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Concert announcements: The Black Keys, They Might Be Giants, Avett Brothers

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The Black Keys

A few concert announcements today:

Black Keys at Mountain Jam
The Black Keys will be the headliner for the Mountain Jam festival at Hunter Mountain June 4-7. The duo is set to play the Saturday of the festival. Other headliners announced: Gov't Mule and moe. Tickets for the festival are currently $185 for a 3-day pass and $239 for a 4-day pass.

They Might Be Giants at UCH
They Might Be Giants return to the area to play Upstate Concert Hall April 22. Tickets are $20 ahead / $23 day of and they're on sale now.

Avett Brothers at Brewery Ommegang
The first announced show of the outdoor summer season at Brewery Ommegang: The Avett Brothers on June 13, with John Prine. Tickets are $55 and on sale December 19.
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Earlier on AOA: Talking with They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh about The Egg

photo: Danny Clinch

Neutral Milk Hotel at Brewery Ommegang

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Indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel is scheduled to play a show at Brewery Ommegang September 6. Tickets are on sale -- they're $36 ($51 with camping).

Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, released in 1998, is one of the most influential indie rock albums of all time. While it did OK when first released, and its reputation has risen over time, it's the sort of album that probably had a big effect not so much because of how many people bought it or listened to it, but who listened to it -- and the bands they'd end up forming. Its influences have popped up in all sorts of acts over the last decade plus. (Arcade Fire is a prominent example.)

Brewery Ommegang summer 2014 concerts
May 23: Modest Mouse, with Frank Turner
May 24: Modest Mouse, with Brand New (sold out)
August 1: Conor Oberst and Dawes, with The Baseball Project
August 3: Old Crow Medicine Show
September 6: Neutral Milk Hotel

photo via Neutral Milk Hotel FB

Conor Oberst at Brewery Ommegang

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Another summer concert: Conor Oberst is set to play at a show at Brewery Ommegang August 1. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 25 -- they're $35 in advance / $15 for camping, in advance.

Oberst will be backed by the band Dawes. And the openers -- The Baseball Project -- include a few people you might recognize: Peter Buck and Mike Mills, among others.

Oberst played a show at The Egg in 2012 and it sold out. Obviously the field at Ommegang is bigger than that theater, but if you're interested in going, getting tickets sooner rather than later might not be a bad idea. (See: Modest Mouse.)

photo: Butch Hogan

Second Modest Mouse show added at Brewery Ommegang

modest mouse on trees

After the near instant sell out of the May 24 Modest Mouse show at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, a second show has been added for May 23. Tickets go on sale this Friday (March 14) at 10 am -- they're $45 ahead.

The opener for the Friday, May 23 show is Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls. (They were in town for a show at Upstate Concert Hall last November.) The Saturday opener -- Brand New (which played a sold out show at UCH last fall) -- wasn't available, according to the show's promoter.

So, it should go without saying that if you're interested in getting tickets for this new show, you should prepare to buy them when they go on sale Friday. Tickets will be sold through the Dan Smalls Presents website and at Brewery Ommegang. May the ticket server odds be ever in your favor.

Modest Mouse at Brewery Ommegang

modest mouse on trees

Presumably it will be the actual band, and not just tree trunks that look like them.

Updated March 7: The show sold out in less than an hour. The promoter says they're looking into adding a second show.
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Concerts are returning to Brewery Ommegang again this summer. And the first one was announced today: Modest Mouse is playing at the brewery in Cooperstown May 24. Tickets* go on sale this Friday, March 7 -- they're $45 ahead / another $15/person for camping.

Modest Mouse joins the string of reasonably big names to play at the brewery over the last few summers, among them: Bon Iver, Cake, Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco. The opener for the Modest Mouse show is Brand New, which played a sold-out show at Upstate Concert Hall last fall.

The shows at Ommegang are in the field behind the brewery. On-site camping is available for extra fee.

*Tickets will be available via the concert promoter's website, and at Oliver's Beverage in Albany.

Earlier on AOA: Why Ommegang became a concert destination

Drawing: Ommegang Hop Chef Albany 2013

ommegang_hop_chef_2013_badge.pngDrawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

Brewery Ommegang's multi-city Hop Chef series is back in Albany this Friday evening. Blurbage:

An outstanding line-up of Capitol Region chefs will each create one dish showcasing their imaginative beer and food pairing skills. The dishes, all paired with Ommegang ales, will be served to a panel of judges, and to all attendees, to taste and score.

We have a pair of tickets to the event and we're giving them away -- maybe to you. To enter, please answer this question in the comments:

When it's hot and muggy -- like it's been lately -- what do you want to eat?

We'll pull one winner at random. Non-redeemable bonus points for specific and local answers.

Hop Chef Albany is this Friday, July 12 from 5:30-8 pm at the Hilton Albany. Tickets are $55 each. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Schoharie Area Long Term's recovery efforts.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 5 pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 10 pm on Wednesday and must respond by noon on Thursday, July 11.

