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Music News for 110218:

---Zarni de Wet is coming home for the holidays!  …okay, well Thanksgiving at least!  The former Johnson City Wildcat, more recently a citizen of Nashville TN as a professional songwriter for SNG music, who has two full albums and an EP under her belt will come and sing for us while she visits her mom!  She has scheduled a show at Atomic Tom’s in Binghamton NY for Saturday night, November 24th at 8pm!  Tickets are $16.49 thru

---Is Benny Fiacco of FC3, Frostbit Blue and the Gravelding Brothers Band bringing back one of his old bands?  Giant Steps is booked for Number 5 on 11/10…and at the Sideshow Lounge at Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols NY on 11/24!  We did reach out to Benny via Facebook Messenger, but didn’t hear from him by the publishing deadline.

---Local band, Aftermath is looking for a new singer, according to their latest facebook post: “Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to our singer Mike Lee. He is relocating to the Buffalo area for work and will no longer be able to move forward with us as we work to get bring music to the local 607 scene. We'd like to thank him for his genuine enthusiasm while he has been working with us. The vocalist search continues.....”  Good luck in Buffalo Mike! 

---Here’s extra incentive for you to show up at Shelter Slam, next weekend on 11/10 at Endwell GreensDramaScream will video record their set to turn into a music video!  Wanna cheer the band on?  Wanna be featured in the video (after the band, of course?)

---Not only are Jimmi James & the Family Jewels back, they have a facebook page!  If you didn’t get an invitation, you can find them here:

---Breakout alternative band, WALK THE MOON (yes, they spell their name in all caps.) have announced the rest of the tour dates on their 2019 Winter tour, which now includes State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 1/28!  Other regional dates that fill out the bands touring itinerary include…Center For The Arts @ UB in Buffalo NY on 1/26…Corona Theatre in Montreal QC on 1/29…and The Strand in Providence RI on 2/1!

---The Indigo Girls will bring their 2019 tour to the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 3/16 @ 8pm.  Tickets will be $28.50-48.50 and went on sale on 11/1!  The band has also booked regional shows at…Asbury Hall in Babeville, in Buffalo NY on 3/15…Greene Hall in Northampton MA on 3/22…two nights in Collingswood NJ on 3/28 & 3/29 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium!

---Ellis Paul already has much of 2019 booked already, it seems…he just confirmed a date for Six On The Square in Oxford NY (the original Night Eagle, remember them?) on 9/28!  Now that’s advance booking!

---Dates for the 2019 Grassroots Festival are already circulating on the internet…according to the list of Donna The Buffalo concert dates on the website next years four day festival will be the weekend of Thursday July 18th thru Sunday July 21st! 


---Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zoso, have announced a spat of Fall 2018, as well as Winter & Spring 2019 shows that will bring them back into our generous local-ish region as they’ll play Montage Mountain in Scranton PA on 11/10 (remember they’re already booked for Lando’s in Corning NY on 11/9)…then, two nights in Pawling NY at Daryl’s House on 11/30 & 12/1…World Café Live in Philadelphia PA on 2/28…Asbury Lanes at Asbury Park NJ on 3/1…Niagara Falls NY on 3/9…and finally a night in suburban Washington DC at State Theatre in Falls Church VA on 3/30!  Y’know what we need, especially in the year that Led Zeppelin celebrates their 50th anniversary, right?  A battle of all the tribute bands!  Am I right?

---Blue October is launching an acoustic holiday tour that is coming to Wilkes-Barre PA at the Woodlands Inn with guests Barns Courtney and Mona on December 7th at 7pm!  There’s only one additional regional date…Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo NY on 12/5…which makes sense, because the bands previously announced regular tour, in support of their latest album, is just coming into our region next week anyway, with shows at…Highline Ballroom in NYC on 11/7…Anthology in Rochester NY on 11/8…at the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 11/10…and the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie NY on 11/11!

---Finally, one of the hottest nu-metal groups, Ghost, finally has a local-ish date for our us!  The band will be playing the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 12/5!   If that doesn’t work for you, remember they also have previously announced regional stops in Upper Darby PA on 12/11 and Brooklyn on 12/15!

---Railroad Earth has booked two nights at the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA for Thanksgiving weekend!  Those are the only remaining east coast dates for the band for 2018!

---The nationally touring Wilkes-Barre modern metal band, Breaking Benjamin have been booked at The Event Center at The Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA on 12/29 @ 8pm!  Tickets are $59.50 and go on sale today (11/2).  You can also catch them on the Five Finger Death Punch tour in Albany NY on 12/10, as well as another solo headliner in Sayreville NJ on 12/13!


---Pop star, Ariana Grande has finally announced her “Sweetener” tour and it will be a springtime affair for our region, and will play as close as…the tour will begin at The Knickerbocker (times union center) in Albany NY on 3/18…the Boston Garden in Boston MA on 3/20…KB Center in Buffalo NY on 3/22…Capital Arena in Washington DC on 3/25…Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 3/26…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 3/30…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 4/1…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 4/7…PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 6/12…The B.C. in Brooklyn NY on 6/14…and wraps up at MSG in NYC on 6/18!

---Kiss have announced their farewell tour dates, (officially it’s being called the “End Of The Road” tour.) and there well be plenty of regional shows to please their local fans…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 3/19…Air Canada Centre in Toronto ON on 3/20…Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale NY on 3/22…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CTD on 3/23…The Boston (TD) Garden in Boston MA on 3/26…MSG in NYC on 3/27…the Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 3/29…and the PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 3/30!

---Another wave of shows from The Wood Brothers have been released…this a last minute announcement, which some promoters do to ensure local fans get tickets first before opening up sales to national fans and ‘bots!  New dates include one that has already happened this week, although we did post it on our website on Monday…The Space @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 11/1…Colonial Theatre in Keene NH on 11/2…Music Hall in Portsmouth NH on 11/3…Musikfest Café in Bethlehem PA on 11/4…and the Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 11/6!  Remember, the band will be coming into our local area next week to play the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 11/9!

---The Todd La Torre version of Queensryche has announced not only a new album this week, (“The Verdict” due 3/1/19) but a new tour as well which will impact our region in Spring 2019…Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 3/7…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 3/8…Irving Plaza in NYC on 3/9…and The Palladium in Worcester MA on 3/10!

---A$AP Rocky has booked an extensive Winter 2019 tour with no shortage of dates…Coliseum Arena in Toronto ON on 1/11…Place Bell in Laval QC on 1/13…Liacouris Center in Philadelphia PA on 1/15…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 1/18…and Anthem in Washington DC on 1/20!

---Former Husker Du frontman, Bob Mould has announced a Winter time tour that will start on Valentine’s Day (2/14) at the 930 Club in Washington DC, then…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 2/15…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 2/16…Phoenix Theatre in Toronto ON on 2/18…Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh PA on 2/19…and Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NY on 2/21!

---Rising R&B star, Ella Mai is breaking out with her own headlining tour…two nights at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NY on 3/11 & 3/12…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 3/15…and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 3/16!

---Bryan Adams will go on a tour of Canada in January 2019 with dates that skirt our region, so if you have a passport or an enhanced drivers license check him out in…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 1/26…K-Rock Centre in Kingston ON on 1/27…and Meridian Centre in St. Catherines ON on 2/1!

---Edwin McCain has posted a few dates for the remainder of 2018…Boston MA at the City Winery on 11/7…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 12/16…and Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale PA on 12/17!

---Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced a Canadian leg to their Farewell Tour for Spring 2019…but so far, there’s just one date that’s anywhere near our region…Bud Gardens in London ON on 3/5!  Randy Bachman will open.

---Seems like everyone is booking New Years Eve 2018!  Oteil Burbridge, formerly of the Allman Brothers Band has just announced two nights at Brooklyn Bowl on 12/30 & 12/31!  Now THAT should be a party!

---I See Stars will mount their own small headlining tour in December, but our of the four dates announced so far, only two enter our region…at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA (suburban washington dc) on 12/13…and Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh PA on 12/14!


---Cam’ron will play a one-shot at the Apollo Theatre in NYC on 11/23 with special guests Jim Jones, Freekey Zekey and Juelz Santana! 

---I would bet that there will be more, but for now Marshall Crenshaw has booked a one-off with the Bottle Rockets at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 3/3!

---Dance your way into 2019 with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia PA on 12/31!

---Jody Watley books a one-timer for the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 3/9/19!

---Alt-pop band Vertical Horizon has booked a one-off at the Diamond Horseshoe at Times Square in NYC on 1/17!

---Stephen Malkmus, of Pavement, will play a one-timer at Brooklyn Steel in NYC on 1/25!

---80’s flash-in-the-pan, Christopher Cross books a one-shot on 3/4 at City Winery in Washington DC!


---Gwar add the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 11/6…and The Palladium in Worcester MA on 11/8!

---The touring version of Humble Pie adds Stroudsburg PA on 11/10!

---The Alabama show at the Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre PA on 4/12/19 adds The Charlie Daniels Band to the bill!  Don’t know yet if they will be added to all the shows on the tour or not, as there seem to be different warm-up bands for many of the shows.

---Justin Timberlake adds the KB Center in Buffalo NY on 12/19…and MSG in NYC on 1/31!

---Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials add 9 Wallis in Beverly MA on 11/16!

---Weezer add the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia PA on 12/12, as the warm-up act for Mt. Joy?  Make sure you get there early for this one, just in case…

---Howie Day adds Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 3/13!

---Juice WRLD adds Echostage in Washington DC on 12/8!

---NRBQ adds Academy of Music in Northampton MA on 11/24…and The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on12/28!

---Willie Nile adds The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 4/20!

---Silverstein adds Webster Underground in Hartford CT on 1/11!

---Folk singer, Jonathan Edwards adds The River Club in Scituate MA on 4/5!

---Scott Bradley’s Postmodern Jukebox adds Lexington MA on 11/1…Storrs CT on 11/9…and Bethlehem PA on 11/10!

---Procol Harum adds City Winery in Washington DC on 2/23!

---Vertical Horizon expands their one-date tour into two adding the City Winery in Washington DC on 1/18!

---Stephen Marley adds the Weinberg Center in Frederick MD on 11/7!

---There’s just one Lynyrd Skynyrd date in 2019’s Canadian tour that is anywhere near our region…Bud Gardens in London ON on 3/5!

---OK Go add Berklee Center in Boston MA on 11/2!

---Mary Chapin Carpenter adds Providence RI on 11/7!

---John Sebastian adds City Winery in Manhattan NY on 11/2!

---Kesha will play a “Countdown To Vote” at the Delta Club in Pittsburgh PA on 11/3!


---A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (1)

---Ariana Grande (11)

---A$AP Rocky (5)

---Bob Mould (6)

---Breaking Benjamin (1)

---Bryan Adams (3)

---Cam’ron/ Juelz Santana/ Jim Jones/ Freeky Zekey (1)

---Christopher Cross (1)

---Edwin McCain (3)

---Ella Mai (4)

---Ghost (1)

---Gwar (2)

---Howie Day (1)

---Humble Pie (1)

---I See Stars (2)

---Indigo Girls (5)

---Jody Watley (1)

---John Sebastian (1)

---Jonathan Edwards (1)

---Juice WRLD (1)

---Justin Timberlake (2)

---Kesha (1)

---Kiss (8)

---Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials (1)

---Lynyrd Skynyrd (1)

---Marshall Crenshaw (1)

---Mary Chapin Carpenter (1)

---NRBQ (2)

---OK Go (1)

---Oteil Burbridge (2)

---Procol Harum (1)

---Queensryche (4)

---Railroad Earth (2)

---Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (3)

---Silverstein/ Hawthorne Heights/ As Cities Burn/ Capstan (1)

---Stephen Malkmus (1)

---Stephen Marley (1)

---The Wood Brothers (5)

---Vertical Horizon (2)

---Weezer/ Mt. Joy (1)

---Willie Nile (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 102618:

---The website has recognized the genius that is our local guitar god, Randy McStine!  In reviewing the video for McStine’s latest band, InContinuum, “Scavengers,” he is credited as being part of a star-studded line-up!  The song is from the bands debut album, “Acceleration Theory!”  See the video and hear the music for yourself, just click on the link:

---Maine-Endwell native, Taina Asili released a ten minute mini-documentary last month on the resiliency of Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.  The documentary called, “Resiliencia” is a music video combined with an interview of Puerto Rican artist, Yasmin Hernandez.  It was released on the one year anniversary of the hurricane strike on the island.  The song, “Resiliencia,” was released as a single this week, on Asili’s website @

---Back in September I noticed that local band, Yard Party posted on their facebook page that they contributed vocals to a Thrice track called “The Dark,” from their latest album, “Palms” which came our on 9/14.  I sent them a query on Messenger asking how that whole process occurred and finally this week, they noticed!  Guitarist Dave Oliveri wrote: “Hey Dave! It's Dave. Sorry this is the first time I've seen your message! Ryan (guitarist/ vocalist Ryan Roosa) and I got on the Thrice track through a submission form they had on their website. We had to record two videos of ourselves singing the lyrics for the group vocal line at the end of the song while listening to a backing track with headphones. We then submitted the videos. It was an experience to be included on the track!” …That does sound pretty cool.  Thanks for finally clarifying!

---One of the owners of The Brackney Inn, Greg, took to facebook on October 20th, the first anniversary of the fire at the iconic venue that destroyed the upper floor of the building and gave a long, detailed explanation of everything that’s been happened over the last year concerning the rebuild, the second fire and the new effort to rebuild.  The entire post has been copied and pasted at the very end of this weeks report, so just scroll down to read the whole thing.  The good news is that The Brackney is expected to reopen around Thanksgiving, at least the bar, with the kitchen to follow as soon as it’s ready.  Good news indeed!  We will keep you posted with specific dates as soon as anything is confirmed.

---Congrats to The Blind Spots who are celebrating not only their 10th anniversary as a band, but also having an album release party this weekend!  The big night will unfold on Saturday, 10/27 @ 8p at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca NY!

---Abbamania coming to the Event Center @ Tioga Downs in Nichols NY for two shows @ 6p & 8p on 11/16!  Tickets are $15.00 and available thru ticketmaster.  Tioga Downs is also bringing Sha Na Na to the Event Center for a holiday show on 12/21, also at 6p & 8p!  Tickets for that show will be $20.00!

---Alex Creamer has posted a video for her new original song, “I Don’t Know.”  Here’s a link:

---Last Call posted video of last weekend’s show at Toppers in West Corners as they played “Runnin’ On Empty.”  Pretty cool.  Here’s a link if you missed it:

---Festival fans know all of the area’s big one’s…Spiedie Festival, GrassRoots Festival…Peach Festival…but another great weekend is in the western part of the state, in Sherman NY, The Great Blue Heron Music Festival!  check this one out if you haven’t already.  They just announced their 2019 dates for July 5th thru the 7th!  Here’s a link to their facebook page:

---Review: “Find Yourself>Caterpillar” by Mike Davis & The Laughing Buddha Episodes—acoustic passages and firey funk, tenderness and bombast.  That’s a thumbnail summary of the debut album by the Norwich native and his band.  The album opens with “There Is No Dream,” a soft acoustic piece that builds on swirling keyboards…a very zen song about love, but not a traditional love song.  Who I Am” is a smoldering blues number about finding ones self…”Defenseless” is a snappy syncopated zydeco/ rock song about how love cuts thru our defenses.  I Get Sparks” is a gentle, mellow piece about how sparks fly when his woman comes to him… “Greatest Dream (Wasted)” is another syncopated track featuring a blistering guitar solo about love gone wrong…”Before My Eyes” is a bit of bluesy folk-rock with lead guitar work that is reminiscent of the Dead.  It’s followed-up by a tasty bit of funk that sounds like it could have come straight outta NOLA. “Stay Fine,” features horn-work and vocal harmonies, a rockin’ blues guitar solo followed by an sizzlin’ keyboard solo.  Posting a time of 3:14 it seems like it’s longer, but it’s light on lyrics (simply a tribute to a beautiful woman) and strong on musicianship.  The Servants,” the centerpiece of the album (both in placement in the song order and length) is a sprawling piece of folk-rock that again evokes the styliings of the Grateful Dead, especially with a long circular, almost hypnotic, guitar-solo that slowly builds to an acapella ending.  Lyrically, the song espouses a very zen philosophy, “…We are the power, we are the light”  Dead Man Dance” is a happy, nearly gleeful damnation of climate deniers, tyrants and the religious right, set to a light latin beat with a spirited muted trumpet solo. “Dimestore Rhymes” is light, but rapid fire rap verses and sung choruses, laid over a syncopated beat, with an upbeat message, “…we all love the same.” It’s a rap song that doesn’t offend. Give it a chance. “Love Don’t Fade” is a mellow, blues-ish love song, worthy of the Dave Matthews Band.  Most People” is a meandering mellow track that lyrically covers evil, death and letting go.  Somehow the smoldering guitar solo is intertwined with a loungy keyboard rhythm from Mike Melnyk, who lets his Ultra Vibe (one of his other bands) chops shine through.  To The Mountain” is a sleepy song whose words play like a hippie dream over acoustic guitar strumming and a drum kit that is brushed, not beaten. “Mariposa” is an instrumental with an easy rolling guitar line that builds over a gentle rhythmic bass line…kinda like Pink Floyd’s “On The Run” on sedatives, but the guitar grows more restless and frenetic, even traveling channel-to-channel, before it starts to yowl, while the keyboards start to get psychedelic, before the lead guitar soars and disappears into a wandering keyboard finish.  The album finishes with the upbeat mellow rocker, “Love (Or Something Like It)” which isn’t related in the slightest to the old Kenny Rogers song with the same title.  It’s closer to an early Bruce Springsteen rocker, but way more understated. 

All-in-all a satisfying debut for a local star whose audience grows month-by-month.  This is a great way to find out what Mike Davis & The Laughing Buddha Episodes are all about.


---Steep Canyon Rangers have booked a Winter 2019 leg, but apparently with big draws they had in 2018, Steve Martin and Martin Shorts, only appearing on select dates, and just two dates for our region, where the band toured pretty heavily this summer…The Hamilton Live in Washington DC will not include Martin & Short, on 1/25…but the show Mohegan Sun @ Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre PA on 2/15 will!

---Could Steven Adler, of Guns N’ Roses be bringing his solo tour further east?  With dates in California and Wisconsin, they’ve also just announced a show in Jim Thorpe PA at Penn’s Peak on 5/3, with Autograph opening!  Welcome to the jungle, baby…

---Regional jam band moe. has just booked two year-end shows in Rochester NY which sets them up for back-to-back nights at the Kodak Center on 12/30 & 12/31!  Happy 2019!


---Jeff Lynne’s ELO is headed back on the road for Summer 2019…with a total of 20-dates planned across the US, but only five in our general region…Capital Arena in Washington DC on 7/11…Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 7/13…The Rock in Newark NJ on 7/16…Air Canada Centre in Toronto ON on 7/18…and PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 8/1!

---Pop superstar, Mariah Carey has announced a national tour in support of her new album, “Caution” coming out next month!  The tour will be a Winter/ Spring 2019 event with plenty of regional stops…Benedum Center in Pittsburgh PA on 3/18…Sony Centre in Toronto ON on 3/20…Shea’s in Buffalo NY on 3/23…Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 3/25…Boch Center @ Wang Theatre in Boston MA on 3/28…Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena in Atlantic City NJ on 3/30…Theatre @ National Harbor in Oxon Hill MD on 3/31…Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia PA on 4/3…Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford CT on 4/5…and the Events Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 4/6!

---Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, will trek across the US in Summer 2019 with an ambitious 26-date tour and eight regional stops…the Grand Theatre at Foxwoods in Mashantucket CT on 8/16…Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia PA on 8/17…Filene Center @ the Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 8/18…two nights at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 8/20 & 8/21…Blue Hills Pavilion in Boston MA on 8/23…Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Montreal QC on 8/24…and Sony Centre in Toronto ON on 8/25!

---Behemoth has announced an impromptu tour with dates in our region set for…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 10/30…House Of Blues In Boston MA on 11/1…Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 11/2…the Theatre @ Times Square in NYC on 11/3…Mtelus in Montreal QC on 11/4…and The Danforth in Toronto ON on 11/6!  At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room will open the shows.

---Rising UK pop singer, Ella Mai has announced her debut headlining tour and she’ll be coming next Spring to…The Danforth in Toronto ON on 3/6…Club Soda in Montreal QC on 3/7…The Royale in Boston MA on 3/9…Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NY on 3/11…Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 3/13…and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 3/16!

---Bob Dylan will play a seven-night residency at the Beacon Theatre in NYC beginning on “Black Friday” 11/23 thru 11/24, then 11/26 thru 11/27 and 11/29 thru 12/1! 

---Speaking of cool residencies…Phish have booked Madison Square Garden for a funky four night year-end residency on the last four nights of 2018…12/28 thru 12/31!  Party on Wayne!

---Disturbed have announced a tour to support their new album, “Evolution,” which was released just last week…and to make the tour even sweeter, Three Days Grace will open up!  See the tour at…Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 2/18…PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 2/20…Capitol Arena in Washington DC on 2/21…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 2/23…Madison Square Garden in NYC on 2/25…DCU Center in Worcester MA on 2/27…Place Bell in Montreal QC on 3/1…KB Center in Buffalo NY on 3/2…and Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 3/4! 

---Weezer and The Pixies have teamed-up for another major tour leg set for Spring 2019!  Regional dates include…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 3/13…The Knickerbocker in Albany NY on 3/14…the Grand Theatre @ Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 3/16…Royal Arena in Baltimore MD on 3/17!

---Iggy Azalea’s US tour broke out this week!  The 15-date itinerary will make four stops thru our region…Tower Theatre in Upper Darby PA on 11/3…United Palace in NYC on 11/6…the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 11/8…and the Orpheum Theatre in Boston MA on 11/9!  Won’t be surprised if there’s a few shows added to this one.

---Switchfoot has planned a massive 23-date tour of the US, but it only stops three times in our area…the Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 2/19…the Wellmont Center in Montclair NJ on 2/22…and The Paramount in Huntington NY on 2/23! 

---Umphrey’s McGee has added a Winter 2019 leg to their current tour, which includes a run of holiday shows and a cruise as well as…College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 1/31…Palace Theatre in Albany NY on 2/1…followed by a two-week break and then a three-night residency at Brooklyn Steel in NYC on 2/14, 2/15 & 2/16! 

---The 1975 have announced a world tour that emphasizes the “world” and not so much of the “local.”  Only four dates for us, so far, however there is a big gap between Washington & Boston, so cross your fingers…Anthem in Washington DC on 5/21…Agganis Arena in Boston MA on 5/30…Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 6/2…and the Bud Stage in Toronto ON on 6/3!

---Simon Cowell’s (of American Idol fame) latest project, the boy band Pretty Much have announced a tour following the successful roll out of their debut recording, “Pretty Much an EP,”  with a modest tour of the US!  See them in…Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 11/3…Irving Plaza in NYC on 11/4…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 11/5…Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto ON on 11/15…and House Of Blues in Boston MA on 11/18!

---Suzanne Vega (of “Luka” and “Tom’s Dinnerft. DNA fame) has been booked for a ten night residency at Café Carlyle in NYC!  The residency runs in two sets of five nights-in-a-row, Tuesday 3/5 thru Saturday 3/9…and then Tuesday 3/12 thru Saturday 3/16! 

---Dave Davies, guitar player for the Kinks (…and not to be confused with his brother, lead singer Ray Davies) has booked solo Spring 2019 tour dates…so you can catch him (…and you might as well, since no one knows if The Kinks will ever tour again…) at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 4/9…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 4/10…The Concert Call at NYSEC in NYC on 4/12…Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ on 4/13…and The Space @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 4/14!

---Alternative singer, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (also from Jacks Mannequin) has added onto his fall tour with a new date today (10/26) at Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA…tomorrow (on 10/27) at The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY…and also announced the rest of his Winter/ Spring 2019 tour including new shows in…at The Paramount in Huntington NY on 2/17…Clifton Park NY at Upstate Concert Hall on 2/23…and Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 2/24!

---Denny Laine, a living legend in British invasion music from the 60’s, when he was an original member of The Moody Blues…and from the 70’s when he was a member of Paul McCartney’s Wings…has announced his full touring schedule for Winter 2019, adding onto a sole leaked date (1/12) at Newton Theatre in Newton NJ last week…City Winery in Boston on 1/9…Hepburn Center in Old Saybrook CT on 1/10…City Winery in Washington DC on 1/13…and Sportsmen’s Tavern in Buffalo NY on 1/16!

---Natalie Merchant, former lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs is coming into our area at least three times next Spring…Troy Music Hall of Troy NY on 3/15…The Wilbur in Boston MA on 3/19…and Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 3/23!

---One of the hardest working bands in the land, the Tedeschi Trucks Band has booked a buncha regional dates, eight in total…three nights in Boston MA at the Orpheum Theatre on 11/29, 11/30 and 12/1…then four nights in Washington DC at the Warner Theatre on 2/15, 2/16, 2/22 and 2/23….and in between a show at the Hershey Theatre in Hershey PA on 2/17!  Whew! 

---Playboi Carti has booked two dates in our region for next month as part of a larger Fall/Winter mini-tour…Main Street Armory in Rochester NY on 11/28…and the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ on 11/30!

---Nelson (also known as “Ricky Nelson Remembered,” “The Nelsons” and “Matt & Gunnar Nelson”) returns this Fall and Winter with new regional dates booked at …Bridge Street Live in Collinsville CT on 11/30…Del Lago Casino in Waterloo NY on 12/1…Pig Pen Fun Bar in Allentown PA on 12/2…St. George Theatre in Staten Island NY on 3/3…and Queensborough Center in Bayside NY on 3/24!

---Escape The Fate has book a couple of shows in our region for December…one in Easton PA at One Centre Square on 12/14…and the other in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on 12/15! 

---Singer/ rapper, Everlast, who not only had some major solo hits on “Whitey Ford Sings The Blues” but also as a member of hip hop band, House Of Pain (of course you remember “Jump Around” from back in the 90’s, right?) has booked a small tour to support his latest album, but only two regional stops so far…Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 11/9…and The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 11/10!

---Wilco has announced a three day/ night residency at MassMoca in North Adams MA (near the NY/MA border) set for late June in 2019…6/28, 6/29 & 6/30!

---NRBQ has added three year-end dates in our region…Ottobar in Baltimore MD on 12/29…Murmrr Ballroom in Brooklyn NY on 12/30…and Infinity Hall Norfolk in Norfolk CT on 12/31!

---Danity Kane have revealed that the recent posting of a one-shot was actually a leaked date from an as-yet-unannounced, and modest tour…eight dates total and two more for our region…The Howard Live in Washington DC on 11/8…the previously leaked show at The World Café Live @ The Queen in Wilmington DE on 11/9…and The Wilbur in Boston Ma on 11/11!

---Metric have announced a 19-date tour that starts in our region and pretty much stays away…only two shows for us…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 2/15…and Kings Theatre in Brooklyn NY on 2/18!

---80’s punk rocker turned crooner, Joe Jackson has booked a Winter 2019 tour that includes regional stops in…Collingswood NJ at the Scottish Rite Auditorium on 2/12…and two nights at the Town Hall in NYC on 2/15 & 2/16!

---Matt Nathanson has announced a series of Winter/ Spring 2019 dates that include some regional stops…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 2/18 & 2/23…and Higher Ground in South Burlington VT on 2/28!

---Soulfly will take a Winter-time trek across North America with four regional impacts…Dingbatz in Clifton NJ on 2/8…Brighton Music Hall in Boston MA on 2/10…The Gramercy in NYC on 2/11…and the Mod Club in Toronto ON on 2/12!

---Marc Anthony has booked a Winter 2019 leg for his latest tour and will be coming into our region three times as a result…at “The Rock” in Newark NJ on 2/16…Capital Arena in Washington DC on 2/22…and the Live Club @ Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale NY on 2/23!

---Melissa Etheridge has also announced a mini-tour, of which we get two dates our of the seven total so far…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 11/24…and State Theatre in New Brunswick NJ on 11/30!

---Rickie Lee Jones has booked a tiny four-date tour that will bring her to both coasts twice, so the two shows for us are…at the Diamond Horseshoe in NYC on 2/21…and The Cabot in Beverly MA on 2/23!

---Albert Lee has announced two show for Winter 2019, but they’re both within a reasonable driving distance…Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 1/3…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 1/10!

---Toni Braxton has booked a micro-tour, seven dates in four weeks with two area stops…Onon Hill MD at the Theatre @ National Harbor on 2/1…and The Borgata, in Atlantic City NJ on 2/9!

---Fucked Up has announced a modest 12-date tour, but just three dates will fall into our region…two in Brooklyn at the Market Hotel on 11/7 & 11/8…and another in Washington DC at the Rock And Roll Hotel on 11/10!

---Biz Markie has announced a modest six-date tour, spread out over three months…two regional dates find the rapper in Wilmington DE on 11/8…and Silver Spring MD on 1/5! 


---James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt have booked a joint show at the PPL Center in Allentown PA on 3/1 a month ahead of Taylors April-May Las Vegas residency.  Could that be a prelude of another summer run-of-dates by Taylor and Raitt?  I’m betting it is.  [Note: just won the bet, but it’s only one more show…3/2 in Providence RI!]

---There are a couple of cool hip-hop one-off’s to let you know about.  One is tonight (10/26) in Philadelphia at the Wells Center featuring Meek Mill, G-Eazy, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert and SZA!  The other features Lil Uzi Vert, Smokepurpp, Lil Durk and Clinton Sparks at The Knickerbocker in Albany NY on 12/8!

---Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians will play a one-shot show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 11/10!

---Jill Sobule will play a one-timer at Club Cafe in Pittsburgh PA on 10/24!

---DJ Jazzy Jeff will spin a one-off at The Queen in Wilmington DE on 12/20!

---Poco and Jim Messina will play a one-shot-show at the Scottish Rite Auditorum in Collingswood NJ on 3/30!

---After she’s done with the Lantern tour, Emmylou Harris gets back to folk playing a one-and-done style show with Phil Maderia and Will Kimbrough at the Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 12/2!

---Gary Wright has booked a one-off at Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 10/30!

---Ja Rule will play a one-shot at the Diamond Horseshoe in NYC on 11/24!

---Charlie Puth will play a one-and-done show at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 12/13!

---Marky Ramone plays a one-off at The Gramercy in NYC on 12/21!

---90’s alt band, Candlebox have booked a one-shot at The Paramount in Huntington NY on 4/26!


---Kantner and Balin are gone, but Jefferson Starship rocks on…adding Ridgefield CT on 315!

---John Sebastian (former lead singer of Lovin’ Spoonful) adds the City Winery in Washington DC on 10/28!

---Collective Soul seems to have moved its 10/18 show at Westbury NY to 11/15…and added a show in Red Bank NJ on 11/14!

---LeAnn Rimes adds Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 2/7!

---The Walter Trout Band adds Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 2/9!

---Three Dog Night also adds…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 2/9…Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 2/10…and Huntington NY on 2/15 at The Paramount!

---The Ataris add One Centre Square in Easton PA on 11/2!

---Buffalo band, Cute Is What We Aim For add The Club @ Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 11/14…and One Centre Square in Easton PA on 11/16!

---War adds Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 3/22!

---Kix also add Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA, the very next night on 3/23!

---Jay & The Americans add Chevalier Theatre in Medford MA on 11/18…and Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 3/30!

---Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials add Syracuse NY on 11/15…they’ll be playing the Funk N’ Waffles!

---Mumford & Sons add a second night at MSG in NYC on 12/11!

---New Kids On The Block have already added a second night in Boston at The Garden on 6/29!

---Pop/country crossover band, Alabama finally added a show in our region on their latest tour…at The Knickerbocker in Albany NY on 1/20!

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy adds Westchester County Center in White Plains NY on 12/18…and The Cabot in Beverly MA on 12/20!

---The Outlaws add Pawling NY on 1/13!

---The Verve Pipe add City Winery in Boston MA on 1/17…and Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 1/20!

---Underoath adds Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 12/4!

---The Knocks add The Club at Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 2/16!

---Nothing More adds Pittsburgh PA on 3/7…and Silver Spring MD on 3/13!

---Acacia Strain adds two regional package tour dates in December…Amityville NY on 12/19…and Trenton NJ on 12/20!

---Gov’t Mule adds a trio of year-end shows…Upper Darby PA with Allman Brothers alum, Oteil Burbridge on 12/28…and NYC on 12/29 and 12/31!

---Marshall Tucker Band & The Outlaws add the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 3/13!

---Graham Nash adds The Queen in Wilmington DE on 3/31!

---Kris Kristofferson adds Bethlehem PA on 4/13…and Westbury NY on 4/20!

---Beth Hart adds Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 5/3!

---Tony Bennett adds Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore MD on 11/4!

---Gwar adds the 930 Club in Washington DC on 12/29!

---WALK THE MOON add the Rams Head Live! in Baltimore MD on 2/4!

---Lady Antebellum adds the Chevalier Theatre in Medford MA (near Boston) on 10/26!

---Richard Marx adds the City Winery in Boston MA on 10/31!

---The Jayhawks add Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 11/10!

---The Yardbirds add the City Winery in Boston MA on 11/12!

---Jeff Tweedy of Wilco adds The Wilbur in Boston MA on 11/14!

---Robyn Hitchcock adds City Winery in Boston MA on 11/16!

---Los Lobos add two nights in Boston MA on 12/19 & 12/20…and two more nights in Washington DC on 12/21 & 12/22…and all four are at the City Winery!

---Cracker/ Camper Van Beethoven add the Middle East Club in Cambridge MA on 1/17…and the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 1/20!

---The Whispers add the Event Center @ Twin River Casino in Lincoln RI on 1/25!

---LeAnn Rimes adds The Cabot in Beverly MA on 2/8!

--- Boyz II Men add Orpheum Theatre in Boston MA on 2/14!

---Donavon Frankenreiter adds City Winery in Boston MA on 2/17!

---James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt add Providence RI on 3/2!  Still hoping for more…

---Procol Harum add two nights in Boston MA at the City Winery on 3/4 & 3/5!

---Teenage Fanclub add Boston MA on 3/11…and NYC on 3/13!

---The Temptations add Medford MA on 3/15!

---Spyro Gyra adds Spirit Of New York in NYC on 10/28!

---Robert DeLong adds the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 11/2!

---Blue October moves their show on 11/7 to the HighLine Ballroom in NYC, instead of the Diamond Horseshoe!

---Jack White adds a second night in NYC at Kings Theatre on 11/16!

---The Wallflowers add the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 11/27!

---P.O.D. add HighLine Ballroom in NYC on 12/6!

---Devil Wears Prada adds The Gramercy in NYC on 12/11!

---Life of Agony adds the Paramount in Huntington NY on 12/14!

---Bret Michaels adds…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 12/29…and the Event Center at the Seneca Allegheny Casino in Salamanca NY on 1/19!

---Billy Joel adds Nassau Coliseum on 12/31…and MSG in NYC on 1/24!

---Dawes add Beacon Theatre in NYC on 2/5!

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes add Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 11/30…and Infinity Hall Hartford in Hartford CT on 12/29!

---America adds The Paramount in Huntington NY on 2/8…The Wellmont in Montclair NJ on 2/9…and Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ on 3/21!

---Kool & The Gang adds St. George Theatre in Staten Island NY on 2/15!

---John Mellencamp adds a third night at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 2/27!

---twenty one pilots add The Rock in Newark NJ on 6/5!

---The Hoobastank show in Watertown NY on 11/9, has changed venues…it will now be held in the Fairgrounds Arena instead of the Exhibition Hall.


---Abbamania (1)

---Acacia Strain/ Chamber/ Vatican/ Year Of The Knife (2)

---Alabama (1)

---Albert Lee (2)

---America (3)

---Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (5)

---Behemoth/ At The Gates/ Wolves In The Throne Room (6)

---Beth Hart (1)

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (2)

---Billy Joel (2)

---Biz Markie (2)

---Blue October (1)

---Bob Dylan (7)

---Boyz II Men (1)

---Bret Michaels (2)

---Candlebox (1)

---Collective Soul (1)

---Cracker/ Camper Van Beethoven (2)

---Danity Kane/ Dumblonde (2)

---Dave Davies (5)

---Dawes (1)

---Denny Laine (5)

---Devil Wears Prada (1)

---Disturbed/ Three Days Grace (9)

---DJ Jazzy Jeff (1)

---Donavon Frankenreiter (1)

---Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians (1)

---Ella Mai (7)

---Escape The Fate (2)

---Everlast (2)

---Gary Wright (1)

---Gov’t Mule (3)

---Graham Nash (1)

---Iggy Azalea (4)

---Ja Rule (1)

---James Taylor/ Bonnie Raitt (2)

---Jay & The Americans/ Brooklyn Bridge (1)

---Jeff Lynne’s ELO (5)

---Jeff Tweedy (1)

---Jefferson Starship (1)

---Jill Sobule (1)

---Jingle Ball (1)

---Joe Jackson (3)

---John Mellencamp (1)

---John Sebastian (1)

---Kix (1)

---Kool & The Gang (1)

---Kris Kristofferson (2)

---LeAnn Rimes (1)

---Life Of Agony (1)

---Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials (1)

---Lil Uzi Vert (1)

---Los Lobos (4)

---Marc Anthony (3)

---Mariah Carey (9)

---Mark Knopfler (8)

---Marky Ramone (1)

---Marshall Tucker Band/ The Outlaws (1)

---Matt Nathanson (3)

---Meek Mill (1)

---Melissa Etheridge (2)

---Metric/ July Talk/ Zoe (2)

---Mumford & Sons (1)

---Natalie Merchant/ Lunasa (3)

---Nelson (5)

---New Kids On The Block (1)

---Nothing More (2)

---NRBQ (3)

---P.O.D. (1)

---Phish (4)

---Playboi Carti (2)

---Poco/ Jim Messina (1)

---Pretty Much (5)

---Richard Marx (1)

---Rickie Lee Jones (2)

---Robert DeLong (1)

---Robyn Hitchcock (1)

---Sha Na Na (1)

---Soulfly/ Incite/ Kataklysm (4)

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (2)

---Spyro Gyra (1)

---Steven Adler/ Autograph (1)

---Steep Canyon Rangers (2)

---Suzanne Vega (10)

---Switchfoot (3)

---Tedeschi Trucks Band (8)

---Teenage Fanclub (2)

---The 1975 (4)

---The Ataris (1)

---The Jayhawks (1)

---The Knocks (1)

---The Outlaws (1)

---The Temptations (1)

---The Verve Pipe (2)

---The Wallflowers (1)

---The Whispers (1)

---The Yardbirds (1)

---Three Dog Night (3)

---Tony Bennett (1)

---twenty one pilots (1)

---Umphrey’s McGee (5)

---Underoath (1)


---Walter Trout Band (1)

---War (1)

---Weezer/ The Pixies (4)

---Wilco (3)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!

 Greg from the Brackney Inn posted on facebook on the first anniversary of the fire that burned the bar down! Here’s his post:

Hello everyone: well today is October 20th and it is 1 year ago today that the Brackney Inn burned down. I don't post a lot on Facebook but I figured today seems like a good day to give everyone an update on what's going on. I guess first I should talk about what happened 1 year ago today. About 4:00 pm I got a call saying there was smoke coming out of one of the apartments upstairs. I hoped it was just a stove fire with the tenant burning his diner but as I drove closer to the Brackney I realized this wasn't the case. Several fire departments responded to the scene and managed to keep the fire contained to the top floor saving the bar.(which as we all know is the most important part). I am forever grateful got the outstanding save these firefighters made despite difficult conditions. When your fighting a fire in such an old building it is especially difficult due to almost 170 years of additions being added on and floors being built on top of other floors and things of that nature. Being a retired firefighter myself I understood this and always assumed if there were ever a fire I would surly lose the whole building. The fire investigator ruled the fire accidental and I was later told by the tenant that it was a space heater. So began the task of ripping and tearing and hauling away the entire second floor. The long cold winter did not make this very easy not to mention once the second floor was torn down every time it snowed the bar had to be shoveled out. Some of you may have noticed there were a few opening day predictions that came and went earlier in the year. This was mostly because of unforeseen obstacles in our path. Seemed like every time we assumed there were wall and floors that we didn't anticipate having to rebuild we discovered mold and it was determined it was best to just tear it all out and start fresh .. Kent Peters came in about 10 weeks or so after the first fire and took over as the man in charge of the rebuild. His vision was to try and maintain the history and feel of the old Brackney but also build a beautiful bar that we would all be proud of. He saved as much of the 200 year old barn wood as possible to try and incorporate it into the rebuild. The result (as many people that stopped in from time to time would tell you), was a beautiful rustic feel bar but with vaulted ceilings and central air and other updates that was very unique. After many months we were finally ready to reopen. The only thing left to do was finish the bathrooms and a little touch up work. The vending company came with the juke box and atm and time warner cable was scheduled to hook up the cable and phone on Tuesday. I had just bought 2- 55inch flat screens on Friday that we're going to be mounted on the weekend. Also on that Friday, (the day before the fire), there was electrical work being done to hook up the new condenser for the walk in cooler in the kitchen. A fire started the nest day in the back kitchen area. There were a lot of rumors about how this fire started and if someone set it on purpose and for good reason. There was a kid that broke into the Brackney and talked about burning it down but 5 weeks after the fire the 3 investigators said the fire started where work was being done and it was electrical. This time I lost a lot of "big ticket items". My brand new kitchen equipment, ice machine, pizza ovens, new tv's pool table walk inn coolers, pos system, etc, etc..... this is why we are concentrating on opening the bar first and rebuilding the kitchen and back rooms after. This is not ideally the way I wanted to do it but it makes the most sense considering the fact that my full insurance policy was only going into affect when I reopened. Before the second fire there was a lot of talk about the Brackney going non smoking. I had originally planned on keeping it smoking but after talking with so many people that stopped in and talking to people at other bars and the online survey I decided to make it a smoke free bar. Even most of my regulars that smoke told me I should go non smoking. So here we are, 1 year since we lost one of our favorite places to come and have a cold beer, a good meal and visit with our friends and neighbors. Kent peters and his crew are working hard to rebuild the Brackney the way it was back in June. If not for Kents optimism and dedication I'm not sure it could have happened. We are all hoping to have the bar ready sometime around thanksgiving. Myself, the Brackney Inn staff and everyone working on the Brackney can't wait to see everyone and show you what we have built for you. I hope this letter answers any questions you may have had and I hope to see you soon. GREG 


Music News for 101918:

---The Brackney Inn in Brackney PA, the sight of two fires in the last year, is set to rise from the ashes again…but not until after this weekend!  Tomorrow (10/20) is the first anniversary of the first fire, that destroyed the landmark!  The owners of the Inn have vowed to wait until after that grim anniversary to reopen, and even then, it will be only the bar (as the kitchen isn’t ready yet), but work on the building continues.  Fox 40 reporters posted a story about the ongoing construction during their Sunday night newscast.  Here’s a link:

---The line-up for Shelter Slam 2018 at Endwell Greens has been announced!  The annual benefit for local animal shelters and rescues will be held on November 10th, starting around 11am, and they’ll need to start that early to accommodate all of these bands…Up/ Battery/ Hellings/ Kore Rozzik/ Touniquet/ Wreckless Marci/ Recycled Zombies/ Kreature/ Kickstart/ O.C.D./ Paul Tauterouff & the Fruit Of His Loins/ Trace Of Life/ Titan/ Wildcard/ Hating Amy/ Drama Scream, A Part Of Pluto/ Threatpoint/ Broken Arrow/ Wicked Remains/ Ashley Lux/ Something Big!  Tickets are $15.00.

---Local musicians are banding together at the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY on 11/10 to perform a local all-star tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young!  The list of local talent is impressive:

Cooper Casterline (Bead & Bone/ Mike Davis LBE) - drums
Mallory Cirbus-Evans (Next To Kin/ The Apalachin Annies) - vocals, guitar
Samuel B. Lupowitz (Noon Fifteen/ Thru Spectrums) - keys, vocals
Paul Shotwell (Ransom Steel tech)- vocals
Thomas Sickler (Spelunkers) - vocals, guitar
Mary Tewksbury (Next To Kin/ The Apalachin Annies) - guitars
Brian Tyneway (The Good Fruits)- lead guitars, vocals
Thomas Westcott (Ultra Vibe/ Mike Davis LBE) - bass, vocals
Michael Wu (Gunpoets/ KidBess & The Magic Ring) - guitars, vocals, some bass...

J Floyd will warm-up.

Gunpoets and KidBess bass player, Michael Wu who organized the tribute says…”This is a pet project I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years now. I think I pitched the concept to Ransom and secured the date about a year ago, knowing I’d need the time to pull things together. The premise is simple: this is one of my top musical influences, I’ve always wanted to perform these tunes and I called together people I’ve worked with and people I have always wanted to work with, asked them if they were in, started working arrangements, and just setup a schedule months in advance. Most of our rehearsals are focused in the vocals parts, of course. The instrumentation is deceptively complex, but, these players can handle complex, no issue.”  Tickets will be $10.00 at the door of what should be an impressive night!

---Good news for local music fans, Jimmi James & the Family Jewels have returned with what James is calling “our best lineup ever.”  Their first show with this new lineup will be 11/24 at a Touch Of Texas (formerly Magic City Music Hall) in Nimmonsburg NY!  James says the return is “long term” adding, “As far as the line up we are all 100% on the same page I’ve always had a belief especially after my “serious musician” younger years that when it comes to being in a local band and it comes down to charging admissions, that $5 needs to be the best $5 dollars that individual has EVER spent. Our goal as a band and 4 separate individuals is to purely entertain, we all know I don’t have the angelic voice of many of the musicians in this area so we need to make up for it in showmanship. All 4 of us are finally stepping up and putting in the same amount of energy when it comes to “THE SHOW”.
The lineup is still me,
Bobby Wong and Doug Ouimette, the new addition is Tom Madden (Elevator Death Squad and Mustachio) I always new he was a solid player but I am more than impressed with his playing and mentality around taking this project to a whole new level.
We have spent a lot of time on the set list and making sure EVERY song is a “sing along holy s**t I can’t believe they’re playing that oh my god I forgot that song existed and I loved it” type of setlist.”
  Also on the bill are Forgotten Sun and Molina!  Music starts at 830p!

---Not much on country music myself, but I couldn’t help but notice that a local country singer, Frank Viera from Vestal, came home to perform at Touch Of Texas in nearby Nimmonsburg NY; last week and Fox 40 was on hand to get some footage of the occasion.  Here’s a link:

---Ashley Lux has released a video for her new song, “Stay.”  The song is an original, a torchy-ballad, co-written by Lux and Jeff DeBella, but the video adds another layer and is made to bring attention to drug abuse.  You can see it here: or you can just link to her facebook page here:

---Congrats to drummer Victor Lay, bass player Coty Rick & guitarist Jeff Starley, who will celebrate one year as “The Dude & The Damned” later this month!  They have a special first anniversary show planned for Callahan’s in Binghamton on 11/3 @ 10pm! 


---Experience Hendrix has announced it’s 2019 line-up and tour dates, which not only includes a localish date…in Syracuse NY on 4/1 at the Landmark Theatre…but ten other regional dates!  The line-up is amazingly strong, including Billy Cox, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Dave Mustaine (new this year), as well as Joe Satriani, Dweezil Zappa, Dug Pinnick, Chris Clayton, Mato Nanji, Ernie Isley, Kenny Aronoff, the Slide Brothers; plus rotating guest appearances by Taj Mahal, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas.  Regional dates include…Washington DC on 3/26…Bensalem PA on 3/27…Westbury NY on 3/28…Newark NJ on 3/29…Niagara Falls NY on 3/30…Syracuse NY on  (no joke-April Fools Day) 4/1…Red Bank NJ on 4/2…Albany NY on 4/3…Lowell MA on 4/4…New Bedford MA on 4/5…and Wallingford CT on 4/6!

---Pop Evil is still touring behind their fifth album, and has just announced 24 new dates for 2019, some of which will of course, come into our region…Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 1/27…The Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY (just 75 minutes away) on 1/29…The Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 1/30…The Space @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 2/1…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 2/2…and the Chameleon Club in Lancaster PA on 2/5!

---Queensryche will play the Showroom @ Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY on 2/22, before they board the Monsters Of Rock Cruise…then after that, they’ll play the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 3/8!


---Greta Van Fleet have announced a world tour for 2019, that will finally come home to the US in May 2019…at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ on 5/18…at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 5/21…The Dome in Rochester NY on 5/22…Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NY on 5/25…and Echo Beach in Toronto ON on 5/28!

---The Revivalists have booked tour dates to support their forthcoming album, “Take Good Care” which will be released on 11/9.  The tour will stop in our region a handful of times…at Anthem in Washington DC on 1/11…the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia PA on 1/12…House of Blues in Boston MA on 1/13…and two nights in NYC on 1/16 & 1/17 at the Beacon Theatre!

---Gwar have launched a Fall tour in support of their newest album, “The Blood Of The Gods,” and it’s set to stop in…Clifton Park NY on 11/7…Baltimore MD on 11/9…and Philadelphia PA on 12/30!  Warm-up acts will vary…fake blood letting will not.

---German singer, songwriter, producer; Roosevelt has booked a tour of the U.S. set for December that will step into our region at least a half-dozen times next month…Brooklyn NY on 12/3 & 12/4…Philadelphia PA on 12/5…Washington DC on 12/6…and Cambridge MA on 12/7!

---Stryper is already making plans for 2019 with tour dates for Winter already set, including…Derry NH on 1/31…Uncasville CT on 2/1…and New Bedford MA on 2/2!

---Lez Zeppelin, the female Led Zeppelin tribute band, have lined-up a few dates for Fall 2018/ Winter 2019…Greasy Luck BrewPub in New Bedford MA on 11/30…and Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck NY on 1/12!

---Boney James books two nights in NYC on 10/17 & 18…and The Birchmere in Alexandria VA (near Washington DC) on 11/19!

---American Idol alumni Chris Daughtry’s band, Daughtry are touring America, but sadly, have announced only one regional date so far…Mechanics Hall near Boston MA on 12/19!

---Kix has announced the next leg, or two…on their current tour and it will take them well into 2019…regional dates from that announcement include…Brunswick Volunteer Fire Dept, Brunswick MD on 12/21…Rams Head Live, Baltimore MD on 12/22…Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT on 4/5…and Greasy Luck BrewPub in New Bedford MA on 4/6!

---The David Bromberg Quintet have announced the rest of their dates on their recent tour and this means a few more regional show for us (other than this weekends show in Syracuse NY at the Westcott Theatre on 10/20!)…Norfolk CT on 10/19…Bridgeport CT on 10/28…and Fall River MA on 4/27!

---Jessica Simpsons little sister, Ashlee has a new recording and a new tour that she recently announced…Simpson is now part of a touring duo called, Ashlee & Evan, with Evan Ross--and have been releasing songs for a new album to be called, “Home.”  They are set to play a handful of dates across the country starting in January 2019…NYC on 1/7/19…and Washington DC on 1/8!


---Bad Brains have booked a one-off at Underground Arts, Philadelphia PA on 11/15!


---Jack White adds Kings Theatre in Brooklyn NY on 11/17!

---Tantric add another solo headlining show before joining back up with Puddle Of Mudd…Kung-Fu Necktie in Philadelphia PA on 11/7!

---Cowboy Mouth adds a show to their one-show tour…so okay, now it’s a two-show tour…and finally coming to the southern fringe of our region…at Hill Country BBQ Market in Washington DC on 3/5 with Eric Lindell warming-up.

---Vince Neil, lead singer of Motley Crue has only booked one east-coast show north of the Florida line…at Mixx 360 in Malden MA on 10/20!

---WALK THE MOON adds College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 2/2!

---Vixen adds Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT on 11/11…and Greasy Luck BrewPub near Boston MA on 5/3!

---Crash Test Dummies add the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 12/7

---Jim Messina adds Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 3/15!

---Slaughter add the Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT on 10/21!

---Marc Cohn adds Gateway City Arts in Holyoke MA on 1/10!

---Autograph adds Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT on 5/2!

---Nothing More adds a few solo headlining tour dates at the end of their tour with Three Days Grace…but only one in our region…Theatre @ Times Square NYC on 3/10!

---Saliva adds The Chameleon in Lancaster PA on 12/10, which is an off-night on the Puddle Of Mudd tour…

---Coco Montoya adds the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA on 12/2!

---Branford Marsalis adds Belding Theatre in Hartford CT on 10/21!

---Joe Bonamassa adds Mortensen Hall at the Bushnell Center in Hartford CT on 3/21

---Vixen adds The Space @ Westbury Theatre in Westbury NY on 11/10!

---Sponge add One Centre Square, in Easton PA on 12/15!


---Ashlee & Evan (2)

---Autograph (1)

---Bad Brains (1)

---Boney James (3)

---Branford Marsalis (1)

---Coco Montoya (1)

---Cowboy Mouth (1)

---Crash Test Dummies (1)

---Daughtry (1)

---David Bromberg Quintet (3)

---Experience Hendrix (11)

---Greta Van Fleet (5)

---Gwar (3)

---Jack White (1)

---Jim Messina (1)

---Joe Bonamassa (1)

---Kix (4)

---Lez Zeppelin (2)

---Marc Cohn (1)

---Nothing More (1)

---Pop Evil (6)

---Queensryche (2)

---Roosevelt (5)

---Saliva (1)

---Slaughter (1)

---Sponge (1)

---Stryper (3)

---Tantric (1)

---The Revivalists (5)

---Vince Neil (1)

---Vixen (3)


*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 101218:

Jeff Howell’s latest band…Jeff Howell’s Boogie Du Jour, formerly Tears…has released their debut album, “Bon Appetit!”  Jeff announced the collection with this facebook post,”FYI, my new cd, Jeff Howell's Boogie Du jour, Bon Appetit is now available! However, until we get an official shopping cart set up, we'll temporarily have them for sale on eBay at . If it says there are none left, just search for Jeff Howell's Boogie Du jour. We'll have it listed under a different account. This cd is full of hard rockin', hard drivin', edgy, boogie. Sound clips coming soon.”

