JANUARY 12: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

Evan Dando
The Lemonheads’ Evan Dando @ Northern Lights, 1/12/12

Compiled by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of January 12 concerts through the years…

2014: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ The Egg, Albany
2013: Marshall Crenshaw @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
2012: The Lemonheads, Charlie Watts Riots, Meredith Sheldon, Mascherino @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2011: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and the Dancing On the Air Orchestra, Matt Glaser, Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand @ The Linda, Albany
2010: Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven @ Revolution Hall, Troy
2008: John Gorka, Susan Werner @ the Eighth Step, Schenectady
2007: Swamp Lords @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2006: Tragic Bliss, Erveryday Red @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2005: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Artie Traum @ The Linda, Albany
2003: Dan Bern @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2002: Robert Randolph & the Family Band, the Sean Costello Blues Band @ The Egg, Albany
2000: Kevin Thompson @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
1999: Sonny & Perley @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
1998: Leo Russo Octet @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
1997: Frank Wakefield @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs
1996: The Matt Smith Band @ the Metro, Saratoga Springs
1995: Go to Blazes @ Bogie’s, Albany
1994: The Staziaks, Jacobs Grove @ Bogie’s, Albany
1993: Busone & Mele @ Rolls Touring Co., Troy
1992: Satan & Adam, Backdoor Benny @ Cafe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1991: doubtingthomas, the T-Bones @ Godfrey’s, Albany
1990: The Persuasions, Five Blind Boys of Alabama @ The Egg, Albany
1989: John Renborn & Stefan Grossman, Dennis D’Asaro @ Rolls Touring Company, Troy
1988: The Cliff Lyons Quartet @ Justin’s, Albany

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  1. Suzanne Dudley says

    Of all the amazing concerts that I’ve been to locally (mostly the Egg) over the past few years, I’ve not been to any of the above….so much to choose from…why these???

  2. Greg says


    The key phrase here is “on this date.” These are all concerts/club shows that took place on today’s date (January 12) on various years…


  3. catdeli says

    Jan 12, 1984 – Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Waysted @ Glens Falls Civic Center, GF, NY.

  4. Fred says

    2014: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ The Egg, Albany–One of the best shows I have ever been to at The Egg. Hope they’re back this year.

    1992: Satan & Adams, Backdoor Benny @ Cafe Lena, Saratoga Springs–Actually, this should read Satan and Adam. I saw this blues duo many times and never was short of amazed. Easily one of my favorite bands of all time.

  5. Greg says


    Sorry ’bout that Adams/Adam typo. I’ve corrected it. Wonder whatever happened to them? They played around here quite a bit for a while and then disappeared…

  6. Fred says


    Adam’s a literature professor and author down in Mississippi, but still plays out occasionally and posts blues harp instruction videos. Sterling aka Mr. Satan, last I heard, was playing occasionally in the South after some tough years of health crises. The duo occasionally reunite, and I think there was talk of a full documentary film a few years ago. Seeing them play till 2am at The Metro a couple of times a year remains indelible in my memory, and they were two of the nicest guys you’d ever meet. Sterling’s an accomplished folk artist, by the way.

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