She’s the daughter of the King of Rock & Roll and the ex-wife of the King of Pop. And she also got T Bone Burnett to produce her latest album, Storm & Grace, so you know that Lisa Marie Presley has definitely got something going for her. Find out for yourself when she makes a tour stop at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Saturday, June 21. Baskery opens the show, and tickets are priced at $25, $35 & $45. Other newly announced concerts slated for the Bearsville Theater include the triple-bill of the Big Takeover, Defunct Radio Circus and Filet Of Soul at 8:45pm on Friday, May 16 ($10); the Howlin’ Brothers at 8pm on Monday, May 26 ($10); and a solo acoustic concert by Richard Thompson at 9pm on Saturday, June 28 ($25, $35, $55 & $75).
Also, The Bearsville Theater will host the musical tribute, Soundout: The Music Of Pete Seeger, at 7pm on Saturday, May 3, on what would have been Seeger’s 94th birthday. A benefit performance for the Woodstock Day School and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater hosted by Happy Traum, featured performers include David Amram, Larry Campbell, A.C. Newman, Josh Ritter, Tracy Bonham, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Eric Weissberg, Adrien Reju, Peter Dugan, the Woodstock Day School Advanced Ensemble & Student Chorus. Tickets are $25, $40 & $50.
Another big benefit birthday bash at Bearsville Theater will celebrate the music of Woodstock’s most famous ex-resident, Bob Dylan. Held at 8pm on Saturday, May 24, the concert is a benefit for the Family of Woodstock’s Crisis Hotline and the John Herald Fund, and will feature performances by Jay Collins, Donald Fagen, Sarah Fimm, Aaron Freeman, the Paul Green Rock Academy, Brian Hollander & Friends, Connor Kennedy, Charles Lyonhart, Jerry Marotta, the Duke McVinnie Band, Scott Petito, Jules Shear, Sin City, Happy Traum and more TBA. Tickets are $25, $45, $65 & $100.
As we announced previously, the Belleayre Music Festival is slated to wrap up its summer season with “Brooklyn @ Belleayre,” an evening of music from the hippest borough. While the entire line-up of bands has yet to be announced, fest organizers have revealed that the Hold Steady will headline the bash. So if you missed ‘em at their sold-out show at the Hollow earlier this month, it looks like you’ll get another chance…
Fresh from their headlining performance at the Roots Music Festival at The Linda earlier this month, old-timey trio the Wiyos have announced that they’ll be heading back to Nippertown for a concert at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Friday, August 22 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door). Also new on Club Helsinki’s schedule is a concert by Alan Evans’ Playonbrother at 9pm on Friday, May 16 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door); singer-songwriter Joe Purdy with Brian White at 8pm on Monday, June 30 ($20 in advance; $22 at the door); and the rollicking J.D. McPherson at 8pm on Sunday, August 10 ($22 in advance; $25 at the door).
Meanwhile, also in Hudson, Time + Space Limited will be hosting a good ole-fashioned Fais Do Do at 7pm on Saturday, May 24, featuring swamp-soaked Louisiana music by award-winning accordionist-singer Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew. There will be plenty of red-hot tunes, non-stop dancing and a smorgasbord of Cajun food – all for $25.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Jon Anderson took the stage at The Egg just last weekend for a solo show, and now his former bandmates Yes are also headed into The Egg. In case you haven’t been keeping track lately, the current incarnation of Yes features bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison. Also recently announced for The Egg are Lucinda Williams with the Kenneth Brian Band and those classic stoner stand-ups Cheech & Chong.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Queens of the Stone Age rumble into the Palace Theatre in Albany this summer with Brody Dalle opening the show (and likely joining in with the QOTSA for some tunes, too).
POSTPONED… AND RE-LOCATED: Originally slated to take place on Thursday (April 17) at the Times Union Center, the Verge Campus Spring Tour 2014 featuring Krewella has been postponed. And it’s been moved, too. GO HERE for more info…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Steely Dan announced that they’ll be bringing their Jamalot Ever After Tour to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs this summer.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The American Idol Live Tour - featuring the Top 10 finalists of the current season of the FOX-TV singing competition – are slated to take the stage of Albany’s Times Union Center this summer