BEST OF 2018: Ed Conway’s Top Concerts

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Jeff DaRosa of Dropkick Murphys @ the Albany Capital Center

By Ed Conway

As usual, I can’t narrow it down to just 10, so I have the Top Dozen (or so) Local 518 shows, plus a few out of town concerts, in order of appearance.


McKinley James @ The Ale House, Troy, 1/14/18
Lee Rocker @ Club Helsinki, Hudson, 2/10/18
Dropkick Murphys, Bim Skala Bim, Agnostic Front @ Capital Center, Albany, 2/25/18
That One Guy, Bloodshot Bill @ Colony, Woodstock, 3/23/18

Bloodshot Bill, The Shine, Animal Show, more @ The Fuze Box, Albany, 3/24/18
John Tropea Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro, 4/14/18
The Fab Faux @ The Egg, Albany, 4/28/18
Lost Radio Rounders @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 5/13/18
JD McPherson, Sam Lewis @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy, 7/21/18
The Fleshtones @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy, 10/27/18
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs (11/8/18) and @ Club Helsinki, Hudson (11/10/18)
Bill Kirchen & the Hounds of the Bakersfield’s Honky Tonk Holiday @ The Hangar on the Hudson, Troy, 12/6/18
Super 400 @ The Hangar on the Hudson, Troy, 12/8/18
Horton’s Holiday Hayride w/Rev. Horton Heat, The Blasters, Junior Brown and Big Sandy @ Colony, Woodstock, 12/9/18


Stray Cats reunion @ Viva Las Vegas
The Hi-Risers @ The Abilene on the road
JD McPherson, Eddie Angel’s Guitar Party @ Brooklyn Bowl

J Hunter’s Top Women in Jazz Albums
Fred Rudofsky’s Top 21 Concerts
J Hunter’s Jazz2K Awards

  1. Tom Lindsay says

    Thank you Ed, much appreciated! We love playing Lena’s and we love those gospel shows.

  2. Ed Conway says

    You’re welcome Tom, we love those shows as well

  3. Fred says

    Great list, Ed!

  4. Ed Conway says

    Thanks Fred

  5. Eddie Angel says

    Thanks Ed! Cool list

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