COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has announced a batch of new shows. Buckcherry charges into UCH at 7:30pm on Tuesday, December 16 with Charm City Devils, Frank Palangi and One Day Waiting in support. Tickets are $20 in advance; $23 at the door. Prog-metal faves Periphery bring their Juggernaut Tour at 6:30pm on Sunday, February 8 with Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist ($17 in advance; $20 at the door). Taking Back Sunday roars into Clifton Park at 7pm Sunday, March 15 with the Menzingers and Letlive ($27.50 in advance; $30 at the door). And Finnish cello-based metal band Apocalyptica will be rosining up their bows and cranking up their amps at 8pm on Sunday, April 26 with Within the Fire ($20 advance; $23 in advance).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced the second pop-rock concert on its summer 2015 calendar – Nickelback. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am Saturday (November 15).

A couple of new concerts have been added to the calendar for Levon Helm’s Barn in Woodstock. Elizabeth Mitchell & Friends (including Amy Helm, Natalie Merchant, Gail Ann Dorsey, Simi Stone, Catherine Russell, Mike + Ruthy, Connor Kennedy, Happy Traum and more) perform “The Sounding Joy,” a tribute to Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Christmas Songbook at 8pm on Friday, December 19. Tickets are $30 & $40, and proceeds will benefit the Washbourne House, Ulster County’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. The Barn will also host a pre-New Year’s Eve concert with the Weight at 8pm on Saturday, December 27, celebrating the music of the Band. Tickets are $45 & $60.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Proctors in Schenectady will be hosting its fourth Secret Star Acoustic Jam in conjunction with WGNA-FM. Who will be performing at the mystery show? Tickets are on sale now. Other upcoming shows announced today for Proctors include Roomful of Teeth, the Nobodies of Comedy, “America’s Got Downton” and “SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody.”

Floodwood (featuring Vinnie Amico and Al Schiner of moe.) is headed into NaNola in Malta show a show at 7pm on Sunday, December 7. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door. And this one really snuck up on us – Michael Glabicki (of Rusted Root) plays a free show at NaNola at 7pm on Thursday (November 13).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The self-proclaimed “little folksinger” Ani DiFranco returns to Nippertown for a concert at The Egg in support of her new album, Allergic to Water. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (November 14).

Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs welcomes the Sam Kininger Band at 9:30pm on Saturday, December 6 ($10); Hot Day at the Zoo with Rickett Pass at 9:30pm on Friday, December 12 ($10); Robert DeLong in support of his new album, Long Way Down, at 9pm on Friday, December 19 ($17 in advance; $20 at the door); and hometown heroes the Figgs at 9pm on Saturday, December 20 ($10).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy has announced two new upcoming concerts – “Two to Tango” (featuring pianists Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley) and Sweet Plantain.

Staten Island indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars make their Low Beat debut at 8pm on Sunday, December 14 in support of their new album, Lose on Barsuk Records. Alex G and What Moon Things open the show. Tickets are $12 in advance; $14 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Droll Stand-up comedian/musician Demetri Martin is bringing his new show, “The Persistence of Jokes,” to The Egg in Albany. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (November 14).

The intimate Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill will play host to trumpeter Chris Pasin’s band Random Acts of Kindness at 8pm on Saturday, December 6. In addition to Pasin, the hard-driving band features guitarist Mark Kleinhaut, keyboardist Wayne Hawkins, bassist John Menegon and drummer Dave Berger, as they churn through an evening of new compositions inspired by artists such as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Ornette Coleman and Alban Berg. Tickets are $10.

UPDATE: We announced it five weeks ago, but now the Palace Theatre in Albany has finally released ticket info for the concert by Led Zep tribute band Get the Led Out.

Acclaimed contemporary rock a cappella group the GrooveBarbers are headed into Vapor Nightclub in Saratoga Springs for a festive holiday concert at 7pm on Monday, December 15. The group features Kevin West and three former members of Rockapella (Sean Altman, Charlie Evett and Steve Keyes). Fans may also know Altman from his annual Caffe Lena concerts as Jewmongous. The performance will feature guest soprano Inna Dukach, a former Opera Saratoga Young Artist who has gone on to grace the stages of the world, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. In addition to holiday favorites, they will perform a new hybrid genre they have coined “doowopera.” The concert is a benefit for Opera Saratoga. Advance tickets are currently available, priced at$50; $35 for under age 21; VIP $125 (includes post-concert reception with the artists. All tickets will be $125 at the door.

OPENERS: King 810 has been announced as the opening act for Korn when they rumble into the Washington Avenue Armory at 8pm on Wednesday, December 10.

A couple of new comedy shows have been announced for the Calvin Theatre in Northampton. Artie Lange steps into the spotlight at 8pm on Friday, December 26 for some post-holiday laughs. Tickets are $35 & $45. And Sinbad takes over the stage at 8pm on Saturday, March 28. Tickets are $25, $35 & $45. Tickets for both new shows go on sale on Friday (November 14).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: A Frank Sinatra-Dean Martin-Sammy Davis, Jr. tribute show, “Swinging With the Rat Pack,” lands at The Egg in Albany. Tickets are on sale now.

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