---Speaking of local bands with new albums, Michael Wu, bass player for KidBess & The Magic Ring says they have just finished the demo’s for their first album, so pretty early in the process for them, but if you’ve seen them live, you know this band is an absolute killer, so start saving your sheckles now…

---The roots of the “Tree Of Shade” tour keep getting deeper for Driftwood…who have announced a December leg to the trek, with new dates starting 11/18 in Bristol CT, then after their three night stand in Apalachin NY at the Ransom Steele, they’ll come back in December with a new spate of shows…Sarasota FL on 12/5…Tampa FL on 12/6…Melbourne FL on 12/7…St. Augustine FL on 12/8…Jacksonville FL on 12/9…Decatur GA on 12/12…Nashville on 12/13…Newport KY on 12/14…Buffalo NY on 12/29…then coming home for two nights at The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 12/30 & 12/31!

---Tim Reynolds and TR3 have booked another leg on their Fall 2018 tour which includes a local stop in Ithaca NY at the State Theatre on 11/1!  Other regional stops include…Flour City Station in Rochester NY on 11/2…and Buffalo State Center in Buffalo NY on 11/3!

---Donna The Buffalo have been adding onto their Fall 2018/ Winter 2019 tour with a new date this weekend in Live Oak FL for the Suwannee Roots Revival, but then they’ve filled up their calendar in November, December and January as well with more shows, all across the country, in support of their new album, “Dance In The Street.”  The expanded tour now includes…Nederland CO on 11/2..Salt Lake City UT on 11/3…Phoenix AZ on 11/4…Tucson AZ on 11/5…San Diego CA on 11/6…Laguna Beach CA on 11/7…Sabastopol CA on 11/8…San Francisco CA on 11/9…Portland OR on 11/10…Seattle GA on 11/11…Bozeman MT on 11/12…Cedar Rapids IA on 11/14…Eau Claire WI on 11/15…Grand Rapids MI on 11/16…Cincinnati OH on 11/17…Chattanooga TN on 11/30…Shelby NC on on 12/1…Atlanta GA on 12/28…Ponte Verda FL on 12/29…Tampa FL on 12/30-31…Key West FL on 1/2…Stuart FL on 1/3…Saxapahaw NC on 1/4…Nashville TN on 1/5…Cleveland OH on 1/18…Pittsburgh PA on 1/19…NYC on 1/23, before they return home on 1/25…and finally play Charlottesville VA on 2/2!  This is a very ambitious tour for DTB and, if their album is strong enough, it could well be their national break thru.  They are trying to build a buzz, for sure. Cross your fingers.

---HOT RUMOR: Is an iconic venue/ bar in Brackney PA about to rise from the ashes again?  Hmmm. 


---Alternative band, the Dirty Heads will play a popular collegetown venue, the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 10/18!  They have also added additional shows in Toronto ON (at Danforth Hall) on 10/23…and Niagara Falls NY (Rapids Theatre) on 10/24!

---At least for now, Coco Montoya is set to wrap up his Spring 2019 tour in Jim Thorpe PA at the Mauch Chunk Opera House!  The rest of his upcoming tour includes stops in…Pittsburgh PA on 11/27…Fall River MA on 11/29…Albany NY on 11/30…Rockport MA on 12/1…NYC on 12/3…Vienna VA on 12/5…North Bethesda MD on 3/26…Sellersville PA on 3/27…Bay Shore NY on 3/28…Natick MA on 3/29…Plymouth MA on 3/30…Saratoga Springs NY on 3/31…and Jim Thorpe PA on 4/4!

---Jazz artist, Catherine Russell has booked a lengthy tour that will come as close as the Barn in Clinton NY (near Syracuse) NY on 10/26…as well as many regional dates…Tarrytown NY on 11/30…Beverly MA on 12/14…Fairfield CT on 12/16…Laurel MD on 2/10…NYC on 2/12…and Philadelphia PA on 4/12!


---Mumford & Son will tour extensively behind their new album, “Delta” in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, which will bring the alt-pop band thru our region nearly a dozen times…Philadelphia PA on 12/7…Boston MA on 12/9…NYC on 12/10…Washington DC on 12/14…Toronto ON on 12/17…Providence RI on 2/27…Hartford CT on 2/28…Albany NY on 3/2…Montreal QC on 3/4…Buffalo NY on 3/8…and Pittsburgh PA on 3/14!

---The 90’s are back and judging by this, more popular than ever…New Kids On the Block are not only touring again, but they’re bringing along some old bringing along some old friends…Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Naughty By Nature and Debbie Gibson!  This fivesome will be coming thru out region next Spring and Summer!  Expect to see them nearly a dozen times at these regional stops…Toronto ON on 6/19…Buffalo NY on 6/21…Pittsburgh PA on 6/23…Washington DC on 6/25…Philadelphia PA on 6/27…Boston MA on 6/28…Uniondale NY on 6/30…Newark NJ on 7/2…Uncasville CT on 7/3…Atlantic City NJ on 7/5…and Hershey PA on 7/6!

---Guitarist, Joe Perry of Aerosmith has announced a solo tour, in support of his new solo album, “Sweetzerland Manifesto!”  Unfortunately he’s only playing two dates in our region out of five…fortunately, he’s bringing along a lot of friends who can play…Robin Zander of Cheap Trick…Johnny Depp…Zak Starkey and many more.  See the beantown guitar whiz at the Theatre @ Times Square in NYC on 12/4…and Philadelphia PA at the Electric Factory on 12/5!

---Clutch have announced a holiday concert series of shows…so rock the holidays with these shows in…Baltimore MD on 12/27…Sayreville NJ on 12/28…and Clifton Park NY (near Albany) on 12/30!

---Tokyo Police Club have booked a short Spring tour for 2019 that will stop in…Cambridge MA on 3/8…Brooklyn NY on 3/12…Washington DC on 3/15…and Buffalo NY on 3/23!

---Al Jardine of the Beach Boys, is undertaking a solo tour this Winter and will make a few regional stops…NYC on 2/7…Norfolk CT on 2/8…and Uncasville CT on 2/9!

---The Cowsills, (you remember the hit song, ”The Rain, The Park and Other Things” and their cover of the theme from “Hair” dontcha? …okay, maybe I’m just that old.)…have booked a couple shows in our region for December…NYC on 12/8…and Sellersville PA on 12/9!

---Alt-pop band, Kongos have mustered a small that will come to our region twice in 2019…Asbury Park NJ on 1/31…and Philadelphia PA on 2/1!

---Rocker John Parr (of course you remember his rock hit, “Naughty Naughty” and “Man In Motion” from the movie, “St. Elmo’s Fire,” right?  Of course you do!) has booked a tour of City Winery’s…in NYC on 3/31…Washington DC on 4/1…and Boston MA on 4/3!

---I was astonished to recently learn that not only is the Canadian band, Lighthouse (who tried to ride the big horn wave started by Chicago back in the late 60’s/ early 70’s with their biggest U.S. hit, “One Fire Morning”) was not only still around and still touring, but celebrating their 50th anniversary!  The band has a few stop in our region over the next six month…Café Nine in New Haven CT on 10/14 (that’s this Sunday, people)…as well as Ontario Arts Centre in St. Catherines ON on 1/18…and Koerner Hall in Toronto ON on 5/14!

---Break thru hip hop/ R&B band, 6LACK has booked a 12-date tour but have only booked one show anywhere near our region…NYC at Terminal 5 on 11/15!

---Danish pop/ soul band, Lukas Graham touring in support of their new album, 3, have booked an American tour that includes two dates in our region…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 3/13…and Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on 3/15!

---The Jayhawks announced three new shows in our region this week, one has already been held…at The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 10/11…but there is still a two-night stand in Brooklyn coming up in January at Brooklyn Bowl on 1/18-19!

---The Knocks (who still have a top 20 alternative hit called, “Ride Or Die” ft. Foster The People) have booked a few regional dates for 2019…at The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 2/21…and at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 2/23!

---New Wave of British Heavy Metal band, (or NWOBHM for short) Raven is storming American shores in November on Thanksgiving weekend, with regional stops at…Hard Luck in Toronto ON on 11/24…The Montage in Rochester NY on 11/25…The Kingsland in Brooklyn NY on 11/26…Dingbatz in Clifton NJ on 11/27…and Café 611 in Frederick MD on 11/28!  Extinction A.D. and Mobile Deathcamp will warm-up!

---Glenn Hughes formerly of Deep Purple, Rainbow and still with Black Country Communion, has booked a brief Spring tour to perform songs he recorded during his stay in Deep Purple!  Sadly, he’s booked only two nights in our region (so far) both in NYC at the Iridium Jazz Club on 4/26 & 4/27!

---Wilco frontman, Jeff Tweedy has booked two nights at the Murmrr Ballroom in NYC on 11/11 & 11/13! 


---Boyz II Men will play a one-off at Radio City Music Hall, NYC on 2/15…well, provided they don’t add more shows…

---Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness are set to play a one-shot Terminal 5, NYC on 2/21!

---The Struts will play a one-timer at Club XL, Harrisburg PA on 11/21!

---Maze ft. Frankie Beverly have booked a one-shot show with Raheem DeVaughn at The Rock Hall in Newark NJ on 11/25!

---The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue has been booked for Infinity Hall in Hartford CT on 2/10.  So far it is the only tour date for the Revue and there is not word who else, if anyone, might be included on it.

---Former Fugee, Wyclef Jean will play a one-shot in Newark NJ on 10/16 at the Victoria Theatre. 

---Jazz great, Chick Corea has added a U.S. date to his world tour, but it’s just one…Newark NJ on 4/12!

---The band Wired has booked a one-off in NYC at the Upstairs Lounge for 10/14!


---Rock instrumentalist, Eric Johnson adds The Tralf @ The Tralf, Buffalo NY on 1017!

---Renaissance adds The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 11/9!

---Bayside adds The Tralf, Buffalo NY on 11/29!

---Puddle Of Mudd/ Tantric/ Saliva/ Saving Abel add The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY on 1/12…it was previously listed as just a Saving Abel & Tantric date!

---Quiet Riot add Jergels Rhythm Grille in Warrendale PA on 2/1!

---Kris Kristofferson adds Keswick Theatre, Glenside PA on 4/11!

---Cat Power adds Brooklyn Steel, New York (Brooklyn) NY on 12/18!

---Saving Abel adds Stanhope House, Stanhope NJ on 1/10!

---Bela Fleck adds Northampton MA on 4/7…Pittsburgh PA on 4/14…and Glenside PA on 4/27!

---Former Fugee lead singer, Ms. Lauryn Hill, has booked only her second U.S. stop on her seven-date tour of both the U.S. and the UKNewark NJ on 10/22 at The Rock!

---Patti LaBelle adds Newark NJ on 2/15…with Freddie Jackson warming-up!

---Gary Lewis & The Playboys add Broadway Theatre, Philadelphia PA on 10/18/19!

---Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns, otherwise known as The Music Of Cream,  appear to be swapping their date on 10/24, with the Rams Head Live in Baltimore, which is on 10/23, Club XL in Harrisburg PA, so FYI.  We’re still waiting for it to get sorted out ourselves, so we can be sure we have it posted right…


---6LACK (1)

---Al Jardine (3)

---Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (1)

---Bayside (1)

---Bela Fleck (3)

---Boyz II Men (1)

---Cat Power (1)

---Catherine Russell (7)

---Chick Corea (1)

---Clutch (3)

---Coco Montoya (13)

---Dirty Heads (3)

---Eric Johnson (1)

---Gary Lewis & The Playboys (1)

---Glenn Hughes (2)

---Jeff Tweedy (2)

---Joe Perry (2)

---John Parr (3)

---Lenny Kravitz/ Questlove (1)

---Lighthouse (3)

---Lukas Graham (2)

---Kris Kristofferson (1)

---Kongos (2)

---Maze ft. Frankie Beverly/ Raheem DeVaughn (1)

---Ms. Lauren Hill (1)

---Mumford & Sons (11)

---New Kids On The Block/ Salt-N-Pepa/ Tiffany/ Naughty By Nature/ Debbie Gibson (11)

---Patti LaBelle/ Freddy Jackson (1)

---Puddle Of Mudd/ Tantric/ Saliva/ Saving Abel (1)

---Raven/ Extinction A.D./ Mobile Deathcamp (5)

---Renaissance (1)

---Saving Abel (1)

---The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue (1)

---The Cowsills (2)

---The Jayhawks (3)

---The Knocks (2)

---The Struts (1)

---Tokyo Police Club (4)

---Wired (1)

---Wyclef Jean (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 100518:

---Nate Calzetoni of Raibred, it seems is always looking for a new challenge. He posted this on facebook earlier this week: ”In search of musicians for a project I'm working on. Planning to perform Abbey Road live in its entirety for the 50th Anniversary sometime in January. Lead, Bass, and Drums are covered so far. Looking for keys and rhythm guitar players specifically...vocal ability is preferred but not required. Please PM if you would like to be included!  …plenty of local musicians have expressed interest in the project, but so far only one has their name attatched…Ultra Vibe’s Tom Westcott is set to play drums and multi-instrumentalist, Joe Daughtry from Berklee will play keyboards/ guitars and is expected to sing on the Paul McCartney songs.  Calzetoni says he will try to sing the songs of George Harrison and John Lennon from the album…it still sounds like they need a bass player, however…and maybe a rhythm guitarist, but we’ll see…after all this is all up to Mr. Calzetoni!  The date for this fun little experiment hasn’t been set yet…although sometime in January 2019 was repeated to me…however the venue is expected to be the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin!  Pretty cool!

---Congrats to Mike Davis & The Laughing Buddha Episodes, who just released their debut album!  Davis posted on his facebook page, I’m going to try to thank everyone personally that came out to the album release party at the Blarney Stone Pub last Friday (that I saw)…THANK YOU ALL!!!”  …we’re still waiting for our promo copy, but I did just “message” him this morning.

---Local guitar god Randy McStine is coming back to Binghamton NY at Atomic Tom’s on State Street on Thursday 10/11, but not as a headliner…as the guitarist for a performance by keyboard virtuoso, singer and composer, Tom Brislin!  So you’re asking, who’s that?  Brislin has, to quote the events eventbrite description, “performed on tour and on recordings for…Yes, Meatloaf and Debbie Harry.  He is also a member of the prog-rock band, The Sea Within.”  Sounds like a fun time!

---Trumansburg zydeco/folk rockers, Donna The Buffalo have announced that their new album, “Dance In The Street” will be released on 11/9!  The album was recorded at the Sonic Ranch Studio in El Paso, TX and they’ve posted a behind the scenes video of the making of the album on Vimeo, that you can watch anywhere you have internet access!  Btw, the videographer for the project was another local musician, the great Bess Greenberg!  Here’s a link:

---It also caught our attention that one of our favorite local, but now defunct, rock bands is issuing a new release…Mobday will make a new acoustic EP called, “Imperial Woods” on 11/2!  The release features three previously recorded Mobday songs, rendered acoustically, plus a new song.  Can’t wait.

---REO Speedwagon has announced a Spring theatre tour which includes a stop at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 4/11…as well as a few regional pitstops…Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 4/8…Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 4/9…and Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 4/15!

---Dark Star Orchestra is coming back to Ithaca in November!  The Grateful Dead tribute band will bring their homage to State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 11/10, as well as to several other regional venues…Lowell MA (at Lowell Memorial Auditorium) on 11/9…Calvin Theatre in Northampton MA on 11/11…Palace Theatre in Albany NY on 11/17…Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill NY on 11/18…and Chubb Theatre @ the Capitol Center in Concord NH on 11/20!  That’s in addition to previously announced tour dates for South Burlington VT on 11/13…New Haven CT on 11/16…Jim Thorpe PA (at Penn’s Peak) on 11/23…and two nights in Huntington NY on 11/23 & 11/24!  So now there are two local stops for one of our favorite tribute acts!


---One of the closest things we can get to Led Zeppelin these days is Get The Led Out and the hard touring tribute band has just added two year-end dates at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 12/28 & 12/29!  The dates are all part of their 2019 Winter tour that will also see the band coming to…Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 1/5...the Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn MA on 1/11…Chubb Theatre in Concord NH on 1/12…Warner Theatre in Erie PA on 1/17…Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 1/18 & 1/19…Zeiterion Center in New Bedford MA on 1/24…Calvin Theatre in Northampton MA on 1/25…Palace Theatre in Albany NY on 2/2…Santander Center in Reading PA on 2/8 & 2/9…Living Arts Center in Mississauga ON on 2/15…and the Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 2/16!


---twenty one pilots have revealed the second leg of their “Bandito” tour for 2019, which includes a half-dozen regional dates…Montreal QC at Bell Centre on 5/22…Toronto ON at Air Canada Center on 5/28…Buffalo NY at the KB Center, on 6/1…Brooklyn NY at the B.C. on 6/4…Pittsburgh PA at PPG Arena on 6/7…and Atlantic City NJ at Boardwalk Hall on 6/8!

---Elton John is already adding on to year two of his farewell tour…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 10/22/19 & 10/23/19…Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 11/8/19 & 11/9/19…PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 11/13…Boston Garden in Boston MA on 11/15/19…and Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale NY on 11/16/19!  Expect more additions that would expand stays in some cities to many more nights.

---Shinedown and Papa Roach, along with Asking Alexandria will tour together again in Winter/ Spring 2019…but sadly, only three dates for our region so far…UMBC Fieldhouse in Baltimore MD on 2/28…Giant Center in Hershey PA on 3/1…and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 3/2!

---John Legend is going on a holiday tour, and if you wanna, you’ll have plenty of chances to go along for the ride!  The tour is in support of his new holiday album, “A Legendary Christmas” due on 10/26!  See Legend at…The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City NJ on 11/23…the Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino, in Mashantucket CT on 11/24…the Boch Center in Boston MA on 11/25…Sony Centre in Toronto ON on 11/27…National Harbor at Oxon Hill MD on 11/28…Theatre at Madison Square Garden in NYC on 12/3…the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia PA on 12/4…and at Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY on 12/7!

---As It turns out, all those Jessie J shows are to support her new holiday album, “This Christmas Day” is due on 10/26, so they’ve been re-labeled, plus one!  The tour has already started and reaches us ten days before the release date…at the previously unreported…Rebel in Toronto ON on 10/16, as well as these previously reported dates…Mtelus in Montreal QC on 10/17…Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on 10/19…Electric Factory in Philadelphia PA on 10/20…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 10/22…and the Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 10/23!

---American Idol alumni, Katherine McPhee (star of tv show “Scorpion,” who just married music industry veteran, David Foster) has announced her “Fall In Love Again” tour which will bring her to three regional cities…City Winery in Boston MA on 11/6…Bethlehem PA at Musikfest Café on 11/7…and the JFK Center in Washington DC on 11/9 & 11/10!

---Red Sun Rising have announced a Fall 2018 tour with Spirit Animal and Pretty Vicious!  Check out this package tour at…The Club @ Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 11/7…Webster Underground in Hartford CT on 11/8…House Of Independents in Asbury Park NJ on 11/9…Sonia Nightclub in Cambridge MA on 11/11…Rec Room in Buffalo NY on 11/14…Wally’s in Hampton Beach NH on 11/16…and the Chameleon Club in Lancaster PA on 11/17!


---Kris Kristofferson adds Hart Theatre in Albany NY on 4/17!

---Badfish adds Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 1/3!

---Devil Wears Prada adds Worcester MA on 12/12!

---Jonathan Edwards (the folk singer of “Sunshine,” not the psychic) adds

The Daily Pint in Wilbraham MA on 11/4!

---Our Lady Peace adds White Eagle Hall in Jersey City NJ on 10/3…so now they have a two-date tour…could there be more?

---Los Lobos adds the Newton Theatre, in Newton NJ on 10/11…and the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 10/23!

---Rapper Calvin Johnson adds the Trans Pecos in Ridgewood NY to his (now) two-date tour on 10/18!

---Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman & Marty Stuart add State Theatre in New Brunswick NJ on 10/28!

---Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s, adds a solo show at Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 11/8!

---The Sadies add a three-night stay in Brooklyn NY at Union Pool on 12/11-13…plus, a night at Higher Ground, in South Burlington VT on 2/14!


---Badfish (1)

---Calvin Johnson (1)

---Dark Star Orchestra (6)

---Devil Wears Prada (1)

---Elton John (7)

---Get The Led Out (15)

---Jessie J (6)

---Jonathan Edwards (1)

---John Legend (8)

---Katherine McPhee (4)

---Kris Kristofferson (1)

---Los Lobos (2)

---Our Lady Peace (1)

---Red Sun Rising/ Spirit Animal/ Pretty Vicious (7)

---Rhett Miller (1)

---REO Speedwagon (4)

---Roger McGuinn/ Chris Hillman/ Marty Stuart (1)

---Shinedown/ Papa Roach/ Asking Alexandria (3)

---The Sadies (4)

---twenty one pilots (6)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 092818:

---Grassroots Xpress, on Chenango Street in Binghamton NY, which opened back in June, is starting to experiment with hosting regional musicians with a very diverse line-up planned for their “Chenango Stage!”  The set will include a hip-hop act, Bobby Woody…an indie/folk act, Stephen Alexander…and an indie rock act, Stand And Wave!  Tickets are $5 in advance and $7.00 at the door.  The show starts at 6pm.

---Bing Brews & Bands fest is coming up on 10/6…sample micro brews at three participating Binghamton area clubs, the Lost Dog Cafe…the Garage Taco Bar…and Water Street Brewing Company…then linger at Water Street ‘til 10p and hear the Nate Gross Band!

---The line-up for the hardcore punk Binghamton Style Festival 2018 has been announced and is it ever hardcore!  The festival, also set for 10/6, goes down at the HCS Skatepark in Vestal at 1pm!  Tickets are $31 in advance @ and $35.00 at the door!  The line-up includes;

Life Of Agony, Famiglia, Trapped Under Ice, Merauder, Billy Club Sandwich, Queensway, Cipher, Regulate, Hangman LIHC, Maniac, Media Limits, JAB, Silenus, Misgiver, Diztort and Choice To Make.  Remember, it’s an all ages show…no alcohol…no drugs!

---The Silver Line Tap Room, in Trumansburg NY is back and held a grand re-opening last weekend, just in time for their “fourth anniversary punk party” show this weekend (9/28) at 8pm ft. The Molice and White Crime!

---Former member of Traffic, Dave Mason has added a show at the Center For The Arts, in Homer NY on 11/7!  Mason is set to make only one other regional stop (the previously announced show in Collingswood NJ on 11/9), so if you wanna catch him on this tour, make your plans now. 

---The tour of the newest version of Humble Pie, (curated by original member and band name owner, Jerry Shirley) which we previously reported was coming to our region (in our 8/24/18 post), now will make a local stop…at the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 11/17!  Other previously announced stops on the tour include…Washington DC on 11/8…Sellersville PA on 11/9…and Boston MA on 11/19!

---Trumansburg based folk-zydeco band, Donna The Buffalo is booking regional shows again, even a local one, after announcing a Fall tour that will take them to Utah, Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida and North Carolina, they will be coming to…Fairfield CT on 10/18…Greenfield MA on 10/19…Boston MA on 10/20…Syracuse NY (at the Westcott Theatre) on 12/7…Rochester NY on 12/8…and Cohoes NY (in the Albany NY area) on 12/14 at the Cohoes Music Hall!

---Petula Clark will play the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 11/14…which is appropriate because it’s “Downtown.”  She’ll also play the Diamond Horseshoe in NYC on 11/6!

---It’s been seven months since the beloved local venue, the Cyber Café West went up for sale and perhaps sadly or fortunately, there are still no buyers.  Sadly, because I know it’s financially tough for the owner of the café to keep it open…fortunate, because we’re all afraid that it will forever be shut down if it’s sold.  Let’s not lose a good thing, fellow local music lovers!


---Pentatonix have announced a new holiday album, “Christmas Is Here” due on 10/26, as well as their holiday tour, which will the band into our region no less than thirteen times…even getting local-ish on us, early in their tour!  Stops are scheduled for…Verona NY at Turning Stone Casino on 12/1…two nights in Washington DC on 12/2 & 12/3…two more nights in Boston MA on 12/5 & 12/6…still two more nights in Uncasville CT on 12/8 & 12/9…another two nights in Philadelphia PA on 12/15 & 12/16, followed by four nights in NYC on 12/18, 12/19, 12/20 & 12/22!

---Nationally touring Wilkes-Barre PA (well, Dallas PA to be certain) band, Breaking Benjamin is set to play a solo show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 12/13, after the Five Finger Death Punch tour wraps.  The question is…will this be the only one?


---The Dave Matthews Band have announced a late Fall 2018 North American tour, which is unusual, since they normally tour in the summer!  Regional dates include…NYC (MSG) on 11/29 & 11/30…Uncasville CT (Mohegan Sun Arena) on 12/2…Manchester NH (SNHU Arena) on 12/4…Albany NY (The Knickerbocker) on 12/5…Boston MA (Boston TD Garden) on 12/7…Montreal QC (Bell Centre) on 12/8…Philadelphia PA (Wells Center) on 12/11…and Washington DC (Capital Arena) on 12/13!  Tickets go on sale 10/5!

---The Pixes, following a five-date UK tour, will play three nights in the United States…all of them at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn on 11/18, 11/19 and 11/20!

---Cowboy Junkies have announced a smattering of Canandian dates in October…and all three of them are within driving distance, including the previously announced…Kingston ON (Grand Theatre) on 10/10, which was confirmed in this announcement…Guelph ON (River Run Centre) on 10/12…and Burlington ON (Burlington Arts Centre near Hamilton ON) on 10/13!

---The Pop 2000 Tour ft. O-Town, Ryan Cabrera and Lance Bass of N’Sync has announced a Fall 2018 run of three shows and all of them fall into our “driving distance region”…Wantagh NY (Mulcahy’s) on 11/16…Freehold NJ (iPlay America Event Center) on 11/17…and Lawrence MA (Claddagh Pub) on 11/18!  Expecting more, but that will depend on ticket sales and this is a tour that is already playing to theatre-sized venues and clubs, which means expectations are low, so stay tuned…

---The remaining Beastie Boys, “Ad-Rock” and “Mike D” are releasing a “Beastie Boys Book” and going on a five-city book with regional stops in…NYC (at Town Hall) on 10/29…and Brooklyn NY (at Kings Theatre) on 10/30!  Otherwise they’ll be going to Los Angeles, San Francisco and London.

---90’s alt/pop band, Crash Test Dummies have announced a tiny four-date tour…just one-date is anywhere near us and that is…Washington DC on 11/30 at The Hamilton Live!

---Old 97’s finally add some shows in our region…Baltimore MD (at the Rams Head Live) on 12/8…and Cambridge MA (at The Sinclair) on 12/9!

---Michael Schenker Fest is finally adding a show in our region…Schenker, the former guitarist for The Scorpions and the Michael Schenker Group can be found in…Baltimore MD (at the Rams Head Live!) in Baltimore MD on 5/14!


---The Endless Summer Festival in Philadelphia PA on 10/6 is a very cool alt-pop fest headlined by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and including appearances by Bleachers, The Wonder Years, Two Feet and The Unlikely Candidates!  Check it out if you can!

---Carlene Carter has booked a one-off in Washington DC on 11/16 at the City Winery!


---Robyn Hitchcock adds Woodstock NY (Colony Café) on 11/14…and New Haven CT (Café Nine) on 11/15!

---Oleta Adams adds South Orange NJ (South Orange Center) on 5/17…and Mamaroneck NJ (Emelin Theatre) on 5/18!

---Mushroomhead w/ Unsaid Fate add Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ on 10/20!

---90’s alt/ poppers, Teenage Fanclub finally add a half-dozen dates in the U.S.—but just two for our region, so far…the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NY on 3/14…and Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 3/15!

---The Orchestra ft. ELO former members (I know they’re trying to make the name succinct, but it still sounds a bit clunky), and led by former Styx singer, Glen Burtnick…adds Stadium Theatre Center in Woonsocket RI on 3/15!

---Jimmie’s Chicken Shack add Lancaster PA (at the Chameleon) on 12/22!

---Booker T. Jones, of Booker T & The MG’s, adds Washington DC (at the Kennedy Center) on 12/1!

---Puddle Of Mudd will now end their tour with Saving Abel and Tantric at the Wicomico Youth Center in Salisbury MD on 1/11…meanwhile…

---Saving Abel is spinning off of their tour with Puddle Of Mudd and will continue taking Tantric along for the ride, in…Poughkeepsie NY on 1/12…Derry NH on 2/15…and Bristol CT on 2/16!

---Tantric is also adding solo dates during “off-nights” on both tours, including…The Kingsland in Brooklyn NY on 10/29!

---California rock singer/ songwriter, J.D. Souther, adds two nights in NYC on 4/2 & 4/3 at the City Winery!


---Ad Rock/ Mike D-Beastie Boys Book Tour (2)

---Booker T. Jones (1)

---Breaking Benjamin (1)

---Carlene Carter (1)

---Cowboy Junkies (2)

---Crash Test Dummies (1)

---Dave Mason (1)

---Dave Matthews Band (9)

---Donna The Buffalo (6)

---Drake Bell (1)

---Humble Pie (4)

---J.D. Souther (2)

---Jimmie’s Chicken Shack (1)

---Michael Schenker Fest (1)

---Mushroomhead/ Unsaid Fate (1)

---Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats/ Bleachers/ The Wonder Years/ Two Feet/ The Unlikely Candidates (1)

---Old 97’s (2)

---Oleta Adams (2)

---Pentatonix (13)

---Petula Clark (2)

---Pop 2000 Tour w/ O-Town/ Ryan Cabrera/ Lance Bass (3)

---Puddle Of Mudd/ Saving Abel/ Tantric (1)

---Robyn Hitchcock (2)

---Saving Abel/ Tantric (3)

---Tantric (1)

---Teenage Fanclub (2)

---The Orchestra ft. ELO former members (1)

---The Pixies (3)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 092118:

---Our local “national” touring band, folk rockers, Driftwood continue to add on to their “Tree Of Shade” tour!  The tour actually started in August with local and regional dates, but starting this month, the band heads out of state and out of our region!  Already they’ve been to North Carolina, but they’ll be back in our region this weekend before heading out of town again…

Jim Thorpe PA @ Mauch Chunk Opera House on 9/20!

Mifflinburg PA @ Rusty Nail Brewing on 9/21!

Corning NY @ Lando’s on 9/22!

Hannibal NY @ The Fall Down 2018 on 9/28!

Roaring Branch PA @ Liberty Fest on 10/6!

Syracuse NY @ Westcott Theatre on 10/12!

New York NY @ Mercury Lounge on 10/13!

Washington DC @ City Winery on 10/17!

Philadelphia PA @ Milkboy on 10/18!
Charlottesville VA @ The Southern on 10/24!

Ashville NC @ Ambrose West on 10/25!

Charlotte NC @ The Evening Muse on 10/26!

Carrboro NC @ Cat’s Cradle on 10/27!

Winston-Salem NC @ Muddy Creek Music Hall on 10/28!

Albany NY @ The Hollow in 11/2!

Rochester NY @ Flour City Station on 11/3!

Cleveland OH @ Beachland Ballroom on 11/8!

Columbus OH @ The Basement on 11/9!

Pittsburgh PA @ Club Café on 11/10!

Asbury Park NJ @ Wonder Bar on 11/14!

Fall River MA @ Narrows Center on 11/16!

Nashua NH @ Riverwalk Café on 11/17!

---Final details for Cayuga Sound Fest 2018 have finally been revealed!  The line-up for both days is pretty awesome…

Day #1 (9/21): Young The Giant/ Sofi Tukker/ Lady D & The Shadow Spirits

Day #2 (9/22): X Ambassadors/ Matt & Kim/ Talib Kweli/ Towkio/ Wicklund & Steppin Stones/ Knew/ No Comply

…The shows start at 4pm on both days at Stewart Park in Ithaca, tickets at $49.50-99.00, with VIP packages up to $300.00.  There is also an after party planned at The Haunt that begins at 1030p on Friday night!

---Another festival this weekend The Humane Society’s “Woofstock” which will be held on Saturday, 9/22, 12p-5p at the Pines Pavilion, in Endicott, NY 13760. Tickets are $10, both in advance or at the door! Children 12 and under are free.  The musical line-up will have you howling at the moon, too!    Borderline @ 12p…Project Z @ 1:15p…Tim Ruffo @ 2:45p…and Jeff Howell’s Boogie du Jour will headline at 4p! 

---For those of you who like to combine music and chicken wings (sorry, I’m a vegetarian) Binghamton Wing Fest is Saturday 9/22 (tomorrow by the time we post this) at Binghamton Municipal Stadium (where the B-Mets play) featuring Battle-Of-The-Bands 2017 winner, Sonny On The Causeway and local power houses, Wreckless Marci. If you didn’t get your tickets in advance for $15.00, you can get them at the gate for $20.00.
---Ithaca Porchfest is this weekend, Sunday September 23rd to be specific…so if you liked Binghamton Porchfest, scroll to the bottom of this report where I’ve conveniently copied and pasted the schedule!  Many local and regional bands that you know and love will be there like Vee Da Bee…CC Ryder…The Bad Awesome’s…The Rapid River Boys…Devon Franks…The Grady Girls…Kitestring…Thru Spectrums…Tenzin Chopak…Road Man…Mosaic Foundation…just to drop a few names!

---In-between dates with Puddle Of Mudd, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack and Saving Abel, Tantric will headline their own tour, starting in late October, so expect to see them in both locally and regionally…Clifton NJ on 10/24…New Bedford MA on 10/25…Patchogue NY on 10/26…Pennellville NY (at Monirae’s) on 10/27…Haverhill MA on 10/28...and Pittsburgh PA on 11/4!

---Binghamton University grad, Ingrid Michaelson has announced a holiday album and tour!  She’ll be supporting her album, “Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs For The Season,” (which arrives on 10/26) with shows in…Munhall PA on 12/11…Washington DC on 12/12…Glenside PA on 12/14…Boston MA on 12/15…and NYC (which is home for the Staten Island native) on 12/17!  Tickets are on fan presale as of 9/19!  Use the code: PumpkinSpice for the mailing list pre-sale, or just sign up for the fan club mailing list on her website!

---Insane Clown Posse w/ Clownvis Presley coming to the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 10/7!   Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 10/5!


---John Mellencamp has announced a new tour and a new album as well, “Other People’s Stuff” which is due on 11/16!  The tour will bring Mellencamp to our region in…Baltimore MD on 2/20…Providence RI on 2/22…New Brunswick NJ on 2/23…followed by two nights in NYC on 2/25 & 2/26!

---The first American Idol, Kelly Clarkson will be touring after her current reality show, “The Voice” wraps up for The Spring to support her new album, “Meaning Of Life!”  Tickets go on sale for most venues on 9/24…and you can catch the tour in…Uniondale NY on 3/7…Boston MA on 3/8…Allentown PA on 3/9…two nights in Uncasville CT on 3/14 & 3/15…and Baltimore MD on 3/16!

---Beach Boys songwriter/ singer mastermind, Brian Wilson is filling out his touring schedule with new dates on his studio album tour…New Brunswick NJ on 11/1…Toronto ON on 11/21…Montreal QC on 11/22…followed by his holiday tour, which starts on 12/3, with new dates in Pittsburgh PA on 12/3…Westbury NY on 12/5…and Wallingford CT on 12/8!

---Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band have announced a new round of concerts, which are being called his farewell tour, but so far, there’s only one for our region…Buffalo NY at the KB Center on 1/17!  We’ll keep ya posted.

---Myles Kennedy, formerly of Slash’s “Conspirators,” who released their own album, “Living The Dream,” and before that with Alter Bridge, is releasing a new studio album of his own, "Year Of The Tiger"  and after touring with Slash in October, he will tour on his own in November with regional dates in…Clifton Park NY on 11/21…Hartford CT on 11/23…Asbury Park on 11/24…Warrendale PA on 11/27…and Wilmington DE on 11/28!

---Greta Van Fleet have booked three nights at Terminal 5 in NYC to celebrate their first full length album, “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army,” due on 10/19!  The three dates will come at the end of November on the 27th, 29th and 30th! Perhaps more dates to follow?  Maybe.

 ---The Alan Parsons Project, which was intended to be a studio band only, has once again gathered it’s touring component, Alan Parsons Live Project, for a handful of dates, two of which fall into our region…Munhall PA on 11/13…and Glenside PA on 11/15!

---Stone Temple Pilots have announced their 2018 Canadian tour which will see them joined by Seether and Default and will also come into the periphery of our region…St. Catherines ON on 11/11…Kitchener ON on 11/13…and Laval QC (near Montreal) on 11/15!

---Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn have announced two joint tours that are coming in Spring 2019…Buffalo NY on 4/3…Toms River NJ on 4/5…Barre VT on 4/6…Portsmouth NH on 4/11…and Fairfield CT on 4/13!   The tour will be followed by another joint tour with Fleck and Chick Corea…but only two dates…Brookville NY on 4/26…and North Bethesda MD on 5/10, so far.  Remember Fleck is coming to Ithaca NY on 11/16 to play at Cornell University!

---Iconic rock instrumentalist, Robin Trower has booked more dates in America…Glenside PA on 4/4…Huntington NY on 4/5…Montclair NJ on 4/6…and Buffalo NY on 4/10!  Btw, that is the entire tour…all four dates and all within driving range! 

---In what may be an attempt to warm-up (if he even needs to) for his appearances with Eric Clapton at his MSG shows in NYC on 106 & 10/7, Jimmie Vaughan (yes, older brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan and former lead guitar player for the Fabulous Thunderbirds.) books four shows…two of which are in our greater “driving distance” region…Sellersville PA on 10/3…and Fall River MA on 10/4!

---Gary Hoey has a new tour and it’s coming at us from a September start date in Texas to a handful of regional dates in November…Sellersville PA on 11/23…Pawling NY on 11/25…Albany NY on 11/29…Lincoln RI on 11/30…and Norfolk CT on 12/2, all in addition to Derry NH on 12/1, which was previously released!

---JD Souther, a songwriting partner for The Eagles, Bob Seger and Jackson Browne, who is also a singer and in the process of releasing his old albums on vinyl, is set to tour to support the effort…in addition to dates planned for this Fall, he’s just added a new leg for Spring 2019…York PA on 3/28…Harrisburg PA on 3/29…Bay Shore NY on 3/30…Hartford CT on 3/31…Plymouth MA on 4/5…and Rockport MA on 4/6!

---Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials have a short string of dates in our region next month…Pittsburgh PA on 10/12…Smyrna DE on 10/13…and Tuckerton NJ on 10/14!

---By November the “Southern Uprising” tour will start to fractionalize with The Outlaws playing solo dates in Alexandria VA on 11/8…Burgettstown PA on 11/20…and Newton NJ on 11/30!

---Another part of the “Southern Uprising” tour, the Marshall Tucker Band is also adding additional solo dates in…Ridgefield CT on 10/3…and Keene NH on 12/14!

---Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons have announced a few domestic Fall dates ahead of their UK tour…but, only one for our region…Kodak Center Theatre in Rochester NY on 10/13!

---90’s soap star, singer and former member of the band “Dream Street,” Jesse McCartney, has announced an eight date tour, with only two dates for our region…Theatre @ Times Square in NYC on 1/21…and the Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 1/24!


---The Metal Allegience Tour is planning what appears to be a one-shot show at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NY on 10/27, with Magus Beast and Judas Priestess.  Is this the prelude to a full fledged tour (like the Rock Allegiance Tour?)?  We’ll see…

---Noodles of The Offspring will play one show only (essentially as his other two solo shows are on the west coast) at the Mercury Lounge in NYC on 10/17!

---Freedy Johnston will play a one-off at Hopewell Theatre in Hopewell NJ on 9/22!


---The Ataris add Buffalo NY on 10/28!

---NRBQ adds Pawling NY on 9/21!

---The Wailers add Pawling NY on 9/21…Cohoes NY on 10/23…Newton NJ on 10/26…and Jersey City NJ on 10/27!

---Marc Cohn has adds Hudson NY on 11/2!

---Twiddle adds Port Chester NY on 11/23 & 11/24!

---BulletBoyz, Enuff Z’Nuff and Jack Russell’s Great White add Harrisburg PA on 10/13!

---Gary Lewis & The Playboys add Altoona PA on 10/21…and a package date with Brooklyn Bridge and Dennis Tufano, of The Buckinghams on Staten Island NYC on 10/13!

---Courtney Barnett adds a date in Brooklyn NY @ Brooklyn Steel NYC on 10/22 with rising alt/pop star, Alice Merton.

---Shemekia Copeland adds some random dates…Fall River MA on 9/27…Columbia MD on 10/6 w/ Vanessa Collier…and Buffalo NY w/John Nemeth on 11/15!

---The Vapors add a third night at the Mercury Lounge in NYC on 10/19!

---Joywave adds Sir Sly to the bill on their stop in Baltimore MD, at the Baltimore Soundstage on 10/18!


---Alan Parsons Project (2)

---Bela Fleck (7)

---Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (1)

---Brian Wilson (7)

---BulletBoyz/ Enuff Z’nuff/ Jack Russell’s Great White (1)

---Courtney Barnett/ Alice Merton (1)

---Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons (1)

---Freedy Johnston (1)

---Gary Hoey (6)

---Gary Lewis & The Playboys (2)

---Greta Van Fleet (3)

---Ingrid Michaelson (5)

---Insane Clown Posse/ Clownvis Presley (2)

---J.D. Souther (6)

---Jesse McCartney (2)

---Jimmie Vaughan (2)

---John Mellencamp (5)

---Joywave/ Sir Sly (1)

---Kelly Clarkson (6)

---Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials (3)

---Marc Cohn (1)

---Marshall Tucker Band (2)

---Metal Allegience w/ Magus Beast/ Judas Priestess (1)

---Myles Kennedy (5)

---Noodles (1)

---NRBQ (1)

---Robin Trower (4)

---Shemekia Copeland (3)

---Stone Temple Pilots/ Seether/ Default (3)

---Tantric (6)

---The Ataris (1)

---The Outlaws (3)

---The Vapors (1)

---The Wailers (4)

---Twiddle (2)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Ithaca Porchfest 2018 schedule for Sunday 9/23:


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Alison Wahl – 707 N. Tioga St
Auntie Emo’s ‘Ukulelese as a Second Language – 204 W Yates St
Drank The Gold – 105 Second Street
ephemera – 919 N Tioga St
Florencia Ulloa – 533 Linn St
Harmony Falls Chorus – 425 N. Tioga Street
Isaac Sharp, Guitarist – 210 Hancock St
Professor Tuesday’s Jazz Quartet – 1112 N Tioga St.
Rose Fritzky-Randolph – 507 N Tioga St
Seneca St Recorder Ensemble – 908 N Cayuga St
The Accords – 308 Utica St
The Bad Awesomes – 712 N. Cayuga
The Catscratchers – 306 E Yates St
The Grandlow – 608 Utica Street
The Rapid River Boys – 812 N Cayuga St
Thom Dunn – 410 E Marshall St
TOiVO – Kurt’s Porch in Thompson Park
Traonach – 304 Linn St
Trillium – 307 Auburn St
UU Ukulele Union – 306 N. Aurora St


1:00 – 2:00 PM

Auntie Emo’s Ukulele Showcase – 204 W Yates St
Better Weather String Band – 306 N. Aurora St.
Bob Keefe and the Surf Renegades – 104 Adams St
Chase Angier Dance Event – Thompson Park
Cornell Gamelan Ensemble – 318 Lake Ave
Cornell Ukulele Club – 100 Franklin St
Craig Frey – 315 Utica St.
Crown Victorians – 210 1/2 Utica St.
Danny Speer & LMNOP – 714 N Cayuga St
Girlfriend KTC Band – 410 E Marshall St
GLBJ – 533 Linn St
iMax – 421 N Aurora St
Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus – 920 N Tioga St
Quagmire Hearts – 611 N Tioga St
Rose and Colwyn – 117 Auburn Street
Shinichi and The ITEs – 520 N. Tioga St.
Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes – 712 N Tioga St
Songwriter Circle: Laura Peters, Adam Guinn, Rena Guinn – 114 Cascadilla Ave.
Stan Stewart – 509 Utica St
Taksim – 202 Utica St
The Darts – 112 W Marshall St.
The Grady Girls – 105 Second St
The Kissing Gummy Bears – 616 N Cayuga St
The Pelotones – 611 N. Aurora St.
This machine makes noise – 415 N Geneva St
Timothy Weber – 701 N Aurora St
Whippoorwillow – 820 N Cayuga St


2:00 – 3:00 PM

¡Viva Mayhem! – 104 Adams St
aftermarket – 713 N Cayuga St
Beatscene Hub – 513 Utica St
Dane Hendrix and the Hangdog Saints – 438 N Geneva St
Devon Frank – 415 N Geneva St
Dusty Charts And His Peripheral Visions – 611 N Tioga St
Emma Tyme – 117 Auburn St
Fall Crikkers Jug Band – 219 Auburn St
Flight Performing Arts – 501 N Aurora St
Groton Ave. – 705 N Aurora St
Hal Guitarist – 814 N Cayuga St
Harry Nichols – 206 E. Lewis St.
Jake and the Nowhere Men – 313 2nd St
Jenny Stockdale & The Wax Matches – 1112 N Tioga St
Josh OXford – 616 Utica St
Laila Belle – 412 N Aurora St
Long John and the Tights – Thompson park
Off the Rails Unplugged – 710 N. Tioga St
Rock Jones – 513 Willow Ave
Sum Dude + Friends – 117 Farm St
the ilium works – 523 N Aurora St
The Small Kings – 112 W. Marshall St.
TheFLunkSchoolBand – 210 Hancock St
Tom Mank and Sera Smolen – 314 Utica St
Two Shot Tabby – 106 Second St.


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Alan Rose – 107 Utica St.
Alec James – 420 Utica St
ALL STRUNG OUT – 313 Utica St
Andrew Alling – 511 N Aurora St
Banyan Tree – 432 N Tioga St
Beatscene Hub (cont’d) – 513 Utica St
CC Ryder – 429 N Aurora St
Chimes of Bayonets – 611 N. Tioga
Citizen O’Kane – 115 Cascadilla St
Darkwine – 111 Auburn St
Diana Leigh & the Shorty Georges – 442 N Aurora St
Dusty Square – 219 Auburn St
Escaped Donkeys – 104 W Tompkins St
Fat Nanci – 415 N Geneva St
FOGG – 421 N Aurora St.
ICO Brass Quintet – 711 N. Tioga St.
Jonathan Ames – 442 N. Geneva St
Katz and Jammers 2018 – 218 Utica St
Kitestring – 206 E Lewis St
La Llorona – 209 First St
Lucky Old Sun – 713 N Cayuga St
Luke G & Joe Hayward – 612 N Cayuga St.
MacSallyJeffnJudy – Thompson Park
Mighty Jet Band – 406 E Yates St
Music’s Recreation – 204 W. Yates St.
Naomi Sommers – 106 2nd St
Oh Yeah – 216 Queen St
Original Cornell Syncopators – 100 Franklin St
Palonegro – 814 N Cayuga St
Paul Arron Jackson and The Moonwalking Beatles – 204 Hancock St.
Rye Makepeace and Straw Hat – 107 W Lincoln
Sabbathwind – 602 N. Cayuga St
Sandbox – 317 Auburn St
Stone’s Throw Creek – 306 East Yates St
There’s Always Room for Cello – 1106 N. Cayuga St.
Thru Spectrums – 607 N. Aurora St.
Tyrannical Vegetable – 720 N Aurora St
Vee Da Bee – 204 E Yates St
Wildflwr – 708 N. Aurora St.
Young Fox – 206 E Jay St


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Alex Cano – 403 N Aurora St
Arthur B and the Planetary Mix (Unplugged) – 602 N. Cayuga St.
Big J Blues – 308 Lake Ave
Brookton Bridge – 711 N. Tioga St.
Car People – 105 2nd St
Cerebral Vortex – 432 N. Tioga St.
Common Railers – 839 N Aurora St
Dickie Starfish Allstars – 406 E. Marshall St.
DJ EVRCLEAR – 410 Utica St
Dubber Rucky – 810 N. Tioga St.
Fifth Parallel – 306 East Yates St
GoGone – 1112 N Tioga St
Insolent Cur – 210 Hancock St
JazzHappensBand – 100 Franklin St
Mach Duck – 613 N Aurora St
McKenzie Jones – 523 N Aurora St
NEO Project – 104 Adams St.
Not From Wisconsin – 206 E. Jay St
Patchwork Down – 104 E Lewis St.
Richie Holtz and Friends – 307 Auburn St
Rickety Fence – 305 Utica St
Road Man – 513 Utica St
Tenzin Chopak – 513 Willow Ave
The David Graybeard Band – 202 Utica St
The Local Farmers Union – 917 N Cayuga St
The MonkeySquids – 422 N Cayuga St
The Uncommons – 111 Auburn St
Tru Bleu – 413 Auburn St
Viscious Fishes – 412 N Aurora St


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ageless Jazz Band – Thompson Park
Barab Kalam – 1106 N Tioga St
Bird in Hand String Band – 106 Second St
Desert Stones – 406 East Yates St
Dexter & Liam – 209 Utica St
Djug Django – 219 Auburn St
East Coast Summit – 707 N. Tioga St
Fall Creek Brass Band – 415 N. Tioga St
Half Dead – 216 Queen St
IthaSAMBAca with special guests Deixa Sambar – 814 N. Cayuga St.
Janet Batch – 909 Cayuga St
Jesse Collins Quartet – 442 N. Aurora St
Joe Gibson – 607 N. Aurora St.
M the Myth – 450 N. Aurora St
Mad Goat String Band – 615 Utica St
Mijail Martinez – 117 Auburn St
Mosaic Foundation – 513 Utica St
Nobody et al. – 707 N Aurora
Noon Fifteen – 206 E Lewis St
Papa Muse – 117 Farm St
Piperventilators – 313 Utica St.
Se Leigheas (The Cure) – 511 N Aurora St
Sixteen Feathers – 515 N Tioga
Special Guest – 104 E. Lewis St
The 18 Strings of Luv – 105 King St
The Rungs – 205 E Falls St
Venissa Santi – 107 W Lincoln st
WonderMonday – solo – 601 N Cayuga St


Music News for 091418:

---Once again, welcome to a “Blues On The Bridge” weekend!  The festival was pushed back by threat of rain, gusty winds and the risk of flooding at Confluence Park in Binghamton NY, which is literally named for being at the confluence of two rivers, the Chenango and the Susquehanna!  Not a place where you want to play with a risk of flooding.  So, this weekend, we try it again!  The festival will start at noon on Sunday, September 16th and is totally FREE!  Bring a chair and hope for good weather!

---Bernie Fest, the annual fight against alzheimers benefit has announced it’s line-up for this years fund-raiser, which will be held at Touch Of Texas in Nimmonsburg NY on Saturday 9/29!  For a ten dollar admission to help fight alzheimers you’ll get to see, starting at noon:

Wreckless Marci

The KiiL


Recycled Zombies

Trace Of Life

Drama Scream


No Idea

Hot Dogs & Gin

Last Call


Tim Ruffo Band

Noor Hila

And DJ C. Hill

---Maine-Endwell alumni, Tiana Asili, has been busy touring this summer with her band, (y la Banda Rebelde) but also preparing for a two-week long stage production of a musical written by the star or Broadways “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, called, “In The Heights.”  The play explores love, identity, racism, hope and loss, and is set in the Washington Heights NY!  Asili will play the role of “Abuela Claudia,” and the play will run off-Broadway for two weeks, produced by the Schenectady Light Opera Company.  Break a leg, girl!

---Musicians from David Bowie’s bands will return as a touring band again as A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour, ft. Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas, with singers Bernard Fowler and Corey Glover (of Living Colour).  The starts in California at the end of this month, but will continue into the Spring, with regional dates for us, and even a local one, begin in late February 2019!  See the tribute, starting in…Buffalo NY on 2/26…Toronto ON on 3/1…Montreal QC on 3/2…Boston MA on 3/3…NYC on 3/4…NYC on 3/5…Albany NY on 3/6…Syracuse NY, at the Palace Theatre on 3/7…New Brunswick NJ on 3/9…Philadelphia PA on 3/10!

---Bela Fleck is coming to Bailey Hall @ Cornell University in Ithaca NY on 11/16…joining Fleck will be world music artist Zakir Hussain and jazz/ classical musician Edgar Meyer! 

---The Blind Boys of Alabama have booked the Center For The Arts in Homer NY (near Cortland) for 12/1!  So far it’s the only show in our region for the rest of 2018!

---The Auburn Public Theatre of Auburn NY (near Syracuse) has announced a few new bookings…Root Shock will play there on 10/13…and Jane Monheit on 10/19!

---Condolences:  One of the area’s superstar DJ’s of the 80’s and 90’s, John Carter, best known for his morning shows on The WAAL and Mix 1033 has died at the age of 69.  He was a great guy and his voice has been missed already for far too long.  Our best to his friends and family.


The Gene Simmons Band coming to Tioga Downs in Nichols NY.  No confirmation yet, although he is set to play Vernon Downs next Friday 9/21, but I’ve heard…


---Gordon Lightfoot will be coming back around in November with four new stops, including a local-ish show …at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 11/1…Staten Island NY on 11/2…Hershey PA on 11/3…and Glenside PA on 11/4!

---Led Zeppelin tribute band, Kashmir has announced some more early 2019 dates, including one that borders the fringe of our local area…Derry NH on 1/18…Rutland VT on 1/19…Staten Island NY on 2/23…a local-ish stop in Jim Thorpe PA, at Mauch Chunk Opera House on 3/2…Rochester NH on 3/9…and Manchester NH on 3/22!


---Iconic pop singer, Cher has announced a North American tour for 2019 with a generous amount of regional shows…Pittsburgh PA on 4/18…Philadelphia PA on 4/20…Toronto ON on 4/22…Buffalo NY on 4/26…Boston MA on 4/28…Springfield MA on 4/30…Brooklyn NY on 5/2…and Newark NJ on 5/3!

---Buffalo pop/ rockers, Cute Is What We Aim For have booked a small tour…Allston MA on 11/20…The Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 11/23…and Albany NY on 11/24!

---Hip hop/ soul band, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have mounted a good sized tour, but way too few regional shows have been booked (only three out of 30)…Washington DC on 9/22…Verona NY (at the Lava Nightclub) on 11/16…Baltimore MD on 12/7!

---American Idol runner-up from season #7, David Archuleta is not only releasing a new x-mas album, (“Christmas In The Air” on 11/2) he will also tour to support it…but just two dates for our region…NYC on 12/17…and Fairfield CT on 12/18!

