The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has added a handful of new shows to its concert calendar this week. Leading the way are the utterly unique, hyper-energetic Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello, who return to UCH at 8pm on Tuesday, July 22 ($27.50 in advance; $30 at the door). Also on tap this summer is singer-songwriter-popster Matt Nathanson, who makes a Clifton Park tour stop at 8pm on Friday, August 22 with Andrew McMahon ($25 in advance; $28 at the door). Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10am on Friday (March 21). And tickets are already on sale for hip-hopster Huey Mack, who brings his Pretending Perfection tour with Collette Carr, AMJ, Jedi Ry, Spacedaddy and Caveman Joe at 8pm on Saturday, April 12 ($10 in advance; $12 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: No bands have been announced yet, but it looks like the Hudson Project – a whopping three-day, four-stage festival featuring 85 bands – will be taking over Saugerties’ Winston Farm (the site of the Woodstock ’94 festival) this summer. Expect announcements regarding the line-up of bands and ticket info soon…
In Hudson, Club Helsinki has added a pair of new shows to its concert calendar – Todd Park Mohr (of Big Head Todd & the Monsters) at 9pm on Saturday, May 3; and Americana fave Hayes Carll at 8pm on Thursday, May 15. Tickets for both shows are $22 in advance; $25 at the door.
The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock plays host to Soundout: The Music of Pete Seeger, a benefit concert for the Woodstock Day School and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater at 8pm on Saturday May 3. Happy Traum will emcee the concert, with performances by Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Amy Helm and additional artists TBA. Tickets are $25 & $40; $100 VIP.
Also down in Woodstock, Duo Mago – that’s John Medeski & Billy Martin – play a benefit for the Woodstock Day School at 9pm on Saturday (March 22) at Utopia Studios. Tickets are $45.
Brimming with imagination, energy and genre-smashing scope, LA-based sextet Fitz & the Tantrums return to Pearl Street in Northampton at 8pm on Wednesday, June 11. Tickets are priced at $25 and will go on sale on Friday (March 21).
Rubblebucket takes over the stage at Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Friday, April 18. Tickets are $10.
Country music veterans the Oak Ridge Boys have announced that their summer tour will be making a stop at the 174th Columbia County Fair in Chatham on Sunday, August 31.
OPENERS: In support of her recently released album, Skin and Bone, MaryLeigh Roohan has snagged the opening slot for Sean Rowe at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall’s benefit concert for the Rensselaer Land Trust on Saturday, April 12… Mustard’s Retreat will open for fab singer-songwriter John Gorka at the Eighth Step at Proctors in Schenectady on Friday, May 9.
SOLD OUT: The all star Experience Hendrix concert at the Palace Theatre in Albany on Friday, March 28 is now officially sold out… Also the concert by country singer Tyler Farr at the Vapor Nightclub in Saratoga Springs on Thursday, March 27 is also officially sold out.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Michael Jackson tribute band Who’s Bad? is returning to Troy’s Rockin’ On the River concert series this summer.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The first round of bands have been announced for the fourth annual FreshGrass Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, including Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Sam Bush, the Gibson Brothers, the Claire Lynch Band, David Grisman, the Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, Rodney Crowell and lots more…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The headbanging double-bill of Kiss and Def Leppard will be rumbling into the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: It won’t a Tuesday afternoon, but rather a Monday evening when the Moody Blues bring their Timeless Flight Tour to SPAC this summer.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount announced its summer season of concerts, including shows by Buddy Guy, Gretchen Wilson, the Pedrito Martinez Group, the Cookers, Colin Quinn, Norbert Leo Butz and lots more…