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9/20/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. It’s Day Two of the three-day bluegrass-and-beyond fest. Today’s featured acts include the Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, Sam Bush, the Gibson Brothers, Valerie June, Alison Brown, Claire Lynch and lots more. Gates open at 10:30am. $55; $45 students; $32 kids.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany. It’s the massive end-of-summer/back-t-school street bash. Featuring two stages and eight bands – the Graham Tichy Trio, the Chris Dukes Band, the Chronicles, Conehead Buddha, Holly & Evan, Wild Adriatic, Titanics, Mirk. 10am-5:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of bands… GO HERE for a look back at LarkFest through the years…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: American Music Festival for the Lake @ the Festival Space at Charles Wood Park, Lake George. Featuring Robert Randolph & the Family Band, NRBQ, Wild Adriatic, North & South Dakotas, Rich Ortiz, Paranoid Social Club. Benefiting the S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership. Gates open at 11am; music starts at 12noon. $15 & $25; FREE ages 13 & under. GO HERE for a complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Wreckless Eric @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Stiff Records legend Wreckless Eric will perform a special solo set. Drag City’s Scott & Charlene’s Wedding opens. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Music From the Heart” @ Pauly’s Hotel & the Low Beat, Albany. A benefit concert for the Center for Disability Services features eight bands (four at each venue), and a $10 donation gets you into both clubs. Featuring Blue Factory, Andrew Wheeler, Krak Sabbath, From the Heartland, Chris Dukes, more. 7pm doors; 8pm music. $10.

MUSIC: Tyranize @ Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park. CD release party. With Tentacles, Incontinence, Declension and Foaming at the Mouth. 7:30pm. $10.

RADIO: “Jazz2K with J Hunter” @ 88.3FM WVCR “The Saint.” Previously heard on Skidmore radio station WSPN-FM, J Hunter’s cutting edge jazz show makes its debut tonight on Siena College’s radio station. 12midnight-2am. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Circle of Willis @ O’Toole’s, Albany. It’s a Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day party. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Stranger at Home @ the Low Beat, Albany. 2pm. FREE.

COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Colin Quinn’s “Once Upon a Time In New York” @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Headlining the second annual Woodstock Comedy Festival Colin Quinn brings his special brand of razor-sharp comedy to town with “Once Upon a Time in New York.” Benefiting Family of Woodstock, for domestic violence and Polaris Project for human trafficking. 7:30pm. $40-$75.



Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Announces Three New Concerts

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall – which kicks off its new season tonight with a performance by the Beatles tribute band, 1964: The Tribute – has bolstered its 2014-1015 season with the addition of three new concerts, bringing even more music and laughter to Hall in the coming months.

Tickets for all three new shows are currently on sale only to members of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday, September 26.

Here are the details of the Troy Music Hall’s new concerts:


Linda Eder’s CD Signing Party @ Yono’s on Sunday

Friday, September 19th, 2014
Linda Eder

Linda Eder

Remember when Linda Eder sold out Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs back on Saturday, June 21?

Well, that concert was recorded, and now it’s Eder’s new album, Linda Live: The Concert Recording, her first ever live solo album.

She’ll be doing a CD signing and meet-and-greet session at Yono’s Restaurant in Albany from 3-6pm on Sunday, September 21. There a $30 admission for the event, which includes a buffet of Chef Yono’s signature dishes and a signed copy of Eder’s new CD. There will also be a cash bar.

The album features such selections as “Looking Through the Eyes of Love,” “I’m Not Lisa,” “Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long,” “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Climb Every Mountain,” and more.

And if you can’t make it to Yono’s, you can GO HERE to order the album online.

NOTE: Eder will be returning to Nippertown for another concert – this time at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday, February 7. Stay tuned for details…

9/18/14: Today’s Tips: Friday

Friday, September 19th, 2014

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. It’s Day One of the three-day bluegrass-and-beyond fest. Today’s featured acts include Michael Daves & Tony Trischka (7pm), Aiofe O’Donovan (8pm), the Carolina Chocolate Drops (9:05pm) and the Duhks (10:30pm). Gates open at 5:30pm. $39; $29 students; $22 kids.

