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Lowe, Straitjackets ready for holiday show

Lowe, Straitjackets ready for holiday show

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
In a wondrously odd mutual-admiration mash-up, Nick Lowe brings his Quality Holiday Revue to The Egg on Friday with Los Straitjackets as his band.
 
Melodies of Christmas producer enjoys intricacy of setting the stage

Melodies of Christmas producer enjoys intricacy of setting the stage

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Thousands of people have watched the annual Melodies of Christmas extravaganza on television and even that many more have actually attended the four-day show, which opens today at Proctors Theatre.
 
Composer Torke pens cello work for ASO

Composer Torke pens cello work for ASO

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Composer Michael Torke has written music for the Olympics and the Walt Disney Company, for opera companies and ballet companies. His new work, a cello concerto, will be performed by the Albany Symphony Orchestra this weekend.
 

Korn’s physical music shakes up the Armory crowd

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Korn’s stage show seeks to take no prisoners. Wednesday night at the Washington Avenue Armory they attacked an 80-minute set with loud, physically punishing tunes for a good-sized crowd of mostly 20-something males.
 
Local favorites will offer seasonal songs

Local favorites will offer seasonal songs

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
The holiday beats go on, in the capable hands of pianist Jim Brickman, the folk veterans of the Nowell Sing We Clear crew, our own Local-518 kids’ faves the Zucchini Brothers, and area jazz singer Jeanne O’Connor.
 
Weekend of holiday concerts on tap
CAPITAL REGION

Weekend of holiday concerts on tap

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
There’s a plethora of concerts beginning Friday that will give holiday music fans all kinds of options.
 
SCHENECTADY

Review: Slambovians' eclectic sounds bring friends to Eighth Step

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Review: It’s not easy to pigeonhole the Grand Slambovians, a band that could fit in at a folk festival, a Renaissance fair or on the jam-band scene. But “fit in” is not the best phrase to use describing the Slambovians.
 
Elizabeth McGovern shows musical side
ALBANY

Elizabeth McGovern shows musical side

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Actress Elizabeth McGovern, one of the stars of the PBS hit “Downton Abbey,” is hard at work on another artistic career, fronting a folk-rock band called Sadie and the Hotheads.
 
Holiday concerts pouring in

Holiday concerts pouring in

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Celebrating the holidays starts early this year for many musical organizations. Unfortunately, most of them will have concerts on the same day. So, unless you’re a fan of a specific group, it might be the toss of a coin that decides which concert to attend.
 
Fiery J. Geils sets stage for Seger’s classic hits
ALBANY

Fiery J. Geils sets stage for Seger’s classic hits

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Peter Wolf pranced around the stage, like a kid still. Seger still had force behind that raspy voice — and he was not afraid to yell.
 
TROY

Dorian quintet veers from standard repertoire

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
The Dorian Wind Quintet, one of the preeminent wind quintets in the world, performed Saturday night before a large crowd at Emma Willard’s Kiggins Hall as part of the Friends of Chamber Music series.
 

O.A.R. keeps it simple, smooth with reggae-infused tunes

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
Many of the band’s others songs are vocal-driven pop — good songs on the stronger side of radio airplay. But the Jamaican dance grooves set the band apart, and Wednesday night’s show at the Palace affirmed this.
 

Super Soul Fest one reason to be thankful

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
We have plenty to be thankful for, apart from not having Buffalo’s weather. Even in this holiday stretch, we have lots of live music here while the kids are home from wherever and need a night out.
 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra opens ‘The Christmas Attic’

Trans-Siberian Orchestra opens ‘The Christmas Attic’

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Paul O’Neill likes the early Christmas rush.
 

Menzel to perform at Tanglewood in August

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Singer Idina Menzel will be coming to Tanglewood in August as part of her 2015 world tour.
 
 

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