Ommegang Take the Black Stout

ommegang take the black stoutBrewery Ommegang in Cooperstown has announced the next of its Game of Thrones-themed beers: Take the Black Stout.

According to Zap2It, "Take the Black Stout was brewed with star anise and licorice root. It is slated to appear in stores and bars nationwide in Fall 2013." It also reports that Ommegang will be be doubling the production run of Take the Black because of the success of its first Thrones beer, Iron Throne Blonde. (Apparently Zap2It had an "exclusive" on this.)

Hop Chef Albany
Also Ommegang-related: The brewery is bringing its multi-city "Hop Chef" series back to Albany on July 12. Blurbage:

An outstanding line-up of Capitol Region chefs will each create one dish showcasing their imaginative beer and food pairing skills. The dishes, all paired with Ommegang ales, will be served to a panel of judges, and to all attendees, to taste and score.

The event is at the Hilton Albany (which was the Hotel Albany, which was the Crowne Plaza). Tickets are $55. A portion of the proceeds will benefit SALT.

Earlier on AOA: Trying Ommegang's new Iron Throne Blonde, and toasting the King of the North

photo: Brewery Ommegang

Two shows at Ommegang: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Black Crowes

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Ms. Potter and company.

Updated

Two concerts announced today for Brewery Ommegang, and they're back to back:

Grace Potter
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are lined up for a show at Brewery Ommengag July 25. Tickets are $35 ahead -- they go on sale this Friday (April 26.)

The rock/blues/folk band's popularity has been rising steadily since it started in Vermont about 10 years ago as an indie. The album it released last summer debuted at #17 on the Billboard's Top 200 album. And a show at The Egg this past February sold out in just a few hours.

The Ommegang show starts at 7 pm (gates at 5 pm) on July 25. In addition to the $35 advance ticket, there's also $10 advance camping. The day of prices are $40 and $20.

The group is also set to play a show at Tanglewood August 19 with Josh Ritter.

Black Crowes

Update: This show has been moved to September 5.

The next day, July 26, The Black Crowes are set to play a show at the brewery. Tickets are $45 / $10 camping ahead ($50 and $20 day of) -- they also go on sale this Friday (April 26).

It's been 23 years since Shake Your Money Maker was released, long enough that the band decided it was time release an old-songs-but-acoustic-this time album last year.

Openers are The London Souls.

Also at Ommegang this summer: Americana band Old Crow Medicine Show is slated to be there May 26. Openers are Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys, and Driftwood. Tickets are $35 ahead ($45 with camping).

photo: Phil Andelman

Earlier on AOA: Why Ommegang became a concert destination

Trying Ommegang's new Iron Throne Blonde, and toasting the King of the North

ommegang game of thrones dinner composite

By Danielle Sanzone

Beer geekdom went to a whole new level with the recent release of Brewery Ommegang's Iron Throne Blonde Ale, which is inspired by the HBO show Game of Thrones.

And how does a brewery celebrate the release of such a beer? With a dinner this past Friday at its Cooperstown cafe pairing wild game dishes with beer, fur-clad diners, and toasts to the King of the North.

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Game of Thrones beer dinner at Ommegang

ommegang game of thrones bottleBrewery Ommegang is releasing its new Game of Thrones-inspired ale with a wild game dinner March 15 at the brewery in Cooperstown. Blurbage:

Chef Dimitrios Menagias of City Beer Hall in Albany will be hosting a decadent night of beer and food pairing, Friday, March 15th. This will be the first time the Ommegang Iron Throne ale will be released. To celebrate the release, guests will be transported to a culinary King's Landing through a serious of masterfully paired dishes fit for any Lannister, Stark or Tully.
Tickets for the dinner include a decadent 5-course dinner with matching beers to pair and the first bottles of the limited edition Game of Thrones Iron Throne ale to be released from the brewery. To compliment the Iron Throne ale, guests will also receive a commemorative Game of Thrones glass.

Tickets are $100, and are available ahead by calling (607) 286-4090 (Ommegang says it's expecting the event to sell out). The dinner starts with a beer tasting at 7 pm, and seating at 7:30 pm. "This is a strictly 21+ event."

Earlier on AOA: Ommegang making a Game of Thrones beer

image: Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang making a Game of Thrones beer

game of thronesBrewery Ommegang says it's partnering with HBO to create a series of Game of Thrones beers. From the blurbage:

Iron Throne Blonde Ale is the inaugural beer in the series. The result of a creative collaboration between Brewmaster Phil Leinhart and HBO, the new Iron Throne Blonde Ale will launch nationwide timed to the show's third season debut this spring on March 31.
The collaboration between Ommegang and HBO is focused on developing unique beers that directly tie into themes, characters and nuances of the medieval-like fantasy realm of Westeros and the surrounding kingdoms, where the competition to sit on the Iron Throne is fierce and deadly.

Ommegang says Iron Throne Blonde Ale will be available on draft and in bottles. Apparently the partnership includes the potential for three other beers, each to be released with a new season of the show. [NYT]

We can't decide if this is fun and kind of goofy, or sounds like the sort of drink Fonzi might enjoy after waterskiing. It might be both.

