See ‘em now, or regret it later… The Terminals Band – an all-star quartet led by drummer-composer Bobby Previte and performing music from his recently released Terminals album – make their debut (and perhaps only performance) at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Saturday, December 20. In addition to Previte, the band features Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, jam-band keyboard icon John Medeski and jazz sax master Greg Osby, all of who perform on the album. “I had the idea to put the soloists together as a band, and so this is the first time we have all played together,” says Previte. “This could be a one-time only event … it probably will be.” Also, Helsinki has announced that old-school soul man Lee Fields & the Expressions will be stirrin’ it up at 9pm on Wednesday, December 31. Tickets for the big New Year’s Eve show are $45 & $55.
POSTPONED: Tonight’s (Wednesday, November 26) concert by Dave Davies at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield has been postponed. Also, Chris Webby’s concert at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, originally scheduled for tonight, has also been postponed.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston welcomes guitar great and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Beck. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Tuesday, December 9.
This one really snuck up on us – David Johansen returns to the Falcon in Marlboro on Saturday (November 29). The New York Dolls frontman will be performing as a duo accompanied by guitarist-drummer Brian Koonin. Singer-songwriter Adrien Reju opens the show at 7pm. Donations are encouraged.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Calvin Theatre in Northampton announced a batch of new concerts, including the New Pornographers, Pink Floyd tribute band the Machine, Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention tribute band Zappa Plays Zappa and comedian Charlie Murphy (who is also Eddie Murphy’s brother). Tickets are on sale now.
The twangmaster of the Telecaster returns to the Ale House in Troy. Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun bring their annual Honky-Tonk Holiday tour to town at 7pm on Wednesday, December 19, uncorking such cracklin’ carols as “Daddy’s Drinkin’ Up Our Christmas,” “Silent Surfin’ Night” and “Truckin’ Trees for Christmas.” Local 518 rockabilly heroes the Lustre Kings will share the stage.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: MASS MoCA in North Adams will play host to the fab Kat Edmonson for an intimate concert at Club B-10 in support of her new album, The Big Picture. Tickets are on sale now.
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