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David Crosby digs deep in intimate show at Egg
ALBANY

David Crosby digs deep in intimate show at Egg

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
David Crosby sings, tells stories at Egg as part of an intimate acoustic tour.
 
Novalima’s Peruvian fusion lights up Proctors GE
SCHENECTADY

Novalima’s Peruvian fusion lights up Proctors GE

Monday, June 29, 2015
Making the very best of a rain-site move from Central Park, Novalima filled Proctors GE Theatre with throbbing, irresistible Afro-Peruvian-electronica Sunday.
 
Saratoga Jazz Festival lives up to reputation
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Jazz Festival lives up to reputation

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Cuban conga player Pedrito Martinez told the audience from the main stage at the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Saturday that it was “the best jazz festival on the whole entire planet.” Quite a compliment. Many, particularly those who continuously come every year for decades, would probably agree.
 
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.

Boston Early Music delivers a stunning 'Orfeo'

Monday, June 22, 2015
Boston Early Music Festival’s performance of Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” Sunday afternoon at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center was exceptional. It was the kind of production that members of the capacity crowd will long remember.
 
Phish bassist Gordon shares the love at Egg
ALBANY

Phish bassist Gordon shares the love at Egg

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Backed by a four-piece band, Mike Gordon hit The Egg as part of his brief tour to support his 2014 solo album “Overstep” and recent EP “The Last Step” before he rejoins Phish on tour later this summer.
 
Ginger Baker brings 'Confusion' to Egg
ALBANY

Ginger Baker brings 'Confusion' to Egg

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Well into his 70s, Ginger Baker no longer plays like he did during his famed Cream and Blind Faith days. Nor does he care to.
 

Ne’imah chorus, Aronson entertain in salute to Jewish music

Monday, June 8, 2015
Ne’imah Jewish Community Chorus closed its 23rd season Sunday evening at The Linda with a salute to contemporary Jewish music.
 
On a cold night, crowd warms to Lady Antebellum
SARATOGA SPRINGS

On a cold night, crowd warms to Lady Antebellum

Monday, June 1, 2015
On Sunday night, Lady Antebellum brought its “Wheels Up” tour to Saratoga Performing Arts Center, plugging songs from the chart topping album “747.”
 
Review: Carlile takes Palace crowd on electrifying 2-hour ride
ALBANY

Review: Carlile takes Palace crowd on electrifying 2-hour ride

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Review: It takes some gumption to start a show with your most recognized song, but Brandi Carlile has plenty of that. It’s what made her performance so thrilling at the Palace on Saturday night.
 
ALBANY

Music review: Isbell nixes stereotype of South’s music

Saturday, May 23, 2015
This was no “Sweet Home Alabama” to some sentimentalized Southland.
 
ALBANY

Ex-Drive-By Trucker delivers hard-edged music about rusting rural America

Saturday, May 23, 2015
This was no “Sweet Home Alabama” to some sentimentalized southland. On Friday at The Egg, Alabama-born ex-Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell instead made hard-edged, clear-eyed music about rusting, half-abandoned rural America – bypassed by the interstates, by progress and by recovery – where frayed finances fracture families into shards of drugs and violence. Collecting those shards into a mirror, he sang an image of desperation; and it was beautiful.
 
Review: Musicians, Caffe Lena fans celebrate 55 years
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: Musicians, Caffe Lena fans celebrate 55 years

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Review: Caffe Lena celebrated 55 years Saturday night, with a diverse lineup of six acts that performed on the Zankel stage at Skidmore College for 20 minutes each — all regular performers at the Caffe.
 
Review: ASO concludes festival with 'mindbending' works
TROY

Review: ASO concludes festival with 'mindbending' works

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Review: The Albany Symphony Orchestra concluded its three-day American Music Festival Saturday night at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center with what music director David Alan Miller called “mindbending” pieces.
 
Mendelssohn Club honors vets with rousing choral celebration
ALBANY

Mendelssohn Club honors vets with rousing choral celebration

Saturday, May 16, 2015
The Mendelssohn Club’s annual spring concert Friday night at Chancellor’s Hall was a fervently patriotic celebration that honored veterans of all wars. The program covered popular tunes from the Civil War to today.
 
All alone, Ed Sheeran wows sold-out TU Center
ALBANY

All alone, Ed Sheeran wows sold-out TU Center

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wednesday night Ed Sheeran delivered an awesome solo performance with his boundless energy and uncanny natural stage presence. He carried the show as if has been performing for sold-out arenas for decades.
 
 

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