October 21st, 2009, 12:19 pm by Greg
August 25th, 2009, 10:54 am by Greg
Let’s see now…
There’s lots of great music.
It helps raise money for the American Cancer Society.
And there’s ice cream involved.
OK, count us in.
On Saturday (October 24) both Nippertown locations of Emack and Bolio’s (366 Delaware Ave., Albany and Town Center Plaza, 1704 Western Ave., Guilderland) are hosting “Ice Cream that Rocks,” an all-day benefit show for the American Cancer Society.
Nearly two dozen musical acts will be participating in the event, which begins at 12noon and continues straight through til at least 10pm.
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August 12th, 2009, 1:55 pm by Greg
Despite ticket prices that ranged from $50 to $150, the benefit concert by former 10,000 Maniacs frontwoman Natalie Merchant at the intimate 1848 Shaker Meeting House in Colonie sold out in just a few hours when they went on sale last Saturday.
So, now a second concert has been added. The sold-out concert takes place at 1:30pm on Sunday, September 27, and Ms. Merchant will now also perform another show at 5pm the same day.
Tickets for the second concert are currently on sale, and prices remain the same. Shelving Rock will open, and proceeds will once again benefit the Shaker Heritage Society.
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.