NEW CONCERT NEWS
By Greg Haymes
Niger-based band Tal National brings their hypnotic West African sound to the Half Moon in Hudson at 8pm on Saturday, February 26, in support of their brand new album, Tantabara. Tickets are $10.
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen has added new shows to the calendar, including Wolf Alice at 9pm on Saturday, April 7 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door); Banners’ Empire on Fire Tour at 9pm on Tuesday, April 17 ($10.27); and Carbon Leaf at 8pm on Monday, April 23 ($16 in advance; $20 at the door).
POSTPONED: The Valerie June concert with Sunny War – slated for The Egg’s Hart Theatre tonight (Wednesday, February 7) – has been postponed to Sunday, February 25, due to today’s snow storm.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Veteran guitarslinger Warren Haynes is slated to lead Gov’t Mule back to Albany’s Palace Theatre with Black Stone Cherry opening the show. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (February 9).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Finnish cello-fueled heavy metal band Apocalyptica charges into The Egg playing the music of Metallica. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (February 9).
In Clifton Park, the Upstate Concert Hall has announced a couple of new concerts, including Nashville country trio the Cadillac Three at 8pm on Thursday, April 19 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door) in support of their sophomore album, Legacy. and musician-DJ-producer Slushii pumps up the volume on Thursday, May 10 in support of his new album There x2 ($15 for the first 150; $20 thereafter; $25 at the door). Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10am on Friday (February 9).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: At Proctors in Schenectady, comedian-actor Bill Murray teams up with acclaimed cellist Jan Vogler and friends for “New Worlds,” an evening of song and readings. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Thursday (February 8).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Albany Capital Center welcomes R&B star Ashanti for its first concert. ACC is also hosting a double-bill with up-and-comers Jay Critch and Blak Ryno.
The spring concert calendar at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock is looking bright with the addition of two new shows – Catskill Mountains roots-rockers the Felice Brothers at 9pm on Friday, March 23 ($25 & $40) and blues-rockin’ teen guitarslinger Quinn Sullivan at 9pm on Saturday, April 28 ($25 & $35).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Five new shows were announced for the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, including Pat Metheny, Aimee Mann, Joey Alexander and more…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Crowder brings his American Prodigal Tour to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall with the young escape opening the show. Tickets are on sale now.
Virtuoso bassist Stu Hamm returns to the Van Dyck in Schenectady for a solo bass concert on Thursday, March 22. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Also Scott Petito’s tribute band Music of Traffic takes over the Van Dyck stage for two shows – 7 & 9pm – on Friday, March 30. Tickets are $19 in advance; $23 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Comedian/satirist Andy Borowitz is bringing his wit and wisdom to Proctors this summer. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday.
In celebration of Black History Month, Jazzstock is presenting James Weidman Spiritual Impressions at Senate Garage in Kingston at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 17. Tickets are $25, available only in advance.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced its 2018 summer season of classical music and dance featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet and the National Ballet of Cuba. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Thursday, February 22.
Pianist Ted Rosenthal and his trio perform their jazz interpretations of “Rhapsody in Blue” and other George Gershwin compositions at Pittsfield’s Berkshire Museum at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 17. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Also featuring bassist Martin Wind and drummer Tim Horner, the concert is part of Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? The double-bill of Chicago and REO Speedwagon is headed back to SPAC. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 12noon on Friday (February 9).
CANCELLED: The concert by Australian blues-rock organist Lachy Doley and his band – originally scheduled for the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts in Albany on Saturday, March 3 has been cancelled.
The Egg in Albany is hosting “March Forth!,” the annual spring concert by the West Point Concert Band. Featuring a range of music that stretches from John Philip Sousa to “Les Miserables,” the free concert will take place at 3pm on – appropriately enough – Sunday, March 4.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Another concert at SPAC? Yup, the Piano Guys are comin’ to the Spa City shed, and tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (February 9).
SOLD OUT: Matt & Kim’s concert at Albany’s Hollow Bar + Kitchen on Thursday, March 8 is now officially sold out… Sawyer Fredericks’ three-night stand at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Friday-Sunday, May 25-27 is now officially sold out. All three nights.
OPENERS: Opening for Fetty Wap at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Friday, February 23 will be Jedi & Shumpo, Nemesis of Mind Over Matter and AMJ… Also at UCH, the Kyle Bourgault Band snagged the opening act slot for Montgomery Gentry at 8pm on Friday, March 2… Hot Club of Saratoga has been selected as the opening act for the Rebirth Brass Band at Putnam Place on Wednesday, March 7.