Comin’ Soon…

There’s nothing official yet, but according to their website, They Might Be Giants will be making a tour-stop at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington on Friday, September 9. Details forthcoming…

Bearsville Theater in Woodstock has added a batch of intriguing shows to its summer concert calendar. Jocie Adams of the Low Anthem steps into the spotlight in support of her new album, “Bed of Notions.” She’ll be accompanied by flautist/vocalist Martha Guenther, trumpeter Michael Irwin and bassist Charlie Rose, at 8pm on Wednesday, May 25. Jeremy Bernstein’s Love Eat Sleep opens the show. John Hall – co-founder of Orleans and former Congressman – returns to the stage at 9pm on Saturday, June 4 ($20); Cracker kicks out the jams at 9pm on Friday, July 22 ($25); and the recently reunited ’60s baroque-pop band the Left Banke arrives at 9pm on Saturday, August 20 ($25).

Although he’s just 23 years old, acclaimed jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov has already recorded four albums for Sony Masterworks, including his latest, the Grammy nominated “Virtue.” As part of the Wingham Chamber Music Festival, Eldar brings his trio – which also features bassist Jose Amando Gola on bass and drummer Ludwig Afonso – to the Windham Civic & Performing Arts Center in Windham at 8pm on Saturday, May 28. Tix are $25; seniors $20; students $5.

New shows on tap during June at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs include Bill Morrissey on Saturday, June 4 ($18); Michelle Shocked on Tuesday, June 7 ($25); Noel Paul Stookey on Sunday, June 12 ($30); Chris Barron on Sunday, June 26 ($16).

Veteran romantic crooner Engelbert Humperdinck – “Release Me,” “After the Lovin'” and, of course, “Lesbian Seagull” – steps into the spotlight at the Palace Theatre in Albany at 7pm on Wednesday, June 29. Priced at $28, $38, $48 and $77, tix go on sale to the general public at 10am on Saturday.

Update: Last week we announced the Steve Earle show at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday, September 2. Here are the rest of the details: The band is apparently called Steve Earle and the Dukes (and the Duchesses) featuring Allison Moorer, and tix – which are currently on sale – are $40 (general admission), $50 and $60 (reserved seating).

In case you missed it: The City of Albany announced the schedule of free shows for this summer’s Alive at Five concert series at the Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, which includes Vertical Horizon, 10,000 Maniacs, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and more…

In case you missed it, Part II: Proctors in Schenectady announced its 2011-2012 season of shows, including everything from jazz saxman Branford Marsalis to Kenny Rogers’ Christmas show to comedian Jim Gaffigan… and lots more.

In case you missed it, Part III: Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs announced the schedule of bands for the free UpBeat on the Roof concert series, which takes place on the rooftop of the campus’ Tang Museum throughout the summer, including performances by Melick, Moody & McKrell, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, the Nancy Walker Trio and more…

In case you missed it, Part IV: ’90s dance-pop diva CeCe Peniston will be headlining the Capital Pride Festival in Albany’s Washington Park next month.

  1. Rose says

    Thanks for the info and nice to see Ed & Co. on masthead. Is that what it is called???

  2. Bobby B says

    The Left Banke? Huzzah! How reunited is this band, Greg? Tell me they have Steve Caro Martin. Or Martin Caro…you know what I mean…

  3. Greg says

    Bobby B: Sorry. Apparently the only original members are Tom Finn and George Cameron…

  4. TL says

    Bobby B: I wanted to let you know that I just saw the reunited Left Banke in NYC this spring and original members Tom and George, along with the crack band they have assembled, do an outstanding job of capturing the sound and spirit of the bands original recordings live. Well worth checking out. There has also been some unconfirmed rumblings of other past members perhaps getting involved… Also of note, this June Sundazed Music will be reissuing the bands first two albums on both CD and 180 gram vinyl!

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