It’s the Weekend!

Frost: it's pretty but it makes your butt cold.

Congrats! You’ve worked hard all week, and now it’s time to get out there and enjoy the weekend festivities of your choice. And, yes, there are plenty of options…

But before we head out, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of offerings around town without a dedicated and devoted bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Larry Murray
Kirsten Ferguson
Susan Brink
Gail Burns
J Hunter
Rudy Lu
Tom Lindsay
Timothy Reidy
Jim Gross
Jason Sprio
Denise Jordan
Sebastien Barre

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tix, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany
EMPAC at RPI, Troy
Guthrie Bell Productions, Albany
The Bayou Cafe, Albany
398 Productions, Saratoga Springs
Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs
Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
Hellions of Troy Roller Derby, Troy
Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
A Place for Jazz, Schenectady
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
Red Square, Albany
Ivy Art Space, Schuylerville
Vapor Night Club, Saratoga Springs
Step Up Presents, Albany
Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
Pauly’s Hotel, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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