The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock will play host to soul-gospel great Mavis Staples at 8pm on Friday, November 15. Tickets are $39, $49, $59 & $75. Also new on the Bearsville schedule is Francis Dunnery, who steps into the spotlight at 9pm on Saturday, November 16 ($25); and traditional New Orleans music torchbearers the Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Marco Benevento at 9pm on Saturday, November 23 9$39, $49, $59 & $69.
You’ve got a second chance… The headbanging Local 518 hardcore marathon featuring Stigmata, Skinless, Section 8 and War-Time Manner scheduled for the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Saturday, January 18 sold out in a flash. So the UCH added another show for 6pm on Friday, January 17. Overcast and Facecast will also be joining the bill for the Friday show. Priced at $20 advance; $25 at the door, tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (October 4).
Albert Hammond Jr. of the Strokes will be rolling into the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Saturday, November 9, in support of his upcoming five-song solo EP, AHJ, slated for release next week. Priced at $18, tickets go on sale on Friday (October 4). Other new shows on the Hollow’s concert calendar include Conehead Buddha on Friday, October 18 ($TBA); the double-bill of Mona and the Limousines on Friday, November 8 ($10 in advance; $12 at the door); Cabinet on Friday, November 22 ($10 in advance; $13 at the door); Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds with Connor Kennedy on Thursday, December 5 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); teen popster Ryan Beatty on Sunday, December 15 ($12); and Brothers Past with Digital Dharma on Saturday, December 21 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door).
OPENERS: As we announced back in July Toad the Wet Sprocket – fresh from their appearance at Farm Aid at SPAC last month – will take the stage at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center in Albany on Sunday, November 3. Now the folks at the Massry Center have announced that Lee DeWyze, the winner of the ninth season of “American Idol” back in 2010, will open the show at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30; $15 for students.
Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park plays host to Italian prog-rock band and soundtrack kingpins Goblin on Sunday, December 8, with Zombi opening the show at 8pm. Priced at $22 in advance ($25 at the door), tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday (October 5). Also new on the UCH concert calendar are 3Lau and Carnage at 9pm on Tuesday, November 19 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door); and Mimosa with Keys n Krates at 9pm on Saturday, November 23 (first 200 tickets are $15; then $18 in advance; $20 at the door).
Blues-rock guitarist-vocalist Devon Allman – of the bands Honeytribe and the Royal Southern Brotherhood – is slated to rumble into Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Thursday, December 10. Tickets are $20. And, yes, he’s the son of Gregg Allman…
Red Square in Albany has added a handful of hot new shows to its fall line-up, including American Babies with Rebel Darling at 9pm on Friday, October 11 ($TBA); the Alan Evans Trio at 9pm on Friday, November 8 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); Zach Deputy at 9pm on Monday, November 25 ($14 in advance; $17 at the door); and Marco Benevento at 9pm on Saturday, December 7 ($14 in advance; $16 at the door).
Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock is still hosting shows, thanks in park to Levon’s daughter Amy Helm, who is hosting a Halloween show on Friday, October 28. Not just any old Halloween show, either. It’s a night featuring the music of Fleetwood Mac, and in addition to a pie contest and a pumpkin contest (carved or painted), there will also be a Stevie Nicks costume contest. Start practicing your twirling now… In addition to Helm, among those performing are Elizabeth Mitchell, Dan Littleton, Byron Isaacs, Connor Kennedy and Simi Stone. Showtime is 8pm, and tickets are $35.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Saratoga Springs’ own electro-pop heroes Phantogram have announced a homecoming concert at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (October 4).