Five upcoming shows worth checking out

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Four of the five.

There are a bunch of interesting/good/fun concerts lined up for the Capital Region over the next two months.

Here are a few (of the many) that are worth checking out...

Joshua Radin and Gary Joules
where: The Linda
when: September 11
how much: $17
why: We gotta admit that we're not a huge fan of Radin. Lucky for him, Zach Braff is -- and that's helped Radin get played on pretty much every TV show during the last year. Jules is the one we'd really like to hear at this show. His cover of Tears for Fears "Mad World" on the Donnie Darko soundtrack is a classic -- it was good enough to win good enough to almost win American Idol for Adam Lambert.


Grizzly Bear
where: Skidmore
when: September 25
how much: $20
why: As we already mentioned, this is quite the cool show. Pitchfork loves 'em. Brooklyn hipsters will be wishing they're in Saratoga that night. And their fans do some awesome work:

They Might Be Giants
where: The Egg
when: October 2
how much: $22
why: They'll almost certainly be playing The Egg song. At The Egg.

They're also playing a family show the next day. Their kids albums are good. We're fond of "C is for Conifers."


Dave Brubeck Quartet
where: St. Rose
when: October 14
how much: $25
why: Take Five. Blue Rondo A La Turk. Unsquare Dance.


Silversun Pickups
where: Northern Lights
when: October 18
how much: $22.50 (advance)
why: There's something about this group that sounds to us like the better part of 90s music. You've probably heard "Lazy Eye." We're always happy when this live set they recorded for WOXY pops up in our shuffle.


Bonus show (beyond two months out): Deertick at Rev Hall November 4.

photos: Gary Jules (GaryJules.com) | TMBG (Joshua Kessler) | Silversun Picksup (Dangerbird Records) | Grizzly Bear (Tom Hines)

Comments

What?

What about:
Son Volt - The Egg
Sam Roberts - Northern Lights
Airborne Toxic Event - Northern Lights
Ben Folds - The Egg
Tragically Hip - The Egg
Loudon Wainwright III & Richard Thompson - The Egg

Dont forget the Boredoms at EMPAC! They rock the noise.
Http://eepurl.com/ddPB

I'd also second the comment about Boredoms / Deerhunter at EMPAC on Friday 09/11 (only $15), but then again, I'm biased.

Faust (plus locals Century Plants + Holland Hopson) at Proctor's on Wednesday 09/30 is also going to be epic.

Yes!

..and Weezer @ SPAC, this Monday!

i'm with zach on the son volt, and micky g on the boredoms. though the one i am most psyched on is dinosaur jr. at northern lights on 10/4. DINOSAUR JR!!!

go fun shows in the capital district!

A few more:

Sam Roberts Band at Northern Lights on Friday Sept. 18th
Dinosaur Jr. at Northern Lights on October 4th
Ghostface at Northern Lights on October 2nd
Mason Jennings at Revolution Hall October 11th

I'll second the Tragically Hip on October 15th. This will be my 7th time seeing them and they are the best kept secret in music. They regularly play stadiums in there native Canada but still play clubs in the USA. www.thehip.com

Those are all good suggestions. There were a bunch to choose from -- we just picked five. But obviously, there's a lot of good stuff coming up.

The fact that there are so many choices highlights the fact that good acts do come through this area -- even if it sometimes seems like they don't.

While I certainly hope they play the Egg song, the friday night TMBG show, is actually a Flood show. From The Egg website: "They Might Be Giants will perform their 1990 platinum selling album 'Flood' in its entirety -- be there to catch classic tunes such as 'Particle Man,' 'Istanbul (Not Constantinople),' and 'Birdhouse in your Soul'" A high school dream come true. I already have tickets.

kid koala at rev. hall on 10/09 is also worth putting on the calendar somewhere.

Saw Silversun Pickups a few weeks ago in the mud at All Points West, and they are definitely great on stage. Wonder if Northern Lights might be a little too small... Placebo just canceled the venue. And it was about 120 degrees at the Yeah Yeah Yeah show.

ahhh.... Dave Brubeck. Was fortunate enough to see him at SPAC this summer. His son flew in to play drums for the show....great stuff. Dave still tells stories, connects with the crowd and puts on a great show. A defo must see for anyone that remotely likes jazz.

Nice soul patch Gary Jules.

I third the Boredoms/Boadrums 9 comments. I couldn't believe they were going to be at EMPAC, two days after their big yearly event in NYC.

natalie merchant's funraiser for the Shakers on 9/27

And, of course, just for the record, Jules' arrangement of "Mad World" wasn't quite good enough for Adam Lambert to win American Idol, was it?

Editors: Yep, you're right. Brain failure. It's fixed now.

Ingrid Michaelson - Valentine's, 9.13.09
http://www.ingridmichaelson.com/home/main/

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers - The Egg, 10.30.09
http://www.stephenkellogg.com/home.shtml

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