Top Tips for Live Music (for the week beginning August 31st)


The outdoor concert season is winding down, and (with it) most of the opportunities for live shows in this very depressing year.  Catch them while you can, including the (just announced) “Busking on Broadway” series up in Saratoga, put on by our friends at Pint Sized and Palette.  Also, it has to be virtual this year, but Pearlpalooza is still happening and the lineup was just announced…see below.

Best bet:  Not one, but two opportunities to check out Laveda this week.  On Monday, they come to your living room by way of The Linda and their “Open for Take-Out Series”.  Two days later, you can catch them in the flesh over at Sage Park in Troy.  I’ve been digging the dream pop of their debut album “What Happens After”, and they’ve already got a bit of a buzz going on.  Expect them to go places.

Live this week:

Monday, August 31

Tuesday, September 1

  • Brunswick Community Center: Whiskey Highway (6:30)

Wednesday, September 2

Thursday, September 3

  • Jazz on Jay (Jay Street, Schenectady): Bob Gluck 3 plays Pat Metheny (12:00)

Friday, September 4

Saturday, September 5

Sunday, September 6

Just announced:

Jericho Drive-In

  • {September 11} Almost Queen (7:00)

Pint Sized (Toga) (Busking on Broadway series):

  • {September 12} North & South Dakotas (6:00)
  • {September 19} Safety Meeting / Ugly Muppets (6:00)
  • {September 26} Hot Club of Saratoga (6:00)

Virtual Pearlpalooza

  • {September 19} Eastbound Jesus / Wild Adriatic / Victory Soul Orchestra / MIRK (1:00)  {online}

The Egg: Tanya Tucker (was 5/22) postponed to August 13,2021.

Troy Music Hall (at Monument Square): Terrell T-Rex Simon with the R&G Band and the Black Diamond Dancers (was 8/29) postponed to September 12.

Caffe Lena: Slambovian Circus of Dreams (was 9/19) canceled.  Kathy Mattea (was 9/29-9/30) canceled.  The Suitcase Junket (was 10/1) canceled.  Tinsley Ellis (was 10/6) canceled.  Mark Erelli Band (was 10/22) canceled.  Johnny A (was 10/25) canceled.

New Shows

  • {September 14} Rick’s Picks Local Showcase: Tim Wechgalear, Chris Carey & Mike O’Donnell (7:00) online}
  • {September 28} Rick’s Picks Local Showcase: Erin Harkes & Jeff Walton (7:00) (online}
  • {October 17} Scott Sharrard (8:00) {online}

The Hollow: Cold (was 10/7) canceled.

Cohoes Music Hall:  Broken Arrow (was 10/10) canceled.

Rivers Casino: Johnny Rivers (was 2/27) canceled.

Did you miss last week’s concert announcements? Find them here.

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