Shows coming up, spring 2013

shows coming up 2013 spring

Clockwise from top left: Dirty Projectors, Neko Case, The Joy Formidable, Ninety Miles.

There are people who like to go to concerts. You may be one of these people.

There are also people who just like to know that there are concerts. You might be one of those people if you're not the other kind of person.

Either way, you will be interested to know that these concerts will be happening in the Capital Region. And during the next few months.

Runs through June. This isn't a comprehensive list. If there's something not on here that you think should be mentioned -- please mention away. Some of these shows have already been mentioned. We didn't think you'd mind.

April 10: Graham Parker and the Rumour at The Egg
British rock, with a "u." 7:30 pm - $29.50

April 13: Dirty Projectors at Skidmore
Acclaimed experimental indie rock. With: Delicate Steve. 9 pm - $20

April 13: Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau at the Mahaiwe
Mandolin genius and modern jazz piano master. 8 pm - $25 and up

April 13: Julie Fowlis at Troy Music Hall
Scottish folk singer. Two of her songs were in the Disney movie Brave. 7:30 pm - $25

April 14: The Joy Formidable at Upstate Concert Hall
Shoegazy, quiet-loud-quiet, 90s-throwback kind of sound. With: Ribs, Teen Spirit. 7:30 pm - $13 ahead - $15 day of

April 14: Deerhoof at Valentine's
Noise/art rock veterans. With: People Get Ready. 7 pm - $13

April 18: Aimee Mann + Ted Leo at Helsinki Hudson
They've been performing together as #BOTH. - $55 ahead / $60 at door

April 18: Scotty McCreery at the Palace
Country singer, American Idol winner. With: Sarah Darling. 7:30 pm - $42.50 and up

April 18: Ninety Miles at the Massry Center
Jazz. Includes Albany native Stefon Harris. 7:30 pm - $30

April 18: Space Jesus at Red Square
A live band from an EDM producer. With: BioDiesel, Greenhouse Lounge. 8 pm

April 20: Voca People at Proctors
A cappella. "[F]riendly aliens from the planet Voca, somewhere behind the sun...where all communication is made by music and vocal expressions." 8 pm - $20 and up

April 21: Kottonmouth Kings at Upstate Concert Hall
Cali rap rock. 6 pm - $18 ahead / $20 day of

April 24: The Swedish Chamber Orchestra and pianist Garrick Ohlsson at Troy Music Hall
Playing works by Beethoven and Brahms. A Troy Chromatics show. 7:30 pm - $40 and $45

April 25: UK at The Egg
Featuring prog rock violinist Eddie Jobson. 8 pm - $74.50

April 25: Orchard Lounge at Bayou Albany
Chicago-based DJ collective. 8 pm - $14 ahead / $16 day of

April 26: Leo Kottke at The Egg
Acoustic guitar master. 8 pm - $34.50

April 26-27: Move Music Festival
A bunch of acts at venues around Albany. festival pass $15

April 27: Jake Shimabukuro at Troy Music Hall
Ukelele master, YouTube star. 8 pm - $24 and up (students and kids $15)

April 27: Time for Three at The Egg
String trio, "world's first classically-trained garage band." Coverers of Kanye and Daft Punk. 7:30 pm - $29.50

April 27: Albany Symphony Orchestra at the Palace
"Spring for Music" -- Gershwin, Gould and Gatsby. 7:30 pm - $19 and up

May 2: The Films of Laurie Anderson at EMPAC
Anderson and Pauline Oliveros will be playing together with a silent film. 8 pm - $6

May 3: The Babies at Valentine's
Indie rock. With: Birthdays, Party Boat. 7 pm

May 4: The Tenors at the Palace
Formerly The Canadian Tenors. They've both had a PBS special and performed with... Justin Bieber. 8 pm - $39.50

May 4: Gramatik at Upstate Concert Hall
DJ/remixer from Slovenia. 8 pm $20 ahead / $22 day of

May 6: Foals at Upstate Concert Hall
English dance rock. With: Surfer Blood, Blondfire. 8 pm - $18 ahead / $20 day of

May 10: Gabriel Kelly at The Linda
A guy with a guitar and a harmonica. With: MaryLeigh Roohan. 8 pm - $15

May 11: Joe Bonamassa at the Palace
Blues rock guitar star. $72 and up

May 15: Chelsea Light Moving at Helsinki Hudson
Led by Thurston Moore. 8 pm - $18 ahead / $20 at door

May 17: Albany Spring Fest at the Palace
Old school hip hop: Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh. 8 pm - $32 and up

May 18: The Darkness at Upstate Concert Hall
Glam rock. With: Airbourne. 8 pm - $20 ahead / $22 day of

