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The Kooks headline Tulip Festival
ALBANY

The Kooks headline Tulip Festival

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
British rock-pop band The Kooks will headline this year’s Tulip Fest, set for May 9 and 10 in Albany’s Washington Park.
 

Schenectady Symphony entertains with Baroque, Classical

Monday, March 30, 2015
Twenty-two string players from the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra performed a mostly Baroque concert Sunday afternoon to entertain an enthusiastic and near-capacity crowd at Proctors’ intimate GE Theater.
 
Review: Gauthier, Moorer a stunning, compelling duo at Egg
ALBANY

Review: Gauthier, Moorer a stunning, compelling duo at Egg

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Review: Mary Gauthier's and Allison Moorer's riverting duo show at The Egg on Friday was intimate as a confession and ultimately less about sharing a soulful Southern sound than about the bravery of two bruised, bold healing hearts.
 
Gibsons pay homage to other bluegrass brother groups

Gibsons pay homage to other bluegrass brother groups

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Bluegrass fans can find the Gibson Brothers at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville these days.
 

British pianist tackles Beethoven with lyric, romantic flair

Monday, March 23, 2015
British pianist Paul Lewis gave his debut Sunday afternoon at Union College’s Memorial Chapel in an all-Beethoven program that showed why he’s considered one of the world’s foremost interpreters of this composer’s works.
 
Review: New Yor-Uba's ambitious jazz has multicultural reach
ALBANY

Review: New Yor-Uba's ambitious jazz has multicultural reach

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Review: Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba made music as complex as its ambitious name on Saturday at The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, re-imagining jazz through the twin prisms of African-based Cuban folk rhythms and New York post-bop.
 
ASO to perform reimagined Mozart Requiem
TROY

ASO to perform reimagined Mozart Requiem

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Sleeping Giant, a collective of six composers, has created an ending for Mozart's unfinished Requiem, which the Albany Symphony Orchestra will perform this weekend.
 
‘Voice’ contestant Fredericks a regular teen
GLEN

‘Voice’ contestant Fredericks a regular teen

Monday, March 16, 2015
After leaving the bright lights in Los Angeles and returning home to rural Montgomery County, teenage singing sensation Sawyer Fredericks’ life hasn’t really changed. Except that "now I am responding to fan mail and people know me in the community.”
 

Eric Church delivers hits to enthusiastic crowd

Friday, March 13, 2015
Country star Eric Church and opener Drive-by Truckers, stars in a different league, played a pretty full Times Union Center Thursday night. Most of the crowd skipped the first act, missing an excellent 45-minute set of good, soulful alt-country.
 
Simmonds brings Savoy Brown to Van Dyck

Simmonds brings Savoy Brown to Van Dyck

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Guitarist Kim Simmonds, a dependable, durable journeyman, deeply steeped in blues sounds and traditions, brings his band Savoy Brown to the Van Dyck on Friday.
 
New Riders back in the saddle
ALBANY

New Riders back in the saddle

Thursday, March 12, 2015
New Riders formed during the summer of 1969, are touring again and making a stop Friday at The Egg in Albany.
 
Performer Brassy focuses on lyrics, rhyme
ALBANY

Performer Brassy focuses on lyrics, rhyme

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Luke Olensky, AKA Luca Brassy, will perform at a cancer benefit concert at Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre in Albany on Friday.
 
Talea Ensemble to play avant-garde Poppe work
TROY

Talea Ensemble to play avant-garde Poppe work

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
On Friday, the 24 members of the contemporary music ensemble Talea will perform German composer Enno Poppe’s “Speicher” in its U.S. premiere at EMPAC.
 
Review: St. Vincent takes crowd on trip to tomorrow
CLIFTON PARK

Review: St. Vincent takes crowd on trip to tomorrow

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Review: Annie Clark, known as St. Vincent, played her far-out set to a sold-out Upstate Concert Hall Saturday night.
 
Erykah Badu, Cassandra Wilson set for Freihofer’s Jazz

Erykah Badu, Cassandra Wilson set for Freihofer’s Jazz

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Erykah Badu, Cassandra Wilson, Al Di Meola, Sheila E. and the Django Festival All-Stars are among the 20 acts set to perform at the 38th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, June 27-28 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
 
 

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