In support of his upcoming solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, Philip H. Anselmo – lead vocalist with Pantera – brings his new band the Illegals to the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park at 8pm on Wednesday, August 14. Dubbed the Technicians of Distortion, the tour will also feature Warbeast and Author and Punisher. Priced at $20 in advance, tickets for the show will go on sale at 10am on Friday (May 24). Also new on the UCH calendar is Brand New, who will commandeer the stage on Wednesday, September 18. Showtime is 7:30pm, and tickets are $29 in advance; $33 at the door. Tickets go on sale at 12noon on Thursday (May 23).
Sensational soul singer Mavis Staples will be sailing into the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Thursday, November 7, in support of her upcoming Jeff Tweedy-produced album, One True Vine, which is slated for slated on Tuesday, June 25. Priced at $25, $35 & $45, tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Friday (May 24).
In addition to their concert at Red Square in Albany on Friday, June 28 (which we announced last week), 21st century Canadian girl group Chic Gamine has now also scheduled to make a tour stop at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Friday, June 21. Tickets are $15. Also new on Club Helsinki’s schedule is the CD release party for Rap/Electronic by Hudson’s own Young Paris. The bash takes place at 8:30pm on Thursday, June 27, and Young Paris will be joined by JayFourWorld, StoryBoard P and DJ T-Bone. Ticket price is $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
While most of the concerts at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival focus on classical music, organizers are also presenting one jazz concert. Jazz vocalist Hilary Kole will be returning to the fest for a concert at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown at 7:30pm on Sunday, August 11. Kole and her band – guitarist John Hart, pianist Adam Birnbaum, bassist Paul Gill and drummer Aaron Kimmel – feature music of love and loss by such composers as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Elvis Costello and Paul Simon. The band will also by joined by flutist Linda Chesis for a selection by Claude Bolling. Tickets are $25; student age 18 and under $15.
The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield will host an oldies concert with the Drifters, the Platters and the Corvette Doo-Wop Revue at 7pm on Saturday, November 2 ($37.50 & $47.50), as well as a concert featuring music from the rock opera “Tommy” performed by Who tribute band Who Are You at 7:30pm on Thursday, November 7 ($23).
Fresh from their performance at the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams the weekend prior, Chicago-based teenage rock band the Blisters will be making a stop at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Monday, June 24. Emily Sprague will be sharing the bill. And, yes, the Blisters’ drummer Spencer Tweedy is the 17-year-old son of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.
Down in Woodstock, the Bearsville Theater welcomes the Band tribute band The THE BAND Band – yes, that’s really their name – at 9pm on Thursday, July 5 ($15); the double-bill of Mamalama And Vuvuzela at 8pm on Sunday, July 7 ($10): and Steve Katz (of the Blues Project, Blood Sweat & Tears) at 9pm on Friday, August 9 ($20).
Pittsfield native and award-winning jazz-pop-soul singer-songwriter Matt Cusson will play a homecoming concert at the Garage in Pittsfield at 7pm. on Thursday, June 13. Tickets are $18 in advance; $20 at the door.
POSTPONED: The concert by Josh Roseman & Line of Swords – which was originally slated to be the final concert of the Party Horns NYC series at Proctors’ GE Theatre in Schenectady on Saturday night (May 25) – has been postponed. No new date has been announced yet. Stay tuned for any upcoming details.
OPENERS: Austin singer-songwriter/one-man band Shakey Graves opens the show for the Old Crow Medicine Show at MASS MoCA in North Adams at 8pm on Tuesday (May 28) … Local 518 faves Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys have been signed on as the opening act for Dwight Yoakam when he opens the season at the Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount at 6:15pm on Saturday, July 6.
SOLD OUT: The Dropkick Murphys show at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Thursday, June 13 is now officially sold out.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Portugal. The Man is playing a couple of acoustic shows in Albany on Thursday (yes, tomorrow – May 23). Wanna find out how you can win free tickets? Just go here…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The all-star line-up has been announced for the Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration concert on Sunday at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. And it should be a mighty, mighty show…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: After cancelling his scheduled show at The Egg last October due to illness, comedian Ralphie May is making up for the cancellation with a newly announced show this fall…