COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements
By Greg Haymes
Down in Woodstock, the Bearsville Theater has added a big batch of new shows, including the Marc Black Band Freedom Show at 8pm on Sunday, July 2 (FREE); Crosby, Stills & Nash tribute band CSNsongs at 8pm on Friday, July 14 ($20 & $25); The Motet at 8pm on Thursday, July 20 ($25, $35 & $45); former Illinois Speed Press and Fabulous Rhinestones guitarist Kal David at 9pm on Friday, July 21 ($20); New Orleans funkateers Galactic with the Hip Abduction at 8pm on Thursday, August 10 ($30, $40 & $50); reggae legend Yellowman at 9pm on Thursday, August 31 ($20, $30 & $40); The Werks at 9pm on Saturday, September 2 ($12, $20 & $30); super cellist Ben Sollee & the Kentucky Native at 8pm on Thursday, September 28 ($14 & $20); and Son Little with ALA.NI at 9pm on Friday, October 20 ($15 & $20).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In late-breaking concert news, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced that Future will headline a hip-hip show with Post Malone and Zoey Dallaz. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (June 24).
Singer-songwriter Lissie – who released her new single “Boyfriend” on Tuesday – is slated to make a tour stop at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Friday, October 27. Also new on the Hollow’s concert calendar are Chicano Batman on Monday, July 31; Australian dance-pop singer Betty Who (fresh from her headlining performance at the Capital Pride Festival) at 9pm on Tuesday, September 5 ($17 in advance; $20 at the door); and forward-thinking cellist Ben Sollee & the Kentucky Native at 9pm on Wednesday, September 27 ($12.50 in advance; $15 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall beefed up its fall season with the addition of concerts by super singer-songwriter Randy Newman and the reunion of folk-pop trio Cry Cry Cry featuring Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (June 23).
The Charlie Hunter Trio is slated for a return to the Parish Public House in Albany at 8pm on Friday, July 14. Tickets are on sale now priced at $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Garcia Project has scheduled a return to the Cohoes Music Hall, in the wake of their sold-out show there earlier this year. Tickets are on sale now.
GET YER HA-HA’S OUT: The Funny Bone in Guilderland pumps out the laughs with Doug Stanhope at 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 5 ($35); George Lopez at 7pm on Tuesday, July 18 ($45); Bruce Bruce on Friday & Saturday, July 21 & $22 ($25); Josh Blue on Friday & Saturday, July 28 & 29 ($20); Bill Bellamy on Friday & Saturday, August 18 & 19 ($25) and more…
Former Skidmore student Garrett Dutton returns to Greater Nippertown at 9pm on Saturday, August 19, leading his alt hip-hop/blues trio G. Love & Special Sauce at Jupiter Hall in Guilderland. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Led by Maynard James Keenan, A Perfect Circle is slated to roar into Albany’s Times Union Center with the Beta Machine opening the show. Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday (June 23).
Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park welcomes Issues’ Headspace Tour on Wednesday, October 4. Volumes open the show at 7pm. Priced at $20 in advance; $23 at the door, tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (June 23).
If you can’t wait til Wednesday, July 12 when they play a free Rockin’ on the River show in Troy’s Riverfront Park, you can catch Saintseneca with J.K. Vanderbilt at Colony in Woodstock at 8pm on Sunday (June 25). Tickets are $12. Colony has also bolstered its concert calendar with such new additions as Cosmic American Derelicts with Jennifer Maidman at 8pm on Sunday, July 16 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); Bruce Katz at 9pm on Saturday, July 22 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door); Greater Nippertown fave Hamell on Trial at 8pm on Sunday, July 23 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); Laura Cantrell at 9pm on Friday, August 4 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); popmeister Marshall Crenshaw at 9pm on Saturday, August 12 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door); Tuba Skinny at 8pm on Thursday, August 31 ($15); Llewelyn Fix at 9pm on Friday, October 6 ($15); and Pink Floyd tribute band Beyond the Wall at 9pm on Friday, October 20 ($15 in advance; $20 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: There are three new concerts on the calendar for The Egg – Darlingside, Red Molly and Cuban singer Dayme Arocena. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (June 23).
In Hudson, Club Helsinki will play host to reggae veterans the Wailing Souls at 8pm on Monday, July 3 ($20) and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn at 9pm on Friday, August 4 ($45 & $55).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Cohoes Music Hall is hosting a musical flashback with the Sonic Spindle Experience featuring Backward Dreams, the Stone Revival Band and The Wheel. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (June 23).
Jeff Timmons – co-founding member of the ’90s boy band 98 Degrees – is headed to King Neptune’s Pub in Lake George at 11pm on Monday, July 3.
CANCELLED: Originally scheduled for Friday (June 23) at the Upper Room in Albany, the double-bill of Iron Eyes Cody and the T Sisters has been cancelled.
Veteran jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini leads his trio into the Van Dyck in Schenectady at 8pm on Friday, July 21. Tickets are $20.
POSTPONED: Originally scheduled for the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington on Wednesday, July 12, the concert by John Davidson has been postponed. No due date has been announced yet.
OPENERS: Hannah Gill & the Hours open for the Big Mean Sound Machine at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Saturday (June 24)… Sarah Borges is slated to open for Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Friday, September 1.
SOLD OUT: The Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams this weekend is now officially sold out… The Greater Nippertown debut of TajMo (the collaborative project by Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’) at The Egg on Thursday, August 17 is now officially sold out.