Sgt. Joseph Wilkinson, who suffers from degenerative nerve damage. As of today, that concert has not been cancelled and is still scheduled to go on as planned.

Win FREE TIX to See the Albany All Stars Roller Derby Gals on Saturday

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
The Albany All Stars (photo by Dino Petrocelli)

The Albany All Stars (photo by Dino Petrocelli)

Go get ‘em, gals!

Saturday evening is the Albany All Stars’ Spring Fling intraleague bout, as the Honey Bees lace up their skates for a battle royale against the Tenacious Tulips.

With plenty of fishnets and flying elbows, the action takes place at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany on Saturday (March 31). Doors open at 6pm, and the opening whistle blows at 7pm. Tickets are just $10 in advance; $12 at the door; and $4 for children under 12.

Red Brick Road will be providing live music. And a portion of the evening’s proceeds go to benefit the Upstate Artists Guild in Albany.

BUT WAIT… What’s this? A FREE pair of tix? That’s right, we’re giving away a pair of FREE TIX 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. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

New Concert Added at the Washington Avenue Armory

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Dance music master David Guetta will fire up the beat as he brings his Winter White Tour to the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany at 8:30pm on Thursday, February 2 (which, by the way, just happens to be Groundhog’s Day).

Guetta has been nominated for two Grammys – Best Dance Recording for “Sunshine” and Best Dance/Electronica Album for “Nothing But the Beat.”

Tix for Guetta’s Albany concert are priced at $35 and $55; tix go on sale to the general public at 12noon today (Monday, December 12).

LIVE: Q103 Thanksgiving Hangover @ Washington Avenue Armory, 11/26/11

Monday, December 5th, 2011
Egypt Central

Egypt Central

Radio station Q103-FM celebrated the recent holiday with the “Thanksgiving Hangover Show” at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany.

Poughkeepsie natives Pipebomb started the night off, and their fans were out in full force. This hard-rock quintet tried out for Q103′s “Play for the Stage” back in July. They made it to the finals but came in second place – losing to Selfish Needy Creatures, who won the opening slot at SPAC with Godsmack – so Pipebomb was chosen to perform at the T-Day Hangover show for rocking so hard. Their loud and powerful, cohesive sound got the crowd going and set the mood for the rest of the night.

Tennessee rockers Egypt Central took the stage next. From the first moment on stage, they erupted with powerful energy and blasting sound. Both guitarists and vocalist John Falls were hyped up, moving and jumping around the stage, and drum sticks were often seen flying. At one point in the performance, frontman Falls screamed, “When we go crazy, we want to see YOU go crazy,” encouraging those sitting in the bleachers to get on their feet. The 45-minute set included crowd favorites “Taking You Down,” “The Drug,” “Kick Ass,” “You Make Me Sick” and “White Rabbit.”

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Win FREE TIX to the Albany All Stars Roller Derby on Saturday!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
The Albany All Stars Roller Derby League

Go get ‘em, gals!

Saturday evening is the last bout of the year for the Albany All Stars, and the gals are lacing up their skates for a battle royale against the Broome County Rollers Parlor City Tricks.

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Win FREE TIX to the Albany All Stars Roller Derby on Saturday!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The Albany All Stars Roller Derby League

Go get ‘em, gals!

The Albany All Stars are lacing up their skates for a match against the Beasts of the East on Saturday evening.

With plenty of fishnets and flying elbows, the action takes place at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany on Saturday (November 19). Doors open at 6pm, and the opening whistle blows at 7pm. Tickets are just $10 in advance; $12 at the door; and $4 for children under 12.

In between all of the action on the track, the evening will also feature the righteously retro, punk-rockin’ ’80s sounds of Hot Cousin, and a portion of the evening’s proceeds go to benefit the Schenectady County Auxiliary Police Department.

BUT WAIT… What’s this? A FREE pair of tickets? That’s right, we’re giving away a pair of FREE TIX 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. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Good luck! Congratulations to Capgirl!

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