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Sully Erna and Godsmack
Those of us who had been jonesing for a summer feast of heavy metal had to look no further than the Q-Ruption extravaganza, which took over the Saratoga Performing Arts Center recently.
Heavy metal poster boys Godsmack headlined the ear-splitting mini-fest with Five Finger Death Punch, Skillet, Sick Puppies, Egypt Central and Nippertown’s own battle-of-the-bands winners Selfish Needy Creatures, opening up the Friday evening festivities.
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Grateful Dead concert re-creationists the Dark Star Orchestra
step into the spotlight at the Palace Theatre
in Albany on Friday, November 6. (Which means that Nov. 6 is shaping up as a battle of the tribute bands – with Beatles homage combo 1964 The Tribute at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall going head-to-head with DSO.)
While Dark Star Orchestra have climbed up the ladder from clubs to concert halls, second generation reggae star Ziggy Marley is headed in the other direction – at least for a fall tour that includes a stop at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Tuesday, September 15. Just earlier this summer Marley was co-headlining SPAC with 311.
Also at Northern Lights, a thoroughly smashing show with Five Finger Death Punch, 2 Cents, OTEP, Shadows Fall and Burning Human (meaning double duty for drummer Jason Bittner) on Tuesday, October 6. Tix go on sale at 10am Saturday, August 15.
New shows on the upcoming calendar at The Egg in Albany include the new acoustic music of Peter Rowan and Tony Rice (Sunday, October 4), the reunion of Nippertown Celtic trio Donnybrook Fair (Thursday, March 11) and blues greats Johnny Winter and James Cotton (Friday, April 16).
A place where music-meets-dogs!: Blues queen Rory Block is playing a benefit concert for the Columbia-Greene Humane Society at St. James Church in Chatham on Friday, September 18.
Saxman Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe explodes at Revolution Hall in Troy on Thursday, October 29.