The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy will kick off its fifth anniversary season at 7pm on Friday, October 1 with a concert by Malian diva Khaira Arby and her band. Tix are $10.
Florida rockers Shinedown head into The Egg in Albany at 8pm on Monday, November 15, as part of the band’s first acoustic tour, “Anything & Everything: An Intimate Evening with Shinedown.” The unplugged performance will also include a Q&A with the audience. Will Hoge is scheduled to open the show. Tix will go on sale at 12noon on Saturday.
From Oslo to Clifton Park: Norwegian black metal veterans Dimmu Borgir charge into Northern Lights in Clifton Park at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 6. Support acts for the show include Enslaved, Blood Red Throne and Dawn of Ashes. Priced at $18 in advance, tix go on sale at 10am Saturday. And on a considerably lighter note, Northern Lights will also play host to Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric at 8pm on Tuesday, November 30. Special guest for the show will be Neil Hamburger. Priced at $20 in advance, tix go on sale at 12noon on Saturday.
Here’s one we certainly weren’t expecting: Baritone sax great Gary Smulyan blows into Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary in Colonie for a two-night stand at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, September 24-25. The four-time Down Beat Critics’ Poll winner will perform with the ace Nippertown rhythm section of bassist Lou Smaldone and drummer Joe Barna.
There’s still been no official word from the Glens Falls Civic Center yet, but the website of veteran pop-country singer Kenny Rogers lists a Friday, December 10 date at GFCC for his 2010 Christmas & Hits Tour.
Cancelled: Due to illness, singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum has cancelled his performance at The Egg in Albany, which had been scheduled for Friday, November 19.
In case you missed it: The Dave Matthews Band announced that they’ll make a tour stop at the Times Union Center with the Punch Brothers opening the show… The Egg added two more shows to its already mouth-watering schedule: Rufus Wainwright and Esperanza Spalding… Janelle Monae lands at Skidmore College’s Sports & Recreation Center in Saratoga Springs. Eli “Paperboy” Reed opens the show.