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Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson

Superb singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson is scheduled to take the stage at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Friday, January 20. Tix are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. And the delightful pop singer-songwriter Jill Sobule – who teamed up with John Doe for an odd-couple concert in Hudson back in March – will be returning to Helsinki for an evening of her own at 8pm on Thursday, February 23. Other new additions to the Helsinki concert calendar include Alabama singer-songwriter Kristy Lee at 9pm on Friday, November 18 ($8 in advance; $10 at the door); the farewell performance of Mother Fletcher at 9pm on Friday, November 25 ($10 in advance; $12 at the door); and the Jack Grace Band at 9pm on Saturday, November 26 ($10 in advance; $12 at the door).

As part of the EQX Coors Light Concert Series, the Naked and Famous will be making a tour-stop at Jillian’s in Albany on Tuesday, November 29. Earlier this year, the band took home five trophies – Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year – at the New Zealand Music Awards back in their homeland. Local faves Around The World and Back will open the show. Doors open at 7pm, and admission is free.

Hurricane Bells – featuring Steve Schlitz of Longwave – invade Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany at 8pm on Friday, December 9. Meg Duffy opens the show. Advance tix are $8.

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Planet of the Abts – featuring Gov’t Mule’s drummer Matt Abts and bassist Jorgen Carlsson, along with guitarist-keyboardist-vocalist T-Bone Andersson – head into the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday, December 2. Tix are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

Guitar hero Alex Skolnick was in town with his band Testament, playing a double-bill with Anthrax at Northern Lights just last week. But he’ll be back in town again soon – this time leading the Alex Skolnick Trio into Red Square in Albany at 8pm on Friday, December 9. Tix are $10.

Golden oldies group the Duprees will be doing some holiday harmonizing when they present their Christmas concert at Proctors’ Key Hall in Schenectady on Saturday, December 3. Opening the show will be Kit Pettit and the Grand Central Station Band performing a tribute to Connie Francis. It’s a dinner theater show with dinner at 7pm followed by the show at 9pm. Tix are $75 (dinner & show) and $45 (show only).

Looking for laughs? The Calvin Theatre in Northampton has announced a pair of new comedy shows – Lily Tomlin at 8pm on Thursday, April 12 ($47.50, $57.50); Mike Birbiglia’s “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” at 8pm on Saturday, May 5 ($27.50, $37.50). Tix for both shows go on sale to the general public on Friday.

NOT SOLD OUT: The concert by Red Molly at the Eighth Step at Proctors in Schenectady on Saturday (November 19) was originally slated to take place at Proctors Underground. That show sold out, so the concert has been moved to the larger GE Theatre at Proctors, and tickets for the show are now available once again.

RE-SCHEDULED: Due to illness, former teen heart-throbs Hanson were forced to postpone their concert on Wednesday, October 12 at Northern Lights in Clifton Park. But the “Mmmm Bop” boys have made good on their promise and have re-scheduled their Clifton Park show for 8pm on Tuesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day. Priced at $25 in advance, tix for the new date are currently on sale.

RE-SCHEDULED, PART II: The concert by Floodwood – featuring Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier of moe. – was originally slated for the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Saturday, October 29, but it was postponed by a snow storm. Well, the concert has been re-scheduled, but it has moved to a different venue – Orient in Poughkeepsie. The show will take place at 8pm on Friday, December 9. Tix are $15.

POSTPONED: The concert at The Egg in Albany by the Priests – a trio of singing clergymen – has been postponed. The concert was originally slated for Tuesday, November 29, but it has been postponed to 7:30pm on Saturday, May 5. Tix for the original concert will be honored for the new date.

CANCELLED: “Grande Romaza,” which was scheduled for Proctors in Schenectady on Friday, December 2, has been cancelled by the tour’s presenter due an unforeseen health issue impacting a key performer. Refunds are available at the place of purchase.

SOLD OUT: The Mac Miller concert at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Wednesday, December 7 is now officially sold out.

OPENERS: In support of his new album, “Kicking & Screaming,” Sebastian Bach – the one-time lead singer with Skid Row and frequent TV “reality” show participant – has been announced as the opening act for Guns N’ Roses at the Times Union Center in Albany on Wednesday, November 23… Boston-based Mexo-Americana fusion duo David Wax Museum will open for Ray Davies at The Egg in Albany on Tuesday (November 22)… Amy Helm – of the Levon Helm Band as well as Ollabelle – has been tapped as the opening act for Chadwick Stokes at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Wednesday, November 30… Palatypus will open for Amy LaVere at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Thursday, December 1… Sara Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion open the show for Martin Sexton at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Saturday, December 3.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Two new shows – John Waite and Celtic Crossroads – have been added to the concert calendar at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PART II: Teen-pop bands Big Time Rush and One Direction are headed into the Palace Theater in Albany in February.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PART III: The Peter Wolf concert at The Egg – which was originally slated to take place on Saturday, October 29, but was postponed due to a snowstorm – has been re-scheduled for February.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PART IV: “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson will be making a tour stop at the Times Union Center in Albany in January. Matt Nathanson opens the show.

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