Top Tips for Live Music (for the week beginning October 26th)

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It’s both heartening and sad that almost every week, there is a “Save Our Stages” type of fundraiser for one of our local venues.  This week is no exception.  As I write this, there is a For Sale sign up on the venerable Lark Tavern.  There is (tonight, October 25) a fundraiser being put on by Soul Sky to benefit the Hangar on the Hudson, which (like many others) has been shuttered since last winter.  And this week’s Best Bet is a telethon in support of Chrome, up in Waterford.  Support them in whatever way you can.

Saturday night is also Halloween.  There will certainly be some live music happening, if a bit more difficult to pin down due to restrictions on advertising.  If you are celebrating at home, I can’t recommend enough the Super Dark Home Video Halloween Special.  The perfect thing to get you in a creepy mood, while enjoying some great bands.

Best bet:  There’s No Place like Chrome.  Chrome quietly has quietly hosted some pretty terrific shows over the years…from Moriah Formica to Agnostic Front. And they do it off the beaten path, holding fort up in Waterford.  Covid has put this business very much at risk.  Owner Darla Cherry reluctantly announced it for sale last month, but received such outpouring from the community she decided to host a telethon in a last-ditch effort to save the venue.  It will air from noon to 8PM this Sunday on their Facebook page.  Specific acts have not been announced yet, but it’s sure to be a winner.

#SaveOurStages

Live this week:

Monday, October 26

Wednesday, October 28

Thursday, October 29

  • Putnam Place: Mike Johnson & Dan Gerken of the Deadbeats (7:30)
  • The Egg presents {online}: Lucinda Williams “Lu’s Jukebox: Runnin’ Down a’ Dream – A Tribute to Tom Petty” (8:00)

Friday, October 30

Sunday, November 1

Just announced:

The Cock ‘n Bull:

  • {November 5} James Maddock & Brian Mitchell (7:30)

Putnam Place

  • {November 6} George Boone Blues Band (8:00)

Troy Music Hall presents {online} 

  • {November 7} Patty Griffin from the Continental Club in Austin (8:00)
  • {November 21} Patty Griffin from the Continental Club in Austin (8:00)
  • {December 5} Patty Griffin from the Continental Club in Austin (8:00)

Caffe Lena Live Stream {online}: Sawyer Fredericks (was 12/5-12/6) canceled.

  • {November 8} Kevin McKrell (7:00)
  • {November 13} TEOA (8:00)
  • {November 18} Bluegrass Night with Red Spruce (7:00)
  • {November 29} Dan Berggren (7:00)

The 8th Step presents {online} 

  • {November 13} John McCutcheon (7:30)

The Linda Open for Take-Out {online} 

  • {November 16} Front Biz (8:00)
  • {November 30} The Sea The Sea (8:00)

Cohoes Music Hall:  Tab Benoit (was 5/28) postponed to April 8.  Thunderstruck (was 11/21) postponed to June 19.

Spring Street Gallery:  The Hiroaki Honshuku Trio (was 10/29) canceled.

The Hangar on the Hudson: The Slackers (was 11/19) canceled.

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

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