This isn’t just Hot Tuna. It’s Hot Tuna Blues, which features Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady collaborating with blues harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite and alt-country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale. Together they’ll be making a tour stop at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield at 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 9. Tix are $35 and $55.
The Palace Theatre in Albany will be rockin’ and rantin’ with a couple of new shows. The Pink Floyd Experience – six live musicians, quadraphonic sound and a mega-watt light show – will be doing the rockin’ at 7:30pm on Friday, February 18. Tix are $27 and $32; on sale at 10am Saturday. Meanwhile, comedian Kathy Griffin will supply the ranting when she grabs the spotlight at 7pm on Sunday, November 7. Priced at $28, $48, $68 and $98, tix go on sale at 10am Thursday.
With the booming baritone voice of Brad Roberts leading the way, the quirky Crash Test Dummies ride into The Linda in Albany at 8pm on Saturday, December 4, to crank up their ’90s vintage hits – “Superman” and “Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm” – as well as selections from their new album, “Oooh La La.” Tix are $20.
He usually collaborates with such high-powered bosses as Bruce Springsteen and Conan O’Brien, but Max Weinberg will be not only behind the drums, but also in the drivers’ seat when he leads the 15-piece Max Weinberg Big Band into the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Friday, October 15. Tix are $45.
OneRepublic was slated to headline FLY92′s SummerJam at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center back in July, but they dropped off the bill at the last moment. Now, it looks like they’re going to drop into Nippertown after all – not at SPAC, but rather at the Altamont Fairgrounds, where they’re slated to play the two-day music festival, Applestock. Joining OneRepublic on the bill for Saturday, October 2 are Asher Roth, Good Charlotte, Shontelle, Cartel, Kaci Battaglia, Burnham and local faves 10 Year Vamp. The line-up on Sunday, October 3 is a strange start-to-finish parade of musical impersonators, as tribute bands Separate Ways (Journey), Brooke Forbes (Madonna), David Stone (Johnny Cash), Bobby Miller (Michael Jackson), 1964: The Tribute (the Beatles) and 2U (oh, you figure that one out yourself) take the stage. The fest starts at 12noon on both days. Advance tix are $15 per day or $25 for both days. Tix at the gate will be $25 per day.
The Bearsville Theater has added a whole of new shows to its fall and winter concert calendar, including reggae-hip-hopsters the Alchemystics at 9pm Friday ($10); vocalist-violinist Lorenza Ponce at 9pm on Friday, November 5 ($10); the Chapin Sisters with Neema at 9pm on Friday, November 11 ($10 in advance; $12 at the door); Ben Kweller with Julia Nunes at 9pm on Saturday, November 20 ($20); Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams at 9pm on Saturday, November 27 ($20); the Spampinato Brothers (of NRBQ) at 9pm on Friday, December 3 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door); Marc Black at 9pm on Saturday, December 4 ($20); the fifth annual Holiday Train Wreck featuring Peter Schickele, Gilles Malkine and Mikhail Horowitz at 8pm on Saturday, December 11 ($20).
New shows booked for Northern Lights in Clifton Park include A Day to Remember with Underoath, the Word Alive and Close Your Eyes at 7pm on Monday, November 8 ($25; on sale at 10am Friday); country singer Lee Brice at 8:30pm on Friday, November 19 ($12.50 in advance; on sale at 10am Saturday); Nonpoint and In This Moment with Selfish Needy Creatures at 7:30pm on Tuesday, December 7 ($12 in advance; on sale at 10am Friday).
In conjunction with the Woodstock Film Festival, Iranian experimental vocalist-composer-performance artist Sussan Deyhim will perform at the Colony Cafe in Woddstock at 10pm on Friday, October 1. Tix are $15. Also at the Colony Cafe, banjo great Billy Faier steps into the spotlight at 8pm on Friday, October 8. Tix are $10.
The Egg in Albany welcomes back Led Zep tribute band Hammer of the Gods at 8pm on Saturday, March 12. Tix are $34.50 and $39.50. And if you missed Gaelic Storm at the Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival last weekend, you’ll have another chance to catch them in concert at The Egg at 8pm on Friday, March 25. Tix are $25.
Simone Felice – of the Duke & the King and formerly of the Felice Brothers – plays a solo show at the Byrdcliffe Theater in Woodstock at 8pm on Saturday, October 2. Tix are $20.
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: The upcoming concert by Bullet for My Valentine, which was originally slated to take place at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, has been moved to Northern Lights in Clifton Park. Only the location has been changed, and the show will go on at 7pm on Saturday, October 2 with the full line-up of opening bands, including Escape the Fate, Black Tide and Drive A. If you have already purchased tix, there’s no need to exchange them. All tix for the Armory will be honored at Northern Lights. Tix are also currently on sale for $25.
SOLD OUT: If you haven’t already snagged a ticket for Ani DiFranco’s concert at Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center on Sunday night, it looks like you’re probably out of luck. The concert – which also features Erin McKeown – is now officially sold out.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Psychedelic Furs are playing one of only two U.S. shows at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Friday, October 15… Moby is playing an acoustic benefit show at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in Willow on Saturday.