Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements

The Eighth Step at Proctors in Schenectady has announced a batch of additional new shows for 2014, including singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler at 7:30pm on Friday, January 10 ($26 in advance; $28 at the door; $35 Gold Circle); the veteran tunesmith Peggy Seeger with her grandson Alex MacColl at 7pm Thursday, March 20 ($26 in advance; $28 at the door; $50 Gold Circle); and Roy Zimmerman’s Blue Dot Tour at 7pm on Thursday, May 1 ($22 in advance; $24 at the door; $30 Gold Circle).

New Jersey indie-punksters Titus Andronicus are slated for a return to Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Sunday, December 29. The bash kicks off at 8:30pm with support acts slowshine, If Madrid and Summer People. Tickets are $10 in advance; $13 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: MASS MoCA in North Adams announced its schedule of performance events, including concerts by Phish’s Mike Gordon, cabaret pop-rockers Betty, reggae legend Burning Spear and Banda Magda serving up an evening of French retro-pop.

With just two days notice, alt-country singer-songwriter Holly Williams – yes, the grand-daughter of the iconic Hank Williams – cancelled her show that was originally scheduled for Club Helsinki in Hudson on Friday, November 22. But now she’s making good on her promise, and she’s re-scheduled her show for 9pm on Friday, February 21. Additional details TBA.

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The Wonder Years take over the stage at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Wednesday, March 5. Opening acts Defeater, Citizen and Modern Baseball are slated to kick off the evening’s festivities at 6:30pm. Tickets are $16 in advance; $18 at the door. Also newly announced for the UCH is the Smog City tour with headliners the 12th Planet on Saturday, February 1. Rounding out the bill are Protohype, Starkey and Two Fresh & Steady. Tickets are $18 in advance; $23 at the door. Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10am on Friday (December 13).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Australian stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies is bringing his Day Streaming tour to The Egg in Albany. Tickets go on sale on Friday (December 13).

Wild Cub is slated to pounce on the spotlight at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Friday, February 13th. Doors open at 7pm. The first 100 tickets are priced at $1.02. Thereafter, advance tickets are $8; $10 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Johnny Rivers headlines the upcoming Sixties Spectacular concert at Proctors in Schenectady, along with Gary Puckett, the Vogues and the 1910 Fruitgum Company.

Guitarslinger Albert Cummings kicks out the blues with a show at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Saturday, January 11. Tickets are $20.

Rhett Tyler & Early Warning churn up the blues at the Van Dyck in Schenectady at 8pm on Friday, December 20. Tickets are $10 in advance; $14 at the door.

SOLD OUT: With co-headliners Bring Me the Horizon and Of Mice & Men, the American Dream Tour stop at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Tuesday, March 4 is now officially sold out.

The Calvin Theatre in Northampton has announced a pair of new concerts. The recently revamped Carolina Chocolate Drops take the stage at 8pm on Friday, April 11 ($25 & $35), while superb singer Raul Malo leads his reunited country-and-beyond band the Mavericks into the spotlight at 8pm on Thursday, May 8 ($29.50 & $39.50). Tickets for both shows go on sale on Friday (December 13).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Band of Horses are headed into The Egg in Albany for an acoustic concert in support of their upcoming live album recorded last April at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium.

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