COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements
By Greg Haymes
Here’s an interesting new combination: Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen and Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo have teamed up with blues diva Debbi Blackwell-Cook and drummer Forrest Robinson to form Delta Deep, a new blues band making their Greater Nippertown debut at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton at 7pm on Thursday, March 31. Colorway – who also play the Low Beat on Friday – opens the show. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door. Other newly announced concerts at the Iron Horse include Lee Moran & Davy Carton of the Saw Doctors at 7pm on Saturday, April 30 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door); and comedian-actress Janeane Garofalo at 7 & 9:30pm on Friday, September 23 ($35 in advance; $40 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Sawyer Fredericks, Greater Nippertown’s own winner of “The Voice,” is slated to play an intimate concert at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock next month. Tickets are on sale now, and they’re likely to go mighty fast…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Proctors goes hip-hop? Yes, indeed. Veteran rapper Rakim headlines the 2016 I Love Hip Hop Music Festival at the Schenectady theater, sharing the stage with such old-school faves as Kool G Rap, Brand Nubian, Nice & Smooth and Lil Mo.
Two new concerts have been added to the season’s schedule for the Eighth Step at Proctors in Schenectady. The multi-talented, sassy ‘n’ sophisticated singer-songwriter-guitarist-pianist-trumpeter Suede steps into the spotlight at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 5. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door; $50 for Gold Cirle tickets and reception. Also new at the Step is Roy Zimmerman’s “This Machine: Funny Songs About Ignorance, War & Greed,” which lands in the Electric City at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 16. (Ticket prices TBA.)
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Jazz singer and Loudonville native Kim Nazarian plays a homecoming concert at The Egg’s Swyer Theatre in Albany in support of her solo album, Some Morning.
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: The Fairground Saints were originally slated to open for Jackie Greene at The Egg in Albany on Friday (February 12) and at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Thursday, February 18, but they have dropped off the tour. Now opening both shows will be Hollis Brown.
OPENERS: And why did the Fairground Saints drop off the Jackie Greene tour? Apparently because they got an offer to open for Carly Rae Jepsen, who, as previously announced, will be making a stop (with the Fairground Saints in tow) at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Tuesday, March 22.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Our personal favorite new concert announcement of the week? Alejandro Escovedo is coming to the Cohoes Music Hall. And so is Amy Helm. Tickets go on sale on Friday (February 12).
This could be interesting… or maybe just another tribute band. Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience – led by drummer and son of Ginger Baker – takes the stage at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday, March 4. Tickets are on sale now priced at $15 in advance; $20 & $25 at the door. Also new at the Bearsville Theater are Melvin Seals & the JGB on Sunday, February 28. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 & $30 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: A big batch of country music favorites are heading into the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer, including Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne, Cole Swindell, the Cadillac Three, Kane Brown and more. See ’em all with a Country MegaTicket, which go on sale on Friday (February 12).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Janet Jackson brings her Unbreakable World Tour to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday (February 13).
The Pearl Street Clubroom in Northampton welcomes the one and only Jonathan Richman (with drummer buddy Tommy Larkin) at 8pm on Saturday, April 2. Tickets are $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
Country music favorites Parmalee will be riding into the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park at 8pm on Saturday, March 26. Tickets go on sale on Friday (February 12), priced at $20 in advance; $22 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Lookin’ for laughs? Check out the Get Down Comedy Tour, which will be rolling into Albany’s Times Union Center with an all-star stand-up comedy line-up, including Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy. Tickets go on sale at 12noon on Friday (February 12).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Phish is headed back to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer – for a three-night stand…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Dead & Company are headed back to Greater Nippertown this summer – this time at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (February 12).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: A batch of new concerts have been announced for the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, including the Fab Faux, Alan Cumming and Kelli O’Hara, as well as David Sedaris and dance companies MOMIX and Paul Taylor Dance Company.