Oneonta Theatre in Oneonta welcomes Josh Ritter at 8pm on Wednesday, July 6, with Nippertown’s own Sean Rowe opening the show ($20 in advance; $22.50 at the door). Other recently announced shows on the Oneonta Theatre’s concert calendar include the Carolina Chocolate Drops with Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton at 9pm on Friday, July 15 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door); the HillBenders with Jubal’s Kin at 9pm on Saturday, July 16 ($8); the Dixie Bee-Liners at 8pm on Sunday, July 17 ($8); Lost in the Trees at 9pm on Friday, July 22. ($7); the Grand Slambovians at 9pm on Friday, July 29 ($15 in advance; $17.50 at the door); Badfish with Scotty Don’t at 9pm on Saturday, July 30 ($18.50 in advance; $22 at the door); the Glengarry Bhoys at 9pm on Thursday, September 8 ($20); Blue Oyster Cult at 9pm on Friday, October 21 ($35 in advance; $40 at the door); and Arlo Guthrie and his band at 9pm on Saturday, October 22, playing a benefit for the theater ($39, $50, $60).
R&B singer-trombonist Glen David Andrews hasn’t yet achieved mainstream fame, but he’s is a living legend down in Louisiana. Offbeat Magazine has described him as “a combination of James Brown and Prince.” NOLA.com hailed his live performance as “approximating the power released by a six-pack of hydrogen bombs… searingly, exhaustingly astonishing.” And USA Today discovered him at last month’s Jazz Fest, declaring, “Day three’s showstopper was Glen David Andrews, who rocked the blues, took it to church and carried it into the moshpit. The gospel/R&B singer and trombonist played an electrifying set. Andrews bellowed, leaped in the air, fell to his knees, waved a yellow handkerchief and crowd-surfed – twice. His rollicking performance accommodated everything from ‘Down in the Tremé’ to a Cajunized version of the Clash’s ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go.'” Andrews and his band fire it up at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Friday, July 1.
There’s more than just great classical music on tap at the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock this summer. Among the non-classical offerings at the summer chamber music festival are the Woodstock Beat (featuring the Canadian Brass and NEXUS Percussion performing together) at 8pm on Saturday, July 2; a children’s concert by Elizabeth Mitchell & Friends at 11am on Saturday, August 6; jazz clarinetist Don Byron’s Ivey Divey Trio at 8pm on Saturday, August 6; jazz pianist Bill Charlap at 8pm on Saturday, August 13; and jazz pianist Uri Caine at 8pm on Saturday, August 20.
Lo-fi Columbus rock trio Times New Viking rolls into Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany at 8pm on Sunday, July 24 in support of their latest album, “Dancer Equired” on Merge Records. Better Pills opens the show. Tix are $10.
Purr like a kitten, roar like a tiger: Kittie claws their way back into the spotlight at Northern Lights in Clifton Park at 6:30pm on Friday, August 26. Sharing the stage will be Dirge Within, Diamond Plate, Tides of Tangiers and Abandon Me. Priced at $12 in advance, tix go on sale at 10am on Friday.
Update: We told you about it nearly a month ago, but now the folks at Live Nation are just getting around to making it official – Lil’ Wayne is heading into SPAC at 7pm on Wednesday, July 20. He’s also bringing along Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd. Reserved amphitheater seats are $49.75, $69.75 and $89.75; lawn tix are $29.75. Tix go on sale to the general public at 10am on Saturday.
In case you missed it: As we announced earlier, Godsmack will be headlining radio station Q-103’s Q-Ruption Fest at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in August, with support acts Five Finger Death Punch, Skillet and Egypt Central. Tix go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday.
In case you missed it, Part II: Oh yeah, Barry Manilow is headed into SPAC, too.