Real Good for FREE: Performing Arts Family Series @ Clifton Common

July 23rd, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg

Performing Arts Family Series
Clifton Common, Clifton Park
7pm on Wednesdays
Admission, of course, is FREE.

Tonight (Wednesday, July 23)
Seth & the Moody Melix: Join the Local 518 children’s band for a fun and exciting multi-cultural musical experience designed not only to entertain, but also to educate.

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Two More New Shows Announced for The Egg

July 23rd, 2014, 9:01 am by Greg
Chris D’Elia

Chris D’Elia

On Monday, it was comedian Carly Aquilino

On Tuesday, it was Chris Isaak

Now, The Egg has announced two more two shows… the third and fourth of the week, and it’s only Wednesday.

Comedian Chris D’Elia – the star of the NBC-TV sitcom “Undateable” and former co-star on “Whitney” – will step into the spotlight at The Egg at 8pm on Thursday, September 25. Priced at $30, tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday (July 25).

And there are more laughs in store at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 16 when the Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy – featuring Vic DiBitetto, Sam Fedele, Freddy Proia and Frank Santorelli – take over. Tickets are $40, $50 & $60.

7/23/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

July 23rd, 2014, 8:07 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Baseball Project @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A true all-star team featuring Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Linda Pitmon playing odes to the Great American Pastime. Yes, it’s the world where REM meets RBIs… 8pm. $18.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Rock Star Mayhem @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Four stages. 21 bands. One headbangin’ good time. Headliners by Main Stage bands Trivium (6:30pm), Asking Alexandria (7:15pm), Korn (8:15pm) and Avenging Sevenfold (9:45pm). Music starts at 1pm.

MUSIC: Quickstep Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Fiddle tunes, folk songs and fancy footwork from the southern Appalachians to the northern Adirondacks featuring John Kirk and Sara Milonovich (fiddles), Trish Miller (banjo), Greg Anderson (guitar) & Ed Lowman (bass). 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

READING: Rick Moody @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute’s reading series continues. With Tom Healy. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Chris Bergson @ Shepard Park, Lake George. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info… UPDATE: Due to the weather, this concert has been moved to King Neptune’s Pub.

MUSIC: Melvin Seals & JGB @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. $20; $25 if under 21.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ NaNola, Malta. 7:30pm.

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LIVE: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, 7/17/14

July 22nd, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg
Nickel Creek at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (photo by Dave Weiland)

Nickel Creek at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (photo by Dave Weiland)

Review by Bokonon
Photograph by Dave Weiland

Thursday night at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is usually something of a warm-up. That doesn’t mean it’s any lesser quality, simply that the biggest names tend to hit Friday and Saturday evening. Not so for 2014. The 25th Anniversary Reunion of Nickel Creek was easily the biggest news of the fest, and deservedly so.

Chris Thile and Sean and Sara Watkins, who evidently started picking in the womb, were long favorites of the fest, wowing everyone with their prodigious skills and raw youth. The trio is older now, sort of, with Sean topping out at a whopping 37 and the other two checking in at a withered and wizened (not!) 33.

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Song o’ the Week: Great Mutations’ “Vessel”

July 22nd, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg

The Troy-based pop-rock trio Great Mutations – featuring drummer Ian White, bassist Mitchell Masterson and singer-guitarist Matthew Thouin – will be celebrating the release of their debut album, Cheap Stuff, with a party and performance at the Low Beat in Albany on Friday (July 25). The evening’s festivities are slated to kick off at 8pm with the Firs and Hammer Hawk. Admission is $5.

Real Good for FREE: Stony Creek’s Music in the Park

July 22nd, 2014, 2:00 pm by Greg
The Starline Rhythm Boys

The Starline Rhythm Boys

The Music in the Park Concert Series is churning out plenty of top-notch music this summer season at the Town Park in Stony Creek. The concerts take place at 7pm on Tuesdays in the park pavilion, rain or shine.

Here’s the upcoming line-up of bands for the 2014 season:

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James and Keira Naughton Preparing for Premiere of “Cedars” [Berkshire on Stage]

July 22nd, 2014, 1:00 pm by Sara
James Naughton stars in Cedars at the Berkshire Theatre Group.

James Naughton stars in Cedars at the Berkshire Theatre Group.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents James Naughton in the world premiere of Cedars at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge. Opening night is Saturday (July 26) at 8pm; preview performances begin on Wednesday (July 23) at 8pm and the production closes Saturday, August 9 at 8pm.

In this world premiere, two-time Tony Award-winner James Naughton takes the stage as Gabe in Eric Tarloff’s one-man comedy, a raw and witty exploration of an estranged father-son relationship. Cedars is directed by Naughton’s daughter, Keira Naughton, who is a long-time BTG artist. She has acted in productions including: Birthday Boy, Macbeth, Faith Healer and The Book Club Play and most recently directed a stage adaptation of Roman Fever by Edith Wharton which featured Kim Taylor and BTG’s Artistic Director, Kate Maguire in 2013.

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New Concert Announced for Washington Avenue Armory

July 22nd, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg

They’re calling it simply “The World Tour.” Co-headlining headbangers Pierce the Veil and Sleeping With Sirens are headed out on a global assault, and along the way, they’ll be making a tour stop at Albany’s Washington Avenue Armory at 7pm on Friday, November 21. Beartooth and This Wild Life are slated to perform in the support slots.

Advance tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Saturday (July 26) priced at $27.50. Ticket prices will be $32 on the day of the show.

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