Hardcore punk pioneers Black Flag are scheduled to take over the stage at Bogie’s in Albany on Wednesday, June 12. Led by guitarist-songwriter Greg Ginn, the seminal band re-formed this year after a nearly three-decade hiatus. The new incarnation also includes vocalist Ron Reyes, whose previous tenure in the Flag ran from 1979-1980. Ginn will be pulling double duty at Bogie’s, as his other band Good For You will open the show at 7pm. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock hosts a rare two-night stand by the multi-talented Andrew Bird on Thursday & Friday, July 25 & 26. Showtime both nights is 9pm, and general admission tickets are $40 per show.
Jazz pianist and Dave Brubeck protégée Eldar Djangirov and his trio will perform as special guests at the 13th annual Saratoga Choral Festival at SPAC’s Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Springs at 3pm on Sunday, July 28. The concert is a memorial tribute to Brubeck, spotlighting his choral music compositions including the popular “Pange Lingua Variations” for chorus and orchestra and the unpublished “Canticles of Mary.” Tickets are $30.
Not only is My Morning Jacket making a tour stop at SPAC this summer (see below), but MMJ frontman Jim James is also headed into the Calvin Theater in Northampton at 8pm on Friday, June 21, in support of his solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God. Tickets are $31 and go on sale on Friday (April 26).
Planet Arts sponsors its latest installment of the Jazz one2one concert series featuring the trio of guitarist Paul Kogut, bassist Francois Moutin and drummer Ari Hoenig at the Athens Cultural Center in Athens at 8pm on Saturday, May 4, following a free jazz talk with the musicians at 7pm. Tickets are $10.
New additions to the calendar at the Colony Cafe in Woodstock include roots trio the Howlin’ Brothers at 8pm on Monday, April 29 (FREE) and veteran Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly at 8pm on Sunday, May 26 ($15).
In support of their sophomore album, II, Bad Books – the intriguing alt-pop collaboration between indie folkster Kevin Devine and members of indie rock band Manchester Orchestra – will be rolling into the Bayou Cafe in Albany on Wednesday, May 8. Shone opens the show. Tickets are $13.50.
Bluesman Michael Powers and his band Frequency invade Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Saturday, May 4. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Bob Dylan & His Band headline the AmericanaramA Music Festival at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, along with Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham. Additional performers may be named later.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany made some new concert announcements earlier today, including Leon Russell, Jonathan Edwards and Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited World Tour.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Bob Weir and Phil Lesh lead Furthur into Cooperstown’s historic Doubleday Field for an outdoor, rain-or-shine concert.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: And speaking of Cooperstown, the magnificent Brewery Ommegang has announced a pair of new concerts for the 2013 summer season – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and the Black Crowes with the London Souls.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Whether you call it Q-Ruption or the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, when it lands at SPAC, it will featuture performance by co-headliners Alice in Chains and Jane’s Addiction, as well as Coheed & Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, New Politics, Middle Class Rut, Danko Jones and the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show. Tickets go on sale on Thursday (April 25).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Allman Brothers Band and Steve Winwood team up for a blues-laced classic rock double-bill at SPAC this summer.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Satisfaction – a Rolling Stones tribute band – will be making a tour stop at Albany’s Riverfront Park this summer as part of the Alive at Five free concert series.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The 2013 summer season at Chatham’s PS21 includes concerts by Tony Trischka Territory, the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, the Buzzards and more.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Belleayre Music Festival at Belleayre Mountain in Highmount announced it schedule of summer concerts, including Dwight Yoakam, Manhattan Transfer, the Doobie Brothers, the Pedtrito Martinez Quartet, the Bill Charlap Trio, Ben Vereen, Kenny Barron’s All-Star Quintet, Rita Rudner and lots more…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Comedian Brian Regan is scheduled to bring the laughs to the Palace Theatre in Albany.