The previously announced Shamrock-N-Roll Festival at the Altamont Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 11 was already looking like one of the highlights of Nippertown’s fall music season with the Dropkick Murphys tearing it up in the headliner slot. But the fest just jumped up another couple of notches with the announcement that seminal Belfast punk band Stiff Little Fingers has just been added to the bill. Hold onto your hats…
Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo) heads into Pittsfield for a performance at CompuWorks in Pittsfield as part of the Word x Word Festival. He’ll be sharing the stage with novelist-playwright Elizabeth Searle at 8pm on Thursday (August 18). UPDATE: This show is now SOLD OUT.)
New shows upcoming at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany include Avicii with Cazzette at 8pm on Monday, September 12 ($32) and J. Cole at 7pm on Friday, October 21 ($30).
Northern Lights in Clifton Park continues to add new shows to an already healthy slate of autumn shows. New to the calendar include Bayside with Transit and State Champs at 7:30pm on Sunday, September 25 ($13 in advance; $15 at the door); Falling in Reverse with For All Those Sleeping and Eyes Set to Kill at 7pm on Sunday, October 2 ($12 in advance; $14 at the door; on sale at 10am on Saturday); Gym Class Heroes and the Dirty Heads with Outasight at 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 25 ($20 in advance; on sale on Saturday); the Acacia Strain with Terror, Stray from the Path, Harms Way and Concrete at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 26 ($14 in advance; $16 at the door; on sale 10am on Thursday); Blood On the Dance Floor with Angel Spit and New Years Day at 7pm on Thursday, November 10 ($12 in advance; $14 at the door); Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad with the Green at 7:30pm on Monday, November 21 ($10 in advance; on sale on Saturday).
Club Helsinki in Hudson has added a concert by Ollabelle at 9pm on Friday, September 23. Led by Amy Helm, the band is touring in support of their new album, “Neon Blue Bird,” which was released on Tuesday. Ticket price $TBA.
Jillian’s in Albany has bolstered its concert calendar with upcoming shows by Perpetual Groove with Jeff Bujak at 9:30pm on Thursday, August 25 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); Barefoot Truth at 9pm on Friday, September 16 ($10 in advance); Start Making Sense at 8pm on Thursday, September 22 ($10 in advance); Particle at 9:30pm on Friday, September 23 ($13 in advance; $16 at the door); Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at 9pm on Saturday, September 24 ($10); the Heavy Pets and Timbre Coup at 9pm on Friday, September 30 ($10 in advance); the Asteroids Galaxy Tour at 8pm on Saturday, October 1 ($10 in advance); EOTO at 8pm on Thursday, October 13 ($14 in advance; VIP $30); Rustic Overtones at 9pm on Friday, October 21 ($13 in advance); Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights at 8pm on Wednesday, October 26 ($10 in advance); and Paranoid Social Club at 8pm on Friday, November 18 ($10 in advance).
Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs has lined up the Sam Kininger Band for Friday, September 9, and the Ryan Montbleau Band for Friday, September 23.
According to his website, country singer Lee Brice is slated to make a tourstop at Vapor in Saratoga Springs on Thursday, September 29.
The Van Dyck in Schenectady seems to have abandoned its website, as far as entertainment goes, but according to VD’s Facebook page, guitarist Scott Henderson (of Tribal Tech) will take over the stage with bassist Jeff Berlin and drummer Mike Clark at 7pm on Saturday, September 24.
The Young@Heart Chorus will perform a benefit concert at the Calvin Theater in Northampton at 3pm on Sunday, October 30. Tix are $25, $35 and $100 with all proceeds going to the Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Tix go on sale on Friday.
Mutemath is headed into Albany on Saturday, September 24 as one of the featured bands at the second annual Pearl Palooza street festival on North Pearl Street.
The second annual Capital Area Indie Fest takes over The Egg in Albany on Saturday, October 8. The concert kicks off at 7:30pm, and the line-up of bands that have been announced so far includes Lunic, White Noise Radio, the Rob Skane 3, Civilian, Museum Guards and the Sandy McKnight Fiasco. Tix are $15.
The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield will host a concert by AnDa Union, an eight-member ensemble of musicians and singers who draw inspiration from traditional Mongolian music. The concert takes place at 2pm on Sunday, September 25. Tix are $25; $15 for students under 16.
Ch-ch-ch-changes: The concert by Bright Eyes and Titus Andronicus on Sunday, August 28 (the day after Titus Andronicus plays the Restoration Festival in Albany) was originally slated to take place at Mountain Park in Holyoke, but the venue has been changed to the Calvin Theater in Northampton. Doors open at 6pm; music starts at 7pm. Tix are $30. If you already bought tix for Mountain Park, you have two options: 1.) Do nothing and your Mountain Park ticket will become a general admission ticket for the open floor at the Calvin, or 2.) Convert your Mountain Park ticket to a reserved seat at the Calvin by phoning the Northampton Box Office at 413-586-8686 between 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday or 12noon-5pm on Sunday.
Sold out: If you didn’t snag your tix for Stephen Stills and his band at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Friday, October 14, it looks like you’re out of luck. The show is officially sold out.
In case you missed it: Dark Star Orchestra will be raising the Dead at the Palace Theatre.
In case you missed it, Part II: The DayGlow BLU Tour raves up the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany.
In case you missed it, Part III: Chicago brings their horn-fueled show to the Palace Theatre in Albany in December. Tix go on sale on Friday.
In case you missed it, Part IV: Sublime with Rome cancels at Northern Lights in Clifton Park.
In case you missed it, Part VI: The Egg in Albany adds an October concert with the sprawling 11-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band.
In case you missed it, Part VII: The allstar Baseball Project – featuring Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck – has cancelled its concert at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. UPDATE: Austin blues rocker Gary Clark, Jr., who was slated to open the show, will perform anyway at 9pm. Admission is free.
In case you missed it, Part VIII: The Pixies’ Black Francis (aka Frank Black) teams up with Reid Paley for a show at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany next month.