Basilica Hudson hasn’t had a lot of music on its schedule so far this summer, but that’s about to change when the Washington, DC-based duo the Evens rock the former glue factory in Hudson at 8pm on Wednesday, August 7. And if you’re not familiar with the Evens, you should be – the duo features guitarist-vocalist Ian MacKaye (of Fugazi and Minor Threat) and drummer-vocalist Amy Farina (formerly of the Warmers). And tickets are just $6 for the all-ages show. A little further on down the line at the Basillica, Angel Olsen takes over the stage on Sunday, September 29. Doors open at 7pm and Chicago-based trio Pillars & Tongues open the show in support of their new album, End-dances. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.
Fitz & the Tantrums and Capital Cities are teaming up for the Bright Lights Tour, and they’ll be making a tour stop at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park at 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 29. Priced at $23.50 in advance; $25 at the door, tickets are scheduled to go on sale at 10am on Saturday (August 3). Also coming up at UCH are the double bill of Escape the Fate and Miss May I with Gemini Syndrome and Restless Streets at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 10 ($15 in advance; $17 at the door; on sale now); Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash’s Hounds of Hell tour at 9pm on Friday, October 18 ($35; on sale at 10am on Friday); Langhorne Slim & the Law at 8pm on Thursday, October 31 ($10.27 in advance; $12 at the door; on sale at 10am Friday); and Gwar with White Chapel, Iron Reagan and A Band of Orcs at 7:30pm on Thursday, November 14 ($17 in advance; $20 at the door; on sale at 10am on Friday).
Four new concerts have been announced for the Calvin Theater in Northampton – a solo show by Richard Thompson with Teddy Thompson opening at 8pm on Sunday, September 29 ($25, $35 & $45); Bonnie “Prince” Billy (aka Will Oldham) at 8pm on Saturday, October 12 ($25 & $30); Grateful Dead tribute band the Dark Star Orchestra at 8pm Saturday, November 23 ($27.50); and Beatles tribute band the Fab Faux at 8pm on Friday, April 25 ($25, $35 & $45; VIP with meet & greet $80. Tickets for these four shows will go on sale on Friday.
The Calvin Theater has also added a new concert by Hugh Laurie (yes, the star of “House”) and the Copper Bottom Band, who will step into the spotlight at 8pm on Sunday, October 27, in support of his upcoming sophomore album, Didn’t It Rain, produced by Joe Henry. Priced at $35, $45 & $55, tickets are currently on sale.