NEW CONCERT NEWS

By Greg Haymes

Legendary proto-punk guitarist and co-founder of the seminal band Television, Richard Lloyd takes the stage at The Falcon in Marlboro at 8pm on Monday (January 28). In addition to music ranging from his Television days to his 2018 solo album, The Countdown, Lloyd will offer selections from his 2017 memoir, “Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB’s and Five Decades Of Rock and Roll.” Admission is by donation.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The first summer concert announced for Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown is Death Cab for Cutie with Jenny Lewis opening. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (January 25).

Brown’s Brewing Co. in Troy celebrates its 26th anniversary with a bash at Revolution Hall featuring Eastbound Jesus and the Mallett Brothers Band at 8pm on Saturday, February 23. Tickets are on sale now priced at $15.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Five new country music concerts have been announced for the 2019 summer season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center featuring Chris Young, Chris Janson, Old Dominion, Big & Rich, the Eli Young Band, Jimmie Allen, Brandon Lay, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Jon Langston, Brad Paisley, Chris Lane, Riley Green, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Carly Pearce and Dee Jay Silver. The Country MegaTickets – which includes tickets for all five concerts – go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (January 25).

The Barnes, Gordy, Walsh Trio is headed into Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Friday, March 8. In the world of bluegrass and folk, where the collaborative possibilities are endless, what draws some musicians together in formal collaborations is hard to pinpoint. For Joe K. Walsh, Grant Gordy and Danny Barnes, a newly formed bi-coastal trio, curiosity is the rule, and tunes are just a starting point. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: M Is Black Enough will perform their unique work-in-progress program of spoken word and music at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Tickets are on sale now.

Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall has added a batch of new concerts to its calendar of upcoming shows, including the co-bill of All That Remains and Atilla at 6:30pm on Tuesday, March 5 with Escape the Fate and Sleep Signals in support. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am Friday (January 25), priced at $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Also upcoming are Knocked Loose with the Acacia Strain, Harms Way, Sanction and Higher Power at 7pm on Thursday, April 18 ($20 in advance; $23 at the door); Elle King’s Shake the Spirit Tour at 8pm on Wednesday, April 24 ($25 in advance; $28 at the door); Hippo Campus with Samia at 8pm on Friday, May 3 ($20 in advance; $23 at the door); and contemporary country hitmaker Chase Rice at 8pm on Friday, May 10 ($27.50 in advance; $30 at the door).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: They’re baaaaack… Yes, the Dave Matthews Band is coming back to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for a two-night stand this summer. But tickets won’t go on sale to the general public for another month…

At 11pm on Friday, February 1, Mike Gantzer (of Aqueous) teams up with Umphreys McGee’s Ryan Stasik and Kris Myers to perform the music of Green Day’s hit album, Dookie, as well as other great rock tunes at Albany’s Pearl Street Pub. This is the official after-show party for Umphreys McGee show at the Palace Theatre. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $20.

SOLD OUT: The concert by moePods at the Cohoes Music Hall on Saturday (January 26) is now officially sold out.

Keyboardist Khalif Neville leads the New England Neville Brothers into the Low Beat on Saturday, February 2 with the Lost Drones and Coffee & Tea opening the show. Also upcoming at the Low Beat is the return of Planet Kniffen at 8pm on Friday, June 28 with Bando Fuego in support.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Garage in Pittsfield announced a big batch of new shows, including Rev Tor’s Dead of Winter Jam, Jen Durkin & The Business and Steve Miller tribute band Swingtown, as well as stand-up comedians Michael Cruz Kayne, Phillip Anthony, Brittany Carney, Kim DeShields, Ashton Womack, Artie Rob, Catherine Cohen, Lauren Turzcak, Mary Cella and Eryca Nolan.

Flame – the 10-person Gloversville band of talented musicians who happen to have disabilities – is playing a lunch-time concert at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts in Gloversville at 11:30am on Wednesday, January 30. Tickets are now available, priced at $20 in advance; $40 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Award-winning contemporary Christian hitmaker Brandon Heath is headed for the Cohoes Music Hall with Dave Pettigrew opening the show.

Washington, DC electro-pop trio SHAED lands at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Thursday March 7. Tickets are $10.27 in advance; $12 at the door. Other newly announced shows include SoDown with Dorfex Bos, Mentally Ill and TruFeelz at 8pm on Thursday, March 28 ($15) and 15-year-old guitar shredder Brandon “Taz” Niederauer from the Broadway production of School of Rock: The Musical at 9pm on Saturday, April 13 ($15).

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros – the trio of Weir, Don Was and Jay Lane – are slated to play the songs of Grateful Dead and more at Smith College’s John M. Greene Hall in Northampton at 7:30pm on Friday, March 1. Tickets are priced from $58.50-$387.50.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Howard Hewett – former lead vocalist with the ’90s R&B hitmakers Shalimar – headlines at the Albany Capital Center with DJ Hollywood in support. Tickets are on sale now.

OPENERS: Trench and Local 518 faves Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band will open for Thrice at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall at 8pm on Thursday, January 31… Singer-songwriter Vance Gilbert will kick off the evening, opening for comedian-actor Paul Reiser at The Egg at 8pm on Friday, April 5.

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