Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany has a batch of new shows on the docket, including Scars on 45 with Alta Mira at 7pm on Saturday, April 2 ($5); the Catbirds (led by Chandler Travis) with Grainbelt and the Mysteios on Saturday, April 30; Two Cow Garage on Friday, May 20; James McMurtry on Wednesday, June 8; and Gurf Morlix on Saturday, June 25.
Northern Lights in Clifton Park plays host to veteran country music maverick David Allan Coe at 8pm on Saturday, April 2 ($20 in advance; $22 at the door), as well as hip-hop hitmaker Big Sean at 8pm on Friday, April 29 ($15; tix on sale at 10am Saturday).
Jesse Malin & St. Marks Social tore it up at Jillian’s back in January, and now they’re headed back to Nippertown to do it again – this time at Bogie’s in Albany on Wednesday, April 27. The show starts at 7pm with Tamberlane, Garden Road and Frank Palangi in the support slots. Tix are $7 in advance; $10 at the door.
Celtic Woman hits the stage tonight at the Palace Theatre in Albany, but the testosterone-fueled show of Irish music known as Celtic Thunder is already booked at the theater – for a Christmas concert at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 26. Summer isn’t even here, and already we’re thinking about Christmas shows? Anyway, tix aren’t scheduled to go on sale til September 1, priced at $32, $47 and $62.
Update: The Journey and Night Ranger show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center that we announced two weeks ago has finally been made official by the folks at Live Nation (although apparently Foreigner is not slated for the concert). The show is at 7:30pm on Friday, September 2, and tix will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Saturday. Amphitheater seats are priced at $49.50, $69.50, $99.50 and $135.00; lawn admission is $20 (although if you buy your lawn tix before 12midnight on Sunday, they’re only $15).
Also up in Saratoga Springs, Putnam Den’s calendar has been bolstered by the addition of several new shows, including Barefoot Truth with Bearquarium on Friday, April 1; Paranoid Social Club with Phillips Head on Saturday, April 2; Moonalice with Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds on Friday, April 8; the Ryan Montbleau Band on Friday, April 22.
The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield has a batch of new shows on tap, including Sherri James Buxton & Friends with special guest Matt Cusson at 7pm on Thursday, June 2 ($15, $25, $35, $55); Bobby Sweet at 8pm on Saturday, June 18 ($15); Craig S. Harris’ “God’s Trombones” on Sunday, June 19 ($TBA); Tommy Tune and the Manhattan Rhythm Kings at 7:30pm on Thursday, August 11 ($25, $45, $65, $100); the Grace Kelly Quartet with special guest Phil Woods and the Berkshires Jazz Youth Ensemble at 8pm on Saturday, October 15 ($TBA); pianist Christopher O’Riley at 8pm on Saturday, November 12 ($15, $25, $45, $55); Arlo Guthrie at 8pm on Saturday, November 19 ($15, $35, $55, $65); and Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 30 ($15, $35, $55, $65).
The Bearsville Theater plays host to the Latin band Sonando at 8pm on Saturday, May 14, for a benefit concert for Corazon de Dahlia’s Community Development Center in Peru. Tix are $20 and $35. Also at Bearsville, ’70s hitmaker Robbie Dupree & Friends at 9pm on Saturday, June 24. Tix are $20.
Bet you didn’t see this one coming… Wishbone Ash at the Van Dyck in Schenectady at 8 & 10:30pm on Saturday, April 30. Tix are $25. Also newly announced at the Van Dyck are the Duke Robillard Band at 7 & 9:30pm on Friday April 15 ($18 in advance; $22 at the door); a solo show by Popa Chubby at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 23 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door); a Kentucky Derby Party with Ron Bill’s New Orleans Stompers at 4:30pm Saturday, May 7 ($25, including a buffet); and Maria Muldaur & Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band at 7:30 & 9:30pm on Saturday, May 21 ($18 in advance; $22 at the door).
New on the calendar at Club Helsinki Hudson are Houston Jones, a high-octane Americana band led by Glenn Houston and Travis Jones, at 8pm on Thursday, June 9 ($TBA); the Revelations featuring Tre Williams at 9pm on Friday, June 10 ($15); New Orleans’ own Soul Rebels Brass Band at 9pm on Friday, June 24 ($18); an acoustic roots ‘n’ bluesman Chris Smither at 9pm on Saturday, August 20 ($TBA).
Singer-songwriters Jeffrey Gaines and Amy Speace team up for a double bill at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Wednesday, June 1. Tix are $25.
In case you missed it: Peter Gabriel has announced that he’ll be bringing the New Blood Orchestra with him to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in June for an orchestral concert of his hits. No drums, no guitars. No official word from the folks at Live Nation yet, either, but this could be very cool… Stay tuned.
In case you missed it, Part II: Last Friday, the folks at the Times Union Center announced that the double-bill of ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd is rolling in on Saturday, May 21.