Two New Concerts @ Ommegang Brewery

April 23rd, 2013, 10:00 am by Greg

Grace Potter (photo by Martin Benjamin)

Grace Potter (photo by Martin Benjamin)

Out in Cooperstown, Brewery Ommegang – the home of great Belgian beer – has also been the home of some great outdoor music concerts since last summer. And they’re definitely carrying the tradition forward this summer, too. There had only been one concert announced so far for the 2013 season, but now there are two more big shows on the books… with more to come.

Thursday, July 25, 7pm
Gates open at 5pm
All ages
Tickets: $35 in advance; $40 at the gate
Camping: $10 in advance; $20 at the gate
On sale 10am on Friday (April 26)

with the London Souls
Friday, July 26, 7pm
Gates open at 5pm
All ages
Tickets: $45 in advance; $50 at the gate
Camping: $10 in advance; $20 at the gate
On sale 10am on Friday (April 26)

Previously announced for Brewery Ommegang:
Sunday, May 26: Old Crow Medicine Show


Live: The Black Crowes @ the Palace Theatre, 10/16/10

October 22nd, 2010, 3:01 pm by Greg

Wow, what a flashback.

I missed the first half of the Black Crowes’ show – the acoustic set – because I was checking out Laurie Anderson at EMPAC (that was a mind-spinning double-header of an evening, let me tell you), but by all reports, the acoustic half was even better than the later electric set. And the electric set was fabulous.

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Rich Robinson, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

October 13th, 2010, 2:01 pm by Greg

Rich Robinson“I can’t remember how old I was, but I think the first album that I actually bought was by Prince. ‘Dirty Mind.’ Some girl had already given my brother Chris the first Prince album with ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ on it.

My dad was a huge Parliament fan, so we grew up loving Parliament/Funkadelic, Sly & the Family Stone and all that stuff. Then we started listening to Prince and the Time. I think that the first concert that Chris ever went to was Kool & the Gang and a band called Slave. The first concert I went to was Cameo with a guy named O’Bryan opening for them.

But also around that same time, I got way into AC/DC. I loved AC/DC. The first AC/DC album I bought was ‘If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It,’ the live record. I bought it because Angus was being impaled by his guitar on the cover. I thought that was so cool. I was like 10 or 11 years old or something like that.”

Guitarist Rich Robinson, his brother vocalist Chris Robinson and the rest of the Black Crowes wing their way into the Palace Theatre in Albany at 8pm on Friday. The tour – the band’s last before taking a lengthy hiatus – is dubbed “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys” and promises a three-hour marathon concert featuring a 90-minute acoustic set followed by a 90-minute, fully plugged-in, rockin’ set. Tix are $42.50.

Related story: The Black Crowes Remember QE2

Photo by Denise O’Hara made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 2.0 license.

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