Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements

Whoa! Where did this come from? Wiz Khalifa is slated to take the stage at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany on Saturday (April 26). Showtime is 8pm, and advance tickets are $49.50.

Here’s another one that snuck up on us… The reigning International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year, the Gibson Brothers, are playing a show at Lillian’s Restaurant in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Sunday (April 27). Tickets are $25, available from Saratoga Guitar & Music Center.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown has announced two more new outdoor summer concerts on the same weekend – Conor Oberst with Dawes and the all-star Baseball Project, followed two days later by the Old Crow Medicine Show.

Veteran folk iconoclast Michael Hurley steps into the spotlight at the Half Moon in Hudson on Friday, May 23. He’ll be joined by Tara Jane O’Neil and Metal Mountains. Showtime is 8pm and tickets are $10.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The folks at MASS MoCA in North Adams have announced the summer schedule of concerts and other events, including shows by Jason Isbell, Elysian Fields, Red Baraat, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Fredericks Brown, Netsayi, the Alloy Orchestra, EMEFE and the Grammy Award-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In conjunction with Skidmore College’s Summer Jazz Institute in Saratoga Springs, Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center will be hosting upcoming concerts by the Rufus Reid Quartet and the Gary Smulyan Trio, as well as several additional concerts by the all-star faculty-member combo. Tickets for each show are just $8.

Arc Iris – a new band led by Jocie Adams (formerly of the Low Anthem) – celebrates the release of their debut album for Anti- Records with a party and performance on Saturday night (April 25) at the Colony Cafe in Woodstock. Opening the show are Simi Stone and Burnell Pines.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Sizzling soul sensation Maxwell returns to Albany’s Palace Theatre this summer for his first Nippertown appearance since his knockout concert there five years ago.

In support of their latest album, Our Endless War, Tennessee band Whitechapel comes roaring into the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Thursday, August 7. The concert begins at 7pm with support acts Stick to Your Guns, Assault on the Living, the Primrose Path and the Alaskan. Tickets are priced at $16 in advance; $18 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Country music superstar Luke Bryan returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell opening the show. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (April 25).

Acclaimed Toronto-based singer-songwriter Doug Paisley straddles the line between ’70s folk-rock and contemporary alt-country for a solo acoustic concert at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Thursday, May 1. Tickets are $15.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Veteran R&B/soul singer Boz Scaggs steps back into the spotlight at The Egg in Albany again this summer. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (April 25).

The Ne’imah Jewish Community Chorus performs “Songs of Freedom” at WAMC-FM’s The Linda in Albany at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 8. The chorus will be joined by the Mt. Zion Ensemble of the Albany Mt. Zion Baptist Church and special guest Peri Smilow. Tickets are $15; $10 students & seniors.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Australian Pink Floyd Show has scheduled a return concert at Albany’s Palace Theatre in the fall. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, May 3.

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