What a great odd-couple musical pairing – Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby. He’s the iconoclastic British veteran of the Stiff Records roster. She’s the woefully unsung heroine of the NYC indie pop scene and former member of the Shams. They made beautiful music together on their self-titled debut album collaboration, and now they’re back with their sophomore album, “Two-Way Family Favourites.” And their current tour will be bringing them to Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Tuesday, November 9. Color us excited…
The Boston-based Passion Pit is likely going to transform the Memorial Field House at Union College in Schenectady into one serious dance party on Wednesday, October 27. K. Flay opens the show. Unfortunately, it looks as though this show is open only to the campus community, so you might have to do some finagling to snag a ticket.
Country music stars Darryl Worley and Buddy Jewell headline the Red, White and Thank You Concert at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany at 7pm on Thursday, November 11, which just happens to be Veterans Day. Tix are $30 and $40; veterans get a $10 discount.
Unofficial: Although there’s been no official word yet regarding ticket prices or on-sale date, comedian Lisa Lampanelli has announced on her website that she’ll be making a tour stop at The Egg in Albany on Saturday, March 19. Stay tuned for details…
Susan Cowsill – yes, little Susan from the ’60s family pop band the Cowsills – is all grown up now, and she’s been making some beautiful music on her own. In support of her excellent new album, “Lighthouse,” Cowsill will be making a tour stop at the Colony Cafe in Woodstock at 8pm on Friday, October 22. Tix are $15.
Cancelled: The concert by acoustic blues queen Rory Block, which was originally scheduled for the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Thursday night, has been cancelled … The concert by Chris Brown – soul singer and Rhianna-beater – that was originally scheduled for Saturday, October 16 at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany has also been cancelled.
New shows lined up at Club Helsinki Hudson in Hudson include Williamstown blues guitarslinger Albert Cummings at 9pm on Friday, October 15; Latin dance band Sonando at 9pm on Saturday, October 16; acoustic blues singer-songwriter David Jacobs-Strain at 8pm on Sunday, October 17; and an evening of traditional Cuban music by Yunior Terry & the Cuban Classics at 9pm on Saturday, October 23.
Sold out: It looks like you’re out of luck if you don’t already have your tix to see Papa Roach with Skillet, Trapt and My Darkest Days at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Friday night. The show is officially sold out.
SRI Kirtan – the kirtan/chant duo of Sruti Ram (vocals and harmonium) and Ishwari (vocals and acoustic guitar) – will celebrate the release of their new CD, “Live Your Love” on Mantralogy Records, with a concert at the Kleinert-James Arts Center in Woodstock at 7:30pm on Saturday, October 23. Also performing will be Shyamdas, Steve Gorn, Naren Budhakar, Kyle Esposito, Tommy Be, Ray Ippolito, Bruce Milner, Julie Last, Kirsti Gholson and others. Admission is $15, which includes a copy of the new CD.
Rescheduled: 30 Seconds to Mars was originally slated to land at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Saturday, September 11, but they had to postponed a handful of their tour dates – including that one. But they’re making good on their promise, and the show has been rescheduled for 8pm on Friday, November 5. New Politics will be opening the show. All tickets from the previous scheduled date will honored on November 5. Tickets for the new date are currently on sale for $25.