---John Oates (y’know, from Hall & Oates?  Of course you do!) just released a new live EP and will be touring to support is as well…

---Stone Temple Pilots have announced a Canadian tour that will bring them to the fringes of our region…St. Catherines ON on 11/11 (at the Meridian Center)…Kitchener ON (at Center In The Square) on 11/13…and Laval QC (near montreal) at Place Bell on 11/15!  Also on the tour will be Seether and Default!

---Rhett Miller, formerly of the Old 97’s will play a half-dozen dates this Fall, with half of them in our greater region…Pawling NY on 9/14…Washington DC on 9/15…and Garwood NJ on 10/5!

---Otep has announced a new tour for late Fall/ early Winter that will make three stops in our region…Clifton NJ on 12/4…Philadelphia PA on 12/6…and Easton PA on 12/8!

---Richie Furay, formerly of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and other bands will be touring our region in October and performing the Poco album, “Deliverin’” in it’s entirety.  Hear Furay play in…Salisbury MD on 10/23…Sellersville PA on 10/24…two nights in Roslyn NY on 10/25 & 10/26…and Albany NY on 10/27!

---Alt/pop-rocker and Rob Schneider’s daughter, Elle King has just announced a new tour to promote her forthcoming album, …Washington DC on 11/2…New Haven CT on 11/3…Philadelphia PA on 11/4…Brooklyn NY on 11/5…and Toronto ON on 11/6!

---Aztec Two-Step has announced a swath of dates…adding onto their current tour with new shows in…Salem CT on 9/15…Hudson Falls NY on 10/27…plus a new Winter 2019 leg…Northampton MA on 2/1/19…Peterborough NH on 2/2/19…Lowville NY on 2/9/19…Nelson NY on 5/3/19…Saratoga Springs NY on 5/4/19…Hartford CT on 5/18/19…and Beach Haven NJ on 7/29/19!

---Houndmouth adds a new leg to their present tour and that means new regional shows in…Rochester NY on 11/3…NYC on 11/6…Philadelphia PA on 11/9…and New Haven CT on 11/10!

---Reds “Unstoppable” tour with The Veer Union and Vieo is making a sweep of the Mid-Atlantic and New England next month!  Look for them in…Warrendale PA on 10/25…Lancaster PA on 10/26…NYC on 10/28…Cambridge MA on 10/29…Poughkeepsie NY on 10/30…and Baltimore MD on 11/8!!

---Pop singer, Tori Kelly will take to the road in support of her latest album, “Hiding Place”…Munhall PA on 10/25…Philadelphia PA on 10/27…Washington DC on 10/28…and NYC on 10/30!

---Rising alt/pop stars, Rainbow Kitten Surprise have booked a tour to take advantage of their sudden success and lucky us, it passes right thru our region…Port Chester NY on 9/28…Baltimore MD on 9/29…Buffalo NY on 10/1...Montreal QC on 10/2…South Burlington VT on 10/4…Providence RI on 10/6…Pittsburgh PA on 10/8!

---Evan Dando, former lead singer for the 90’s alt/pop band, The Lemonheads is playing a few regional shows…Greenwich RI on 9/30…Jersey City NJ on 10/1…and Lowell MA on 10/3!

---The Spin Doctors have booked a three-date tour, stretched out over three months, two of which will fall into our region…Roslyn NY on 9/27…and Brooklyn NY on 11/8!

---Jewel will be coming to visit for the holidays!  See the alt-folk singer in…Bethlehem PA on 12/7…Salamanca NY on 12/8…Huntington NY on 12/9…Montclair NJ on 12/11…Medford MA on 12/12…Upper Darby PA on 12/15…and Hershey PA on 12/16!

---Tracy Bonham is breaking out a semi-regular residency at the Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 with three dates spread out six months time on 10/26, 1/24 and 4/18!

---Black Uhuru will be passing thru our region starting next week with a show at…NYC on 9/18…then, Washington DC on 9/20…Hudson NY on 9/22…and Roslyn NY on 9/25! 


---Wu-Tang Clans only date east of Cali is Lowell MA on 11/2!  They’ve only booked two dates for the rest of 2018, so don’t miss it!

---Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians will play a one-off in Port Chester NY on 11/8 at the Capitol Theatre!

---Insane Clown Posse books a one-shot show before their Rock Allegiance tour appearance at Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 10/5!

---Gary Wright has booked a one-timer at Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 9/21!

---Mike Peters, of The Alarm has booked a one-shot at My Father’s Place in Roslyn NY on 10/2!

---60’s pop singer, Melanie will play a one-timer at My Father’s Place in Roslyn NY on 11/9!

---Commander Cody books a one-off at My Father’s Place in Roslyn NY on 11/3, so rev up your “Hot Rod Lincoln”…!


---Hoobastank/ Secondhand Serenade add Watertown on 11/9!

---Sebastian Bach, formerly of Skid Row, adds Lancaster PA on 10/24!

---Ziggy Marley adds Philadelphia PA on 9/6!

---Robin Trower adds Glenside PA on 4/4/19!

---Juice WRLD adds Buffalo NY on 10/13!

---Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals add Harrisburg PA on 9/14!

---Willie Nile adds…NYC on 10/3…Northampton MA on 10/5 & 10/6…Montclair NJ on 11/9…Port Washington NY on 11/10…Vienna VA on 11/23…and Buffalo NY on 12/15!

---Midge Ure, of Ultravox, adds a couple regional dates…Bordentown NJ on 9/16…and Roslyn NY on 9/17!

---Badfinger ft. Joey Molland adds Roslyn NY on 9/20!

---Spyro Gyra adds Roslyn NY on 10/14!

---Collective Soul add Westbury NY on 10/17…and Red Bank NJ on 10/18!

---The Ataris add Stanhope NJ on 10/29!

---Taking Back Sunday adds what is basically a two-night one-off…in Sayreville NJ on 12/15  & 12/16!


---A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour (9)

---Aztec Two-Step (9)

---Badfinger ft. Joey Molland (1)

---Bela Fleck (1)

---Black Uhuru (4)

---Blind Boys Of Alabama (1)

---Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (3)

---Cher (8)

---Collective Soul (2)

---Commander Cody (1)

---Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians (1)

---Elle King (5)

---Evan Dando (3)

---Gary Wright (1)

---Gene Simmons Band (1)

---Gordon Lightfoot (4)

---Hall & Oates (2)

---Hoobastank/ Secondhand Serenade (1)

---Houndmouth (4)

---Insane Clown Posse (1)

---Jane Monheit (1)

---Jewel (7)

---John Oates (5)

---Juice WRLD (1)

---Melanie (1)

---Midge Ure (2)

---Mike Peters (1)

---Otep (3)

---Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals (1)

---Rainbow Kitten Surprise (7)

---Red/ The Veer Union/ Veio (6)

---Rhett Miller (3)

---Richie Furay (5)

---Robin Trower (1)

---Root Shock (1)

---Sebastian Bach (1)

---Taking Back Sunday (2)

---The Ataris (1)

---Tori Kelly (4)

---Tracy Bonham (3)

---Willie Nile (7)

---Wu-Tang Clan (1)

---Ziggy Marley (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 090718:

---Finally, with barely a week to go before the 2018 Blues On The Bridge is actually held, the official line-up is released at last!  For a festival that is always running late, it seems like the bands are packed pretty tight, but here’s the breakdown…

Kricket (Krissie Petticrew/Benny Fiacco/ Joe Stento) @ 12p

Soulpuppy @ 1230p

The Parlor Cats @ 1p

Dirt Farm @ 1:40p

KidBess & The Magic Ring @ 2:10p

Pasty White & Rocket 88 @ 2:45p

Rebecca & The Soul Shakers @ 3:20p

Jason Wicks @ 4p

Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band @ 5p

Mark Doyle & The Maniacs @ 5:15p

Adam Bomb @ 6:15p

O.C.D. @ 7:15p

Wreckless Marci @ 8p

…now remember the festival is scheduled for this weekend (9/9) but if there’s rain it will be rescheduled for 9/16!  The festival is free, so no excuses, people!

---The 2018 BC Celtic Music Fest is also being held this weekend at McGirks Irish Pub in Chenango Bridge!  The festival is set for Friday 9/7 and Saturday, 9/8 @ 11am!  Tickets are just $10.00.  Pat Kane plays Friday night, then the exhibition starts Saturday at noon on the golf course at Chenango Commons w/

Pipe and drum corps from all over the surrounding area…
Scranton Black Diamonds Pipes and Drums
Syracuse Highlanders Pipes and Drums
Caledonia Highlanders Pipes and Drums
Penn York Highlanders Pipes and Drums
Broome County Celtic Pipes and Drums, followed by a massed bands tribute.  Meanwhile, bands under the tent, include:
3:00 pm The Stoutman
4:00 pm Yadas Yadas
5:00 pm Dr. Tom Dooley Choraliers
6:00 pm Carle School of Irish Dance
6:30 pm FC3
7:30 pm The Shambles
9:00 pm Old Friends (inside McGirks)

---The line-up has also been announced for next weekends 5th annual Lick Breast Cancer Music Fest & Ice Cream Social at the Pines Pavilion in Endicott NY on 9/15 @ 11am.  Not sure of the timing yet, the price or if the bands will even play in this order, but bands listed include: Trace Of Life, Heritage, the Tim Ruffo Band, Kickstart, Messy Truth, the Tijuana Danger Dogs, Hating Amy, The KiiL, the Egomaniacs and Wreckless Marci! 

---Lest you think our litany of festivals is done, just because Summer is nearly over, think again…Rock Against Suicide V has announced it’s line-up!  The benefit sparked in part by suicides of some local rock stars, will be held at the Choconut Inn in Friendsville PA @ 5pm on Saturday, October 13th and will feature…Trace Of Life @ 5p…Messy Truth @ 6:15p…Wreckless Marci @ 730p…OCD @ 845p…and Hell’s Winter @ 10:15p.  Admission is $10.00!

---Here’s another music festival, even if it doesn’t sound like one…the Art Of Binghamton festival at the Bundy Museum in Binghamton NY will be on Friday, September 14th from 6-9p and Saturday, September 15th from 12p-10p and in addition to putting the art of Binghamton on display for FREE, both days, the festival will also feature music from Alex Creamer on Friday night 6p-9p, but the Saturday line-up includes…Miles Ahead, Peaches & Crime, Melanie & The Boys, Voodoo Highway and Dirt Farm!

---Life Of Agony finally has it’s tour confirmed, at the last minute, and it has an unexpected local twist…look for heavy metal rockers at…Hampton Beach NH on 9/12…Baltimore MD on 9/14…Philadelphia PA on 9/15…Teaneck NJ on 9/16…Pittsburgh PA on 9/23…(the only previously posted date) Buffalo NY on 9/25…New Haven CT on 9/26…NYC on 9/29…and their last American date before they tour Europe…HCS Skatepark in Vestal NY on 10/6!

---Kaitlyn Jackson posted this week that she has moved into a new phase of accomplishment in her post American Idol days.  Jackson, the only local artist to ever make the first round cut to get on American Idol, posted this message last week: “I am BEYOND thrilled to announce that I have been granted the Excellence in Choreography Award through the Theatre Association of New York State for my work on the Norwich Theatre Company’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone this summer!!!!! Such an exciting accomplishment!!! Shout out to my incredibly enthusiastic cast for bringing my work to life!!”  Congrats Kaitlyn!

---Hope you didn’t miss the Rock and Roar Festival at Ross Park Zoo in Binghamton NY on 9/2, while we were away for Labor Day!  The Free festival began at noon and ran until 6pm, and featured several great local bands and musicians…Devinne Meyers and Nate Gross, Fordham Road, Next To Kin, Raibred and Voodoo Highway.

---Dickey Betts suffered a mild stroke the weekend before his appearance was scheduled at the NYS Fair in Syracuse NY (Tuesday night 8/28) so he had to cancel!  The Dropkick Murphys  played instead.  Betts only other show on our calendar, at Hampton Beach NH on 8/31 has also been postponed.  No word yet on if or when they expect to get back on the road.


---Slightly Stoopid is ready to tour, at least a little bit, in support of their forthcoming studio album, “Everyday Life, Everyday People” and they’ll be coming pretty close to local…Port Chester NY on 11/15…Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 11/17…and Providence RI on 11/18!

---Cross over artist Sara Evans will go on tour at Xmas, in support a four year old xmas album…11/30 in Warrendale PA…Jim Thorpe PA, at Penn’s Peak, on 12/1…and Alexandria VA on 12/8!


---Travis Scott’s “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” was announced during the last two weeks and it will be coming into our region in a major way…Baltimore MD on 11/8…Toronto ON on 11/21…Newark NJ on 11/24…Pittsburgh PA on 11/25…NYC on 11/27…Washington DC on 11/29…Hartford CT on 11/30…Philadelphia PA on 12/1…and Boston MA on 12/2!

---Former Crosby Stills Nash & Young and The Byrds star, David Crosby is taking his Sky Trails Band out on the road for a series of shows in our region…Frederick MD on 11/29…Albany NY on 12/1…Harrisburg PA on 12/2…Derry NH on 12/4…Englewood NJ on 12/5…New Bedford MA on 12/7…and Port Chester NY on 12/8!

---John Mayall gets back on the road this weekend in a big way, following a health problem in May and June that forced postponed of his Summer tour!  New dates include…Newton NJ on 9/6…Norfolk CT on 9/7…Beverly MA on 9/8…Cohoes NY on 9/11…Washington DC on 9/14…Sellersville PA on 9/15…Fairfield CT on 9/19…and two nights in NYC on 9/21 & 9/22!  Go see this legendary bluesman while you can.  Who knows how many more years he’ll be able to play, much less tour.

---Former Doobie Brother, Michael McDonald is not only releasing a new Xmas album, “Season Of Peace” but he’s also going to tour to support it…which means we’ll see him in…Bensalem PA on 11/30…Wilmington DE on 12/1…and Peekskill NY On 12/2! 

---Eve 6 is celebrating their 20th Anniversary tour already?  Seems like just yesterday they broke thru with “Inside Out,” (still one of the most poignant (if not twisted) lyrics in rock) and not only will they be celebrating with new music, but with a tour as well…Pittsburgh PA on 12/11…Poughkeepsie NY on 12/12…Philadelphia PA on 12/13…Asbury Park NJ on 12/14…Boston MA on 12/15…and NYC on 12/16!

----Winter is coming…and that means modern metal package tours…Killswitch Engage is set to hit the snow covered road w/Born Of Osiris, Crowbar & Death Ray Vision…coming to Providence RI on 11/24…Poughkeepsie NY on 11/25…Reading PA on 11/27…Wilmington DE on 12/5…Sayreville NJ on 12/6!

---Bring Me The Horizon will take to the road in Winter 2019 headlining their own tour…Fairfax VA on 1/28…Manhattan NY on 1/29…Boston MA on 2/1…and Montreal QC on 2/2!  So far, no word on who will be opening for them.

---Unearth will headline their own package tour with Fit For An Autopsy, the Agony Scene & Traitors…see them in Cambridge MA on 11/2…Brooklyn NY on 11/3…Halethorpe MD on 11/4…and Philadelphia PA on 11/5!

---Atreyu has also announced a modern metal package tour with Memphis May Fire/ Ice Nine Kills & Sleep Signals…They’ll make regional appearances in…Baltimore MD on 11/21…Harrisburg PA on 11/23…Sayreville NJ on 11/24…Boston MA on 11/25…NYC on 11/27…and Rochester NY on 11/28!

---Meanwhile, Ice Nine Kills, who will be stepping out with the above Atreyu package tour, will headline their own tour in October…Easton PA on 10/7…Brooklyn NY on 10/10…and Worcester MA on 10/11!

---Former Skid Row singer, Sebastian Bach takes a Fall trek across America that will come thru our region starting in October…Pittsburgh PA on 10/16…Asbury Park NJ on 10/18…NYC on 10/21…Lancaster PA on 10/24…and Toronto ON on 11/16!

---Robin Trower has announced two tri-state area shows…Huntington NY on 4/4…and Montclair NJ on 4/6!  Please tell me there will be more…

---Orgy return to the road with new shows in Stanhope NJ on 9/6…Providence RI on 9/7…Amityville NY on 9/8…and Easton PA on 9/9!

---The Stone Pony has just announced the daily schedule for the See.Hear.Now Festival on Saturday, September 29th & Sunday September 30th in Asbury Park NJ and it’s pretty awesome…tickets are $109 for both days…here’s the highlights:

Day #1:

Incubus/ Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals/ Brandi Carlile/ Blondie/ Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls/ Highly Suspect/ Soja/ The English Beat/ Deer Tick

Day #2:

Jack Johnson/ Social Distortion/ Milky Chance/ Kaleo/ The Front Bottoms/ The Menzingers/ Lettuce/ Langhorne Slim/ G. Love & Special Sauce/ The Original Wailers/ Twin Peaks


---The Maine is playing a one-off at the Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 10/13!

---Deadmau5 has booked a one-shot for the Pier 17 Rooftop in NYC on 9/8!

---Candi Staton will play a one-timer at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 9/7!


---Scotty McCreery, of American Idol fame, adds…Westbury NY on 1/26!

---Mastodon has cancelled their entire North American tour as their manager has contracted pancreatic cancer…refund your tickets at your place of purchase.

---Terry Bozzio, former drummer for Missing Persons, adds Boston MA on 9/7…Montreal QC (club soda) on 9/11…and Toronto ON (the royal) on 9/14!

---Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band, adds Fall River MA on 9/21!

---George Clinton of P-funk adds Pittsburgh PA on 9/29 w/ Steve Arrington and Zapp!

---Jason Bonham finally adds a date (out of four total dates), in our region in Munhall PA on 12/1!

---Grunge-era, southern-fried, alt/pop band, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack adds a regional show to their Fall itinerary…Chester PA on 11/20!

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy adds Warrendale PA on 11/1!

---Joan Osborne finally adds a show in our region on her Fall tour…Boston MA on 11/28!

---The Roger McGuinn/ Chris Hillman/ Marty Stuart tour has added a new date…10/30 at Munhall PA outside Pittsburgh PA!

---The Robert Cray Band adds Morristown NJ on 9/6…Portsmouth NH on 9/9…Barre VT on 9/14…and Ridgefield CT on 9/15!

---Ani DiFranco adds Brooklyn NY on 9/21!

---Wayne Newton adds Red Bank NJ on 9/23!

---Ginuwine adds NYC on 9/28…and Washington DC on 9/29!


---Ani DiFranco (1)

---Atreyu (6)

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (1)

---Bring Me The Horizon (4)

---Candi Staton (1)

---David Crosby (7)

---Deadmau5 (1)

---Dickey Betts (-2)

---Eve 6 (6)

---George Clinton/ Steve Arrington/ Zapp (1)

---Ginuwine (1)

---Ice Nine Kills (3)

---Jason Bonham (1)

---Jimmie’s Chicken Shack (1)

---Joan Osborne (1)

---John Mayall (9)

---Killswitch Engage (5)

---Life Of Agony (8)

---Mastodon (-3)

---Michael McDonald (3)

---Orgy (4)

---Peter Wolf (1)

---Robert Cray Band (4)

---Robin Trower (2)

---Roger McGuinn/ Chris Hillman/ Marty Stuart (1)

---Sara Evans (3)

---Sea.Hear.Now festival (2)

---Scotty McCreery (1)

---Sebastian Bach (4)

---Slightly Stoopid (3)

---Terry Bozzio (3)

---The Maine (1)

---Travis Scott/ Trippie Redd/ Guna/ Sheck Wes (9)

---Unearth (4)

---Wayne Newton (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!




Music News for 082418:

---Native guitar god, Randy McStine is part of a new prog-rock supergroup, In Continuum, featuring McStine’s comrades from the band, “Sound Of Contact,” Dave Kerzner and Matt Dorsey, with Gabriel Agudo (of Steve Rothery Band and formerly with Bad Dreams), Marco Minnemann (of Steve Wilson and the Aristocrats) and also with special guests, Nick D’Virgilio (who is also an ex-compadre of McStine’s, as he played in with him in the Nick D’Virgilio Trio), John Wesley (porcupine tree), Fernando Perdomo (dave kerzner band) and Jon Davison (yes).  The group have posted a teaser video to promote their forthcoming debut album, “Acceleration Theory!”  Check it out here:

---Looking back on last weeks cancellation of Curveball shows that some fans were actually disappointed twice by the festival…not just by it’s initial cancellation, but again when a rumor started to circulate that the band was just throwing the fans a “curveball” and that maybe the show would go on anyway.  Of course it did not, due to a lack of fresh potable water, when the village of Watkins Glen issued a boil water advisory on Thursday morning when it’s water supply was made unsafe by flooding, caused by the eight inches of rain that fell on the community last week.  Thanks global warming.  Sorry Phish fans.

---The Center For The Arts in Homer NY (just outside of nearby Cortland) has announced a schedule of shows for the fall, including…Cracker on 10/5…Paula Cole on 10/18…and John Hiatt on 11/4!

---Trans-Siberian Orchestra has just announced their national touring schedule for 2018 and of course, there will be regional shows…University Park PA on 11/16…Allentown PA on 11/17…a local date at the Arena @ Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre PA on 11/18…Erie PA on 11/21…Manchester NH on 11/23…Worcester MA on 11/24…Uncasville CT on 11/25…Albany NY on 11/28…Rochester NY on 11/29…Buffalo NY on 12/15…Hershey PA on 12/16…Uniondale NY on 12/20…Philadelphia PA on 12/21…Newark NJ on 12/22…Washington DC on 12/23…and Pittsburgh PA on 12/28!

---Our local national-touring band, Driftwood, adds Syracuse NY on 10/12…at the Westcott Theatre, as they continue to build a Fall 2018 tour!


---Dark Star Orchestra, the grateful dead tribute band, are continuing to build their Fall 2018 tour that will bring them to deadheads in our region, including one localish stop in Jim Thorpe PA at Penn’s Peak on 11/21, in addition to…South Burlington VT on 11/13…New Haven CT on 11/16…plus, two nights in Philadelphia PA on 12/28 & 12/29…and two more nights in Montclair NJ on 12/30 & 12/31!  Sounds like a great way to break in 2019!


---Hip-hop star, Travis Scott has announced dates for his “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” tour…Baltimore MD on 11/8…Toronto ON on 11/21…Newark NJ on 11/24…Pittsburgh PA on 11/25…NYC on 11/27…Washington DC on 11/29…Hartford CT on 11/30…Philadelphia PA on 12/1…and Boston MA on 12/2!

---Jazz fans take heart, after next months Monterey Jazz Fest in California, the tour is making plans to go “on the road,” in 2019 with several regional stops, including…NYC on 3/15 & 3/16…Boston MA on 3/17…Troy NY on 3/19!  The only problem is that we don’t know who will be in the line-up for the Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour, so stay tuned for that!

---Humble Pie is back, but  with a touring version of the band curated by original member, drummer/ keyboards player, Jerry Shirley, who owns the rights to the bands name and wants to keep the band heritage alive…the band is expanding beyond a one-off show on 9/16, with fresh regional dates in Washington DC on 11/8…Sellersville PA on 11/9…and Boston MA on 11/19!

---Tennessee deathcore band, Whitechapel are embarking on a Fall package tour with Oceano, Chelsea Grin and Slaughter To Prevail and it will coming into our region, starting in November…Pittsburgh PA on 11/1…Easton PA on 11/3…and Hartford CT on 11/5!

---Indie-rockers, mewithoutyou, have announced a solo Fall tour, which is a bit different for them, as they usually tour as part of a package tour…this time, it just appears to be them, but after 18 years, they have enough material, they should be able to pull it off…Cambridge MA on 10/4…Toronto ON on 10/7…and Baltimore MD on 12/4!

---90’s pop singer, Curtis Stigers, has booked a five-night residency at Birdland in NYC, with a show on each night, five-nights-in-a-row, from 11/27 thru 12/1!

---Citizen Cope has announced a tiny, two-date tour that exists entirely within our region…South Burlington VT on 9/12…and Beverly MA on 9/19!  I’m gonna guess that there will be more dates, but I’m not gonna hold my breath waiting for them…

---R&B/ hip hop star, Jarad Higgins, otherwise known as JuiceWRLD is on a half-dozen date tour, but that could expand following this weeks MTV awards…for now, you can catch him regionally in…Philadelphia PA (as part of the Made In America fest) on 9/1…Wallingford CT on 9/13…and Providence RI on 9/14!

---Jukebox The Ghost has announced some new solo dates…Pawtucket RI on 9/20…and Holyoke MA on 9/21…before they join The Dirty Heads tour in Silver Spring MD on 10/16…NYC on 10/17…and Clifton Park NY on 10/20!

---Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have announced a modest, nine-date tour, but it will bring Anselmo (formerly of Pantera/ Down/ Superjoint Ritual singer) into our region at least twice…Mulcahy’s, Wantagh NY on 9/16…and at St. Vitus, Staten Island on 9/18!

---Danity Kane is taking Dumblonde on the road for a random smattering of three dates, two of which fall into our region…Huntington NY on 10/2…and Wilmington DE on 11/9.

---Zeppelin-esque 80’s hair band, Kingdom Come have announced a new seven date tour that will come to two regional cities…Pittsburgh PA on 10/17…and Sellersville PA on 10/18!

---Particle’s one tour date in Philadelphia on 10/25…is expanding into a full fledged tour…Burlington VT on 10/4…Baltimore MD on 10/8…Pittsburgh PA on 10/23…and NYC on 10/27!

---Jimmie Vaughan, older brother of tevie Ray Vaughan, has booked a few warm-up dates just before he plays on the Eric Clapton concerts in NYC at MSG in October and one will be near us…Sellersville PA on 10/3!

---Jim Messina (formerly of Poco and Loggins & Messina) has just announced a 13-date tour…but only one of those shows will fall into our Sellersville PA on 10/25!


---Chance The Rapper has announced a one-off in America, following his shows in Japan and the UK, on Saturday 9/29 in Brooklyn NY!

---Clint Holmes has booked a one-shot show at Birdland in NYC on 9/3!

---Marc Cohn books a two-date tour, with only one show in our region…at the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 10/6

---New Kids On The Block have booked a “one-off” at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem NY on 10/7

---Dennis DeYoung, former lead singer of Styx has announced a handful of new dates, but only one for our region…Greensburg PA at the Palace Theatre on 10/19!


---Mike Love’s touring version of The Beach Boys adds Boston MA on 11/29…and Medford MA on 11/30!

---In addition to the upcoming date at the Center For The Arts in Homer NY, Cracker also added Niagara Falls NY this week on 10/6!

---Paula Cole adds Sellersville PA on 10/19…and Natick MA on 12/15…on top of a new local date in Homer on 10/18!

---The Wood Brothers add Troy NY on 11/8!

---Sister Hazel adds Warrendale PA on 9/28!

---The Fabulous Thunderbirds ft. original lead singer, Kim Wilson, adds Sellersville PA on 8/24!

---The Alarm adds Sellersville PA on 11/13…and NYC on 4/12/19!

---Big Daddy Kane adds Baltimore MD on 12/6!

---Brian Fallon, of The Gaslight Anthem, adds Red Bank NJ on 10/5…and Munhall PA on 10/10!

---Scotty McCreery, from American Idol, adds Westbury NY on 1/26/19!

---Jason Mraz adds a second night in Red Bank NJ on 11/28!

---Onyx adds Cambridge MA on 9/27!

---Peter Wolf changes his show on 9/8 from NYC to Norfolk CT!

---Rita Coolidge adds Hartford on 9/13!

---Candi Staton adds NYC on 9/7!

---Gene Loves Jezebel takes a break from the Lost 80’s Live & Back To The 80’s tour, with a solo show in NYC on 9/9!

---The Mastodon/ Netherlands/ Dinosaur Jr. Canadian tour has added a third American date at it’s end…Silver Spring MD on 9/21!

---Kix adds Sayreville NJ on 10/6…and Baltimore MD on 9/15!

---Yngwie Malmsteen adds Falls Church VA on 8/26

---Sebastian Bach, formerly of Skid Row, has added Pittsburgh PA on 10/16…NYC on 10/21…and  Toronto ON on 11/16!

---John Lodge, of the Moody Blues, adds Plymouth NH on 10/19…and Norfolk, CT on 10/20!

---Richie Furay adds Sellersville PA on 10/24!

---Jethro Tull guitarist, Martin Barre adds…Sellersville PA on 10/5…Scituate MA on 10/10…and Vienna VA on 10/14!


---Beach Boys (2)

---Big Daddy Kane (1)

---Brian Fallon (2)

---Candi Staton (1)

---Chance The Rapper (1)

---Citizen Cope (2)

---Clint Holmes (1)

---Cracker (2)

---Curtis Stigers (5)

---Danity Kane/ Dumblonde (2)

---Dark Star Orchestra (7)

---Dennis DeYoung (1)

---Dirty Heads/ Jukebox The Ghost (3)

---Drake Bell (1)

---Gene Loves Jezebel (1)

---Humble Pie (4)

---Jason Mraz (1)

---Jim Messina (1)

---Jimmie Vaughan (1)

---John Haitt (1)

---John Lodge (2)

---Juice WRLD (3)

---Jukebox The Ghost (2)

---Kingdom Come (1)

---Kix (1)

---Marc Cohn (1)

---Martin Barre (3)

---Mastodon/ Netherlands/ Dinosaur Jr. (1)

---mewithoutyou (3)

---Monterey Jazz Fest On Tour (4)

---New Kids On The Block (1)

---Onyx (1)

---Particle (4)

---Paula Cole (3)

---Peter Wolf (0)

---Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (2)

---Richie Furay (1)

---Rita Coolidge (1)

---Sebastian Bach (3)

---Scotty McCreery (1)

---Sister Hazel (1)

---The Alarm (2)

---The Fabulous Thunderbirds ft. Kim Wilson (1)

---The Wood Brothers (1)

---Trans-Siberian Orchestra (16)

---Travis Scott (9)

---Upon A Burning Body (1)

---Whitechapel/ Oceano/ Chelsea Grin/ Slaughter To Prevail (3)

---Yngwie Malmsteen (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 081718:

---Binghamton Porchfest 2018 assignments have been made!  The annual music fest held on residential porches of the Parlor City, on Binghamton’s west side is set for Sunday, August 26th!  Admission is FREE!  …just respect the neighborhood, don’t litter or relieve yourselves in someone’s yard, please. Here’s the breakdown:

39 Beethoven Street: Treasure @ 2p/ Uncleshake @ 5p

83 Beethoven Street: Sean Sherwood @ 3p/ Were Before @ 4p/ Sparrow @ 5p/ View Finger @ 6p

3 Bennett Avenue: Matt Burt @ 12p/ Tangled String Theory @ 1p/ The Dude & The Damned @ 3p/ Lunar Pacific @ 4p/ Sanda Small @ 5p/ Wave Magnetic @ 6p

48 Bennett Avenue: Greg Neff @ 1p/ Dusty Wayne & Mr. Pete @ 2p/ The Dude & The Damned @ 6p

24 Cedar Street: Them Old Guys @ 4p

30 Cedar Street: Hillcrest @ 12p/ Bridget Sweeney @ 1230p/ Yard Party @ 1p/ Kevin Salisbury @ 130p/ Gnarwall @ 2p/ T.A.U.R.O.P. @ 230p/ Justice Morton @ 3p/ Noor Hila @ 330p/ The Nick Almy Project @ 5p/ Don Cashimere @ 6p

35 Chestnut Street: Alpha Brass Band @ 12p/ Unity Group @ 1p/ Raibred @ 2p/ Honker @ 3p/ Mosaic Foundation @ 4p/ Nukporfe Africa Drum & Dance @ 5p/ Root Shock @ 6p

37 College Street: Oarlock @ 12p/ Matthew Cornwell & The Gypsies @ 1p/ Curbside Find @ 2p/ Tenzin Chopak @ 3p/ Adam Ate The Apple @ 4p/ Milkweed Electric @ 5p/ KidBess & The Magic Ring @ 6p

35 Davis Street: Gary Reynolds @ 12p/ Marisa Crabb @ 1p

57 Davis Street: Kidfest @ 12p/ Average Joes @ 2p/ Michaela Clark @ Friends @ 3p/ Open Jam with Mike @ 5p

1 Grand Boulevard: Mighty Horns @ 1p

7 Johnson Avenue: Apalachin Annies @ 12p/ Matt Byrne @ 1p/ Open Jam @ 2p/ Peaches & Crime @ 5p

22 Johnson Avenue: Michael Pero @ 12p/ Kites & Powerlines @ 1p/ Woehrwolf @ 4p/ Tijuana Danger Dogs @ 5p

32 Johnson Avenue: The Watts @ 12p/ Parlor Cats @ 1p/ Dirt Farm @ 3p/ Bug Tussle @ 5p

46 Johnson Avenue: Latimer Lee @ 12p/ Next To Kin @ 1p/ Kitchen Sink Band @ 3p

58 Johnson Avenue: Blishak @ 4p & 5p

71 Kneeland Avenue: Friday At Freds @ 2p/ Soulpuppy @ 3p & 4p/ 4 Piano Open Jam @ 5p

1 Lathrop Avenue: A Touch Of Brass @ 1p & 3p/ Festive Fagotti @ 4p

19 Lathrop Avenue: Humble Beginnings Band @ 12:30p/ The Nate Gross Band @ 3p/ Some American Punks @ 5p

31 Lathrop Avenue: Julie Quinn @ 2p/ J Floyd @ 3p/ Through Every Storm @ 4p/ Symphony @ 5p

69 Lathrop Avenue: Rocks & Water @ 1p/ Joe Weil @ 3p/ Chenango Brass @ 4p/ Chris Roode @ 5p

46 Laurel Avenue: Celtic Charm @ 12p/ Tributary @ 1p/ John Truth Experience @ 2p

62 Leroy Street: Inventors Of Action @ 12p/ The Landshark Committee @ 1p/ Dennis Thompson & Smoketown @ 2p/ Groovy Boys @ 4p/ Five Man Trio @ 5p

79 Leroy Street: Silver & Steel duo @ 12p/ Parlor City Flute Ensemble @ 1p/ Renaissance Jazz Band @ 2p

84 Leroy Street: Wreckless Marci @ 4p

130 Leroy Street: Caleb Whipp Craig @ 12p/ Andrew Allport @ 1p/ Frank Fruiehan @ 2p/ Available Credit @ 3p

4 Lincoln Avenue: Tim White @ 4p/ I’m Sorry, Dave @ 5p/ Edgy Sketch @ 6p

40 Lincoln Avenue: Ron Gauthier @ 1p

44 Lincoln Avenue: Krooked Knuckles @ 2p

129 Main Street: Project DCX @ 12p/ Amber Martin @ 1p/ Rock & Friends @ 2p/ Ship Of Phools @ 3p/ Raibred @ 6p

176 Main Street: Ugly Dolphin @ 1P & 2p

43 Murray Street: Blow Jam @ 3p

79 Riverside Drive: RNR & Pete Ruttle @ 5p

83 Riverside Drive: Scott Freeman Band @ 1p/ Salsa Libre @ 4p

90 Riverside Drive: Scuttlebutt @ 3p/ Deveroe @ 5p

97 Riverside: Slideways @ 12p/  The Billy Dan Band @ 3p/ If Madrid @ 4p/ Molina @ 5p/ Natural Born Kissers @ 6p

65 Rotary Avenue: 10K Cooldown w/ Mandana @ 12p/ The Jackson Wahl Band @ 2p/ Todd Felton & The Mixx @ 3p/ The Yada Yada’s @ 4p/ The O’Neill Brothers @ 5p

86 Rotary Avenue: Gordie & Gordie Gottlieb @ 1p/ Floating Down @ 3p/ Hot Dogs & Gin @ 5p

46 Seminary Avenue: Mike Morrison @ 12p/ Mary McPherson @ 1p/ Tom Jolu @ 2p

125 Seminary Avenue: Shepherd & Ewe @ 12p/ Vestal Center Dulcimers @ 1p/ Rosetree @ 2p/ Cedl Do Bhedir @ 3p/ Osgood’s Megastring @ 4p

---Curveball, the lastest Phish-fest to play Watkins Glen International Raceway, was cancelled late on Thursday night (8/16), just the day before the show after it became apparent that flooding earlier in the week made it impossible to guarantee a supply of fresh water for concert goers who would need it to get thru the three-day festival, as the village of Watkins Glen issued a boil water advisory on Thursday morning!  The cancellation became apparent, after the band tried, but failed to secure enough tanker trucks of water for the shows. The band was on stage preparing for sound check on Thursday night when the decision to cancel was made.  Many of the 85-thousand expected concert goers were already on-site setting up their campers for the weekend. For the full story, here are a few links:

New York Upstate:

Rolling Stone magazine:


---The fourth annual Bernie Fest is coming up on Saturday, September 29th at Touch Of Texas, at the old Northgate Plaza in Nimmonsburg NY, and the line-up has already been announced!  The festival is a benefit for Bernadine Tuthill, who is an Alzheimers victim.  All proceeds raised will go the the Alzheimers Association.  Expected to play at the festival are Wreckless Marci, The KiiL, Seven, Recycled Zombies, Trace Of Life, Drama Scream, O.C.D., No Idea, Hot Dogs & Gin, The Bro Bro’s, The Tim Ruffo Band and Noor Hila, who will reprise the song she wrote for her great aunt, who has alzheimers!  The fundraiser begins at noon and tickets are $10.00!

---Driftwood, our local national touring folk rock band, adds Rochester NY to their Fall 2018 tour with a stop at Flour City Station on 11/3, as the tour now grows to eight dates and will go as far south as Charotte NC on 10/26…and west as far as Columbus Ohio on 11/9!

---The All Time Low show at the NYS Fair in Syracuse NY has been rescheduled for a different time on the same day.  The show will now be at 6pm. 

---The Brackey Inn is once again being rebuilt!  The owners announced this week that they will begin to put the roof on (again) next week!  The iconic bar in Brackney PA has burned down twice since last November, originally due to an electric fire, then again during construction, which was very nearly complete this spring!


---Tesla is adding a date at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 10/21!  It is, as of now, the only planned stop for the 80’s hair metal band in our region…the only other way to catch them is to travel, or take a cruise.

---Also adding Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA is Big Head Todd & The Monsters, who will be there on 11/8, who are also making this their only regional stop!  Well, it is a beautiful venue…


---Lindsey Buckingham, the estranged Fleetwood Mac guitar player, (who was fired from the band before they announced their upcoming tour which will be running at the same time as Buckingham’s) is himself hitting the road!  This tour will also coincide with the release of a new Buckingham’s compilation, “Solo Anthology” to be released on 10/5!  Regional stops include…Munhall PA on 10/18…Washington DC on 10/19…North Tonawanda NY on 11/27…New London CT on 11/29…York PA on 11/30…Collingswood NJ on 12/1…Boston MA on 12/5…Peekskill NY on 12/6…Concord NH on 12/8…and Bethlehem PA on 12/9!

---Rising hip-hop star Lil Pump hits the road with twelve fresh tour dates in the U.S., but only in two regional cities…NYC on 10/10…Sayreville NJ on 10/17!

---Former alt-pop darlings, Hoobastank (remember their #1 smash “The Reason”?) will undertake an intimate theatre-sized tour this fall…Pittsburgh PA on 11/7…Philadelphia PA on 11/8…NYC on 11/11…Boston MA on 11/12…Sayreville NJ on 11/13…and Baltimore MD on 11/14!

---The Manchester Orchestra will headline a Fall 2018 tour with regional faves, The Front Bottoms!  Plenty of regional stops for both of them…Rochester NY on 12/10…two nights in Philadelphia PA on 12/12 & 12/13…two more nights in Brooklyn NY on 12/14 & 12/15…and Lowell MA on 12/18!

---Carbon Leaf has added a new leg to their 2018 tour and it will take place largely in our regional area…Norfolk CT on 11/15…South Burlington VT on 11/17…Fairfield CT on 11/29…Derry NH on 11/30…Philadelphia PA on 12/1…and two nights in Alexandria VA on 12/13 & 12/14!

---Mayday Parade is headlining a new package tour including This Wild Life, Oh, Weatherly and William Ryan Key and it’s coming into our region in November…Pittsburgh PA on 11/6…Buffalo NY on 11/8…Sayreville NJ on 11/9…NYC on 11/13…and Silver Spring MD on 11/15!

---George Clinton (Parliament/ Funkadelic) has confirmed new solo dates…only two…but both in our region…Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 10/31…and the Diamond Horseshoe at Times Square in NYC on 11/2!

---As if Billy Gibbons hasn’t done enough this summer, touring with his band Z.Z. Top across North America, he is also putting together a moderate solo tour that launches in October!  Out of the seven dates booked so far, two fall into our regional area, including…Beverly MA on 10/26…and Huntington NY on 10/28!

---Alt-EDM band, Big Data have announced a theatre tour for the Fall…Boston MA on 10/22…Philadelphia PA on 10/23…NYC on 10/24…and Washington DC on 10/25!

---Jack White has announced a tour of Canada, which will bring him into the fringe of our regional area…in Laval QV, just outside of Montreal on 11/10 at Place Bell. 

---Sarah McLachlan confirms a three-date tour…two of the three fall into our region, too…Port Chester NY on 9/18…and Huntington NY on 9/19!

---Echo & The Bunnymen are building a Fall tour and have two new regional dates…Boston MA on 11/20…and NYC on 11/21!


---Chris Barron, of the Spin Doctors, has booked a solo date…at Jupiter Hall in Albany NY on 11/2!

---Tom Morello, of Rage Against The Machine/ Audioslave/ Prophets of Rage, has announced a solo “one-off” in Boston MA on 10/4 at the Old South Meetinghouse!

---Gary Wright will play “one show only” in an intimate venue,Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 9/21! 

---China Crisis will play a one-timer in Pawling NY at Daryl’s House on 12/7!


---From Ashes To New have added a headlining date in Watertown NY at the Exhibition Hall on 10/9.  You can also catch them as the warm-up band on some previously announced tours, like…on the Stone Sour tour in Pittsburgh PA on 9/3…the Rock Allegiance tour in Camden NJ on 10/6…in Albany NY on the Five Finger Death Punch tour on 12/10!  Who says Rock N’ Roll isn’t hard work…

---The Breeders have added two regional dates to the end of their U.S. tour!  Catch them in Clifton Park NY at the Upstate Concert Hall on 10/28…or The Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 10/30…before they head to Europe in November!

---American Idol alumni (season 7), David Cook, adds Philadelphia PA on 11/8…and Rockport MA on 11/9!

---Blue October adds Poughkeepsie NY on 11/11!  The band, remember is also coming to Syracuse NY at the Westcott on 11/10!

---Boz Scaggs adds Bensalem PA on 11/15!

---Max Weinberg, from Bruce Springsteen’s “E-Street Band,” adds Boston MA on 8/26!

---Peabo Bryson adds Boston MA on 9/9!

---The Sonny Landreth/ John Haitt co-headlining tour adds Frederick MD on 8/22!

---Following that tour, John Haitt returns to a solo headlining tour adding new dates in Wilmington DE on 10/27…and Beverly MA on 10/28!

---Guster adds Jersey City NJ on 11/1!

---Mary Chapin Carpenter adds Glenside PA on 11/1!

---Jesse Colin Young adds Hartford CT on 11/9!

---Guided By Voices add Pittsburgh PA on 9/18…and Washington DC on 10/19!

---Tech N9ne adds Baltimore MD on 11/19!

---Troye Sivan adds Laval QC on 10/11…Boston MA on 10/12…and Toronto ON on 10/15!

---Joywave adds Clifton Park NY on 10/21!

---Dokken finally adds a show for their 2018 reunion tour in our region…Poughkeepsie NY on 9/29!

---Graham Nash adds Harrisburg PA on 3/13!

---Tony Bennett adds Uncasville CT on 10/4…and Newark NJ on 10/6!

---Phil Lesh adds NYC on 9/7!

---Roger McGuinn adds a second show in NYC on 9/23, and brings Chris Hillman and Marty Stuart along with him for this one as well!

---Jason Mraz adds Red Bank NJ on 11/27!

---Kenny G adds Westbury NY on 12/8!

---Little Anthony & The Imperials and The Flamingoes add Staten Island NY on 1/19/19!


---Big Data (4)

---Big Head Todd & The Monsters (1)

---Billy Gibbons (2)

---Blue October (1)

---Boz Scaggs (1)

---Carbon Leaf (7)

---China Crisis (1)

---Chris Barron (1)

---Curveball (-3)

---David Cook (2)

---Dokken (1)

---Driftwood (1)

---Echo & The Bunnymen (2)

---From Ashes To New (1)

---Gary Wright (1)

---George Clinton (2)

---Graham Nash (1)

---Guided By Voices (2)

---Guster (1)

---Hoobastank (6)

---Jack White (1)

---Jason Mraz (1)

---Jesse Colin Young (1)

---John Haitt (2)

---Joywave (1)

---Kenny G (1)

---Lil Pump (2)

---Lindsey Buckingham (10)

---Little Anthony & The Imperials/ The Flamingoes (1)

---Manchester Orchestra/ The Front Bottoms (6)

---Mary Chapin Carpenter (1)

---Max Weinberg (1)

---Mayday Parade (5)

---Peabo Bryson (1)

---Phil Lesh (1)

---Roger McGuinn/ Chris Hillman/ Marty Stuart (1)

---Sarah McLachlan (2)

---Sonny Landreth/ John Haitt (1)

---Tech N9ne (1)

---Tesla (1)

---The Breeders (2)

---Tony Bennett (2)

---Troye Sivan (3)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 081018:

---Binghamton Porchfest announced it’s line-up of bands and musicians that will be performing at the annual city event on Sunday, August 26th from 12p (noon) until 7pm, on the cities west side.  Now all that remains is for all of these mostly local bands to be assigned to host porches!  …although one might note that the Empire Road Race Series 10K & 2-person relay race is also going to be held that morning making a figure eight thru the west side.  It remains to be seen if the two events will be coordinated or not.  Porchfest bands include many local favorites…Adam Ate The Apple…Amber Martin…The Apalachin Annies (ft. mary tewksbury, devinne meyers and mallory evans)…Bug Tussle…Dirt Farm…The Dude & The Damned…Dusty Wayne & Mr. Pete…Friday At Fred’s…Greg Neff…The Groovy Boys…Hillcrest…Home Brew…Hot Dogs & Gin…Humble Beginnings Band…I’m Sorry, Dave…If Madrid…Joe Stento…Kidbess & The Magic Ring…The Kitchen Sink Band…Kites & Powerlines…Krooked Knuckles…Lunar Pacific…Milkweed Electric…Molina…Mosaic Foundation…The Nate Gross Band…Next To Kin…The O’Neill Brothers…Parlor Cats…Raibred…Pete Ruttle…Salsa Libre…Scuttlebutt…Root Shock…Ship Of Phools…Tenzin Chopak…Tijuana Danger Dogs…Todd Felton & The Mix…Tom Jolu…Ugly Dolphin…Uncleshake…Unity Group…Watts On Tap…Wreckless Marci…The Yada Yada’s…and a ton more!   For more info visit the Binghamton Porchfest website at…

---Spiedie Fest @ Otsiningo Park in Binghamton got off to a wet start on Friday 8/3.  Washed out by rain, the entertainment that was planned, KC & The Sunshine Band ironically, was forced to flee the downpour and play for fans in the Arena!  It was the first time ever that the festival has actually lost an entire day due to weather, according to festival director Dave Pessagno, according to Fox 40 News:  The Arena had to get ready for the show on short notice and Fox 40 News took notice:

---Rapid Decay Fest 2: Hyper Decay has been set and booked for Friday, October 12th at the HCS skatepark in Vestal!  The line-up includes a long list of Grind Noise/ Fastcore/ Gore/ Harsh Grind/ Power Violence-Grind/ GoreGrind/ Death Metal/ BeatDown Grind bands, including Binghamton’s own, fastcore band, Complex Crimes and fastest bois, Street Feet!  If this is your “scene” make sure you hit this show!

---Revered former member of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir has a new band, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. and a new tour to support it!  The tour comes into our area, both local and regional on 11/8 with a stop at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse NY!  Other regional dates include…two nights in Port Chester NY on 11/9 & 11/10…Washington DC on 11/12…and NYC on 11/18!

---Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zoso is coming to Lando’s in Corning NY on Friday November 9th @ 7pm.  Tickets are $15.00! 

---David Byrne’s tour date in Montreal QC on 9/12, has been moved…to the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse NY!  Yeah, baby!

---It has been confirmed that the The Steep Canyon Rangers show at CMAC (finger lakes performing arts center in Canandaigua ny) on 8/31, will include comedians, Steve Martin & Martin Short. Martin, of course also plays banjo with the Steep Canyon Rangers, so these shows will mix comedy and music.  The tour also added shows in Lenox MA on 9/2…Washington DC on 11/17…and Brookville NY on 11/18, this week!


---Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park will undertake his first solo tour this fall, in what must be part therapy as well as work…see Shinoda in…Montreal QC on 10/10…Toronto ON on 10/11…NYC on 10/13…Philadelphia PA on 10/14…Stroudsburg PA (at Sherman Theatre) on 10/15…Boston MA on 11/14…and Silver Spring MD on 11/17!

---Blue Oyster Cult just picked up a gig at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA @ 8pm on Friday 11/16! 


---Country/ pop crossover star and American Idol alumni, Carrie Underwood, is not just pregnant with baby #2, she is expecting a new baby to not slow her down in the slightest!  She’s already announced dates for her 2019 “Cry Pretty 360” tour and it will be coming into our regional area…Toronto ON on 6/9/19…Hershey PA on 6/13/19…NYC on 10/2/19…Washington DC on 10/4/19…Philadelphia PA on 10/5/19…Boston MA on 10/10/19…Pittsburgh PA on 10/12/19…and Buffalo NY on 10/13/19!  Opening up will be Runaway June And Maddie & Tae.

---Guitarist/ singer, Billy Gibbons of Z.Z. Top has announced a full-fledge solo tour, so those two dates in our region that we mentioned last week are now six…Derry NH on 10/25…(the previously announced) Beverly MA on 10/26…(also previously released) Huntington NY on 10/28…NYC on 10/30 & 10/31…and Washington DC on 11/1!

---Blur guitar player, Graham Coxon, apparently is tired of waiting for singer, Damon Albarn to stop making Gorillaz albums and come back to the band that made him famous!  Coxon is going on an eight-date, solo tour…of which, six dates are within our region…Toronto ON on 9/19…Washington DC on 9/23…NYC on 9/24…Brooklyn NY on 9/25…Cambridge MA on 9/26…and Philadelphia PA on 9/27!

---Foreigner’s original line-up reunion show (featuring both current and original members in separate sets) was such a hit that the members have agreed to four more of them…and this time two of them actually fall into our region..11/30 in Atlantic City NJ…and Uncasville CT on 12/1!

---Upcoming rap star, Hoodie Allen has confirmed his Fall tour, which will spend its last five dates in our region…Cambridge MA on 11/3 & 11/4…NYC on 11/5…Philadelphia PA on 11/7…and Asbury Park NJ on 11/8!

---DevilDriver is hitting the road this fall with a new package tour featuring opening bands Jinjer and Raven Black…Rochester NY on 11/1…Brooklyn NY on 11/2…Providence RI on 11/4…Poughkeepsie NY on 11/5…Easton PA on 11/6…and Lancaster PA on 11/7!

---The Church announced this week that they’ll tour in support of the 30th anniversary of their break-out album, “Starfish” which featured their first international hit song, “Under The Milky Way.”  Dates, include…Toronto ON (previously announced) on 10/20…Montreal QC on 10/21…Cambridge MA (previously announced) on 10/23…Philadelphia PA on 10/24…and NYC on 10/25 & 10/26!

---Terry Bozzio of Missing Persons is going on a solo tour later this month and into September…Regional dates include…Pittsburgh PA on 8/31…Washington DC on 9/2…Sellersville PA on 9/4…and Fall River MA on 9/8!

---Stephen Bishop will play a two-date tour…8/16 at the Cutting Room in NYC…and the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia PA with Ambrosia on 8/17!

---Modern rockers, Rookie Of The Year are returning to our region with new tour dates…Pittsburgh PA on 8/28…Stanhope NJ on 8/29…Philadelphia PA on 10/1…and NYC on 10/3!


---King’s X will play one show only at Sellersville PA, in the iconic, Sellersville Theatre on 8/26!  Aside from this show, it’s you’ll have to wait until the 2019 “Monsters Of Rock” cruises to see them!

---Soil is booking shows for it’s own headlining tour, after it’s stint with Puddle Of Mudd…just one for us so far…Hard Rock Café in Pittsburgh PA on 8/17!

---Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties will play one-show-only at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 8/24 with Steady Hands, Just Surrender and We Were Sharks warming up.

---Beanie Sigel books a one-shot in NYC at the Diamond Horseshoe (otherwise known by it’s “corporate” name as sony hall) on 9/19!

---Alt-rockers, Wheatus have booked a one-off at MilkBoy in Philadelphia PA on 9/7!


---Graham Nash adds Red Bank NJ on 3/6/19.

---Local H add Washington DC on 9/10!

---Mushroomhead adds Pittsburgh PA on 8/18!  Kissing Candace will warm up!

---Shawn Mullins adds Sellersville PA on 8/16…and Boston MA on 11/17!

---lovelytheband adds Baltimore MD on 8/22!

---Tantric breaks away from the Puddle Of Mudd tour for a solo show on 8/17 in Clifton NJ at Dingbatz!

---Spyro Gyra adds Washington DC on 8/17!

---Roger McGuinn’s smattering of dates is turning slowly into a tour with Chris Hillman and Marty Stuart!  McGuinn just added Albany NY on 9/18…and Boston MA on 9/26!

---Janet Jackson will play the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 9/30, after all. 

---…and speaking of Janet Jackson, she will also be a part of the Shawn Mendes show on the Great Lawn in Central Park, along with Cardi B and John Legend on 9/29!

---Stephanie Mills is adding more dates onto the end of her 2018 trek…Washington DC on 9/30…Pittsburgh PA on 10/4…and Alexandria VA on 10/19!

---Lita Ford adds Sayreville NJ on 9/27!

---Orgy is adding more incursions into our region…Stanhope NJ on 9/6…Easton PA on 9/9…and Pittsburgh PA (okay, warrendale pa) on 9/10!

---The Little River Band adds Munhall PA on 9/21…Huntington NY on 11/1…Harrington DE on 11/17…and Hartford CT on 12/14!

