Posts Tagged ‘Theatre’

Comin’ Soon…

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

We already wrote about the biggest new concert announcement of the week, so if you missed it, go here to find out more about Ray Davies coming into The Egg in Albany next month.

Meanwhile, Cherish the Ladies bring their Celtic sounds to The Egg in Albany on Tuesday, December 8. Their appearance is a benefit concert for the Irish American Heritage Museum.

The Linda has a couple of free shows on tap, including a Quadricentennial concert with the Barefoot Boys and the Hudson River Ramblers (Friday, November 6) and the West Point Band Jazz Knights (Thursday, December 3). They’ll also push the chairs out of the way to make room for a dance floor when the soulful Solid Smoke rolls in for a dance party salute to 50 years of Motown music on Saturday, November 21.

The Joey Thomas Big Band featuring vocalists Bob Father and Mia Scirocco present a special Veterans Day concert, “Big Band Treasures of World War II,” at the Spa Little Theatre in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, November 11.


Weekday Happenings

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Rejoice, boys & girls, moms & dads! You live in Nippertown, where you don’t have to wait for the weekend for good things to happen.

Here are a few suggestions of things to do during the next couple of days:

Social Distortion with the Strangers, Middle Class Rut @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
Communal Drone Night @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy (FREE)
Renaissance with Jann Klose @ The Egg, Albany
Kate Voegele with Green River Ordinance @ Revolution Hall, Troy
Opening night of “The Color Purple” @ Proctors, Schenectady

The Dave Brubeck Quartet @ St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany
“Dancing on the Air” with Jay Ungar & Molly Mason @ The Linda, Albany
Opening night of “The Seafarer” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany
“Silent Film Spectacular!”: “The Lost World” with music by Beware! The Other Head of Science @ Albany Public Library, Albany (FREE)
“Live from the Living Room” poetry reading with Jason Crane @ the Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Albany

Don’t Be Here Now: R. Kelly Cancelled

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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).

LIVE: Faust @ Proctors, 9/30/09

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Werner “Zappi” Diermaier, electric sander virtuoso

Werner “Zappi” Diermaier, electric sander virtuoso

Ho hum.

Another legendary 1970s German experimental rock band armed with a cement mixer and power sanders. Why don’t we ever get a chance to see something different in this town?


Comin’ soon…

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Thomas, of Hammer Of The Gods, doing his very best Robert Plant

Thomas, of Hammer Of The Gods, doing his very best Robert Plant

Heads up! Country music legend George Jones is headed into the Glens Falls Civic Center on Tuesday, November 17. Meanwhile, comedian-ventriloquist Jeff Dunham has added a second show at GFCC on Saturday, October 24. In addition to his previously announced 8pm show, he will also serve up a 3pm performance that same day.

Some newly announced concerts at The Egg in Albany include Renaissance with Jann Klose (Tuesday, October 13), the Robert Cray Band (Friday, November 6), Al Di Meola’s World Sinfonia (Saturday, January 30). Tickets go on sale to the general public of Friday, September 18. Also recently added, Hammer of the Gods will be whipping out their best Led Zeppelin impersonation at The Egg on Saturday, March 13. And the Infamous Stringdusters have been added as the opening act for the Del McCoury Band on Sunday, November 15.


Real Good for Free: Albany Jazz Festival, 9/12/09

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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.

For free.

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…

The Five Best Concerts of the Summer

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

OK, here are the rules for Five Best Concerts of the Summer. There are no rules for Five Best Concerts of the Summer.

Got it?
Hit the comment button below, and let’s hear from ya.

Here’s our list:


Be Here Now: “Andy Warhol’s Blood for Dracula” @ Proctors, 8/20/09

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Now look, we don’t want to be overstating the obvious, but honestly, how often to you get the opportunity to see an Andy Warhol film on a big screen?

Right. Never.

Which is exactly why it’s worth shuffling over to Proctors’ GE Theatre at 8pm on Thursday, August 20 to catch the babes, the blood and the blasphemy of “Andy Warhol’s Blood for Dracula,” directed by Paul Morrissey (NSFW).

The final summer offering from the fine (but obviously very twisted) folks at It Came From Schenectady, this 1974 flick epitomizes their summer film series title, “Strange Films for Curious People.”

Use it or lose it, people.

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