In support of their latest album, “Neck of the Woods,” Silversun Pickups – who have climbed the ladder from distortion-laden indie rockers to Grammy nominees to bonafide hitmakers – will be bringing their fall tour to the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Saturday, October 20. Whether the band will be at full strength remains to be seen – bassist Nikki Monninger has announced that she’s pregnant with twin girls. She’s declared that she’ll keep touring in the fall for as long as it’s possible, then Sarah Negahdari from the band the Happy Hollows will be filling in on bass. Opening the show at 8pm will be Cloud Nothings and Atlas Genius. Priced at $25 in advance and $27 at the door, tix will go on sale at 10am on Friday (August 24).
Also on sale on Friday are tix for Woe Is Me, who land at UCH with Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Our Last Night and Secrets at 6pm on Sunday, December 2. Tix are $13 in advance.
Meanwhile, Upstate Concert Hall also announced that hip-hop pioneers De La Soul were slated for a concert on Friday, September 28. The announcement was pulled shortly thereafter due to scheduling problems, but UCH promises that a new date for the show is in the works. Stay tuned…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Hometown musical heroes Phantogram and Conehead Buddha have been announced as headliners for the third annual free PearlPalooza street festival in downtown Albany.
Bassist Ben Allison and his trio – also featuring guitarist Steve Cardenas and saxophonist Ted Nash – pay tribute to jazz guitar great Jim Hall with the kick-off concert of Planet Arts’ fall season of one2one concerts on Saturday, September 29, at the Athens Cultural Center in Athens. The concert starts at 8pm with a pre-show talk by the musicians at 7pm. Tix are $10.
The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock welcomes Chandler Travis’ band the Catbirds at 9pm on Friday, September 14, in support of their new full-length CD, “Catbirds Say Yeah.” Tix are $10.
SOLD OUT: Also from the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock comes word that the concert on Friday (August 24) by the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is now officially sold out.
The four-man vocal group Under the Streetlamp serve up their generation-spanning repertoire of doo-wop, Motown and rock ‘n’ roll when they make their Nippertown concert debut at Proctors in Schenectady at 8pm on Thursday, October 25, in support of their new, self-titled debut album. Tix are $20, $30, $40 & $50.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The line-up of bands for the second annual Local Legends Live festival at the Empire State Plaza in Albany was has been unveiled, and in addition to the previously announced headliner Michael Doughty, other bands scheduled for the main stage include Eastbound Jesus, John Brodeur & Charmboy, Karma’s Army, the Chronicles, Catching Cadence and Happy Birthday Dr. Jim. Admission is free.
Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs plays host to jazz guitarist Julian Lage and his band – saxophonist Dan Blake, cellist Aristides Rivas, bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Tupac Mantilla – at 8pm on Friday, November 2. Tix are $8; seniors $5; students & children free. Tix go on sale on Wednesday, September 5.
UPDATE: As we announced last week, Canadian art-rockers Braids are headed into Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Wednesday, September 19 with Hand Habits opening the show. Now Railbird has also been added to the bill. (See their new music video here.) Tix are $11 in advance; $12 at the door.
At Club Helsinki in Hudson, the special “Helsinki On Broadway” cabaret concert series kicks off this Sunday (August 26) with Faith Prince and Jason Graae, but a handful of new shows have already been added to the initial three-show series. New additions are Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark on Sunday, September 30; Ann Hampton Callaway on Sunday, October 14; Charles Busch on Sunday, November 11; and Emmy Award-winner Liz Callaway on Sunday, November 18. All shows start at 7pm, and tix are $20 & $35 for each show.
Also new on Club Helsinki’s concert calendar are the old-school soul band the Revelations featuring Tre Williams at 9pm on Friday, September 7 ($15); the sublime Sarah Jarosz Band at 9pm on Saturday, September 22 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door); and Lake Street Dive at 9pm on Friday, October 26 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door).