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1/27/15: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

MUSIC: You Can Say That Again! @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. UAlbany faculty member/pianist Bob Gluck, computer music pioneer Neil Rolnick and bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan team up for a genre-crossing concert melding jazz, electronic and classical… and everything in between. 7:30pm. $8; $4 students & seniors. UPDATE: Due to the snowstorm, this concert has been postponed to 5pm on Sunday, February 8. Tickets for today’s date will be honored for the February show.

MUSIC: Broncho @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. The Oklahoma garage-punk-popsters play a headline show in Kingston in support of their new album, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman. With Earl Boykins and Dreamers. 8:30pm. $10. UPDATE: This show has been postponed due to the storm. New date TBA…

MUSIC: Frontier Ruckus @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. In support of their fourth album, Sitcom Afterlife. With the Novel Ideas. 7pm. $13. UPDATE: Due to the snow storm, this show has been cancelled.

THEATER: “How Water Behaves” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The world premiere of Sherry Kramer’s zany comedy about the tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Directed by Gordon Greenberg. 7:30pm. $20-$60.

COMEDY: Low Down Comedy Open Mic Night @ the Low Beat, Albany. Sign-up at 7:30pm; show at 8pm.

TALK: Judy Radul’s “The Contour of Attention” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The artist presents her in-progress research, asking, “What is the meaning of camera motion, and what are the potentials of new technologies to help us reflect and intervene in these meanings? This inquiry into camera motion as the subtle carrier of the image is in the context of a daily life saturated with cameras and screens, each of us conscripted by our devices to document and disseminate but rarely to deliberate on their effects.” 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Christopher John @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. 8pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Sign-up at 6:30pm; show at 7pm. FREE. UPDATE: This week’s open mic night has been cancelled due to the snow storm.

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A Few Minutes With… Dale Watson

Monday, January 26th, 2015

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Interview and story by Don Wilcock

Dale Watson – appearing Wednesday night (January 28) at The Hangar in Troy – has an axe to grind about today’s so-called country music, what it is and what it isn’t. “Blake Shelton says nobody wants to listen to granddaddy’s music, that they’re just old farts and jackasses. He’s wrong,” says the silver-haired, tattooed Texas troubadour.

Watson is single-handedly bringing the Sun Studios, rockabilly and countrypolitan music
kicking and swinging into the 21st century with apologies to none of the black-hat pretty boys who are filling Nashville’s coffers these days. He has a two-decade discography of 20 albums that declared his intentions first time out of the box with a song called “Nashville Rash” on his 1995 Hightone CD Cheatin’ Heart Attack that railed against the mainstream country hits of artists like Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney.

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EMPAC’s 2015 Season of Concerts, Films & Other Performances

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Open your eyes… and ears.

EMPAC – that futuristic ark of the avant garde that clings to the hillside of RPI’s Troy campus – is gearing up for another season of music, movies, dance, talks, and all other manner of indescribable cross-discipline performances.

The events explore dance created for film, the connection between art and astronomy, antique experimental animation, German electronic music and so much more.

Many of the events are free, and all of the others are relatively inexpensive. So take a chance. You might be delightfully, thought-provokingly surprised…

Here’s the 2015 winter/spring schedule for EMPAC at RPI:

TALK: Judy Radul’s “The Contour of Attention”
Tuesday (January 27), 7pm, FREE
The artist presents her in-progress research, asking, “What is the meaning of camera motion, and what are the potentials of new technologies to help us reflect and intervene in these meanings? This inquiry into camera motion as the subtle carrier of the image is in the context of a daily life saturated with cameras and screens, each of us conscripted by our devices to document and disseminate but rarely to deliberate on their effects.”

FILM: Dance Movies
Saturday (January 31), 7pm, FREE
A presentation of five dance films, commissioned or developed at EMPAC, including Seline Baumgartner’s “Nothing Else,” Orit Ben-Shitrit’s “Ward of the Feral Horses,” chameckilerner’s “ESKAZISER & Samba#2,” Dana Gingras’ “Chainreaction” and Marianne Kim’s “Lost & Found.”

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New Concert Announced for Tanglewood

Monday, January 26th, 2015

She was in the spotlight at Tanglewood just three years ago, and now it’s been announced that the multi-talented Bernadette Peters will be returning to the Lenox amphitheater for a concert at 2:30pm on Sunday, July 5. The Broadway and movie singer-actress will perform with the Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart.

Tickets are currently on sale, priced from $22 to $122.

ALSO NOTE: Tickets for the 2015 summer season at Tanglewood went on sale yesterday (Sunday, January 25), and to absolutely no one’s surprise, the annual holiday concert by James Taylor & His All-Star Band at 7pm on Saturday, July 4 is already officially sold out.

Palace Theatre Announces Another New Concert

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Yes, today’s concert announcements are rollin’ out faster than we can write ‘em…

Albany’s Palace Theatre has announced its second new concert of the day – An Evening With Mark Knopfler & His Band at 8pm on Sunday, October 11.

The former Dire Straits guitarslinger will be celebrating the release of his new album, Tracker – due for release on March 17 on Verve Records – with a 36-city fall tour throughout North America, including his Albany stop.

Tickets for the Palace Theatre concert will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (January 30), priced at $65.50, $75.50, $85.50, $95.50 & $105.50. Fans that purchase tickets to the concert online will receive a physical copy of Tracker for each pair of tickets purchased. (Free CDs are NOT included with tickets purchased at the Palace box office.)

Palace Theatre Announces a New Concert

Monday, January 26th, 2015

In support of his upcoming album, Carrie & Lowell (which is slated for release on March 31 on his own Asthmatic Kitty record label), Sufjan Stevens spring tour will be making a stop at downtown Albany’s Palace Theatre at 8pm on Wednesday, April 15.

Tickets are priced at $30, $35, $40 & $45 and will go on sale to the general public on Friday (January 30).

SPAC Announces Fourth New Concert of the Day

Monday, January 26th, 2015

And if country music ain’t your thang, maybe you want to do a little headbanging’. Or a lot of headbangin’…

Masked metalheads Slipknot are headlining the Summer’s Last Stand Tour, which is slated to make a stop at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 31. The show is scheduled to kick off at 6pm with support acts Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine and Motionless in White.

Scheduled to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (January 30), tickets for reserved amphitheater seats are $40, $50, $60 & $70; lawn general admission is $30.

SPAC Announces Three New Concerts

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Three new concerts have been added to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s 2015 summer season, and it’s all about the country.

Brad Paisley returns to the SPAC stage on Sunday, July 26 with support acts Justin Moore and Mickey Guyton.

And Brantley Gilbert steps into the SPAC spotlight on Sunday, August 16 with Lee Brice.

Meanwhile, we’ve already announced that Lady Antebellum’s Wheels Up Tour is headed into SPAC, but now we know when – Sunday, May 31. The hit-making trio will be joined by Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt.

No ticket prices have been revealed for those shows yet, and no on-sale dates.

But Live Nation’s Country MegaTicket is back… The three-concert ticket package will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (January 30). You can purchase the same reserved amphitheater seat for all three shows for $175 & $275; $75 for lawn general admission for all three concerts.

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