A Look Back: Nippertown’s Top 40 Stories of 2013

O what a year it’s been! 365 days of the good, the bad and the utterly ridiculous all throughout the Capital Region. So let’s take a look back at the biggest and most-read Nippertown stories of 2013:

1. Real Good for FREE: Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (by Staff)

2. Real Good for FREE: Empire State Plaza Concerts (by Staff)

3. Real Good for FREE: The Music Haven Concert Series in Schenectady’s Central Park (by Staff)

4. Festival Fever: New Music Festival @ Empire State Plaza, 9/7/13 (by Staff)

5. Real Good for FREE: The Mothership is Landing! (by Staff)

6. LarkFest Announces Line-Up of Bands (by Staff)

7. Festival Fever: MOVE Music Festival Schedule, 4/27/13 (by Staff)

8. What the Cluck?!? Silver Chicken Is Back? Oh Yeah! (by Greg Haymes)

9. Albany Tulip Festival: Complete Line-up of Bands (by Staff)

10. LIVE: Schenectady JAM Concert @ Proctors’ Robb Alley, 4/14/13 (by Rudy Lu)

11. The Big Bon Jovi Rip-Off? (by Staff)

12: 8/20/69: Led Zep rocks Schenectady! (by Staff)

13. The Figgs Shill for Lexus (by Staff)

14. Havin’ a Party: Bands Announced for Troy’s River Street Festival (by Staff)

15. Rockin’ On the River Line-Up of Bands Announced (by Staff)

16. “Wakin’ Up With the Wolf” Cancelled at WDST-FM (by Staff)

17. Complete Line-Up for Alive at Five Concerts Announced for 2013 (by Staff)

18. SPAC 2013: New Concert Announcements (by Staff)

19. Bands Announced for Albany’s Art On Lark (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

20. Knockout Concert Announced for SPAC! (by Staff)

21. First Concert of 2013 Announced for Brewery Ommegang (by Staff)

22. Biggest of 2012: Pollstar’s Year End Top 50 Worldwide Concert Tours (by Greg Haymes, Kirsten Ferguson)

23. Capital Area Live Music Award Winners Announced (by Staff)

24. Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Line-Up for 2013 (by Staff, Rudy Lu, Andrzej Pilarczyk, J Hunter)

25. Festival Fever: Scum Fest II in Berne, 9/1/13 (by Staff, Real George)

26. Nominees (And 1 Winner) Announced for the Capital Area Live Music Awards (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

27. Bobby Dick: The Sundowners … and Beyond (by Al Goldberg)

28. RIP: The Starlite Music Theatre (aka Colonie Coliseum), 1958-2012 (by Greg Haymes, Sebastien Barre)

29. FLASHBACK: Remembering the First LarkFest (by Staff, Judy Seibert Kash)

30. Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival Line-Up Announced (by Staff)

31. New Concert Announced for Albany’s Alive at Five (by Staff)

32. Massry Center at the College of St. Rose Announces Five New Concerts (by Staff)

33. Five Firsts: Scott Ligon of NRBQ (by Staff, Kirsten Ferguson)

34. Rest Fest Announces Line-Up of Bands (by Staff, Tim Livingston)

35. LIVE: Americanarama Festival of Music @ SPAC, 7/21/13 (by Greg Haymes, Timothy Reidy)

36. More Bands Announced for Farm Aid at SPAC (by Staff)

37. A Summer of Two Dylans at SPAC (by Staff)

38. Cool Factor 10: The Assemblages of Dennis Herbert (by Sara Ayers)

39. LIVE: Wilco’s All-Request Show @ Solid Sound Festival, MASS MoCA, 6/21/13 (by Greg Haymes)

40. The Most Expensive New Concert at the Times Union Center (by Staff)

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