Caffe Lena is sponsoring a concert by Ani DiFranco at Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Sunday, September 26, as the coffeehouse’s 50th anniversary celebration continues. Tix went on sale at 12noon today, and are priced at $30 and $45; $15 for Skidmore students.
Deadpan comedian Steven Wright brings the wry wit and laughs to The Egg in Albany at 8pm on Saturday, November 6. Priced at $29.50, $39.50 and $50, tix go on sale to the general public at 10am Friday, August 20.
Speaking of comedy at The Egg, funnyman Bill Burr – whose second hour-long special, “Bill Burr: Let It Go,” airs on Comedy Central next month – will be bringing the laughs live on Friday, October 1. Priced at $27.50, tix go on sale to the general public at 10am Friday.
There’s no official word from the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall yet, but Colin Hay’s website says the former Men at Work frontman will be dropping by for a solo show on Friday, November 5. Stay tuned for details…
Northern Lights is lighting up the calendar with a mighty diverse bunch of new shows, beginning with reggae torchbearer Ziggy Marley at 8:30pm on Friday, September 17. Priced at $22 in advance and $25 at the door, tix go on sale at 10am Friday… Then on Sunday, September 26, the Gaslight Anthem hits the stage in support of their rockin’ new album, “American Slang,” which has garnered rave reviews everywhere from Pitchfork to Time Magazine. Fake Problems and Bridge and Tunnel open the show at 7:30pm. Priced at $18 in advance and $20 at the door, tix go on sale on Saturday… Everybody’s favorite Halloween band, Gwar continues the reign of terror of their Bloody Tour of Horror on Friday, October 15. The show kicks off at 7:30pm with the Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Death Camp. Tix – $17 in advance and $20 at the door – go on sale at 10am Friday, August 20… And bawdy song parodyist John “Dr. Dirty” Valby returns to Clifton Park at 9pm on Friday, November 26. Priced at $13 in advance and $15 at the door, tix go on sale at 10am Saturday.
A late-breaking addition to the August calendar at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany is Deke Dickerson at 8pm on Monday, August 23. The rockabilly-surf-country guitar phenom is supporting his new album, “King of the Whole Wide World.” Admission is just $8.
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington has announced some new shows for its fall schedule, including tap dancer extraordinaire Jason Samuels Smith with the Curtis Lundy Quartet at 8pm on Saturday, September 25 ($52); guitar great Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion Tour at 7pm on Sunday, October 10 ($42, $67, $87) and Tiempo Libre at 7pm on Thursday, October 14 ($27, $37; 18 and under $7).
The Charles Wood Theater in Glens Falls is playing host to John Waite on Thursday, November 11. Waite – who scored big with his solo hit “Missing You” as well as in stints with the Babys and Bad English – will be performing in an acoustic trio format. Tix are $47.50.
Sublime jazz vocalist Jane Monheit as been announced as the special guest for the live taping of John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey’s “Radio Deluxe” radio show at 2pm on Saturday, September 4, as part of the Tanglewood Jazz Festival at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall in Lenox.