COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

By Greg Haymes

Albany’s Hollow Bar + Kitchen welcomes New Zealand singer Gin Wigmore for her Greater Nippertown debut at 9pm on Friday, December 9. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $15 in advance; $17 at the door.

Dust Bowl Faeries team up with Luis Mojica for a concert at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Sunday, November 13. Also new on Club Helsinki’s calendar is the Bruce Katz Band featuring guitarist Chris Vitarello at 9pm on Friday, November 4. Ticket prices for both new shows are TBA.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Albany’s Palace Theatre is playing host to a one-night-only tour stop stop of “Love Jones: The Musical” with a star-studded cast of soul singers, including Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, Dave Hollister, Raheem DeVaughn and MC Lyte.

Still located in their temporary summer home while their Phila Street location undergoes extensive re-modeling, Caffe Lena at the Grove will be playing host to the Steel Wheels at 7pm on Saturday, September 10 ($28 in advance; $30 at the door); the Kennedys at 7pm on Friday, September 23 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door); and Peter Mulvey with David Greenberger at 7pm on Friday, September 30 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door).

Rapper A$AP Ferg will be joined by Playboy Carti and Rob Stone when he takes over the stage at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park at 8pm on Friday, December 2. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $25 in advance; $28 at the door. And headbangin’ veterans Overkill roar into the spotlight at 7pm on Thursday, March 9 with Amorphis, Nile and Swallow the Sun as support acts. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday, September 9, priced at $26 in advance; $30 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Jim “Kimo” West (Weird Al Yankovic’s guitarist) brings his Hawaiian Slack Key Summer’s End Concert to Proctors in Schenectady for a matinee.

The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock was left with a hole in their Labor Day Weekend concert schedule when Saturday’s Bunny Wailer show was recently cancelled. But now they’ve filled in the slot with a free concert at 9pm on Saturday (September 3) by the Marc Black Band with special guests clarinetist/saxophonist Don Byron, vibes veteran Karl Berger and guitarist Mike DeMicco.

Northampton’s Academy of Music has a big batch of top-notch shows on tap, including comedian Chris D’Elia at 8pm on Thursday, September 8 ($30, $35 & $55); the dynamite double-bill of Lucius and J.D. McPherson at 7:30pm on Wednesday, September 21 ($25); Graham Nash at 7:30pm on Tuesday, September 27 ($39.50-$79.50); Dar Williams at 8pm on Friday, September 30 ($25 & $35); Bela Fleck & Victor Wooten at 7:30pm on Sunday, October 16 ($39.50 & $49.50); Dave Mason & Bekka Bramlett at 8pm on Thursday, November 3 ($37.50, $47.50, $57.50; VIP $182.50); Arlo Guthrie at 8pm on Friday, November 4 ($45 & $55); Darlingside with Birds of Chicago at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 26 ($20 & $25); John Waters’ Christmas Show at 7:30pm on Sunday, December 18 ($25, $35, $45 & $100).

A cappella rock ‘n’ soul quartet the GrooveBarbers return to Greater Nippertown to play a benefit concert for Opera Saratoga at Vapor in Saratoga Springs at 4pm on Sunday, September 25. “Audacious A Cappella,” as the benefit bash has been dubbed, will also feature soprano Inna Dukach, as well as Skidmore College a cappella groups the Barnsnatchers and the Dynamics. Tickets are $50 in advance; $60 at the door; $25 under age 21.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: EMPAC at RPI in Troy has announced its fall season of concerts and more, including Rob Hamilton, Mabel Kwan, Lapalux, Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn, Jlin, Qrion, Kate Soper and more.

Marian Hill – the Philadelphia duo of producer Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol – are set to make their Greater Nippertown debut at Lucky Strike Social’s Jupiter Hall in Guilderland at 9pm on Monday, October 10. With special guests Verite and Shaed. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $10.27 in advance; $15 at the door.

The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield is hosting “Memories of Patsy: The Patsy Cline Tribute Show” at 7:30pm on Saturday, October 1. Tickets are $29 & $39. Also, award-winning singer-songwriter Liz Longley brings her Weightless Tour to the Colonial at 8pm on Saturday, October 8, as part of the theater’s On the Stage series. Tickets are $30.

OPENERS: Singer-songwriter Becky Warren has been tapped as the opener for the Indigo Girls’ concert at The Egg at 8pm on Tuesday, November 1.

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