Led by Kari Spieler (vocals, guitar) and Adam McHeffey (vocals, guitar, banjo, piano) who met at SUNY Purchase, the Brooklyn-based neo-folk band Swear and Shake lands at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Sunday, January 19. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Also newly announced for Club Helsinki is the return of Wisconsin-based, Americana rockers Trapper Schoepp & the Shades, who grab the stage at 8pm on Monday (December 9). Tickets are $7 in advance; $8 at the door.
The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park will play host to Between the Buried and Me with Deafheaven, Intronaut and Kindred at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 22. Tickets are $18 in advance ($22 at the door) and go on sale at 10am on Tuesday, December 17. Also coming up at UCH are We Are the In Crowd with William Beckett, Set It Off, State Champs and Candy Hearts at 7pm on Friday, April 4. Priced at $13 in advance ($15 at the door), tickets go on sale at 12noon on Friday (December 6).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Looking for laughs? Comedian Mike Birbiglia brings his Thank God for Jokes tour to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy…
HR of Bad Brains takes over Bogies in Albany at 7pm on Saturday, February 1. With Skeletons in the Piano, Eye and I and more. Tickets are $13 in advance; $15 at the door.
The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra is headed to Cooperstown to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Nation Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. The concert is slated for the grounds of the Clark Sports Center on Saturday, August 2, on the same stage where the 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place six days earlier. The event – a benefit for the Baseball Hall of Fame – will also feature “some of the music industry’s top recording artists, as well as celebrities from the world of film, television and baseball” – special guests to be named at a later date.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany announced a couple of Local 518 concerts – the Mendelssohn Club of Albany’s annual holiday concert with the Musicians of Ma’alwyck; and the Drum Battle with Michael Benedict & Bopitude with guest drummers Brian Melick, Mark Foster, Pete Sweeney and Bob Halek.
New concerts announced for the Calvin Theatre in Northampton include jam band faves moe. at 8pm on Sunday, February 9 ($26.50); comedy queen Kathleen Madigan at 8pm on Friday, March 28 ($23.50, $28.50 & $38.50); and a cappalla group Straight No Chaser at 8pm on Thursday, May 15 ($28.50, $38.50 & $48.50). Tickets for all three new shows are slated to go on sale on Friday (December 6).
OPENERS: Rhett Tyler & Early Warning have been tapped as the openers for legendary bluesman B.B. King at Albany’s Palace Theatre at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 17. Priced at $52.50, $62.50, $72.50 & $92.50, tickets go on sale at 12noon on Friday (December 6).
Singers Laura Roth, Amelia Wargo and Megan Karcher star in “Women Who Rocked the ’60s” at the Wood Theater in Glens Falls at 2 & 8pm on New Year’s Eve (Tuesday, December 31). They’ll pay tribute to Barbra Streisand, Cher, Brenda Lee, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and others. The Joey Pucci Band backs the girls and also plays the surf sounds of the ’60s. Tickets are $25.
UPDATE: A couple of weeks ago, we announced a few new concerts at Club Helsinki in Hudson, but ticket prices weren’t available at the time. Now they are, so tickets for bluesman Taj Mahal at 8pm on Thursday, February 20 are $85; the Punch Brothers’ banjo master Noam Pikelny & Friends at 8pm on Sunday, February 23 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door); and the North Mississippi Allstars at 8pm on Sunday, March 2 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door).
The Windham Chamber Music Festival presents a solo concert by jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov at the Windham Civic & Performing Arts Center in Windham at 8pm on Saturday, January 18. Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $5 students.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Comedian Amy Schumer brings her Inside Amy Schumer: The Back Door Tour to the Palace Theatre in Albany.