Palace Theatre Announces Another New Concert

August 21st, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

EDM producer-saxophonist GRiZ has just announced the schedule for his fall Good Will Continue Tour, which includes a stop at Albany’s Palace Theatre for a blast of future funk at 8pm on Sunday, November 5.

GRiZ also just dropped a stellar remix album to follow up his previous Good Will Prevail album, which was released by his own imprint All Good Records.

Priced at $25, $30 & $35, tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (August 25).


FREE FEST: Albany LatinFest @ Washington Park

August 21st, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg

The 22th annual Albany LatinFest takes over Washington Park from 11am-6pm on Saturday (August 26) with a full day of music, kids’ activities, arts & crafts and more. And it’s all free…

The fest will feature veteran Puerto Rican singer-bandleader Tony Vega, the all-women world music ensemble Cocomama, the Local 518’s own Byron Cortez and lots more with DJ Sir Walford spinning between acts.

In additon, Albany LatinFest has plenty of kid-friendly activities planned, including agility games, soccer skills, relay races, bean bag toss, arts & crafts, bounce house and laser tag.

Here’s the schedule of musical performances for Albany LatinFest 2017:

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8/21/17: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

August 21st, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Blind Crow @ Dana Park, Albany. With Maurizio and Dustin Sawyer. 5:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “A Man and His Prostate” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Based on a true-life experience, a man discovers his inner self in more ways than one. A near tragedy is masterfully transformed into a one-man comedy, perfectly portrayed by seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner in his hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for surgery he doesn’t want. 7pm. $49.

MUSIC: Black Violin @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Over the last decade, the band – led by Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste – has risen to fame with a style of music that combines classical, hip-hop and R&B. GO HERE for more info and the complete concerts series schedule… UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out… UPDATE: This concert has been postponed to 8pm on Monday, September 11…

FILM/MUSIC: Bites Camera Action @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. Music at 5pm by DJ Trumastr, followed by an outdoor screening of “Jurassic Park” at 8:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Stephen Stills & Judy Collins @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. They’re coming to The Egg in October, but if you can’t wait till then… With Bhi Bhiman. 8pm. $45-$150. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

THEATER: “At Home at the Zoo” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Directed by Eric Hill, Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)” joins Albee’s classic 1959 play, “The Zoo Story,” with its prequel, “Homelife” (2004) written 45 years later. 7pm. $52. Through Saturday, August 26.

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8/20/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

August 20th, 2017, 7:44 am by Greg

MUSIC: Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. With Tom Freund. 8pm. $49.50, $69.50 & $89.50.

MUSIC: Richard Barone @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Formerly of The Bongos, Barone hits the Caffe stage in support of his album, Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: Goo Goo Dolls @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Long Way Home Tour. With Phillip Phillips. 8pm. $29.50, $49.50, $69.50, $79.50; lawn $20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Jazz in the Valley @ Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie. Featuring Jeff “Siege” Siegel Sextet, Christopher Dean Sullivan Ensemble, Elio Villafranca & the Jass Syncopators, Swing Unlimited, the Mongo Santamaria Project, more. 12noon. $60; students $20. GO HERE for more info and the complete line-up…

MUSIC: Marshall Crenshaw & Los Straitjackets @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The Popmeister-meets-the Twangmasters. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: Jeff “Tain” Watts Trio @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The acclaimed drummer is joined by guitarist Paul Bollenback and bassist Orlando le Fleming. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

COMEDY: David Sedaris @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Celebrating the publication of his new book, “Theft by Finding.” 8pm. $43- $120.

MUSIC: Darling Valley @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The indie rockers play the final show in the Crystal Clear acoustic music series. 12:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Oklahoma!” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical revolutionized the genre with its closely integrated book and score, in which a diverse assortment of individuals struggle to create lives for themselves in the newly settled Oklahoma Territory. Hit tunes include “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “I Cain’t Say No,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top.” 1:30m. Through August 22.

MUSIC: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center @ the Saratoge Performing Arts Center’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. The program features Debussy’s “Danse sacrée et Danse profane for Harp, Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass,” Ravel’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano,” Caplet’s “Conte fantastique for Harp, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello” and Chausson’s “Concerto in D major for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21.” 3pm.

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8/19/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

August 19th, 2017, 7:55 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hudson SummerFest @ Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson. NRBQ headlines the inaugural fest. With the Matchstick Architects, the Fabulous Versatones, Black Mountain Symphony, Too Blue, the Zolla Boys and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. 11am. $25; $13 students ages 7-17; children age 6 and under are FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Jazz in the Key of Dylan @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An evening of jazz instrumental interpretations of selections from the Bob Dylan songbook by the Arch Stanton Quartet, Keith Pray, Chuck Lamb and Lecco Morris. Hosted by Michael Eck. 8pm. $27.

