The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington has added a handful of new concerts to its schedule, including Keb Mo & His Band at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 18 ($55, $65 & $75); Toots & the Maytals’ 50th anniversary acoustic tour at 7pm on Sunday, November 4 ($45); and the Temptations at 7pm on Sunday, December 2 ($50, $65 & $80). Tix for all three new shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday (August 3).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In support of their new album, “This Is PiL,” John Lydon leads the reconstituted Public Image Ltd. into the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park.
Also new on the Upstate Concert Hall concert calendar is Electric Guest, who played a free show there just a couple of weeks ago. The band is returning on Tuesday, October 23 with No opening the show at 8pm. Priced at $10 in advance ($12 at the door), tix go on sale at 10am on Friday (August 3).
POSTPONED: And in one more item from the Upstate Concert Hall, the Yeasayer concert – originally slated for Tuesday, August 14 – has been postponed to 8pm on Saturday, November 10. All tix for the original date will be honored at the November show.
Sublime singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and her band are about to embark on a tour with Bon Iver (including a previously announced stop at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown on Monday, September 17). But before they do, Mitchell & Co. will roll into Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Tuesday, September 11, in support of her recent album, “Young Man in America.” Tix are $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Some of the other great September shows at the Caffe include Session Americana at 8pm on Friday, September 7 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door); the Nuala Kennedy Trio at 7pm on Sunday, September 9 ($16 in advance; $18 at the door); Catie Curtis at 8pm on Friday, September 21 ($24 in advance; $26 at the door); Michelle Shocked at 7pm on Wednesday, September 26 ($25 in advance; $27 at the door); Eric Andersen at 8pm on Friday, September 28 ($28 in advance; $30 at the door); and Kim Richey at 7pm on Sunday, September 30 ($16 in advance; $18 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Melissa Etheridge is headed into the Palace Theatre in Albany this fall in support of her upcoming album, “4th Street Feeling.” Tix go on sale on Friday, August 10.
Riverside – an all-star jazz quartet featuring Chet Doxas, Dave Douglas, Steve Swallow and Jim Doxas – pays tribute to the late clarinetist-saxophonist-composer Jimmy Giuffre – with their only U.S. performance at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 8pm on Tuesday (August 7). All tix are $20, general admission.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Four more new concerts were announced for the The Egg in Albany – prog-metal pioneers Coheed & Cambria with 3, blueswoman Ruthie Foster, holiday favorite “Mountain Snow & Mistletoe” and guitar phenom Jesse Cook.
Producer-DJ-feline enthusiast Dillon Francis is set to embark on his debut U.S. headlining tour, and one of the 25 tour stops will be at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany on Thursday, November 8. Clockwork and Baauer will open the evening’s festivities. There’s no official announcement yet from the Armory, but according to Francis’ website, tix are priced at $25.
UPDATE: More than a month ago we first announced that Pretty Lights would be landing at the Times Union Center in Albany on Saturday, November 3, but now it’s finally official. Doors open at 7pm; showtime is 8pm. All tix are general admission, and the first 3000 will have access to the floor area. The first 1000 tix sold will be priced at $24.50; $29.50 for the second 1000 tix; and $34.50 after that. Tix go on sale at 10am on Friday (August 3).
No details have been revealed yet, but the folks at Pinhead Susan’s in Schenectady have announced that Rusted Root will be the headliner for their fall block party on Saturday, September 29.
Old Songs in Voorheesville is hosting a concert by drummer-composer Ubaka Hill at 8pm on Saturday, August 18. Hill will also presenting a three-hour workshop, “Drumsong: The Art and Spirit of Drumming,” at 1pm that same day. Tix are $20 each for the concert and workshop. Or you can purchase a package ticket for $35 including both events.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has added a hot new jazz concert by Chick Corea & Gary Burton to its fall line-up of shows.
In support of their new album, “The Way We Move,” Langhorne Slim & the Law will be rolling into Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Friday, September 28. Tix are $15. Also new on Helsinki’s calendar are Plants & Animals at 8pm on Thursday, October 11. Ticket price TBA.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: After a sold-out tour-launching date back in the spring, the Magnetic Fields are returning to Club Helsinki in Hudson to kick off their fall tour, too.
Donna the Buffalo stampedes into Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on Friday, September 28. Details TBA.
SOLD OUT: The Barbara Cook and John Pizzarelli concert at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington on Saturday, August 4 is officially sold out.
New bands added to the bill for the three-day Restoration Festival at the former St. Joseph’s Church in Albany on Friday-Sunday, September 7-9 include Brooklyn band the Loom and the Hudson Valley’s own Renaissance man Brian Dewan. Both will be playing on Sunday, September 9. Advance tix for the fest are currently on sale, and the complete line-up of bands is slated to be announced on Tuesday (August 7).
POSTPONED: The concert by singer Johnny Mathis at the Palace Theatre in Albany – which was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 11 – has been postponed to 8pm on Thursday, April 4 due to “minor surgery for his hip/legs,” according to the folks at the Palace. Tix for the original date will be honored for the re-scheduled date.
The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock celebrates the music of John Lennon on Saturday, October 6 with Birds of Paradox (featuring former Plastic Ono Band members Gary Van Scyoc and Adam Ippolito). Opening the show at 9pm will be In My Life led by Carlo Cantamesa of the Cast of Beatlemania. Tix are $20.
CANCELLED: The Orleans Trio concert – which was slated for Saturday, September 1 at the Wood Theater in Glens Falls – has been cancelled following the death of lead singer Larry Hoppen last week.