German prog-ambient-industrial legends Faust land at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady on Wednesday, September 30, co-sponsored by the Albany Sonic Arts Collective.
The Linda in Albany has bolstered its upcoming concert calendar, as well, adding a Honky Tonk Holiday show with original Lost Planet Airmen Bill Kirchen and John Tichy (Saturday, December 5), local favorites Flame (Friday, December 11) and the return of superb singer-songwriter Willie Nile (Saturday, January 23).
The College of St. Rose in Albany is hosting a number of concerts at the Massry Center for the Arts this fall including “Music and Memories: An Evening With the Legendary Johnny Mandel” featuring Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra with Ann Hampton Calloway (Saturday, September 26), the Dave Brubeck Quartet (Wednesday, October 14) and Kleztory (Saturday, October 24).
We’re not foolin’ around when we say that Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs has a fabulous month of shows booked for September. In fact, it seems as though almost every single date is a solid winner, so you’ve got plenty of great choices. A few of the highlights include superb singer-songwriter John Gorka (Friday, September 11), mandolin master Frank Wakefield (Saturday, September 12), Peter Mulvey (Sunday, September 20), Cajun country twangmasters the Doc Marshalls (Saturday, September 26) and the sublime Rosalie Sorrells (Sunday, September 27).The big crowd-pleaser at June’s River Street Festival, Mike Doughty lands just down the street at Revolution Hall in Troy on Wednesday, November 18. Once again, he’ll be going acoustic with his “Question Jar Show,” and Rev Hall will have seating (general admission) rather than an open standing/dancing space, so tickets – which will go on sale on Friday, September 4 – will be limited. Also new on Rev Hall’s calendar is Deer Tick, representing the tiny but mighty state of Rhode Island on Wednesday, November 4.
Christian singer-songwriter Michael W. Smith headlines when the New Hallelujah World Tour makes a stop at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany on Saturday, November 21.
Ghostface Killah grabs the mic and steps into the spotlight at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Friday, October 2. Tix go on sale on Saturday, September 5.
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