COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements


Brothers Dave and Phil Alvin and their band, the Guilty Ones, are slated to make a tour stop at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany at 8pm on Wednesday, October 28. The ex-Blasters reunited for last year’s Grammy nominated album Common Ground, and they’re carrying on the reunion with the upcoming Lost Time, a collection of blues songs from Big Joe Turner, James Brown, Leadbelly, Willie Dixon, Blind Boy Fuller, Leroy Carr and more, scheduled for release in mid-September. Tickets for their show at the Hollow are $22 in advance; $25 at the door. Also new on the Hollow’s calendar are Particle at 9:30pm on Thursday, October 1 ($15) and Quiet Company at 9pm on Friday, November 13 ($15).

Ethereal Brooklyn vocalist Julianna Barwick brings her looped vocals and experimental sounds to the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Saturday, August 22. Wet opens the show at 9pm. Tickets are $15. Also new at Bearsville is the envelope-pushing Americana band Houndmouth, who roll into Woodstock at 8pm on Wednesday, September 23. Tickets are $20.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Storm King Summer Concert Series returns to the Mountainville sculpture park with upcoming performances by Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo with Kevin Morby and the Feelies with Alex Bleeker & the Freaks.

Caffe Lena’s July calendar is loaded with A-listers, including Darlingside with Kyle Morgan at 7pm on Sunday, July 5; the reunion of Spa City ex-pats Don Armstrong & Tom Mitchell at 8pm on Saturday, July 11 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door); Minnesota roots-man Charlie Parr in support of his new album Stumpjumper at 7pm on Sunday, July 12 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door); ex-October Project vocalist Mary Fahl with Jesse Terry at 8pm on Friday, July 17 ($20 in advance; $22 at the door); country blues resonator guitarist and ukulele lady Del Rey at 7pm on Sunday, July 19 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door); the fabulous Chris Smither at 7pm on Thursday, July 23 ($28 in advance; $30 at the door); and singer-songwriter fave David Wilcox at 8pm on Saturday, July 25 ($28 in advance; $30 at the door), to name just a few.

The Upstate Concert Hall is hosting a pair of new concerts by musicians from the Lone Star State, but the two come from opposite ends of the music spectrum. At 8pm on Monday, July 20, Houston native Riff Raff brings his hip-hop sounds to Clifton Park with Boy Genius, AMJ and Jedi Ry opening the show. On sale at 10am on Thursday (July 2), tickets are priced at $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Then at 8pm on Friday, October 9, Dallas country singer-songwriter and YouTube fave Granger Smith (aka, Earl Dibbles, Jr.) takes over the UCH stage. On sale at 10am on Friday (July 3), tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

Remember “Red Skies”? “Stand or Fall”? “Saved by Zero”? “One Thing Leads to Another”? British MTV era band the Fixx will be bringing their North American tour to the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton at 7pm on Wednesday, August 26. Tickets are $35.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: A great line-up of free roots-music concerts is coming to Lake George’s Shepard Park including C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Marcia Ball, Mark & Loren, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Cyrille Aimee, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience and more.

New on the calendar at Club Helsinki in Hudson are former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson and his band at 9pm on Friday, August 7 ($30 in advance; $35 at the door); Laney Jones & the Spirits at 8pm on Thursday, August 13 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); and the Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show with Tif Ginn at 9pm Saturday, October 17 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door).

The Van Dyck in Schenectady has announced a handful of new shows for the fall, including Wishbone Ash on Friday, September 25, acoustic blues queen Rory Block on Saturday, October 3 and popmeister supreme Marshall Crenshaw on Saturday, November 14. Showtimes and ticket prices are TBA. Stay tuned…

Acoustic bluesman Guy Davis will be stepping into the spotlight at a new venue ChurchLIVE! in Chatham Center at 7:30pm on Sunday, July 19. Tickets are available now for $20.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Among the super free concerts scheduled for Athens River Front Park this summer are Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling with the Jewel Tones, Commander Cody, Murali Coryell, Jim Weider & Project Percolator, the Bruce Katz Band and more…

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