COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

December 16th, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg

In support of their whopping new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, Titus Andronicus is hitting the road again next year with singer-songwriter Craig Finn (of the Hold Steady) in support. The tour is slated to make a stop in Albany at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen at 8pm on Wednesday, March 23. Also on tap at The Hollow are French Horn Rebellion with Mystery Skulls at 8pm on March 4, and NYC rapper Skizzy Mars at 8pm on Friday, April 1. Tickets for each of the new shows are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Tanglewood in Lenox announced a couple of new concerts – Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Celebration and acclaimed jazz/pop trumpeter Chris Botti.

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Club Helsinki in Hudson welcomes back the Wood Brothers at 9pm on Friday, March 4, followed by the CD release party for the Dust Bowl Faeries’ debut disc at 8pm on Sunday, March 6. Ticket prices TBA.

The Madison Theater in Albany has added a half-dozen new concerts for the upcoming new year, including Driftwood at 8pm on Friday, January 22 ($15); Buffalo Stack at 8pm on Friday, February 5 ($15); sitar master Indrajit Banerjee at 8pm on Friday, February 12 ($20); comedian Henry Phillips at 7 & 9:30pm on Saturday, February 13 $15); former head Misfit Michale Graves at 8pm on Saturday, February 20 ($20); and the all-female tribute band Lez Zeppelin at 8pm on Friday, February 26 ($30).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The National is slated to roll into North Adams to play the big outdoor summer concert at MASS MoCA’s Joe’s Field. The concert is a benefit for the Hawthorne Valley Association and MASS MoCA. Priced at $49, tickets go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (December 18).

Ohio-based hip-hopsters Bone Thugs-N-Harmony return to Greater Nippertown for a show st Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall at 9pm on Saturday, February 27 ($25 in advance; $28 at the door). Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (December 18. UCH also welcomes popster Carly Rae Jepsen at 8pm on Tuesday, March 22. Tickets are currently on sale priced at $25 in advance; $28 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Times Union Center in Albany announced a double dose of blue collar comedy with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy teaming up for the We’ve Been Thinking Tour.

The Iron Horse Music Hall in Norhampton has bolstered its 2016 schedule with a batch of new concerts, including bluesman Joe Louis Walker with Eva Cappelli at 7pm on Friday, January 1 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door); the Jeff Pitchell Band featuring special guests Sheila Raye Charles and Charles Neville at 7pm on Friday, January 22 ($22.50 in advance; $25 at the door)); guitarist Kaki King at 7pm on Wednesday, February 24 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door); Pat McGee at 7pm on Sunday, February 28 ($17.50 in advance; $20 at the door); and Robyn Hitchcock with Emma Swift at 7pm on Tuesday, March 22 ($20 in advance; $23 at the door).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen had previously been revealed as headliners for next summer’s A Taste of Country Music Festival, but now the fest has announced a big batch of additional performers, including Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Frankie Ballard, Eric Paslay, Chris Janson, Old Dominion – who also play the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Friday (December 18) – Neal McCoy, the Swon Brothers, the Cadillac Three, Jana Kramer, Outshyne, William Michael Morgan and Annie Bosko.

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s annual Winter Solstice tradition continues this holiday season with a performance by Happy Traum & Friends at 8pm on Saturday (December 19) at the Woodstock Playhouse. Tickets are $27, $47 & $67.

Scott Ian of Anthrax serves up an evening of stories and spoken word at the BSP Lounge in Kingston at 7pm on Wednesday, December 30. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In addition to announcing the big summer concert of The National, the folks at MASS MoCA also revealed their line-up of spring season performance events including concerts by Angelique Kidjo, Birds of Chicago, comedian Chris Gethard, Jason Walker, Alloy Orchestra’s Ken Winokur, William Tyler, Mikael Jorgensen’s Quindar, Nick Hallett, Ruby Amanfu, Debo Band and Boom Tic Boom!

The multi-talented D.L. Hughley – one of the original Kings of Comedy – rolls into the Funny Bone Comedy Club Restaurant at Crossgates Mall in Guilderland Albany for shows at 7:30 & 10pm on Friday & Saturday (December 18 & 19), as well as 7:30pm on Sunday (December 20). Tickets are $30.

Jazz fusion guitar great Mike Stern returns to Greater Nippertown for a pair of shows at the Van Dyck in Schenectady at 7 & 9pm on Friday, January 22. Tickets are $25 in advance; $29 at the door.

Classic rockers Foreigner step into the spotlight at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Friday, May 6. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $55, $65 & $75.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Pink Floyd Experience is scheduled to take over the stage at The Egg’s Hart Theatre to pay tribute to, oh hell, you figure it out…

OPENERS: Soul-pop singer Max – who played SPAC this past summer with Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa – has been added to the bill of the R5 concert at Albany’s Palace Theatre at 7pm on Friday, March 4.