Singer John McCrea and his alt-rock combo Cake will be kicking off the summer concert season at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown at 8pm on Friday, June 15. Priced at $42.50, general admission advance tix are slated to go on sale at 10am on Friday (April 6). Overnight camping is also available for an additional $15. Rare Vos and rockin’? You can’t beat that…
Pete Francis (of Dispatch) leads his psychedelic trio the iis into Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany at 8pm on Friday, April 27. Advance tix are $15.
Rakim – one-half of the pioneering hip-hop team of Eric B. & Rakim – steps into the spotlight at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Saturday, April 28. Showtime is 8:30pm, and tix are $25 in advance; $28 at the door.
CANCELLED: The Supersuckers – who were originally slated to play Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Wednesday, May 9 – have cancelled the show. No additional details at this time.
The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton has been hosting such great music for so long that sometimes it gets easy to take it for granted. Then we look at a list of freshly announced concerts there, and we don’t care if gas prices do go to $5 a gallon. Here are just a few recent announcements: Charlie Musselwhite on Wednesday, May 2; Marketa Irglova (of the Swell Season) on Saturday, May 5; Jon Cleary on Wednesday, May 16; Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials on Sunday, May 27; Alejandro Escovedo on Saturday, June 9; the Flatlanders on Sunday, June 24. And all of these shows start at 7pm.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Additional news on the upcoming concert scene is available here.