The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has bolstered its concert line-up with the addition of Nonpoint with Taproot at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 20 ($12.50 in advance; $15 at the door; on sale at 10am on Friday); the North Mississippi Allstars with Missing Cats (featuring Widespread Panic’s John Hermann and Sherman Ewing) at 9pm on Saturday, September 29 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door; on sale at 10am on Saturday); and Iwrestledabearonce with Oceano, Vanna, Within the Ruins, the Plot in You and Surrounded by Monsters at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 27 ($14 in advance; $16 at the door; on sale at 10am on Monday).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John teams up with legendary gospel group the Blind Boys of Alabama for “Spirituals to Funk” at the Palace Theatre in Albany this fall. Tix go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 24.
The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock has added a pair of new shows for the Labor Day weekend. Rennie Cantine’s Woodstock Guitar Allstars (also featuring Harvey Sorgen, Stuart Spector, Jimmy Eppard, Steve Rust, Joe Beesmer and Peter Buettner) will crank it up at 9pm on Saturday, September 1 ($10), while Led Zep tribute band Hindenberg gets all dazed ‘n’ confused at 7:30pm on Sunday, September 2 ($25).
Also down in Woodstock, singer-songwriter Jeffrey Gaines makes a stop at the Colony Cafe at 9pm on Saturday, September 1. Tix are $20.
UPDATE: All amphitheater seats are now sold out for the concert by Florence & the Machine at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs at 7:30pm on Sunday, September 16. The show was originally advertised as a pavilion-only show, but due to the demand, lawn tix for the concert will go on sale at 10am on Friday (August 17), priced at $25. The Maccabees will open the show.
Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany welcomes Canadian art-rockers Braids on Wednesday, September 19. Hand Habits open the show at 8pm.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: MASS MoCA in North Adams announced its fall season of events and performances, including concerts by the sublime British singer-songwriter Laura Marling, retro-flavored girl group the Bandana Splits, jazz-and-beyond drummer Ben Perowsky’s Moodswing Orchestra with TK Wonder, the Sudanese pop-meets-American soul sounds of Alsarah & the Nubatones and more…
Want music and chuckles? The Linda in Albany welcomes baton-twirling folksinger Christine Lavin and Don White for a double-barreled acoustic concert with comedy at 8pm on Friday, November 9. Tix are $18. And there hasn’t been any official word yet from The Linda, but according to her website, singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick is headed back to Nippertown for a concert at 8pm on Friday, November 2.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg has added some new concerts to it upcoming calendar, including veteran guitar phenom Eric Johnson, award-winning jazz saxman Joe Lovano and his band Us Five (also festuring Esperanza Spalding). Tix go on sale on Wednesday, August 22. Also new at The Egg is the classic rock tribute act the Woodstock Era Experience (featuring Bryan O’Neill as Jim Morrison, Lisa Bertrand as Janis Joplin, Jason “JY” Young as Jimi Hendrix, and lots more). Tix are on sale now.
Hed(pe) roars into Bogie’s in Albany on Friday, September 21. The music kicks off at 7pm with Seven Year Silence, Deadlift, Tamerlane, Mortuary, Here Is My Obituary, Accusations of the Insane and Renewal of Faith. Tix are $13 in advance; $15 at the door.