Club Helsinki in Hudson has a big batch of top-notch shows on tap, including Matt Pond at 8pm on Monday, February 4 ($15); Robert Randolph with masters of sacred steel the Slide Brothers at 9pm on Saturday, February 9 ($28 in advance; $32 at the door); Amy Helm at 9pm on Friday, March 1 ($25 in advance; $28 at the door); Broadway star Donna McKechnie at 7pm on Sunday, March 24 ($TBA), multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien at 9pm on Friday, April 12 ($25 in advance; $28 at the door); country singer-songwriter Iris Dement at 9pm on Saturday, April 20 ($39 in advance; $46 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: A Feelies spin-off extravaganza is headed into BSP Lounge in Kingston for their first show outside of New Jersey. Yung Wu – essentially the Feelies in disguise, with original percussionist Dave Weckerman stepping out front to lead the band – headlines the bill, while in the support slots are East of Venus and Wild Carnation, both of which also feature members of the Feelies.
In support of their self-titled debut album, LA-based folk-pop quintet Milo Greene will kick off their 2013 tour at The Linda in Albany on Saturday, February 9. Local 518 favorite MaryLeigh Roohan is scheduled to open the show at 8pm. Tickets are $15.
Red Square in Albany has booked a batch of intriguing shows, including the Nigel Hall Band at 9pm on Friday, January 25 ($8 in advance; $12 at the door); Turkuaz with the Chronicles at 9pm on Saturday, January 26 ($7 in advance; $10 at the door); Dopapod with Big Something at 9pm on Thursday, February 28 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); and That 1 Guy at 9pm on Friday, March 22 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Indie music maverick and Kickstarter queen Amanda Palmer and her award-winning author-husband Neil Gaiman team up for an intimate evening of “spoken word, songs, stories, chats with the audience and more than a few surprises” at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Anandale-On-Hudson.
CANCELLED: Trombonist Sarah Morrow – who wowed fans and critics alike as a member of Dr. John’s band at the Palace Theatre in November – had been announced as a featured performer at the upcoming Freihofer Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC this summer, but her appearance has now been cancelled.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Country music stars Montgomery Gentry are headed into the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park for a special acoustic show next month.
New shows at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock include the Chris Bergson Band (who are also scheduled to play the Freihofer Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC this summer – at 9pm on Friday, February 15 ($10); and Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolutionary Orchestra at 9pm a month later on Friday, March 15 ($15). Also, Local 518 faves Stellar Young have been added as the opening act for the band 3 at 9pm on Saturday, February 2.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Rick Rourke celebrates the release of his new album The 3 Sides to Every Story with a benefit concert at The Egg in Albany featuring Rick Rourke & Lost Wages, the Bluz House Rockers and a reunion of the Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band.
At 8pm on Friday, February 15, the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park is hosting the Generation Wild Tour 2013, featuring Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, dBerrie and Mikael Weermets. Tickets are $18 in advance; $30 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Canadian quartet the Tenors are returning to the Capital region, this time around stepping into the spotlight at the Palace Theater in Albany.