SEPTEMBER 20: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

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Brian Carpenter of Ghost Train Orchestra
Brian Carpenter of Ghost Train Orchestra @ Jazz at the Lake, 9/20/15
Photograph by Rudy Lu

2017: Matthew Sweet, Tommy Keene @ Club Helsinki, Hudson
2016: Explosions in the Sky, Julianna Barwick @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton
2015: Jazz at the Lake featuring Victor Prieto, Works, Ghost Train Orchestra @ Shepard Park, Lake George
2014: The American Festival for the Lake featuring Robert Randolph & the Family Band, NRBQ, Paranoid Social Club, Wild Adriatic, the North & South Dakotas, Rich Ortiz @ Wood Park, Lake George (the first concert in the new park)
2013: Joe Magnarelli & Jerry Weldon @ A Place For Jazz, Schenectady
2012: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, VAZ @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson
2011: Bring Me the Horizon, Parkway Drive, Architects, Deez Nuts, On Broken Wings @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2010: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany (the inaugural night of live music under new manager Tess Collins)
2009: Chowderfest featuring the Twisted String Band, Renee Lussier & Branchwater, Loose Cannon Live @ downtown Troy
2008: Dinosaur Jr. @ Revolution Hall, Troy
2007: Tony DeSare @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs
2006: Nick Lachey @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
2005: Ill Nino @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2004: Enginedown, Arms Are Snakes @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2003: Irishfest 2000 featuring Seven Nations, Danu, Tommy Makem, Paul Brady, John Whelan, The Prodigals @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont
2002: Frank Vignola & the Hot Club @ A Place for Jazz, Schenectady
2000: Taproot @ Saratoga Winners, Cohoes
1999: Pat Metheny @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
1998: Terence Blanchard @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
1997: George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic @ the Palace Theatre, Albany

1996: Black 47 @ Park West, Clifton Park
1995: Tripping Daisy, Ruth Ruth, Eve’s Plum @ Saratoga Winners, Cohoes
1994: Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Mister Strange @ QE2, Albany
1993: Fugazi, Spinanes, Very Pleasant Neighbor @ UAlbany, Albany
1992: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Can’t Say, Needle Park @ Bogie’s, Albany
1991: Johnny Copeland, the Matt Smith Band @ Tiger’s Pub, Clifton Park
1990: Tornado Bait @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany
1989: Home, Medicine Sunday @ QE2, Albany
1988: Jim Carroll, Joe Cardillo @ QE2, Albany
1985: Marshall Tucker Band @ JB’s Theater, Albany
1984: 10,000 Maniacs @ 288 Lark, Albany

2 Comments
  1. Ernie Dambrose says

    I was just looking at my Ruth Ruth sticker the other day couldn’t remember who I saw them with. Tripping Daisy were awesome live. I remember they saw the mirror ball at Winners and had a roadie shine his flashlight on it for a few songs. I also went to the Irish fest in 2003 mainly to see Paul Brady. It was glad to see the legendary Tommy Makem, too.

  2. Stanley Johnson says

    I went to a Jim Carroll reading at the QE2, which I think was this one in 1988. There was no music, just Jim reading from “The Basketball Diaries,” and some other strong stuff.

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