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Win FREE Tickets to Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show returns to Proctors in Schenectady on Saturday night (February 28), and the headliner this time around is comedian-actor-writer James Goff, whose takes on parenthood, race and pop culture have propelled him to appearances on AXS-TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” Comedy Central’s “Open Mic Fight” and regular appearances on SiriusXM Radio’s comedy channels.

Opening the show will be Local 516 laughmakers Ethan Ullman and Thomas Attila Lewis.

Tickets are $15, and be warned – Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show frequently sells out.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show. To enter, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (February 27), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

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Win FREE Tickets to This Weekend’s Bridge Jazz Festival

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
The Marcus Roberts Trio

The Marcus Roberts Trio

Two nights. Two different venues. Six diverse jazz bands heating up this long, cold winter… This weekend the inaugural Bridge Jazz Festival takes over the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Friday and the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts on Saturday.

FRIDAY (FEBRUARY 27), 7:30pm
at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
Featuring the Marcus Roberts Trio, the Anat Cohen Quartet and Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard
Tickets: $28, $36 & $42; $15 Test Drive tickets are also available to people who have not previously purchased tickets to the Hall.

SATURDAY (FEBRUARY 28), 6pm
at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany
Featuring the Fred Hersch Trio, Cécile McLorin Savant and Gretchen Parlato/Alan Hampton Duo
Tickets: $40; $30 students

All-festival tickets are also available for both nights priced at $60; $40 students.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE ALL-FESTIVAL TICKETS – that’s two tickets to Friday AND Saturday night. To enter, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (February 27), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck!

Here’s more about the musicians:

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Win FREE Tickets to Celebration of Rhythm at Proctors on Thursday

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Veena Chandra

Veena Chandra of North Indian Music

Proctors’ GE Theatre in Schenectady is gearing up for its second annual Celebration of Rhythm Concert Series curated by Local 518 percussionist-around-town Brian Melick. The series kicks off at 7:30pm on Thursday (February 26) with a globe-hopping musical journey that stretches from India to Jamaica.

The internationally flavored homegrown musical talents slated to be showcased on Thursday are North Indian Music featuring the mother-son sitar-and-tabla duo of Veena and Devesh Chandra, as well as Robanic with the Caribbean Sound led by Aston “Robot” Ellis.

Tickets to the general admission concert are $15.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show. To enter, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Wednesday (February 25), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Wednesday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Robanic

Robanic with the Caribbean Sound

Win FREE Tickets to Michael Eck’s Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert at The Linda on Friday

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Michael Eck

Michael Eck

Photograph by Tom Lindsay

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and roots music scholar Michael Eck pays to to the great Woody Guthrie with a concert celebrating the 75th anniversary of the people’s national anthem, “This Land Is Your Land.”

The “This Land Is Your Land at 75″ tribute concert takes place at at 8pm on Friday (February 20) at The Linda in Albany, where Eck curates the American Roots concert series. Eck – a member of such roots bands as Ramblin Jug Stompers, Lost Radio Rounders, Frank Jaklitsch & Friends and the Berkshire Ramblers, as well as the punk band the Plague – will play a solo show featuring Woody Guthrie favorites with an emphasis on material from Guthrie’s New York City days.

Tickets are available online and at the door for $12.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away two pairs of FREE TICKETS to the show. To enter, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (February 20), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winners, who have been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to Roomful of Teeth @ Proctors on Wednesday

Friday, February 6th, 2015

The stated mission of the adventurous, eight member, a cappella ensemble Roomful of Teeth is to “mine the expressive potential of the human voice.” And that means incorporating yodels, grunts, audible exhalations, whistling, drones, Tuvan throat singing and all other techniques from a wide variety of musical traditions from all around the globe.

Obviously, they’ve been doing pretty well. Two years ago, one of the ensemble’s members, Caroline Shaw, won the Pulitzer Prize for her 25-minute composition, “Partita for Eight Voices,” which RoT had recorded on their self-titled debut album for New Amsterdam Records. Then last year that same album was honored with the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.

Led by founder and director Brad Wells, who also teaches at Williams College in Williamstown, the ensemble is headed into Proctors in Schenectady at 7:30pm on Wednesday (February 11). Tickets are $35.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show. To enter, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Tuesday (February 10), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Tuesday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck!

Who Wants FREE Tickets?

Friday, February 6th, 2015

What’s your pleasure? Pop music? Alt rock? Hip-hop? Show tunes? Local music? Comedy?

If you’re looking for something to do on Saturday night, have we got a deal for you!

Nippertown is giving away FREE TICKETS to four different shows – count ‘em, 4 – that are all taking place around town on Saturday night (February 7). So if you haven’t entered yet, well, what are you waiting for? Save the wear and tear on your wallet, and treat yourself (and someone special) to a night out on the town, courtesy of Nippertown. (You’re welcome.) The deadline to enter for all four giveaways is 12noon TODAY (February 6), so don’t delay.

Here’s what’s on the ticket giveaway platter this week from your good buddies at Nippertown:

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Win FREE Tickets to Comedian/Rapper Awkwafina @ Proctors on Saturday

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

She’s the foremost female Asian comedy rapper.

She’s a graduate of UAlbany.

And she’s coming to Proctors’ GE Theatre at 8pm on Saturday (February 7) to perform her thoroughly offbeat and often hilarious songs.

She’s Awkwafina!

Currently a cast member on the mega-popular hit MTV comedy series, “Girl Code,” Awkwafina recently performed as part of Festival Supreme, the epic music & comedy festival curated by Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass. Starting with the success of her first comedy rap music video, “My Vag,” in 2012, she has continued to release new songs and music videos, releasing her debut album, Yellow Ranger, last year.

Local 518 comedian Ethan Ullman opens the show.

Tickets for Awkwafina’s show are $20. There are also a limited number of $30 VIP tickets available, which include a post-show meet-and-greet with Awkwafina, complete with a photo op and autographed poster.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show. To enter, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (February 6), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to Linda Eder @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Since first blowing the roof off the theater in her starring role in the Broadway musical “Jekyll & Hyde,” powerhouse vocalist Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire has expanded to include standards, pop, country and jazz tunes. And now she’s bringing her exceptional vocal talents and wide-ranging repertoire to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 8pm on Saturday (February 7).

Eder has recorded 14 solo albums highlightly her abundant vocal gifts, as well as her skill for delivering dramatic, emotionally resonant interpretations of familiar songs and making them her own. She has performed for capacity crowds around the world, and her concerts have been televised on Bravo and PBS-TV.

Her latest CD, Linda Live, was recorded at Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs this past summer in front of a sold-out audience. Recently released to rave reviews, the new album features a rich songbag that stretches from Irving Berlin (“Blue Skies”) to ABBA (“Fernando”).

Tickets for Linda Eder’s concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 8pm Saturday (February 7) are on sale now, priced at $32, $37 & $47.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the concert. To enter, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (February 6), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

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