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Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Whoa! Where did this come from? Wiz Khalifa is slated to take the stage at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany on Saturday (April 26). Showtime is 8pm, and advance tickets are $49.50.

Here’s another one that snuck up on us… The reigning International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year, the Gibson Brothers, are playing a show at Lillian’s Restaurant in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Sunday (April 27). Tickets are $25, available from Saratoga Guitar & Music Center.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown has announced two more new outdoor summer concerts on the same weekend – Conor Oberst with Dawes and the all-star Baseball Project, followed two days later by the Old Crow Medicine Show.

Veteran folk iconoclast Michael Hurley steps into the spotlight at the Half Moon in Hudson on Friday, May 23. He’ll be joined by Tara Jane O’Neil and Metal Mountains. Showtime is 8pm and tickets are $10.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The folks at MASS MoCA in North Adams have announced the summer schedule of concerts and other events, including shows by Jason Isbell, Elysian Fields, Red Baraat, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Fredericks Brown, Netsayi, the Alloy Orchestra, EMEFE and the Grammy Award-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth.

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MOVE Music Fest Sneak Peek: Stargroves

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The MOVE Music Festival takes over downtown Albany beginning at 3pm on Saturday (April 26). Advance tickets are just $15, but with nearly 100 bands playing at 11 different locations during a 12-hour period, it’s obvious that you’re not going to be able to see and hear everything. So to help you out, each day this week Nippertown.com is featuring one of the festival’s performers. GO HERE for the complete schedule of who’s playing where and when. Check it out…

Stargroves play at McGeary’s Pub at 5pm.

ADDITIONAL MOVE MUSIC FEST SNEAK PEEKS:
MOVE Music Fest Sneak Peek: The So So Glos
MOVE Music Fest Sneak Peek: The Sea the Sea

Real Good for FREE: UpBeat On the Roof at Skidmore’s Tang Museum

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Yes, it snowed this week, but now the summer FREE concert series season is upon us. Really…

The first series out of the gate this summer is the UpBeat on the Roof concert series that returns once again to the roof of Skidmore College’s Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs. 10 shows from June through August – all of them free.

All of the concerts take place at 7pm on Fridays, and will move indoors to the museum in case of inclement weather.

Here’s the complete 2014 UpBeat On the Roof schedule:

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4/23/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

COMEDY: Wham City Comedy Tour @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy. Fresh from their Adult Swim debut, the Baltimore group has put together their tightest show yet, a 75-minute multi-media performance featuring four alt-comedians – Alan Resnick, Ben O’Brien, Robby Rackleff and Mickey Freeland – offering up all-original stand-up, videos, skits and monologues. 8pm. $5-$10.

MUSIC: I See Stars @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Like Moths to Flames, Ghost Town, Razihel, Miss Fortune and Like Lions. 6:30pm. $18.

MUSIC: Melissa Etheridge @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Bringing her solo This Is ME Tour to town. 8pm. $55, $65 & $75.

FILM: Knickerbocker Film Festival @ Spectrum 8 Theaters, Albany. An evening of selected entries into the film festival, along with a Q&A with the filmmakers. 6:30pm. $10.

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MOVE Music Fest Sneak Peek: The Sea The Sea

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The MOVE Music Festival takes over downtown Albany beginning at 3pm on Saturday (April 26). Advance tickets are just $15, but with nearly 100 bands playing at 11 different locations during a 12-hour period, it’s obvious that you’re not going to be able to see and hear everything. So to help you out, each day this week Nippertown.com is featuring one of the festival’s performers. GO HERE for the complete schedule of who’s playing where and when. Check it out…

The Sea The Sea plays at Justin’s at 8pm.

ADDITIONAL MOVE MUSIC FEST SNEAK PEEKS:
MOVE Music Fest Sneak Peek: The So So Glos
MOVE Music Fest Sneak Peek: Stargroves

William Finn, Suzanne Vega Join Tommy Tune, Liz & Ann Hampton Callaway for Barrington Stage Concerts [Berkshire on Stage]

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

William Finn, Suzanne Vega join Tommy Tune, Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway for Barrington Stage concerts

In addition to planning their spring through fall theater season, Barrington Stage Company has continued to program additional events that have a strong following among Berkshire theatre-goers. Two major additions to the schedule have just been announced by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson.

The 2014 Summer Concert Series on the Boyd-Quinson MainStage has added Celebrating the Music of William Finn on Friday & Saturday, August 29 & 30 at 8pm, and award-winning vocalist Suzanne Vega on September 12 at 8pm. They join the previously announced Tommy Tune in Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales on July 28 and the return of Liz & Ann Hampton Callaway in the Berkshire debut of their all-new show Here Come the Callaways on August 11.

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage.

Brewery Ommegang Announces Two New Concerts

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Still more new summer concert announcements…

Following two nights of Modest Mouse during Memorial Day weekend, Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown will be hosting more live music throughout the summer season.

Conor Oberst is set to play Ommegang at 7pm on Friday, August 1. He’ll be backed by Dawes, who will also be performing a support set. And opening the show is the indie all-star sports-rock band the Baseball Project, a most appropriate band to kick off the Baseball Hall of Fame 75th Anniversary Weekend in Cooperstown. Tickets are slated to go sale at 10am on Friday (April 25). Advance tickets are $35; additional $15 for overnight camping.

And the Old Crow Medicine Show returns to Ommegang at 7pm on Sunday, August 3. Advance tickets are currently on sale priced at $35; additional $15 for overnight camping.

Real Good for FREE: Jazz On Jay Concert Series Announced

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The line-up of musicians have been announced for the free Jazz On Jay concert series. The lunchtime concerts will be held outdoors on Jay Street in Schenectady, except in case of inclement weather when the concert will move indoors to Apostrophe at Proctors.

The weekly concert series will run from early June through early September with an array of Local 518 jazz bands and musicians. All concerts will take place from 12noon-1:30pm on Thursdays.

Here’s the complete schedule of Jazz On Jay concerts for 2014:

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