“The Voice”: Nippertown Native Dani Moz Moves On to the Next Round

April 15th, 2014, 9:00 am by Greg

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Last night (Monday, April 14) during the second round of the Playoffs on NBC-TV’s singing competition “The Voice,” Nippertown native Dani Moz sat down at the grand piano and powered her way into the next LIVE round with a dramatic rendition of Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory.”

Stay tuned as Moz’s journey on “The Voice” continues…

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4/15/14: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

April 15th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Small Town Gossip @ the Marketplace Cafe, Pittsfield. Splitting time between his home in North Carolina and Los Angeles, Steven Hall performs his songs under the name Small Town Gossip and steals his audience with his warm baritone voice and seamless folk-guitar playing. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: MVP Free Noontime Organ Concert @ Proctors, Schenectady. Bill Hubert tickles Goldie… 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Shadowland @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. In the wake of last night’s lunar eclipse, the Howlin’ Cabin Fever concert series continues… 7pm. $5.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. The week-long Albany Word Fest celebration continues with a stop at the Low Beat, as the poetry slam continues with the return of the Haiku Battle with featured poet DDE the Slammer. 7pm. $5; $3 students

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC/MORE: Open Mic @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Cameron Melville, C. Ryder Cooley & Hazel host one of Nippertown’s most unusual and varied open mics. 6:30pm sign-up; 7pm show. FREE.

LIVE: Rebel Darling @ Caffe Lena, 4/6/14

April 14th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg

Video by Tom Lindsay

Rebel Darling – featuring singer-songwriter M.R. Poulopoulos and friends – shared the stage with the Nellies at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs recently for a special Sunday afternoon benefit concert for the Amanda’s Journey Foundation.

Rebel Darling plays another special show at the Albany Public Library at 7pm on Wednesday (April 16), when they perform Poulopoulos’ “The Albany Cycle: Songs Inspired by William Kennedy Novels.” Part book discussion, part music performance, the evening promises to be a one-of-a-kind event, and the first of a new discussion series from the Music Reading Group, featuring works of literature that have inspired works of song. Admission is free.

Times Union Center Concert Postponed & Relocated…

April 14th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg

The Verge Campus Spring Tour – featuring EDM trio Krewella with Logic and Radical Something – was originally scheduled to land at the Times Union Center in Albany on Thursday (April 17), but that ain’t gonna happen.

The show has been postponed til 8pm on Thursday, May 1, where it will take place at Albany’s Washington Avenue Armory.

All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new event and location. Refunds are available at the place of purchase.

SPAC Announces Another New Concert

April 14th, 2014, 2:00 pm by Greg

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Donald Fagen and Walter Becker will lead Steely Dan into the spotlight at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center when their Jamalot Ever After tour comes to Saratoga Springs on Sunday, August 31.

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Oldcastle Theatre Has an Enticing Slate of Summer Theatre Planned [Berkshire ]

April 14th, 2014, 1:00 pm by Sara
Bennington has much to offer at night including some fine restaurants and great theatre.

Bennington has much to offer at night including some fine restaurants and great theatre.

The Oldcastle Theatre Company has chosen four plays and a musical as their offerings for 2014, and all five choices intrigue. The musical is My Fair Lady, the Lerner and Lowe classic, retelling the story of an uneducated flower girl and her autocratic linguistics professor. The professor is sure he can turn her into a perfect lady who will fool even the most discerning member of the aristocracy.

We’ll let you read the recaps of the other plays below, all superb choices. It will be interesting to see who Oldcastle casts as Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which is a tale whose twists and turns of life in the steamy south that never fails to draw the audience in.

For those of us in the Northern Berkshires, Bennington, VT is just next door, and both the Dorset Theatre Festival and Weston Playhouse are just a bit further. There’s great theatre tucked inside our nearby rolling mountains.

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage.

MOVE Music Festival Announces Complete Schedule

April 14th, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg
The Charlie Watts Riots

The Charlie Watts Riots

The MOVE Music Festival takes over nearly a dozen venues in 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 going to be a real challenge to see and hear all the bands that you want to see.

The fest has finally revealed the performance schedule of who’s playing where and when, so now’s the time to try to plan your musical travels for the day…

Here’s the complete schedule for the 2014 MOVE Music Festival:

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Palace Theatre Announces New Rock Show

April 14th, 2014, 11:00 am by Greg

The Palace Theatre has just added a new hard-hitting rock show to its summer concert calendar.

Josh Homme and Queens of the Stone Age roar into Albany’s Palace Theatre on Sunday, July 13, in support of their recently released Matador Records’ album, …Like Clockwork. Brody Dalle – of the Distillers and Spinerette (and who happens to be Homme’s wife, too) – opens the show at 8pm. Priced at $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50, tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Saturday (April 19).

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