Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk
The Belleayre Music Festival at Belleayre Mountin in Highmount has announced the first concert of its 2014 summer season – blues guitar legend Buddy Guy, who rolls into town to headline a night of the blues on Saturday, July 12. The evening will begin at 6:15pm with Slam Allen playing on the plaza. 15-year-old blues phenom Quinn Sullivan kicks off the main stage performance at 8pm, followed by Guy’s headlining show. And following the concert, the blues will continue in the Jazz Club with special guests TBA. Ticket prices start at $26.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Palace Theatre in Albany is hosting “an evening of comedy and music” featuring stand-up comic/banjo picker Steve Martin with Edie Brickell and the Steep Canyon Rangers.
Diane Coffee – the side-project band of Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming – whips up their brand of experimental, ’60s-inspired, garage rock at Skidmore College’s Falstaff’s in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Saturday (February 22). Skidmore’s own Los Elk will open the show. And admission is free.
New additions to the concert calendar at Club Helsinki in Hudson include the Paul Green Rock Academy Show Band at 6pm on Sunday, March 9 ($TBA); “The Gospel” featuring Lady Moon & the Eclipse, King Holiday, Gabriel Garzon Montano and Young Paris at 9pm on Friday, March 14 ($10 in advance; $12 at the door); the Felice Brothers with Dawn Landes at 8pm on Monday, March 17 ($20 in advance; $22 at the door); the Mountain Goats at 8pm on Thursday, April 17 ($25 & $35); Omar Sosa at 8pm on Friday, April 25 ($TBA); Jay Farrar of Son Volt at 8pm on Sunday, May 11 ($20 & $25); and World Party at 8pm on Monday, May 26 ($20 in advance; $22 at the door). The Helsinki on Broadway cabaret series has also added a performance by Charles Busch at 7pm on Sunday, August 31 ($50).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will be returning to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center again this summer…
Also in the headbanging mode, Bogie’s in Albany welcomes the Great White North’s veteran metal band Anvil – the stars of the fab rockumentary “Anvil: The Anvil Story” – on Friday, March 28. Evil or Divine opens the show. Tickets are $12 in advance.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Here’s something different… UAlbany’s radio station WCDB-FM will celebrate its 36th anniversary with a joint party at Central Avenue next-door-neighbors Party’s Hotel and the Low Beat on the same night, featuring such bands as Secret Release, slowshine, Tweens, Pleasure Leftists, Cosmonauts and Cloud Nothings.
Powerhouse singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge brings her rather self-explanatory This Is ME Solo Tour to the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Wednesday, April 23. Tickets go on sale on Friday (February 21), priced at $55, $65 & $75.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: WGNA-FM’s CountryFest returns to the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds this summer with a line-up that includes Montgomery Gentry, Jake Owen, John Michael Montgomery, Scotty McCreery and Dan + Shay. Tickets go on sale on Sunday (February 23).
Gravel-voiced, Nashville-based, singer-songwriter-photographer Joshua Black Wilkins rambles into WAMC-FM’s The Linda in Albany on Friday, March 28. Details TBA…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 50 bands – about half of the total number of participants – have been announced for the 2014 MOVE Music Festival at a variety of locations in downtown Albany.
Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall – which, by the way is celebrating its 35th anniversary this week – has added a batch of verrry interesting shows to its schedule, including Antigone Rising with June Millington at 7pm on Saturday, March 8 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door); Bad Rabbits with Herra Terra at 10pm on Friday, March 28 ($15 in advance; $17 at the door); Poor Man’s Whiskey at 7pm on Monday, March 31 ($10 in advance; $13 at the door); BeauSoleil at 7pm on Friday, April 4 ($20 in advance; $23 at the door); Loudon Wainwright III at 7pm on Saturday, April 12 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door); and garage-rock pioneers the Standells at 7pm on Sunday, May 4 ($15 in advance; $20 at the door).
SOLD OUT: The Goo Goo Dolls’ acoustic concert at The Egg in Albany on Wednesday, April 9 is now officially sold out.
The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has added a handful of new shows to its concert calendar, including David Nail with Sam Hunt at 8pm on Thursday, April 24 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door); Markus Schultz’s North American Scream 2 Tour with special guest Khomha on Friday, April 25 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door); and Dance Gavin Dance with Capture the Crown, Palisades and Beach Blond at 7pm on Saturday, May 3 ($13 in advance; $15 at the door). Tickets for all three new shows go on sale at 10am on Friday (February 21).
OPENERS: In support of her latest album, Deer Creek Canyon, Sub Pop recording artist Sera Cahone opens for the sold-out Band of Horses concert at The Egg in Albany on Sunday (February 23)… Down and Devil You Know have been tapped as the support acts for the Black Label Society at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall on Monday, May 5.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Here’s something different… UAlbany’s radio station WCDB-FM will celebrate its 36th anniversary with a joint party at Central Avenue next-door-neighbors Pauly’s Hotel and the Low Beat on the same night, featuring such bands as Secret Release, slowshine, Tweens, Pleasure Leftists, Cosmonauts and Cloud Nothings.
In addition to the previously announced double-bill of the Dust Bowl Faeries and Swamp Baby at 8pm on Saturday, March 1, the Eclectic Performance series at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany will also include a concert by Hudson Valley vocal phenoms the Phantoms at 8pm on Saturday, March 22. Tickets are $13 in advance; $15 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Krewella will be headlining the Verge Campus Spring Tour with Logic and Radical Something when it makes a stop at the Times Union Center in Albany.