October 8th, 2009, 8:31 am by Greg
September 23rd, 2009, 1:01 pm by Greg
The R. Kelly concert – originally scheduled for the Palace Theatre in Albany on Saturday night – has been cancelled. Ticketholders – both of you – can obtain refunds at the place of purchase.
It’s been quite the big week for cancellations. In addition to R. Kelly, other cancellations include Ged Foley and Lawson at Old Songs in Voorheesville (scheduled for tonight), Bobcat Goldthwait at Proctors in Schenectady (on Friday night) and Placebo at Northern Lights in Clifton Park (on Saturday).
September 11th, 2009, 10:44 am by Greg
Here are a few newly announced shows that you might want to add to your personal concert calendar:
Up in Saratoga Springs, Caffe Lena
has a bountiful harvest of concerts on tap in October, highlighted by jazz master Mose Allison
(Sunday, October 4), guitar virtuoso Peppino D’Agostino
(Friday, October 9), the double-bill of Bread & Bones
(Friday, October 16) and singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis
(Sunday, October 25). But the big show of the month promises to be a very special “Celebration of the Life of Lena Spencer” on Sunday, October 11, hosted by Addie & Olin-Unleashed!
and featuring performances by Terri Huxtable & Liz Hood
, Frank Orsini & Peter Davis
, Linda Schrade & David Kiphuth
, Greg Clarke
and George Ward
Popmeister Pete Yorn – whose duet album with Scarlett Johansson, “Break Up,” was recently released on Atco Records – makes a tour stop at The Egg on Wednesday, November 4.
The University at Albany has a pair of notable concerts on its back-to-school schedule this fall. Jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney brings his quintet into the UAlbany Campus Center Ballroom on Friday, September 25. And there’s a big double-bill with Girl Talk and Reel Big Fish slated for Thursday, November 5 on campus, but unfortunately that one’s a students-only affair.
Davy Jones (left) and Peter Noone
In this corner, it’s British cutie Peter Noone
of Herman’s Hermits. And in this corner, it’s cuddly toy Davy Jones
of the Monkees. yes, it’s a Trans-Atlantic Battle of the ’60s Teen Heart-Throbs at the Sixties Spectacular concert on the Mainstage at Proctors
in Schenectady on Saturday, March 27. Rounding out the bill are the Grassroots
featuring Rob Grill and American Cafe
led by Trish Anderson.
Tribute band the Pink Floyd Experience returns to the Palace Theatre in Albany on Saturday, February 20.
And straight outta the wilds of Duluth, Minnesota comes the bluegrass ‘n’ more band Trampled by Turtles. They’ll land at the Ale House in Troy on Saturday, October 17.
September 8th, 2009, 2:02 pm by Greg
It’s been known as the Albany Jazz Festival.
It’s also been named the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival.
But apparently now it’s got yet another new name – the Albany All America City Jazz Festival.
Whatever you call it, it’s a great day for Nippertown jazz fans – a full day of jazz performances at Albany’s Riverfront Park in the Corning Preserve beginning at 12:30pm on Saturday, September 12.
Here’s the line-up:
12:30pm: The Lee Shaw Trio featuring Rich Syracuse (bass) and Jeff Siegel (drums)
1:45pm: The Dan Loomis Quartet
3:15pm: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
4:45pm: Lizz Wright
6:15pm: The Joe Lovano Us Five featuring James Weidman (piano), Cameron Brown (bass), Matt Wilson (drums) and Francisco Mela (drums)
In case of rain, the festival will move indoors to the Palace Theatre.
And immediately following the festival, the Lee Shaw Trio will host a jam session at 74 State in Albany from 8:30-11:30pm. Don’t be surprised if several of the festival performers show up to sit in…
August 11th, 2009, 10:15 am by Greg
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May 15th, 2009, 2:44 pm by Greg
Just how hungry or thirsty are you as you head into the big rock show? Well, maybe it all depends on how much money you’ve got in your wallet. Or perhaps more importantly – which Nippertown concert venue you’re at.
Having visited SPAC, the Palace Theatre and the Times Union Center for pop concerts recently, we were struck by the considerable difference in prices at the concession stands.
Here are a few of the numbers that turned up during our latest price checks:
TIMES UNION CENTER: $2/$3/$3.75
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.50/$4/$5
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.50
TIMES UNION CENTER: $4.50
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.75/$5
TIMES UNION CENTER: $2.75
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.50
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.50
TIMES UNION CENTER: $2.25
Big kudos go out to Nippertown acoustic soul sensation Sean Rowe. After banging around for years and wowing listeners with that unmistakable voice of his, Rowe’s new album, “Magic” on Collar City Records, has turned out to be quite aptly titled.
At least he’s getting the opportunity to play his mesmerizing songs in front of larger crowds. Last month, on the evening before the disc was officially released, Rowe found him onstage at the Palace Theatre opening for the Doobie Brothers.
Now Rowe has landed another big-theater concert. In a more appropriate musical match, the “Magic” man will be opening for Boz Scaggs at The Egg at 8pm Monday, June 22.