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Gogol Bordello: Gypsy punk coming to Upstate

CLIFTON PARK

Gogol Bordello: Gypsy punk coming to Upstate

Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello will be rolling through Clifton Park with accordions in tow Friday for a show at the Upstate Concert Hall.

Dolly Parton to open Tanglewood season

Dolly Parton to open Tanglewood season

Country music singer Dolly Parton will make her Tanglewood debut with a season-opening performance at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, joining the Tanglewood 2016 Popular Artist line-up.

Folk singer Joan Baez going strong at 75

Folk singer Joan Baez going strong at 75

Joan Baez has always seemed like a person who is quietly but firmly in control, and at 75 years of age she remains, as New York Times critic Stephen Holder wrote earlier this year, "the mother of us all."

Bonerama sure to surprise at tonight’s show

Bonerama sure to surprise at tonight’s show

“If you’re holding a trombone, you’re supposed play certain kids of music,” said Mark Mullins, one of three trombonists in Bonerama. “But we’re not gonna!” Expect anything when Bonerama plays tonight at the Parish Public House (338 Broadway, Albany).

Palace Theatre to bring life to Cohoes Music Hall

COHOES

Palace Theatre to bring life to Cohoes Music Hall

The 142-year-old Cohoes Music Hall may look a little worn and weary, but Wednesday afternoon the place was given a new lease on life, compliments of the Palace Theatre in Albany.

Toshi Reagon brings message to Music Hall

TROY

Toshi Reagon brings message to Music Hall

While Toshi Reagon is OK with all the Pete Seeger questions she gets from people, she’d prefer to talk about Seeger’s wife, Toshi. “I was named Toshi, so like I tell people, ‘they were both really important people in my life,’ ” said Reagon, who, along with her band BIGLovely, will perform at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight at 7:30.

Thai guitarist creates mood by varying tempo

Thai guitarist creates mood by varying tempo

Thai guitarist Ekachai Jearakul gave a recital Sunday evening at The College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts as the first Asian to win the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition.

Chaka Khan, Chick Corea to head Freihofer’s Jazz Fest

Chaka Khan, Chick Corea to head Freihofer’s Jazz Fest

SARATOGA SPRINGS — “Queen of Funk” Chaka Khan will headline the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, set for Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

ALBANY

Deer Tick’s toned-down show sticks to Egg crowd

Deer Tick's logo of a large deer tick loomed on the Egg stage Friday night. A repulsive sight at first, it took on a different meaning as the night wore on. The music would cling to you after the show, but it wasn’t something one needed to scrape off.

Two acts added to Countryfest on July 9

Two acts added to Countryfest on July 9

Thompson Square and Charles Kelley have been added to the lineup for Countryfest, Townsquare Media announced today.

Frank Sinatra Jr., faithful keeper of his father's flame, dead at 72

Frank Sinatra Jr., faithful keeper of his father's flame, dead at 72

Some sons run from their fathers. Others ride their fathers' coattails. Frank Sinatra Jr., who died Wednesday of a heart attack at 72, charted an even rockier middle course.

Willie Nile had way more than a good night

Willie Nile had way more than a good night

Willie Nile rocked WAMC’s The Linda last Saturday; an extra-cool show I’d have loved even if he hadn’t honored me with a great shout-out.

Brewery concert highlights music of suffragette era

ALBANY

Brewery concert highlights music of suffragette era

The women in this country got the right to vote through the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. For violinist Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, the artistic director of the Musicians of Ma’alwyck, this was a cause to celebrate with a concert on Sunday titled “A Declaration of Sentiments.”

Craig Finn bringing his story songs to Hollow

ALBANY

Craig Finn bringing his story songs to Hollow

Craig Finn, the Minnesota-born songwriter best known as frontman of the alt-rock band The Hold Steady, will be at The Hollow in Albany on Tuesday. Finn is touring with Titus Andronicus, the New Jersey-based punk-rock band improbably named after a Shakespeare tragedy.

Deer Tick will turn it down for acoustic show

ALBANY

Deer Tick will turn it down for acoustic show

Alternative rock band Deer Tick plays an acoustic show Friday at The Egg in Albany.

All-star Weight ready to evoke The Band

TROY

All-star Weight ready to evoke The Band

Playing songs of The Band comes naturally to The Weight, the all-star crew playing on Friday at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Both guitarist Jim Weider and drummer Randy Ciarlante played with The Band that reunited in 1985, minus guitarist Robbie Robertson, nearly a decade after “The Last Waltz.”

Fairground Saints eager to meet their fans

CLIFTON PARK

Fairground Saints eager to meet their fans

The country-pop trio Fairground Saints will be in Clifton Park on Tuesday, opening for Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen at Upstate Concert Hall.

Jerusalem Orchestra, young prodigy, delight audience

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra wowed the crowd Monday night in its debut at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in a well-chosen program that was enlivened by a miracle of a 13-year-old cello prodigy.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton coming to Albany

ALBANY

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton coming to Albany

Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd are coming to the Times Union Center June 3, the first stop on a national summer tour that includes stops in Philadelphia, Detroit and Los Angeles.

ALBANY

Adoring audience gets great show from Bonnie Raitt at Palace

“I can’t believe we get to do this for a living,” said Bonnie Raitt during her sold-out show at the Palace Theatre on Saturday night.

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