Club Helsinki in Hudson has beefed up its big summer season with a batch of new shows, including Brooklyn soul band the Revelations at 9pm on Saturday, May 19 ($15); experimental popsters Man Man at 8pm on Sunday, June 3 ($20 in advance; $22 at the door); Lloyd Cole at 8pm on Thursday, June 14 ($TBA); a triple-bill of Northampton bands featuring Jamie Kent & the Options, LuxDeluxe and the Sun Parade at 8pm on Thursday, June 21 ($TBA); and the fabulous Sharon Van Etten at 8pm on Sunday, July 29 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door). But perhaps the biggest new show at Helsinki is happening at 8pm on Thursday, June 7. Dubbed “A Celebration of the Life and Music of Levon Helm” the evening’s festivities will feature performances by Ambrosia Parsley, Diamond Doves, Elvis Perkins in Dearland and the Felice Brothers, in addition to special guests. Tix are $15.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Death Cab for Cutie will be bringing their summer tour to Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown.
WEQX-FM is throwing a Tulip Fest after-party at Jillian’s in Albany on Saturday, May 12. Showtime is 6:30pm, and Everclear’s Art Alexakis will headline the bash with a solo acoustic performance. Also on the slate are Polica and Alta Mira. And just like the Tulip Fest, admission is free. Also new at Jillian’s: In support of their new album, “Holy Weather,” Civil Twilight is slated to make a tour stop on Saturday, June 16. Ticket price TBA.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In support of her new album, “Blown Away,” which was released on Tuesday, American Idol alum and country music star Carrie Underwood will be returning to the Times Union Center stage with Hunter Hayes opening the show.
In addition to their Cooperstown show, Death Cab for Cutie will also be making a tour stop at Mountain Park in Holyoke at 7pm on Friday, July 20 ($35). Also new on the Mountain Park calendar is country music star Josh Turner, who hits the stage at 7pm on Friday, August 3 ($37.50, $47.50 & $57.50). Tix for both shows go on sale on Friday (May 4).
The Linda in Albany has added a handful of new shows to its concert calendar. The five-woman bluegrass band Della Mae will take the stage at 7pm on Thursday, May 31 ($18); the eclectic Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem return at 8pm on Saturday, June 2 ($15); and Lone Star State rockers Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros jump into the spotlight at 8pm on Sunday, June 17 ($15).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany announced two new concerts on Monday – Margaret Bernstein with Heather Richards and a solo acoustic show by Connor Oberst.
Although we announced it nearly a full month ago, the folks at Live Nation just got around to making it official on Monday – Demi Lovato with Hot Chelle Rae at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Tuesday, June 26. It will be a pavilion-only show (in other words, no lawn tix). Priced at $35, $49.50 & $65, tix will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Saturday (May 5).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Palace Theatre in Albany announced two new shows – Flogging Molly and comedian Gabriel Iglesias.
A Place for Jazz and the Swingtime Jazz Society are teaming up to co-present a concert by Italian jazz violinist Luca Ciarla and his quartet at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 23, at the Van Dyck in Schenectady. Admission is $15.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Santana and the Allman Brothers Band are banding together for a dyn-o-mite double bill at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. Carlos, Derek and Warren together? Whoa! Tix on sale on Friday.
Funk-rockers SpoonBread – featuring saxman Lonnie Youngblood and guitarslinger Rhett Tyler – take the stage at the BSP Lounge in Kingston at 7pm on Thursday, May 10. Todd Nelson’s TN3 will open the show. Tix are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.
In support of her latest album, “Underneath a Vincent Van Gogh Sky,” Nashville-based singer-songwriter Angela Kaset will play a pair of shows at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem. Showtimes are 8pm on Friday, July 27 and 2pm on Saturday, July 28. Stephen Trombley will also perform at both shows.