May 18: Black Taxi at Bayou Albany
"[H]eavy on harmonies, spitfire guitar licks, body paint, and all manner of instrumentation." 8 pm - $10 ahead / $12 day of

May 18-19: Albany Symphony Orchestra and violinist Aisslinn Nosky at Troy Music Hall
Playing Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," along with a few other works. May 18 7:30 pm / May 19 3 pm - $19 and up

May 24: Pete Donnelly at Valentine's
From the Figgs. With: Hand Habits. 8 pm

May 25-26: Dave Matthews Band at SPAC
Back again. With: Galactic. 7 pm - $50 and up

June 1: ASO with Emanuel Ax at EMPAC
Acclaimed pianist. Part of the American Music Festival. 7:30 pm - $19 and up

June 1: Willie Nile at The Linda
Longtime rocker. 8 pm - $23

June 1: Club d'Elf with Marco Benevento at Red Square
"Moroccan-drenched dub-jazz." 8 pm - $12 ahead / $15 day of

June 2: Brad Paisley at SPAC
Big country star. With: Chris Young, Lee Brice. 7 pm - $30 and up

June 6: Metric at Upstate Concert Hall
Fight off the lethargy. 8 pm - $25 ahead / $27 day of

June 6: Sea Wolf at Valentine's
Indie folk rock. 8 pm - $10

June 6-9: Mountain Jam Festival at Hunter Mountain
Among the lineup: Gov't Mule, Phil Lesh, Primus, The Avett Brothers, the Lumineers, David Wax Museum. single day start at $79

June 7: Over the Rhine at Helsinki Hudson
Named after a neighborhood in Cincinnati. 9 pm - $20

June 8: Charlie Mars at the Linda
Folk rock singer/songwriter. 8 pm - $18

June 11: Son Volt at The Egg
Alt-country veterans. 7:30 pm - $24

June 13: Andrea Bocelli at the TU Center
Tenor, PBS fave, sold a zillion albums. 7:30 pm - $78 and up

June 13: Dropkick Murphys at Upstate Concert Hall
Celtic punk. 8 pm - $29.50

June 14: Atlas Genius at Bayou Albany
Australian alt-rock. 8 pm - $12 ahead / $14 day of

June 15: Why? at Valentine's
Indie rock/alt hip hop. With: Sarah Jaffe. 7 pm - $13

June 15: Stephen Kellogg at The Linda
Formerly of The Sixers. 8 pm - $20

June 16: Rascal Flatts at SPAC
Country. With: The Band Perry, Cassadee Pope (winner of The Voice). 6 pm - $30 and up

June 19: Fleetwood Mac at the TU Center
Don't stop thinking that they'll keep going. 8 pm - $37.50 and up

June 21-23: Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA
The Wilco festival. Among the lineup: Neko Case, Medeski Martin & Wood, Yo La Tengo, Low, John Hodgman, Radiolab. single day tickets start at $65

June 21: Hot Tuna at The Egg
Acoustic blues rock. With: Jill Sobule. 8 pm - $38.50

June 21: Melissa Etheridge at Tanglewood
With: Eric Hutchinson. 7 pm - $23.50 and up

June 22: Suzanne Vega at Helsinki Hudson
Her last name at birth was "Peck." 9 pm - $55 ahead / $60 at door

June 23: Tom Petty at SPAC
And the Heartbreakers. 8 pm - $39.50 and up

June 23: Joan Baez and The Indigo Girls at Tanglewood
Two generations of folk stars. 2:30 pm - $23.50 and up

June 23: The Handsome Family at Helsinki Hudson
Alt-country. With: Sean Rowe. 8 pm - $20

June 25: Rush at SPAC
"An evening with..." 7:30 pm - $36 and up

June 28-30: Old Songs Festival
At the Altamont Fairgrounds. single day tickets start at $35

June 29-30: Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC
Lineup includes: Tony Bennett, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rudresh Mahanthappa. $55 and up

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Dirty Projectors: Jason Frank Rothenberg | Neko Case: Jason Creps | Ninety Miles via Ninety Miles FB | Joy Formidable via The Joy Formidable website


Great to see Black Taxi on the list - they are fantastic performers and play some pretty great music if you ask me. Definitely won't be missing that show.

Now if only we'd finally be told who's playing at Tulip Fest this year. It's barely a month away, spill the beans!!

Is Atlas Genius here because it's my birthday?? Those guys are great! I'm super jazzed about what's coming up. We're really lucky to have all this variety in our region.

Even metalheads read AOA!

Opeth 4/28/13 Upstate Concert Hall
Clutch 5/3/13 Upstate Concert Hall

May 11: Joe Bonamassa at the Palace
Blues rock guitar star. $72 and up

$72.00 ... say it ain't so Joe

NRBQ at The Ale House 4/18, Pete Donnelly at Spring St. Gallery 5/23.

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