Comin’ Soon…

The Young @ Heart Chorus – the marvelous Northampton, Mass.-based group of senior citizens whose repertoire dips into the songbags of Sonic Youth, the Clash, the Ramones, Talking Heads and Coldplay – make their Albany debut at The Egg on Friday, July 16 in a benefit concert for Community Hospice. Tix are $25, $35 and $75. Meanwhile, world renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri steps into the spotlight at The Egg on Saturday, April 24. Tix are $35. And Bellydance Superstars perform “Bombay Bellywood” at The Egg on Friday, November 19. Advance tix are $32; seniors $27.

Metalheads Korn will be popping into Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Thursday, May 6. Joining them will be 2 Cents. Priced at $45, tix will go on sale at 10am on Saturday.

Sponsored by the Sanctuary for Independent Media, the adventurous, visionary jazz pianist Matthew Shipp and his trio will perform at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy on Thursday, April 1, in conjunction with the opening reception for the exhibition “Freedom Through Collective Improvisation: iEAR Presents Jazz From the Sanctuary,” featuring the work of chief photographer Andrzej Pilarczyk. The art exhibit and reception are free. Tix for the Shipp Trio performance are by donation – $10 suggested; student/low income $5.

A Place for Jazz has announced its fall 2010 schedule of concerts at the Schenectady Unitarian Society’s Whisperdome. The Lou Donaldson Quartet kicks off the season on Friday, September 10, followed by the Mike Moreno Quartet (Friday, September 24), Nat Phipps and Jeanne O’Connor (Friday, October 8), the Bruce Barth Trio with the J.D. Allen Trio (Friday, October 22) and the Hot Club of Detroit (Friady, November 5).

Also at the Whisperdome, Jazz/Latino, Inc.’s Ahora, Latin/Jazz concert series kicks off with the Jazz/Latino All Stars – featuring Ray Vega, Chris Washburne, Hilary Noble, Nicki Denner, Jennifer Vincent, Wilson “Chembo” Corniel and Willie Martinez – on Friday, April 16. Tix are $20; students $10.

Tix for three concerts at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center will go on sale at 10am on Saturday. In case you missed the announcement earlier this week, the Kings of Leon are headed into SPAC on Sunday, June 6. Reserved seats are $55.50; lawn tix $35.50. Tix for the previously announced Country Throwdown festival – featuring Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Academy Award winner Ryan Bingham and lots of others – at 1pm on Sunday, May 30 are $31 and $41 for reserved seats; $21 for lawn tix. But there are limited number of tickets being offered at the bargain price of $20 for reserved seats; $10.77 for lawn tix if purchased between 10am on Saturday and 12midnight on Sunday. And finally, tix for the previously announced Chicago/Doobie Brothers double-bill on Saturday, July 3 are priced at $46, $76 and $125 for reserved seats; $21 for lawn tix.

Meanwhile, just two weeks after wrapping up a two-night stand at Proctors in Schenectady, Celtic Woman has announced that they’ll be heading up to SPAC for a performance of “Songs From the Heart” on Monday, July 26. No lawn tix are available for this show; reserved seats are $39.50, $49.50 and $69.50 and they’ll go on sale to the general public at 10am on Monday.

And Sting has announced that he’s headed back to SPAC on Saturday, July 31. Expect tix to go on sale on Monday, March 29.

Wait – one more SPAC thing – Phish returns for a two-night stand on Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20. Details soon…

The little girls understand… Red hot tween heartthrob Justin Bieber will blow into the Times Union Center in Albany on Wednesday, August 25. Sean Kingston opens the show. Tix are slated to go on sale at 10am on Saturday, March 27.

Led by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame keyboardist-vocalist Gregg Rolie – a founding member of Santana, as well as Journey – the Gregg Rolie Band will be rolling into town for the Thursday, June 17 installment of the free weekly Alive@5 concert series in Albany’s Riverfront Park.

The Disco Biscuits have announced a partial line-up of performers for their ninth annual Camp Bisco festival at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville on Thursday-Saturday, July 15-17. The three day, multi-stage fest will feature more than 50 performers, including LCD Soundsystem, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Girl Talk, Major Lazer, Diplo and, of course, the Disco Biscuits.

The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock welcomes back the Stick Men – Chapman Stick players Tony Levin and Michael Bernier with drummer Pat Matelotto – on Sunday, May 9.

Earlier this week, a partial line-up of performers for Albany’s annual Tulip Festival was revealed. Bands scheduled to perform on Saturday, May 8 in Albany’s Washington Park include OK Go, the Constellations and Trevor Hall. More to come…

MASS MoCA has officially announced the concert by the Carolina Chocolate Drops that we clued you in about recently. The show is at 8pm on Saturday, May 29, and tix are $18; students $10.

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