Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel is headed into the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Thursday, October 27. The concert is a benefit for the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, and all tix are general admission, priced at $40.
Club Helsinki in Hudson has added a new show – Rich Robinson (of the Black Crowes) with his new band at 8pm on Thursday, October 13. And by the way, his band features drummer Joe Magistro, keyboardist Steve Molitz (of Particle) and Nippertown’s own Jack Daley on bass. Tix are $15 in advance; $18 at the door. Also new on Helsinki’s calendar is singer-songwriter Shannon McNally, who steps into the spotlight at 9pm on Saturday, October 29 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door).
University at Albany’s Student Association has announced that LMFAO and Far East Movement will be the headline acts for the annual FallFest, which is slated to take place at the campus’ SEFCU Arena on Saturday, November 12. Additional details TBA.
With 13 Number One hit songs to his credit, popsmith Richard Marx offers a special acoustic performance at 8pm on Thursday, September 29, at Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium in Schenectady. Tix are $35, $50, $75; VIP $125 includes pre-concert reception. The concert is a fundraiser for SCCC’s new Music Building.
Wunderkind jazz pianist Matt Savage returns to The Linda in Albany for his second benefit concert for L.E.A.P., Inc., a non-profit organization which supports equine-assisted therapy programs throughout Nippertown. The concert takes place at 7pm on Saturday, September 24, and tix are $30.
Ch-ch-ch-changes: Ticket prices have been seriously reduced for tonight’s Carnival of Madness tourstop at the Times Union Center in Albany. Tickets for the concert – which features Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way and Emphatic – were formerly $31, but have now been lowered to just $13.
Ch-ch-ch-changes, Part II: The CD release party for jazz pianist-composer Yuko Kishimoto’s debut disc was scheduled to take place at 7pm tonight at the First Reformed Church of Schenectady. Then the performance was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene – power outage, road closures, etc. Then last night, the venue regained power, and Kishimoto decided to uncancel the show. It will go on as originally planned at 7pm tonight, and admission is now free.
Ch-ch-ch-changes, Part III: The American Idols Live concert that was originally slated for the Times Union Center in Albany last Sunday, was postponed due to Hurricane Irene and will now take place at 7pm on Sunday (September 4). Tix are still available, and tickets that were previously purchased will be honored on the new date.
Additions: The Sex Mob show that we announced last week for Club Helsinki in Hudson has gotten even more intriguing. It’s a 50th birthday party for slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein, and the line-up of players for the evening will include alto saxophonist Briggan Krauss, drummer Kenny Wollesen and bassist Tony Scherr, as well as special guests Roswell Rudd on trombone and keyboardist John Medeski. The show is at 9pm on Friday, October 7, and tix are $20.
In case you missed it: Prog-rockers Dream Theater will be landing at the Palace Theatre in Albany, with Periphery opening the show.
In case you missed it, Part II: Former Kinks frontman Ray Davies is headed into The Egg in Albany.