NEW CONCERT NEWS
By Greg Haymes
Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson
BSP Kingston is bringing The Feelies back to Kingston for two big sets at 8:30pm on Friday, May 11. Advance tickets are on sale now, priced at $25.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Prog-rock pioneers Brand X and Texas tunesmith Alejandro Escovedo are headed into the Cohoes Music Hall this spring. Tickets for Escovedo’s solo show are on sale now; Brand X goes on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (March 9).
Hawthorne Heights headlines an all-ages show at Jupiter Hall in Guilderland on Wednesday, April 18 with Hotel Books, Sienna Skies and Heavy Things in support. The show starts at 6pm and tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Also Kolby Oakley is headed into the Hall at 8pm on Friday, May 25. Tickets are now available, priced at $10 in advance; $15 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Brewing up more than just those tasty “Game of Thrones” beers, Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown announced that it will be hosting an outdoor summer concert with Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (March 9).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case will also be making a tour stop at MASS MoCA’s Joe’s Field in North Adams this summer. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (March 9).
The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock has added a number of new shows to its calendar including dobro master Jerry Douglas with Spirit Family Reunion’s Nick Panken opening at 9pm on Saturday, April 21 ($30, $40, $50 & $60); Blues Traveler’s John Popper at 9pm on Friday, May 4 ($35, $45 & $55); Nicole Atkins at 9pm on Saturday, May 5 ($25, $30 & $40); Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad with the Big Takeover at 9pm on Saturday, May 12 ($25-$45); and Peter Gabriel tribute band Security Project featuring Happy Rhodes at 8pm on Thursday, May 24 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Times Union Center is gettin’ heavy. First they announced Metallica. Now it’s the farewell tour of Slayer also featuring Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (March 9).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling will both be joined by a full orchestra for their upcoming co-headlining concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (March 9).
Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall welcomes Sevendust with Memphis May Fair, Fire from the Gods and Madame Mayhem at 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 9 ($20 in advance; $23 at the door), as well as the Bouncing Souls with Iron Reagan and Crazy & the Brains at 8pm on Friday, May 11 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door) and the Front Bottoms with An Horse at 8pm on Tuesday, May 22 ($22 in advance; $26 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Two new concerts have been announced for the Albany Capital Center – DJ iRoc’s 10th Anniversary Party featuring Fabolous, Cam’ron and Lil Mo, as well as The Warm Up featuring Valarie Adams & the Dimension Band and DJ Young Wise. Tickets are on sale now.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The annual 518 SongFest is back at The Egg’s Swyer Theatre this spring, featuring Moriah Formica of “The Voice” along with Super 400 (unplugged), Sandy McKnight’s Pop-Clique, Sydney Worthley and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Julie Gold. Tickets are on sale now.
He ain’t superstitious. Mesmerizing one-man band The Suitcase Junket returns to Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Friday, April 13. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door. Also at Helsinki, bassist-producer Scott Petito leads the tribute concert “Shadows and Light: The Music of Joni Mitchell” at 9pm on Saturday, May 5 ($25 & $30), while drag queen Varla Jean Merman grabs the spotlight at 7pm on Sunday, May 6 ($30 in advance; $35 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Blues-rocker Albert Cummings and his band are gearing up to rock the Massry Center for the Arts at Albany’s College of St. Rose. Tickets are on sale now through the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall box office and website.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse – collectively known as the harmony-filled Americana trio the Wailin’ Jennys will be stepping into the spotlight at The Egg in Albany. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday.
Colony in Woodstock is playing host to Ed Romanoff’s sophomore album release party for The Orphan King at 8pm on Thursday, April 5 ($10 in advance; $15 at the door), and Parliament-Funkadelic’s Michael Clip Payne is bringing his 420 Funk Mob to Colony on 4/20 (8pm on Friday, April 20; $20 in advance; $25 at the door). Other new shows at Colony include Cults at 8pm on Thursday, April 19 ($16 in advance; $20 at the door); guitar great Arlen Roth at 8pm on Friday, May 18 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door); and Mitski with Caroline Rose at 8pm on Saturday, June 30 ($15 in advance; $20 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: MASS MoCA in North Adams has boldtered its summer concert line-up with the addition of indie rockers Grizzly Bear. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (March 9).
Capital District Jazz presents Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence featuring guest tenor saxman Joel Frahm as the next show in their Jazz at the Spring concert series. The concert will be held at Saratoga Springs’ intimate Spring Street Gallery at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 29. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Celtic fusion band Gaelic Storm is returning to The Egg. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday (March 9).
The Stapletons – a unique husband-and-wife duo that features a Celtic harpist and a Mexican guitarist will perform blues-driven ballads about Civil War battles at the Rensselaer County Historical Society in Troy at 7pm on Saturday (March 10). Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
RE-SCHEDULED: Snowed out last week, David Bromberg’s concert at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock has been re-scheduled for Saturday, March 17.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Jason Aldean headlines the contemporary country music bash at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center with Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina and newly added Dee Jay Silver. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (March 9).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: With nine No. 1 smash hit records to their credit, country music band Lonestar is headed into Rivers Casino’s Event Center in Schenectady this spring. Tickets are on sale now.
OPENERS: Marc Price (“Skippy” from the TV sit-com “Family Ties”) and Mike Bova will open the dinner show for comedian Roger Kabler’s tribute to Robin Williams at Rivers Casino in Schenectady at 7pm Friday (March 9)… In addition to Rahway, opening acts for Tool tribute band Schism’s concert at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall on Saturday, April 7 will include Frozen Sun and One Day Waiting… Opening for the fabulous Ryley Walker in concert at Colony in Woodstock on Monday, April 30 will be Fraternal Twin and Hiding Behind Sound… And country singer Randy Houser (who headlined Rivers Casino’s first anniversary bash just last month) will return to Greater Nippertown to open for Alan Jackson at Albany’s Times Union Center on Saturday, April 28.