---Upon A Burning Body adds Hartford CT on 9/4…and Worcester MA on 9/5!


---Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties/ Steady Hands/ Just Surrender/ We Were Sharks (1)

---Athena Desai (1)

---Beanie Sigel (1)

---Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. (5)

---Carrie Underwood (8)

---David Byrne (+-0)

---DevilDriver/ Jinjer/ Raven Black (6)

---Foreigner (2)

---Graham Coxon (6)

---Graham Nash (1)

---Hoodie Allen (5)

---Janet Jackson (1)

---King’s X (1)

---Lita Ford (1)

---Little River Band (4)

---Local H (1)

---lovelytheband (1)

---Mike Shinoda (7)

---Mushroomhead/ Kissing Candace (1)

---Roger McGuinn/ Chris Hillman (2)

---Rookie Of The Year (4)

---Shawn Mendes/ Cardi B/ Janet Jackson/ John Legend (1)

---Shawn Mullins (2)

---Spyro Gyra (1)

---Stephanie Mills (3)

---Stephen Bishop (2)

---Steve Martin/ Martin Short/ Steep Canyon Rangers (4)

---Tantric (1)

---Terry Bozzio (4)

---The Church (5)

---Wheatus (1)

---Zoso (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 080318:

[note: my apologies for the late post…still trying to catch up from vacation, follow-up leads and decyper my notes…plus keep up with developing stories.  Just another day in the life…more coming soon]

---Our local national touring band, folk-rockers, Driftwood have just added a new leg to their Fall regional tour that will take them to…NYC on 10/13…Washington DC on 10/17…Philadelphia PA on 10/18…Charlotte NC on 10/26…Cleveland on 11/8…Columbus OH on 11/9…and Pittsburgh PA on 11/10!  Come back home soon!

---Binghamton native, Athena Desai is coming back!  The journalist/ acupuncturist, turned musician is set to play Atomic Tom’s in Binghamton NY on 8/29, so if you missed her the first time make sure you see her this time! 

---Blues artist, Shemekia Copeland has booked the Center For The Arts in Homer NY (near Cortland) for Friday 11/16!  Copeland has also confirmed additional regional dates in Rochester NY on 9/23…and Washington DC on 10/5!

---Also coming to Homer NY this fall, is the return of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood!  They will play the Center For The Arts on10/7…as well as, South Burlington VT on 10/3…Holyoke MA on 10/5…the previously announced Catskills Wine & Music Festival in Burlingham NY on 10/6, plus…Pittsburgh PA on 10/31…Ardmore PA on 11/2 & 11/3…Brooklyn NY on 11/4…Washington DC on 11/9…Boston MA on 11/10…Clifton Park NY on 11/11…Lancaster PA on 11/13…Hartford CT on 11/15…Norfolk CT on 11/16…and Rochester NY on 11/17!  Whew. 

---John Waite, formerly of The Baby’s and Bad English, has booked a stop at the Auburn Public Theatre in Auburn NY, just outside of Syracuse NY on Thursday 10/18! 

---The Peach Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton PA, turned some heads in 2018…not just for it’s line-up, but for it’s attendance!  If you missed it, click on the link below and see why Pollstar magazine says, this festival went against the trends this year…and btw, 13-thousand people dancing in the rain is always a good thing:


---Reggae artist, Ziggy Marley, has announced a small run of late Summer 2018 dates, including one at nearby Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 9/16 and regional stops in Vienna VA on 9/1…Hyannis MA on 9/2…New Haven CT on 9/15…and NYC on 9/7!

---Charlie Daniels Band and the Outlaws will also make a stop at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on Friday 11/9! 


---Rochester electronic outfit, Joywave have finally announced additional tour stops that are actually in our region…Clifton Park NY on 8/2…Wakefield RI on 8/3…Baltimore MD on 10/18…Boston MA on 10/19…and Brooklyn NY on 10/20!  In case you forgot, the indie EDM band made a national splash with their hit song, “Dangerousft. Big Data in 2014.

---This week we know more about the New Politics tour that will bring them into our region at least a half-dozen times (remember we found out about two dates last?)…Pittsburgh PA on 11/8…Clifton Park NY (leaked last week) on 11/10…North Hampton MA on 11/11…Pawtucket RI on 11/13…Fairfield CT on 11/14…and Asbury Park NJ (previously leaked) on 11/15!  The Score and Bikini Trill will open up.

---The So So Def 25th Anniversary Tour will hit the road this Fall, featuring hip hop all-stars from the 90’s including, Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Bone Crusher, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz and J-Kwon!  The fest will make three stops in our region…10/14 at Capital Arena in Washington DC…10/18 at The B.C. in Brooklyn NY…and 10/19 Royal Arena in Baltimore MD!

---Silverstein will celebrate their 15th anniversary this fall with a massive tour that will also include Hawthorne Heights, As Cities Burn and Capstan as part of the package…11/10 in Buffalo NY @ Town Ballroom…11/12 in Pittsburgh PA @ Rex Theatre…11/14 in Clifton Park NY @ Upstate Concert Hall…11/15 in Worcester MA @ The Palladium…11/16 in Brooklyn NY @ Warsaw…11/17 in Asbury Park NJ @ Asbury Lanes…11/18 in Philadelphia PA @ Theatre of Living Arts…11/20 in Baltimore MD @ Baltimore Soundstage…12/14 in Montreal QC @ Le National…and 12/15 in Toronto ON @ Opera House Concert Venue!

---From Ashes To New and Bad Wolves have been added to the Fall leg of the Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin tour, but they don’t play all dates, so pay attention to the show listing, if it matters to you.  The tour is set to stop at…Darien Center NY on 9/3…Wantagh NY on 9/6…Hartford CT on 9/7…and Albany NY on 12/10!  

---The Lantern Tour: Concerts for Migrants and Refugee Families is coming soon  to a metropolitan area near you, with a rotating cast of performers…and by that I mean Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas, Lila Downs, Steve Earle and Graham Nash!  Emmylou Harris will be the one constant headliner, the others may rotate in and out as the tour plays…Washington DC on 10/25…Collingswood NJ on 10/26…Boston MA on 10/27…and NYC on 10/28!  Check out the Regional Concert Page to find out which performers will be playing where!

---The Wood Brothers, who more and more musicians are talking about, have posted not only Fall 2018 dates, but are now booking into Winter 2019…Kennett Square PA on 8/28…Red Bank NJ on 10/30…New Haven CT on 11/7…Philadelphia PA on 1/9…Buffalo NY on 1/22…Port Chester NY on 1/24…and Boston MA on 1/26!

---Former Scorpions guitarist, Uli Jon Roth has booked a couple solo dates already for 2019…Pawling NY on 4/19…and NYC on 4/23!

--The BulletBoys, Enuff Z’nuff and Jack Russell’s Great White have teamed-up for the Hair Nation tour…basically a package tour of lesser hair metal bands from the 80’s…that will make stops at…Asbury Park NJ on 10/11…Philadelphia PA on 10/12…Harrisburg PA on 10/13...and Huntington NY on 10/14!  Not trying to disparage, but to analyze, Jack Russell has had the biggest hits on the ticket, but with a different version of “Great White,” and the BulletBoys, of course made the biggest impact with their metal cover of The O’Jays, “For The Love Of Money.”

---Drake Bell, the former actor from the Disney Channel kids show, Drake & Josh, takes his band on the road in September…Holyoke MA on 9//20…and Pittsburgh PA on 9/26!

---Pop/ rocker, Buddy will play just a few dates in 2018…and only one in our region…Milkboy in Philadelphia PA on 8/21!

---3Oh3! are back with a new tour and three (appropriately) regional dates…Philadelphia PA on 11/24…Cambridge MA on 11/25…Silver Spring MD on 11/28!

---80’s hair metal band, Ratt, return with a new line-up, minus late guitarist, Robin Crosby and opportunistic drummer Bobby Blotzer, a half dozen new national dates and they’ll be visiting our region at least three times next month…Hampton Beach NH on 9/22…Huntington NY on 9/26…and Montclair NJ on 9/28!

---Singer/ songwriter, Pete Yorn, has booked only three Fall dates…and so far, they’re all in our region…Washington DC on 9/26…NYC on 9/30…and Cambridge MA on 10/3!

---Funk/ jam band, Twiddle, favorites of fans of Phish and moe. has announced Fall 2018 tour dates, but sadly, only two in our region…Washington DC on 10/26…and Boston MA on 12/30!

---Highly Suspect has announced a trifling of tour dates, including two in our region…Washington DC on 9/27…and Brooklyn NY on 11/3!


---Olivia Newton-John plays a one-off in Philadelphia PA on 9/6 at…Underground Arts?  Not in an arena…or a casino?  Huh?

---Another odd one-time-only show, Petula Clark has been booked at the Diamond Horseshoe in NYC on 11/6!

--- The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s will play just one show on the east coast for the rest of 2018, with Twin Peaks and Joey Purp at the Electric Factory in Philly on 9/8!

---Procol Harum have booked one terrestrial date after they play a bunch of “On The Blue Cruise’s”…at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 3/3!

---My Morning Jacket have booked a one-shot show…at Great Scott in Allston MA (just outside Boston) on 9/26!

---70’s latin disco outfit, Mocedades has booked a one-off at United Palace in NYC!  Not sure if this is a new version of the group, or a reunion show.


---Joan Baez adds two dates in Port Chester NY to her farewell tour…at the Capitol Theatre on 5/3 & 5/5 of 2019!

---Reel Big Fish add Wilmington DE on 10/23…Sayreville NJ on 11/23…Clifton Park NY on 11/24…and Baltimore MD on 11/25!

---As Eric Johnson’s 2018 tour continues, new legs get added and new regional dates are blended in…Greensburg PA on 10/18…and Newark NJ on 10/20!

---Sonny Landreth adds Wilmington DE on 10/26!

---Please note: the Wiz Khalifa show, originally set for Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 8/7…has been moved to the Bijou in Boston!  Rae Sremmurd is not on the bill for this show either.

---Danny Seraphine’s CTA ft. Bill Champlin adds East Cambridge MA on 9/8!

---We Came As Romans finally adds a show in our region…Clifton Park (Albany) NY on 10/5!

---Umphrey’s McGee adds Port Chester NY on 10/14!

---Jim Lauderdale adds…Washington DC on 10/31…New Haven CT on 11/7…and Pawling NY on 11/8!

---O.A.R. adds Pittsburgh PA on 12/6!

---Dave Mason adds Collingswood NJ on 11/19!

---Graham Nash adds Collingswood NJ on 3/8!

---Minus The Bear adds another date to their farewell tour…Boston MA on 10/30!

---Matisyahu adds Sellersville PA on 8/27!

---R&B crooner, Freddie Jackson adds Washington DC on 8/25!

---Rickie Lee Jones adds Washington DC on 9/4…and Stowe VT on 9/8!

---Black Stone Cherry adds Baltimore MD on 9/12!

---The English Beat add Washington DC on 10/6 & 10/7…and Holyoke MA on 10/11!

---Moon Taxi & Moon Hooch add a second night at the 930 Club in Washington DC on 10/28!

---UB40 add Silver Spring MD on 10/27!

---The Yardbirds add Washington DC on 11/15!

---The Subdudes add Washington DC on 11/30!

---Marshall Crenshaw adds Vienna VA on 8/10…and Stanhope NJ on 9/8!

---Chicago adds Kingston ON on 9/11…Montreal QC on 9/13…and Staten Island NY on 9/23!

---Dee Snider, formerly of Twisted Sister, adds on to a small solo tour with new dates in Warrendale PA on 8/26…and Englewood NJ on 1/18!

---Kip Winger adds Garwood NJ on 10/26!

---John Fogerty adds Englewood NJ on 11/8…and Wallingford CT on 11/29!

---Marco Benevento adds a second night in Brooklyn NY at Brooklyn Bowl on 11/24!


---Black Stone Cherry (1)

---Buddy (1)

---BulletBoys/ Enuff Z’nuff/ Jack Russell’s Great White (4)

---Chicago (3)

---Chris Robinson Brotherhood (14)

---Danny Seraphine’s CTA ft. Bill Champlin (1)

---Dave Mason (1)

---Dee Snider (2)

---Driftwood (7)

---Eric Johnson (2)

---Freddie Jackson (1)

---Graham Nash (1)

---Highly Suspect (2)

---Jermaine Dupri/ Xscape/ Da Brat/ Jagged Edge/ Bow Wow/ Anthony Hamilton/ Bone Crusher/ Youngbloodz/ Dem Franchize Boyz/ J-Kwon (3)

---Jim Lauderdale (3)

---Joan Baez (2)

---John Fogerty (2)

---Joywave (5)

---Kip Winger (1)

---Marco Benevento (1)

---Marshall Crenshaw (2)

---Minus The Bear (1)

---Mocedades (1)

---Moon Taxi/ Moon Hooch (1)

---My Morning Jacket (1)

---O.A.R. (1)

---Pete Yorn (3)

---Petula Clark (1)

---Procol Harum (1)

---Ratt (3)

---Reel Big Fish (4)

---Rickie Lee Jones (2)

---Shemekia Copeland (3)

---Silverstein/ Hawthorne Heights/ As Cities Burn/ Capstan (10)

---Sonny Landreth (1)

---The Subdudes (1)

---The Yardbirds (1)

---UB40 (1)

---Uli Jon Roth (2)

---Umphrey’s McGee (1)

---We Came As Romans (1)

---Wiz Khalifa (+/-0)

---Yeah Yeah Yeah’s/ Twin Peaks/ Joey Purp (1)

---Ziggy Marley (5)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 072718:

[note: sorry for the late post everyone…took some time off…will be catching up as the week progresses.]

---The line-up for the Seedstock X has been set!  Unfortunately, the annual festival in Cortland NY, is the same weekend as Spiedie Fest, but if you’re not interested in hot air balloon festivals, and you prefer local artists to national stars, here’s the line-up:

Friday 8/3:

Sophistafunk/ Root Shock/ Skunk City/ Space Carnival/ Molly & The Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys/ Ridgeline (duo)/ DJ Shannon

Saturday 8/4:

The Unknown Jones/ Digger Jones/ The Unknown Woodsmen/ The Blind Spots/ The Gunpoets/ Thousands Of One/ Mike Powell & Black River/ Small Town Shade/ Gnosis/ Charley Orlando/ Denton Rex/ Vintage Pretty/ Von Barnes Band

Sunday 8/5:

The Neighbors/ Dirty Blanket/ Kitestring/ Zachary Rowland/ Colleen Kattau/ Bess Greenberg

---Another “local” festival with a local music flair on Spiedie Fest weekend, is the Blueberry Jam held at  RedBarn @ Danville Springs, near Deposit NY!  Campers can set up on Thursday, but the music is scheduled for Friday (8/3) and Saturday (8/4)…and what a great line-up:

Friday 8/3:

5-6 Kenyon Hill
6-7:30 Uncle Shake
8-10:00 Milkweed Electric
10:30-12:30 The Look
Saturday 8/4:

11AM-12PM The Grateful Dans
12-1 Joe Stento
1-2 Elijah Summers and The Get Together
2-3 Edgy Sketch
3:30-4:30 Slideways
5-6:30 Fetish Lane
7-8:30 Kenyon Hill
9-10:30 The Woodshed Prophets
11PM-12:30AM The Grateful Dans
Side stage: performances will be by: The Barn Bats ( Kenyon Hill members with guests) Rhianna Shew, Lady Purple, Nick Garnsey, Uncle Shake, Kyle Farr, and Brittany Rose with Corinne Roma and friendz.
As for tickets, there’s a price range for everybody…Weekend Pass with camping $50…Weekend Pass without camping $45…Day Pass: $25…Day Pass with camping: $30…Early Bird Weekend Pass: $40 (includes one free meal)…just remember…BYOB, Please No Glass, Dogs, or Fireworks.

---Bill MacKechnie, of local prog band, Anubis Spire, posted this week that an invaluable member of the band has passed on.  Here’s his facebook post:


“It is with great sadness that I write to tell you all that ANUBIS SPIRE song writer, guitarist, vocalist, and my good friend, Marlon Kempmann, passed away from a heart attack a week ago.

Those of us who were close to him have known for a while, but out of respect for the family's wishes, have not been at liberty to announce it until now. That's been hard.

His is a loss that will leave a huge hole in all our lives and an even larger one in our hearts. His generosity, humor, support for his fellow musicians and love of music were legendary. If you were a friend of his, you were blessed with the best friend in the world.

Like other friends who have left us recently, he too has left too soon.

Without Marlon's incredible work over the last decades, it's doubtful Anubis Spire would have been as successful as it became. His mastering skills were often almost supernatural, making even my muddled mixes ultimately listenable.

His kindness, generosity of spirit, humor, support for his fellow musicians, and love of music were genuine, and oft times awe inspiring. If you were down he'd pick you up. Unsure of yourself, he'd make you see just how special you really are. If you were disgusted and ready to throw in the towel, he wouldn't let you. I can only hope he truly knew how special and loved by so many HE was.

I apologize to him (and you) now for not being articulate or eloquent enough to truly tell you all he meant to me personally, and to the other members of Anubis Spire, but I have been writing goodbyes too much lately.

As yet, his family has not posted any other info. If and when they do, I will post it here.

Thank you, Marlon, for making the music so much better and all our lives more joyful. Someday, I hope I can pay you back.”

…that’s a powerful tribute, Bill, when it makes you wish you’d known the guy, too.

---The Jukebox The Ghost tour is now coming to the Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY on 9/19!  The date was not included in the tour’s original itinerary (which also includes regional dates in Baltimore MD/ Ithaca NY/ Silver Spring MD/ NYC/ Clifton Park NY) and isn’t the only local date they’ll make a stop at, so now you have plenty of choices to see the show!  Ya gotta love that!

---The Blue October tour is also growing to now include Syracuse NY by playing the Westcott Theatre on 11/10!  Expect more Fall 2018 dates to be announced as there is only one other regional stop so far…NYC on 11/7!

---Nonpoint’s one regional date in Boston MA on 9/8…has expanded and is even getting local!  The modern rockers will appear at the Lost Horizon in Syracuse on 9/14, as well as…NYC on 9/11…Watertown NY on 9/12…and Easton PA on 9/16!  He Is Legend and Letters From The Fire are also on the bill, but not on every date at this point, so look ahead if you want to see the complete package!

---Halestorm and In This Moment have extended their tour together into the Fall, and this time, it gets local!  See them in…Camden NJ on 11/17…Syracuse NY (at the Convention Center) on 11/23…and NYC on 11/24!  That’s on top of previously announced regional dates in Baltimore MD on 7/31…Uncasville CT on 8/2…Albany NY on 8/3…and Asbury Park NJ on 8/6!

---Driftwood, our local/ national touring band, has added another tour date to their national schedule, although this really is more regional….Mifflinburg PA on 9/21 at the Rusty Nail Brewing Company.


---Mohawk NY jam band, moe. have announced a two-night stand at the Saranac Brewery in Utica NY on 9/7 & 9/8!  They will have different warm-up bands each night however, so take a look at that before you buy your ticket…if it matters.

---The Isley Brothers have announced a show at Mt. Airy Casino in Mount Pocono PA on 9/1!  This will be a rare show in the Mid-Atlantic for the band, who are mostly playing in the west or the south of the U.S. so far this year.


----Avenged Sevenfold had to fold the tent on their summer 2018 tour this week, due to the fact that their lead singer has a blood blister on a vocal chord and it is said it will take three months for it to heal!  Meanwhile that leaves the rest of a big name package tour, up in the air.  Some festivals may continue without them, but the tour at large?  That remains to be seen.

---blink-182 has announced tour dates, the first since drummer, Travis Barker was diagnosed with blood clots in his arms, so I guess they’re better now.  The alt-rockers will be coming back to our region as well…Uncasville CT on 9/20…Atlantic City NJ on 9/21…and Bethlehem PA on 9/22!

---Rocker, Lenny Kravitz has announced an eight-date tour to promote his new album, “Raise Vibration,” and it is set to impact our region, but only twice…Washington DC on 9/24…and NYC on 9/27!  There is room for addition shows, so don’t blink.

---Hanson returns with a symphonic tour in support of their forthcoming album, “String Theory.”  The tour is set to makes several stops in our region…Pittsburgh PA on 8/2…Vienna VA on 8/4…Boston MA on 11/10…Philadelphia PA on 11/11…NYC on 11/13…for two nights, Toronto on 11/20 & 11/21…and Buffalo NY on 6/7/2019!  The album is expected to arrive in the fall.

---The Struts have announced a Fall 2018 tour, that spins off from their warm-up spot on the Foo Fighters tour this Summer…Toronto ON on 9/26…Clifton Park NY on 9/30…NYC on 10/2 & 10/3…Asbury Park NJ on 10/5…Philadelphia PA on 10/6…and Washington DC on 10/8!

---The Crystal Method have announced a Fall 2018 tour as well, and they’ll be coming into our region at least a few times…Philadelphia PA on 9/21…Rochester NY on 9/22…Brooklyn NY on 10/31…Washington DC on 11/3…and Toronto ON on 12/14!

---Jazz artist Steve Tyrell has announced a 24-night residency at the Café Carlyle in NYC starting on 11/27 and running thru12/29!  Check the Regional Concert Page for specific dates…and appreciate my hard work at data entry!

---Ghostface Killah, of Wu-Tang Clan, will step out in PA during September with back-to-back stops…in Lancaster PA on 9/7…and Easton PA on 9/8!

---alt-pop darlings from a few years ago, New Politics (remember their hit song “Harlem?”) are currently booking a few tour dates…and by a few, I mean less than a handful…Clifton Park NY (near albany) on 11/10…and Asbury Park NJ on 11/15 are the only ones in our region so far.

---Mastodon has three regional dates at the end of their Canadian tour…Hamilton ON on 9/19…Port Chester NY on 9/20…and Silver Spring MD on 9/21!  Netherlands and Dinosaur Jr. will open.

---Ana Popovic has announced a late Summer schedule…Washington DC on 9/12…Sellersville PA on 9/13…Norfolk CT on 9/14…and Stanhope NJ on 9/18!


---Bela Fleck books a one-off in Brooklyn NY at the Murmrr Ballroom on 8/4! 

---So far, the only Dee Snider (former lead singer of Twisted Sister) date I have (…and I expect more since he has a new album coming out..) is for East Dunham NY on 9/15 at a motorcycle rally.  Stay tuned!


---Violent Femmes add Washington DC (with Echo & the Bunnymen) on 7/25…and then, both Brooklyn NY on 10/28…and Boston MA on 10/30, by themselves!

---Joan Baez adds two more dates to her farewell tour…Washington DC on 4/26…and NYC on 5/1!

---Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stokey, the remaining two-thirds of Peter, Paul & Mary, have booked a regional date together…in Buffalo NY on 11/4!

---Moon Taxi adds Brooklyn NY on 10/24…and Philadelphia PA (this date only with Moon Hooch) on 10/26!

---Dirty Heads add New Haven CT on 10/19!

---Wyclef Jean adds Baltimore MD on 8/17!

---Gin Blossoms add NYC on 8/7!

---Orgy adds NYC on 9/4!

---Tauk adds Burlington VT on 10/5…and NYC on 10/6!

---Ostracized former Eagles bass player, Don Felder, adds New Brunswick NJ on 10/20!

---Sebastian Bach adds NYC on 10/21!

---Carbon Leaf adds NYC on 11/2!

---Oleta Adams NYC show on 11/10 moves again…now, to the HighLine Ballroom!

---Lee Ann Womack adds Batavia NY on 8/10!

---Alkaline Trio add Buffalo on 8/11!

---Black Stone Cherry add Buffalo NY on 9/13!

---Social Distortion adds Silver Spring MD on 9/29…Port Chester NY on 10/3… and Buffalo NY on 10/16!

---Guided By Voices adds Holyoke MA on 10/23…and Buffalo NY on 10/26!

---Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, adds Woodstock NY on 8/25!

---John Waite adds Cohoes NY on 10/19!

---Sonny Landreth adds Cohoes NY on 10/24!

---Phil Lesh adds Port Chester NY on 9/6!

---Peter Wolf, former J. Geils Band singer, adds one date to a one date tour…Norfolk CT on 9/8!

---Brewer & Shipley add Norfolk CT on 9/9!

---Gary Clark Jr. adds two nights at the Capitol Center in Port Chester NY on 9/13 & 9/14!

---Chicago adds Port Chester NY on 9/19!

---Todd Rundgren adds Munhall PA on 8/8!

---Jason Mraz adds Shelburne VT on 8/1…and Hershey PA on 12/2!

---Avett Brothers add a three night stand Port Chester NY on 10/25, 10/26 & 10/27!

---David Cook adds Norfolk CT 11/11...and Washington DC on 11/14…


---Alkaline Trio (1)

---Avenged Sevenfold (cancelled)

---Avett Brothers (3)

---Bela Fleck (1)

---Black Stone Cherry (1)

---blink 182 (3)

---Blue October (1)

---Brewery & Shipley (1)

---Carbon Leaf (1)

---Chicago (1)

---Dee Snider (1)

---Dirty Heads (1)

---Gary Clark Jr. (2)

---Ghostface Killah (2)

---Gin Blossoms (1)

---Glenn Tilbrook (1)

---Guided By Voices (2)

---Halestorm/ In This Moment (3)

---Hanson (8)

---Jason Mraz (2)

---Joan Baez (2)

---John Waite (1)

---Jukebox The Ghost (1)

---Lee Ann Womack (2)

---Lenny Kravitz (2)

---Mastodon/ Netherlands/ Dinosaur Jr. (3)

---moe. (2)

---Moon Taxi (2)

---New Politics (2)

---Nonpoint (4)

---O.A.R./ Matt Nathanson (1)

---Oleta Adams (+-0)

---Orgy (1)

---Peter Wolf (1)

---Peter Yarrow/ Noel Paul Stokey (1)

---Phil Lesh (1)

---Sebastian Bach (1)

---Seedstock X (3)

---Social Distortion (3)

---Sonny Landreth (1)

---Steve Tyrell (24)

---Tauk (2)

---The Crystal Method (5)

---The Isley Brothers (1)

---The Struts (7)

---Todd Rundgren (1)

---Violent Femmes (2)

---Violent Femmes/ Echo & The Bunnymen (1)

---Wyclef Jean (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 072018:

---The Boodenfooz Music and Arts Festival at Hickories Park in Owego, was shortened by rains which came thru our area late on Saturday afternoon (about 530 or 6pm), but Fox 40s weekend news crew got out there and filed a report!  Click on the link to see it below:

---The Grassroots Festival has already started this weekend and Fox 40 news talked with one of the festival organizers on Monday and filed this report!  Check it out by clicking on this link:

---Following the retirement bash for Phil & Kathy at Manley’s, in J.C. last week, you’ll be happy to hear that the venue will live on, but now, under new management.  Will that mean a rebranding?  …A name change?  …That remains to be seen.

---Jukebox The Ghost to play The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 9/15…the date joins a smattering of September shows for the band, could be the indication that a new tour leg is being fleshed out.  So far their only other regional date is in…Baltimore MD on 9/14…but they’ll have a week off following their stop in Ithaca, so more could be easily added.

---Local musician Ashley Lux recently added some new photo’s to her facebook page and revealed that she is shooting a new music video, which I would guess, means new music is on the way!  Cross your fingers!

---Congrats to Brian Wolff, the former Binghamton resident who now resides in Austin TX celebrated the fourth anniversary of his most recent band, Fair City Fire last week! 

---Athena Desai is working on a new song, “Unsaid” and demoed a clip of it on facebook for us all to hear!  She debuted it live at a show on Thursday (7/19) this week in the Atomic Bean in Cambridge MA. In case you missed it, click on this link:

---NYS Fair update: Z.Z. Top has been added to the growing list of great shows lined-up for the 13 days leading up to Labor Day!  The zig-zag boys will play a FREE show on The Court on Saturday night, September 1st @ 8pm!  Get there early because you know The Court will be packed that night!  Also added last week, The Temptations @ 2pm FREE on the Court on 8/28!

---Ani DiFranco will play the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on Sunday 9/16!  Other regional dates on her Fall 2018 “Binary” tour include, Concord NH on 9/14…Burlington VT on 9/15…Peekskill NY on 9/18…Albany NY on 9/20…Northampton MA on 9/22…and Beverly MA on 9/23!

---I got this one up a little late!  The Groton Summer Concert Series, started last weekend, Friday 7/13, and will continue every Friday at the Groton American Legion @ 630p!  Bring your own chair, snacks & non-alcoholic drinks, but they will have concessions available, as well as bathrooms & seating available on-site; so bring the whole family, your friends and neighbors, too!

July 13th- Richman & the Po’BoyZ

July 20th- Small Town Shade

July 27th- Aiken Heart

August 3rd- Tink Bennett & Tailor Made

August 10th- The Destination

August 17th- Bad Water

August 23rd- Thursday- Cortland Old Timers Band

---“New Band Alert,” from the greater Binghamton NY area: I’m Sorry, Dave…see them at Touch Of Texas in Nimmonsburg NY on 7/27…or click on this link for their facebook page:

---alternative/ indie artist, Ray LaMontagne has confirmed Fall 2018 tour dates and his latest jaunt will bring him as close as the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 11/18 @ 730p…and a few other regional stops as well…New Haven CT on 10/8…NYC on 10/10…and Rochester NY @ 10/12!


---The Generation Axe Tour is slowly adding dates, but not fast enough for guitar aficionados like me!  So far just three dates for our region…little more than a half-dozen nationwide, for a tour that includes some of the greatest guitarists in our lifetime…Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi!  The tours three stops so far…Albany NY on 11/29…Rochester NY on 12/1…and Westbury NY down on long island, on 12/4!

---John Lodge, of The Moody Blues, is launching a solo tour in October!  The eight date tour will largely play in our region…Washington DC on 10/14…Sellersville PA on 10/15…NYC on 10/17…Plymouth NH on 10/19…Norfolk CT on 10/20…Greenwich RI on 10/21…and Arlington MA on 10/23!

---The Diplomats (or Dipset) ft. hip hop stars, Cam’ron, Freekey Zekey, Jim Jones and Juelz Santana has announced less than a handful of new dates, but three of them fall into our region!  See them at…The Dome @ Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford CT on 8/2…Electric Factory in Philadelphia PA on 8/9…and Amphitheatre @ Coney Island in Brooklyn NY on 8/18!

---Three Days Grace have announced a late Fall/ early Winter tour of Canada, which will bring them close to us at least twice…Montreal QC on 11/25 with Nothing More and Fozzy…Hamilton ON on 11/28 with Nothing More and Bad Wolves on the bill.

---The Soft Machine are coming to America on their first tour since 1974!  Check the latest version of the band out at…Baltimore MD on 10/6…Philadelphia PA on 10/7…Dunellen NJ on 10/9…Pawling NY on 10/10…two nights in NYC on 10/12 & 10/13…Toronto ON on 10/16…Buffalo NY on 10/17…and Montreal QC next year on 7/7/19 for their Jazz Festival.

---The Brian Setzer Orchestra have announced their annual X-mas tour, so get into the holiday mood with regional stops in…Mashantucket CT on 11/23…Philadelphia PA on 11/24…Red Bank NJ on 11/25…Westbury NY on 11/27…Englewood NJ on 11/28…and Washington DC on 11/30!

---Underoath, The Plot In You and Dance Gavin Dance have teamed-up for a North American tour that will bring them into our region just before the end of the year…NYC on 12/5…Huntington NY on 12/7…Worcester M on 12/8…and Philadelphia PA on 12/9!

---Singer/ songwriter, Kiiara will hit the road this Fall and is booking a handful of dates for our region…Brooklyn NY on 11/5…Philadelphia PA on 11/6…Boston MA on 11/8…Buffalo NY on 11/10…and Washington DC on 11/11!

---Minus The Bear is embarking on a farewell tour (after only two decades) this Fall with new dates, many of which fall into our regional area…Toronto ON on 10/21…Pittsburgh PA on 10/23…Silver Spring MD on 10/24…Boston MA on 10/25…Asbury Park NJ on 10/26…Philadelphia PA on 10/27…and NYC on 10/28!  They have also announced that they will release their final EP concurrent with the start of the tour which at this point is set for 10/9 in Nashville TN.

---Machine Head have announced Fall 2018 dates in support of their latest album, “Catharsis” and will be coming into our region by late October/ early November…Pittsburgh PA on 10/29…Hartford CT on 10/30…Huntington NY on 10/31…Sayreville NJ on 11/2…and Baltimore MD on 11/4!

---Escape The Fate have booked, what is so far, a 13-date late Summer/ early Fall tour with, mysteriously, only two-dates in our region…Erie PA on 9/20…and Clifton Park NY on 9/23!  Typically they headline a package tour, but it seems as if the “package” is still being built.

---Todd Snider is trying to build Fall 2018 tour, but so far just a smattering of loose dates…Rochester NY on 11/10…Pawling NY on 11/11…and Wilmington DE on 11/18!

---Modern rockers, Tauk have announced Fall dates, including…Harrisburg PA on 10/7…Red Bank NJ on 10/27…and then after two weeks off, a pre-holiday bash in Buffalo NY on 11/17!

---Country crossover star, Charley Pride is, not only still alive, but still touring and will play a few dates in our region…Boston MA on 10/17…and Washington DC on 10/20!

---KT Tunstall has announced a small North American tour following her European Summer tour…dates for our region include…Washington DC on 11/11…NYC on 11/12…Philadelphia PA on 11/13…Cambridge MA on 11/14…Buffalo NY on 11/16…and Toronto ON on 11/17!


---Booker T. Jones, of Booker T & The MG’s fame, books a one-off on 11/18 at Infinity Hall in Hartford CT!


---Ludacris adds Albany NY on 8/11!

---Don McLean adds Harrisburg PA on 12/8!

---Joe Bonamassa adds Pittsburgh PA on 3/16!

---Particle adds a show in Philadelphia PA on 10/25 to slim itinerary.

---The BoDeans add Hartford CT on 9/21!

---Nonpoint adds Boston MA on 9/8!

---Mary Chapin Carpenter adds Somerville MA on 11/3!

---The Alarm adds Pittsburgh PA on 11/11…and Boston MA on 11/14!

---Pusha T adds Silver Spring MD on 8/14!

---Local H adds Washington DC on 9/10!

---Gaelic Storm adds Baltimore MD on 10/23…and Pawling NY on 10/28!

---Daughtry adds NYC on 10/3!

---Herbie Hancock adds Englewood NJ on 2/9           

---The Hooters add NYC on 8/21!

---Lil Jon adds NYC on 9/15!

---Roger McGuinn adds NYC on 9/24!  Chris Hillman and Marty Stuart are also on the bill!

---CkY add Harrisburg PA on 8/29!

---Arlo Guthrie adds Lowell MA on 10/13!

---Darlene Love adds Red Bank NJ on 12/20!

---Alien Ant Farm add Buffalo NY on 7/24!

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes add Greensburg PA on 8/17!

---Restless Heart adds Greensburg PA on 11/11…and Englewood NJ on 2/15/19!

---Kenny G adds Greensburg PA on 12/10!

---Nothing More adds a solo club date with Eyes Set To Kill and Bad Wolves on an off-date during the Five Finger Death Punch tour…in Wilmington DE on 9/5!

---Ambrosia adds Bethesda MD on 8/18…and Derry NH on 8/19!

---The Temptations add Worcester MA on 9/21!

---Carbon Leaf adds Cambridge MA on 11/3!

---Tony Bennett adds Worcester MA on 9/28!

---Danny Seraphine, formerly of Chicago, adds Hartford CT on 8/2!

---Judy Collins adds Northampton MA on 10/26!

---Lake Street Dive adds Northampton MA on 11/14!

---Thrice adds NYC on 10/5!


---Ambrosia (2)

---Alien Ant Farm (1)

---Arlo Guthrie (1)

---BoDeans (1)

---Booker T. Jones (1)

---Brian Setzer Orchestra (6)

---Carbon Leaf (1)

---Charley Pride (2)

---CkY (1)

---Danny Seraphine (1)

---Darlene Love (1)

---Daughtry (1)

---Don McLean (1)

---Escape The Fate (2)

---Gaelic Storm (2)

---Generation Axe Tour (3)

---Herbie Hancock (1)

---Joe Bonamassa (1)

---John Lodge (7)

---Judy Collins (1)

---Jukebox The Ghost (1)

---Kenny G (1)

---Kiiara (5)

---K.T. Tunstall (6)

---Lake Street Dive (1)

---Lil Jon (1)

---Local H (1)

---Ludacris (1)

---Machinehead (5)

---Mary Chapin Carpenter (1)

---Nonpoint (1)

---Nothing More/ Eyes Set To Kill/ Bad Wolves (1)

---Particle (1)

---Pusha T (1)

---Ray LaMontagne (4)

---Restless Heart (2)

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (1)

---Tauk (3)

---The Alarm (2)

---The Diplomats (3)

---The Hooters (1)

---The Soft Machine (9)

---Three Days Grace/ Nothing More (2)

---Thrice (1)

---Todd Snider (3)

---Tony Bennett (1)

---Underoath/ Dance Gavin Dance/ The Plot In You (4)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 071318:

---Local singer/ songwriters, Devinne Meyers (east coast bigfoot), Mallory Evans (next to kin) and Mary Tewksbury (next to kin) have banded together to form a new trio, called, The Apalachin Annies!  Meyers says the band will focus on acoustic songs and three-part harmony!  They take their name from the wife of Binghamton founder, William Bingham, Anne Willing Bingham who played a major part in the creation of the Bill of Rights!  Look for their debut at Binghamton Porchfest on 8/26…and at Water Street Brewing Company in Binghamton NY on 8/30 @ 7p!  If you’d like a link to their facebook page, click here:

---Whatever you’re doing on 7/14, stop at Manley’s Bar in Johnson City NY on 6pm and say goodbye!  The Gents will be playing the last bash at the iconic and wrote this about it on their facebook page, “After many,many years of bringing good food, drink and music to our area, as well as hosting so many great benefits, Phil and Kathy will be ending this chapter, with Manley's, while making ready for new journeys and adventures. We are honored to have been asked to perform for this very special event. Please come out and help us make this one spectacular farewell will NOT want to miss this!Let’s do our best to not miss it and one last drink with Phil and Kathy.

---Is the Triple Cities Carousel coming back?  Someone(s) is trying to bring it back, with a fund raiser held at Atomic Toms in Binghamton featuring The Neighbors, on Friday night 7/6!  While the show itself was mostly free (with a cash bar), the performance was mostly publicity to promote the Carousel’s GoFundMe campaign!  The goal of the campaign is to raise $10-thousand dollars, but so far very little has been pledged.  If you want to help resurrect the local music and arts paper, click on this link:

---The NYS Fair in Syracuse NY is putting together some pretty good acts on their Experience Stage, located in the Empire Experience Festival Grounds, behind the Midway near the RV parking area adjacent to Cattaraugus Street and gate II.  Already announced to be playing the Experience Stage for 2018…Eddie Money on 8/22 @ 7pm…All Time Low on 8/23 @ 8pm…and Steppenwolf on 8/27 @ 8pm!  Like it’s sister stage at The Court, all shows at the Experience Stage are FREE!  Also, just added to The Court: The Temptations! 

---Russell Swanger (brenna swanger’s dad btw) got some love from Fox 40, WICZ-TV last week (7/5) when he stopped by to promote Swanger’s new company, NoTuxedoLLC, and it’s Boodenfooz Music and Arts Festival, which is playing Owego tomorrow, July 14th!  The festival highlights local and regional art and music!  Boodenfooz is bringing in nine local and regional indie bands, all from the greater Binghamton-Elmira/ Corning-Cortland/ Lackawanna County PA area!  [Last minute update: Kites and Powerlines have dropped off the Boodenfooz bill due to unforeseen circumstances…Sparrow has been added to the bill and the Tijuana Danger Dogs jump into the headline spot @ 8p] Check out the Fox 40 news report here:

---Brackney Inn update!  The owners of the establishment, which just burned down for a second time as construction was nearly complete from a previous fire last November, are waiting for insurance investigators to return from vacation to

discuss options regarding whether or not the iconic landmark in Brackney PA is rebuilt…or not.

---Dates for the Colorscape Arts and Music festival in Norwich NY have been set for 9/8 & 9/9!  We’re still waiting the music line-up to be announced.  We’ll let ya know…

---Good Charlotte have announced 2018 North American tour dates and at least one of the six regional dates, is also a local one…Philadelphia PA on 10/21…Worcester MA on 10/23…Toronto ON on 10/25…Montreal QC on 10/26…Syracuse NY (at SI Hall @ NYS Fairgrounds) on 10/27…and NYC on 10/29!

---Blues guitar superstar, Joe Bonamassa, is coming to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 3/11, with tickets going on sale today (7/13) for $89-199.00!  Bonamassa is also announcing new regional dates for…Hershey PA on 3/12…Baltimore MD on 3/15…and two in Westbury NY on 3/22 & 3/23!  More may be coming, stay tuned, er…more or less.

---The Egomaniacs return with a new guitar player (Wade Varano) on Friday the 13th at Thirsty’s in Binghamton NY!  Enjoy!

---It’s very cool that Alex & Reid are posting a video diary from their U.S. tour, the latest three entries are below…this is from somewhere in Baton Rouge LA

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse in New Orleans LA

and…Neutral Grounds, also in New Orleans LA on 7/11…


---twenty one pilots are back with a new album and a new tour…”Trench” is due 10/5 and the band is hitting the road this fall with stops in…Boston MA on 10/26…Uniondale NY on 10/27…Philadelphia PA on 10/28…NYC on 10/30…and Washington DC on 10/31!

---The Roy Orbison hologram tour has been set!  Called, “In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert-The Hologram Tour” the tour features the late singers hologram and his music “digitally remastered arrangements” of his songs.  Catch the tour in…Washington DC on 10/30…Englewood NJ on 11/1…Red Bank NJ on 11/2…Lynn MA on 11/8…Bensalem PA on 11/9…Brookville NY on 11/10…and Morristown NJ on 11/12!

---Public Image Ltd. (Johnny Lydon of the Sex Pistols post-Pistols project…try saying that five times fast…) is stepping out for a 40th Anniversary tour that will bring them into our region at least a half-dozen times…Washington DC on 10/12…Asbury Park NJ on 10/13…Brooklyn NY on 10/15…Philadelphia PA on 10/16…Montreal QC on 10/18…and Toronto ON on 10/19!

---Former pop singer and American Idol judge, Paula Abdul is going back on the road this fall…Staten Island NY on 10/9…Englewood NJ on 10/10…Westbury NY on 10/12…Lincoln RI on 10/13…and Bethlehem PA on 10/23!

---Lil Dicky (of “Freaky Friday” fame) is taking his “Life Lessons” album on the road this fall…Philadelphia PA on 11/2…NYC on 11/3…Toronto ON on 11/5…Washington DC on 11/6…and Boston MA on 11/7!

---Meanwhile, another set of British punks, The Damned, are also booking 2018 tour dates in support of their latest album, “Evil Spirits!”  Tickets go on sale today (7/13) for many of these dates as well…Boston MA on 10/17…NYC on 10/18…Asbury Park NJ on 10/19…Washington DC on 10/20…and Philadelphia PA on 10/21!

---R&B singer/ songwriter, Jeremih is back (his 2009 debut was a song called “Birthday Sex.”) with a new single (“The Light” featuring Ty Dolla $ign) and a new club tour…Washington DC on 8/11…NYC on 8/13…and Boston MA on 8/14!

---Diana Krall has confirmed Fall 2018 tour dates in support of her latest album, “Turn Up The Quiet”…Waterbury CT on 10/3…Medford MA on 10/5…Worcester MA on 10/6…Washington DC on 10/9…Morristown NJ on 10/10…New Brunswick NJ on 10/12…Atlantic City NJ on 10/13…and Easton PA on 10/14!

---The Hooters have returned!  The Philadelphia rockers (you remember their 80’s hit “And We Danced,” right?) will play a two-night stand in the shadow of their hometown, Glenside PA at the Keswick Theatre on 11/2 & 11/3!  Don’t delay!  Tickets will go fast for these shows!

---Miley Cyrus younger sister Noah Cyrus has announced a nearly 20-date North American tour that will bring her to our region only a few times…Baltimore MD on 9/28…NYC on 10/1…and Philadelphia PA on 10/3!  Looks like there’s room for more dates, too…particularly when she’s in NYC! 

---Grunge-era alt-pop one-hit wonders, Local H (they had a hit song called “Bound For The Floor” remember?) have announced a new set of tour dates for late-Summer/ early-Fall 2018…Cambridge MA on 9/5…Brooklyn NY on 9/6…Asbury Park NJ on 9/7…and Philadelphia PA on 9/8!

---Tokyo Police Club have announced a rather disjointed tour starting this weekend in Canada…Toronto ON on 7/14…and Brooklyn NY on 10/16!  That’s right…3 months off between dates and then, the tour turns back to Western Canada and the West Coast of the U.S.  23 dates in all…just two for us!  Sigh.

---David Cook (American Idol Season 7, if you need reminding) has booked a few Fall show dates, two of which fall into our region…Boston MA on 11/5…and NYC on 11/12!


---Paul McCartney has announced a Canadian tour for September, but there’s only one date that is close to our region…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 9/20!

---Rookie Of The Year has posted a one-shot show at The Loft in Poughkeepsie NY on 8/10!

---Well, it’s not exactly a one-off, but of the 11 dates Anita Baker has planned for the rest of 2018, it’s the only one in the northeast…Uncasville CT on 8/18!

---It’s one show and one-show-only for R&B/ hip hop outfit Onyx…at HighLine Ballroom in NYC on 9/26!


---Please be advised that Elvis Costello just cancelled all of his European dates as it is taking longer for him to recover from cancer surgery than anticipated.  Will his recovery also affect his North American tour this fall?  Time will tell.

---The Decemberists add Baltimore MD on 9/12…and Boston MA on 10/5!

---Dweezil Zappa adds Beverly MA on 11/7…and New Haven CT on 11/8!

---Roger Hodgson of Supertramp adds a second night at St. Denis Theatre in Montreal QC (making it his 3rd night in Montreal…although at two different venues) on 10/31!

---Buckcherry adds Easton PA on 7/29!

---10 Years are messing with their schedule adding three nights…two in Worcester MA on 7/27 & 7/28…and then another night in Worcester on 8/18, which would be the second of two nights again!  Not sure if this will hold or not.  We’ll keep our eye on it.

---Will Hoge adds Boston MA on 9/21!

---Shemekia Copeland adds Boston MA on 9/24!

---Guided By Voices add Cambridge MA on 10/22!

---Houndmouth adds Boston MA on 10/9…and Washington DC on 10/11!

---Marilyn Manson adds Pittsburgh PA on 9/18…and Washington DC on 10/19!

---Michael McDonald adds New Brunswick NJ on 9/21!

---Jackyl adds Easton PA on 9/15!

---America adds two nights in Hanover MD on 8/10 & 8/11…and Collingswood NJ on 3/22!

---The English Beat add Boston MA on 10/19!

---Boz Scaggs adds Boston MA on 11/16!

---James Bay adds Boston MA on 3/10!

---Chicago adds Wallingford CT on 9/20!

---Warren G adds Silver Spring MD on 8/15…and Hartford CT on 8/17!

---Blue October adds a night at a small, theatre-sized venue, the Diamond Horseshoe in NYC on 11/7!

---Third Eye Blind adds Timonium MD on 9/7!

---Borns adds Baltimore MD on 9/24!


---10 Years (3)

---America (3)

---Anita Baker (1)

---Blue October (1)

---Borns (1)

---Boz Scaggs (1)

---Buckcherry/ LIT (1)

---Chicago (1)

---David Cook (2)

---Diana Krall (8)

---Dweezill Zappa (2)

---Good Charlotte (6)

---Guided By Voices (1)

---Houndmouth (2)

---In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert-The Hologram Tour (7)

---James Bay (1)

---Jackyl (1)

---Jeremih (3)

---Joe Bonamassa (5)

---Lil Dicky (5)

---Local H (4)

---Marilyn Manson (2)

---Michael McDonald (1)

---Noah Cyrus (3)

---Onyx (1)

---Paul McCartney (1)

---Paula Abdul (5)

---Public Image Ltd. (6)

---Roger Hodgson (1)

---Rookie Of The Year (1)

---Shemekia Copeland (1)

---The Damned (5)

---The Decemberists (2)

---The English Beat (1)

---The Hooters (2)

---Third Eye Blind (1)

---Tokyo Police Club (2)

---twenty one pilots (5)

---Warren G (2)

---Will Hoge (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!




Music News for 062918:

---Owego is launching an music and arts festival with an odd name…Boodenfooz!  …which I know sounds like it should be a food and beer fest, but I digress…Boodenfooz will be held at Hickories Park in Owego NY on Saturday July 14th starting at noon and they will feature a lot of great local and regional bands, including: Grapefruit Canonball @ 12p/ Friends With Benny’s @ 1p/ Molina @ 2p/ Groton Ave @ 3p/ Small Mess @ 4p/ Rocky Burning @ 5p/ Tijuana Danger Dogs @ 6p/ Static In The Attic @ 7p/ Kites & Powerlines @ 8p!  Sounds like a fun time.  Admission price is $12.00 for adults twelve and over, but there are supposed to be free and/or discounted tickets locally available and I presume “locally” means in the general Owego area.

---The Binghamton Porchfest is now signing up local talent (ie musicians and/or bands), hosts and preparing for vendors!  The organizers posted this on facebook…Binghamton Porchfest returns to the West Side for its fourth annual installment on Sunday, August 26, 2018, from noon to 7pm. A free celebration of community, music, and togetherness, Porchfest is the grassroots collaborative effort of hundreds of individual musicians and dozens of resident hosts of the West Side neighborhood of Binghamton (specifically the including and directly surrounding the historic Abel Bennett Tract) who get together on the last Sunday of every August to boogie down with their neighbors to the sounds of over 100 musical acts, presented on the front porches, stoops, and lawns of volunteering homes and businesses.”  Host sign-up’s are being held thru 7/25…and performer sign-ups are open until 8/5!  Info for venders is still being gathered.”

---Hot Dogs & Gin (featuring 9-year-old guitar prodigy Eamonn Hubert) and Hi-Way Fruit Market will play the Third Annual Binghamton BBQ Bash, coming up on Saturday 7/14 at Traditions At The Glen, from 12 noon until 4pm!  The festival is a competition pitting local restaurants and caterers against each other and the contest is decided by both judges and admission holders!  The twist is that tickets will only be sold in advance and there is a limit of 500!  HD&G start playing at noon!  Hi-Way Fruit Market at 2pm!

---Don Fest has been confirmed!  It is an annual festival to commemorate local singer/ songwriter, Don Truesdail, a SUNY Binghamton trained musician who was shot and killed 2009 while driving to Mar Vista school where he taught music!  It will be held at the Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY on Friday night 7/20!  The line-up has yet to be announced, but many musicians are expected to cover Truesdail songs. 

---The Rock & Roar Music Festival is scheduled to be held at the Ross Park Zoo Amphitheatre in Binghamton NY on Sunday 9/2 at noon!  There’s not much in the way of details yet, but we feel we can presume one thing…Voodoo Highway will probably participate, since they are listed on the festivals facebook post as a host of the festival, so yeah…probably.  More details to come!

---Hage Fest (that’s hage, like page btw) dates have been set!  Friday 8/24 thru 8/26!  The annual festival will be held on private property at 108 Anthony Road, just off East River Road (Route #32) just over the Chenango River in South Oxford (or north Brisbane) NY.  It’s basically a weekend long house party!  Ticket prices have and will cost $15.00 per day or $25 for the weekend, including camping!  Outside vendors will be on hand!   

Friday Aug 24 :
7 PM - Human Powered Aggression
8PM - Diluted
9PM - Vile Tyrant
10PM - Spit Nickels
11PM - Aspired Infliction
Saturday Aug 25:
11AM - Corrosive Impact
12PM - DramaScream
1PM - Mass Casualty
2PM - Malignant
3PM - Symmetrical Defiance
4PM - Rip Open The Sky
5PM - Traverse The Abyss
6PM - Ire Clad
7PM - Undead Messengers
8PM - Skinbound
9PM - Caustic Method
10PM - Shadowborn
11PM - Lowkey
Sunday Aug 26:
11AM - Acoustic Breakfast
12PM - Eyes Of The Blind
1PM - G.A.W.D.
2PM - Debrained
3PM - Hollow Bodies
4PM - Recycled Zombies
5PM - Kreature

---The Big Mean Sound Machine’s fourth annual Big Mean BBQ, that we reported on back on 4/13, has finally announced the line-up for this year’s festival, happening on Friday 8/24 & Saturday 8/25!  This year’s line-up also includes…Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Marco Benevento, Driftwood, Kat Wright, The Blind Owl Band, Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People, Black Castle, The Blind Spots, Tenzin Chopak, Roadman, DJ Gourd, The Ithaca Bottom Boys, Rose & The Bros, Grey Gary, Honey Cave, Personal Blend, Viva Mayhem, Part Time Lover, Peace & Rhythm, Grassroots Vinyl Lounge and Big Mean Sound Machine!

---Iconic ska/ latin/ soul/ reggae/ punk band, The English Beat is coming to Ithaca NY on Sunday night 10/14 at The Haunt!  Mark it on your calendars now!

---The iMatter Music Festival has announced it’s 2018 line-up of Christian rock (beware the brainwashing) and it’s a pretty strong line-up this year, if you’re into mythology…Underoath, August Burns Red, Impending Doom, 68, Sworn In, SUCH GOLD, Belmont, Misgiver, The Funeral Portrait and Awake At Last.  This years festival will be held at the Chemung County Fairgrounds and not Eldridge Park, as previous fests have been.  The festival remains free, but VIP tickets for Meet & Greet opportunities are available @

---The line-up has been posted for the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (not the Grey Goose as I errantly posted earlier) at the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill NY on 7/19 thru 7/22! You can see the list on the Local Concert Page elsewhere on our website, or you can click on this link: or go to their facebook page:

---The NYS Fair has added hip hop star/ actor Ludacris to their schedule of FREE shows on The Court!  He’ll be performing on Friday night 8/24 @ 8pm!

