Comin’ Soon…


If you’ve been lucky enough to see Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at any of their Nippertown performances at MASS MoCA, The Egg or SPAC, then you already know the kind of dance-til-you-drop, soul-soaked party that they throw down. Now take that sound out of a theater and squeeze it into a nightclub like Club Helsinki in Hudson. That’s exactly what’s about to happen at 9pm on Saturday, November 5. Advance tix are $35 for general admission; $45 for reserved seating.

Veteran guitarslinger Yngwie Malmsteen cranks up his amp at Northern Lights in Clifton Park at 8pm om Friday, October 14. Tix are $20 in advance; $22 at the door. And direct from their headlining performances at MASS MoCA’s FreshGrass Festival last weekend, the Yonder Mountain String Band and the Infamous Stringdusters team up for a double-bill at Northern Lights at 9pm on Friday, October 28. Tix are $17.50 in advance; $20 at the door.

David Bromberg heads into the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock for a concert at 9pm on Saturday, December 3, in support of his latest album, “Use Me.” Tix are $30 (general admission standing room), $45, $55 (reserved seating).

Boston-based Irish punksters Street Dogs ripped it up at the Altamont Fairgrounds earlier this month as part of the Shamrock-N-Roll Festival, and now they’re coming back to Nippertown as headliners at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Wednesday, December 14. The show kicks off at 7:30pm with Off With Their Heads, Murder the Stout and Hijinx. Priced at $14 in advance ($16 at the door), tix will go on sale on Saturday (October 1).

The prolific Dan Deacon uncorks a solo performance as part of the Wham City Comedy Tour, which is slated to make a stop at 51 3rd Street in Troy on Tuesday, November 15.

The Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs hosts the Bruce Katz Band at 8pm on Thursday, November 17, followed by boogie woogie piano honky tonker Commander Cody in a rare homecoming appearance at 9pm on Saturday, November 19. Tix for each show are $16 in advance; $20 at the door.

Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs welcomes the Dead-inspired double-bill of new all-star group the New Moon Revue (featuring Tom Constanten, Gordon Stone and Rev Tor) with Jerry Garcia Band tribute band the Garcia Project on Saturday, November 26. Tix are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

We told you about it last month, but now the Palace Theatre in Albany has made it official. The theater will host a multimedia Christmas concert by Mannheim Steamroller – or as it’s officially titled “The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis” – at 4:30pm on Sunday, November 27. Priced at $34, $49, $59 and $72, tix are currently on sale to members only and will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday, October 7.

The Spencertown Academy in Spencertown welcomes singer Sherri James Buxton at 6pm on Saturday (October 1). As part of the “Cabaret in the Country” series, Buxton and her jazz trio will perform “Songs from the Great American Songbook.” Tix are $25.

Openers: Patrick Stump (of Fall Out Boy) slips into Northern Lights in Clifton Park as the recently announced opening act for Panic! At the Disco on Thursday, October 27… Fresh from their performance at MASS MoCA’s FreshGrass Festival, Ramblin Jug Stompers have been added as the opening act for the Grascals at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy on Thursday, November 3.

Postponed: Richard Marx’s concert – which was slated for Schenectady County Community College on Thursday (September 29) – has been postponed. New date TBA.

Cancelled: The entire Three Guitar Heroes tour – featuring Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Leslie West – has been cancelled, including the performance which was scheduled to take place at The Egg in Albany on Friday, October 7.

Sold out: Jeff Mangum’s (Neutral Milk Hotel) benefit concert for the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Thursday, October 27 is now officially sold out.

In case you missed it, Part I: The Egg in Albany has added three new concerts – Crooked Still, the Sam Bush Band and the double-bill blues blast of the Johnny Winter Band and Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds.

In case you missed it, Part II: The Egg also added another new concert – a solo acoustic performance by Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell.

In case you missed it, Part III: The Gerald Clayton Trio has dropped off of the double-bill with jazz vocalist Gretchen Parlato at The Egg in Albany on Saturday, November 5. Instead, sharing the bill with Parlato will be jazz harmonica master Gregoire Maret and his quartet.

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