DECEMBER 8: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

Photograph of Iggy Pop at J.B. Scott’s, 12/8/79 by Martin Benjamin

On This Date in Nippertown Concert History. Check out our round-up of December 8 concerts through the years…

2015: The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Deva Mahal @ the Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany
2014: The Piano Guys @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
2013: Gus Mancini’s Sonic Soul Band @ Zen Mountain Monastery, Mount Tremper
2012: Natalie MacMaster @ The Egg, Albany
2011: Jeff Dunham @ Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls
2010: Imagining Lennon, Jeffery Tario @ Savannah’s, Albany
2009: Cherish the Ladies @ The Egg, Albany
2008: Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned, Afficianado @ Savannah’s, Albany
2007: Richie Havens, Kate McDonnell @ the Eighth Step @ Proctors, Schenectady
2006: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Kate Pierson @ The Linda, Albany
2005: Railroad Earth, Honkytonk Homeslice @ Revolution Hall, Troy
2004: Matisyahu @ Savannah’s, Albany
2003: Beth Amsel, Erin Harkes @ the Larkin, Albany
2002: Los Straitjackets, Rocky Velvet @ Savannah’s, Albany
2000: Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
1999: Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom @ MT Mugg’s, Glens Falls
1998: Dash Rip Rock @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
1996: Two Lane Highway, the Dooley Austin Band @ Park West, Clifton Park
1995: Bill Keith & Upstate Bluegrass @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1994: Dryer, Crawdad, Blanket Party @ QE2, Albany
1993: God Street Wine @ Bogie’s, Albany
1992: 1000 Young, the Lost @ QE2, Albany
1991: Uncle Tupelo, Glee Club, 100 Acre Wood @ Bogie’s, Albany
1990: Dreams & Nightmares, Kildevil Blues @ Godfrey’s, Albany
1989: Johnny Copeland @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany
1988: Dance Planet @ Bogie’s, Albany
1987: Fetchin’ Bones @ QE2, Albany
1985: Loudon Wainwright III @ ???
1984: Charlie Smith Blues Band @ the Shoestring Inn, Albany
1979: Iggy Pop @ J.B. Scott’s, Albany
1967: The Doors, Tim Rose @ RPI’s Houston Field House, Troy (Jim Morrison’s 24th birthday; $4 top ticket price…)

  1. Fred says

    1989: Johnny Copeland @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany= one of the best shows I’ve ever been to

  2. catdeli says

    IGGY POP: My notebook says it was on Dec. 6. (The Most was opening band). My ticket stub has the date ripped off but it says TUESDAY and December 8 that year was a Saturday.
    SO was the show on Saturday, Dec. 8? Or was it on Thursday, Dec. 6? or was it on Tuesday, Dec.4? I sure don’t remember.

  3. Jim Gilbert says

    Thank you for your clarity. 🙂 I was going by Martin’s photo.
    I found a reference for him playing JB Scotts on November 6, 1979, that was a Tuesday.

    And I found a show review in the Albany Student Press from 12/11/1979 that references the show as being on Saturday, (December 8th).

    Looks like he was there twice in late 1979, both shows coincided with him being in NYC a couple of days before or after.

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