---Tags has announced that the country/ pop band Alabama will be coming to the Big Flats NY venue on 8/26!  Diamond Rio will warm-up and tickets are on sale for $44.75 to $125.00!

---The dates for Colorscape at East Side Park in Norwich NY have been set!  The annual festival will be held on Saturday 9/8 and Sunday 9/9!  No word what local bands will be playing yet!

---Matt & Kim have been placed to appear on the Saturday 9/22 slate of shows for this year’s Cayuga Sound Fest!  So far, only one other band, Young The Giant has been confirmed for a specific night, which is Friday 9/21!  It is not yet clear which night, if not both, that festival curator, X-Ambassadors, will play.  It will also, btw, close out the Summer leg of Matt & Kim’s tour…which was announced this week, including two new regional stops…Frederick MD on 9/15…and Pittsburgh PA on 9/21!

---The blessthefall package tour with Ded, A War Within, The Word Alive and Thousand Below and finally announces a show in our region at Reverb in Reading PA 9/14!

---Zarni de Wet posted demo video for a new song this week.  If you haven’t heard it yet, here’s a link:


---Michael McDonald is coming to Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono PA on 8/24…and he’s also announced a few additional regional dates as well…NYC on 8/21…Vienna VA on 8/22…Toronto ON on 9/14…and Huntington NY on 9/23!

---LeAnn Rimes is also coming to Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono PA!  She will play there on Friday 9/21…and also adds an additional regional stop…Hartford CT on 9/23!

---Air Supply adds Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 11/11!


---Hip hop superstar, Nicki Minaj is teaming-up with Future for a blockbuster North American tour this Fall that will impact our region more than a half-dozen times…Washington DC on 9/23…Buffalo NY on 10/2…Boston MA on 10/4…Uncasville CT on 10/5…Newark NJ on 10/7…and Brooklyn NY on 10/11!

---Alternative rockers, A Perfect Circle have fleshed out their 2018 Summer schedule and it’s about a half-dozen dates more than we thought it would be…Washington DC on 7/13 & 7/14…(the previously announced) Huntington NY on 8/2…New Haven CT on 8/5…Philadelphia PA on 8/4…(another previously leaked date) Brooklyn NY on 8/5…Boston MA on 8/11…and Poughkeepsie NY on 8/11!

---Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson finally announces North American tour dates…all of which were already leaked…so it’s simply confirmation of the following previously announced tour dates…Philadelphia PA on 7/13…Sunbury PA on 7/14…Lancaster PA on 7/15…Englewood NJ on 7/18!  We also have dates for Canada in October that have yet to be officially announced, but we’ll stay on top of it!

---Monster Magnet has announced North American tour dates and the band will be coming this fall to larger nearby markets in our region…Toronto ON on 9/28…Baltimore MD on 10/26…NYC on 10/27…and Boston MA on 10/28!

---Pop singer, Andy Grammer has announced Fall tour dates for 2018 and he’s planning on making at least a handful of regional stops…Munhall PA on 10/12…Buffalo NY on 10/13…Peekskill NY on 10/14…Baltimore MD on 10/19…and Wilmington DE on 10/22!

---The Type O Negative/ Life Of Agony side-project, A Pale Horse Named Death has booked a tour…Clifton NJ on 7/7…Brooklyn NY on 10/4…Philadelphia PA on 10/5…and Stanhope NJ on 10/7!

---The lead singer of popular indie band, The Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon, is again going out on a solo tour this fall with regional stops in…Boston MA on 10/2…Glenside PA on 10/6…Brooklyn NY on 10/7 & 10/8!  …Meanwhile his band, The Gaslight Anthem is adding a third night in Asbury Park NJ on 8/19!

---Rising hip hop stars, NF, fresh off the Logic tour will embark on their own solo tour in October and it will bring them into our region again in…Pittsburgh PA on 10/3…Montreal QC on 10/12…Boston MA on 10/13…Washington DC on 10/14…NYC on 10/16!

---Pop singer Lisa Stansfield has booked a four date tour…three of which are within our area…Boston MA on 10/11…NYC on 10/14…and Glenside PA on 10/17!

---Alt-rockers, CHVRCHES will make regional 2018 tour stops…Washington DC on 10/18…Philadelphia PA on 10/19…Boston MA on 10/20 & 10/21!

---Elvis Costello & The Imposters have announced Fall 2018 tour dates!  Check ‘em out in…Bethlehem PA on 11/2…Washington DC on 11/4…Asbury Park CT on 11/6…Wallingford CT on 11/9…and Buffalo NY on 11/11!

---Hozier just announced Fall 2018 dates including a 3-night stand in NYC at the Beacon Theatre from 9/24 thru 9/26…and Washington DC on 10/2!

---10,000 Maniacs have announced a smattering of new dates, most of which (3-out-of-4) are regional and one is tonight…Norfolk CT on 6/29…Beverly MA on 7/13…and Niagara Falls NY on 9/7!

---Arlo Guthrie, son of American icon Woody Guthrie, has announced a three-night residency in Buffalo NY at Shea’s in early 2019 on 2/27, 2/28 and 3/1!

---After the Journey/ Def Leppard tour ends in October…Journey has booked two solo show, in Lincoln RI on 10/12…and Albany NY on 10/13!  Is this the prelude of a larger solo tour, or just an anomaly?

---Ivan Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are going on tour together, but so far it’s only two stops for the entire tour…NYC on 10/25…and Westbury NY on 10/27!  Here’s hoping the tour grows.

---Mat Kearney is taking Atlas Genius along on his next tour in September & October, but so far just one date for our region…Pittsburgh PA on 9/20!

---Ne-Yo has booked only a handful of dates so far for 2018, but just one in our region so far…Philadelphia PA on 7/22!

---Blues Traveler have announced Fall 2018 dates, but so far, just one for our region…Montclair NJ on 10/12!


---Mushroomhead has booked a one-off package stop, with The Browning, Psychostick and Unsaid Fate at The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 8/22!  The questions is: is this just a leaked preview of a tour or not?

---Little Anthony has booked a one-shot show in Greensburg PA on 9/15!

---The Rascals will play one-show-only in Westbury NY on 7/20!


---Michael Nesmith of The Monkees suffered what was described as a “health issue” last week that forced the cancellation of the rest of his tour with Micky Dolenz!  The final four dates were all in our region…Thursday night 6/21 at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA…Friday night 6/22 at the Beacon Theatre in NYC…6/23 at The Paramount in Huntington NY…and the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ on Monday 6/25!  Nesmith was sent home to rest and their manager said the dates would be rescheduled for January!

---Red Jumpsuit Apparatus adds Easton PA on 8/4!

---Lee Ann Womack adds Wilkes-Barre PA on 8/18!

---Asleep At The Wheel adds Buffalo NY on 9/1!

---Midge Ure adds Buffalo NY on 7/16!

---Armored Saint adds Poughkeepsie NY on 7/10…NYC on 7/13…and Boston MA on 7/14!

---Psychedelic Furs add Pleasantville NY on 7/14!

---Shelby Lynne adds Boston MA on 7/12…Pawling NY on 7/15…and Alexandria VA on 7/25!

---Hollywood Undead adds Hampton Beach NH on 7/25…and Poughkeepsie NY on 7/26!

---Todd Rundgren adds Salisbury MA on 7/25…and a second night in Pawling NY on 7/31!

---Will Hoge adds Washington DC on 9/18…Pawling NY on 9/20…and Pittsburgh PA on 9/25…before joining the Social Distortion tour on 10/6…and 10/20!

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox adds Asbury Park NJ on 8/31…and Ridgefield CT on 11/17!

---Faster Pussycat adds Reading PA on 7/28…also their show on 8/4 has been absorbed into the Great White tour, so now it’s a very cool triple bill!

---Diana Ross adds Hershey PA on 9/28…and NYC on 9/30!

---Theory Of A Deadman adds Hampton Beach NH on 7/7…and Pittsburgh PA on 7/11!

---Highly Suspect adds Pittsburgh PA on 8/4!

---The Avett Brothers add Pittsburgh PA on 8/16…Vienna VA on 8/18…and Chautauqua NY on 8/20!

---Stone Sour adds a solo show on an “off-night” on the Ozzy Osborne tour…but only one in our region, 9/3 in Pittsburgh PA!

---The Revivalists add Pittsburgh PA on 10/2!

---Dark Star Orchestra adds Pittsburgh PA on 10/12…and Washington DC on 12/1!

---lovelytheband adds Washington DC on 10/12…and Pittsburgh PA on 10/17!

---The En Vogue reunion tour finally lands in our region, with Kool & The Gang as co-headliners…in Philadelphia PA on 7/12!

---AJR w/ Robert DeLong adds Pittsburgh PA on 11/4!

---Patti LaBelle adds Philadelphia PA on 8/23!

---Maze (as in Frankie Beverly and…) have booked a show in Philadelphia PA on 9/2.  It will be their only show east of the Mississippi this year, so far.

---blessthefall adds Reading PA on 9/14!

---Drake has added a fourth night in NYC on 8/28…a third night in Brooklyn NY on 9/1…a third night in Boston MA on 9/9…and a second night in Philadelphia PA on 9/16!

---Death Cab For Cutie add a second night in Upper Darby PA on 10/10!

---Tower Of Power adds Collingswood NJ on 10/19 with AWB!

---Meshell Ndegeocello adds Wilmington DE on 10/21!

---Renaissance adds Collingswood NJ on 11/17, so now they have two booked shows!

---Ghost, on the heels of their latest chart topping album, “Prequelle” add Upper Darby PA on 12/11…and Brooklyn NY on 12/15!

---Gin Blossoms add Cohasset MA on 7/18…Hampton Beach NH on 7/24…Hyannis MA on 7/25…and Selbyville DE on 8/2!

---Powerman 5000 adds Cambridge MA on 7/25!

---The Temptations add Cohasset MA on 7/28…and Hyannis MA on 7/29!

---Three Days Grace add Hampton Beach MA on 7/30!

---90’s R&B band, Color Me Badd add Lincoln RI on 8/4!

---Matisyahu adds Boston MA on 8/6!

---Gym Class Heroes adds Boston MA on 8/18!

---Daughtry adds Toms River NJ on 7/29…and Hampton Beach NJ on 8/21!

---Miguel adds Boston MA on 8/23!

---Belly adds Boston MA on 8/23!

---Chris Isaak adds Beverly MA on 8/23…and Huntington NY on 8/29!

---Sonny Landreth adds Boston MA on 8/23!

---The Dickey Betts Band adds two more dates…Wallingford CT on 8/30…and Hampton Beach NH on 8/31!

---Aaron Lewis adds Sayreville NJ on 9/7…and Medford MA on 9/8!

---Bret Michaels (of Poison) adds a solo date in Webster MA on 9/9!

---Brewer & Shipley add Boston MA on 9/10!

---Interpol expands their Fall 2018 into Winter 2019 tour by adding…Boston MA on 9/11…and NYC on 2/16!

---The Guess Who adds Lincoln RI on 9/15!

---Ash adds Boston MA on 9/15!

---Rick Springfield adds Huntington NY on 9/13…and Webster MA on 9/15!

---Portugal. The Man adds Columbia MD on 9/21…Boston MA on 9/23!

---Pat Benatar adds Boston MA on 10/9!

---Alice Merton adds NYC on 10/18…and Boston MA on 10/20!

---Lily Allen adds Silver Spring MD on 10/21…and Boston MA on 10/24!

---America adds Plymouth MA on 10/25!

---Blue Oyster Cult adds Salisbury MA on 11/1!

---Joan Osborne adds Staten Island NY on 7/16!

---Blues guitarist Jonny Lang adds NYC on 7/18…and Hartford CT on 10/11!

---Orleans adds Hartford CT on 8/10…and Huntington NY on 8/12!

---Beach Boys add Brooklyn NY on 8/17!

---Dick Dale, surf legend, adds Brooklyn NY on 8/18!

---The Wallflowers add Huntington NY on 8/22!

---Here’s a unique combo…Restless Heart and The O’Jays…add Brooklyn NY on 8/24!

---SWV adds Brooklyn NY on 9/15!

---Ray LaMontagne adds NYC on 10/10!

---Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles adds Staten Island NY on 10/19!

---Even before Missing Persons is done with the “Back To The 80’s” tour, they will be scheduling some solo shows on “off” days…Red Bank NJ on 10/24…and Englewood NJ on 1/19!

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy add Huntington NY on 12/19!

---Oleta Adams show on 11/10 in NYC is now scheduled for the Diamond Horseshoe and not B.B. Kings Blues Club, which has gone out of business…she’s also added another show there on 12/7!

---Justin Hayward has cancelled three shows in our region in mid-August…the second night in Sellersville PA…and both nights in NYC on 8/16 & 8/17!  What this means exactly however remains to be seen…


---10,000 Maniacs (3)

---A Pale Horse Named Death (4)

---A Perfect Circle (6)

---Aaron Lewis (2)

---Air Supply (1)

---AJR/ Robert DeLong (1)

---Alice Merton (2)

---America (1)

---Arlo Guthrie (3)

---Ash (1)

---Armored Saint (3)

---Asleep At The Wheel (1)

---Avett Brothers (3)

---Beach Boys (1)

---Belly (1)

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (1)

---blessthefall/ Ded/ The Word Alive/ Thousand Below (1)

---Blue Oyster Cult (1)

---Blues Traveler (1)

---Brewer & Shipley (1)

---Bret Michaels (1)

---Brian Fallon (4)


---Color Me Badd (1)

---Dark Star Orchestra (3)

---Daughtry (2)

---Death Cab For Cutie (1)

---Diana Ross (2)

---Dick Dale (1)

---Don Felder (1)

---Drake (3)

---Elvis Costello & The Imposters (5)

---En Vogue/ Kool & The Gang (1)

---Faster Pussycat (1)

---Gin Blossoms (4)

---Ghost (1)

---Great White/ Faster Pussycat/ Vixen (1)

---Gym Class Heroes (1)

---Highly Suspect (1)

---Hollywood Undead (2)

---Hozier (4)

---Interpol (2)

---Ivan Neville/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band (2)

---Joan Osborne (1)

---Jonny Lang (2)

---Journey (2)

---Justin Hayward (-3)

---Justin Timberlake (1)

---LeAnn Rimes (2)

---Lee Ann Womack (1)

---Lily Allen (2)

---Lisa Stansfield (3)

---Little Anthony (1)

---lovelytheband (2)

---Mat Kearney/ Atlas Genius (1)

---Matt & Kim (2)

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox (2)

---Maze (1)

---Meshell Ndegeocello (1)

---Michael McDonald (5)

---Midge Ure (1)

---Miguel (1)

---Missing Persons (2)

---Monster Magnet (4)

---Mushroomhead/ The Browning/ Psychostick/ Unsaid Fate (1)

---Ne-Yo (1)

---NF (5)

---Nicki Minaj/ Future (6)

---Oleta Adams (1)

---Orleans (2)

---Pat Benatar (1)

---Patti LaBelle (1)

---Portugal. The Man (2)

---Powerman 5000 (1)

---Psychedelic Furs (1)

---Ray LaMontagne (1)

---Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (1)

---Renaissance (1)

---Restless Heart/ The O’Jays (1)

---Rick Springfield (2)

---Shelby Lynne (3)

---Sonny Landreth (2)

---Stone Sour (1)

---SWV/ Kid Capri (1)

---The Gaslight Anthem (1)

---The Guess Who (1)

---The Rascals (1)

---The Revivalists (1)

---The Temptations (2)

---The Wallflowers (1)

---Theory Of A Deadman (2)

---Three Days Grace (1)

---Todd Rundgren (2)

---Tower of Power/ Average White Band (1)

---Will Hoge (3)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 062218:

---The Brackney Inn has burned down again!  Talk about being snake bit!  Last Novembers fire destroyed the second floor of the structure, but this fire seems worse as the entire second floor not only burned, but collapsed into the first!  Not only that, but the owners had finished reconstruction and were hoping to re-open by the Fourth of July!  After the second fire, the owners are re-evaluating all their options.  Here’s a link:

---Young The Giant has been scheduled for Friday night, 9/21, which is night #1 of the 2nd Annual Cayuga Sound Fest, at Stewart Park in Ithaca NY!  We presume (I know, that’s dangerous…) that means that X-Ambassadors (Ithaca natives and festival curators) will play night #2 on Saturday night 9/22!  Other artists on the bill (that also have yet to be scheduled) are Matt & Kim, Talib Kweli, Sofi Tukker, BUDDY, Morgxn, Knew, No Comply and Lady D & The Shadow Spirits!  There will also be a Pre-party show at The Haunt on Thursday night, 9/20!  Two-day general admission passes are $99.50 and there are two levels of VIP passes, level #1 at $300.00—and level #2 at $225.00.  Tickets are on sale now.  Young The Giant also added six other regional dates…Toronto ON on 11/8…Montreal QC on 11/9…Providence RI on 11/11…two nights in Brooklyn NY on 11/13 & 11/14…and Washington DC on 11/16!

---Local singer/ songwriter, Alex Creamer leaves on her first nationwide tour this week and as she ties up her loose ends, she posted this video on facebook!  To check out her cover of Bob Dylan’s, “You Ain’t Going Nowhere,” click on this link:

---Local musician, John Stark, faced with mounting bills is selling his house to help cover his costs!  He posted this last week on facebook: I am going to be putting my house up for sale soon It in in the 1st ward and had 2 units. I currently rent the 2nd floor apartment for $650 including utilities. I have a loft with at least 1 more bedroom and has 1 bedroom on 2nd floor. Off street parking. I live on the 1st floor presently. Which also has 2 bed needs some work but has had many upgrades. Furnace is newer roof is also has many replacement vynal windows. Looking to get $38, as is condition. Situated on a cotter double lot. Message me if interested.

---Johnson City native, now a resident of Nashville TN, Zarni de Wet (also known professionally as Zarni de Vette) continues to work on her next album in her spare time (as she works for SNG in Nashville as a professional songwriter)…and gave us a taste of it with a facebook post this week!  She really recorded the vocals in her bathroom at her home in Nashville!  I promise they’re totally germ free!  Here’s a link to it:

---Medical issues forced local band, Recycled Zombies to withdraw from their Friday night (tonight 6/22) show at Toppers in Endicott!  This post below from their official facebook page explains a bit more…

ATTENTION: Due to an unforeseen Medical issue, Recycled Zombies have to cancel our next two shows. Keep our Brother Al in your prayers. The show will still go on with Kickstart opening then Hollow Bodies and Kreature ends the night.”

…The “Brother Al” in question is lead guitarist, Al Cataldi, who had to have eye surgery to repair a detached retina.  Feel better soon, Al!

---Meanwhile, local singer/ songwriter, Devinne Meyers posted facebook video of part of the Mike Davis & The Laughing Buddha Episodes set from last weekends Crowfest.  You can see it by clicking on this link:

---Just before Pentatonix tickets went on sale, the band announced that they were adding Echosmith and Scott Callum as warm-up acts for the entire tour, including at Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 8/23…and Montage Mountain on 8/25 in Scranton PA and the rest of their schedule…Bristow VA on 8/12…Camden NJ on 8/14…Wantagh NY on 8/15…Holmdel NJ on 8/20…Hartford CT on 8/26…Mansfield MA on 8/28…Burgettstown PA on 9/1…and Hershey PA on 9/2!


---Panic! At The Disco have announced a second leg for their “Pray For The Wicked” North American tour, set for the Winter of 2019, strap on your snowshoes and get ready to rave!  See them in Buffalo NY on 1/10…Laval (suburban montreal) QC on 1/12…Manchester NH on 1/13…Albany NY on 1/15…Brooklyn NY on 1/16…Newark NJ on 1/18…Providence RI on 1/19…and Washington DC on 1/20!

---Slash with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators return in support of Slash’s new album, “Living The Dream” due on 9/21!  See them at…Montclair NJ on 10/1…Silver Spring MD on 10/2…NYC on 10/5…Uncasville CT on 10/6…Huntington NY on 10/9…Philadelphia PA on 10/10…and Boston MA on 10/11!

---Alt-pop act, lovelytheband has confirmed a Fall leg on their 2018 tour, which brings more regional dates for the rising stars, (recently at #1 on the Alternative charts with their song “Broken.”)…a new date in Cambridge MA on 10/13, as well as previously leaked dates in…Philadelphia PA on 10/14…and NYC on 10/15!

---Alt-rockers, Clutch & Sevendust have announced a Fall 2018 tour…Pittsburgh PA on 10/21…Toronto ON on 10/23…Worcester MA on 10/25…NYC on 10/26 & 10/27…and Philadelphia PA on 10/28!

---Hip hop star, Playboi Carti has announced a Summer 2018 tour that includes a swing thru our region…Pittsburgh PA on 8/8…Providence RI on 8/10…Boston MA on 8/11…NYC on 8/12…and Philadelphia PA on 8/14!

---Jim James of My Morning Jacket is planning an acoustic solo tour for Fall 2018 and it will play in our region at least a few times…NYC on 11/13…Port Chester NY on 11/14…Boston MA on 11/6…and Washington DC on 11/17!

---Seether and Tremonti are hitting the road together and spending six out-of-their-eleven dates in our region!  Catch them in…Philadelphia PA on 9/15…Baltimore MD on 9/18…Montclair NJ on 9/20…Hampton Beach NH on 9/21…Clayton NY on 9/22 and Pittsburgh PA on 9/25!

---The Breeders have announced a few US dates in-between their UK and European tours and that means two more shows for our area…Baltimore MD on 8/9…Brooklyn NY on 8/11!

---Post modern rockers, The Alkaline Trio is back with Summer 2018 tour dates…Baltimore MD on 8/14…Sayreville NJ on 8/16…Brooklyn NY on 8/17…and Philadelphia PA on 8/19!

---Nothing has booked a handful of date for late Summer/ early Fall of 2018, with regional stops set for…Brooklyn NY on 10/5…Philadelphia PA on 10/6…and Cambridge MA on 10/7!

---Welshly Arms announces a few American shows before their European tour… Boston MA on 10/3…Brooklyn NY on 10/4…and Philadelphia PA on 10/6!

---Reggae band, UB40 has made plans for Halloween!  See then in…Wilmington DE on 10/28…Brooklyn NY on 10/31…and Boston MA on 11/1!

---The String Cheese Incident is coming around this Fall, with…two nights in Upper Darby PA (near philly) on 10/31 & 11/1….and two more nights in Worcester MA on 11/2 & 11/3!

---Alt-pop singer, Meg Myers has only announced a handful of show thru the Fall, but some will be in our region…Brooklyn NY on 10/1…and Cambridge MA on 10/2!

---NJ post-hardcore band, Thursday, rather than tour…have expanded their two stops, which are now…two four-night blocks of residencies…Asbury Park NJ from 8/23-8/26 (formerly 3 nights)…then Brooklyn NY from 12/27-12/30 (formerly 2 nights)!

---Rap star, Pusha T, has announced a 20-date, cross-country tour…but will only stop in our region twice…Boston MA on 8/12…and Baltimore MD on 8/15!


---70’s progressive jazz/rock fusion band, The Soft Machine has booked one-show only/ per country in North America…Montreal QC on 7/7…and Philadelphia PA on 10/7!

---Chrisette Michelle books a one-off in Glenside PA, just outside of Philadelphia PA on 9/20!


---Taj Mahal adds Wilmington DE on 9/6!

---Nine Inch Nails adds a second night in Washington DC on 10/10…and two nights in Brooklyn NY on 10/16 & 10/17!

---Jukebox The Ghost adds Baltimore MD on 9/14!

---Toto adds Morristown NJ on 11/15!

---O-Town adds a solo date outside of the Pop2K tour in Philadelphia PA on 7/8!

---The Marshall Tucker Band was officially added to all of the remaining Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell tour dates (except apparently in Canada)…please make a note of it!

---The Vaccines add Cambridge MA on 10/14!

---Yungblud adds Allston MA on 10/23!

---Jason Mraz adds holiday dates in Pittsburgh PA on 11/24…Albany NY on 11/30…Rochester NY on 12/1…and Hershey PA on 12/2!

---Life of Agony adds Buffalo NY on 9/25!

---Cold War Kids add Asbury Park NJ on 8/11…and Brooklyn NY on 8/13!

---Fuel adds Sayreville NJ on 8/18!

---First Aid Kit adds a second night in Brooklyn NY on 9/12!

---David Byrne adds Montreal QC on 9/12…and a second night in Brooklyn on 9/16!


---Alkaline Trio (4)

---Cayuga Sound Fest (2)

---Chrisette Michelle (1)

---Clutch/ Sevendust (6)

---Cold War Kids (2)

---David Byrne (3)

---First Aid Kit (1)

---Fuel (1)

---Jason Mraz (4)

---Jim James (4)

---Jukebox The Ghost (1)

---Life Of Agony (1)

---lovelytheband (1)

---Meg Myers (2)

---Nine Inch Nails (3)

---Nothing (3)

---O-Town (1)

---Panic! At The Disco (8)

---Playboi Carti (5)

---Pusha T (2)

---Seether/ Tremonti (6)

---Slash with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators (7)

---String Cheese Incident (4)

---Taj Mahal (1)

---The Breeders (2)

---The Soft Machine (2)

---The Vaccines (1)

---Thursday (3)

---Toto (1)

---UB40 (3)

---Welshly Arms (3)

---Young The Giant (6)

---Yungblud (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 061518:

---Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band are coming to Binghamton!  The reknowned Beatles drummer will play the County Arena on September 18th!  Tickets are on sale as of today (6/15) at 10am starting at $42.50!  Get ‘em now before they sell out, because they will!

---Owners of the iconic Brackney Inn, in Brackney PA, responded to my relentless questions about when they will finally reopen after last Falls fire in their residential upstairs area destroyed the venue/bar.  After hoping to re-open by the end of March, it looks like July 4th is more realistic…perhaps even sooner.  We’ll keep ya posted, but that is good news indeed!

---Looks like Jen Chapin (who was just here a few months ago) is coming back as part of her upcoming Summer thru Fall 2018 tour!  Chapin (the late harry’s daughter) is set to play Atomic Tom’s in Binghamton NY on 8/11, as well as other regional stops…Oxford Valley PA on 8/10…New Hartford CT on 8/16…Willimantic CT on 10/14…and it finishes with a four-week Sunday night residency at the Barbes club in Brooklyn NY on 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 and 11/25!

---Alternative music fest, Cayuga Sound Fest returns for 2018 at Stewart Park in Ithaca NY on Friday 9/21 & Saturday 9/22!  Once again, the festival will be curated by X-Ambassadors, who hail from the town, and already Young The Giant have confirmed for Friday 9/21!  More announcements to come!  Young The Giant gave also announced more regional dates…NYC on 7/21…Boston MA on 9/1…and Bethlehem PA on 9/18!

---Kites and Powerlines have announced that their debut album, “There’s More Here Than Black & White” is now available for streaming, with a post on their facebook page last week: ”Attention everybody! Our new record "There's More Here Than Black & White" is finally available on a wide variety of digital services! This means you can find us on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music, Amazon, and pretty much any other form of digital music medium you can think of! Please add us to your playlists and help us out by sharing this post!” Congrats, guys!

---A Z.Z. Top concert for $15.00?  It happens in Oneonta NY at 6th Ward Booster Club Fields for the Upstate Food Truck Fest!  $15.00 is the early bird lawn price!  After it expires, prices go up to $30.00…which is still pretty good! Btw, VIP tickets will be as much as $250.00, but it all goes to a great cause!  Z.Z. Top also added some new regional dates as well…Toronto ON on 8/11…Laval QC (near Montreal) on 8/17…Sunbury PA on 8/24…and Webster MA on 8/26!

---Btw, Prophets Of Rage and Slayer have been added to the bill for the upcoming Rock-a-thon Fest at Lakeview Amphitheatre, in Syracuse NY next month on 7/21.  The bill also includes Rise Against and Avenged Sevenfold.

---Syracuse area national touring band, Ra Ra Riot has booked a handful of dates for August…three of which are regional, but none (strangely) are local.  See the alt-rockers in…Boston MA on 8/16…Brooklyn NY on 8/17…and Washington DC on 8/18!

---Finally, The Peach Festival has announced it’s full line-ups for Thursday 7/19 and Sunday 7/22, so check either the Local or Regional Concert Pages for full details.

---The NYS Fair in Syracuse NY has added Jackyl to their FREE line-up on The Court on Sunday August 26th at 2pm. 

---Jeff Howell has officially changed the name of his new band from “Tears” to “Jeff Howell’s Boogie du Jour.”  Apparently there are a bunch of other bands that have used, or are still using, the name “Tears.”  Boogie on!

---Congrats to Mallory Evans of Next To Kin and her family!  She gave birth to Miles Lohrman Evans on Tuesday morning 6/12!  Both mama and baby doing fine…at 8 lbs. 9 ounces and 22.5 inches he better be!


---Mike Love’s touring version of the Beach Boys have announced a new show at the former Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua NY, now known as CMAC, on Monday 8/6 as well as two other shows…Farmingville NY on 8/16…and Brooklyn NY on 8/17!  They have also confirmed their local stop at Tioga Downs in Nichols on 8/7! 

---“Wicked Game” singer/ songwriter, Chris Isaak has added a Summer 2018 tor leg that will make him “Local-ish” when he comes to…Penn’s Peak at Jim Thorpe PA on 8/16…Lincoln RI on 8/18…Montclair NJ 8/25…and two nights in Alexandria VA on 8/26 & 8/27!


---Toto has released another round of their 40th anniversary tour dates, so here’s where you can find them in our region this Fall…Washington DC on 11/8…Atlantic City NJ on 11/9…Ridgefield CT on 11/12…New Brunswick NJ on 11/13…Morristown NJ on 11/15…Brookville NY on 11/17…and Lynn MA on 11/17!

---The Gaslight Anthem is back together, following a solo album and tour from their lead singer, Brian Fallon…and touring both Europe and North America…Toronto ON on 8/9 & 8/10…Boston MA on 8/13…Philadelphia PA on 8/15…and two nights at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ to wrap it up on 8/17 & 8/18!

---All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional have announced a co-headlining trek across North America that will be long and massive…in addition to the previously announced date last week for Bethlehem MusikFest on 8/11, you can also see them in…Lewiston NY on 8/12…Toronto ON on 8/14…Wallingford CT on 8/16…Philadelphia PA on 8/17…Baltimore MD on 8/18…NYC on 8/19…Pittsburgh PA on 8/21…Boston MA on 8/25…and Asbury Park NJ on 8/26!

---Jack Russell’s Great White (not to be confused with the real Great White, Russell’s former band) is lining-up Fall tour dates with the Bullet BoysHuntington NY on 10/14…NYC on 10/27!

---10 Years has a big summer planned with double stops of triple nights in Pittsburgh, as well as a stint on the Seether tour…Uncasville CT on 6/20…Pittsburgh PA on 7/27, 7/28 & 7/29…then, Hyannis MA on 8/1…three more nights in Pittsburgh PA on 8/2, 8/3 & 8/4…finally Vienna VA on 8/9!

---Former Eagles bass player, Don Felder has confirmed Fall tour dates, but only two for our region…Englewood NJ on 10/17…Salisbury MA on 10/18!

---Social Distortion have announced Fall 2018 dates…Philadelphia PA on 9/28…Hampton Beach NH on 10/5…Boston MA on 10/6…and NYC on 10/20!

---Todd Rundgren has booked a handful of tour dates for Summer 2018…only three stops are in our region, but that’s not bad…Salisbury MA on 7/25…Pawling NY on 8/1…and Albany NY on 8/3!  There’s also a date in Portland ME on 7/26, but the other one is in Chattanooga TN, nearly a 20-hour drive.

---Alternative band, Dawes has added a Fall leg to their 2018 tour, which means more regional dates…Philadelphia PA on 9/11…Pittsburgh PA on 9/12…Canton MA on 9/16…and Red Bank NJ on 9/19!

---Trivium has announced a Fall leg of their 2018 tour and that includes the following regional stops…Baltimore MD on 10/11…Huntington NY on 10/12…Philadelphia PA on 10/13…and Worcester MA on 10/14!

---Jazz sax player, Najee has booked a tour with a few regional stops…Buffalo NY on 6/16…and a four night stand in Washington DC at Blues Alley from 10/25 thru 10/28!

---Thrice has announced a series of Fall 2018 dates…but only two for our region…Silver Springs MD on 10/4…and Philadelphia PA on 10/6!

---Fans of 50’s music will be glad to know that there are some bastions of the first wave left…Joey Dee & The Starlighters will headline a show with Sonny Turner and The Happenings at the Theatre @ Westbury on Long Island on 9/16!

---Sleeping With Sirens has announced a summer leg to their 2018 tour, but with only two shows in our region…Boston MA on 7/11…and Washington DC on 7/15!

---Asleep At The Wheel will roll thru our region with Summer dates just announced, including…Keene NH on 6/30…Norfolk CT on 7/1…Warrendale PA on 7/11…and Charlestown RI on 9/1!

---Kenny G has announced a few Summer concert dates…Lancaster PA on 6/26…and Vienna VA on 8/20!

---Ween announces a three-date tour, with just one show for our greater region…Pittsburgh PA on 7/27!


---Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park is holding an album release party for his solo debut album, “Post Traumatic,” on Wednesday 6/20 at The Gramercy in Manhattan NY.  The only other show for Shinoda in the continental U.S. is in Salt Lake City! 

---If you’re a fan of modern metal, don’t miss this huge intersection of concert tours at Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY (on Long Island) on Saturday 9/29!  The list of acts involved includes: Shinedown, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Prophets of Rage, Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson & Rob Zombie!  It sounds expensive, but if you can afford it, go!

---Toni Braxton books a “one-off” in Westbury NY (on Long Island) at the Theatre @ Westbury on 9/5!

---Liam Payne has booked only one show that is both east of the Mississippi and north of the Mason-Dixon…NYC on 6/20!

---Gary U.S Bonds schedules a “one-shot” show in NYC on 7/6!

---Nathaniel Rateliff has announced a one-timer, without the Night Sweats, at Somerville MA on 6/8!

---Jose Feliciano announces a “one-off” in NYC on 12/9!

---Fran Cosmo, formerly of Boston, books a one-timer in Greensburg PA on 10/11!

---After their headline tour Adelita’s Way jumps on the Fozzy tour which makes only one appearance in our region…Philadelphia PA at the Fillmore Philadelphia PA on 9/13!

---Vanessa Williams will play a “one-off” in Lewiston NY on 7/19!

---10,000 Maniacs confirm a one-shot show in Norfolk CT on 6/29!

---Humble Pie returns with a “one-shot” in Pawling NY on 9/16!?  Who’s in the band now?


---Rockers Daughtry, namesake of the American Idol alumni, Chris Daughtry, is adding dates to their tour in support of their new album, “Cage To Rattle” (due 7/27)…Montclair NJ on 8/24…and Huntington NY on 8/25!

---Taking Back Sunday has booked a solo show on an off-night, during the Coheed & Cambria tour…in Utica NY on 7/28!

---Prophets Of Rage add a solo show in Atlantic City NJ on 7/24!

---Warren G adds Pittsburgh PA on 6/15…Clifton Park NY on 6/16…and Hartford CT on 8/17!

---Firehouse adds Ridgefield CT on 6/22!

---A Perfect Circle adds Huntington NY on 8/2…and Brooklyn NY on 8/5!

---Gavin DeGraw adds a solo date on an “off” night during his co-headlining tour with Phillip Phillips…in Huntington NY on 9/1!

---The Gin Blossoms add Wilmington DE on 8/3…and Webster MA on 8/5!

---The Box Tops add Ridgefield CT on 6/15!

---Kid N Play w/ Naughty By Nature add Brooklyn NY on 6/30!

---The Grass Roots add Ridgefield CT on 7/6!

---A$ap Ferg adds NYC on 7/16!

---Sarah McLachlan adds Asbury Park NJ on 7/28!

---Regina Spektor adds a second night in NYC at Brooklyn Steel on 8/7!  The other show previously booked is on 8/8!

---Bobby McFerrin adds two nights in Boston MA on 8/15 & 8/16…and Ridgefield CT on 9/20!

---Arlo Guthrie adds Red Bank NJ on 10/4…Glenside PA on 10/7…Westbury NY on 10/19…New Haven CT on 10/20…and Hartford CT on 11/16!

---Andy Grammer adds Hampton Beach NH on 6/20…and Webster MA on 6/23!

---Wyclef Jean, formerly of The Fugees, adds Hampton NH on 6/24…and Washington DC on 9/7!

---Joan Armatrading adds Boston on 6/24, 6/26 & 6/27!

---The Calling add Boston MA on 6/26…and Boston MA also on 9/11!

---Marshall Tucker Band adds Salisbury MA on 6/29!

---John Waite adds Boston MA on 8/15!

---Surf rock guitarist, Dick Dale adds Cambridge MA on 8/24…Alexandria VA on 8/30…and Englewood NJ on 10/9!

---Shawn Colvin adds Boston MA on 8/24!

---The Calling adds Boston MA on 9/11!

---Michael Nesmith, of the monkees adds Alexandria VA on 9/17…and Somerville MA on 9/19!

---The Church (remember their one-hit wonder 80’s song, “Under The Milky Way”?) adds…Toronto ON on 10/20…and Cambridge MA on 10/23!

---Don McLean adds Boston MA on 11/15!

---Darlene Love adds Medford MA on 12/14!

---Robyn Hitchcock adds NYC on 10/12!

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy adds Ridgefield CT on 10/12!

---.38 Special adds Englewood NJ on 10/26!

---Tenacious D adds a second night in Brooklyn NY on 11/4!

---Air Supply adds Staten Island NY on 11/9!

---Hot Tuna adds NYC on 11/21…Ridgefield CT on 11/25…and Washington DC on 11/27!

---Thursday adds two nights in Brooklyn NY on 12/27 & 12/29!

---Sting adds Uncasville CT on 7/3!

---Jesse Colin Young adds Pawling NY on 7/12…and Philadelphia PA on 10/5!

---Foster The People add a solo show on an “off night” on the Paramore tour in Cromwell Ct on 7/16!

---Smash Mouth add Bridgeport CT on 7/17!

---GZA adds Wallingford CT on 7/20!

---Cracker adds Pittsburgh PA on 7/13…Pleasantville NY on 7/14…and Pawling NY on 7/21!

---LeAnn Rimes adds Hartford CT on 9/23!

---Johnny Marr adds Cromwell CT on 9/30!

---Dua Lipa adds Wallingford CT on 9/30!

---Garbage adds Cromwell CT on 10/7!

---Stryper adds Cromwell CT on 10/25!

---Old Crow Medicine Show adds Pittsburgh PA on 7/27!

---The Fixx add Warrendale PA on 8/10…and Boston MA on 9/3!

---Smokey Robinson adds Greensburg PA on 8/11!

---Courtney Barnett adds Pittsburgh PA on 10/9!

---The Temptations add Greensburg PA on 10/25!

---They Might Be Giants add Pittsbugh PA on 11/3!

---Bret Michaels, of Poison adds Greensburg PA on 11/9!

---Houndmouth adds Philadelphia PA on 10/10…and Brooklyn NY on 10/12!

---Method Man & Redman add Philadelphia PA on 10/12!

---lovelytheband adds Philadelphia PA on 10/14…and NYC on 10/15!

---Lily Allen adds NYC on 10/20…and Philadelphia PA on 10/23!

---Metallica adds Philadelphia PA on 10/25!

---Dweezil Zappa adds NYC on 11/2…and Wilmington DE on 11/4!

---Kenny Wayne Shepherd adds Philadelphia PA on 12/8!

---Sleeping With Sirens adds Philadelphia PA on 7/12…and NYC on 7/14!

---Adelita’s Way adds Philadelphia PA on 7/18!

---Red Jumpsuit Apparatus adds Philadelphia PA on 7/22!

---Blue October adds Philadelphia PA on 7/22!

---Psychostick adds Clifton NJ on 8/4!

---Cowboy Mouth has opened up a 3-night residency in Philadelphia by adding two more shows at Punch Line…on 8/16 & 8/17…to their already booked date on 8/18!

---Phil Lesh adds Philadelphia PA on 9/9, with Terrapin Family & Twiddle!

---The Plot In You adds Easton PA on 6/17!

---Donavon Frankenreiter adds Dewey Beach DE on 8/7!

---Gladys Knight & The O’Jays add Vienna VA on 8/15…and NYC on 8/17!

---The O’Jays add Niagara Falls NY on 7/20!

---Sophie B. Hawkins adds Niagara Falls NY on 6/30!

---America adds Albany NY on 10/27!

---Rooney adds Albany NY on 9/19!

---Zebra adds Poughkeepsie NY on 10/20!

---Nils Lofgren adds Alexandria VA on 9/15…and Norfolk CT on 9/29!

---Geoff Tate’s 30th Anniversary of Operation Mindcrime adds Poughkeepsie NY on 6/20!


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---10 Years (9)

---10,000 Maniacs (1)

---A Perfect Circle (2)

---Adelita’s Way (1)

---Air Supply (1)

---America (1)

---Andy Grammer (2)

---Arlo Guthrie (5)

---A$ap Ferg (1)

---Asleep At The Wheel (4)

---Beach Boys (3)

---Blue October (1)

---Bobby McFerrin (3)

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (1)

---Chris Isaak (5)

---Courtney Barnett (1)

---Cowboy Mouth (3)

---Cracker (3)

---Darlene Love (1)

---Dawes (4)

---Dick Dale (3)

---Don Felder (2)

---Don McLean (1)

---Donavon Frankenreiter (1)

---Dua Lipa (1)

---Dweezil Zappa (2)

---Firehouse (1)

---Foster The People (1)

---Fran Cosmo (1)

---Garbage (1)

---Gary U.S. Bonds (1)

---Gavin DeGraw (1)

---Geoff Tate (1)

---Gin Blossoms (2)

---Gladys Knight/ The O’Jays (2)

---Grass Roots (1)

---GZA (1)

---Hot Tuna (2)

---Jack Russell’s Great White/ BulletBoys (2)

---Jen Chapin (8)

---Jesse Colin Young (2)

---Joan Armatrading (3)

---John Waite (1)

---Johnny Marr (1)

---Kenny G (2)

---Kenny Wayne Shepherd (1)

---Kid N Play/ Naughty By Nature (1)

---LeAnn Rimes (1)

---Liam Payne (1)

---Lily Allen (2)

---lovelytheband (2)

---Marshall Tucker Band (1)

---Metallica (1)

---Method Man & Redman (1)

---Michael Nesmith (2)

---Mike Shinoda (1)

---Najee (5)

---Nathaniel Rateliff (1)

---Nils Lofgren (2)

---Old Crow Medicine Show (1)

---Phil Lesh (1)

---Prophets Of Rage (1)

---Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (1)

---Regina Spektor (1)

---Robin Hitchcock (1)

---Rooney (1)

---Sarah McLachlan/ Patty Griffin (1)

---Shawn Colvin (1)

---Shinedown/ Godsmack/ Avenged Sevenfold/ Prophets Of Rage/ Breaking Benjamin/ Five Finger Death Punch/ Marilyn Manson/ Rob Zombie (1)

---Sleeping With Sirens (2)

---Smash Mouth (1)

---Smokey Robinson (1)

---Social Distortion (4)

---Sophie B. Hawkins (1)

---Sting (1)

---Stryper (1)

---Taking Back Sunday (1)

---Tenacious D (1)

---The Box Tops (1)

---The Calling (2)

---The Chainsmokers (1)

---The Church (2)

---The Fixx (2)

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---The Plot In You (1)

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---Thursday (2)

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---Trivium (4)

---Warren G (3)

---Ween (1)

---Wyclef Jean (2)

---Young The Giant (3)

---Z.Z. Top (5)

---Zebra (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 060818:

---Before her first ever local show as a performer, (she was previously a journalist and an acupuncturist), last Friday (6/1) at the Old Union Hotel, Athena Desai stopped by her old school, MacArthur Elementary and was interviewed by Fox 40 HD News.  To see it for yourself, just click on the link below:

---Most of the complete schedule for the three day JulyFest, which is also the 2018 Binghamton Music & Jazz Festival, was released last week…unfortunately I didn’t discover it until after I put last weeks report to bed, so let’s copy and paste it here, just in case you missed it:

Friday, July 6th:

12:00 – 1:00 PM Binghamton High School Juice Blenders Steel Band

1:15 - 2:15 PM Teen Jazz Project Big Band

2:30 - 3:30 PM Jorden & The Wombats

3:45- 4:45 PM Bill Carter Presbybop (Chick Corea Tribute Band)

5:00 - 7:00 PM Terry Walker's (Steely Dan Tribute Band) "Duppree"

8:00 - 11:00 PM Splash

Saturday, July 7th:

8:00 - 10:00 AM Ultra Vibe w/ Mo "Reese" Taylor

12:00 – 12:45 PM Eric Ross Blues Band

1:00 – 1:45 PM Glenda Davenport Jazz Quintet

2:00 – 2:45 PM Michael Hill's Blues Mob

3:00 – 4:00 PM Gabe Condon Solidarity Band

4:30 – 6:00 PM Mystic Moondance Van Morrison Tribute Band

7:00 - 10:00 PM BlackLites R&B Show Band

Sunday, July 8th:

12:00 – 1:00 PM Noor Hila Project

1:15 – 2:15 PM TBA???

2:30 – 3:30 PM Carlos Chaluisant's Son Montuno

---The full schedule is also up for the Busy Bird Bluegrass Festival and looking at it from a local perspective night #1, on Thursday 7/5 may offer the Southern Tiers best, with Gene Hummel, the O’Neill Brothers, the Dishonest Fiddlers, Milkweed & Bug Tussle, with more regional and national acts taking over for the rest of the weekend!  Here’s the breakdown:

Day #1:

Thu July 5th: Barleywine @ 2p/ Renegade Ramblers @ 3p/ Gene Hummel @ 4p/ Hubbard & Friends @ 5p/ O'Neill Brothers @ 6p/ Rebecca Colleen @ 7p/

Dishonest Fiddlers @ 8p/ Milkweed @ 9p/ Bug Tussle @ 10p

Day #2:

Fri July 6th: Set #1 w/ Slewfoot @ 11am/ Dishonest Fiddlers @ 11:55a/

Milkweed @ 12:50p/ Renegade Ramblers @ 1:45p/ Terry & the Busy Birds @ 2:40p

Fri July 6th: Set #2 w/ Melanie & The Boys @ 4p/ Molly & The Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys @ 455p/ Jersey Corn Pickers @ 550p/ Wilson Banjo Company @ 645p/ Mama Corn @ 740p/ Blue Mafia @ 835p/ Dave Adkins (2 sets) @ 930p

Day #3:

Sat July 7th: Set #1 w/ Molly & The Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys @ 10am/ Jersey Corn Pickers @ 1055am/ Terry & The Busy Birds @ 1150a/ Mama Corn @ 1245p/ Blue Mafia @ 140p/ Seven Mile Bluegrass Band @ 235p v:shapes="_x0000_i1025">

Sat July 7th: Set #2 w/ Cold Chocolate @ 4p/ Grill Billie Project @ 455p/ Wilson Banjo Company @ 550p/ Carolina Blue @ 645p/ Matthews Family Tradition @ 740p/ Bug Tussle @ 835p/ Lonesome River Band (2 sets) v:shapes="_x0000_i1026">

Day #4:

Sun July 8th: Cold Chocolate @ 1055a/ Seven Mile Bluegrass @ 1150a/ Matthews Family Tradition @ 1245p/ Grill Billie Project @ 140p/ Carolina Blue @ 235p/ Bug Tussle @ 330p

---Here are two more additions to the schedule for the FREE, Broome Bands Together Summer Concert Series at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton

7/17: Odd Man Out w/ Brady Goldsmith @ 6p

8/14: Blue Velvet Band w/ Jorden & the Wombats @ 6p

…to see the full schedule so far, go to our Local Concert Page, and sort by venue, then scroll down to Broome Bands Together @ Otsiningo Park!

---The 22nd annual Rec Park Music Fest will be held on Sunday July 15th and has announced it’s line-up for 2018 and while it’s heavy on bluegrass & folk music, it’s still pretty awesome…not to mention totally FREE!  Here’s the schedule:

Gerry Jarcia (jerry garcia/ grateful dead tribute band) @ 1:30p

Tenzin Chopak @ 2:45p

The O’Neill Brothers @ 3:45pm

Groove Method @ 5pm

KidBess (bess greenberg) & The Magic Ring (michael wu/ joe alston/ cory caruso) @ 6:15p

Home Brew (nate calzetoni of raibred’s grateful dead cover band) @ 730p

---Bainbridge is also holding their “Rock In The Park” festival coming up on July 7th!  Tickets are now on sale now at Ticketmaster, Small Town Perks and B&W Wine & Liquor! Tickets be $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, kids 12 and under are free.  Here’s the line-up:

12p:    Project Z

1:30p: Burning Moonlight

2:45p: Beard of Bees

4p:       Woodshed Prophets

5:15p: Wreckless Marci

6:30p: Tusk (fleetwood mac tribute band)

---Cortland Main Street Music Series has been announced and will be held every Friday at 5pm thru July, starting on 7/6 in the parking lot at Marketplace Mall!  All shows are FREE!  Here are the line-up’s for July:

7/6:      Yarn/ Kitestring/ Ridgeline Duo

7/13:   Black Masala/ Root Shock/ Rachel Beverly

7/20:   Dracula Jones/ Genitor/ Dana Twigg

7/27:   Kat Wright/ The Big Takeover/ Stiv Morgan

---The Chenango County Blues Festival has confirmed their schedule and line-up for the two-day fest (on Friday & Saturday 8/17 & 8/18) in Norwich NY!  If you plan on going, it’s recommended you go at least on Friday night, which is FREE!  However, the larger line-up is on Saturday and admission is most reasonable if you buy tickets in advance for $25!  Otherwise the gate is $35!  Kids under 17 are FREE!  Here’s the break down:

Day #1: Fri 8/17 @  5:30 pm ft: Toronzo Cannon/ John “Papa” Gros Band /Angel Forrest Trio

Day #2: Sat 8/18 @ 11:30 am ft: Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio/ Samantha Fish/ Cash Box Kings/ AJ Ghent/ Prestage Brothers/ The Keeshea Pratt Band/ Hubby Jenkins/ Brandon Santini/ Nate Gross Band

For more information click on this link:  

---Just when I thought I’d uncovered all the local festivals…Blueberry Jam, on Thursday 8/2 thru Saturday 8/4, at RedBarn in Danville Springs, near Deposit, comes to my attention!  Their music line-up is pretty decent, too!  Tickets are priced $25 per day-$30 per day with camping/ early bird weekend passes are $40 and up to $50 at the gate with camping!  Here’s the day-to-day music line-up:

Fri 8/3:

Kenyon Hill @ 5p/ Uncle Shake @ 6p/ Milkweed Electric @ 8p/ The Look @ 1030p

Sat 8/4:

Joe Stento @ 12p/ Elijah Summers and The Get Together @ 1p/ Edgy Sketch @ 2p/  Slideways @ 330p/  Fetish Lane @ 5p/ Kenyon Hill @ 7p/  Woodshed Prophets @ 9p/ The Grateful Dans @ 11p  

Side stage performances by: The Barn Bats ( Kenyon Hill members with guests) Rhianna Shew, Lady Purple, Nick Garnsey, Uncle Shake, Kyle Farr and Brittany Rose with Corinne Roma and friendz

---The Binghamton Philharmonic will not just play Pops On The River, but Pops In The Park, on Tuesday night 7/3 @ 730pm, before the big fireworks show at Highland Park in Endwell! 

---Former Endwell resident, Taina Asili has added some more shows to her 2018 schedule with her band y la banda RebeldePVD Fest in Providence RI on 6/8 & 6/9…Schenectady NY on 7/14 at Proctors Theatre and 7/22 for the Music Haven Concert Series…and the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs on 8/2!

---All the dates (presumably) for the Summer Concert Series in Norwich NY are now on the Local Concert Page!  The Series holds FREE shows on Thursday night at 7pm, starting on…

7/5 w/ Victory Wainwright & the Train

7/12 w/ Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

7/19 w/ Honey Island Swamp Band

7/26 w/ Bumper Jacksons

8/2 w/ Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers

8/9 w/ Bon Bon Vivant

8/16 w/ Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes        

8/23 w/ Yonder Mountain String Band

---Lynyrd Skynyrd is adding a new leg to their farewell “Last Of The Street Survivors” tour and that means a new local show for we fans in the GBA…the Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre…plus two other regional shows…Royal Arena in Baltimore MD on 11/16…and Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City NJ on 12/1!  Tickets are on sale on 6/15…Pre-sale is 6/12…Marshall Tucker Band is also on the bill for both shows.  Not sure of prices yet.


---Jonny Lang and Buddy Guy are teaming-up for a co-headlining tour that will bring back thru our region again this Summer and at least one show that’s local-ish…Jim Thorpe (at Penn’s Peak) PA on 7/20, as well as…Asbury Park NJ on 7/22…Westbury NY on 7/25…Hampton Beach NH on 7/26…Cohasset MA on 7/27…and Port Chester NY on 7/28!


---A day after announcing their new album, “The Now Now,” (due 6/29) Gorillaz announced North American tour dates and out of the seven dates total, five are in our region…Toronto ON on 10/8…Montreal QC on 10/9…Philadelphia PA on 10/11…Brooklyn NY on 10/13…and Boston MA on 10/14!

---Florence + The Machine tour have announced their North American tour dates, in supprt of their new album, “High As Hope,” due on 6/29…we won’t however seen them in our region until October…Washington DC on 10/5…NYC on 10/9…Boston MA on 10/12…Uncasville CT on 10/13…Philadelphia PA on 10/14…and Toronto ON on 10/16!  You can see them earlier  however at the previously announced GMA Summer Concert Series in NYC on 6/29!

---John Mellencamp has announced a Canadian Fall 2018 tour and that will bring him to the fringe of our region…in Kingston ON (north of watertown ny) on 10/4…and St. Catherines (near buffalo ny) on 10/7!

---Jessie J, who just released a new EP, is touring this Fall!  See her in…Toronto ON on 10/16…Montreal QC on 10/17…NYC on 10/19…Philadelphia PA on 10/20…Boston MA on 10/22…and Silver Spring MD on 10/23!

