COMIN’ SOON: This Week’s New Concert Announcements
Hay, fans of prog-rock (and especially King Crimson)! Crimson alum Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto (and their friends) wrap up their week-long summer camp at Full Moon Resort with a concert at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 8pm on Thursday, August 13. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Out in Cooperstown, Brewery Ommegang bolsters its already line-up of the hippest summer concert series around Nippertown with the addition of Primus and Dinosaur Jr.
POSTPONED: Originally scheduled for tonight (Wednesday, April 22) at Proctors in Schenectady, the concert by veteran pop singer Paul Anka has been postponed due to 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 3. Tickets are now on sale for the new date.
Folk/Americana favorites Jay Ungar & Molly Mason – best known for their song “Ashokan Farewell,” the theme song for Ken Burns’ award winning 1990 PBS-TV miniseries “The Civil War” – perform a benefit concert at the Valatie Community Theatre in Valatie at 8pm on Saturday, May 2. Tickets are $20, with proceeds to benefit the theater.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Heart are slated to rock Albany’s Palace Theatre. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 1.
Club Helsinki in Hudson hosts a performance of the Platte Clove Nature Theater – a musical odyssey co-created by three visionary musician-performers: Fredo Viola, Luis Mojica and Ryder Cooley – at 8pm on Sunday, June 7. Tickets are $8 in advance: $12 at the door. And the Michael Powers Frequency fires up the blues at Club Helsinki at 9pm on Friday, June 19. Tickets are $18.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: They’re back! The subdudes are bringing their soulful, acoustic, roots-rockin’ Americana back to The Egg. Tickets go on sale on Friday (April 24).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Versatile pop singer Josh Groban is headed into Albany’s Palace Theatre in support of his new album, Stages, a collection of Broadway show tunes slated for release later this month.
Led by guitarist-vocalists Jim Barrett and Ben Yarbrough, Mississippi-based indie rockers Young Buffalo are scheduled to roll into Vapor in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, May 16, in support of their new full-length album debut, House. Doors open at 8pm, and admission is free.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Proctors in Schenectady hosts “Greetings from Rock n Roll USA” featuring Roy Orbison tribute artist Brian McCullough and Joey Pucci & the American Longboards for two shows.
NaNola in Malta is hosting a couple of upcoming WEQX concerts in the next month. Florida’s indie rockin’ Surfer Blood slips into NaNola on Thursday night (April 23), and the garage-rockin’ Nashville band Turbo Fruits take the stage at 9pm on Tuesday, May 12. Admission to both shows is free.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Canadian songstress Loreena McKennitt brings her harp and her ethereal voice to The Egg for a trio concert of Celtic-anchored pop, folk and world music. Tickets go on sale on Friday (April 24).
In addition to her concert at The Egg, the Loreena McKennitt Trio is also scheduled to play the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Friday, October 23. Priced at $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50, tickets go on sale on Thursday (April 23).
SOLD OUT: Bruce Cockburn’s solo acoustic concert at The Egg in Albany at 8pm on Friday, May 1 is now officially sold out.
Comedian Paula Poundstone brought the laughs to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall last weekend, and she’s already made plans to return to Nippertown – this time at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield at 8pm on Saturday, September 26. Priced at $25, $45 & $55, tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Monday (April 27).
OPENERS: The duo incarnation of Winterpills (Flora Reed & Philip Price) will be opening the show for Great Lakes Swimmers at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Sunday, May 3… Local 518 faves Sly Fox & the Hustlers have been tapped as the openers for blues-rockin’ Davey Knowles at the Low Beat in Albany on Monday, May 18.