MUSIC: 1964: The Tribute @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. A Fab Four concert by the band that Rolling Stone calls “the best Beatles tribute band on Earth.” GO HERE to enter to win FREE tickets…

MUSIC: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony @ the Festival Space at Charles Wood Park, Lake George. Hip-hop veterans Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rock America’s vacationland at the brand new Festival Space at Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George. With Saratoga Springs’ own Dao Jones. 6pm. $30; $45 VIP; $85 meet & greet. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Hammer Hawk @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. It’s time for the last bash of the season for Garage Bands in the Garage. With Hill Haints. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

READING: Jordi Herald @ Broadside Books, Northampton. The founder and long-time owner of the Iron Horse Music Hall reads from his new memoir, “Positively Center Street: My 25 Years at the Iron Horse Music Hall, 1979-2004,” with co-author David Sokol and percussionist Tony Vacca. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Probing Digit @ the Low Beat, Albany. The self-proclaimed “thegreatestfuckingbandinthegoddamnuniverse.” With Circus Life. 9pm.

MUSIC: Trout Fishing in America @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The award-winning friendly-friendly folk duo of Ezra Idlet (guitar/vocals) and Keith Grimwood (bass/vocals) amble into the Spa City in support of their latest album, Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers. 7pm. $16.

MUSIC: Garland Jeffreys & Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The veteran soul-rocker has made such songs as “Wild in the Streets,” “Ghost Writer,” “R.O.C.K.” and his version of “96 Tears” into staples on alternative radio. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Buffalo Stack @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The husband-and-wife team of Andy and Tania Stack – at the time performing as a duo called the Stacks – met bassist Brandon Morrison, drummer Lee Falco and guitarist Connor Kennedy to form Buffalo Stack and a new bluesy brand of roots-rock. 9pm.


New Concert Announced for Club Helsinki

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Alternative-rock pioneer Black Francis (aka Frank Black), the frontman of the highly influential band the Pixies, will perform a rare, intimate gig at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Wednesday, October 15.

Priced at $25, tickets are slated to go on sale at 12:01am on Friday (September 19) – that’s tonight.

Filmmaker Alex Cox Featured @ BasilicaScope This Weekend

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Basilica Hudson in Hudson is hosting its second annual BasilicaScope: Weekend Film Festival on Friday and Sarurday (September 19 & 20).

The work of British film director Alex Cox will be featured at the fest, including “Straight to Hell Returns,” “Walker” and “Repo Man.” Cox will be at the Basilica in person to conduct post-screening Q&A sessions on Friday and Saturday.

Friday (September 19), 8pm
“Straight to Hell Returns” (Director’s Re-cut)
followed by an extended Q&A

Saturday (September 20), 7pm
followed by an extended Q&A

Saturday (September 20), 10pm
“Repo Man” (30th anniversary showing)

Tickets are $10 per screening, or $25 for all three films (plus free popcorn).

POSTPONED: Pat Benatar @ The Egg… Again

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

’80s pop star Pat Benatar and her guitarist-bandleader husband Neil Giraldo have had a bit of trouble holding onto a date here in Nippertown.

Back in April, they were announced to play a concert at The Egg on Tuesday, October 7.

In mid-May, it was announced that the duo would open for Cher at the Times Union Center on Thursday, September 11.

But then…

Two days later, it was announced that Benatar’s concert at The Egg would be postponed a week to Tuesday, October 14.

Then last week, the Cher/Benatar concert at the TU Center was postponed to Monday, October 6, due to Cher’s illness.

And now… it’s been announced that the Benatar/Giraldo concert at The Egg has been postponed to Sunday, December 14. Tickets purchased for either the October 7 or October 14 concerts will be honored for the new date. If ticketholders are unable to attend the new date, refunds are available at the place of purchase.

MASS MoCA Announces New Concert

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter is slated to return to MASS MoCA in North Adams for a concert at the Hunter Center at 8pm on Saturday, November 22. He’ll be playing an intimate solo acoustic show to try out new material for an as-yet-unnamed forthcoming album. All tickets are general admission and are on sale now priced at $29 in advance; $35 at the door.

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