COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

July 27th, 2016, 12:00 pm by Greg

By Greg Haymes

It’s the return of the Dresden Dolls! Yes, the dynamic goth-cabaret duo of Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione are reuniting for the first time in nearly a decade to play at BSP Lounge’s Back Room Theater in Kingston at 8pm on Wednesday, August 24. PWR BTTM will open the show. Tickets for the concert are priced at $20 in advance; $25 at the door and will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Units/Fear of Strangers reunion concert was originally slated to take place on June 30 at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen until lead singer Val Haynes was hit with an injury, and the show was postponed. Now a new date for the concert has been announced – Friday, September 23. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $15.

The Low Beat has bolstered its calendar with a batch of new shows, including the Howling Hex led by ex-Royal Trux frontman Neil Michael Hagerty on Thursday, September 15 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); the jazz-fueled Soulia & the Sultans on Saturday, September 24 ($6); former Silos frontman Walter Salas-Humara on Saturday, October 15 ($10); and the seminal Japanese garage-rockin’ cult faves Shonen Knife on Tuesday, November 1 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door).

The Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray and her band take the spotlight at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Saturday, October 1 with Chely Wright co-headlining the show. Tickets are on sale now priced at $25 & $30.

After opening with the Dreamers back in May, the Upper Room in downtown Albany has been laying low booking-wise during the summer, but now they’ve announced a batch of new concerts for the fall, including Wishbone Ash on Thursday, September 22; the Jon Herrington Band (led by the Steely Dan guitarist) at 8pm on Friday, September 23; blues-rockers Tommy Castro & the Painkillers at 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 18; and Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumors at 8pm on Saturday, October 22. Advance tickets are currently available, priced at $20 & $35 for each show.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Following their knock-out performances at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, fab fiddler and all-around multi-instrumentalist Mark O’Connor leads the O’Connor Band into The Egg with Red Dog Run opening the show. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (July 29).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg also announced another pair of new upcoming concerts. The Mountain Snow Orchestra (featuring Kevin McKrell, Brian Melick and John Kirk) will carry on the “Mountain Snow & Mistletoe” traditions of Chris Shaw & Bridget Ball’s annual Christmas concert. And Darlingside – who played The Egg last Friday as Josh Ritter’s opening act – are already booked for a return as headliners. The Tall Heights will open the show. Tickets for both shows go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (July 29).

Albany’s Hollow Bar + Kitchen welcomes back Moon Hooch at 9:30pm on Friday, October 7 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door), followed by the Jezabels at 8pm on Monday, November 28 ($10.27 in advance; $15 at the door).

OK, raise your hand if you remember John Davidson… Broadway. “Hollywood Squares.” “That’s Incredible.” He also hosted the nationally syndicated “The John Davidson Show” from 1980-1982 and served as guest host on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” 87 times. Yup, that John Davidson. He’ll be performing folk songs and standards at The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn in South Egremont at 7 & 9pm on Saturday, August 6. Tickets are $25.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The I Love the ’90s Tour – a truly unnecessary musical flashback – is headed into the Times Union Center in Albany featuring a cast that includes Vanilla Ice, Salt N Peppa with Spinderella, Rob Base, Color Me Badd, Coolio and Tone Loc. Tickets are currently on sale for $59, $75 & $99 (definitely not ’90s prices).

In Schenectady, the Van Dyck has announced a handful of autumn concert announcements including the metal-meets-jazz hybrid of the Alex Skolnick Trio at 8pm on Friday, September 16 ($15 in advance; $19 at the door); former Oregon and Paul Winter Consort reedman Paul McCandless and his band Charged Particles at 6:30 & 8:30pm on Saturday, September 17 ($20 in advance; $24 at the door); and the return of former Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band blues mama Maria Muldaur at 6:30 & 8:30pm on Saturday, September 24 ($20 in advance; $24 at the door).

The bluesy triumverate of Carolyn Wonderland, Marcia Ball and Shelly King takes the stage at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock 8pm on Saturday, August 13. Tickets are $25 & $35. Also headed to Helm’s Studio stage at 8pm on Saturday, October 1 is the Nancy Atlas Project featuring Clark Gayton. Priced at $25 & $35, tickets are currently available for both shows.

CHANGE OF DATE: Due to scheduling concerns, the concert by the Hot Sardines originally set for The Egg’s Swyer Theatre on Tuesday, October 4 will now take place instead at 7:30pm on Friday, September 30. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on the rescheduled date.