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Win FREE Tickets to Dopapod @ Putnam Den on Thursday!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

With their genre-bending blend of funk, jazz, trance, soul, Afro-beat and prog rock, the Brooklyn-based Dopapod has been touring nationally playing 150-plus shows a year for the last three years. Their rigorous tour schedule has seen the young, yet seasoned group make appearances at numerous festivals including Gathering of the Vibes, Camp Bisco, Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Peach Fest, Burning Man, Bear Creek, Catskill Chill and more. And along the way, their electrifying live showcase has been cultivating a fast-growing and loyal fan base.

In support of their third studio album, Redivider, Dopapod’s current road trip finds the band making a stop at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on Thursday (April 24). And opening the show is the fast-rising, funk-tastic groove/rockin’ band Aqueous. Showtime is 9:30pm, and tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door; with an additional $5 surcharge at the door if under 21.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! Thanks to our pals at Nectar’s Presents, 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 Thursday (April 24), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck!

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Win FREE Tickets to Great Guitars @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

One big night…
Four great guitarists…
Twenty-four sparkling strings…

On Saturday night (April 19), the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is hosting a concert that lives up to its name – Great Guitars, featuring four of the leading acoustic guitarists of their generation.

Combining Martin Taylor’s award-winning finger style with Frank Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique, Vinny Raniolo’s energetic playing and Peppino D’Agostino’s classically-inspired artistry, this evening will feature solo, duet, trio, and quartet performances by four masters of the acoustic guitar. Together, they will present an evening of virtuosity, humor and musical fireworks. The show begins at 8pm on Saturday, and tickets are available, priced at $20, $22, $28 & $34.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! 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 (April 18), 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 See “The Blues Brothers” @ the Palace Theatre on Monday!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Jake (John Belushi) and Elwood (Dan Ackroyd) are on a mission from God, and they’re gettin’ the old band back together again in the classic rockin’ 1980 film, “The Blues Brothers,” with star-time cameos from such R&B greats as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway and Ray Charles.

And you can catch all the action on the big screen at Albany’s Palace Theatre at 7pm on Monday (April 21). Tickets are $5; $3 for children.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! 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 Monday (April 21), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Monday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to “America’s Test Kitchen” Live at the Palace Theatre on Sunday

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Christopher Kimball, host of America's Test Kitchen

Christopher Kimball, host of America’s Test Kitchen

The Palace Theatre is gonna be cookin’ on Sunday… literally.

Yes, the live version of the popular PBS-TV cooking show, “America’s Test Kitchen,” takes over downtown Albany’s Palace Theatre at 3pm on Sunday (April 13), host Christopher Kimball and Dan Souza (ATK test cook and senior editor of Cook’s Illustrated) step out of the studio kitchen and onto the Palace stage to fire up a variety of cooking demos, tests and plenty more fun for foodies.

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Win FREE Tickets to See Luisa Maita @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

She’s
sultry…
sensuous…
seductive…

Born in São Paulo, Luisa Maita’s captivating music has a contemporary vibe that includes influences from alt-pop and down-tempo electronic music layered over an acoustic foundation deeply rooted in samba, bossa nova and Brazilian pop music.

Hailed by NPR as “The New Voice of Brazil,” Maita is in the midst of a short, two-week American tour thht began at Lincoln Center and includes a concert at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy on Sunday (March 30) evening in support of her enchanting debut solo album, Lero-Lero.

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Win FREE Tickets to See Mikaela Davis & Banshee Tree @ Red Square on Thursday

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Mikaela Davis is a singer-songwriter from Rochester. But don’t expect the usual guitar strumming or piano plunking from her. Davis’ instrument of choice is the harp.

Currently studying at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, Davis began harp lessons at the age of eight, and her musical career has continued to blossom ever since. But her classical music background is only the beginning. There’s more to the multiple music award winner… She’s also a fine songwriter and vocalist, blending influences from Tori Amos and Cowboy Junkies to trance and Ravel.

Davis is headed into Red Square in Albany at 9pm on Thursday (March 27) in support of her new EP Fortune Teller, and she’s bringing along Alex Coté on drums and percussion, as well as Cian McCarthy on guitar, sitar and keys. Opening the show is Banshee Tree featuring Tom LaFond and Kalyn Penbridge. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! 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 Thursday (March 27), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE TICKETS to the Phantoms @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre on Saturday

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
The Phantoms

The Phantoms

A cappella kingpins the Phantoms are based just down the road in Woodstock, but the vocal powerhouse group has never been featured in concert in Albany. Fortunately, that’s about to change when the Phantoms step into the spotlight and up to the microphones at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre at 8pm on Saturday (March 22).

Whether you’re a fan of classic street-corner doo-wop, Manhattan Transfer-style vocalese or the current batch of vocal reality shows like “The Sing Off,” the Phantoms’ classic harmonies cover it all.

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Win FREE TICKETS to JD McPherson @ the Ale House

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
JD McPherson

JD McPherson

JD McPherson roars into the Ale House in Troy for a two-night stand this weekend – Sunday & Monday, March 2&3. This is Mardi Gras week, of course, and if anybody knows how to throw a party, it’s JD McPherson and his merry roots-rockin’ band.

With the rollicking single “Fire Bug” leading the way, McPherson’s 2012 Rounder Records album, Signs & Signifiers, thrust the Oklahoma rocker into the national spotlight, and soon he was everywhere from “The Late Show With David Letterman” to Bonnaroo. In his Nippertown debut last summer, the intimate Ale House was so jam-packed that the crowds spilled out onto the sidewalk where they danced and peered through the windows to watch McPherson tear it up.

This time around, the folks at the Ale House are wisely bringing McPherson and band back for two nights. Showtime is 8pm on Sunday and Monday (March 2&3), and admission is $15.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to Sunday’s show and another pair of tickets to Monday’s show. That’s right, two winners and two chances to win. So if you want to win a pair of FREE TICKETS to one of these shows, just post a comment below telling us which show you want to see. 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 28), and the winners 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.

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