---Adelita’s Way is booking a solo package tour w/ Dead Girls Academy, Small Town Titans and Zero Theorem, apparently during a month-long break in their tour with Soul Asylum, which means we’ll see more of them, in our region…Warrendale PA on 7/17…Stanhope NJ on 7/19…Rochester NY on 7/21…and Jim Thorpe PA (which is a Soul Asylum show, according to Penn’s Peak, but other sources list it as just Adelita’s way, so we’ll just have to wait and see)!

---Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons have announced 2018 tour dates, and as always they stay on the road a lot!  See them in…Farmingville NY on 7/6…Brooklyn NY on 7/7…Bethlehem PA On 7/8…Atlantic City NJ on 7/27 & 7/28…Pittsburgh PA on 8/23…Vienna VA on 8/24…Chautauqua NY on 8/25…and Rochester NY on 10/13!

---Former Smith guitarist, Johnny Marr, is coming back to America for a longer stay this Fall…NYC (manhattan) on 10/15…Brooklyn NY on 10/16…Silver Spring MD on 10/17…Toronto ON on 10/19…Buffalo NY 10/20…Boston MA on 10/21…and Philadelphia PA on 10/22!

---G. Love (without his band The Special Sauce) is undertaking a solo tour in late June and July that will bring him into our region, at least along the North Atlantic coast…Brigantine City NJ on 6/29…Long Beach NY on 6/30…Avalon NJ on 7/1…Montauk NY on 7/6…Bayport NY on 7/7…Pawling NY on 7/8…Harwich MA on 7/10…Dewey Beach DE on 7/19…Hampton NH on 7/21…Oak Bluffs MA on 7/24…Wellfleet MA on 7/26…and Wakefield RI on 7/28!

---The headliners have been announced for the annual Bethlehem Musikfest at Steelstacks Plaza in Bethlehem PA!  Here’s the breakdown:

Fri 8/3:            Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Sat 8/4:           Daughtry

Sun 8/5:         Jim Gaffigan

Mon 8/6:         Dierks Bentley

Tue 8/7:          Kesha

Wed 8/8:        Grouplove/ Gary Clark Jr.

Fri 8/10:          Brantley Gilbert

Sat 8/11:        All Time Low/ Dashboard Confessional

Sun 8/12:       Jason Mraz

---There is a new version of The Babys, anchored by original drummer Tony Brock and original guitarist Wally Stocker!  The band also includes new members Joey Sykes of Boystown and Meredith Brooks (remember her?) fame, bass player and singer John Bisaha; and touring keyboard player Louis Middleton.  They’ll make a few visits to the fringes of our region…Bay Shore NY on 6/21…Shirley MA on 6/22…and Salisbury MA on 6/23!

---Beach House has announced tour dates in support of their new album, “7” (which just debuted on our local chart this week at #5 btw)…New Haven CT on 7/24…Philadelphia PA on 7/26…Toronto ON on 8/20…NYC on 8/22…Brooklyn NY on 8/23…Boston MA on 8/24…and Washington DC on 8/25!

---The only regional appearance of John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, so far this year will be at the Milford Oyster Festival in Milford CT on 8/18!  Oh, and Eddie Money will be there, too!

---Gaelic Storm have announced two shows upcoming this week…Plymouth NH on 6/8…and Buffalo NY on 6/10!


---Antigone Rising is back, but only for a one-off in Philadelphia PA on 7/14 at the World Café Live!

---Rock Reggae & Relief is a one-day festival in Pittsburgh PA featuring some great music and headliners G. Love & Special Sauce and Donavon Frankenreiter, plus reggae standard bearers like Passafire and Roots of Creation!


---Jean-Luc Ponty adds Albany NY on 8/28!

---Boz Scaggs adds Munhall PA on 11/6…Portsmouth NH on 11/10…Peekskill NY on 11/11…and Newtown CT on 11/14!

---Puddle Of Mudd adds Altoona PA on 6/23…and Reading PA on 8/18!

---L.A. Guns adds Pittsburgh PA on 7/20!

---More Jonny Lang dates are becoming co-headlining dates with Buddy Guy, but there are still some solo Lang dates in the mix, so select your date carefully!   Co-headining dates are now…Jim Thorpe PA on 7/20…Asbury Park NJ on 7/22…Westbury NY on 7/25…Hampton Beach NH on 7/26…Cohasset MA on 7/27…and Port Chester NY on 7/28!

---Breathe Carolina adds Mashantucket MA on 6/26!

---Brandi Carlile adds Brooklyn NY on 7/26!

---Smashing Pumpkins add Holmdel NJ on 8/2!  They’ve also added Metric to the bill as a warm-up band.

---Josh Groban & Idina Menzel add Uncasville CT on 11/10!

---Sir Sly add Buffalo NY on 6/25!

---Trivium adds Poughkeepsie NY on 7/27!

---Motionless In White with The Plot In You have booked a show ahead of the Warped Tour in Clifton Park NY (near Albany) on 6/14!

---Dirty Heads add Asbury Park NJ on 6/11!


---Adelita’s Way (3)

---Antigone Rising (1)

---Beach House (7)

---Bethlehem Musikfest (9)

---Boz Scaggs (4)

---Brandi Carlile (1)

---Breathe Carolina (1)

---Dirty Heads (1)

---Florence + The Machine (6)

---Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (9)

---G. Love (12)

---G. Love & Special Sauce/ Donavon Frankenreiter/ Passafire/ Roots Of Creation (1)

---Gaelic Storm (2)

---Gorillaz (5)

---Jean-Luc Ponty (1)

---Jessie J (6)

---John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band/ Eddie Money (1)

---John Mellencamp (2)

---Johnny Marr (7)

---Jonny Lang/ Buddy Guy (6)

---Josh Groban/ Idina Menzel (1)

---L.A. Guns (1)

---Lynyrd Skynyrd/ Marshall Tucker Band (3)

---Motionless In White/ The Plot In You (1)

---Puddle Of Mudd (2)

---Rock Reggae & Relief (1)

---Sir Sly (1)

---Smashing Pumpkins/ Metric (1)

---The Babys (3)

---Trivium (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 060118:

---Whew!  What a busy weekend!  No end of Festivals in sight…Ithaca Fest, Trishstock, NEPA Bluegrass Fest, First Friday, X-Fest, The Governor’s Ball!  It will be fun, no doubt!

---A virtually unknown Binghamton native is coming home a wiser soul, with stories to tell perhaps?  Musician, journalist, acupuncturist, Athena Desai is all those things, the question is…how will her music reflect those vast and disparate influences?  Desai is set to play the Old Union Hotel in Binghamton NY tonight (Friday night, 6/1) @ 530pm, coming home in support of her second release, the EP, “Drunk With Honey,” which is set to be released anytime.  Her debut, “Alchemy Of Ashes” is available on CDBaby and Spotify, and is described as, “Laid back, new-vintage, iridescent soulgrass.”  Well, she has been working with the Infamous Stringdusters, so the label “soul-grass” or any kind of grass is apt.  Here’s a link to Athena Desai’s dot com:

Here’s a link to her facebook page, too:

---Broome Bands Together Summer Concert Series at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton NY has announced it’s initial schedule for 2018!  Here’s the line-up so far:

Tues 6/5:        Deni Bonet

Tues 6/12:     The Yada Yada’s w/ Lori Bass Brown

Tues 6/19:     Katie Scott & Persuasion

Tues 6/26:     Voodoo Highway & Nate Calzetoni (raibred)

Tues 7/10:     The Shambles w/ the Bottom Feeders

…The series will be interrupted by Spiedie Fest and more announcements for the Tuesday evening series should be forthcoming, as the series usually runs thru the end of August!  All shows start at 6pm and while spectators, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, alcohol is not.  All shows are FREE!

---Here’s the official line-up for next weekends (Saturday 6/9) Crowfest at Ransom Park in Tioga Center, NY-- which is a benefit for the Audie Mincer PTSD group…

12:00-1p J.Floyd & C. Wolf
1:15-2:30 Floating Down
2:45-4:00 Tim Ruffo Band
4:15-5:30 Bess Greenberg Trio
5:45-7:00 Tijuana Danger Dogs
7:15-8:45 The Smokin' Crows
9:00-10:15 Mike Davis and the Laughing Buddha Episodes
10:30-11:45 Raibred

…there will also be a bike run from Southern Tier Harley Davidson and fyi, it’s a BYOB event, as well. 

---Laurel Bowl in Binghamton NY, is trying out it’s upstairs room as a venue!  Hillcrest, Headsplitter and Dirtybandaid are playing there for a dollar (that’s $1.00) admission Saturday night 6/2!  It’s a worthwhile experiment and we hope it goes well. 

---We can always count on local music veteran, John Stark to let us know when one of our local legends pass on.  Stark posted this update on facebook on Monday (5/28): “My friend and fellow musician died due to an accident in the Homer New York area Don Barber was the leader of "Don Barber and the Dukes" For over 50 years. He was a local legend and a genuine Nice Guy. Sorry to hear of this great loss.We feel your pain, John.

---Here’s a great alt-pop one-day fest in Scranton PA called Furnace Frenzy!  It takes place on July 21st, at the old Iron Furnaces at 159 Cedar Avenue and will feature a half-dozen of today’s alternative rock bands, including two recent chart toppers, lovelytheband and the Dirty Heads, plus Jukebox The Ghost, L.I.F.T., Brother Sundance and Morgan Saint.  Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased here:

---Alice Cooper is coming to the Crouse-Hinds Theatre @ The OnCenter in Syracuse NY on 10/6, as part of Cooper’s annual Halloween tour for his ghoulish set.  This new round of announcements also includes regional shows in Waterbury CT on 10/5…and Pittsburgh PA on 10/26, in addition to previously announced shows in NYC on 9/6…York PA on 9/7…Atlantic City NJ on 9/8…and Albany NY on 10/4!  There could be additional dates as there is still a large gap between Alice’s Atlantic City show on 9/8 and the show in Albany on 10/4. 

---John Fogerty, former lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival, has announced a solo tour to follow his Summer jaunt with ZZ Top and while it spends way too much time in Las Vegas, it will make a stop at the Arena @ Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre PA on 11/9!  It will also come to SPAC (Saratoga Performancing Arts Center) in Saratoga Springs NY on 7/29!

---Blackberry Smoke has booked a Fall 2018 leg and along with that a stray summer date in Syracuse NY, or at least Syracuse suburb Baldwinsville!  The folk-rockers will play the Papermill Island Amphitheatre on 7/20…as well as these new Fall dates…Ridgefield CT on 9/11…Concord NH on 9/13…Webster MA on 9/16…Port Chester NY on 12/7…Clifton Park NY on 12/8!


---Earth, Wind & Fire has announced a concert at the former Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, now known as CMAC in Canandaigua NY on 8/29. 

---Rocker Gary Hoey, has announced a series of shows that include at least one localish stop…Jim Thorpe PA at Mauch Chunk Opera House, on 6/16…plus, Merrimack NH on 6/15…Lincoln RI on 7/7…Atlantic City NJ on 8/27…and Derry NH on 12/1!


---The Summer Slaughter Tour has announced it’s schedule of shows for Summer 2018, so regionally that means we’ll see them in…Baltimore MD on 7/18…NYC on 7/19…Sayreville MD on 7/20…Worcester MA on 7/21…and Philadelphia PA on 7/22!  The tour will featuring Between The Buried And Me as the headliner and also include: Born Of Osiris, Veil of Maya and at least six other bands!

---Rapper KRS-ONE has booked a last minute tour that has already begun, or at least will have by the time you read this on Friday 6/1…it began last night on 5/31 at the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore PA (near philly) and continues tonight in NYC in Brooklyn with the 30th anniversary celebration of Yo! MTV Raps!  You do have a chance to catch the rest of it however starting tomorrow night in…New Haven CT on 6/2…Greenfield MA on 6/8…Rochester NY on 6/9…Philadelphia PA on 6/10…and the previously announced shows in Pittsburgh PA on 6/12…and Baltimore MD on 6/14!

---The B.B. King Blues Band has found a way to keep the legacy of B.B. King alive, with new lead singer, Tito Jackson!  That’s right, a former member of The Jackson 5 is keeping the blues alive!  It sounds a bit crazy, but I really like it!  They haven’t booked too many shows yet, but give them time…Albany NY on 6/28…Timonium MD on 9/1…and Springfield MA on 9/21!

---One hit wonder, Thomas Dolby (surely you remember “She Blinded Me With Science” right?) is playing a ten-date tour in July and August and seven of the dates are in our region!  Starting with…Alexandria VA on 7/30…Sellersville PA on 8/1…NYC on 8/3…Natick MA on 8/4…New Haven CT on 8/5…Atlantic City NJ on 8/6…and Baltimore MD on 8/8!

---KC & The Sunshine Band, who will be coming to Binghamton NY for Spiedie Fest in August, have added new Summer dates for 2018…Newport RI on 7/7…Webster MA on 7/8…Hyannis MA on 8/2…Hampton Beach NH on 8/4…Philadelphia PA on 8/11!

---Lord Huron is scheduling an extensive Summer tour to match the popularity of their recently released album, “Vide Noir,” so expect to see them in…Toronto ON on 7/25…Pittsburgh PA on 7/26…North Tonawanda NY on 7/28…two nights in Brooklyn NY on 8/1 & 8/2…Portsmouth NH on 8/3…Montreal QC on 8/4…and Boston MA on 8/5!  They’ll also be hitting regional festivals…Firefly on 6/17…Osheaga on 8/4…and Catskill Wine & Food on 10/7!

---Southern Culture On The Skids has announced Fall dates for 2018…Philadelphia PA on 10/12…New Haven CT on 10/13…Pawtucket RI on 10/15…Burlington VT on 10/16…Buffalo NY on 10/18…Warrendale PA on 10/19…and Washington DC on 10/20!

---Folk singer, Gordon Lightfoot has released Summer 2018 tour dates…Burlington VT on 7/31…Albany NY on 8/1…Hyannis MA on 8/2…Montclair NJ on 8/3…Westbury NY on 8/10…Peekskill NY on 8/12…Ocean City NJ on 8/13!

---The Jayhawks have announced a smattering of Fall dates…NYC on 9/22…Tarrytown NY on 9/23…Alexandria VA on 10/11…Montclair NJ on 10/12…and Somerville MA on 10/13!

---American Idol Season Ten winner, Scotty McCreery has announced more Summer and a few Fall dates for 2018…Dewey Beach DE on 8/9…Cohasset MA on 8/11…Frederick MD on 9/20…Hampton Beach NH on 9/27…and Durham CT on 9/29!

---Martin Sexton will headline the one-day only, Connecticut Folk Festival at Edgerton Park in New Haven Ct on 9/8!


---The singer, who might have been lead vocalist for Led Zeppelin, Terry Reid, has booked a one-timer…Saturday night 11/10 at Turning Point in Piermont NY!

---Jazz legend Tom Scott has booked a one-off with his band L.A. Express in Natick MA at the Center For The Arts on 9/22!  It would be great if they’d book more shows!  C’mon, Scott is only 70.

---Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals & Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes are teaming-up for a one shot show in Lynn MA on 10/27!

---New band Arthur Buck (side-project for peter buck of r.e.m. and joseph arthur) have booked a one-off in Brooklyn NY at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, on 9/20 in support of their self-titled album, which is due on 6/15.


---Molly Hatchet adds Rochester NY on 8/15…and Poughkeepsie NY on 8/17!

---Michael Glabicki (of Rusted Root)…adds Mohawk NY on 6/24…New Bedford MA on 7/14…Beacon NY on 7/15…Amagansett NY on 7/17…and Rome NY on 9/13!

---Beach Boys add Bethlehem PA on 8/14!

---The Fixx adds Fall River MA on 9/4!

---Pitbull adds Uncasville CT on 6/28!

---Yes adds Mashantucket CT on 7/13!

---David Alan Coe adds Stafford Springs CT on 7/13!

---Lita Ford adds Holyoke MA on 8/5!

---Cowboy Mouth adds Stanhope NJ on 6/8!

---Particle Kid adds NYC on 7/8!

---Uli Jon Roth adds Newton NJ on 7/20!

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox adds NYC on 8/23…and Bethany Beach DE on 8/24!

---John Mayall adds Newton NJ on 9/6!

---War adds Bensalem PA on 8/3…Niagara Falls ON on 8/18!

---Tom Chapin adds Piermont NY on 7/20!

---Aztec Two-Step add Piermont NY on 7/28!

---Ed Sheeran adds Snow Patrol, as a warm-up band, to his North American tour!

---Three Dog Night adds NYC on 8/6!

---Arlo Guthrie adds two nights in Rockport MA on 7/26 & 7/27…and Truro MA on 7/28!

---Daughtry adds Hyannis MA on 8/17…and Cohasset MA on 8/18!


---Alice Cooper (3)

---Arlo Guthrie (3)

---Arthur Buck (1)

---Aztec-Two Step (1)

---Beach Boys (1)

---Blackberry Smoke (6)

---Connecticut Folk Festival (1)

---Cowboy Mouth (1)

---Daughtry (2)

---David Allan Coe (1)

---Dirty Heads/ lovelytheband/ Jukebox The Ghost/ L.I.F.T./ Brother Sundance/ Morgan Saint (1)

---Earth Wind & Fire (1)

---Felix Cavaliere/ Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes (1)

---Gary Hoey (1)

---Gordon Lightfoot (7)

---John Fogerty (2)

---John Mayall (1)

---KC & the Sunshine Band (5)

---KRS-ONE (5)

---Lita Ford (1)

---Lord Huron (8)

---Particle Kid (1)

---Pitbull (1)

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox (2)

---Michael Glabicki (5)

---Molly Hatchet (2)

---Scotty McCreery (5)

---Southern Culture On The Skids (7)

---Summer Slaughter Tour (5)

---Terry Reid (1)

---The B.B. King Blues Band w/ Tito Jackson (3)

---The Fixx (1)

---The Jawhawks (5)

---Thomas Dolby (7)

---Three Dog Night (1)

---Tom Chapin (1)

---Tom Scott & L.A. Express (1)

---Uli Jon Roth (1)

---War (2)

---Yes (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 052518:

---Local TV station, Fox 40 (remember them spectrum subscribers?) provided coverage of last weekends “Bands To The Rescue” benefit for Every Dogs Dream Rescue volunteer animal rescue shelter in Chenango County at Touch Of Texas in Nimmonsburg NY on 5/19!  See the story by clicking on this website:

---Abba tribute band, Abba The Concert are coming to the Anderson Center at Binghamton University on August 14th at 8pm!  Tickets for the show are as low as $18.00 for the lawn, then between $34 and $44.00 dollars inside. 

---The “Southern Uprising Tour” featuring Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws is coming to Tags in Big Flats NY on 9/22 @ 7pm!  Tickets go on sale today (5/25) starting at $24.50!  The tour overall only has two other dates listed at this time, both in July, so this listing hints that perhaps there is another leg about to be announced. 

---Nikstock has moved away…the two-night rock music fest headlined by Alice Cooper cover bands Tempter and Nightmare, has made it’s home in the Owego area for most of it’s existence, recently switching to Champion Speedway in Owego, but now it’s moved into the foothills of the Adirondacks at Kasoag Lake Park in Williamstown NY, roughly 40 miles northeast of Syracuse and will be held on Friday & Saturday June 15th & 16th.  The festival still brags of 40 bands on two stages over two days, and 100 kegs of beer, plus (even in the age of the #metoo movement) the bikini contest…hosted by Ivonna Cadaver from TV’s Macabre Theatre.  For the full list of bands, check out the festival website:

---Local singer, percussionist, maracas, claves, timbales and conga player, Freddy Mendoza, of Rooster & The Roadhouse Horns, posted on facebook last Friday, after we put our previous report to bed, that he was cancer free!  That’s great news for the Southern Tier, as Freddy has become a local icon in his over twenty years as a performer in local bands.  Rock on Freddy!

---Aztec Two-Step has announced a local show, in Ithaca NY at the Hangar Theatre on 10/5…as well as a new regional date…Bay Shore NY on 12/14! 

---Former Allman Brother Band member, Dickey Betts is bringing his “out of retirement/ comeback” tour to the NYS Fair in Syracuse NY FREE on The Court on 8/28!  Also recently added….Dave Mason (of Traffic) & Steve Cropper (of Booker T & The MG’s) are touring as a duo and they’ll play the NYS Fair FREE on The Court on 8/23 @ 2p!  Also announced this week is a show by R&B breakout star, Ravyn Lenae FREE on The Court @ 2p on 8/24! 

---The Devon Allman Project has expanded their Summer tour and announced Fall dates as well, including a local stop…Papermill Amphitheatre in Baldwinsville NY, just outside of Syracuse NY on 7/28, with plenty of additional regional shows added as well…Shirley MA on 7/19…Somers Point NJ on 7/20…Woodstock NY on 7/24…Rochester NY on 7/26…Pawling NY on 7/29…New Bedford MA on 7/31…then, after a trip to the UK & Europe…Sellersville PA on 10/2!  No opening act has yet been announced, but don’t be surprised if Duane Betts is added later on, as he’s listed to open both before and after many of the regional dates listed above.

---Modest Mouse is coming back into our local area in Fall 2018 at the Crouse-Hinds Theatre at the OnCenter in Syracuse NY on 10/2…as well as many other regional stops…Buffalo NY on 10/1…Worcester MA on 10/5…Mashantucket MA on 10/6…Atlantic City NJ on 10/7…Brooklyn NY on 10/9…Montclair NJ on 10/10…Asbury Park NJ on 10/12…Bethlehem PA on 10/13…and Albany NY on 10/14!

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone seem like they’re always on tour and finally they’ve added a date that’s local and not the NYS Fair, but it’s not much closer!  See them in Wilkes-Barre PA at Pocono Downs on 8/17…and also new this week…Derry NH on 9/27…Englewood NJ on 11/17…Jim Thorpe PA on 11/29…Uncasville CT on 11/30…and Sellersville PA on 1/5/2019!


---90’s era boy bands are back this year…first, with the return of the Backstreet Boys and now, 98 Degrees, (come on NSync, you’re next!) who are mounting a huge reunion tour that starts in August, but doesn’t even get to our region until December!  The itinerary includes a local-ish stop at Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY on 12/13…and regional dates are…Silver Spring MD on 12/6…Morristown NJ on 12/7…Medford MA on 12/8…Ridgefield CT on 12/12…Niagara Falls NY on 12/14…Atlantic City NJ on 12/15…Westbury NY on 12/16…and Rutland VT on 12/17!

---The Phillip Phillips/ Gavin DeGraw tour will now come as close as The Poconos…catch them at Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono PA on 8/30…as well as…Bensalem PA on 8/28…Vienna VA on 8/31…and Asbury Park NJ on 9/2!  In addition Phillips has also announced some solo shows ahead of the tour…NYC on 6/7…Montpelier VT on 7/14…Pittsburgh PA on 7/15…and Ridgefield CT on 7/16!

---Blues guitarist, Jonny Lang has announced Summer shows and one of them will be as close as Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 7/20…plus additional regional shows in…Toronto ON on 7/13…Westbury NY on 7/25…Hampton Beach NH on 7/26…Cohasset MA on 7/27…Port Chester NY on 7/28…and Plymouth NH on 10/14!

---Led Zeppelin cover band, Get The Led Out are in demand…and we mean IN demand…they’re doubling and tripling up stops in certain cities, and making a local-ish stop as well!  They’ve just booked a second night in Ocean City NJ on 6/26…and also in Huntington NY on 6/30…plus single stops in Willimantic CT on 8/4…Morristown NJ on 8/8…Utica NY at the Stanley Center on 8/10…Hampton Beach NY on 8/18…Westbury NY on 11/2…then two shows in Waterloo NY on 11/16 & 11/17…and three shows in Harrisburg PA from 11/29 thru 12/1!  Maybe they should think about playing larger venues, huh?

---Ginger Baker’s son Kofi, Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm and Eric Clapton’s nephew Will Johns have teamed-up for a unique project…The Music of Cream, 50th Anniversary tour!  The unique tribute band will be touring extensively this Fall, including a stop in Jim Thorpe PA at Penn’s Peak on 10/13 and plenty of other regional dates…Montreal QC on 9/28…South Burlington VT on 10/1…Ridgefield CT on 10/3…Woonsocket RI on 10/4…New Bedford MA on 10/5…Northampton MA on 10/8…Lynn MA on 10/10…New London CT on 10/11…Concord NH on 10/12…Englewood NJ on 10/15…Huntington NJ on 10/16…Glenside PA on 10/17…Waterloo NY on 10/18…Red Bank NJ on 10/22…Harrisburg PA on 10/23…Baltimore PA on 10/24…and Greensburg PA on 10/25!


---Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are teaming-up for another “Twins of Evil” tour that they’re billing as “The Second Coming.”  Witness the onslaught yourself at…Bristow VA on 7/21…Holmdel NJ on 7/24…Burgettstown PA on 7/25…Toronto ON on 7/26…Montreal QC (as part of “Heavy Montreal” fest) on 7/28…Wantagh NY on 8/7…Mansfield MA on 8/8…Camden NJ on 8/9…Hartford CT on 8/11…and Darien Center NY on 8/12!

---Wiz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd have teamed-up for a 2018 Summer tour that will blaze a hip hop trail thru our region…Toronto ON on 7/24…Saratoga Springs NY on 7/25…Burgettstown PA on 7/26…Brooklyn NY (only Wiz) on 8/2…Holmdel NJ on 8/4…Hartford CT on 8/5…Mansfield MA on 8/7…Bristow VA on 8/9…and Camden NJ on 8/10!

---Sting and Shaggy are taking their musical relationship beyond the album they recorded…they’re taking it on the road as well…Oxon Hill MD on 9/19…Philadelphia PA on 9/20…Atlantic City NJ on 9/21…Boston MA on 9/25…NYC on 9/26…and Toronto ON on 9/28!

---John Mayall, whose Bluesbreaker bands of the 60’s & 70’s included Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Jack Bruce, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Walter Trout, Andy Fraser, Paul Butterfield and Aynsley Dunbar, a veritable who’s who of British rock and blues, is still alive and kickin’ and ready to tour the USA at the ripe old age of 84…He’ll be playing our region in September…Norfolk CT on 9/7…Beverly MA on 9/8…Woodstock NY on 9/12…Washington DC on 9/14…Sellersville PA on 9/15…Fairfield CT on 9/19…and in NYC for three nights, 9/20-22!

---Alternative queen, Liz Phair has announced a Fall 2018 leg on her latest tour in support of the new “Exile In Guyville” boxed set…Washington DC on 10/3…Philadelphia PA on 10/5…Brooklyn NY on 10/6…Boston MA on 10/8…Montreal QC on 10/9…and Toronto ON on 10/10!

---It turns out that 4U isn’t the only Prince related tour in America, The Revolution (…as in Prince’s old band…) is extending beyond is one-shot reunion show with new dates in…NYC on 10/11 & 10/12…Silver Spring MD on 10/26…Boston MA on 10/27…and Providence RI on 10/28!

---Parkway Drive has announced new tour dates in support of their latest album, “Reverence,” and even better, it’s a package tour with The Devil Wears Prada, August Burns Red and Polaris!  See it in…Toronto ON on 9/7…Montreal QC on 9/9…Maspeth (Queens) NY on 9/10…Worcester MA on 9/12…Pittsburgh PA on 9/13…and Rochester NY on 9/14!

---Phish has announced Fall 2018 tour dates and I guess we’ll have to be happy with CurveBall, (in Watkins Glen on 8/17-19) because we aren’t getting much out of this leg of the tour…just two shows, both in Albany NY at the Knickerbocker (aka the times union center) on 10/16 & 10/17!

---There’s a nice little alternative music festival in Harrisburg PA at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster PA on 7/21!  It’s called “Rock At The Park” and features some of the most popular alt-pop bands from the 90’s…Fastball, Eve 6, Sister Hazel and Fuel!  A limited supply of tickets are on sale now for $45.00. They go up to $55.00 day-of-show.

---Jack Black’s comedy/ music duo, Tenacious D is back with regional dates set up for November 2018...Brooklyn NY on 11/3…Boston MA on 11/5…Washington DC on 11/7…Philadelphia PA on 11/8…and Pittsburgh PA on 11/9!

---Classic rockers, Atlanta Rhythm Section is coming into our region this summer in a variety of ways…which means both as a headliner and as a warm-up band…Bethlehem PA on 5/26…New Castle PA (with Firefall and Foghat) on 6/21…Holmdel NJ (warming for Lynyrd Skynyrd) on 6/22…Wantagh NY (again warming for Skynyrd) on 6/23…Bristow VA (warming for Skynyrd) on 7/7…Copiague NY on 7/11…Alexandria VA (with Poco) on 7/12…and Pennsauken NJ on 8/2!

---Alt-rockers, Nothing But Thieves, come back to our region in September with new shows in…Washington DC on 9/7…Boston MA on 9/8…Montreal QC on 9/9…Toronto ON on 9/10…NYC on 10/11…Asbury Park NJ on 10/13…and Philadelphia PA on 10/14!

---Paul Anka is getting out of Las Vegas for a few months and coming east…Englewood NJ on 10/3…Morristown NJ on 10/4…Westbury NY on 11/2…Medford MA on 11/4…Uncasville CT on 11/9…and Atlantic City NJ on 11/10!

---The BoDeans have announced their June dates…far too late in May, if you ask me…but if you still have some $ for concert tickets, you can check them out in…NYC on 6/7…Woodstock NY on 6/8…and Boston MA on 6/9!

---Finally there are more Garbage dates for our region…Washington DC on 10/21…Boston MA on 10/23…Philadelphia PA on 10/25…Atlantic City NJ on 10/26…and Brooklyn NY on 10/27…that’s all on top of the previously announced show in Port Chester NY on 10/20!

---Synth/ pop band, Future Islands are touring this summer and crashing our region, too…Montreal QC on 8/4…Lancaster PA on 8/26…Washington DC on 9/28…and Queens NY (warming up for The National) on 9/30!

---Jazz great, Chick Corea will tour the US in late Summer/ early Fall with a five-night stand in Allston MA, just outside of Boston from 9/19 thru 9/23!  You can also see Corea in Alexandria VA on 10/1!

---Rockefeller Plaza in NYC has announced the Today show Summer Concert Series mostly on Fridays thru the summer, (which started with Meghan Trainor two weeks ago on 5/15, then followed by Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish on 5/25…sorry, I’m so late on this, but sickness has prevented me from posting earlier).  Here’s the rest of the list:

Mon 5/28:      Troye Sivan

Fri 6/1:            Shawn Mendes

Fri 6/8:            Kelly Clarkson

Fri 6/15:          Christina Aguilera

Fri 6/22:          5 Seconds Of Summer

Fri 6/29:          Panic! At The Disco

Fri 7/6:            Lady Antebellum

Fri 7/13:          Maroon 5

Fri 7/20:          Charlie Puth

Fri 7/27:          Julia Michaels

Thu 8/2:         Keith Urban

Fri 8/10:          Jason Mraz

Fri 8/17:          Cole Swindell

…with two bands and dates to be named later!  Remember, you have to show up at 5am at Rockefeller Plaza on 48th Street between 5th & 6th Avenue, to see the show, maybe even earlier if there’s a line!  They’re all Free shows but, it’s first come/ first served at this limited space event, although they’ve held as many as 18-thousand fans for a One Direction show, so everyone that wants to get in should get in.

---Veteran songwriter, Jimmy Webb will play Autumn dates in 2018…starting with an isolated summer show on 7/16…then Purchase NY on 10/6…Roslyn NY on 10/7…Bethel NY on 11/3…Union NJ on 11/4…and Plymouth MA on 11/17!  Webb has written the soundtrack for a generation of Americans…songs like The Worst That Could Happen, Up Up And Away, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, All I Know and MacArthur Park, just to name a few…he doesn’t get out and perform them very often, so see him if you can.

---Squirrel Nut Zippers have added a Summer leg to their 2018 tour…Beverly MA on 8/3…Albany NY on 8/4…Wilmington DE on 8/5…Bethlehem PA on 8/6…and Asbury Park NJ on 8/7!

---Bela Fleck & The Flecktones will be in our region next month…Rochester NY on 6/26…Toronto ON on 6/27…Lenox MA on 6/29…Port Chester NY on 6/30…and Montreal QC on 7/1!

---The man who taught The Beatles, particularly John Lennon, how to play harmonica; Delbert McClinton, is coming around this fall…Peekskill NY on 10/19…Waterbury CT on 10/20…Alexandria VA on 10/26…NYC on 10/27…and Wilmington DE on 12/28!

---The John Pizzarelli Jazz Trio will is set to tour our region this Summer…Shirley MA on 7/6…Westhampton Beach NY on 7/15…Truro MA on 7/21…Albany NY on 9/14…Lexington MA on 9/15…and Rockport MA on 9/16!


---Wayne Newton has booked a one-timer for Westbury NY on 9/22!

---Aaron Neville’s only date east of Chicago is at The Cabot in Beverly MA on 9/1!

---Iron & Wine returns to the U.S. after touring Asia, Australia and Europe…with one show in our region…and indeed only two booked in the country, about a month apart!  For us…it’ll be Glenside PA at the Keswick Theatre on 11/8!

---Johnny Marr, former lead guitarist of British superstars, The Smiths, has booked a handful of US dates, but there’s only one east of The Rockies…NYC on 5/31!

---The Tramps ft. Earl Young book a one-timer at Tim McLooney’s Supper Club in Asbury Park NJ on 6/2!

---Nicki Minaj booked a one-shot show for 5/19, totally at the last minute, so I hope you didn’t miss it!  Here’s hoping that this will lead to a tour!  Her website is teasing “more events coming soon,” so we’ll see.


---The day before he appears at the GrassRoots Festival, Jim Lauderdale will also be in Buffalo NY on 7/19!

---Harry Connick Jr. adds Providence RI on 6/21…and Lenox MA on 6/23!

---Uncle Kracker adds Middletown PA on 7/17!

---BulletBoys & Enuff Z’Nuff add Harrisburg PA on 10/13!

---Ben Folds adds Pittsburgh PA on 6/20, with the Pittsburgh Symphony!

---The English Beat add…Falls Church VA on 6/11…Cambridge MA on 6/23!

---Breathe Carolina add Boston MA on 6/29!

---Robert Cray Band adds Fall River MA on 7/18!

---Boyz II Men add Westbury NY on 8/5!

---Brian Wilson adds Morristown NJ on 7/19…Lincoln RI on 7/20…and Mount Pocono PA on 7/21!

---Joan Jett adds a solo show after the end of the Styx tour…Kingston NY on 8/4!

---Earth Wind & Fire adds Stamford CT on 5/30!

---Drive-By Truckers will play a solo show on an “off” night on the Tedeschi Trucks Band tour in Woodstock NY on 7/5!


---5 Seconds Of Summer (1)

---98 Degrees (9)

---Aaron Neville (1)

---Atlanta Rhythm Section (5)

---Aztec Two-Step (2)

---Bela Fleck & The Flecktones (5)

---Ben Folds (1)

---Boyz II Men (1)

---Breathe Carolina (1)

---Brian Wilson (3)

---BulletBoys/ Enuff Z’Nuff (2)

---Charlie Puth (1)

---Chick Corea (6)

---Dan + Shay (1)

---Delbert McClinton (5)

---Devon Allman Project (8)

---Drive-By Truckers (1)

---Earth Wind & Fire (1)

---Fastball/ Sister Hazel/ Eve 6/ Fuel (1)

---Future Islands (3)

---Garbage (5)

---Gavin DeGraw/ Phillip Phillips (4)

---Get The Led Out (12)

---Harry Connick Jr. (2)

---Herman’s Hermits (2)

---Iron & Wine (1)

---Jason Mraz (1)

---Jim Lauderdale (1)

---Jimmy Webb (6)

---Joan Jett (1)

---Jonny Lang (7)

---John Mayall (9)

---John Pizzarelli Jazz Trio (5)

---Johnny Marr (1)

---Julia Michaels (1)

---Keith Urban (1)

---Kelly Clarkson (1)

---Kofi Baker/ Malcolm Bruce/ Will Johns (18)

---Lady Antebellum (1)

---Liz Phair (6)

---Maroon 5 (1)

---Modest Mouse (10)

---Nothing But Thieves (7)

---Panic! At The Disco (1)

---Parkway Drive/ The Devil Wears Prada/ August Burns Red/ Polaris (6)

---Paul Anka (6)

---Phillip Phillips (4)

---Phish (2)

---Rob Zombie/ Marilyn Manson (10)

---Robert Cray Band (1)

---Shawn Mendes (1)

---Squirrel Nut Zippers (5)

---Sting/ Shaggy (6)

---Tenacious D (5)

---The BoDeans (3)

---The Revolution (5)

---The Tramps ft. Earl Young (1)

---Uncle Kracker (1)

---Wayne Newton (1)

---Wiz Khalifa/ Rae Sremmurd (9)

---Zoso (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 051818:

---Looking for something to do on Saturday afternoon (5/19)?  How about the first annual Bands To The Rescue benefit for Every Dogs Dream Rescue charity!  It’s got a great line-up starting at 1pm at the former Magic City Music Hall (now known as “touch of texas.”)!  Here’s the breakdown:

1p) Lyza

2p) Mojo Filter

3p) Masterpiece Energy

4p) SHE’S A SPY ft. Brenna Swanger

5p) FC3 (joe stento/ benny fiacco/ todd Russell)

6p) Gene Hummel (hummel’s jug/ mug)

Tickets are $10.00, but it all goes for a good cause!  Doors at 12:30p and the show starts at 1pm!

---The Marathon Music Festival is next Sunday (5/27) and that means, aside from relay, half-relay and/or pub runners; lots of bands, scattered across the city of Binghamton at different stages!  According to everything we can glean so far, here’s where bands and what bands are scheduled to be playing, so far (but I’m sure we’ll be adding more):

Rec Park w/ Alex Van Tassel & Jam Club

BC Courthouse w/ Devinne Meyers/ Jordan & The Wombats/ Unity Group/ Voodoo Highway/ Melanie & The Boys

72 Riverside Drive w/ Don Cashmere & Tom Egan

Otsiningo Park w/ Friday At Fred’s/ Uncleshake with Paul McDonald

Otsiningo Park North w/ The Dude & The Damned/ Liquid

West End Park w/ Greg Neff

Confluence Park w/ Jessica & Craig

Peacemaker’s Stage w/ Lady Purple & Jamalot/ Amy Michelle/ Kenyon Hill

Roberson Museum w/ Rhythm Hill Blues Band

Cheri Lindsey Park w/ She’s A Spy/ Amber Martin

MetroCenter w/ Slideways/ Alex Creamer

…for more on the festival click on these links:, or

---Binghamton’s local national touring band, folk icons, Driftwood National Summer tour dates have been expanded to include…Greenfield MA on 6/9…and Hamilton NY on 8/26!  More to come I’m sure!

---The only Prince tribute that is official sanctioned by the estate of Prince, 4U: A Symphonic Celebration is coming to the Anderson Center at Binghamton University in Vestal on Friday, 9/21!  Perhaps even more notable is that this project’s music and arrangements were curated by The Roots’ Questlove; a Prince superfan!  In addition to it’s local stop, the tour will also make regional stops in…New Brunswick NJ on 9/6…Vienna VA on 9/8…Buffalo NY on 9/19…Brooklyn NY on 9/20…and Lynn MA on 9/22!  Symphonic back-up will be provided by the Binghamton Philharmonic.  Tickets are on sale now (Friday 5/18) for $49-69.00!

---Local alternative band, Kites and Powerlines announced that their ltest album, “There’s More Here Than Black & White,” is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music and Amazon!

---Randy McStine posted more on his facebook page this week about the project he’s been working on with Dave Kerzner.  McStine reports that he’s “Working out some massive ambient (guitar) sounds” for the “In Continuum” recording and he also posted a work session from his home, where he was working out a “Big huge guitar solo.”  See for yourself and like his page at:

---The combo FC3 (which stands for Fat City 3, btw) is getting some local love from Fox 40 News At Ten!  The trio, which draws on their varied backgrounds, soul (lead guitar/ lead singer, Joe Stento), blues (bass player Benny Fiacco) and reggae (drummer Todd Russell)!  Click on the link for more:

---The Norwich Summer Concert Series adds another cool band…Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad invades East Park in Norwich NY on 7/12!

---The Brackney Inn, in Brackney PA, which has been sidelined since last fall by a fire on it’s upper residential floor,  still has not reopened and management still hasn’t pegged a grand re-opening, but they did tell me this week that reconstruction is “getting towards the end,” so we should have some happy news to report soon!

---Brenna Swanger posted photo’s from her band, She’s A Spy, recent show in NYC with Natalie Claro at Funkadelic Studios.  You can see them here:

And also here:

---Blues Traveler are coming to The Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 8/1…as well as some other choice venues in our greater region…Ocean City NJ on 7/30…North Stonington CT on 8/2…Johnstown PA on 8/4 for Flood City Music Fest…Rochester NH on 8/15…Utica NY on 8/17…Lowell MA on 8/18…Great Neck NY on 8/19…and two nights in Nantucket MA on 8/21 & 8/22!


---Can’t wait until Lake Street Dive come to State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 11/3?  They’ll also be playing the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 6/19! …or perhaps you’re a diehard fan and want to see both?  Just sayin’…


---Drake is finally going to hit the road to support his forthcoming album and the Toronto rapper is taking rising stars, Migos with him for a huge cross-country tour, built to get bigger with gaps between dates in larger markets tailor made for additional nights…Toronto ON on 8/10 & 8/11…NYC On 8/24 & 8/25…Brooklyn NY on 8/26 & 8/31…Montreal QC on 9/4…Boston MA on 9/7 & 9/8…Washington DC on 9/12 & 9/13…and Philadelphia PA on 9/15!

---Yes, it’s only May, but already Mannheim Steamroller is announcing their holiday schedule and, as always, there are plently of regional stops…Bethlehem PA on 11/29…Hershey PA on 11/30…Philadelphia PA on 12/1…New Brunswick NJ on 12/6…Providence RI on 12/7…Boston MA on 12/8…Waterbury CT on 12/9…and Red Bank NJ on 12/10!

---Christina Aguilera is back!  The pop singer, fresh from dissing her fellow judges on “The Voice,” is launching an American tour that brings her into our region…Oxon Hill MD on 9/30…NYC on 10/3 & 10/4…Uncasville CT on 10/6…and Boston MA on 10/11!

---Finally, after a residency in Las Vegas, tours of Europe and Asia…Nine Inch Nails is coming home this fall to tour the entire country, including dates in our region…Washington DC on 10/9…NYC on 10/13 & 10/14…Boston MA on 10/19 & 10/20!

---Neil Young has announced a six-date solo tour…unfortunately, only two of the dates will play in our region…Boston MA on 7/11 & 7/12!

---Folk rockers, First Aid Kid, are coming this Fall to a region that already has a lot of folk rockers…Boston MA on 9/7…Philadelphia PA on 9/8…Washington DC on 9/10…and Brooklyn NY on 9/11!

---The Hold Steady are doing anything but holding steady…they’ll be on the road for the next few months with a lot of tour dates scheduled for our region…Jersey City NJ on 7/25…Philadelphia PA on 7/26 & 7/27…Asbury Park NJ on 7/28…and finally…holding steady in Toronto ON, for four nights at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on 9/12-9/15!

---Chicago has booked a Fall 2018 Canadian tour, following their stint with REO Speedwagon…there will some dates with driving distance however…Kingston ON on 9/11…and Montreal QC on 9/13!

---Alternative rockers, Kaleo has booked some regional tour dates, but they’re really spaced out…Toronto ON on 7/3…Laval QC (outside of montreal) on 9/11…and Hampton Beach NH on 9/29!

---Another alt-rock band, The Neighbourhood has booked a Fall leg that will bring them back around to our area…Boston MA on 102…Toronto ON on 10/4…Brooklyn NY on 10/5…and NYC on 10/6!

---The Outbreak Tour has added a new Fall leg featuring Lil Xan and it makes multiple stops in our region…NYC on 9/26…Boston MA on 9/27…Philadelphia PA on 10/18…and Silver Springs MD on 10/19!

---Remember The Vapors?  The British band that had a one-hit new-wave wonder with “Turning Japanese” in the early 80’s…they’ve returned with a two-night stand in NYC at the Mercury Lounge on 10/20 & 10/21!  That will be their only appearance in the U.S. this year…and maybe ever, unless it goes well.

---The city of Buffalo NY has announced it’s Canalside Concert Series shows for 2018 and the list is pretty impressive!  Most notable, so far…Method Man & Redman on 6/7…Fitz & The Tantrums on 6/14…Umphrey’s McGee on 6/28…Vanilla Ice on 7/7…Arrested Development on 7/12…Kenny Wayne Shepherd/ Beth Hart on 7/19…Father John Misty on 7/26…Dark Star Orchestra on 8/2…and Mighty Mighty Bosstones on 8/17!  There are a few gaps in the list…which may mean more announcements are coming! 


---Bret Michaels of Poison has booked 13 solo shows around the country, but only one that’s even close to us…Watertown Fairgrounds Arena in Watertown NY on 7/13!

---Rap duo, Method Man & Redman have one show only booked for the whole year…Canalside in Buffalo NY on 6/7!


---Incubus adds Waterloo NY on 8/10…Hampton Beach NH on 8/11…and Silver Spring MD on 8/12!

---David Crosby adds Lowell MA on 7/14

---Kansas adds Shippensburg PA on 8/16…and Kingston NY on 8/18!

---Soul Asylum add a solo show outside of the Collective Soul/ 3 Doors Down tour…in Harrisburg PA at Club XL on 8/18!

---Breathe Carolina suddenly booked a five date tour last week, two of which have already passed, leaving one in our greater region…Brooklyn NY on 5/26!

---Charlie Daniels Band adds Quakertown PA on 7/12!

---Steve Augeri, the first singer to stand in for Steve Perry in Journey, is now solo and adding a second night in Quakertown PA on 7/26!

---Trapt adds New Bedford MA on 6/3!

---Big Head Todd & The Monsters finally add a date in our region on their current tour…7/13 in Lowell MA!

---Eddie Money adds Batavia NY on 6/22…Hyannis MA on 7/2…Cohasset MA on 7/29…and a very cool stop at the Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg PA on 9/26, which also includes Rick Springfield, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone on the same bill!  Why don’t they package that up and take it across America?

---Peter Cetera adds Lowell MA on 8/4!

---Michael McDonald adds Vienna VA on 8/22, with special guest Peter Cetera!

---Journey & Def Leppard add Cheap Trick to their Fenway Park date in Boston MA on 8/11!

---Air Supply adds Kingston NY on 8/10…Great Barrington MA on 8/12…Lexington MA on 10/25…and NYC on 10/26!

---John Sebastian adds Beacon NY on 5/12…Rockport MA on 6/8…and Hudson MA on 11/10!

---Camila Cabello adds a solo show on the Taylor Swift tour…in Uncasville CT on 7/31!

---The Box Tops add NYC on 8/3…Pawling NY on 8/4…and Cape May NJ on 8/8!

---Kip Winger adds Pawling NY on 10/27!

---Darius Rucker adds NYC on 5/25!

---Kelly Clarkson adds NYC on 6/8!

---The Jayhawks add Brooklyn NY on 6/16!

---Aimee Mann adds Brooklyn NY on 6/21!

---Average White Band adds NYC on 5/10!

---Sergio Mendes adds NYC on 6/30!

---Skid Row add Huntington NY on 11/10!

---Saliva adds Amityville NY on 5/23…and Rochester NY on 5/26!

---Ani DiFranco adds Great Barrington MA on 6/17!

---Bad Wolves add Clifton Park NY on 6/20…and Montreal QC on 8/19!

---Danny Seraphine’s CTA adds Schenectady NY on 8/4!

---The Smithereens add Montclair NJ on 6/1…and Natick MA on 8/25!

---Fitz & The Tantrums add Buffalo NY on 6/14!


---4U (6)

---Aimee Mann (1)

---Air Supply (4)

---Ani DiFranco (1)

---Arrested Development (1)

---Average White Band (1)

---Bad Wolves (2)

---Big Head Todd & The Monsters (1)

---Blues Traveler (10)

---Breathe Carolina (1)

---Bret Michaels (1)

---Camila Cabello (1)

---Charlie Daniels Band (1)

---Chicago (2)

---Danny Seraphine’s CTA ft. Bill Champlin (1)

---Darius Rucker (1)

---Dark Star Orchestra (1)

---David Crosby (1)

---Drake (12)

---Driftwood (4)

---Eddie Money (3)

---Father John Misty (1)

---First Aid Kit (4)

---Fitz & The Tantrums (1)

---Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (1)

---Incubus (4)

---John Sebastian (3)

---Kaleo (3)

---Kansas (2)

---Kelly Clarkson (1)

---Kenny Wayne Shepherd (1)

---Mannheim Steamroller (8)

---Method Man/ Redman (1)

---Michael McDonald/ Peter Cetera (1)

---Mighty Mighty Bosstones (1)

---Neil Young (2)

---Nine Inch Nails (5)

---Outbreak Tour w/ Lil Xan (4)

---Peter Cetera (1)

---Rick Springfield/ Eddie Money/ Greg Kihn/ Tommy Tutone (1)

---Saliva (2)

---Sergio Mendes (1)

---Skid Row (1)

---Soul Asylum (1)

---Steve Augeri (1)

---The Box Tops (3)

---The Hold Steady (8)

---The Jayhawks (1)

---The Neighbourhood (4)

---The Smithereens (2)

---The Vapors (2)

---Trapt (1)

---Umphrey’s McGee (1)

---Vanilla Ice (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 051118:

---Spiedie Fest finally announced their 2018 musical line-up last Thursday (5/3), just as we were getting ready to post last weeks report, so we saved it until this week…mostly because it was rather anti-climatic!  It was really no big secret which acts were going to play, just the days…KC & The Sunshine Band on Friday 8/3…Phil Vassar on Saturday 8/4…and Cheap Trick on Sunday 8/5! 

Tickets for the entire weekend are $25.00 until 7/8…$30.00 after that.  Friday 8/3 will FREE to all…Saturday and Sunday admission is $5.00 at the gate—but does not grant access to the concert area, children eight and under are FREE!  Tickets are available at Weis Markets, Wegmans, Oakdale Mall Office, Lupo’s Sidney Federal Credit Union and ticketmaster at this link:

---It has been confirmed, the Mobday show that has been booked at the Spotlight Binghamton on 6/9, with headliner, Year Of The Locust and two other support bands, Titan and Something Deadly, will indeed be a full reunion show!  According to lead singer, Ryan Nickerson the band has also discussed “doing more shows in the near future,” but logistics may prevent a formal tour since band members all live in different areas now.  Whether Mobday returns for good or not Nickerson says that he and Jordan will be playing more shows and making new music, which is great, but we have heard that before… [Note: Mobday did announce a festival date for 6/3, but the venue has not been announced as yet.]

---SHE’s A SPY ft. Brenna Swanger for playing the Big Apple last weekend!  The band warmed up for Natalie Claro at Funkadelic Studios on Saturday, May 5th!  At least one picture of the show has been posted online!  Click here to see it:

---The Robert Cray Band is coming to the Anderson Center at Binghamton University in Vestal NY on 6/13…and that’s hardly their only local-ish or regional show!  You can also catch them in the just announced dates at…York PA on 6/14…Norfolk CT on 6/16…NYC on 6/ well as all the nine other previously announced dates, already listed on the Regional Concert Page of this website!

---Toy Box Trophies are changing their name again thanks to the addition of a new female lead singer and a new bass player (their old singer Tony still sings in Persuasion, but wanted to go back to recording.  Tom left as well.)…The band, also formerly known as Cast Of Thousands, (originally changed their name because they were often confused with Thousands Of One.) will now be known as Limited Edition!  You can still follow them on facebook by bookmarking this link:

---Former American Idol candidate, Kaitlyn Jackson says that her recovery from recent knee surgery is coming along pretty well!  In a facebook post made on 5/6 Jackson declared, “I just completed my first dance performance since my knee surgery with Rock Hard Dance Company and I could not be happier!!!! While I still have a long way to go with my recovery, I am surely making progress!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped me get back to where I am now and for the endless love and encouragement!!”

---Jeff Howell and his new band, Tears posted a video of their cover of two classic Outlaws songs, “Ghost Riders In The Sky” and “Green Grass And High Tides Forever!”   Wanna see it for yourself?  Click the link:

---So there was a Yolk reunion at Callahan’s in Binghamton on Friday night…and I missed it!  It started out as a Jeff Pettit show, but judging by the picture that Pettit posted afterwards, well, see for yourself,…here’s a link:

---Changes are coming to The Dock in Ithaca!  They posted this on their facebook page last week (5/2): ” *HUGE NEWS* We are so excited to finally announce that The Dock is transforming into a BARCADE! We'll have pool tables, pinball, dartboards, Golden Tee, and all your favorite classic arcade games! Grab a drink and check out the new space at our grand re-opening on May 15th!

Don't miss our very last live music show, Donna the Buffalo, on May 11th. Starting on May 14th, our weekly events, including Tuesday Bluesday with Danny P & Friends, I-Town Jazz Jam, Paint Nite Ithaca, and Reggae Night with Crucial Reggae Social Club, will be hosted at The Haunt.”  Got all that?

---Unfortunately for Ithaca, that’s not the only change this week.  After nearly 40 years, The Nines will be closing their doors this Spring.  They haven’t officially posted or announced it, but many musicians are have already played their last shows there.

---Meanwhile there’s a new venue in Elmira, Teall’s Tavern Bar & Grill at 208 South Main Street had their grand opening last weekend with music from Rust and Devon Franks!  Welcome to the show!

---They Might Be Giants will play the State Theatre in Ithaca NY this fall on Thursday night 10/25…as well as some other regional stops…Lancaster PA on 6/15…Baltimore MD on 10/26…NYC on 10/27…Providence RI on 10/28…Montreal QC on 10/30…Toronto ON on 11/2…and Buffalo NY on 11/3! 

---John Fogerty has announced that he’ll play the Arena at Casey Plaza (the second Mohegan Sun) in Wilkes-Barre PA on 11/9!  So far it’s only U.S. show scheduled after his Las Vegas residency and a quick UK tour end in October.  Does this mean more dates are on the way?  We suspect so, but we don’t know yet for sure.

---Cross-over artist Mary Chapin Carpenter has announced a show in Oneonta NY at the Foothills Center on 7/18…and has added other dates to her 2018 Summer tour, including…Truro MA on 7/24…South Orange NJ on 7/26…and Selbyville De on 7/28!

