WAMC-FM’s The Linda has announced a handful of new upcoming concerts for 2014, including acoustic bluesman Guy Davis at 8pm on Friday, January 17 ($20), comedian David Shine’s Laughs by the Pound comedy showcase at 8pm on Saturday, January 25 ($12), Woodstock blues belter Alexis P. Suter and her band with special guest Tas Cru at 8pm on Friday, March 7 ($18) and singer-songwriter Peter Bradley Adams (formerly one half of the duo Eastmountainsouth) at 8pm on Friday, April 25 ($15).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany has announced a couple of new concerts – multi-talented Americana singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz and jazz singer Cassandra Wilson with the band Harriet Tubman.
Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany is gearing up for another round of concerts in its Eclectic Performance series. 2014 will kick off with “The DRB 9000 Loves You” – a wild music/theater experience featuring the Disposable Rocket Band with VJ We Are Architects – on Saturday, January 4. AwakeFM will kick off the evening with an opening DJ set at 8pm. The series continues at 8pm on Saturday, March 1 with the Albany debut of Ryder & Hazel with the Dust Bowl Faeries, sharing the stage with Swamp Baby. Tickets are $13 in advance; $15 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 3 Doors Down are bringing their acoustic Songs from the Basement tour to The Egg in Albany. Tickets go on sale on Saturday (December 21).
SOLD OUT: The concert by the West Point Jazz Knights at WAMC-FM’s The Linda in Albany on Friday (December 20) is now officially sold out.
Mark Gamsjager & the Lustre Kings are paying tribute to the King of Rock & Roll once again as they hit the road with their annual Elvis Birthday Bash tour next month. They’ll be making Local 518 stops with a variety of special guests at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Saturday, January 4 ($15); the Ale House in Troy at 8pm on Sunday, January 5 ($10) and Daisy Baker’s in Troy at 9pm on Saturday, January 11 ($15).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield has announced its concert schedule for the winter/spring 2014 season, including comedy by Colin Quinn and Loni Love, as well as rock shows by Justin Hayward and Rick Springfield…
The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has added some new shows to its calendar of upcoming concerts. Attila roars into UCH on Wednesday, February 5 with I See Stars, Capture the Crown, Ice Nine Kills and Myca, Relocate opening the show at 7pm. Advance tickets are currently on sale for $15; tickets will be $18 at the door. Also Mindless Self Indulgence will be returning at 8pm on Wednesday, March 26. Priced at $20, advance tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (December 20); tickets will be $23 at the door.
RE-SCHEDULED: After being postponed due to last weekend’s snow storm, the concert by rapper Chris Webby has been re-scheduled for 8pm on Saturday (December 21) at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park. Opening acts include Bizzy Crook, AMJ, Dutch Master and Third Eye Visions. Tickets $18 in advance; $20 at the door.
Cibo Matto lands at the BSP Lounge in Kingston on Sunday, February 9, in support of Hotel Valentine (due for release on Valentine’s Day (February 14). The new album is the alt-pop duo’s first new album since 1999.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Sing-Off Live Tour – featuring a cappella groups from season four of the NBC-TV singing show – is slated to make a stop at Proctors in Schenectady later this winter. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (December 20).
In Hudson, Club Helsinki plays host to a co-headlining show with Milton and the Double D’s at 9pm on Friday, December 27 ($TBA). And looking waaaay ahead – singer-songwriter Chris Smither returns to Helsinki at 9pm on Friday, November 14 ($30 in advance; $35 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik has been announced as the headline concert for the 2014 SaratogaArtsFest at Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center.