Be Here Now: Weekend Roundup

June 24th, 2009, 3:10 pm by Greg

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)

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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