Acoustic Anarchy? Oh yeah! Glen Matlock (of the Sex Pistols) teams up with Tommy Ramone (of, well, you figure it out) team up to play unplugged renditions of their punk classics on the Acoustic Anarchy Spring Tour, which is slated to make a stop at WAMC-FM’s The Linda in Albany at 8pm on Friday, March 15. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door. And on an altogether different tip, WAMC’s own Dona Frank steps up to the microphone to lead her band Spurs USA in an evening of classic country music at 8pm on Thursday, April 25. The concert is not only a benefit for WAMC-FM, but it’s also a CD release party in celebration of the release of the band’s debut CD When Country Was Cool: Vol. 1. Each donation of $50 to WAMC earns a pair of tickets.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: After taking a year off, the third Solid Sound Festival rolls into MASS MoCA in North Adams on June 21-23, and curators Wilco have begun to roll out the names of the bands slated to perform, including Neko Case, Border Radio (featuring guitar heroes Marc Ribot and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo) and lots more…
The Van Dyck in Schenectady has added a batch of new shows to its concert calendar, beginning with the Stick Men (featuring Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuterand at 7 & 9:30pm on Thursday, March 21 ($18 in advance; $22 at the door). Also on tap are the Jim Cullum Jazz Band at 7 & 9:30pm on Friday, March 22 ($22 in advance; $26 at the door); Jefferson Starship at 7 & 9:30pm on Saturday, March 23 ($29 in advance; $35 at the door); the Popa Chubby Band at 7 & 9:30pm on Friday, April 5 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door); and the Van Dyck All Star Summit (featuring Leo and Lee Russo, Brian Pateneaude, Keith Pray, Dave Payette, Otto Gardner and Jeff Siegel) at 7:30pm on Friday, April 19 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock is hosting an all-star musical line-up for a fundraising concert to benefit Frack Action. Among the performers announced so far are Amy Helm, Ben Perowsky, Bethany Yarrow & Rufus Cappadocia, Dave Dreiwitz, Don Byron, Gail Ann Dorsey, Jack DeJohnette, Jeremy Bernstein, Jerry Marotta, John Medeski, Elizabeth Mitchell & Dan Littleton, Larry Grenadier, Marco Benevento, Natalie Merchant, Rachel Yamagata, Simi Stone, Tracy Bonham and more TBA.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Last weekend’s snowstorm caused plenty of concert postponements and cancellations all around Nippertown. Fortunately, many of those shows have already been re-scheduled, and we’ve got a round-up of the new concert dates for the Residents, Michael Benedict’s Bopitude with Gary Smulyan, Black Francis with Reid Paley, Michael Jerling, Liz Longley with Jesse Terry, the Black History Month Step Show and Vladimir Feltsman. Just go here…
Rusted Root is heading back to town, returning to Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Monday, March 11. A limited number of earlybird tickets are available for $20. After that advance tickets are $25; tickets will be $28 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Back together again after a 30-year hiatus, the reunited Graham Parker & the Rumour are headed into The Egg in Albany.
POSTPONED: Musical comedian Stephen Lynch was originally slated to bring his tour to The Egg in Albany on Friday, March 15, but the date has now been postponed til 8pm on Thursday, May 2. Priced at $30, tickets for the new date go on sale at 10am on Friday (February 15).
The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has bolstered its spring calendar with a handful of new concerts, including In This Moment with All Hail the Yeti at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 30 (the first 103 tickets are $10.35; thereafter $15 in advance; $17 at the door); Foals with Surfer Blood and Blondfire at 8pm on Monday, May 6 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door); and Miss May I with Your Demise and Expire at 7pm on Monday, June 17 ($13 in advance; $15 at the door). Tickets for all three new shows are slated to go on sale at 10am on Friday (February 15). And there’s still another new show on the horizon at Upstate Concert Hall: the duo IAMDYNAMITE takes the stage on Saturday, April 6, with the Virgin Marys opening the show at 9pm. And this one is free…
CANCELLED: The country music concert by the Henningsens which was originally slated to take place at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Thursday (February 14) has been cancelled. Refunds are available at the place of purchase.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington has announced a new concert featuring the duo of vocalist-mandolin master Chris Thile and sublime jazz pianist Brad Mehldau. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday (February 14).
Singer-songwriter Richard Buckner steps into the spotlight at the BSP Lounge in Kingston on Saturday, April 13. Also on the bill are William Tyler and Small Houses, who kick off the show at 8pm. Tickets are $9 in advance; $12 at the door.
POSTPONED: Originally slated for 7pm on Tuesday, February 26, actor-country singer John Corbett’s concert at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton has been postponed. New date TBA.
The Bearsville Theater has added a new batch of shows, including teen guitar prodigy Mojo Myles Mancuso and his band at 9pm on Saturday, February 23 ($10); the Adam Ezra Group at 9pm on Friday, March 8 ($10); the three-guitar father-and-sons band featuring Larry, Julian & Murali Coryell at 8pm on Sunday, March 24 ($30); and Grateful Dead tribute band Dead On Live at 9pm on Saturday, April 13 ($25).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Midwest Rock & Roll Express – the 2013 reprise of the triple-header tour featuring REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent – is scheduled to come roaring into the Glens Falls Civic Center. Tickets go on sale on Saturday (February 16).
Pearl Street in Northampton has added a new concert by JJ Grey & Mofro for 8pm on Wednesday, April 24. JJG&M will be featuring selections from their upcoming album This River, slated for release on April 14. Priced at $17.50 in advance ($20 at the door), tickets for the concert are slated to go on sale on Thursday (February 14).
Jazz vocalist and recent Grammy nominee Gregory Porter is the latest addition to the schedule of the Freihofer Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC on Saturday, June 29. In other SPAC news, singer K.T. Sullivan brings her latest cabaret show, “Colored Lights,” to SPAC’s Spa Little Theater at 8pm on August 2 and at 2:15pm on August 3.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Up-and-coming country music trio the Farm is headed into Proctors in Schenectady as part of the WGNA Rising Star Country Series.