---The line-up for the New York State Blues Festival at Clinton Square in Syracuse is not only set for June 28th thru the 30th but the line-up has also been announced and it includes a couple of local musical acts… both Nate Gross and Chris Merkley!  Here’s the three-day breakdown:

Day #1 (6/28):

The Lightkeepers/ Larkin Poe/ The Hi-Jivers

Day #2 (6/29):

Chris Eves/ Emanuel Washington/ Billy Harrison/ Jane Zell/ The Ripcords/ Nate Gross/ Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers

Day #3 (6/30):

Chris Merkley/ Mike DeLaney & The Delinquents/ Mike “Cotton Toes” Scrivens/ Roustabouts/ Los Blancos/ AJ Ghent Band/ The Bruce Katz Band/ Todd Fitzsimmons/ Anders Osborne/ CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band


---Barry Manilow will play Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY on 7/12…as well as a few other regional dates…a second night in Vienna VA on 6/9…Bethlehem PA on 7/5…Uncasville CT on 7/10!

---Cowboy Junkies are adding Summer 2018 dates to their tour!  The new leg comes into our region in…Lexington MA on 7/18, then continues on…Edgartown MA on 7/19…Portsmouth NH on 7/20…NYC for two nights on 7/22 & 7/23…the previously leaked Alexandria VA on 7/26…and finally into our local-ish area at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 7/28!

---Blackmore’s Night (the acoustic medieval duo of Richie Blackmore of Deep Purple/ Rainbow and his wife, Candace Night) will basically be touring our region in July, including a local-ish stop in Jim Thorpe PA at Penn’s Peak on 7/26…as well as…Northampton MA on 7/21…Huntington NY on 7/22…Washington DC on 7/25…Ridgefield CT on 7/28…and Montclair NJ on 7/29!  Somebody should really sign these two up for NY Faerie Fest…Budget concerns not withstanding.


---Phil Collins, the former drummer and lead singer of Genesis, who also had a remarkable solo career in the 80’s, has come out of retirement and following last years European tour, finally comes to America and back to our region with a Fall 2018 tour…Washington DC on 10/7…Philadelphia PA on 10/8…Boston MA on 10/9…Toronto ON on 10/11…Newark NJ on 10/13…Brooklyn MA on 10/14…and Montreal QC on 10/16!  Collins had retired due to a deterioration of his ability to hear.  I hope this means he’s found good ear pieces to help him out.

---Shawn Mendes has finally announced tour dates in support of his forthcoming album and these dates extend far into 2019, including…Pittsburgh PA on 8/6…Newark NJ on 8/10…Washington DC on 8/13…Boston MA on 8/15…Montreal QC on 8/21…and NYC on 8/24!   More announcements are expected soon as warm-up artists have yet to be determined and there’s still no date for Toronto ON…Mendes home town! 

---J. Cole has announced tour dates in support of his new album, “KOD,” and he’s taking Young Thug with him…for the most part!  See the pair in…Buffalo NY on 9/25…Hartford CT on 9/26…University Park PA on 9/28…NYC (without Young Thug) on 10/1…Toronto ON on 10/4…Montreal QC on 10/5…Philadelphia PA on 10/6…Washington DC (also without Young Thug) on 10/8...and Boston MA on 10/10!  Notice there are some gaps between dates, especially between NYC and Toronto, to accommodate additional shows, so expect add on’s.

 ---American Idol is resuming it’s American tour of top contestants!  This year the top 7 contestants (as opposed to past years when the top 10 or 12 would tour) plus special guest, American Idol season 8 winner, Kris Allen!  The tour is, of course coming into our region and making the following stops…Baltimore MD on 8/12…Albany NY on 8/13…Upper Darby PA on 8/14…Westbury NY on 8/16…Morristown NJ on 8/17…Englewood NJ on 8/18…Lynn MA on 8/19…York PA on 9/12…Munhall PA on 9/13…Red Bank NJ on 9/14…New Bedford MA on 9/15…and Washington DC on 9/16!

---The Levitate Music Festival has announced it’s full line-up and it’s actually, pretty cool!  The two day festival is set in Marshfield MA, just south of Boston MA on 7/7 and 7/8!  Here’s the breakdown:

Day #1


Trey Anastasio (phish)/ Slightly Stoopid/ Stick Figure/ Twiddle/ Ripe/ Xavier Rudd/ The Suffers/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band/ Samantha Fish/ New Kingston/ The Elovaters

Day #2


The Head And The Heart/ Rebelution/ Lake Street Dive/ Greensky Bluegrass/ Stephen Marley/ Turkuaz/ Spafford/ Jon & Roy/ West End Blend/ The Quinns

---P!nk has expanded her “Beautiful Trauma” tour and she’ll be coming back to our region four more times in 2019…Toronto ON on 5/13…two nights in Montreal QC on 5/17 & 5/18…and a second night in NYC on 5/21!  Will there be more?  Well, there are built in gaps for multiple nights to be added if need be, so perhaps!

---ABC-TV has announced it’s Good Morning America “GMA Summer Concert Series,” line-up, which will take place at Rumsey Playfield at Central Park!  The line-up is as follows:

            5/15:   Liam Payne & J Balvin

            5/25:   Sting & Shaggy

            6/1:      Halsey

            6/8:      Ne-Yo

            6/15:   Pitbull

            6/22:   Bebe Rexha

6/29:   Florence + The Machine

7/6:      G-Eazy

7/13:   Backstreet Boys

7/20:   Camila Cabello

7/27:   Fall Out Boy

8/3:      Kelsea Ballerini

8/10:   The Chainsmokers

8/17:   Leon Bridges

8/24:   Luis Fonsi

8/31:   Alesso

---Slightly older teenagers might enjoy the Pop2K tour, featuring a rotating line-up of Lance Bass, O-Town, Aaron Carter and/or Ryan Cabrera; coming soon to a town near you…Baltimore MD on 6/28…Harrisburg PA on 6/29…Jamaica NY on 6/30…New Bedford MA on 7/1!

---Jesse McCartney has announced fresh tour dates for the Summer of 2018…Silver Springs MD on 6/26…NYC on 6/28…Philadelphia PA on 6/29…Freehold NJ on 6/30…and Boston MA on 7/2! 

---John Corabi’s “The Dead Daisies” have returned and the former Motley Crue singer, will bring with him Dizzy Reed’s Hookers & Blow, which features not only for GNR member, but his own line-up of stars, guitarist Alex Grossi of Quiet Riot, bass player Robbie Crane of Black Star Riders and drummer Mike Dupke of W.A.S.P. and John Mellencamp!  You can see these two great bands in Rochester NY on 8/22…Toronto ON on 8/24…Montreal QC 8/26…NYC on 8/28…Pittsburgh PA on 8/29…Lancaster PA on 8/31…and Clifton Park NY on 9/1!

---I thought I’d heard it all, until now…the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City NJ is holding Fake Fest from Thursday 7/12 thru Sunday 7/15…and it’s not even their first one!  Fake Fest has become so popular that it is now an annual event!  Fake Fest is a festival that pays tribute to tribute bands…also called cover bands!  It’s a great idea, that I hope is around for awhile.  Here’s the schedule:

Day #1 (7/12): B-Street Band (tribute to bruce springsteen)

Day #2 (7/13): Wanted DOA (tribute to bon jovi)/ Completely Unchained   (tribute to van halen)

Day #3 (7/14): Tuesdays Gone (tribute to lynyrd skynyrd)/ Best Of The Eagles  (tribute to the eagles)/ Beginnings (tribute to Chicago)

Day #4 (7/15): Free Fallin’ (tribute to tom petty)/ Kashmir (tribute to led zeppelin)/ New Yorks Finest (tribute to the police)

---Alt-pop singer, Alex Clare has announced a short, eleven-date, Fall 2018 tour and nearly half of it is within our region…Brooklyn NY on 10/4…NYC on 10/6…Baltimore MD on 10/7…Washington DC on 10/10…and Sellersville PA on 10/11!

---John Prine tour dates in support of his new top five album, “Tree Of Forgiveness” have been announced…and are being added to this week in light of it’s hugh success…Vienna VA on 6/1…Burlington VT on 6/13…Boston MA (with Peter Wolf) on 6/15…Concord NH on 6/16…and Pittsburgh PA on 7/20!

---Rap star, Rich Homie Quan has announced a summer schedule that bounces thru our region in July…Amityville NY on 7/13…Washington DC on 7/14…Cambridge MA on 7/15…and NYC on 7/16!

---The Unlikely Candidates have booked a schedule of late Spring dates, including…Cambridge MA on 5/31…Albany NY on 6/1…NYC on 6/2…Philadelphia PA on 6/3…Baltimore MD on 6/4…the previously leaked Washington DC on 6/5!

---Young pop singer, JoJo (not part of the R&B band K-Ci & Jojo), has booked a theatre sized Spring tour that will bring her into our region…Washington DC on 6/12…Philadelphia PA on 6/13…Cambridge MA on 6/16…Brooklyn NY on 6/17…and NYC on 6/19!

---Father John Misty has announced Summer tour dates and a few of them are within our region…Newport RI on 7/28…Washington DC on 8/2…and Pittsburgh PA on 8/3!

---70’s soul band, The Spinners have announced regional Fall 2018 tour dates…Lewiston NY on 8/21…Cape May NJ on 8/31…Uncasville CT on 12/29…and Ocean City NJ on 12/31!

---Alternative band, Borns announced Fall dates, but there are only two stops in our region so far…Boston MA on 9/25…and NYC on 9/27!


---The Rock Allegiance Fest has been announced and the line-up is impressive…Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, Skillet, Bullet For My Valentine, Beartooth, Insane Clown Posse, Gwar, Of Mice & Men, Fozzy, Bad Wolves, From Ashes To New, Devour The Day and at least six more bands!  It’s set for 10/6 at the Pavilion at Wiggins Park in Camden NJ!

---Outside of the Levitate Festival and the Phish “Curveball” festival in Watkins Glen, the only Trey Anastasio appearance north of the Mason Dixon and east of the Mississippi; is in NYC at Central Park on 7/6!

---The Calling have booked only one show east of Nevada so far for 2018…that’s in NYC on 6/28 at The Gramercy!

---Fans of 80’s pop-rockers, Scandal have booked only three dates in America for 2016…Dallas TX, San Francisco CA or…the only one near us…NYC on 9/5 at the Theatre at Times Square!


---The Magpie Salute adds Buffalo NY on 7/10!

---Otep adds Buffalo NY on 7/22!

---The Charlie Daniels Band adds Brookville NY on 7/6…Darien Center NY (as part of the lynyrd skynyd tour) on 7/13…Hartford CT (also with skynyrd) on 7/14…Little Valley PA on 8/1…Lancaster PA on 8/12…Hyannis MA on 8/18…Webster MA on 8/19…Williamsburg PA on 9/21…and Concord NH on 11/8!

---Ry Cooder adds Emmylou Harris to two shows on the tour…7/1 in Lenox MA…and in Philadelphia PA on 7/3!

---Blue Oyster Cult adds Westbury NY on 6/8…and Albany NY on 7/25!

---Justin Timberlake adds University Park PA on 10/15…Albany NY on 10/20…and Uncasville CT on 12/21!

---Drive-By Truckers add Woodstock NY on 7/5…an “off night” on the Tedeschi Trucks Tour, of which they are a part!

---Jeff Beck is adding solo shows on “off nights” on the “Stars Align” tour with Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson…York PA on 8/5…Pittsburgh PA (with Ann Wilson) on 8/11…and Port Chester NY on 8/15!

---It also appears that “The Stars Align” tour stop in Lewiston NY on 8/7, has been downgraded to “just” a Jeff Beck/ Ann Wilson show and that Paul Rodgers is not longer on the bill on that day. 

---Delbert McClinton adds Peekskill NY on 10/19!

---The Outlaws add Fall River MA on 8/2…and LeRoy NY on 8/4!

---Oleta Adams adds Rockport MA on 11/3…and Hartford CT on 11/4!

---Marco Benevento adds Hamden CT on 5/17…Portsmouth NH on 5/18…and Baltimore MD on 6/14!

---Old Crow Medicine Show adds NYC on 7/26!

---Rival Sons add Jersey City NJ on 5/13!

---America Idol winner, Phillip Phillips adds NYC on 6/7!

---Stephen Stills & Judy Collins add Keene NH on 6/20!

---Meanwhile Judy Collins adds a solo show in Bethel NY on 12/14!

---Steve Augeri adds Norwalk CT on 9/8!

---Ed Sheeran adds a second night in Pittsburgh PA on 9/29!

---Gordon Lightfoot adds Bethlehem PA on 6/20!

---The Alex Clare date, formerly in Baltimore MD on 10/7…has been moved to Boston MA on the same day at the City Winery Boston!

---The Grass Roots add Norwood MA on 3/23!

---NRBQ ads Madison CT on 7/5!

---Taylor Dayne adds Brooklyn NY on 5/25…and has moved her Staten Island NY from 10/5 to 11/24!

---Los Lobos adds Brooklyn NY on 6/10!

---Tyler The Creator has withdrawn from the Childish Gambino farewell tour…but it’s still a great tour and also includes Rae Sremmurd!

---Meghan Trainor adds NYC on 5/15!

---Doyle Bramhall II adds Hartford CT on 5/17…and Sellersville PA on 5/18!


---Alex Clare (5)

---American Idols (12)

---Barry Manilow (4)

---Blackmore’s Night (6)

---Blue Oyster Cult (2)

---Borns (2)

---Charlie Daniels Band (7)

---Cowboy Junkies (6)

---Delbert McClinton (1)

---Doyle Bramhall II (2)

---Drive-By Truckers (1)

---Ed Sheeran (1)

---Fake Fest (4)

---Father John Misty (3)

---Gordon Lightfoot (1)

---J. Cole (2)

---J. Cole/ Young Thug (7)

---Jesse McCartney (5)

---Jeff Beck (3)

---John Fogerty (1)

---John Prine (5)

---JoJo (5)

---Judy Collins (1)

---Justin Timberlake (3)

---Levitate Music Festival (2)

---Los Lobos (1)

---Marco Benevento (3)

---Meghan Trainor (1)

---New York State Blues Festival (3)

---NRBQ (1)

---Oleta Adams (2)

---Otep (1)

---Old Crow Medicine Show (1)

---Phillip Phillips (1)

---P!nk (4)

---Pop2K Tour (4)

---Rich Homie Quan (4)

---Rival Sons (1)

---Robert Cray Band (4)

---Rock Allegiance Tour (1)

---Ry Cooder/ Emmylou Harris (2)

---Scandal (1)

---Shawn Mendes (6)

---Stephen Stills/ Judy Collins (1)

---Steve Augeri (1)

---Taylor Dayne (1)

---The Calling (1)

---The Grass Roots (1)

---The Magpie Salute (1)

---The Outlaws (2)

---The Spinners (4)

---The Unlikely Candidates (6)

---They Might Be Giants (8)

---Trey Anastasio (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 050418:

---The daily line-up for the Peach Festival has been announced and it’s (as usual) pretty epic…

Day #1 (Thu 7/19): Twiddle/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong/ Turkuaz/ The Marcus King Band/ Cabinet (the only show for 2018 for nationally touring NEPA folk band).

Day #2 (Fri 7/20): Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band/ Umphrey’s McGee/ The Revivalists/ moe./ Twiddle & Friends/ Michael Franti & Spearhead/ Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band

Day #3 (Sat 7/21): Dark Side of the Mule/ Joe Russo’s Almost Dead/ moe. + Little Feat (2 sets)Blackberry Smoke/ Chris Robinson Brotherhood/ Devon Allman Project ft. Duane Betts

Day #4 (Sun 7/22): Gov’t Mule/ Dickey Betts Band/ Warren Haynes/ Oteil Burbridge & Friends

…for our listings of all the bands in the festival, see our Local or Regional Concerts Page, elsewhere on this site!

---Former (and the only one from our area) American Idol contestant, Kaitlyn Jackson posted a new video last month, of a song she recorded back in 2014.  The video was shot in Nashville TN at the Carthage County Fair.  Here’s a link:

---Zarni de Wet’s back in town, Johnson City to be precise, which is where she was raised, taking some time off from her SNG songwriting talent development job in Nashville and working on a new album that was started over a year ago! Give her some privacy so she can work, everybody.

---The Carole King Musical “Beautiful” has added two more nights at the Clemens Center in Elmira…and also announced a run of six nights in Scranton PA at the Scranton Cultural Center!

---Alex Creamer says her latest album, “Shaking The Shelter,” is now available at iTunes, Spotify and Amazon!

---Checked in with the Brackney Inn, damaged last year by fire.  Ownership reports that construction is, “…progressing quickly now, but still can’t pinpoint a (grand re-opening) date.”  Hopefully that will change soon now that weather has improved.

---If you need a taste of some “Audio Chocolate,Paul Tauterouff shared a track from his latest album on facebook recently and I’ll share the link with you.  It sends you to his bandcamp page, where you can stream and/or download the track, but it’s not free…but it is only a dollar and even I can almost afford that. Here’s the link:

---Carl Dixon, formerly of The Guess Who, April Wine and Coney Hatch is coming to McGirks in Chenango Bridge NY on 5/11!  Tickets are $25.00!

---Devinne Meyers new album, “The Silver Line Project,” must be nearly done.  Meyers has created a new facebook page dedicated purely to the album.  Here’s a link:

---Local guitar god, Randy McStine announced on his facebook page this week that he’s prepping to go into the studio to contribute to the latest project by Dave Kerzner…and also discloses that other artists making contributions to this recording include, (long time music partner) Nick D’Virgilio and Matt Dorsey!  Sounds like a fun time!

---The NYS Fair in Syracuse has added A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, (who was just here in Binghamton at the Arena on 4/26) on Sunday 9/2 @ 8pm!  Also added was country duo Big & Rich on Friday 8/31.

---New venue alert: The Kuckoo’s Nest, Inc. at 47 Washington Avenue, Endicott! Formerly The Guzzling Goose, new owners bought the building in December and held a grand opening on March 24th! 


---Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds sneak in a show at CMAC in Canandaigua NY on 6/26!  They’ll be at Darien Lake the day after with the full Dave Matthews Band.

---Gavin DeGraw has announced a few dates…mostly on the Phillip Phillips tour, but will play a solo show at Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 7/21.  We’ll see him again when the Phillip Phillips tour comes to suburban Washington DC (Vienna VA) on 8/31!

---Bullet For My Valentine will play the NYS Fairgrounds (really?  Not Lakeview Amphitheatre?  …it’s not like they still have the Grandstand at the NYS Fair…) in Syracuse on Wednesday, October 3rd…as well as Boston MA on Thursday, October 4th.  No opening acts have yet been named for this new leg of their tour…no idea when tickets go on sale yet either, but we should be able to confirm the venue by then.

---Blackmore’s Night, the medieval music duo of Richie Blackmore (yes, the guitar player from Deep Purple and Rainbow) and his vocalist wife, …are set to play Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 7/26…with the entire rest of the seven-town tour, completely within our region…Glenside PA on 7/19…Northampton MA on 7/21…Huntington NY on 7/22…Washington DC on 7/25…Ridgefield CT on 7/28…and Montclair NJ on 7/29!

---Folk singer, Jonathan Edwards (remember his one-hit-wonder, “Sunshine?”) is set to play the Nelson Odeon in Nelson NY (just outside of Cazenovia—near Syracuse) on 9/14!  He also announced shows in North Stonington CT on 8/9…and Wolfeboro NH on 9/22!


---Fleetwood Mac have finally announced their 2018-19 tour…52 dates, to start with, but spaced out so they can add multiple dates in major cities!  The Lindsey-less Mac will play…Pittsburgh PA on 11/1…Toronto ON on 11/5…then the Mac won’t be back until 2019…Washington DC on 3/5…Atlantic City NJ on 3/9…NYC on 3/11…Newark NJ on 3/13…Hartford CT on 3/15…Albany NY on 3/20…Baltimore MD on 3/24…Buffalo NY on 3/26…Boston MA on 3/31…and Philadelphia PA on 4/5!  Whew!

---Death Cab For Cutie have announced a Fall 2018 set of tour dates in support of a new album from the band, expected to be released in August!  It will also be their first tour without guitarist, Chris Walla, who is leaving to seek opportunities in producing and to work on solo projects.  See DCFC in…Upper Darby PA on 10/9…two nights in Brooklyn NY on 10/12 & 10/13….Boston MA on 10/14…and Washington DC on 10/17! 

---Boz Scaggs is spending his summer on-the-road with a schedule that criss-crosses thru our area with ten new dates…North Bethesda MD on 6/13…Stamford CT on 6/14…Atlantic City NJ on 6/16…Englewood NJ on 6/17…York PA on 6/19…Niagara Falls ON on 6/21…(the previously announced) Rochester NY on 6/23…Huntington NY on 6/26…Torrington CT on 6/28…Hyannis MA on 6/29…and Lowell MA on 6/30!

---Owl City, best known for the song “Fireflies,” has booked a pretty ambitious Fall tour, for a one-hit-wonder…Toronto ON on 9/15…Philadelphia PA on 9/17…Lancaster PA on 9/18…NYC on 9/19…Boston MA on 9/21…and Washington DC on 9/22!

---Folk icons, The Kingston Trio have booked a Summer-into-Summer tour that will bring them into our region…Beverly MA on 7/20…Plymouth NH on 7/21…Saratoga Springs NY on 7/22…Hartford CT on 9/16…Glen Allen VA on 9/19…then, this Fall…York PA on 11/8…Tarrytown NY on 11/9…and in 2019…Alexandria VA on 1/27…and Old Saybrook CT on 6/22 & 6/23!

---The Alarm has announced Summer tour dates, and of course they will bring them to our region…Toronto ON on 7/31…Derry NH on 8/1…Bay Shore NY on 8/2…Pawling NY on 8/3…Lewiston NY on 8/4…Asbury Park NJ on 8/5…Philadelphia PA on 8/7…and Washington DC on 8/8!

---M. Ward, of She & Him, is booking a weeks worth of solo shows during a week off on The Decemberists tour, on which he is warming up, but just two in our region…Bethlehem PA on 6/15…and Washington DC on 6/16…then after the tour…Toronto ON on 7/11…Woodstock NY on 7/14…Portsmouth NH on 7/15!

---Operation Mindcrime, Geoff Tate’s Queensryche cover band, has booked more tour dates…Lancaster PA on 6/7…Amityville NY on 6/12…Sellersville PA on 6/13…Stroudsburg PA on 6/14…Washington DC on 6/15…Sayreville NJ on 6/16…Warrendale PA on 6/18…Baltimore MD on 6/19…and Poughkeepsie NY on 6/20!

---Former ‘Til Tuesday lead singer, Aimee Mann has booked tour dates…Ocean City NJ on 6/18…Jersey City NJ on 6/19…Great Barrington MA on 6/22…Katonah NY on 6/23…and Derry NH on 6/24!

---Tony Orlando is taking a tour of the U.S. that would be massive if it wasn’t spread out so far…Asbury Park NJ on 5/6…NYC on 5/8…then two nights in Niagara Falls ON on 7/27 &7/28…New Haven CT on 9/8…West Springfield MA on 9/17 & 9/18…and, the previously announced, Atlantic City NJ on 12/31!

---The Great South Bay Music Festival appears to have most of their acts booked and scheduled for this years festival set for 7/12 thru 7/15 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue NY on Long Island…the best nights so far seem to be Friday (for modern rockers) with Sublime, The Dirty Heads and Less Than Jake…and Sunday (for classic rockers) with Dickey Betts Band, Hot Tuna, Little Feat and the Devon Allman Project!  To see all four days check the Regional Concert Page and scroll down to the “Great South Bay Music Festival.”

---Speaking of Sublime With Rome, they’re also headlining the Rock The Roots Tour this year, along with a rotating cast of warm-up bands…Walden NY on 6/30…and West Dover VT on 7/7, before it heads to the Midwest and West Coast.

---Steve Cropper and Dave Mason have teamed-up for an unexpected co-headlining tour…Munhall PA on 7/14…Tarrytown NY on 7/15…Beverly MA on 8/16…Jim Thorpe PA on 8/18…Albany NY on 8/22…and Baltimore MD on 8/25!

---Gary Numan is taking his synth-rock on tour and it’s coming to our region this Fall…Pittsburgh PA on 9/17…Toronto ON on 9/18…Boston MA on 9/20…Washington DC on 9/21…NYC on 9/22…and Wilmington DE on 9/23!

---South Korean pop band, BTS is testing the waters in America with a 13-date tour of mostly in the West Coast and Midwest…but with two nights booked in Newark NJ at The Rock on 9/28 & 9/29!

---Once Darlene Love (formerly of The Crystals) gets done with the “Malt Shop Memories” Cruise she has planned two terrestrial shows planned, both at The Cabot in Beverly MA on 12/8 & 12/9!

---The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced a new leg to their 2018 tour, but that means only two dates for us…Toronto ON on 8/18…and Worcester MA on 8/25, with the reunited 80’s version of Fishbone!

---Speaking of Fishbone reunion tour dates…there are only two others in our region, not that there were that many to begin with…Silver Spring MD on 8/23…and Brooklyn NY on 8/24! 


---Nile Rodgers is taking Chic back on tour (sadly his partner in the original band, Bernie Edwards passed on long ago), but the band remains strong, however only one regional show before they head for the UK and Europe…Vienna VA on 6/5!

---Monica announces what is pretty much a one-off…as her only other show this year is booked for St. Louis…at the Fillmore Philadelphia on 5/11!

---Nils Lofgren (from both Crazy Horse and the E-Street Band) will play a one-shot-solo-show at The Cabot in Beverly MA on 9/22!

---The Summer Jam Fest at Jones Beach Amphitheatre, in Wantagh NY on 6/15 has a great one-day line-up…Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, Zedd, Marshmello, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Backstreet Boys, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa and Why Don’t We!


---Cowboy Junkies add Alexandria VA on 7/26…and Kingston ON on 10/10!

---Tracy Bonham adds Woodstock NY on 6/16!

---The Zac Brown Band adds Saratoga Springs NY on 9/29…and Hartford CT on 9/30!

---NRBQ add South Burlington VT on 6/16…Wakefield RI on 7/6…Ansonia CT on 7/28…and Fall River MA on 9/22!

---The Wailers add Harrisburg PA on 5/17!

---Rickie Lee Jones adds Harrisburg PA on 9/6!

---KRS-One adds Pittsburgh PA on 6/12…and Baltimore MD on 6/14!

---Boy George & Culture Club add Pittsburgh PA on 7/29!

---The Indigo Girls add Red Bank NJ on 5/25…Provincetown MA on 5/27…Ocean City NJ on 7/9…and Vienna VA on 7/10!

---Kashmir adds Beverly MA on 6/30!

---Walter Trout moves his NYC show on 7/25 to the HighLine Ballroom as B.B. Kings Blues Club has closed.

---Martin Barre’s 9/20 show in NYC is also moved to the HighLine Ballroom!

---John Mayall finally adds a show in our region…Beverly MA on 9/8…hopefully there will be more!

---Blind Melon adds Jersey City NJ on 5/3 to an already too abbreviated tour.

---Arctic Monkeys add Brooklyn NY on 5/9!

---The Psychedelic Furs add Jersey City NJ on 5/31!

---The Outlaws add NYC on 8/3!

---Los Lonely Boys add Fairfield CT on 6/7…Norfolk CT on 6/8…and Derry NH on 6/10!

---The Platters add Wappingers Falls NY on 6/21…and Atlantic City NJ on 8/4!

---Hippiefest adds Glenside PA on 7/28!

---Anthrax adds Providence RI on 8/2!

---Brian Wilson postponed his 12-date Spring tour last week after having back surgery to resolve recurring pain.  Wilson plans to make up the shows so hang onto your tickets.

---Vladimir Putin’s favorite band, Pussy Riot add another U.S. date (so now they’re up to five)…Brooklyn NY on 5/17.  You can also catch them in our region at Boston Calling on 5/25…and Harrisburg PA on 5/27!  Seriously, see them before they get thrown in jail again!  Putin’s really jailed them for speaking out against him in their home country, Russia.


---Aimee Mann (5)

---Anthrax (1)

---Arctic Monkeys (1)

---Boy George & Culture Club (1)

---Boz Scaggs (10)

---BTS (2)

---Cowboy Junkies (2)

---Dave Matthews/ Tim Reynolds (1)

---Death Cab For Cutie (5)

---Fishbone (2)

---Fleetwood Mac (12)

---Gary Numan (6)

---Gavin DeGraw (1)

---Great South Bay Music Festival (4)

---Hippiefest (1)

---Indigo Girls (4)

---John Mayall (1)

---KRS-One (2)

---Little Feat (1)

---Los Lonely Boys (3)

---M. Ward (5)

---Monica (1)

---Nils Lofgren (1)

---NRBQ (4)

---Operation: Mindcrime (9)

---Phillip Phillips/ Gavin DeGraw (1)

---Pussy Riot (1)

---Rickie Lee Jones (1)

---Rock The Roots Tour (2)

---Steve Cropper/ Dave Mason (6)

---Summer Jam Fest (1)

---The Alarm (8)

---The Kingston Trio (10)

---The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (2)

---The Outlaws (1)

---The Platters (2)

---The Wailers (1)

---Tony Orlando (8)

---Tracy Bonham (1)

---Zac Brown Band (2)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 042718:

---The GrassRoots Festival daily schedule for all four stages has finally been announced!  Daily highlights include…

Day #1: 

Bess Greenberg/ Tenzin Chopak on the Grandstand Stage!

Donna The Buffalo/ Toots On The Maytals on the Infield Stage!

Thousands Of One on the Dance Tent Stage!

Day #2: 

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad/ Big Mean Sound Machine/ Patti Griffin/ The Gunpoets on the Infield Stage!

Ryan Montbleau/ Valerie June/ Jim Lauderdale/ Danielle Ponder   & the Tomorrow People on the Grandstand Stage!

Day #3: 

Mosaic Foundation on the Cabaret Stage!

Donna The Buffalo/ Kevin Kinsella/ The Town Pants on the Infield Stage!

Sim Redmond/ Wood Brothers/ The Blind Spots/ Tenzin Chopak on the Grandstand Stage!

Taina Asili y Banda Rebelde and the Grady Girls on the Dance Tent Stage!

Day #4: 

Big Mean Sound Machine on the Dance Tent Stage!

Notorious String Band on the Cabaret Stage!

Donna The Buffalo/ Driftwood/ Sim Redmond Band/ Richie & Rosie/   Jennie Sterns on the Infield Stage!

Mosaic Foundation on the Grandstand Stage!

…For the full schedule see the Local or Regional Concert Pages!

---Speaking Of Festivals, the “Grateful For The Dead” fest is set for Saturday May 12th @ noon and the line-up is a who’s-who of local rock

and jam bands…Gerry Jarcia String Band @ 12p…Slideways @ 1:30p…Raibred @ 2p…Andru Bemis @ 3:30p…Voodoo Highway @

4p…Dusty Wayne & Me. Pete at 530p…the Kitchen Sink Band @ 6p…Chris Mollo @ 730p…and the headliner, Ship Of Phools @ 8p! 

The show is a fundraiser for local nonprofit organizations, but there are FREE tickets available in the Owego Pennysaver, Tioga County Courier

and distributed program books!

---Another sign of Summer…The Norwich Summer Concert Series is already starting to release the line-up for the Summer of 2018…

Honey Island Swamp Band will play at East Park in Norwich NY on 7/19!   The Honey Island Swamp Band will also play the My Side

Of The Mountain Festival in the Catskills the next day (7/20), at the Ark Bowl & BBQ, Arkville NY!  Also added for the series is Southside

Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at East Park on Thursday 8/16!

---Bad Wolves, who had an instant #1 covering The Cranberries “Zombie” following the death of their lead singer, Delores O’Riordan, are

making the most of their newfound fame by not only hooking up with both legs of the latest Five Finger Death Punch tour, but also scheduling

their own headlining package tour between legs, with Ashes To New and Diamante, and yes it’s coming our way in…Syracuse NY at The

Westcott Theatre on 6/12, as well as…Baltimore MD on 6/16…Lancaster PA on 6/18…and NYC on 6/19!

---Bluesman, Walter Trout is bringing his band to Syracuse NY!  They’ll play the Lost Horizon on 7/19, and they’ve also announced other

additional dates…Northampton MA on 7/30…and Buffalo NY on 8/12!

---Arctic Monkeys will make a local-ish tour stop in Canandaigua NY, at the former Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, now called

CMAC on 7/25!

---Clint Ferro, local DJ on 100.5 The Drive, originally from Brackney PA, is also a musician with a local history as a member of the Benjamin

Raubinsons and another short lived project, two-piece band called, “The Captures.”    He is now based in Asheville NC (where he has a

studio and still does his local radio show) and now has a new band, Ferro and a new album, “Blazing Shag,” and it’s being offered as a

FREE download.  If you need a link, then click on this:

---Waterman’s Distillery in Apalachin NY, had it’s official grand opening last weekend!  They are a craft cocktail bar, as opposed to the

craft beer venues that have popped up across the country.  You can follow them on facebook by clicking this link and liking their page:

---One of the worlds most iconic pop singers, Janet Jackson is coming into our region on a small tour that has “local-ish” ramifications! 

Her tour is set to play the Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 7/18…as well as Hershey PA on 7/20…and Saratoga Springs NY

on 7/26!  Tickets will go quickly!

---The Chris Robinson Brotherhood will play the Peach Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton PA on Saturday, 7/21, which will

be day #3 of the four day festival….they will also play regional shows in…Fairfield CT on 7/22…Providence RI on 7/24…Asbury Park NJ on

7/26…Patchogue NY on 7/27…Beverly MA on 7/28…Plymouth NH on 7/29…Baltimore MD on 7/31…and Burlingham NY (which is way down

in the Catskills between Monticello and Newburgh.) on 10/6!

---Deep Purple and Judas Priest will join forces for a late Summer/ early Fall tour that will pass thru our region at least a half-dozen

times…Montreal QC on 8/29…Wantagh NY on 9/1…Bethel NY (at Bethel Woods) on 9/2…Darien Center (at Darien Lake) NY on 9/5…

Holmdel NJ on 9/6…and Camden NJ (near philly) on 9/9!

---The Subdudes have announced a scant schedule for 2018, but it nonetheless brings them into our local area at least once for a

show at the Earlville Opera House in Earlville NY (near Sherburne NY) on 11/2…in addition to some other regional dates…Truro MA

on 7/5…Rockport MA on 7/9…Earlville NY on 11/2...Norfolk CT on 11/3…and Plymouth MA on 11/4!

---Local guitar god, Randy McStine, is now playing bass, on an “as needed” basis for Stratospheerius. 

---Ithaca’s MOSAIC FOUNDATION says that their new album, “Unity Is Strength” is now available to stream or download on both Spotify

or iTunes!  Very cool!

---From the Legal Dept.: Local Steely Dan tribute band, Cousin Dupree has changed their name and are now known simply as

Duppree.”  Please make a note of it.

---…and finally, Burning Moonlight are looking to take their band to the next level with a new lead guitarist, so how good are you? 

Here’s an edited version of what Bob Hughes posted on the Burning Moonlight facebook page earlier this week:

“Hey Peeps! The word is out and we are starting to gather information for those who are interested in auditioning as our new

lead guitar player.  :) We are still in the process of logistics, equip, etc., as we setup and get ready for auditions. As of now

we will be looking at mid to late May to kick off the auditions. We will be using the following 3 songs: GnR-Sweet Child O' Mine,

Led Zeppelin-Black Dog, and Journey-Stone In Love. In addition to these 3 songs we will also play any song on our current

setlist that you may know. Here is a link to our current song list:

As a band we are looking for a well versed and seasoned player that is always fully prepared, consistent, and responsible in all a

spects of being in a working band. Solid backup vocal skills are an absolute must. You must be willing to work as hard as we do

to make this band exceptional. We are looking to stay true to ourselves and the current genre we perform, however we are

receptive to new ideas and songs. Ideally we want to bring in a player who is enthusiastic about the challenge and will bring in

their own style which will ultimately take Burning Moonlight to the next level.

We are veteran players and focused on what we do. There is no room for drama or abusive activities that will derail this band.

We will not tolerate it. The right player with the right skills will find they are part of a brotherhood and family in this band.  :) We

want to hear from you and we are excited about our next chapter.  :)

To setup an audition, message us directly on our fb page @burningmoonlightband or send Bob Hughes a direct msg in fb.

Thank You all very much for your interest and if you are ready to rock with us, let us know!”


---Well, after we leaked it over a month ago all the shows on the Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Beth Hart tour have been confirmed

this week!  Just in case you forgot, here they are…Greensburg PA on 7/17…Port Chester NY on 7/21…Hampton Beach NH on 7/22…New

Haven CT on 7/25…Albany NY on 7/27…Westbury NY on 7/28…Asbury Park NJ on 7/31…and finally Wilkes-Barre PA at The Kirby on 8/2! 

…of course, you could have looked on the Regional Concert Page and spared me the trouble of typing it all up again!

---Lauryn Hill is taking her breakthrough solo album, “The Mis-Education Of Lauryn Hill,” on tour for its 20th Anniversary and the

itinerary will bring her right into our region…Greenwich CT on 6/1…Bristow VA on 7/8…Boston MA on 7/11…Philadelphia PA on 7/13…

Wantagh NY on 7/15…Toronto ON on 7/18…and Holmdel NJ on 8/8!  …oh, and btw, she’s going by Ms. Lauryn Hill these days.

---Jazzman, Pat Methany has announced Summer dates for our region…Great Barrington MA on 8/2…Newport RI on 8/3 & 8/4 (for

the Newport Jazz Fest, duh!)…Lebanon NH on 9/26…Ridgefield CT on 9/27…Morristown NJ on 9/28…Stony Brook NY on 9/29…Beverly

MA on 9/30…Philadelphia PA on 10/5…North Bethesda MD on 10/6…Red Bank NJ on 10/7…and Toronto ON on 10/9!

---Buckcherry will headline the “Gen-X Summer” tour which also includes veteran alt-rock stalwarts P.O.D., Lit and Alien Ant Farm! 

The tour is set to impact our region in July…Baltimore MD on 7/7…Farmingville NY on 7/26…Worcester MA on 7/27…Trenton NJ on 7/28

…and Watertown NY on 7/30!

---Pop singer, Janelle Monae is playing smaller theatres in support of her new album, “Dirty Computer.”  Her tour will stop in…Toronto

ON on 7/16…NYC on 7/18…Washington DC on 7/20…and Boston MA on 7/21!  See her in this smaller, intimate venue while you can, as

there’s no doubt she’ll be back in larger arena’s in no time.

---Jim Messina, formerly of Poco and Loggins & Messina, has finally announced his full schedule of tour dates and that actually includes

a few stops near us…Plymouth NH on 7/14…Truro MA on 7/15…and Rockport MA on 7/16!  The rest of his schedule is set in the Rockies

or the West Coast, but there’s a big gap that could fill-in with more shows for us in late July or August, so cross your fingers!

---Halestorm has added a new leg to their 2018 trek and it will bring them back thru our region this summer…Baltimore MD on 7/31…

Uncasville CT on 8/2…Albany NY on 8/3…and Lewiston NY on 8/6!

---The Magpie Salute (the rest of the black crowes without chris robinson, who has his own black crowes cover band and the chris

robinson brotherhood) adds Peekskill NY on 7/16…Waterloo NY on 7/19…Fairfield CT on 7/21…Ardmore PA on 9/8…and Hampton Beach

NH on 9/15!

---Speaking of Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (who are mentioned in the local portion of this same post—see above) have

announced another wave of show dates to their 2018 itinerary…Norfolk CT on 6/9…Atlantic City NJ on 8/4…Atlantic City NJ again on

11/10…Staten Island NY on 11/16…and Alexandria VA on 12/15!

---I don’t know if I like this new configuration of the Outbreak tour…it’s so small!  The newest incarnation of it features only three bands

Cipha Sounds, Nitty Scott and A Tribe Called Yes!  They’ll make stops in…Somerville MA on 5/31…Providence RI on 6/1…NYC on

6/2…Bristol CT on 6/3…and Washington DC on 6/6!

---The Newport Jazz Festival has confirmed their line-up for 2018 and highlights include Living Colour, Pat Metheny and George

Clinton & P-Funk!  The festival will run from Friday August 3rd thru Sunday August 5th at Fort Adams State Park in Newport RI!

---Simple Minds are bringing their UK 80’s rock to the U.S. this fall with stops in…Bethlehem PA on 9/24…Red Bank NJ on 9/26…

Montreal QC on 9/28…Toronto ON on 9/30…NYC on 10/2…Boston MA on 10/3…Upper Darby PA on 10/5…and Washington DC on 10/6!

---My Bloody Valentine has announced a new U.S. tour…their first in five years…but it’s only for a few regional dates…and not that

many more (8 total) national shows…Philadelphia PA on 7/30…and NYC on 8/1!

---The Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg PA just posted most of their 2018 line-up!  So far it’s…Daughtry on 9/21…Casting Crowns

on 9/23…Darci L ynne Farmer on 9/24…Melissa Etheridge on 9/27…and Vince Gill on 9/28!

---A Perfect Circle have announced an 11-city tour, which so far only includes one date for our region…11/6 in NYC, but there’s a

two-week gap in their itinerary at that point, so I’m expecting there will be more.


---MTV is planning a big blow-out for the 30th Anniversary of Yo! MTV Raps with a huge concert at The B.C. in Brooklyn NY on

6/1!  Included in the line-up are Big Daddy Kane, Eric B., Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Fat Joe, Yo-Yo, Onyx, EPMD, Flavor

Flav, Black Sheep, Das EFX, Special Ed, The Pharcyde, Brand Nubian, The Furious Five (featuring Grandmaster Melle Mel),

Kid Capri, DJ Skribble, Ed Lover and Dr. Dre!  Missing from the list are more contemporary artists like Eminem and Snoop Dogg,

Drake, Jay-Z, Post Malone, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Macklemore, Logic, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q,

Public Enemy, etc.---but ya haveta admit…that’s a helluva great list of old school Hip hop stars!

---The Jayhawks have booked a one-off at the World Café Live in Philadelphia PA on 9/21!

---Doyle Bramhall II has booked a one-show tour at the HighLine Ballroom in NYC on 5/19!

---Chilliwack has announced it’s annual Canadian tour…but it’s extremely limited, to just two cities and only one is near enough for

me to list…Mississauga ON (just south of Toronto) on 6/8 at the International Centre!  If you’ve forgotten their lone U.S. hit from

1981, “My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)” let me remind you. You’re welcome.

---Speaking of Canadian one-hit wonders Magic! Is playing Mississauga (right next door to their hometown Toronto) on 7/1!  Their

big hit was “Rude” back in 2014!”

---Philadelphia has announced their “Summer Block Party Festival” for 2018 and it will feature a show from Jill Scott, Boyz II

Men and DJ Jazzy Jeff at the Mann Center on Saturday 6/30!


---Train is booking solo show on “off-nights” on the Hall & Oates tour…Verona NY on 6/10…and Atlantic City NJ on 6/15!

---Atlanta Rhythm Section adds Bethlehem PA on 5/26!

---Mary Chapin Carpenter adds Bethlehem PA on 7/27!

---The Drifters add Bethlehem PA on 8/18!

---Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root adds Derry NH on 5/10…and Whallonsburg NY on 6/22!

---The Summerland Tour (y’know, Everclear, Marcy Playground and Local H) add Falls Church VA on 5/30…and Providence RI on 6/1

---Brian McKnight adds NYC on 5/11!

---David Allan Coe adds NYC on 5/16!

---Graham Parker adds Bordentown NJ on 5/3…Tuckerton NJ on 5/17…NYC on 5/21…and Norfolk CT on 6/2!

---The Retro Futura Tour adds Hyannis MA on 7/12…and Englewood NJ on 7/14!

---G. Love & Special Sauce adds Rochester NY on 7/12!

---Aztec Two-Step add NYC on 6/21…and Great Barrington MA on 7/27!

---Ryan Cabrera adds Baltimore MD on 5/16…and Harrisburg PA (with Aaron Carter & O-Town) on 6/29!

---Bishop Briggs adds Baltimore MD on 6/20…and Pittsburgh PA on 6/24!

---The English Beat adds…Philadelphia PA on 6/22…Brooklyn NY on 6/24…Nantucket MA on 8/7 & 8/8…Truro MA on 8/9…and

Wakefield RI on 8/10!

---Lake Street Dive adds Upper Darby PA on 11/10!

---Keifer Sutherland adds Albany NY on 5/17!

---Paul Young & Midge Ure add Pittsburgh PA on 6/20!


---A Perfect Circle (1)

---Arctic Monkeys (1)

---Atlanta Rhythm Section (1)

---Aztec Two-Step (2)

---Bishop Briggs (2)

---Buckcherry/ P.O.D./ Lit/ Alien Ant Farm (5)

---Bad Wolves/ Ashes To New/ Diamante (4)

---Brian McKnight (1)

---Chilliwack (1)

---Chris Robinson Brotherhood (8)

---David Allan Coe (1)

---Doyle Bramhall II (1)

---Everclear/ Marcy Playground/ Local H (2)

---G. Love & Special Sauce (1)

---Graham Parker (4)

---Halestorm/ In This Moment (4)

---Janelle Monae (4)

---Janet Jackson (3)

---Jim Messina (3)

---Lake Street Dive (1)

---Lauryn Hill (7)

---Magic! (1)

---Mary Chapin Carpenter (1)

---Michael Glabicki (2)

---My Bloody Valentine (2)

---Newport Jazz Festival (3)

---Outbreak Tour w/ Cipha Sounds/ Nitty Scott/ A Tribe Called Yes (5)

---Pat Metheny (10)

---Paul Young/ Midge Ure (1)

---Ryan Cabrera/ City Under Seige/ Rookie Of The Year (1)

---Ryan Cabrera/ Aaron Carter/ O-Town (1)

---Retro Futura Tour (2)

---Simple Minds (8)

---Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (6)

---Summer Block Party Festival w/ Jill Scott/ Boyz II Men/ DJ Jazzy Jeff (1)

---The Drifters (1)

---The English Beat (6)

---The Jayhawks (1)

---The Magpie Salute (5)

---The Subdudes (6)

---Train (2)

---Walter Trout Band (3)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 042018:

---Alex Creamers “band” has gone thru a transformation…It’s now called Alex & Reid (as in Reid Miner, former “7 Miles” drummer)

and it’s about to hit the road for the Summer!  Here’s how Alex explained it to me in a personal message on facebook.  We started out as a three piece called 7 Miles, but the bassist left and we decided to keep making music. Reid switched from the (drum) kit to a cajon so it would work with just guitar and percussion and we decided to hit the road this summer. I've been wanting to do this road trip since high school so I finally said enough is enough and started booking shows.” The tour is going coast-to-coast, starting in NYC on 6/25…Philadelphia PA on 6/27…Greensboro NC on 6/30…Memphis TN on 7/6…Baton Route LA on 7/9…New Orleans LA on 7/10 & 7/11…Austin TX on 7/13 & 7/14…West Hollywood CA on 7/19…Ventura CA on 7/22…San Francisco CA on 7/24 & 7/27…Portland OR on 7/30…Vancouver BC on 8/3…Boise ID on 8/7…Boulder CO on 8/12…Independence MO on 8/17…Pittsburgh PA on 8/24, 8/25 & 8/26! Break-a- leg you two!

---It’s been nearly a month since the Triple Cities Carousel celebrated it’s 5th Anniversary and announced their changing of hands as Chris Bodnarczuk stepped down and Judith Gross stepped up.  Four days later the new publisher balked and it was announced the magazine was no more.  In it’s wake were rumors of legal wrangling (which since have proved unfounded) and now firm rumors that some staff writers and community members may be trying to get the rights to the arts magazine away from Equinox Broadcasting (the publisher who quashed the paper.) or start a new arts publication from scratch…perhaps as a nonprofit, or in conjunction with the new Bundy Museum radio station.  Forces are at work, but how long before we see a result?  It could be as soon as June.  Stay tuned.

---Regional jam-band from out of the Utica area, moe. have announced late Spring into Mid-Summer tour dates, which start tonight in…Washington DC on 4/20…Montclair NJ on 4/24…and two nights in South Burlington VT on 4/26 & 4/27…before going west, but they will return for the night #2 of the Peach Festival at Montage Mountain in nearby Scranton PA on 7/20!

---Soul Asylum is playing an off night on the 3 Doors Down tour at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA and they’re bringing Fuel and Adelita’s Way along!  Tickets are $42-47.00 and on sale today (4/20)!

---Guster has announced Summer 2018 tour dates, one local-ish dates at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 8/2…and a regional one…Shelburne VT on 7/21!

---FYI: Ithaca’s X-Ambassadors have announced a new date in Brooklyn NY at the Taste Of The Nation festival at the Brooklyn Expo Center on 4/18!

---Former Driven singer, Lisa Cruz is joining forces with Leroy James as Double Shot!

---Donna The Buffalo, the folk/zydeco local superstars, add a new show to their schedule in Greensburg PA on 7/27!

---Michael Wu bass player for The Gunpoets says the band has been working on some great new songs, ok he said they are “straight FIYA.”  Sounds like a new album is coming for 2018!


---Former Grand Funk Railroad lead singer/ songwriter, Mark Farner has a new project…Mark Farner’s American Band is on tour and coming soon to our region…Rochester  NY on 7/11…NYC on 10/30…Fall River MA on 11/1…and two dates on our Regional Concerts Page will be upgraded from simply Mark Farner shows to Mark Farner’s American Band shows…Natick MA on 11/2…and North Tonawanda NY on 11/3!  Exactly how this really changes a Mark Farner concert however is yet to be seen (…and heard.). This may be nothing more than an improvement in imaging, playing off a Grand Funk Railroad classic, “We’re An American Band.”

---Controversial pop singer, Bad Bunny (currently featured on the J Balvin/ Cardi B song “I Like It.”) is testing the waters and getting her feet wet as a touring act and her tour will come into our region this Spring…Uncasville CT on 4/27…Brooklyn NY on 6/8…Boston MA on 8/17…and Newark NJ on 8/18!

---Grunge-era alt-pop singer Matthew Sweet (remember “Girlfriend,”) has announced tour dates for late Spring…Alexandria VA on 6/13…Fairfield CT on 6/15…Bay Shore NY 6/16…Boston MA on 6/17…Dewey Beach DE on 6/19…NYC on 6/20…and Philadelphia PA on 6/21!

---Justin Hayward (of the Moody Blues), has officially announced his worldwide tour, so now we can add to the date that was leaked (Fall River MA on 8/7) last week…Salisbury MA on 8/5…Hartford CT on 8/11…two nights in Sellersville PA on 8/14 & 8/15…two more nights in NYC on 8/16 & 8/17…and Alexandria VA on 8/22!

---The Clearwater/ Great Hudson River Festival has been announced!  The annual festival will take place on Saturday 6/16 and Sunday 6/17 with highlights on both day including…

Day #1: Ani DiFranco/ They Might Be Giants/ Tom Chapin/ Willie Nile

Days #2: Jeff Tweedy of Wilco/ Rhiannon Giddens

The annual two-day festival is held in Croton-On-Hudson NY!

---Michael McDonald, formerly of The Doobie Brothers, is announcing more tour dates, on top of some that were previously leaked (like the Jim Thorpe PA show at Penn’s Peak on 5/20!)…Beverly MA on 5/5…Munhall PA on 5/8…Stamford CT on 5/9…Atlantic City NJ on 5/11…Portsmouth NH on 5/15…and Keene NH on 5/19!

---Sebastian Bach, formerly of Skid Row, has announced a solo tour that includes some regional dates, mostly in Canada however…Barrie ON on 6/28…Kingston ON on 6/29…Montreal QC on 7/2…and Poughkeepsie NY on 7/8!

---Tommy Stinson (of The Replacements/ GNR/ Bash & Pop) has announced two benefit shows in his hometown, Hudson NY (just outside of Albany) on 5/5 and 5/12!  Check the Regional Concert Page for times and line-up’s!  Ticket prices are $15.00 for the 5/5 benefit…and $25 in advance/ $35 at the doors for the 5/12 show.

---Suicidal Tendencies have announced a Canadian tour that will come into the fringes of our region…Toronto ON on 7/25…Kitchener ON on 7/26…and Montreal QC on 7/27!

---Bowzer, formerly of Sha Na Na, continues to book his “Rock N’ Roll Parties,” with two announced for 2018 so far…at the Music Box Theatre in Hershey PA on 5/13, featuring Shirley Alston Reeves, Little Peggy March and The Toys!  The other is also planned for the Music Box Theatre in Hershey on 9/9 and so far features Freddy Cannon, likely with more acts to be added. 

---Even as Rusted Root tours, so does their leader, Michael Glabicki, tour as a solo act, coming to regional venues in…Philadelphia PA on 5/3…Ellicottville NY on 6/29…and Roslyn NY on 7/18 & 8/8!

---Grunge era alternative punk/ metal band, L7 has announced some last minute shows that you already missed last week, because they were announced on the day of the first show and probably more of a tune-up, in small theatres…on 4/10 in Jersey City NJ…4/11 in Boston MA…4/12 in NYC…and Philadelphia PA on 4/13…but there are some shows coming up this summer when their worldwide tour comes back around…Toronto ON on 7/25…and Montreal QC on 7/27 as part of the 77 Montreal Festival!

---Glee stars, Lea Michelle and Darren Criss (she played Rachel and he played Blaine) are going on tour together and they will be singing their way into our region…Pittsburgh PA on 6/2…Washington DC on 6/3…Easton PA on 6/8…Newark NJ on 6/9…and Toronto ON on 6/10!

---Former members of Ronnie James Dio’s band, Dio are still touring as the Dio Disciples, with Ripper Owens, formerly of Judas Priest covering RJD’s part…dates for this Dio tribute band in our region are few…Poughkeepsie NY on 8/3…New Bedford MA on 8/4…and Amityville NY on 8/5!

---Superorganism is coming back around…after some Winter dates, they will return to America, after tour stops in European , Australia and Japan!  See them this Fall in…Brooklyn NY on 9/10…Cambridge MA on 9/11…Philadelphia PA on 9/13…and Albany NY on 9/15!  Superorganism is a rising band with a Top 30 hit on the alternative charts, “Everybody Wants To Be Famous.”

