Items tagged with 'Troy Music Hall'

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer at Troy Music Hall

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer

Thile and Meyer

Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile is scheduled to return to the Capital Region October 10 for a show at the Troy Music Hall with bassist Edgar Meyer. Tickets are $27 and up -- they go on sale to the general public Monday, June 16.

Thile has been on fire over the last few years -- earning acclaim with the progressive bluegrass band the Punch Brothers, and being named a MacArthur fellow.

But why stop with just with one MacArthur "genius." Meyer was awarded one of the grants in 2002, and has collaborated with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma.

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Also announced today: Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are set to play a show at the Troy Music Hall October 24. Tickets are $25 and up -- they go on sale Monday, June 16.

Test drive tickets
Something new (or, at least, new to us): The Troy Music Hall is offering "test drive" tickets -- discounted tickets to people who have never a attended a show there before. These tickets are just $15 for the shows mentioned above. Call the box office for details.

The Troy Music Hall advertises on AOA.

Drawing: Mike Birbiglia at Troy Music Hall

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Birbigs.

Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

Comedian/storyteller/actor/writer/director/This American Life regular Mike Birbiglia will be at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall March 21 for a show. We have a pair of tickets, and we're giving them away -- maybe to you.

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

In Sleepwalk with Me, Mike Birbiglia shared stories about some of his odd dreams and sleepwalking. So, tell us about one of your funny dreams.

Or, if you don't have a funny dream to share, in honor of the Pizza Pillow, what's the pizza of your dreams?

So, either a funny dream or a dream pizza. We'll draw one winner at random. Totally non-redeemable bonus points for a funny dream involving pizza.

Birbiglia's current tour is titled "Thank God for Jokes." Blurbage: "Mike Birbiglia returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories about 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 Friday, March 21. Tickets are $29 and up.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 8 pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 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 noon on Wednesday, March 12 and must respond by noon on Thursday, March 13.

Troy Music Hall advertises on AOA.

photo: Brian Friedman

Mike Birbiglia at Troy Music Hall

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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

Drawing: Elvis Costello at Troy Music Hall

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Elvis Costello's solo show at Troy Music Hall is sold out, but you could win tickets.

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:

+ Josh Ritter on September 26
+ Paula Poundstone on October 5
+ Roseanne Cash on December 19
+ Sean Rowe next April

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

Sean Rowe at Troy Music Hall

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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 at Troy Music Hall

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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

Troy Music Hall 2013-2014 season

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Josh Ritter will be there in September.

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.

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Jake Shimabukuro, Lisa Loeb at Troy Music Hall

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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.

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Drawing: Ira Glass at the Troy Music Hall

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Act 1: The question. Act 2: Random draw. Act 3: Tickets.

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.

Bonus Ira bits: Here's his recent Ask a Grown Man/balloon animal DIY at Rookie. (He's sort of a mentor to Tavi.) And a recent AMA on Reddit.

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

Troy Music Hall 2012-2013 season includes "An Evening with Ira Glass"

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Act 1: A show in Troy...

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.

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First Niagara/HSBC branch consolidation includes branch at Troy Music Hall

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It's a bank. It's a music hall. It's currently both. And at the very least, will be a music hall going forward.

First Niagara has announced which bank branches it will be eliminating as part of its purchase of HSBC's upstate New York branches, first announced last August.

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?

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Tickets for Andrew Bird at Troy Music Hall

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Bird watching.

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.

The show at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall starts at 8 pm on October 13. Frequent Bird collaborator Dosh is the opener. Tickets are $33.50.

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

Andrew Bird at Troy Music Hall

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He knows big words.

Check it out: Andrew Bird is playing the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall October 13. Frequent collaborator Dosh opens.

Great -- but that's a long way off. Why mention it now? Because tickets go on sale this Friday. They're $33.50.

About Bird, from an AV Club interview a few years ago:

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.

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