In support of their brand new all-original album, A Working Museum, the unlikely but undeniable duo of Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby is headed into the Ale House in Troy at 9pm on Saturday, December 8. Tickets are $10. Also new on the Ale House concert calendar is twangmaster Bill Kirchen, who brings his Honky Tonk Holiday tour to Troy at 8pm on Wednesday, December 12. Tickets are $15.
It’s a party! UAlbany radio station WCDB-FM is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the spring, and they’re throwing a big birthday bash at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany. They’re planning a seven-band bash beginning at 7:30pm on Friday, March 1, and they’ve announced two of the bands so far – reunions of fave ’80s bands Blotto and Dirty Face. Priced at $20 in advance ($25 at the door), tickets are slated to go on sale to the general public at 12noon on Tuesday (December 4). Stay tuned right here for additional band announcements for the bash…
There’s been no official word from the folks at The Egg in Albany yet, but the recently re-scheduled concert concert by veteran British progressive rockers Renaissance will certainly be cancelled following the death of guitarist and co-leader Michael Dunford on Tuesday, November 20. The concert slated to take place on Wednesday, April 17 – after being postponed from its original October 14 date due to a back injury to vocalist Annie Haslam.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany announced a handful of new concerts, including jazz vocal vets Manhattan Transfer, comedian Amy Schumer and classical crossover singer Alfie Boe.
In support of their upcoming album, This Is How the Wind Shifts (due out on February 5), Silverstein is slated to rattle the rafters at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Saturday, February 23. Scheduled to kick off at 7:30pm, the evening’s festivities will also include Like Moths to Flames, Secrets, Issues and Glass Cloud. Priced at $15 in advance, tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday. A batch of other new shows have also been booked for UCH, including Fantazia: Cirque du Rage featuring DSK CHK at 8pm on Friday, December 28 ($15 for the first 50 tix; $20 thereafter; on sale at 10am on Friday); For Today with Memphis May Fire, the Word Alive, Upon a Burning Body and Gideon at 6:30pm on Tuesday, January 29 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door; on sale at 10am on Saturday); Sevendust with Lacuna Coil and Avatar at 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 6 ($20 in advance; $23 at the door; on sale at 10am on Friday, December 7); Big Gigantic at 8:30pm on Tuesday, February 12 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door; on sale at 10am on Friday).
Although there’s no official word yet from the Van Dyck, but according to Laurence Juber’s website, the former guitarist for Paul McCartney’s Wings is slated to make a tour stop at the Schenectady nightclub for two shows on Friday, April 26. Tickets are priced at $17 in advance; $20 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Tanglewood in Lenox announced the initial concert schedule for its 2013 summer season, including Steve Martin, Audra McDonald, Michael Feinstein, Vince Gill, Edie Brickell, the Monty Alexander Trio and the all-star acoustic band the Goat Rodeo Show featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and more.
From Parliament/Funkadelic to the Talking Heads, Bernie Worrell established himself as a bonafide funkmaster. Now he brings his Bernie Worrell Orchestra to Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on Friday, December 28. The Stone Revival Band opens the show at 9pm. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
Down in Woodstock, the Bearsville Theater is throwing a Pre-Christmas Party at 9pm on Saturday, December 15 with music by Blue Chicken – an all-star band featuring Jim Weider, Brian Mitchell, Byron Isaacs, Tony Leone, Clark Gayton and Sid McGinnis ($20). And keeping it in a party mode, Bearsville is also hosting an End of the World Party at 9pm on Thursday, December 20 featuring the Big Takeover, Leonard Banks, Omerta and DJ Roar. ($10).
Club Helsinki in Hudson has added a few new shows to their concert calendar, including southern rock power trio More Than Real at 8pm on Thursday, December 20 ($TBA) and Americana howler Paul Thorn at 9pm on Saturday, March 16 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: “Blue Collar Comedy” alum Ron White is headed into Proctors in Schenectady this spring with his A Little Unprofessional Tour. Tickets go on sale on Friday…
Two new concerts have been announced for the Calvin Theatre in Northampton. Citizen Cope steps into the spotlight at 8pm on Thursday, January 24. Priced at $26, tickets are slated to go on sale on Saturday (December 1). Also on tap at the Calvin are the Indigo Girls at 8pm on Friday, March 1. Priced at $25, $35 & $45, tickets go on sale on Friday (November 30).
UPDATE: Here’s the ticket info for Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin’s upcoming cabaret performance at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 7pm on Sunday, February 10. Tix are priced at $30 and $50, and are available by phone only (518.828.4800) beginning on Monday (December 3).
The Linda in Albany will host a free concert by big band favorites the West Point Band’s Jazz Knights at 7pm on Friday, December 21. Tickets are free, but reservations are required and can be made by emailing Graeme McKenna at firstname.lastname@example.org
POSTPONED: Originally slated for Friday, December 7 at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, “Temptation of the Muses” – a collaborative performance by Nai-Ni Chen Dance and the Ahn Trio – has been postponed to Saturday, February 16.