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“We’ve heard complaints that some of you just don’t have the time to read Nippertown.com as fast as we write it. So for the casual reader, here’s a summary of the Top 10 most-viewed stories from Nippertown in the past week: 1. Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements (by Staff) 2. New Show at the Times Union Center (by Staff) 3. The Egg Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff) 4. New Concert Announced for the Palace Theatre (by Staff) 5. LIVE: Los Straitjackets & the Knyghts of Fuzz @ the Ale House, 10/3/12 (by Fred Rudofsky) 6. LIVE: Pinhead Fest @ Pinhead Susan’s, 9/29/12 (by Stanley Johnson) 7. ArtBeat: Landscapes for Landsake @ Maple Ridge Farm (by Susan Brink) 8. New Show at The Egg (by Staff) 9. LIVE: Michelle Shocked @ Club Helsinki, 9/29/12 (by Tim Livingston) 10. New Release Rack: Erin Powers’ “Pretty Green Eyes” (by Matt Mac Haffie)”

“Review by Matt Mac Haffie Erin Powers Pretty Green Eyes Orphic Records, 2012 Erin Powers’ debut album, Pretty Green Eyes, is a no-frills gem. Many of the 14 songs that comprise this CD started as poems that evolved into songs, including the stand-out-track “Warrior Woman” (where Erin turns the anger of a break-up into a statement of self empowerment) and “Summer Fling” (where all of her self-doubt exposes an open heart… scars and all). Primarily a storyteller, Erin explores the outsider’s point of view from her front-row-seat, left-of-center. Give a quick listen to “Miss Misfit” or the album’s final track, “My World,” for the proof.”

“On to Inside the Open Mic, Episode 14. In March, I interviewed Erin Powers, a local singer-songwriter who often plays in and around Saratoga and Schenectady. She talked about a concept album that is working on and explained how her songs, when combined together and played in order, tell a story.”