Valentine’s Music Hall and Beer Joint is one of the most well known venues in Albany, hosting hundreds of bands throughout its history and leaving many memories behind after the shows are over. Now, a Kickstarter has been created to fund a Documentary on the classic venue. Titled No Pepper, after the sign at the bottom of the first floor stage, the movie will examine the history of the venue, the bands who played there and the significance it holds for live music fans in Albany.
Keep in mind that the spread of a certain hospital complex and urban renewal are quickly threatening the location, so it is of the utmost importance to document the venue and its history before too long.
You can stay in touch with the project through their Facebook page, and take a look at Valentine’s with Amy Fischer’s profile in of the fabled venue, including a chat with Howard Glassman, the proprietor of the establishment.
Support live music in Albany, but right now, do what you can to support Valentine’s and their Kickstarter for No Pepper.