OK, here are the rules for Five Best Concerts of the Summer. There are no rules for Five Best Concerts of the Summer.
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Here’s our list:
Sunday, June 28: Bettye LaVette @ Freihoffer’s Jazz Festival at SPAC, Saratoga Springs
Friday, July 17: Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women with Grainbelt @ Revolution Hall, Troy
Tuesday, July 21: Maxwell with Chrisette Michele @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
Wednesday, July 22: Mark Eitzel @ The Linda, Albany
Wednesday, August 12: Brave Combo @ Shepard Park, Lake George
Saturday, August 15: Josh Ritter @ MASS MoCA Music Festival, North Adams, Mass.
Yeah, I know. I listed six concerts. I told you that there were no rules.
Here are a few other categories that I felt like throwing in, too:
Most fun I had playing a show:
Sunday, August 23: Ramblin Jug Stompers with Ruth Pelham at the Central Park Music Haven in Schenectady
Most disappointing cancellation:
Saturday, July 25: Mike Seeger at Maverick Concerts in Woodstock. Less than three weeks later, he died of cancer.
Best opening act:
Saturday, May 30: Justin Townes Earle opening for Steve Earle at The Egg in Albany
Five shows that I really wanted to see but couldn’t get to for some stupid reason:
Friday, June 19: Alejandro Escovedo @ the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Mass.
Wednesday, July 8: Back Door Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany
Friday, July 10: The Felice Brothers @ Club Helsinki in Great Barrington, Mass.
Sunday, July 19: The Pine Leaf Boys @ the Central Park Music Haven in Schenectady
Aunday, August 2: AC/DC @ the Times Union Center in Albany
There you have it. Your mileage may vary.
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