Mountain Jam has made its final round of announcements, adding 19 more bands to the line-up. In addition to the previously announced bands for the June 6-9 festival at Hunter Mountain, the fest will also play host to Michael Franti & Spearhead, electronic duo Big Gigantic and super-charged New Jersey-based rockers the Gaslight Anthem, as well as Conspirator, White Denim, Holy Ghost! (DJ set), Soulive with the Shady Horns, the London Souls, Kung Fu, Futurebirds, Swear and Shake, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Bill Evans’ Soulgrass, Alecia Chakour Band, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, the 4onthefloor, Filligar, Todd Wolfe Band, Jay Collins & the Kings County Band and the Christine Spero Group.
The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has piled on the new show announcements this week, including Steel Panther at 8pm on Friday, April 19 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door; on sale Saturday); Dillinger Escape Plan with the Faceless and Royal Thunder at 8pm on Tuesday, April 23 ($15 in advance; $17 at the door; on sale Friday); Daft Punk tribute band One More Time at 8pm on Saturday, April 27 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door; on sale Friday); Clutch with the Sword and Lionize at 8pm on Friday, May 3 ($25 in advance; $28 at the door; on sale Friday); Gramatik with heRobust and Cherub at 8pm on Saturday, May 4 ($20 in advance; $22 at the door; on sale now); Your Demise with Expire, the Harrowing and Artisan at 7pm on Monday, June 17 ($10 in advance; $12 at the door).
Legendary 74-year-old blues guitarslinger Buddy Guy will step into the spotlight at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on Friday August 2, in support of his latest album Living Proof. Boston-based 13-year-old guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan opens the show at 8pm. Priced at $35, $45 & $55, tickets go on sale on Friday (March 1).
Comin’ back around once again, the Feelies are slated to return to Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Friday, May 17. Tickets are $20 in advance; $22 at the door. Also new on Helsinki’s concert calendar are the Mud-Bucket Monkeys Jazz Band at 9pm on Friday, March 8 ($15); Rasputina at 8pm on Thursday, March 28; the Eric Krasno Band at 8pm on Wednesday, April 24 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door); Over the Rhine at 9pm on Friday, June 7; and the Handsome Family at 8pm on Sunday, June 23.
The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock has bolstered its concert calendar with the addition of shows by Professor Louie & the Cromatix at 9pm on Saturday, March 16 ($15); veteran folk duo Aztec Two-Step at 8pm on Saturday, April 27 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door); rockabilly kingpin Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun at 9pm on Friday, May 24 ($20); and comedian Paula Poundstone at 8pm on Sunday, August 18 ($35 & $45).
WAMC-FM’s The Linda will host the fourth Roots Music Festival at 8pm on Satuday, March 23. Organized and hosted by the Red Haired Strangers, this year’s fest will feature performances by Brown Bird, James Edmond’s Heavenly Echoes, Lost Radio Rounders & Friends and Olivia Quillio. Tickets are $15.
NOT OFFICIAL: There hasn’t been any official announcements from either the band or the venue, but the rumor mill is all a-buzz with the likely three-night stand of Phish at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs on Friday-Sunday, July 5-7.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Banjo phenom Bela Fleck is returning to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs this summer. But he won’t be playing at the Jazz Festival or a Live Nation pop concert. Instead, he’ll be performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: Nashville-based alt-rock quartet Satellite has been added as the opening act for Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy on Saturday, March 23, and consequently the start time for the concert has been moved up from 8pm to 7:30pm.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Comedian Kevin James is headed into Albany’s Palace Theatre. Tickets go on sale on Friday (March 1).
OPENERS: Milwaukee-based Field Report has been been tagged as the opening act for Sara Watkins’ concert at The Egg in Albany on Saturday, March 23.