To paraphrase one of my fave old TV commercials, “Weekend’s are made for Nippertown.” So get out there are discover something. Here are some suggestions:
THURSDAY, JUNE 25
Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Regional opening reception @ UAlbany’s University Art Museum, Albany (FREE)
Ramblin Jug Stompers @ the Piggy Bank, Beacon (FREE)
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals with the Ashley Pond Band @ Alive at 5 at Riverfront Park, Albany (FREE)
CRUMBS Nite Out with Eric Margan & the Red Lions and panel discussion about home recording with Troy Pohl, Sara Ayers and Dan Berggren @ the Linda, Albany (FREE)
The New York Dolls with Joe Black Lewis & the Honeybears @ Pearl Street, Northampton, Mass.
FRIDAY, JUNE 26
Troy Night Out arts walk @ various locations, Troy (FREE)
The Hopeless Mountain Playboys @ ArtCentric Gift Gallery, Troy (FREE)
The Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance at the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont (also Sat./Sun.)
Roomful of Teeth @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass.
SATURDAY, JUNE 27
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at SPAC, Saratoga Springs (also Sun.)
Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ the Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall, Albany (FREE)
Blonde Redhead @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass.
“Prairie Home Companion” with Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers and Martin Sheen @ Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass.
SUNDAY, JUNE 28
Matthew Loiacono with Tern Rounders @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
Yonder Mountain String Band @ Revolution Hall, Troy
The Michael Packer Blues Band @ Alchemy, Woodstock
Joy Askew @ the Tinker Street Cinema, Woodstock