Yes, as has been previously announced, the fabulous Flogging Molly will be making a tourstop at the Palace Theatre in Albany on Saturday, June 16, but the band’s bassist Nathen Maxwell will be returning just a few weeks later to lead his own side project band, the Original Bunny Gang into Jillian’s in Albany on Friday, August 3. Tix are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Also new on Jillian’s concert calendar are Oakland pop-punksters Emily’s Army, who bust onto the stage on Saturday, June 30. They sound like the next generation of Green Day – no surprise, considering that Billie Joe Armstrong’s son Joey is the drummer and the Green Day frontman also produced their debut album, “Don’t Be a Dick.” Tix are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
Time flies… It seems hard to believe, but the Figgs are celebrating their 25th anniversary in August, and they’ll be celebrating with a couple of big homecoming gigs – at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Friday, August 17; and at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 18. Details TBA.
Two stars of Broadway, films and television will take the stage together when the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center hosts “An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin,” as a benefit concert for the theater on Sunday, October 14. Details TBA.
Stand-up comedian Ralphie May is returning to The Egg in Albany for a show at 8pm on Friday, October 12. Tix are $35. May previously performed at The Egg in November, 2010, but his show scheduled for last November was cancelled due to illness.
Tanglewood in Lenox has added a Boston Pops concert in the shed at 2:30pm on Sunday, September 2, with special guest vocalists Michael Feinstein and Christine Ebersole. Thomas Wilkins conducts. Tix are now on sale, and prices range from $21 to $117.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany announced four new concerts for its 2012-2013 performance season: Felix Cavaliere, Renaissance, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks and Time for Three.
Were you afraid that Eddie Money might skip Nippertown this summer? OK, probably not. But after four consecutive annual free shows – Empire State Plaza Food Fest in 2011; Alive at Five in 2010; the Hudson Quadricentennial Celebration in Troy in 2009; and the New York-Penn League All-Star Fan Fest in Troy in 2008 – you’re gonna have to pay to see him sing “Two Tickets to Paradise” this summer. Eddie Money will be rolling into Vapor in Saratoga Springs at 9pm on Thursday, June 28. Tix are $30.
POSTPONED: The concert by country singer Jerrod Niemann – which was originally slated to take place at the Upstate Concert Hall (formerly Northern Lights) in Clifton Park on Thursday, May 31 – has been postponed til 8:30pm on Wednesday, November 14. All tix purchased for the May date will be honored in November.
Let’s see now… Fuel’s original lead vocalist Brett Scallions left the fold in 2006, and the band trudged on without him. Then two years ago, Scallions took over the bandname, although none of the other original members were onboard with him. So, it’s the re-constituted Scallions-led Fuel that roars into the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park at 7pm on Friday, June 22. Venrez, Bad Axis and Frank Palangi open the show. And just to confuse matters a bit more, here’s the deal with tix for the show: The first 103 tickets sold will cost $1.03; the second 103 tickets sold through Ticketmast will cost $10.23; after that advance tix are $15; $17 at the door. Tix will go on sale at 10am on Friday (May 25).
Guitar great Tommy Emmanuel is headed into the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Wednesday, September 12. Tix go on sale on Friday (May 25) for $25 & $35.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Skidmore Jazz Institute announced its free concert series for Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center, and there are a couple of real doozies on tap – the Terence Blanchard Quintet and Joe Lovano/Dave Douglas’ Sound Prints.
Jon Herington – last seen in Nippertown playing lead guitar for Steely Dan last summer at Tanglewood in Lenox – leads the Jon Herington Band into The Linda in Albany at 8pm on Saturday, September 1 to kick off The Linda’s 10th anniversary celebration. Tix are $18.
Hootie & the Blowfish frontman-turned-country music hitmaker Darius Rucker heads into Mountain Park in Holyoke at 7pm on Friday, September 14. Priced at $35, $45 & $55, tix will go on sale on Friday (May 25).
Candye Kane – the blues belter with the great big voice – rolls into town with her band for a date at Pauly’s Hotel in Albany at 9pm on Saturday, August 18. Tix are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Paul Winter’s first professional band, the Paul Winter Sextet, and in celebration of the occasion, the re-united band will play a pair of concerts at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington. The original members of the band – pianist Warren Bernhardt, drummer Harold Jones, bassist Cecil McBee and alto saxophonist Winter – will be joined by trumpeter Marvin Stamm and baritone saxman Howard Johnson, who will fillin in for departed bandmembers Dick Whitsell and Les Rout. The reunion concerts will take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, June 6-7. Tix are $20; VIP seating (with a post-show reception) is $50.
OPENERS: The Barr Brothers have been added as the opening act for Brandi Carlile at The Egg in Albany on Wednesday, August 1.
Theresa Caputo – the star of the reality TV show “Long Island Medium” on the TLC cable channel – will offer a talk, a Q&A session and readings with audience members at the Palace Theatre in Albany at 3pm on Sunday, August 12. Tix are $42, $52 & $62; as well as $128 VIP meet & greet tix. Tix will go on sale to the general public on Friday (May 25).