Items tagged with 'Troy Music Hall'
Comedian/storyteller/actor/writer/director Mike Birbiglia will be at the Troy Music Hall for a show March 21. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 6 at 5 pm online, and in person on December 9 -- they're $29 and $34 (students get a $3 discount).
Birbiglia is probably best known for his one-man show Sleep Walk with Me and his appearances on This American Life. He collaborated with TAL host Ira Glass to turn Sleep Walk with Me into a film of the same title that was released last year.
Birbiglia's new show is Thank God For Jokes. Tour blurbage:
With this show, award-winning filmmaker, author, and comedian Mike Birbiglia returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories of telling jokes and how that can get you in trouble. Join Birbiglia as he visits Cats-a-chusetts, argues with someone about their nut allergy, hosts an awards show for angry celebrities, and learns that Fozzie Bear is a tough act to follow.
The Troy Music Hall show is at 8 pm on March 21 (a Friday).
The Troy Music Hall advertises on AOA.
photo: Brian Friedman
Update: Drawing's closed!
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall opens its 2013-2014 season next week. And one of the highlights of the season is Elvis Costello's solo show on November 6. It's already sold out. But AOA has one pair of tickets -- and they could be yours.
To enter the drawing answer the following question:
Elvis Costello is always reinventing himself, and exploring new sounds. He was cool in the 80s and he's still cool today. What's something in the Capital Region that is enduringly cool?
We'll pick one winner at random.
Among the other shows coming up this season at the Troy Music Hall:
Tickets are on sale for all those performances, and the rest of the 2013-2014 season.
Important: All comments must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. 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 am on Thursday, September 19 and must respond by 8 pm that night.
photo: Andy Gotts
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall announced today that Sean Rowe is set to play the hall April 12, 2014. Tickets are $20, $25, $30 -- they go on sale to the general public September 3 (and are currently on sale to music hall members).
It's fitting that Rowe is playing the Troy Music Hall. He's probably played almost every other venue and bar in the city. (We remember seeing him play to just a handful of people in Riverfront Park one time.) Now he's touring the world, appearing on TV, and getting promoted by NPR. It's all well earned.
The show is a benefit for the Rensselaer Land Trust. That also makes sense -- Rowe has a pretty clear appreciation for nature, and he's an expert on wild edibles. (See his recent excitement about finding black walnuts and mushrooms.)
We gotta think this show has a chance of selling out. So if you want to go, it's probably a good idea to get tickets sooner than later.
photo: Marius Bugge
Elvis Costello is set to play the Troy Music Hall November 6. Tickets are $40 -- they go on sale to the general public this Friday, August 9 (there's also a member pre-sale now).
This tour is being billed as "Elvis Costello - SOLO," with "intimate performances."
As you know, Costello is considered one of the all-time greats. He and his band, the Attractions, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. More recently, Costello's been collaborating with The Roots.
photo: Andy Gotts
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has announced the slate for its 2013-2014 season. Among the highlights: Josh Ritter, Angelique Kidjo, Rosanne Cash, and Jim Breuer.
Tickets went on sale today (July 17).
Full slate after the jump.
The Troy Music Hall announced a new slate of upcoming shows this week. Among them:
+ Lisa Loeb (and Nine Stories, and her glasses) March 23
+ Uke star Jake Shimabukuro April 27
The whole slate is post jump.
Tickets for Lisa Loeb go on sale to the general public December 10. General tickets for Jake Shimabukuro and the rest of the new slate go on sale December 12.
Update: Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!
This American Life host/producer/creator Ira Glass will be at the Troy Music Hall December 1. We have a pair of the tickets -- which include a pre-show meet-and-greet with him -- and we're giving them away. Maybe to you.
To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:
What's your favorite story?
It could be your favorite story from This American Life, or your favorite story from when you were a kid, or your favorite book, or whatever. We'll pick one winner at random.
The Troy Music Hall appearance is billed as "Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass." From the blurbage:
Glass will talk about today's media environment, about how he makes "This American Life" in that context, and how he and his staff find compelling stories and make shows from them that are unique in broadcast journalism.
Onstage, Glass will combine his live narration with quotes and music from "This American Life", mixing them to re-create a radio segment before your eyes, explaining memorable, funny, and serious excerpts from the show from his point of view at the heart of public radio.
The show starts at 8 pm. Tickets start at $25.
Important: All comments must be submitted by 5 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2012 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. 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 noon on Wednesday and must respond by noon on Thursday, November 15.
The Troy Music Hall advertises on AOA.
photo: Stuart Mullenberg
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall announced its first slate of show for the 2012-2013 season today -- and the show that immediately jumped out at us: "Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass" on December 1.
From the blurbage for the show with the creator and host This American Life:
Join Ira for a fascinating evening as he leads the audience through the creation of This American Life and talks about the state of media today. He will talk about his program and how it's put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, how he and his staff try to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn't usually do. As part of this, Glass mixes stories from the show, live onstage, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. He plays funny and memorable moments from the show, and explains about what was behind their creation. Expect an evening that is sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, and certainly intriguing.
Tickets for that show start at $25.
The whole schedule released today is after the jump. Tickets will be available to Troy Music Hall members starting June 26 -- and to the general public July 11.
The bank is consolidating ten branches in the Capital Region's core counties -- split evenly between current HSBC locations and current First Niagra locations. In many cases, the branches are almost right next to each other. The list is after the jump.
On the consolidation list: the First Niagara branch in the bottom of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall building. So, what's that mean for the music hall?
Drawing's closed! Winner's been notified!
Next Thursday (October 13) at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Andrew Bird. We have a pair of tickets. And we're giving them away.
Bird's an unusual musician -- a rare bird, you might say (thank you, we'll be here all week). So to enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:
What's rare in the Capital Region?
We'll pick one answer at random.
Andrew Bird's music really is hard to describe. And on top of being genre defying, he's continually evolving his songs. You just have to listen. Among his recent work: a cover of "Bein' Green" for the new Muppets movie soundtrack.
Important: All comments must be submitted by noon on Friday (October 7, 2011) to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. 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 5 pm on Friday and must respond by 9 am Monday (October 10).
Yep, the Troy Music Hall advertises on AOA.
photo: Cameron Wittig
Great -- but that's a long way off. Why mention it now? Because tickets go on sale this Friday. They're $33.50.
Musical polymath Andrew Bird is the quintessential word-of-mouth artist. His music, which draws elements from pop, classical, jazz, and folk traditions, defies easy genre categorization, and his modest Midwestern persona is amiable, but not striking. A "next big thing" he is not. Yet his name has been quietly buzzing in taste-making music circles for years, with each new release quietly building on the sleeper success of the last.
And from a Paste review of Bird's Noble Beast: "Andrew Bird has always been a bit of a showoff. For good reason, though--he's an incredible violinist and composer, he knows big words like apocrypha, and anyone who can make a human whistle sound like the wind, a voice, a theremin and a saw, might as well prove it."
Here's a performance by Bird at TED last year.
Yep, the Troy Music Hall does advertise on AOA.