COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements


By Greg Haymes

Singer-songwriter Amy Rigby is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut solo album, Diary of a Mod Housewife, with a full-band tour – featuring bassist Eric Goulden, drummer Doug Wygal and guitarist Alex Turnquist – that kicks off at the Spotty Dog in Hudson at 8pm on Saturday, October 22. Admission is $5.

The one and only Hamell on Trial returns to the Low Beat in Albany, for a three-Wednesday residency for October, beginning tonight (Wednesday, October 12) at 7pm. Tickets are $10.

In support of their self-titled Juno Award-winning debut album, Canadian soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett leads her all-star Cuban band Maqueque into the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy at 7pm on Monday, November 7. Tickets are $15.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Brian Wilson has extended his Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour to include a stop at Albany’s Palace Theatre. He’ll be joined by former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, as well as others. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (October 14).

The Madison Theater in Albany plays host to Consider the Source at 8pm on Saturday, November 12 ($18); the CD release party for guitarslinger Mike Campese’s Chapters at 8pm on Saturday, December 3 ($10); and soul singer Lindsey Webster at 8pm on Saturday, December 10 ($15).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Albany’s Times Union Center welcomes Novemberfest features headlining rappers T.I. and Gucci Mane with Fetty Wap and Kent Jones. Priced from $22-$187, tickets are now on sale.

Larger than life comedian Ralphie May – of season one of “Last Comic Standing” – returns to the spotlight at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield at 8pm on Saturday, November 5. Tickets are $35 & $45.

Rascals in Guilderland is hosting Chicks with Picks at 8pm on Thursday (October 13). Sponsored by radio station The Cat, the all-acoustic show features Jana Kramer (“Dancing with the Stars”), Lauren Alaina (“American Idol”), Olivia Lane and Runaway Jane in concert. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: New Year’s Eve might sound like it’s a long way off, but the bands have been announced for First Night Saratogathe Figgs, Wild Adriatic, Sirsy, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Darling Valley, the Evan & Holly Band and many others.

Blues guitarslinger Murali Coryell and his band take the stage at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Saturday, November 19 to celebrate the release of his new CD, Mr. Senator. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.

Pop hitmaker JoJo rolls into Lucky Strike Social’s Jupiter Hall in Guilderland at 6pm on Monday (October 17), in support of her brand new album, Mad Love. Admission is free. And upcoming at 6pm on Wednesday, October 19, Saratoga’s Rubik’s Cube magician Steven Brundage teams up with British family pop trio The Rua for an all-ages benefit for Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northeastern NY. Tickets are $20.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Solid Sound festival is returning to MASS MoCA in North Adams once again next year. Of course, Wilco and the bandmembers’ side projects will perform, although the rest of the line-up has yet to be announced.

Woodstock rock-and-roller Marc Delgado plays his early songs, stripped down versions of his Wounded Knee catalog and new music from his upcoming album Wildwood Road when he takes the stage at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock at 8pm on Saturday, October 29. Opening the show will be Sandy Bell, who will play haunting songs from her album When I Leave Ohio. Tickets are $20.

OPENERS: Country-soul band Muddy Magnolias open for the Record Company at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Thursday, October 20… Kaye (of San Fermin) and 888 will be sharing the stage with the Moth & the Flame at Lucky Strike Social’s Jupiter Hall in Guilderland on Thursday, December 1.

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