Skidmore College is shaping up as Nippertown’s coolest school for concerts. Last year, they brought Girl Talk to the Saratoga Springs campus, and this year it’s another big buzz breakthrough band – Grizzly Bear. Yeah, I know, the fall semester hasn’t even started yet?!? But the Skidmore Sports and Recreation Center will be hosting Grizzly Bear with Gang Gang Dance on Friday, September 25. The concert is 16+ only, and tix are currently on sale for $20.
Let’s see now… He played The Egg in Albany in May. Then played the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass. in July. But troubadour Steve Earle isn’t done yet. He’s bringing his solo acoustic show to the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Friday, October 16. His very lovely and talented wife Allison Moorer will share the bill. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, August 7.
Mason Jennings – who contributed a couple of fine Dylan covers to the soundtrack of Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There” – is slated to roll into Revolution Hall in Troy on Sunday, October 11. Others shows recently popping up on the Rev Hall calendar include Kid Koala (a late night show following Gary U.S. Bonds on Friday, October 9), STS9 (Sunday, October 18 – tix on sale on Friday, August 7) and Lotus (Saturday, November 7 – tix on sale on Friday, August 14).
Metalocalypse rocks! No, we sadly didn’t get any new episodes of Adult Swim’s animated heavy metal show this summer. But it should be worth the wait – season three is coming in the fall (featuring expanded half-hour episodes), the sophomore Dethklok album is only a month away, and best of all – Dethklok arrives in person to rock the Washington Avenue Armory on Sunday, October 25. Joining them on stage will be Mastodon, Converge and High on Fire. Tix go on sale at 10am Friday, August 7.
Fab Boston-based singer-songwriter Sarah Borges and her band the Broken Singles makes a tour stop at Club Helsinki in Great Barrington, Mass. on Saturday, August 22.
According to the website of blues harp superstar James Cotton, he’s teaming up with Johnny Winter for a double-barreled blast of the blues at The Egg on Friday, April 16.
All Time Low rumbles into Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Saturday, December 5 with We the Kings, Hey Monday and the Friday Night Boys in tow. Tix go on sale at 10am Saturday, August 8.
There’s still more comedy coming to the Palace Theatre in Albany when Jim Gaffigan lands in the spotlight on Saturday, December 12. Tix go on sale on Thursday, August 6.