WEQX-FM is throwing another free concert at Vapor Nightclub in Saratoga Springs on Monday, June 2. Headlining the show will be Spanish Gold – led by My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan, ex-Grupo Fantasma guitarist Adrian Quesada and guitarist-vocalist Dante Schwebel of Hacienda – celebrating the release of their debut album, South of Nowhere. Saratoga’s own Wild Adriatic opens the show at 7pm.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: You may have heard something about this – Paul McCartney is coming to Albany’s Times Union Center this summer, and tickets are going on sale to the general public at 10am on Monday (April 14).
WAMC-FM’s The Linda pays homage to the life and music of the late great Pete Seeger with a special tribute concert at 8pm on Saturday (April 12). The concert will feature longtime Seeger friend and frequent songwriting collaborator Lorre Wyatt, as well as WAMC-FM’s own Alan Chartock & the Berkshire Ramblers. Tickets are available by making an online pledge to WAMC; two tickets for a $100 pledge. Also new on The Linda’s concert schedule is singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith, who steps into the spotlight at 8pm on Saturday, June 7. Tickets are $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
POSTPONED: The concert by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons that was originally slated for Albany’s Palace Theatre on Thursday (April 10) has been postponed til Thursday, October 9 due to “unforeseen scheduling conflicts.”
Veteran jazz alto saxman Lou Donaldson brings his quartet (organist Akiko Tsuruga, guitarist Randy Johnston and drummer Fukushi Tainaka) to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome for A Place for Jazz’s swing-into-spring concert at 7:30pm on Friday, May 16. Tickets are $15; $7 students.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The schedule of bands for Albany’s 66th annual Tulip Festival was announced, and the free fest in Albany’s Washington Park will include performances by MS MR, Rubblebucket, the Parlor, Emerson Hart, Sleeper Agent, the Chronicles, the Chain Gang of 1974 and lots more…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Jackson Browne will be returning to the Palace Theatre in Albany for a solo acoustic concert. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 18.
A sprawling 12-piece band of classically trained indie rockers from Austin, Mother Falcon wing their way into Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Monday, July 7 with the Family Crest opening the show. Ticket price TBA.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany announced two big upcoming shows by veteran female rockers – Melissa Etheridge and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo.
In guitarslinger Connor Kennedy’s Cover to Cover concert series at Woodstock’s Bearsville Theater, the band churns out their interpretation of a classic album each month. Previous shows have focused on such gems as George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, Blind Faith and the Meters’ Rejuvenation. Next month they’re taking on the self-titled debut album by Little Feat… but with a twist – Little Feat keyboardist Billy Payne will be playing with the band. It takes place at 9pm on Saturday, May 17, admission is $20. Also new on the Bearsville schedule is Zvuloon Dub System, Israel’s premiere world music-reggae band, who take the stage on Thursday, June 12. Bombmob opens the show at 8pm. Tickets are $20 & $30.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Secret Star Acoustic Jam was a big hit when WGNA-FM first brought it to Proctors in Schenectady last year. And now it’s coming back for two more concerts this month. So what’s the secret? Well, ticket-buyers don’t know who’s going to be onstage for the show until the performers step into the spotlight. Tickets are $25; or catch both shows for $40. Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do ya?
Rochester-based electro-popsters Big Data (aka Alan Wilkis and friends) will headline the Tulip Fest Eve bash at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Friday, May 9, with Rival Galaxies opening the show. Tickets are $10.27 in advance; $15 at the door. And for your post-Tulip Fest party on Saturday, May 10, the Hollow plays host to South African alt-rockers Kongos. Tickets are $15.
OPENERS: Man Man has been added as the opening act for Gogol Bordello at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Tuesday, July 22… She Keeps Bees opens for Sharon Van Etten at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Friday, May 9.
UPDATE: Here’s a switch – Last week, we announced that Framing Hanley was headed into the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Wednesday, May 7. But now the deal is even sweeter with the addition of a new band to the bill. Not as an opening act, either. Adelitas Way has been added as the new headliner. No increase in ticket price, either.
California alt-country/Americana combo Dead Winter Carpenters slip into Albany’s Red Square on Tuesday, April 29 in support of their harmony-filled six-song EP, Dirt Nap. Rebel Darling opens the show at 9pm. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Ian Anderson is headed into the Palace Theatre in Albany with a concert that not only features his new album Homo Erraticus, but also the classics of his days as the flute-playing frontman for Jethro Tull.