Comin’ Soon…

Frontman Colin Meloy leads the Decemberists into Mountain Park in Holyoke at 7pm on Sunday, July 31 in support of their recent album “The King Is Dead.” Priced at $32.50, tix go on sale on Friday.

There’s no official word yet from the City of Albany, but it looks like 10,000 Maniacs are slated to play the free Alive at Five concert in Riverfront Park on Thursday, June 16.

Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa takes over the Calvin Theater in Northampton at 8pm on Saturday, August 6, as they rummage through the vast catalog of the iconoclast-composer-guitar hero Frank Zappa. Tix are $28.50, $38.50, $48.50 and $72.50. Also newly added to the Calvin’s schedule is a concert celebrating the tenth anniversary of bluegrass chamber band Crooked Still. Sharing the stage will be the sublime singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell. Tix are $25 and $35. Tix for both concerts go on sale on Friday.

In Woodstock, the Colony Cafe has a bunch of new shows on its calendar, including singer-songwriter Amy Speace at 8pm on Frida, May 6 ($15); God Street Wine’s Lo Faber & Aaron Maxwell with Maaze at 8pm on Saturday, May 7 ($10); Nitty Gritty Dirt Band banjo man John McEuen at 8pm on Thursday, May 12 ($20); Maria Muldaur at 8pm on Sunday, May 22 ($TBA); singer-songwriter Tom Pacheco at 8pm on Saturday, May 28 ($TBA); the California quintet Houston Jones at 9pm on Friday, June 10 ($15); the marvelous Michelle Shocked on Wednesday, June 15 ($25) and the Marc Black Band at 9pm on Saturday, June 18 ($TBA).

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The Linda in Albany has added upcoming performances by acoustic blues queen Rory Block at 8pm on Thursday, July 14 ($22); the all-woman klezmer combo Isle of Klezbos at 8pm on Friday, July 22 ($15); and the masterful singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb on Saturday, November 5 ($TBA).

The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield is hosting “Guitar Jam III: Ladies Night” at 8pm on Saturday, May 7. The benefit concert will feature performances by Bella’s Bartok with Vashti Poor, Robin O’Herin, Mary Verdi and Jill Gallagher. Sponsored by The Berkshire Eagle, proceeds will benefit Newspapers in Education, a program that encourages students to read. Tix are $15 and $25. Also, cigar-chomping comic Ron White – who was at Proctors just a week and a half ago – returns at 7:30pm on Thursday, June 9 for a performance at the Colonial. Tix are $25, $50 and $75.

Bill Engvall, star of the former TBS sitcom “The Bill Engvall Show,” brings his stand-up blue collar comedy to the Glens Falls Civic Center at 8pm on Sunday, October 2. With prices starting at $35, tix will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Thursday.

And wrapping up our cavalcade of comedy announcements for the week, Denis Leary will be bringing his “Thinning the Herd” tour to the Palace Theatre in Albany at 7pm on Sunday, July 10. He’ll be joined by comics Lenny Clarke, Robert Kelly and Kenny Rogerson, as well as musical guests the Enablers with the Rehab Horns. Slated to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday, April 29, tix are priced at $29, $59, $79 and $99.

Northern Lights in Clifton Park is hosting the double-bill of co-headliners Streetlight Manifesto and Reel Big Fish at 8pm on Saturday, July 23. Priced at $20 in advance, tix go on sale at 10am on Saturday.

SOLD OUT: Tonight’s concert by Rusted Root at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs is officially sold out.

Ch-ch-ch-changes: Brown Bird is out, and Milton is in as the opening act for Joy Kills Sorrow at Club Helsinki Hudson in Hudson at 9pm on Saturday, April 30.

In case you missed it: MASS MoCA in North Adams announced its summer concert schedule, including performances by Marc Ribot, Bang On a Can, Buke & Gass, Dan Zanes, the Alloy Orchestra and more…

In case you missed it, Part II: The line-up for Jazz at the Lake: The Lake George Jazz Weekend has been announced for Shepard Park in Lake George on Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18. Performers include John Ellis & Double-Wide, the Don Byron Gospel Quintet and more…

In case you missed it, Part III: Speaking of free jazz, the Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs has announced its schedule of free concerts, which include the Heath Brothers Quartet, the Linda Oh Quartet and more…

One Response to “Comin’ Soon…”

  1. Oates77 says:

    Sitting here waiting for all those people to complian about the free concert musical choice…..

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