More News from the Nippertown Recording Scene…


PUBLIC NOISE CONCERN: The gals have wrapped up their new recording, and they’ll be unveiling the shiny new, groove-a-licious, seven-inch, vinyl, three-song EP, “Yesterday’s Trash,” with a release party at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Friday, which – as it just so happens – is also the 21st birthday of PNC’s Katie Baranowski. Don Fury produced two of the tracks, and the disc will be released on When’s Lunch Records. Joining in the festivities at Valentine’s will be the Black Tie Operation, Society High, Heroes & Martyrs and Nine Votes Short. The show starts at 8pm, and admission is $7.

TOM McWATTERS: Since the release of his albums, “atomicwaters” (2009) and “A Beast Among the Civilized” (2010), McWatters has been seen on stage primarily leading the Philo Beddoe Band. But at 7pm on Friday, the singer-songwriter returns to solo acoustic mode for a show at the Dovecoat in Albany, which will be recorded for a new live EP to be released this summer on the Rev Records label. The show will be recorded by Frank Moscowitz of Collar City Sound. Sharing the bill at the Dovecoat will be Chip Fasciana and Matt Durfee. Admission is free.

M.R. POULOPOULOS: The solo debut by one-half of Palatypus is now available digitally. Recorded with John Rice at Hilltown Studios, Poulopoulos’ “Greenhorn” features 14 songs and a batch of special guests, including vocalist Courtney Blackwell, harmonicat Ryan Dunham, fiddler-mandolinist Mat Kane, guitarist-vocalist Matt Durfee and bassist Mike McLean, as well as the multi-talented Rice.

DANIELLE GAUDIN: She was the grand prize winner of the Capital Region’s Got Talent competition held at the late, great Revolution Hall back in the fall of 2009, and now the singer-songwriter is about to release her third CD, “Lucky Number Three.” The disc will be unveiled at her CD release party at 8:30pm on Saturday, April 30 at the Bayou Cafe in Glenville. Sharing the stage will be blues band Chunks of Funk.

YUKO KISHIMOTO: The acclaimed jazz pianist-composer is going the Kickstarter route for her debut CD, which she plans to record at Cotton Hill Studios in Albany. Plans for the album include some solo piano selections as well as several tracks featuring saxophonist Lee Russo, drummer Conor Meehan and bassists Mike Lawrence and Lou Smaldone. Kishimoto hopes to raise $5,000 for the project by Sunday, May 22.

DISPOSABLE ROCKET BAND: The multi-talented, futuristic, electric mandolinist Mat Kane is about to unleash his crushing, crunchy, full-length sonic-assault debut. The seven-track album was co-produced by Kane and Terry McClain. Look for a mid-May unveiling of “Apocalyptic Propulsion Unit.” Stay tuned for further details…

A BREATH OF MERCURY: The Nippertown metalheads unleash their new EP with a release party at Dublin’s in Troy at 8pm on Thursday. Sharing the stage will be Here to Stay. Admission is $5, and the first 50 paid admissions through the door will receive a free copy of the new CD.

CHARMBOY: They’ve finished recording their debut full-length album “Let it Feed” with Ryan Slowey at North Sea Studios in Albany. The release party is slated for Saturday, June 4 at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany, and yes, Charmboy says it will be pressed to vinyl, too. UPDATE: No vinyl. We’re sad…

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  1. Michael Poulopoulos says

    Hey thanks, Greg…

  2. charmboy says

    Thanks for mentioning us! Sadly, we decided to opt out of the vinyl option for financial reasons this time around but if you look at an old vinyl record while listening to our new cd, you’ll swear it’s 1975!!!

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