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5SOS has young SPAC audience jumping for joy

5SOS has young SPAC audience jumping for joy

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
Their intent? To blow the roof off Saratoga Performing Arts Center, as drummer Ashton Irwin explained. But did they achieve this goal? For most anyone at Five Seconds of Summer’s concert Wednesday night, the answer would seem to be “yes.”
 

Terrance Simien Saratoga concert postponed

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
Friday night’s Terrance Simien concert at the Newberry Music Hall in Saratoga Springs has been postponed indefintely, according to Simien’s management.
 
Counting Crows’ frontman branching out

Counting Crows’ frontman branching out

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
Adam Duritz is taking care of himself this summer. “We’re playing much longer shows now,” said the frontman, principal composer and vocalist for rockers Counting Crows.
 
Katrina anniversary evokes city’s great music

Katrina anniversary evokes city’s great music

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Ten years ago tomorrow, Hurricane Katrina slammed ashore east of New Orleans. When the levees failed, floodwaters drowned nearly two thousand residents of America’s most musical, magical city.
The first music I ever loved was what we call Dixieland up here but is revered (and still played) as traditional jazz in New Orleans.
 
Beach House offers moody, interesting show

Beach House offers moody, interesting show

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
Beach House, the “dream pop” duo from Baltimore, played Monday night at the Upstate Concert Hall.
 

Dead and Company to play TU Center

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
The band Dead and Company will play at the Times Union Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
 
Philadelphia Orchestra ends run at SPAC on high note
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Philadelphia Orchestra ends run at SPAC on high note

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
The final week of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center gave huge crowds the pleasure and privilege of watching the orchestra’s music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin in action.
 
EMPAC curator scours globe for challenging music
TROY

EMPAC curator scours globe for challenging music

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Performances at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are always explorations of sound. The guy behind most of these concerts is Argeo Ascani, curator, producer, director, researcher and talent scout.
 
Orchestra musicians play ‘grassical’ in Saratoga 'pop-up'
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Orchestra musicians play ‘grassical’ in Saratoga 'pop-up'

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
The string band in the Druthers Brewing courtyard Wednesday afternoon played with the foot-tapping propulsive rhythms and Appalachian melancholy of great bluegrass music.
 
British band Life in Film sounds off on 'Jangle Pop'

British band Life in Film sounds off on 'Jangle Pop'

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Life in Film, featuring lead singer Samuel Fry, bassist Dominic Sennett and drummer Micky Osment to The Hollow in Albany on Saturday. The show is sponsored by Vermont alternative radio station WEQX.
 
Beach House bringing dream pop to Upstate hall
CLIFTON PARK

Beach House bringing dream pop to Upstate hall

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Beach House -- Victoria Legrand and her musical soulmate, Alex Scally -- are on tour promoting their newest album, “Depression Cherry,” coming out Friday, Aug. 21, on the Sub Pop label.
 
5 Seconds of Summer: We're not a boy band!

5 Seconds of Summer: We're not a boy band!

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Luke and the boys of 5SOS HATE that description.
 
Rarely heard works delight Chamber Society crowd
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Rarely heard works delight Chamber Society crowd

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
One of the missions of the Chamber Music Society is to present pieces that are overlooked gems, worthy masterpieces or just unusual.
 
Tanglewood weekend offers almost too much to see?
LENOX, Mass.

Tanglewood weekend offers almost too much to see?

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Tanglewood's weekend concerts included a farewell, and an award, for TMC conductor John Oliver'.
 
Metal crossover muddies Gilbert's show at SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Metal crossover muddies Gilbert's show at SPAC

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Country star Brantley Gilbert, playing at SPAC Sunday night, crossed over into hard rock and heavy metal so much that any elements of country music were often indistinguishable in the music, aside from the standard bro-country lyrics worshiping small towns, jacked-up trucks and all-night parties.
 
 

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