Update: There's an image of the bottle post jump.

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Scythe & Sickle

ommegang scythe and sickleOmmegang has released its first seasonal fall (er, "harvest season") beer: Scythe and Sickle. And apparently it's pretty good.

From a review by Bret Setka at The L Magazine:

It's a nice beer to look at with its hazy copper tone. The amber ale has a malty aroma and a hint of toasty hard candy sweetness like you find in Oktoberfest beer--just the right amount of Werther's Original. But where Oktoberfests stop, Sycthe and Sickle keeps going. Brewed from barley, oats, wheat and rye--all traditionally grown in Upstate New York--it has an added spicy complexity and a bit of creamy smoothness from the wheat. Hops are noticeable but reserved and contribute to the beer's perfect balance.

Here's the Beer Advocate profile for Scythe & Sickle (score: 85). And Paste recently rated it #5 out 16 fall beers in a taste test (#2 was Southern Tier Harvest).

Has anyone spotted this in the wild in the Capital Region -- or, even better, tried it?

photo: Brewery Ommegang

Beekman Boys dinner at Ommegang

fabulous beekman boys in a circleThis Saturday Brewery Ommegang is hosting a dinner with "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" -- Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell (maybe you've seen their TV show). The dinner will include cheese from the Beekman farm in Sharon Springs, as well as Ommegang beer pairings (of course).

Dinner is at 7 pm. Tickets are $75 per person (tax and tip not included). Reservations: (607) 286-4090.

Menu is post jump.

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Why Ommegang became a concert destination

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Cake performing at Ommegang earlier this year. / photo: Skyla Pojednic - photoset

By Casey Normile

When the band Cake showed up for their concert at Brewery Ommegang earlier this summer, their first question was: "Where's the ping-pong table?"

And that question helps explain how Cooperstown, better known for baseball, has become a destination for big music shows this summer, including Wilco this week -- and Bon Iver in September.

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Bon Iver at Ommegang

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Justin Vernon

Indie folk band Bon Iver is playing a show at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown September 17. Advance tickets are $39.50 ($54.50 with camping) -- $45 day of. They go on sale this Friday (June 29).

Bon Iver started, somewhat famously now, with singer songwriter Justin Vernon holing up in a cabin Wisconsin. The resulting album -- For Emma, Forever Ago -- was first released in 2007 and went on to all sorts of critical acclaim. A second, self-titled album in 2011 continued to draw high praise.

Because of the odd ways these things work, Bon Iver won the Grammy for "Best New Artist" in... 2012. (Much to the confusion of seemingly many people.)

The opener for the show at Ommegang is Anais Mitchell. The show is rain or shine. Chairs and blankets are allowed -- but "no glass, pets, umbrellas, alcohol, tailgating, coolers or outside food or beverage."

By the way: "Bon Iver" is based, sort of, on the French for "good winter."

photo via Bon Iver Facebook

Tickets for Cake at Brewery Ommegang

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By this point, we're guessing they've figured out how to afford the rock 'n roll lifestyle.

Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed! Congrats to Drew!

The band Cake is playing outside Friday evening at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown. It sounds like a great show. We have a pair of tickets for it, and we're giving them away -- maybe to you.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

What's your favorite cake?

It could be a specific cake from a specific place, or just a type in general. We'll draw one winner at random from the comments.

The Cake show at Ommegang starts Friday at 8 pm. Gates open at 5:30 and there will be food and drink available for purchase. The show is outside and lawn chairs are allowed. Tickets are $42.50.

This show is just the first of a solid lineup at Ommegang this summer, including Death Cab for Cutie (July 21), Lyle Lovett (July 27), and Wilco (July 28).

Important: All comments must be submitted by 10 pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 to be entered in the drawing. One entry per person, please. You must answer the question to be in the drawing. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment (seriously, we want to give you the tickets). The winner will be notified via email by 11:59 pm on Wednesday and must respond by noon on Thursday (June 14, 2012).

photo via Cake Facebook

Death Cab for Cutie at Ommegang, Conor Oberst at The Egg

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Deathcab for Cutie

And all the (now somewhat older) indie kids went "Squee!"

Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie is playing at Brewery Ommegang July 21 (a Saturday). It's an outside, rain-or-shine show. Tickets go on sale May 4 (this Friday). They're $39.50.

As you know, Death Cab is a former indie fave now gone mainstream. Frontman Ben Gibbard also collaborated with Jimmy Tamborello on The Postal Service. (His collaboration with Zooey Deschanel was less successful). And Death Cab is Seth Cohen's favorite band.

Conor Oberst
Conor Oberst is playing The Egg July 25 (a Wednesday). Tickets go on sale May 4. They're $35 ahead / $40 day of.

Oberst has often created music under the name Bright Eyes, along with a bunch of other collaborations. The show at The Egg will be solo and acoustic.

Death Cab photo: Danny Clinch

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