The Egg in Albany has announced yet another batch of upcoming concerts, including guitarist and former NY Yankee Bernie Williams on Saturday, October 2 ($24.50, $29.50, $34.50); Celtic vocalist Mary Black on Sunday, November 7 ($24.50, $29.50, $34.50), jug band torchbearers Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur on Thursday, November 11 ($28) and the funky, acoustic soul combo the subdudes on Saturday, November 20 ($34.50). Tix for all four shows go on sale on Wednesday, July 21.
Meanwhile, the Mexican acoustic guitar duo of Rodrigo y Gabriela have also been added to the calendar at The Egg in Albany. They’ll be making their Nippertown debut at 8pm on Tuesday, October 12. Priced at $44.50 and $49.50, tix are slated to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday, July 23.
New shows coming up at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock: Tracy Bonham celebrates the release of her new album, “Masts of Manhattan,” with a concert at 9pm on Friday, August 6. Tix are $15. Guitarist-keyboardist-singer-songwriter Jackie Greene – who’s toured with everyone from Buddy Guy to Elvis Costello to Willie Nelson – lands at Bearsville at 9pm on Tuesday, August 10 in support of his latest album, “Giving Up the Ghost.” Tix are $20.
Stand-up comic and star of the new FX TV series “Louie,” Louis C.K. grabs the spotlight at the Palace Theatre in Albany at 8pm on Saturday, October 23. Priced at $24.50, $34.50 and $44.50, tix go on sale to the general public at 10am on Monday (July 19).
As we announced previously, soulful, blusey singer-songwriter Shannon McNally and her band Hot Sauce are headed into Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Thursday, August 19 in support of her new album, “Coldwater.” But if you can’t make it then, it looks like she’ll also be stepping into the spotlight at Club Helsinki Hudson the next night – Friday, August 20. Tix in Hudson are $15.
The Stone River Boys will be ramblin’ into the Ale House in Troy at 8pm on Sunday, October 24 in support of their latest album, “Love On the Dial.” Tix are $20.
In case you missed it: As we announced late last week, Nickelback is returning to the Times Union Center at 6:15pm on Wednesday, September 22. Opening will be Three Days Grace and Buckcherry. You have been warned…
If you were fortunate enough to catch Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba in performance at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy back in March, then I certainly don’t have to say anything more. Read our review here. And please be aware that Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba are headed into the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton at 7pm on Sunday, August 1. A few of the other many new worthwhile shows on the Iron Horse calendar include Beth Orton (Monday, August 16); the Allan Holdsworth Trio (Friday, September 24); Van Dyke Parks (Friday, October 1) and Uncle Earl (Wednesday, October 16).
Also over in Northampton, a couple of new shows have been added to the schedule at the Calvin Theater – Little Feat on Friday, October 1, and Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion Tour on Thursday, October 21. Tix for both shows go on sale on Friday.
And Canadian alt-country singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards is still scheduled to perform at the Calvin Theater on a co-bill with Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys on Tuesday (July 20), but her headline performance at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock next Wednesday (July 21) has been canceled.
On June 3, the Ike Reilly Assassination roared into Valentine’s Music Hall and uncorked a real rock and roll show. The kind that had Reilly with a can of beer in his hand down on his knees howling like a true Golden God of Rock as the entire audience jumped up and down, danced their butts off and shouted along at the top of their lungs. Unfortunately, the sum total of folks in the audience was two dozen, but some of them had driven from Syracuse and Massachusetts to see Reilly in action. You weren’t there – I know, I took names. Please don’t make the same mistake again when Reilly and his band return on Thursday, August 5.
New shows on the calendar at Northern Lights in Clifton Park include Dirty Heads on Thursday, August 26 ($15 in advance; on sale at 10am Saturday); Bleeding Through on Monday, September 20 ($15), with After the Burial, For Today, the World Alive and Stray From the Path.
Cancelled: The “Concert & Rodeo for a Cure” featuring Jamie Lee Thurston and Renee Lussier & Branchwater, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, July 17 at the Double M Arena in Malta, has been “indefinitely postponed” due to lack of ticket sales. The event was a benefit for the Northeastern NY Affiliate of Susan G. Koman for a Cure.