The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has a batch of newly announced concerts on its schedule, including the Airborne Toxic Event at 8pm on Thursday, June 20 ($10.27 for the first 102 tickets; then $18 in advance; $20 at the door; on sale at 10am on Friday); Social Distortion with Cheap Time and David Hause at 8pm on Friday, June 21 ($29.50 in advance; $32 at the door; on sale at 10am on Friday); and Red with We Are Human and Southbound Fearing at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 25 ($10.35 for the first 103 tickets; then $13 in advance; $15 at the door; on sale now).
At 8pm on Friday (April 12), John Medeski – jazz keyboardist and composer for Medeski Martin & Wood – serves up a solo piano performance at the Kleinert/James Arts Center in Woodstock in support of his brand new solo album, A Different Time. Tickets are $25.
Longtime sideman with Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon, multi-instrumentalist David Lindley returns to the Van Dyck in Schenectady for one show only at 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 1. Tickets are $20 in advance; $24 at the door.
Coming up on the concert calendar at WAMC-FM’s The Linda in Albany are the Tennessee blues/bluegrass trio the Howlin’ Brothers at 8pm on Friday, May 3 ($10); Nashville singer-songwriter Gabriel Kelley with MaryLeigh Roohan at 8pm on Friday, May 10 ($15); Phil Ochs Song Night featuring Magpie, Happy Traum, Bob Warren, Betty & the Baby Boomers and Geoff Bartley at 8pm on Saturday, May 11 ($18); and Charlie Mars at 8pm on Saturday, June 8 ($18).
Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs welcomes the return of the Bernie Worrell Orchestra on Friday, May 10 ($TBA); and Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at 9:30pm on Saturday, June 1 ($8 in advance; $10 at the door). Melvin Seals & the JGB Band are also headed back for a two-night stand at 9:30pm on Saturday, May 18 (with Twiddle, $23) and at 9:30pm on Sunday, May 19 (with Lucid, $20).
The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock has added a pair of knock-out shows to its June concert calendar – the James Hunter Six at 9pm on Saturday, June 1 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door; $37.50 & $47.50); and the seminal Brazilian psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes at 8pm on Wednesday, June 26 ($20).
This summer James Taylor is handing over his traditional Fourth of July gig at Tanglewood to his pal Jackson Browne, but if you need a holiday Taylor fix, you can find his singer-songwriter son Ben Taylor in concert at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Wednesday, July 3.
In support of their upcoming album The Hurry and the Harm, City and Colour launch their eight-week U.S. tour at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Friday, September 13. Priced at $30 & $35, tickets go on sale on Friday (April 12).
Comedian Lewis Black – who wowed ‘em at the Palace Theatre in Albany just last month – will be bringing his new stand-up show “My Fair Lewis” to the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown on Monday, July 22. The performance will be a benefit for the festival’s signature training and professional development programs. Ticket prices TBA.
OPENERS: Born in Sweden but now deeply rooted in Louisiana, blues-based singer-songwriter Anders Osborne rolls into the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 8pm on Thursday, May 23 to open the show for reggae greats Toots & the Maytals. Tickets are $40, $50 & $60.
SOLD OUT: The performance by humorist David Sedaris at The Egg in Albany on Thursday (April 11) is now officially sold out… Additionally, the concert by veteran prog-rockers Renaissance at The Egg on Wednesday (April 17) is also sold out.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The complete line-up and schedule of bands – including Silversun Pickups, the Features, Royal Teeth and lots more – has been announced for Albany’s annual Tulip Festival in Washington Park.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Kid Rock teams up with ZZ Top for a low-dough tour stop at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs this summer. Uncle Kracker is slated to open the festivities.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: One of 2012′s biggest break-through hip-hop artists Kendrick Lamar rides his wave of popularity into the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany with his label-mates Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Country music star Gary Allan makes a tour stop at the Glens Falls Civic Center in support of his new album, Set You Free.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Bill Maher – the host of HBO’s “Real Time” and former host of Comedy Central’s “Politically Incorrect” – brings his stand-up comedy show to the Palace Theatre in Albany.