Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements

Iconic cult filmmaker-author-raconteur John Waters is headed into Basilica Hudson in Hudson with a performance of his one-man show “This Filthy World, Volume 2” to benefit Basilica Arts and the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York at 8pm on Saturday, October 18. Tickets are $125; VIP (with open bar) $175; students $50.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Elizabeth McGovern (yes, Lady Cora of “Downton Abbey”) leads her band Sadie & the Hotheads into The Egg during their debut American tour. Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday (October 3).

Club Helsinki in Hudson is hosted the CD release party for master jazz drummer Bobby Previte’s new album, Terminals, at 8pm on Monday, October 20. Previte will be joined by So Percussion and keyboardist John Medeski, who both guest on the album. Tickets are $15 in advand; $18 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band rumble into Albany’s Times Union Center in support of their new album, Ride Out. More importantly, the J. Geils Band opens the show. Tickets go on sale at 10am Saturday (October 4).

Breaking Benjamin goes unplugged for a concert at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall at 8pm on Thursday, October 16. Priced at $30, tickets are slated to go on sale on Friday (October 3). Also at UCH, Emblem3 – whose music has been described as “like Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz had a baby and Lil Wayne was babysitting” – make their Nippertown debut at 7pm on Thursday, November 13 ($25 in advance; $28 at the door). And rapper Chris Webby also returns at 8pm on Wednesday, November 26 ($18 in advance; on sale on Friday).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Eighth Step at Proctors announced its fall season of concerts, including Joe Crookston & the BlueBird Jubilee featuring Peter Glanville, Janis Ian, the Battlefield Band, Skip Gorman & Connie Dover, the Grand Slambovians, Anne Hills & Michael Smith, Magpie with Kim & Reggie Harris.

Miracle Legion side project band Polaris was the house band for the beloved Nickelodeon TV show, “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” back in the mid-’90s. Now Polaris – featuring Mark Mulcahy, Scott Boutier and Dave McCaffrey – are embarking on their first-ever tour, and Pearl Street in Northampton has ’em at 8pm on Saturday, October 11. With support acts Bunk and the Fawns. Tickets are $17.50 in advance; $20 at the door.

POSTPONED…AGAIN: Cher’s concert at Albany’s Times Union Center was originally scheduled for Thursday, September 11, but was postponed to Monday, October 6 due to illness. Now it’s been postponed again, although no new date has been scheduled yet. Stay tuned…

Legendary bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys ramble into the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton at 7pm on Friday, November 14. Tickets are $45 in advance; $50 at the door. And country/folk singer Kathy Mattea makes a stop at the Iron Horse at 7pm on Friday, April 24. Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Led Zep tribute band Hammer of the Gods is returning to The Egg in Albany.

And although there’s been no official word yet from the venue, according to the band’s website Led Zeppelin tribute band Get the Led Out is slated to grab the spotlight at the Palace Theatre in Albany at 8pm on Friday, February 6. Stay tuned for details…

Country singer Craig Campbell serves up his hit singles “Family Man”, “Keep Them Kisses Comin'” and more in concert at Vapor in Saratoga Springs at 9pm on Thursday, November 13. Local 518 faves Big Sky Country open the show. Tickets are $20.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Funnyman Brian Regan is headed back to the Palace Theatre for another show. Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday (October 3).

According to the band’s website, Louisiana-bred swamp-soaked roots-rockers the Iguanas will be slithering into the Parish Public House in Albany on Wednesday, January 21.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Johnny Winter Remembrance Concert takes over the stage of The Egg for a concert featuring Winter’s band with vocalist Jay Stollman and a trio of all-star guitarslingers – Sonny Landreth, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Debbie Davies. Tickets go on sale at 10am Thursday (October 2).

At the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, the Paul Green Rock Academy offers their Best Of Season Show at 7pm on Saturday, October 11. The fundraiser for the PGRA Scholarship Fund also features special guest Dr. Know of Bad Brains. Tickets are $15, $25, $35 & $50.

Comedian Ralphie May steps into the spotlight at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Thursday, December 8. Priced at $25 & $35, tickets go on sale on Friday (October 3).

Singer Neshama Carlebach pays tribute to her father’s music with a 20th Memorial Anniversary concert for Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington at 8pm on Saturday, November 8. She’ll be joined by special guests the Reverend Milton Vann and the Glory to God Singers in the benefit concert for Rimon Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality. Tickets are $36 & $54.

OPENERS: Two support acts have been added to the Marc Broussard concert at The Egg on Saturday – Mingo Fishtrap and Andy Suzuki… Also at The Egg, the Mastersons will open for Richard Thompson on Saturday, October 11… Minor Soul opens for AJR at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen on Wednesday, November 5.

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