APRIL 30: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

Wishbone Ash
Wishbone Ash @ the Van Dyck, 4/30/11
Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

On This Date in Nippertown Concert History. Check out our round-up of April 30 concerts through the years…

2012: The Connor Kennedy Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
2011: Wishbone Ash @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
2010: Leila Josefowicz @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
2009: Dane Cook @ the Times Union Ccenter, Albany
2008: Nick Lowe @ The Linda, Albany
2006: ParkFest with Dashboard Confessional, New Found Glory, Just Surrender @ the Pepsi Arena, Albany
2005: The Gibson Brothers @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
2004: Wynton Marsalis @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
2003: Dave Chappelle @ The Egg, Albany
2000: Jonatha Brooke, Rosanne Raneri @ Skidmore College’s Lively Lucy’s, Saratoga Springs
1999: Luciano Pavarotti @ the Pepsi Arena, Albany
1998: Martin Simpson @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
1997: Barry Manilow @ the Pepsi Arena, Albany
1996: Hayride, Podunk @ QE2, Albany
1995: Clay People, Acumen, Kredios Boy @ QE2, Albany
1994: Lucky Peterson @ the Metro, Saratoga Springs
1993: Testament, Pro-Pain, Green Jelly @ Saratoga Winners, Cohoes
1992: 17 Jewels, Asexuals, Private Plain @ QE2, Albany
1989: Spiral Jetty, Private Plain @ QE2, Albany
1988: Bop (harvey) @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany
1987: Sonic Youth, Das Damen @ QE2, Albany
1986: Mambo X record release party @ 288 Lark, Albany
1985: Joy Pop @ 288 Lark, Albany
1979: Peter Rowan @ J.B. Scott’s, Albany

  1. Fred says

    I was at Nick Lowe’s show–incredible solo set. And at Lucky Peterson’s at The Metro, too; it was probably the quality venue for blues and soul shows ever in the area, and sadly missed. I think I saw more great shows there than at just about any place in the 1990s.


    I second that Fred. I remember we both made The Metro our “second home.” Some of the great shows by artists that no longer come to the area because there is no suitable venue and the public is going through that waxing and waining of blues popularity in this region. I think it’s in decline at the moment, but give it a little time and who knows? Then again, the owner of The Metro in Saratoga Springs, Peter Paquette, had an open mind and upstairs was the Jill Hughes – Carl Landa band with a revolving cast of great musicians backing them up and there was a Disco downstairs in a separate room and off of Maple Ave you had the blues room. It was the hotspot in Saratoga until the mid-90s, there would be a line out the gate of people waiting to get in in the Summer months. Ah, the memories, the memories…

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