COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

November 23rd, 2016, 12:00 pm by Greg

By Greg Haymes

The Linda in Albany has added a handful of new shows to the concert calendar, including singer-songwriter collective the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow at 8pm on Saturday, February 25 ($15), Van Morrison tribute band Domino at 8pm on Friday March 24 ($20) and the genre-smashing Eilen Jewell Band at 8pm on Saturday, April 29 ($20).

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Acclaimed blues guitarslinger Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters – who have played Friehofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival for the past two consecutive years – have a night all to themselves at the Upper Room in Albany at 8pm on February 11. Tickets are $25 & $35.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Buck-Stock – a memorial concert for the late Buck Malen and a benefit concert for his family – is slated to take place at the Hangar on the Hudson in Troy featuring performances by Mac & Harrison, Super 400, the High Rollers featuring Matt Mirabile & Jill Hughes, Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers, the Chris Busone Band, the Lustre Kings, Soul Sky, Johnny Rabb & the Tichy Boys, Frank Daley, Luke McNamee, Dave Schachne and more.

Delicate Steve, who was one of the featured performers at this year’s LarkFest, returns to Greater Nippertown for an intimate show at the Half Moon in Hudson at 8pm Saturday, February 11.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: They were known as Charlie Everywhere when Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter first started gigging in small clubs around Saratoga Springs. Then they changed their name to Phantogram, signed a major-label deal and toured their electro-pop buzz all around the world. Now they’re headed back to Greater Nippertown for a homecoming concert at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday (November 26).

Banjo master Noam Pikelny (of the Punch Brothers) brings his own band to town for a concert at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Friday, February 10. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: “The Last Waltz 40 Tour: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz” is slated to make a tour stop at Albany’s Palace Theatre with an all-star line-up of musicians including Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson, John Medeski, Don Was, Terence Higgins and more.

Led by identical twin sisters Allyson (vocals) and Whitney Smith, the indie pop group Cannon the Brave are headed into Albany’s Madison Theater at 8pm on Friday, December 16 to celebrate the release of their self-titled debut EP. Opening the show will be Jasper. Tickets are $10.

RE-SCHEDULED: London-based electronic musician Lapalux was forced to postpone his October 6 concert at EMPAC at RPI in Troy when immigration troubles prevented him from traveling to the U.S. That’s all been ironed out now, and the audio-visual concert has been re-scheduled for 8pm on Friday, December 16. Tickets are $18; $13 students & seniors.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain has announced the first round of bands for the 2017 fest, including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, the Strumbellas, Shovels & Rope, the Revivalists, the Infamous Stringdusters, White Denim, Elephant Revival, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and River Whyless.

Humorist David Sedaris is scheduled to take the stage of Tanglewood’s Koussevitzky Music Shed in Lenox at 8pm on Sunday, August 20 to celebrate the publication of his new book “Theft by Finding.” Priced from $43-$120, tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Sunday, January 29.

The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton welcomes the psychedelic Dixieland band Primate Fiasco at 10pm on Saturday, December 10, as they perform “Dylan Disco,” high-energy dance versions of songs by Noble Prize winner Bob Dylan ($10 in advance; $13 at the door). Also new at the Iron Horse, Vanessa Carlton and opening act Tristen land on the stage at 7pm on Tuesday, March 7 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door). And Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones team up with Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles at 7pm on Wednesday, April 19 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door).

CANCELLED: Originally slated for Sunday, December 11, Kanye West’s concert at Albany’s Times Union Center has been cancelled… along with the rest of West’s Saint Pablo tour.

Award-winning comedian Kathleen Madigan steps into the spotlight at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Saturday, April 29. Tickets are $28.50 & $38.50. And if you’re in flashback mode, The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie headline the Happy Together Tour at 7pm on June 15, also featuring Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), the Cowsills, the Association and the Archies featuring Ron Dante. Tickets are $49.50 & $65.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: WGNA’s upcoming holiday charity concert, the Acoustic Jingle Jam features country music hitmaker Brett Young with Runaway June and Ryan Follese at Lucky Strike Social’s Jupiter Hall in Guilderland.

SOLD OUT: The concert by Sawyer Fredericks at The Egg’s Swyer Theatre on Sunday, December 4 is now officially sold out.