MUSIC: New Orleans Suspects @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill @ Times Union Center, Albany. The husband-and-wife contemporary country hitmakers bring their Soul2Soul 2017 Tour to downtown Albany. 7:30pm. $69.50, $89.50 & $119.50.

FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: Suzzy Roche & Frances McDormand @ Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon, New Lebanon. The Oscar, Tony & Emmy Award winner is joined by the Roche sister for an excerpt from “Early Shaker Spirituals.” 6pm. $300.

MUSIC: G. Love & Special Sauce @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. 9pm. $30.

MUSIC: Tony Trischka @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. The banjo master returns… With Moonshine Holler. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC/ART: Nona Hendryx & Nick Cave @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The rock ‘n’ soul singer and Dr. Richard Boulanger stage and perform eight episodes from their electronic opera “The Sound of Dreaming,” with an ensemble of virtuoso musicians, singers, app developers, and interactive system designers from the Berklee College of Music. 8pm. $45 includes a 7pm performance in the “Until” exhibit; $20 students.

MUSIC: Colin Hay @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The former Men at Work frontman rolls into town in support of his new album, Fierce Mercy. 8pm. $35 & $55.

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads singers from the Metropolitan Opera – including Matthew Polenzani, tenor; Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano; and Susanna Phillips, soprano – in an evening of glorious arias and sublime ensembles from the opera repertoire. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ The Kings Inn, Schenectady. Celebrating the release of their new album, United We Can’t Stand. With Prophets of Addiction, Demons Alley and Brother T. 7:30pm.

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Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Announces New Concert

August 18th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

You’ve heard him singing with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox.

You’ve watched him on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent.”

Heck, you’ve probably seen his videos on Nippertown.

Now you’ll get a chance to see Puddles Pity Party live onstage at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall when Puddles, the seven-foot-tall sad clown with the golden voice, steps into the spotlight at 8pm on Friday, November 10.

Priced at $29.50 & $34.50, tickets go on sale to Music Hall members at 10am on Monday (August 21) and will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Thursday (August 24).

Palace Theatre Announces New Concert

Palace Theatre Announces New Concert

August 18th, 2017, 9:03 am by Greg

One day in 1997, two Dead Head musicians were ruminating about life without Jerry Garcia and simultaneously came up with the same idea: “Let’s recreate a Grateful Dead show.” Around 40 people came down to Martyrs’ in Chicago on November 11, 1997, to hear the brand-new band named Dark Star Orchestra.

Flash forward two decades and more than 2700 shows later… On Saturday, November 11, Dark Star Orchestra returns to Albany’s Palace Theatre for their very special 20th anniversary concert.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday (August 24), priced at $35.50 in advance; $38.50 at the door.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Announces New Concert

8/18/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

August 18th, 2017, 7:31 am by Greg

MUSIC: Khalif Neville @ the Low Beat, Albany. The keyboardist, composer and son of New Orleans saxman Charles Neville brings his trio to the Low Beat for his Greater Nippertown debut in advance of his new album, Wishin’. With Victory Soul Orchestra. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: Mile Twelve @ the Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant, Galway. Straight outta Boston, the fresh, hard-driving young band deftly walks the line between original and traditional bluegrass. 8:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ Mean Max Brew Works, Glens Falls. It’s a double-header CD release party celebrating the release of the Erotics new album, United We Can’t Stand and Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band’s Bastard. With Frances Dean and Jason Irwin. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bill Staines @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran, true-hearted troubadour returns to the Caffe. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes @ Riverfront Park, Athens. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: In the Valley Below @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 9pm. $15.

COMEDY: Bret Ernst @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30 & 10pm. $15. Also on Saturday.

MUSIC: Stoker @ the Albany Public Library Main Branch Parking Lot, Albany. The Garage Bands in the Garage concert series continues… With Sun Natives. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

OPERA: “Xerxes” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Last chance! Countertenor John Holiday returns in the title role of one of the most brilliant scores in the Baroque repertory. History’s fierce Persian conqueror turns his attention to domestic affairs in a plot in which romantic attraction threatens to obliterate fraternal loyalty. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Day Two of the French Festival with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting. With guest pianist Louis Lortie. 8pm.

THEATER: “Screenplay by Stalin” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Williamstown Theatre Festival actors present a reading of Tom Fontana’s play featuring Lora Lee Gayer, Austin Pendelton and Dean Winters. 3pm. $5.

MUSIC: Cro-Mags @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Brick by Brick (celebrating the release of their new CD Thin the Herd), All Out War, Cold as Life and Wrong Move. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Chris Busone @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8pm.

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