---Dennis DeYoung (former lead singer of styx) has announced a Spring Leg to his 2018 tour and that includes new regional dates…Atlantic City NJ on 4/27…Millersville PA on 4/28…Torrington CT on 5/18…Concord NH on 5/19…and Ellicottville NY on 6/30!

---Godspeed You! Black Emperor has announced Summer dates and that means four more regional shows…Toronto ON on 8/7…Buffalo NY on 8/8…Hudson NY on 8/9…(the previously announced) Baltimore MD on 8/11…and Asbury Park NJ on 8/12!

---Before hitting the road with Culture Club and the Thompson Twins Tom Bailey, The B-52’s have booked a half-dozen solo shows including a few in our region…Philadelphia PA on 6/1…Hampton Beach NH on 6/2…and Ridgefield CT on 6/5!

---The Righteous Brothers featuring original member, Bill Medley and new member Bucky Heard, stepping in where the late Bobby Hatfield left off, when he died in 2003, are leaving Las Vegas and playing some dates across America, including three in our region…Lancaster PA on 6/8…Atlantic City NJ on 6/9…and Westhampton Beach NY on 6/10!

---The Flaming Lips have added Summer and Fall tour dates that will bring them back to our region…Montreal QC on 8/20…Providence RI on 8/22…and Pittsburgh PA on 8/24!

---Morris Day & The Time (from Prince’s “Purple Rain” movie…remember “The Bird” & “Jungle Love”?) have announced a few (far too few really) tour dates in our region…NYC on 8/11…Alexandria VA on 8/12…and Washington PA on 9/15…and they’ve also been added to a Kool & The Gang show at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT!

---Post-punk/ gothic blues rockers, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, have announced a slew of U.S. tour dates…for both Spring and Fall…Northampton MA on 4/30…Boston MA on 5/1…NYC on 5/3…Brooklyn NY on 5/5…then in the fall…Washington DC on 10/25…Brooklyn NY on 10/26…and Toronto ON on 10/28!

---Tech N9ne is headlining a package tour that is coming into our region in late May and June…Silver Spring MD on 5/30…Philadelphia PA on 5/31…Boston MA on 6/1…Buffalo NY on 6/2…Pittsburgh PA on 6/5…Lancaster PA on 6/6…and Montreal QC on 7/28 as part of the Heavy Montreal Fest!

---Speaking of Heavy Montreal…you can find it at Parc Jean Drapeau!  T`            he line-up has been announced and you can check it out on our Regional Concert Page!  The festival is set for Saturday 7/28 and Sunday 7/29…and yes, it is only two nights this year, instead of the typical three.

---Hippiefest is back, but so far has only booked on date in our region with headliner Vanilla Fudge (playing mostly cruises these days) coming to Westbury NY on 7/27…along with Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Badfinger w/ Joey Molland!

---Rockers CKY are undertaking a four band package tour with Slaves, Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am that is headed for our region in July…Easton PA on 7/28…Warrendale PA on 7/29…Rochester NY on 7/31…Toronto ON on 8/1…then after a jaunt west and south…Brooklyn NY on 8/30…Philadelphia PA on 8/31…and Worcester MA on 9/1!


---Nancy Wilson (heart guitarist and background singer…although she did sing leads on “These Dreams.”)…plays a one-off in Waterloo NY on 8/17!

---Thomas Dolby books one lone show in our region (out of two over all in the world this year) on 8/4 in Natick MA on 8/4!

---Lupe Fiasco books a one-shot at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park NJ on 7/1!

---Operation Mindcrime, Geoff Tate’s post-Queensryche project has announced just one date in the U.S. so far…Stroudsburg PA on 6/14!

---X-Files and Californication actor, David Duchovny will perform a concert (he has an album too!) at the Public Arts venue in NYC on Sunday 4/22!


---Alison Krauss adds Pittsburgh PA on 6/8…Selbyville DE on 7p…Leno MA on 6/19…Chautauqua NY on 6/23…and Toronto ON on 6/25!

---Firehouse adds Chicopee MA on 8/18…and Granville PA on 9/22!

---Poison & Cheap Trick add Darien Center NY on 6/26!

---Alice Cooper adds Albany NY on 10/4!

---Glen Phillips, of Toad The Wet Sprocket, plays a solo show in Pittsburgh PA on 5/7!

---Bishop Briggs adds Asbury Park NJ on 6/19!

---Maxi Priest add Asbury Park NJ on 7/6!

---Ted Leo & The Pharmacists also add Asbury Park NJ on 8/18!

---Elton John adds two nights in NYC at MSG on 3/5 & 3/6 in 2019!

---Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will play a solo show on an off night on the Foreigner/ Whitesnake tour…on 6/24 at the Ulster Center in Kingston NY!

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone are adding on…Washington PA on 6/16…Lynn MA on 9/28…Alexandria VA on 10/7…and Sellersville PA on 12/9!

---Gordon Lightfoot is adding onto his Summer 2018 tour…Rockport MA on 6/11 & 6/12…NYC on 6/13…Alexandria VA on 6/18…Lexington MA on 6/21…and Concord NH on 6/22!

---Railroad Earth adds two nights at Asbury Park NJ on 6/29 & 6/30!

---Buddy Guy adds NYC on 4/17 & 4/18!

---Earth Wind & Fire add Stroudsburg PA on 6/2…and Atlantic City NJ on 9/2!

---Lake Street Dive adds Lenox MA on 6/30!

---Blondie adds North Adams MA on 8/3!

---Richie Furay adds Piermont NY on 6/15!

---Bone Thugs N Harmony adds Pittsburgh PA on 5/30!

---Blind Melon have added one show…to their former one show tour…Philadelphia PA on 5/5!  Could this mean more?  We think so. 

---AWOLNATION adds Philadelphia PA on 6/3!

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox adds Shirley MA on 6/6!

---Lily Allen adds Brooklyn NY on 4/23!

---Beach Boys add Lancaster PA on 8/4…and Red Bank NJ on 10/1!

---Marshall Tucker Band adds Red Bank NJ on 9/21!

---Seal finally adds some more shows in our region…Toronto ON on 6/23…and NYC on 6/26!

---Art Garfunkel adds Red Bank NJ on 5/16…and NYC on 6/29!

---Hip hop one-hit wonder, Biz Markie (“Just A Friend”) books a show on an off-night on the “I Love The 90’s Tour”…in Philadelphia PA on 7/20!

---Huey Lewis & The News have cancelled all their tour dates for 2018 as Huey is suffering from hearing loss.


---Alice Cooper (1)

---Alison Krauss (5)

---Art Garfunkel (2)


---Bad Bunny (4)

---Beach Boys (2)

---Bishop Briggs (1)

---Biz Markie (1)

---Blind Melon (1)

---Blondie (1)

---Bone Thugs N Harmony (1)

---Bowser’s Rock N’ Roll Party (2)

---Buddy Guy (2)

---CKY/ Slaves/ Royal Thunder/ Awaken I Am (8)

---David Duchovny (1)

---Dio Disciples (3)

---Donna The Buffalo (1)

---Earth Wind & Fire (2)

---Firehouse (2)

---Glen Phillips (1)

---Godspeed You!  Black Emperor (4)

---Gordon Lightfoot (6)

---Guster (2)

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone (4)

---Hippiefest (1)

---Huey Lewis & The News (-4)

---Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience (1)

---Justin Hayward (7)

---Lake Street Dive (1)

---Lea Michelle/ Darren Criss (5)

---L7 (2)

---Lupe Fiasco (1)

---Marshall Tucker Band (1)

---Matthew Sweet (7)

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox (1)

---Maxi Priest (1)

---Michael Glabicki (4)

---Michael McDonald (5)

---Morris Day & The Time (3)

---Nancy Wilson (1)

---Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (7)

---Operation Mindcrime (1)

---Poison/ Cheap Trick (1)

---Railroad Earth (2)

---Richie Furay (1)

---Seal (2)

---Sebastian Bach (4)

---Suicidal Tendencies (3)

---Superorganism (4)
---Tech N9ne (6)

---Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (1)

---The B-52’s (3)

---The Flaming Lips (3)

---The Righteous Brothers (3)

---Third Eye Blind (1)

---Tommy Stinson (2)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 041318:

---Elevated Promotions held a “Throwback Sneaker Party” last weekend and vowed “We Taking It Back” on their event post for The Icehouse at 15 Charlotte Street, in Binghamton NY!  It turns out that they’ve had it back since last December…12/9 to be exact.  Elevated Promotions is also the company behind tonight’s “Kings Of NY Concerts” event with Jay Critch and Don Q at The Arena and the AfterParty at The Spotlight Binghamton.  Wayne Wint of Elevated Promotions responded to my inquiries via Facebook Messenger and said that he’s managing the venue and intends to buy it at the end-of-the-year.  It’s nice to have The Icehouse back…hope it’s here for awhile, this time.

---These aren’t the only hip hop acts coming into town btw, in the next few weeks we will also get a visit from A Boogie With Da Hoodie at the Broome County Arena in Binghamton NY on 4/26 @ 730p!  Tickets are now on sale.

---Former M.E. resident, now Albany area singer/ songwriter/ activist, Taina Asili has announced Spring 2018 tour dates…Philadelphia PA on 4/14…Poughkeepsie NY on 4/21…Boston MA (two shows at two venues) on 4/27…Worcester MA on 4/28…Keene NH on 4/29…Albany NY on 5/13…Providence RI on 6/9…NYC on 6/14…NYC again on 6/22…and the Grassroots Festival on the first day of the GrassRoots Festival in Trumansburg NY on 7/19! Asili has been featured on Rolling Stones website for her protest song, “No Es Mi Presidente.”

---Alternative rockers, Lake Street Dive have announced a summer/ fall leg for their 2018 tour and that will bring them back, not only to our region, but our local area!  New regional dates include…Red Bank NJ on 6/29…Baltimore MD on 7/5…two nights in NYC on 11/5 & 11/6…Washington DC on 11/9…and one local date…at the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 11/3!

---The “Down-To-Earth” Festival has confirmed that it will be held on three nights in August…from Friday 8/17 thru Sunday 8/19, at Edgewood Mountain, in Laurens NY, north of Oneonta NY!  So far the only announced band that has been booked is electronic/ dance band, Exmag, who is set for Friday night!

---Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room has announced much of their Summer 2018 schedule and despite their remote location, in Hamilton NY  between Cortland NY and Utica NY, there are some pretty good bands on this list and we can’t wait to see the rest of the bands that will be added to it!

5/13:   Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

5/27:   The Heavy Pets

6/3:      The Ghost Of Paul Revere

6/17:   Amy Helm

6/24:   Martin Sexton

7/15:   Dark Hollow

8/19:   Donna The Buffalo

---Former Deep Purple/ Black Sabbath/ California Breed and present Black Country Communion lead singer, Glenn Hughes has just announced U.S. dates in between his visits to Europe!  Regional stops include…Westbury NY on 8/25…New Haven CT on 8/26…Asbury Park NJ on 8/28…NYC on 8/29…Wilmington DE on 8/31…Lancaster PA on 9/1…Warrendale PA on 9/5…Glenside PA on 9/7…a local-ish show at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 9/8…Poughkeepsie NY on 9/11…Derry NH on 9/18…Boston MA on 9/19…Providence RI on 9/21…and Tarrytown NY on 9/22!  Whew!

---The Paper Mill Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY has announced more of their Summer 2018 schedule…new dates (on top of the already announced…Get The Led Out on 5/19 and Dark Star Orchestra on 5/20) include…Umphrey’s McGee on 5/17…Nahko & Medicine For The People on 6/27…and Matisyahu on 7/22, who is also adding more regional dates…NYC on 4/25…Ocean City MD (with Stephen Marley) on 6/13…Wantagh NY (also with Stephen Marley) on 6/14…Stroudsburg PA on 6/15…Atlantic City NJ on 6/16…Baltimore MD on 6/17…Nantucket MA on 7/24 & 7/25…and South Burlington VT on 727!

---Kid Rock will be coming to Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 9/14…the hip hop star just announced a tour that will not only bring him thru the “salt city” but also to…Gilford NH on 8/4…Saratoga Springs NY on 9/15…and Mansfield MA on 9/29!  The question is…will anybody care?  He’s politically strayed from his fan base and is trying to embrace a new country audience that doesn’t seem aligned with his brand of music.  We shall see.

---Huey Lewis & The News have announced one new date on their 2018 tour, with local-ish implications…Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY on 6/30!

---Ithaca area band, Mosaic Foundation, has confirmed that they are releasing their new album, “Unity Is Strength,” on 4/20!

---It appears, according to the bands website, that the Dirt Farm documentary on “The Sultana” will be rerun on WSKG-TV’s “Expressions” TV show on May 10th @ 8pm.  Don’t miss it again, but for now you can watch the show on the Dirt Farm website @ 

---Big Mean Sound Machine’s Fourth Annual “Big Mean BBQ” has been announced!  The event will be two day & nights this year…on Friday 8/24 & Saturday 8/25 at the GrassRoots Festival Campgrounds!  The line-up has yet to be announced.

---There is a new facebook page that pays tribute to the now defunct Blind Tiger Pub.  It is the request of the page administrator that fans of the venue share their picture, video’s and stories from the history of the legendary and influential pub in tribute to it. It’s named Blind Tiger Pub Johnson City, NY RIP. If you wanna check it out or add something to it, here’s the link:

---311 and The Offspring are teaming up for a Summer 2018 jaunt that will come into our local area as well as our greater region…Philadelphia PA on 8/10…Gilford NH on 8/11…Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 8/12…Hartford CT on 8/21…Holmdel NJ on 8/22…Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 8/24…Wantagh NY on 8/25…Bristow VA on 8/26…Toronto ON on 8/28…and Allentown PA on 8/29!

---Blues guitarist, Gary Clark Jr. has announced a Summer touring schedule, which mightily impacts our region and at least one local-ish show…two nights in Port Chester NY on 6/7 & 6/8…Northampton MA on 7/30…Baldwinsville NY (essentially Syracuse) at the Paper Mill Amphitheare on 8/1…Hampton Beach NH on 8/2…and two nights in Toronto ON on 8/6 & 8/7!

---Barry Manilow is playing a few dates here and there this summer and one of them is even local-ish…Vienna VA on 6/8 & 6/9…Bethlehem PA on 7/5…and Verona NY at Turning Stone Casino on 7/12!

---How about local musician Bess Greenberg?  She nailed the warm-up spot for Richie Kotzen (of poison & the winery dogs) last night (4/12) in Buffalo at the Iron Works!

---Gunpoets bass player, Michael Wu announced this week that his jazz side-project, Triple Down is taking a break for now…which explains why he has so much time to devote recently to Bess Greenberg’s back-up band, “The Magic Ring.”

Condolences: Local musician, John Stark posted on his facebook page on Monday (4/9) that drummer, Robert Blandford Jr. has died.  He was known as a member of many early rock bands in the Triple Cities, such as…Ted Alexander & The Premiere’sPierre & The CitationsCrystal ShipBlack Diamond ExpressSusquehanna Pirate Kazoo Band…and Steppin’ Out (which he also sang in), just to name a few.  He also played tenor sax. Many contemporary stars of our local music community expressed sympathies, including…Terry Burke, Rick Iacovelli and Mike Barker…as well as former Beach Boys member (the famed sixth member), Ed Carter.  Blandford died on 4/9 at age 74.  No cause of death has been released.


---Australian pop superstars, 5 Seconds Of Summer, will tour in support of their third album, “Youngblood” (due on 6/22) which will bring them into our region this Summer…Toronto ON on 8/27…Uncasville CT on 8/29…Boston MA on 8/30…Allentown PA on 9/1…Vienna VA on 9/5…York PA on 9/13…and Holmdel NJ on 9/14!

---The Goo Goo Dolls have announced a special tour to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their landmark album, “Dizzy Up The Girl.”  The tour will stumble thru our region in the fall starting with…Philadelphia PA on 10/12…Washington DC on 10/13…NYC on 10/15…Red Bank NJ on 10/16…Boston MA on 10/17…two nights in their hometown, Buffalo NY, on 10/19 & 10/20…and Toronto ON on 10/21!

---Toad The Wet Sprocket has announced tour dates for Summer 2018 and they’ll be coming into our region for a visit…NYC on 8/8…Alexandria VA on 8/9 & 8/10…Boston MA on 8/11…Derry NH on 8/12…and a local-ish date at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 8/14!

---Bullet For My Valentine has announced more dates on their Spring 2018 tour and there are seven more regional stops included…Silver Spring MD on 5/6…Niagara Falls NY on 5/8…Hampton Beach NH on 5/11…Clifton Park NY on 5/12…Pittsburgh PA on 5/14…Montclair NJ on 5/15…and Hartford CT on 5/17!  As with other previously leaked BFMV date at the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 5/18, Trivium and Toothgrinder will open!

---The joyful sound of the worlds first proto-punk band (aside from The Kinks), MC5 will be heard again on their 50th anniversary as the MC50 tour has been announced!  The tour features founding MC5 member, guitarist Wayne Kramer, as well as guitarist Kim Thayil from Soundgarden, Dug Pinnick from King’s X and Fugazi drummer Brenden Canty and Zen Guerrilla frontman Marcus Durant!  This tour is coming near you to kick out the jams in…Washington DC on 9/11…New Haven CT on 9/12…Boston MA on 9/13…Huntington NY on 9/14…Philadelphia PA on 9/15…NYC on 9/17…Montreal QC on 9/18…Toronto ON on 9/19…and Pittsburgh PA on 9/21

---Grammy Award winning singer/ songwriter/ actress, Jill Scott is hitting the road…Toronto ON on 6/26…Newark NJ on 6/28…Rochester NY on 6/29…Baltimore MD on 7/12…and Oxon Hill MD on 7/14 & 7/15!

---The Retro Futura Tour has announced their itinerary and line-up for 2018, but so far only two regional stops…Westbury NY on 7/13…and Lynn MA on 7/15!  Btw, the line-up is very strong…ABC, Belinda Carlisle (the go-go’s), Modern English, Tony Lewis (the outfield), Limahl and Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow!

---Otep is back and they’re stepping out this summer…Toronto ON on 7/17…NYC on 7/19…Reading PA on 7/20…Poughkeepsie NY on 7/21…and Warrendale PA on 7/23!

---Nick Lowe has a new EP and tour dates with Los Straitjackets coming to…Jersey City NJ on 6/22…Pawling NY on 6/23…Westhampton Beach NY on 6/24…and Bethlehem PA on 6/26!

---Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have just announced Spring 2018 tour dates for North America, including regional stops for…Jersey City NJ on 5/11…Buffalo NY on 5/12…and Toronto ON on 5/13!

---I don’t usually cover tribute bands, a few perhaps, but this one caught my eye right away…Danny Seraphine’s CTA ft. Bill Champlin!  Both are former members of Chicago…Seraphine is the original drummer and Bill Champlin was the bands third lead singer, following Terry Kath and Peter Cetera, so this is a tribute band with a lot of cred!  So far only one date for them north of the Mason/ Dixon line…Peekskill NY on 8/3! 

---Alternative band, Maps & Atlases have announced Spring 2018 tour dates…Washington DC on 6/19…Brooklyn NY on 6/20…Cambridge MA on 6/21…Philadelphia PA on 6/22…and Pittsburgh PA on 6/23!

---Smile Empty Soul is taking Eve To Adam, Kaleido and Talia on the road for a nice package tour that is coming into our region…Rochester NY on 6/4…Watertown NY on 6/5…Albany NY on 6/6…South Burlington VT on 6/7…Laconia NH on 6/8…Lawrence MA on 6/9…Providence RI on 6/10…Poughkeepsie NY on 6/13…Amityville NY on 6/14…Clifton NJ on 6/15…and Baltimore MD on 6/16!

---Donavon Frankenreiter has just announced a tour that lives on the east coast…Dewey Beach DE on 8/7…Owings Mills MD on 8/8…Asbury Park NJ on 8/9…Brooklyn NY on 8/11…two nights in Amagansett NY on 8/13 & 8/14…Fairfield CT on 8/15…North Stonington CT on 8/16…Salisbury MA on 8/17…Washington DC on 8/18…Nantucket MA on 8/19…two nights in Wellfleet MA on 8/20 & 8/21…NYC on 8/22…Wantagh NY on 8/23…Philadelphia PA on 8/24…Buffalo NY on 8/26…two nights in Wildwood NJ on 8/28 & 8/29…Pawling NY on 8/30…and South Burlington VT on 8/31!

---The Revivalists have added a summer leg to their growing list of 2018 tour dates…Nantucket MA on 7/31 & 8/1…Lowell MA on 8/3…Hampton Beach NH on 8/5…Cockeysville MD (as part of the “Hot August Music Festival” near Baltimore) on 8/18…and Vienna VA on 8/19!


---Following the Peach Festival, The Dickey Betts Band has booked the Beacon Theatre in NYC with The Marshall Tucker Band, Duane Betts and The Devon Allman Project!  Rock on boys!

---Progressive 80’s rockers, Zebra have booked a one-off in Roslyn NY on 7/20!

---California rocker, Richie Furay books a one-shot at Roslyn NY on 10/25!

---Modern rock band, Ash have announced 2018 tour dates that include our little northeast/ mid-atlantic zone, but strangely it’s only one show…Brooklyn NY on 5/30!  Everything else before and after is situated in the UK!


---Steep Canyon Rangers add Woodstock NY on 4/20…NYC on 5/6…Canandaigua NY (at Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center or CMAC) on 8/31…and Lenox MA on 9/2!

---Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox add Kennett Square PA on 8/19…Burlington VT on 10/26…Great Barrington MA on 11/2…and North Bethesda MD on 11/5!

---Roger McGuinn adds Ridgefield CT on 5/9…and Riverhead NY on 5/12!

---Old Crow Medicine Show adds Philadelphia PA on 7/24!

---Jeff Lynne’s ELO adds Philadelphia PA on 8/24!

---Aztec Two-Step add Flemington NJ on 6/2…Boston MA on 6/8…Washington DC on 7/8…and Hudson Falls NY on 9/28!

---Faster Pussycat…add Manchester NH on 7/27 and (with Vixen) Clearfield PA on 8/4!

---Warrant adds New Bedford MA on 10/17!

---Rodriguez adds Peekskill NY on 4/18!

---Ja Rule and Ashanti add Washington DC on 5/5…and Albany NY on 5/13!

---Al Stewart adds Natick MA on 10/12!

---The Chapin Sisters add Brooklyn NY on 6/15!

---Kip Winger adds NYC on 7/17!

---Michael Glabicki (of rusted root) adds Roslyn NY on 8/8!

---The Jeff Beck/ Paul Rodgers/ Ann Wilson tour called “The Stars Align Tour,” adds Lewiston NY (near buffalo) on 8/7!


---311/ The Offspring/ GymClassHeroes (10)

---5 Seconds Of Summer (7)

---A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (1)

---Al Stewart (1)

---Ash (1)

---Aztec Two-Step (4)

---Barry Manilow (4)

---Big Mean Sound Machine (3)

---Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (3)

---Bullet For My Valentine (8)

---Danny Seraphine’s CTA ft. Bill Champlin (1)

---Dickey Betts Band/ Marshall Tucker Band/ Duane Betts/ Devon Allman Project (1)

---Donavon Frankenreiter (21)

---Faster Pussycat (2)

---Gary Clark Jr. (7)

---Glenn Hughes (14)

---Goo Goo Dolls (8)

---Hot August Music Festival (1)

---Huey Lewis & The News (1)

---Ja Rule/ Ashanti (1)

---Jeff Beck/ Paul Rodgers/ Ann Wilson (1)

---Jeff Lynne’s ELO (1)

---Jill Scott (6)

---Kid Rock (4)

---Kip Winger (1)

---Lake Street Dive (6)

---Maps & Atlases (5)

---Matisyahu (10)

---MC50 (9)

---Michael Glabicki (1)

---Nick Lowe (4)

---Old Crow Medicine Show (1)

---Otep (5)

---Retro Futura Tour (2)

---Richie Furay (1)

---Rodriguez (1)

---Roger McGuinn (2)

---Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (4)

---Smile Empty Soul/ Adam To Eve/ Kaleido/ Talia (11)

---Steep Canyon Rangers (4)

---Taina Asili (10)

---The Chapin Sisters (1)

---The Revivalists (5)

---Toad The Wet Sprocket (6)

---Umphrey’s McGee (1)

---Warrant (1)

---Zebra (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 040618:

---Tioga Downs Casino announced their Summer Concert Series on Monday (4/2) and it looks pretty good! Five concerts stretched out over five months, ticket prices are reasonable and btw, all tickets are available thru tickermaster…

Thu 5/31: Chris Janson @ 8p ($20.00)

Thu 6/28: Eddie Money @ 8p ($20.00)

Sat 7/28:  Wynonna @ 8p ($15.00)

Tue 8/7:   Beach Boys @ 7p ($40.00--only $60.00 if you buy two)

Sun 9/2:   Michael Bolton @ 8p ($20.00)

---On the heels of this past weekends appearance at their homebase, the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin…Driftwood, our local “national touring band” is beginning a series of mostly Thursday-Friday-Saturday regional mini-tours!  After dates this weekend in Albany NY on 4/6…and Syracuse NY on 4/7 at The Westcott…the tour begins in earnest, starting on 4/12, that will bring them to…Wellsboro PA on 4/12…Buffalo NY on 4/13 & 4/14…Philadelphia PA on 4/19…Winchester VA on 4/20…and Charlotte NC on 4/21…Wellsville NY on 4/27…Cleveland OH on 4/28…Annapolis MD on 5/3…Roanoke VA on 5/4…and Silk Hope NC on 5/5!  The band is also booking Summer Festivals which will bring them to local and regional festivals like…The Lilac Festival in Rochester NY on 5/20…The Great Blue Heron Music Festival in Sherman NY on 7/7…the Northwest String Summit in North Plains, Oregon on 7/19 & 7/20…before coming home to night #3 of The Peach Festival in Scranton PA on 7/21…and the final day of the Grassroots Festival in Trumansburg NY on 7/22!  Whew! 

---The first (hopefully annual) Music & Motorcycles festival, Crowfest has announced it’s 2018 festival date…Saturday 6/9 at Ransom Park in Tioga Center NY!  Bands participating in the event are…The Smokin’ Crows…Raibred…J. Floyd…Tim Ruffo Band…Mike Davis & the Laughing Buddha Episodes…Floating Down…Tijuana Danger Dogs…and the Bess Greenberg Trio!  Tickets are $10.00 in advance…$15.00 at the door!  …and btw, the event not only brags that it features a bike run, food, drink and live music…but fire dancers?  Proceeds go to fight PTSD and Cancer Awareness.

---Congrats are due as iconic Binghamton venue Thirsty’s edges closer to their 40th Anniversary celebration which starts on Friday 5/18 with Frostbit Blue…and continues on Saturday night with Hindsight! 

---Ithaca’s favorite sons, X-Ambassadors are playing some headlining shows on “off-nights” during the Fitz & The Tantrums tour, so look for them to play…South Burlington VT on 6/12…and Lancaster PA on 6/13…as well as a new date warming-up for Fitz & the Tantrums in Vienna VA on 6/7!

…Here’s a very cool 90’s based tour featuring some of the best alt-pop bands to come out of the grunge-era!  The Gin Blossoms are headlining the tour which also features Tonic and Vertical Horizon!  Even better, the show will be coming to Tags in Big Flats on 6/8, as well as…Montclair NJ on 6/7…and Huntington NY on 6/10!  We expect more dates will be announced!  Tickets are on sale now and start at $19.75!

---Ithaca Reggae Festival, set for 6/22-24 at Stewart Park in Ithaca has announced it’s 2018 line-up with Clinton Fearon, Sister Carol, Big Mean Dub Machine, The Meditations, Double Tiger Fall Creek Brass Band, the return of Thousands Of One and Mosaic Foundation, just to name a few!  Daily scheduling has yet to occur, and we’ll try to forward and/or share that info as soon as we can!

---The NYS Fair in Syracuse NY adds both Counting Crows & Live on Day #4, along with Blondie on Day #1!  As for Counting Crows, this is all part of a larger tour that includes new dates in…Bristow VA on 8/8…Hershey PA on 8/10…Camden NJ on 8/11…Holmdel NJ on 8/14…Hartford CT on 8/15…Boston MA on 8/17…Gilford NH on 8/18…Wantagh NY on 8/22…Toronto ON on 8/29…and Pittsburgh PA on 8/30!

---Meanwhile for Blondie, this is the continuation of a pattern of festival dates they’ve planned for the Summer of 2018...MassMoca on 8/3…Osheaga in Montreal QC on 8/4…and SeeHearNow in Asbury Park NJ on 9/14 are all the regional fests.

---If you are just jumping on the Superorganism bandwagon, the dance/ electronic band, who presently have a hit song, “Everybody Wants To Be Famous,” rising on the Alternative charts, have announced that their last show before heading oversea’s will be Saturday night (4/7) in Syracuse NY at the Lost Horizon!  It’s a late addition, so don’t be alarmed that you haven’t heard about it before. 

---Finally, The Outlaw Tour has announced for Montage Mountain, (which for some reason is always one of the last locations they announce for…) and the tour is set to play Scranton PA on 9/14!  This years fest includes Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real and Particle Kid, but it varies slightly at each stop!  Other dates include…Bristow VA on 5/27…Burgettstown PA on 9/7…Hershey PA on 9/8…Toronto ON on 9/9…Queens NY on 9/12 (just Willie & Van Morrison at this show and not billed as part of the Outlaw tour)…Camden NJ on 9/15…Holmdel NJ on 9/16…Mansfield MA on 9/21…and Saratoga Springs NY on 9/23!

---As if the weekend of July 20th thru the 22nd wasn’t already busy enough with both the GrassRoots Festival in Trumansburg NY and the Peach Festival in Scranton PA…now there’s an alternative festival in Syracuse NY!  The Rockathon Festival on 7/21 & 7/22 is bring some big names into our local-ish region…Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against and Three Days Grace will play the Lakeview Amphitheatre on 7/21…followed by some modern metal on Sunday 7/22 with Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, also at the Lakeview!  Tickets go on sale today at 10am thru Ticketmaster for $49.00 for both days!

---Michael Franti has announced Summer 2018 tour dates that not only include regional appearances, but a local one too…Hyannis MA on 7/13…Greenfield MA  (for day #2 of the Green River Festival) on 7/14…Hampton Beach NH on 7/17…East Providence RI on 7/18…Scranton PA (at night #2 of the Peach Festival) on 7/20…Jay VT on 7/21…Cohasset MA on 7/22…Ocean City MD on 7/24 & 7/25!

---Alison Krauss has announced a Summer leg to her 2018 tour and new dates include at least one or two local-ish stops…Pittsburgh PA on 6/8…Selbyville DE on 6/9…Wilkes-Barre PA at The Kirby on 6/10…Lenox MA on 6/19…Chautauqua NY on 6/23…Toronto ON on 6/25…Rochester NY on 6/27…Bensalem PA on 9/6…Mashantucket CT on 9/7…Gilford NH on 9/8…and Verona NY at Turning Stone Casino on 9/9!

---Kenny Rogers may be done with large scale tours, but he’s still playing some shows here and there…thus we find him at The Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on Thursday May 31st…plus Lincoln RI on 6/1…and a second night in NYC on 6/3! [note: as report went to be published…rogers had to cancel all of his 2018 dates regarding unspecified health reasons. More to come.]

---Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper/ Joe Perry/ Johnny Depp) have announced a few 2018 American dates…and a bunch of European shows!  Regional shows are in…Verona NY at Turning Stone Casino on 5/17…Mashantucket CT on 5/20…and Bethlehem PA on 5/21!

---Atlas Genius has been added to the Bush tour date at the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 4/11! 

---April Fools: Anyone who gets Jeff Kahn’s weekly Cyber Café West newsletter, which comes out, by e-mail, on Sunday morning, got a surprise when the newsletter arrived!  In the re: line was the word “closing.”  Thankfully Kahn (who also owns the Cyber Café West) says the Cyber Café will remain open, but following the recent, sudden closing of The Blind Tiger Pub in Johnson City, some of us did just feel their hearts in their throat for just a second?

---Rumor Mill: Could there be impending action by the now-defunct Triple Cities Carousel against Equinox Broadcasting?  Rumors are swirling…


---The Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood version of Yes continues their 50th Anniversary tour announcing 32 new world wide dates leading up to next February’s YesCruise.  Amazingly, twelve of the shows will land in our region…Pittsburgh (Munhall) PA on 7/5…Jim Thorpe PA on (at Penn’s Peak) 7/6…Montclair NJ on 7/7…Boston MA on 7/10…Hampton Beach NH on 7/11…Atlantic City NJ on 7/14…Staten Island NY on 7/15…Peekskill NY on 7/17…Westbury NY on 7/18…two nights in Philadelphia PA on 7/20 & 7/21…and finally Washington DC on 7/23!  No word when the other version of Yes (ft. Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin, formerly know as ARW) will hit the road.

---Just off a tour of theatres to warm-up their new singer, Jeff Gutt, Stone Temple Pilots team-up with The Cult and Bush to storm Arena’s across the country this summer!  See this triumvirate of modern rock at…Burgettstown PA on 7/21…Toronto ON on 7/25…Wantagh NY on 7/27…Holmdel NJ on 7/28…Boston MA on 7/30…Gilford NH on 8/2…and Bristow VA on 8/5!

---Chris Brown (yeah, that Chris Brown) is hitting (no pun intended.) the road in July and making half-a-dozen stops are he passes thru our region…in Bristow VA on 7/12…Newark NJ on 7/15…Brooklyn NY on 7/16…Camden NJ on 7/18…Boston MA on 7/19…Hartford CT on 7/21…and finally, Burgettstown PA on 7/22!  Rich The Kid, H.E.R. and 6Lack will open up.

---Blues guitar maestro, Joe Bonamassa has announced dates for Fall 2018 already, and that means…two nights in Buffalo NY on 10/26 & 10/27…two more nights in Toronto ON on 11/2 & 11/3!

---Grunge-era alt-pop singer, Tracy Bonham (remember her Grammy-nominated song, “Mother Mother,” from her 1996 gold album, “The Burdens Of Being Upright?”)  is taking to the road for a tour that will include a handful of regional dates, including…Cambridge MA on 6/6…Northampton MA on 6/7…Vienna VA on 6/14…Philadelphia PA on 6/20…and NYC on 6/21!

---Hip hop star, A$AP Ferg has re-announced tour dates that were originally supposed to bring him (and only him as his warm-up acts haven’t been confirmed for these new dates.) into our region this month, but now (except for Toronto) won’t until July…Toronto ON on 5/6…Montreal QC on 7/23…Clifton Park NY on 7/24…and Boston MA on 7/27!  Ferg pushed his tour dates back to finish work on his new album.

---The AWOLNATION tour is coming into our region this June!  After a spot on the X-Fest at Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown on 6/2, look for the alt-rockers to come to…Clifton Park NY on 6/15…South Burlington VT on 6/17…Hampton Beach NH on 6/21…and Providence RI on 6/22!  Opening up for the tour are rising alt-pop stars…Irontom and lovelytheband.

---So by now, the cat’s outta-the-bag…Bruce Springsteen has announced another stretch at the Kerr Theatre in NYC!  Broadway residency #5 is 49 dates long and runs from 9/26 thru 12/15!

---The Posies have announced their 30th Anniversary World Tour and it will bring into our region at least a half-dozen times, in…Philadelphia PA on 6/13…Fairfield CT on 6/14…Somerville MA on 6/15…Washington DC on 6/16…NYC on 6/17…and Pittsburgh PA on 6/19!

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has announced a new leg of dates that will take them from late Spring into early Summer and thru our region…Alexandria VA on 5/31…Ridgefield CT on 6/1…Derry NH on 6/3…Boston MA on 6/6…Bethlehem PA on 6/7…and Uncasville CT on 12/21! 

---Daryl Hall & John Oates are taking Train on the road (which sounds like a clash of transportation methods, I know.) this Summer with no less than seven regional tour stops for fans in our coverage zone…Philadelphia PA on 5/26…Toronto ON on 6/5…Boston MA on 6/7…Pittsburgh PA on 7/9…Washington DC on 6/11…NYC on 6/14…and Montreal QC on 7/13!

---Bruce Hornsby has announced 2018 tour dates that will play our region nearly a dozen times…Waterloo NY on 6/14…Washington PA on 6/15…Bensalem PA on 6/16…Englewood NJ on 6/18…Lewiston NY on 6/19…Vienna VA on 6/29…Selbyville DE on 6/30…Morristown NJ on 7/16…Hampton Beach NH on 7/18…Burlington VT on 7/20…and Webster MA on 7/21!

---Veil of Maya, who are part of the Underoath tour…will play some solo headlining dates of their own on the tours “off nights.”  See them in…Brooklyn NY on 5/7…and Syracuse NY on 5/10!

---Another leg has been added to the Pat Benatar tour, so Summer 2018 tour dates are now realized…Plymouth MA on 6/20…Beverly MA on 6/21…Ridgefield CT on 6/23…Great Barrington MA on 6/25…Morristown NJ on 6/27!

---One of the worlds top ten best slide guitarists, Ry Cooder has announced tour dates…Alexandria VA on 6/3, 6/4 & 6/11…Ridgefield CT on 6/6…Boston MA on 6/7…NYC on 6/8…Derry NH on 6/9 & 6/12…Toronto ON on 6/26…Montreal QC on 6/29…Burlington VT on 6/30…Lenox MA on 7/1…and Philadelphia PA on 7/3!

---British rockers, Paul Young and Midge Ure (formerly of Ultravox) are teaming up on most dates of a 2018 Summer tour…Bethesda MD on 6/5…Sellersville PA on 6/6…Huntington NY on 6/7…NYC on 6/8…Pawling NY (just paul on this show) on 6/10…and Toronto ON on 6/12!

---Molly Hatchet has announced solo shows, following their stint on the Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell tour…Wellsville NY on 6/23…and Verona NY on 8/30!

---Everclear, Marcy Playground and Local H are back as the “Summerland Tour” returns, bringing Grunge-era alt-pop to…Philadelphia PA on 5/31…Huntington NY on 6/3…NYC on 6/5…and Warrendale PA (just outside of Pittsburgh) on 6/6!

---Wow.  The Line-up Joe Perry is taking on his brief three-night, while Steve Tyler’s off trying-to-play-country-musid, tour will just have guitar players everywhere drooling like infants…along with Perry, fellow Aerosmith guitarist, Brad Whitford…singer, Gary Cherone of Extreme…Barry Goudreau of Boston…and Joe Perry Project singer, Charlie Farren!  Perry’s latest Project is set to play Boston MA on 4/18…Hampton Beach NH on 4/19…and Atlantic City NJ on 4/20!

---Ronnie Milsap just keeps right on going, just like the Energizer bunny…on his latest tour he’s planning regional stops in…Alexandria VA on 4/5…Greensburg PA on 4/6…Plattsburgh NY on 7/18…and Ridgefield CT on 7/19!

---Nirvana for Death Metal heads, Maryland Deathfest has announced their line-up for 2018!  The festival is spread out in two venues…Baltimore Soundstage and Rams Head Live…and it’s four days long, from Thursday 5/24 thru Sunday 5/27!  Check the Regional Concert Page to pick your line-up and venue!

---Former head Beach Boy, Brian Wilson, has announced a small tour this Fall to play the Beach Boys “Christmas Album” in it’s entirety!  Only two dates are booked so far for our region…Englewood NJ on 12/4…and Staten Island NY on 12/7!


---Vladimir Putin’s favorite band (NOT), Pussy Riot, are allowed to travel outside of Russia to bring their wonderfully anti-authoritaran pop/punk to America…Sunday 5/27 in Harrisburg PA at Club XL…but while they’ve only announced one headlining tour date in our region , don’t fret…you can also see them on Friday 5/25 as part of Boston Calling!

---An Asia one-off?  Apparently…although time will tell.  They’ve been booked at Batavia Downs in Batavia NY on 7/20. 

---Natalie Merchant has just announced a dozen, mostly oversea’s dates…and one lonely U.S. show…Pittsfield MA on 9/22!  Hopefully there will be more, but as of now, this is a “one-shot.”

---The Wailers will play a “one-off” to help open the new Diamond Horseshoe at Times Square (also called by their corporate name, sony hall) in NYC on 6/19!

---Ace Frehley is also playing a “one-off” at the new Diamond Horseshoe at Times Square in NYC, even earlier, on 5/4!

---The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, will play one terrestrial date leading up to the “On The Blue Cruise,” which will be 8/7 in Fall River MA!

---60’s pop singer, Melanie, plays a one-off for us land-lubbers (her only other appearances are on the Flower Power Cruise set for Spring 2019) at Piermont NY on 8/3!

---Once Van Morrison is off the Outlaw Music Festival he has booked a one-shot solo show in Boston MA on 9/11!


---REO Speedwagon adds Torrington CT on 9/20…and Erie PA on 9/25!

---Kix adds Harrisburg PA on 6/16!

---Buckethead, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist in the lean years…adds some more dates to his solo tour…Northampton MA on 4/6…Providence RI on 4/11…and Philadelphia PA on 4/18!

---Eric Burdon & The Animals add Glenside PA on 5/9!

---Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite add…a third night in Toronto ON on 5/30…a second night in South Burlington VT on 6/1…Portsmouth NH on 6/7…a third night in NYC on 6/10…Philadelphia PA on 6/12…and Washington DC on 6/13!

---Jean-Luc Ponty adds Glenside PA on 8/18!

---The War On Drugs add Brooklyn NY on 4/8!

---Billy Joel adds his 58th show in his MSG residency in NYC on 11/10!

---Parkway Drive adds Silver Spring MD on 5/5…Sayreville NJ on 5/6…and Pittsburgh PA on 5/8!

---Steve Forbert adds Kennett Square PA on 7/27…Northampton MA on 9/14…and Piermont NY on 9/30!

---Phoenix adds Boston MA on 7/3…and two more nights in Brooklyn NY, on 7/9 & 7/10, for a total of five!

---Ian Anderson adds Wallingford CT on 9/12!

---Memphis May Fire, Fire From The Gods and The Word Alive are playing an “off-night” on the Sevendust tour, in Pittsburgh PA on 5/10, at Mr. Smalls!

---Bone Thugs N Harmony add Pittsburgh PA on 5/27!

---Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons added a second night in Newark NJ on 4/5, so you have one more shot to catch them tonight (Friday 4/6)!

---Tony Bennett adds two nights in Westbury NY on 5/18 & 5/19…Vienna VA on 6/23…and Bethlehem PA on 6/30!

---Prong & Helmet add NYC on 5/23!

---Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, add Woodbridge NJ on 8/26!

---Buddy Guy adds Asbury Park NJ on 7/22 with Jonny Lang!

---21 Savage picks up two “off nights” on the Post Malone tour…5/20 in NYC…5/22 in Sayreville NJ!

---Finally, John Sebastian (of the Lovin’ Spoonful) adds two regional shows to his 2018 itinerary…Lexington MA on 4/29…and Plymouth MA on 6/9!

---Kofi Baker Cream Experience is moving their 5/2 show at Bordentown NJ to 5/6…and playing a date as Kofi Baker’s Psychedelic Trip at Turning Point in Piermont NY, instead!

---Foghat confirms that they’ll be playing the Woodstock CT Fair on 9/2…and a twin-bill with Grand Funk Railroad at Twin Rivers Casino in Lincoln RI on 11/17!

---The “I Love The 90’s Tour” adds Camden NJ on 8/24!

---Bon Jovi postponed their two Montreal QC shows from 4/4 & 4/5 to 5/17 & 5/18 due to the flu!

---Kenny Rogers just cancelled the remainder of his 2018 dates due to a health issue.  Tickets can be refunded at your point of purchase.


---21 Savage (2)

---Asia (1)

---AWOLNATION/ lovelytheband/ Irontom (4)

---Ben Harper/ Charlie Musselwhite (6)

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (6)

---Billy Joel (1)

---Blondie (3)

---Bone Thugs N Harmony (1)

---Bruce Hornsby (11)

---Bruce Springsteen (49)

---Buckethead (3)

---Buddy Guy/ Jonny Lang (1)

---Chris Brown/ Rich The Kid/ 6Lack/ H.E.R. (7)

---Counting Crows (10)

---Eric Burdon & The Animals (1)

---Everclear/ Marcy Playground/ Local H (4)

---Fitz & The Tantrums/ X-Ambassadors/ Mikky Ekko (1)

---Foghat (2)

---Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (1)

---Hall & Oates/ Train (7)

---Helmet/ Prong (1)

---Hollywood Vampires (3)

---I Love The 90’s Tour (1)

---Ian Anderson (1)

---Ithaca Reggae Festival (3)

---Jean-Luc Ponty (1)

---Joe Bonamassa (4)

---Joe Perry (3)

---Justin Hayward (1)

---Kenny Rogers (3)

---Kix (1)

---Kofi Baker’s Psychedelic Trip (1)

---Lyle Lovett (7)

---Maryland Deathfest (8)

---Melanie (1)

---Memphis May Fire/ Fire From The Gods/ The Word Alive (1)

---Michael Franti (9)

---Molly Hatchet (2)

---Natalie Merchant (1)

---Outlaw Music Festival (9)

---Parkway Drive (3)

---Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett (1)

---Paul Young (1)

---Paul Young/ Midge Ure (5)

---Pat Benatar (5)

---Phoenix (3)

---Pussy Riot (1)

---REO Speedwagon (12)

---Ronnie Milsap (4)

---Ry Cooder (13)

---Steve Forbert (3)

---Stone Temple Pilots/ The Cult/ Bush (7)

---The Posies (6)

---The War On Drugs (1)

---The Wailers (1)

---Tony Bennett (4)

---Tracy Bonham (5)

---Van Morrison (1)

---Veil Of Maya (2)

---Willie Nelson/ Van Morrison (1)

---X-Ambassadors (2)

---Yes (12)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!


Music News for 033018:

---So here is, the end of March, and still the Brackney Inn, in Brackney PA, isn’t open.  In case you forgot, the Inn suffered severe damage in an electrical fire last Fall and has been rebuilding ever since.  They were hoping to be open again, by now, buy there has been progress!  In a recent interview with owner, Greg and manager Georgie, they told us at Radio2.0 that, “It's really starting to come along now. All the plumbing and electric is being installed now. My contractor tells me once that's done the rest will go quick but when I try and pin him down on a date he never gives me one. I definitely don't think it will be this month though.’’  …a few days after that they got a little more specific, “The contractor says late April but who knows what will come up. This whole thing has definitely been a learning experience.”  So we will continue to stay on top of the whole thing!  Once again, stay tuned.

---Well this story is so bizarre, and changed so quickly that I will have to break it up into two parts!  Here’s the original story I wrote, following last weeks 5th Anniversary party for the Triple Cities Carousel

---The Triple Cities Carousel magazine (or rag as they refer to themselves) is changing hands!  After five years at the magazine, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Chris Bodnarczuk, is moving on, to take a position with the Anderson Center at Binghamton University!  The magazine, which is published by Equinox Broadcasting, is handing Bodnarczuk’s reins over to one of their personalilties, Judith Gross, well known disc jockey on Cool 1067!  Her first issue will be due in May, as Bodnarczuk’s last is going to press this week.  However, it is believed that Bodnarczuk will help with the transition, but how long his finger print will linger on the publication is unknown.

---Now here’s part two…just four days after the party this post appeared on the Triple Cities Carousel facebook page, “We’re so very sorry to announce that our publisher, Equinox Broadcasting, has decided not to continue forward with Carousel at this time. Thank you all for your support over these last five years. We love you all so very much.” There was no reason given for Equinox to cease publication except that there may have been some kind of falling out between between management and Bodnarczuk.  Whatever the case it will be missed by many local musicians and the musical community.

---There’s a new venue in Apalachin! Waterman’s Distillery at 6172 Route 434 in Apalachin NY, is opening with a line of grain neutral spirits and premium liquors.  The distillery has scheduled it’s first event for April 21st & 22nd at their venue, in a restored barn, for a $10 admission, including a complimentary sipping glass and “free” (not sure how that works if the admission is $10) entertainment…although whether or not that will be a band, or a dj, has yet to be revealed at press time.  If you’d like to visit their website, here’s a link:

---Old Crow Medicine Show has announced Summer dates including a local-ish stop at the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown NY on 7/14…as well as a bunch of new regional stops…Washington DC on 4/28…New Haven CT on 7/17…Hampton Beach NH on 7/19…Providence RI on 7/20…Shelburne VT on 7/22…Dewey Beach DE on 7/27…as well as a festival date in Greenfield MA on 7/15 for Green River Festival!

---Kiefer Sutherland is back!  Apparently the television and movie star’s theatre tour last year wasn’t a fluke and now he’s returned to play larger venues…Toronto ON on 5/10…Alexandria VA on 5/20…Dewey Beach DE on 5/23…Asbury Park NJ on 5/25…Bethel NY (at Bethel Woods!) on 5/26…Pawling NY on 5/27…and Amagansett NY on 5/28!

---Creedence Clearwater Revisited (ft. former Creedence Clearwater Revival members Doug “Cosmo” Clifford and Stu Cook) have announced 2018 tour dates and they’ll be coming to our area’s, both local and regional, in July…Atlantic City NJ on 7/6…Lincoln RI on 7/7…Huntington NY on 7/25…Jim Thorpe PA at Penn’s Peak on 8/1!

---America has announced Summer dates and a few new additions to their Spring tour…Torrington CT on 3/30…Providence RI on 5/10…Utica NY at the Stanley Center on 5/11…Washington PA on 5/12…Salamanca NY on 7/7…and Peekskill NY on 7/14!

---Michael Wu, currently with The Gunpoets and Triple Down (formerly with Try. Fail. Repeat.), posted on Sunday that he has finished recording his bass tracks for Devinne Meyers forthcoming debut solo album, “Silver Line.”  No release date has been set for the album yet, but it’s uncertain how much more work has to be done on the project.


---3 Doors Down, Collective Soul and Soul Asylum have forged a huge Summer Alt-pop tour that will thunder thru our region starting in August…Clearfield PA on 8/3…Gilford NH on 8/10…Holmdel NJ on 8/11…Brookhaven NY on 8/14…Uncasville CT on 8/16…Niagara Falls NY on 8/18…Atlantic City NJ on 8/19…and Baltimore MD on 8/21!

---Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band just announced Fall 2018 tour dates, so look forward to seeing the recently knighted “Sir Richard” in NYC on 9/13…Saratoga Springs NY on 9/14…Wallingford CT on 9/15…Boston MA on 9/17…and Pittsburgh PA on 9/19!

---Panic! At The Disco will tour this Summer to support their new album, “Pray For The Wicked,” due 6/22…Regional dates will be plenty…Pittsburgh PA on 7/18…Uniondale NY on 7/20…Baltimore MD on 7/21…Toronto ON on 7/22…NYC on 7/24…Boston MA on 7/25…and Philadelphia PA on 7/27!  Arizona and Hayley Kiyoko will open!

---Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam are joining forces for a great summer alt-country/ blues triple bill…it’s being called the “LSD Tour,” and it’s set to play our region no less than a half dozen times in June…Boston Ma on 6/12…NYC on 6/13…Bethel NY on 6/15…Gilford NH on 6/16…Oxon Hill MD on 6/17…and Baltimore MD on 6/19!

---Bruce Springsteen has announced another set of 32 Broadway dates at the Kerr Theatre in New York City.  This would be his fourth residency at the Broadway venue and a fifth is also being released that would extend his residency at the Kerr thru December! 

---G-Eazy returns to the road with a hip hop laden Summer package tour that also features Lil Uzi Vert, Ty Dolla $ign and YBN Nahmir!  Regional stops include…Toronto ON on 8/22…Darien Center NY on 8/24…Hartford CT on 8/25…Mansfield MA on 8/26…Wantagh NY on 8/28…Washington PA on 8/29…Bristow (Washington dc) VA on 8/30…and Holmdel NJ on 8/31!

---Halsey and singer Jessie Reyez will team-up for a modest North American tour including five dates in our region…Montreal QC on 7/8…Providence RI on 7/11…Saratoga Springs NY on 7/12…Atlantic City NJ on 7/14…and Vienna VA on 7/15!

---Steely Dan have announced a Fall leg to their 2018 tour with dates in…Pittsburgh PA on 10/8…Buffalo NY on 110/9…Baltimore MD on 10/14…and highlighted by a nine-night residency in NYC at the Beacon Theatre on 10/17-18, 10/20-21/ 10/24, 10/26-27 and 10/29-30!  Each night of the Beacon residency will be a theme night, so pay attention when you buy your tickets to see which show you want to go to.

---Harry Connick Jr. has announced a new tour, now that his syndicated TV show has been cancelled…Vienna VA on 6/14…Philadelphia PA on 6/16…Bethlehem PA on 6/17…and two nights in Morristown NJ on 6/18 & 6/19!

---Mondo Cozmo will open up for part of the Vance Joy tour…then split off to play their own headlining shows…NYC on 6/13…Philadelphia PA on 6/19…and Boston MA on 6/20…before hooking back up with Vance Joy in Montreal QC on 6/21…and Toronto ON on 6/22!

---Fans of 80’s techno-pop will love this latest retro package tour featuring; Boy George & Culture Club, The B-52’s and Tom Bailey of The Thompson Twins (which reminds me…when are they going to reunite?)!  See the spectacle in…Vienna VA on 7/18…Verona NY on 7/26…Boston MA on 7/27…Forest Hills NY on 7/28…Morristown NJ on 7/31…Asbury Park NJ on 8/3…and Lewiston (near buffalo) NY on 8/28!

---needtobreathe will headline a package tour that breaks into our region in the heat of Summer 2018…Toronto ON on 8/15…Washington DC on 8/17…Boston MA on 8/18…and Philadelphia PA on 8/19!  Also on the bill are Johnnyswin and Billy Raffoul!

---Grand Funk Railroad has announced, what is so far, a twelve-date tour, but only one of those dates will appear in our region…Batavia NY on 6/29, between Rochester and Buffalo.

---The Indigo Girls are announcing more Spring, Summer and even Fall tour dates now as they extend their 2018 tour into October…Providence RI on 5/23…Tarrytown NY on 5/24…South Orange NJ on 9/12…Boston MA on 9/14…and two nights in Glenside PA on 10/11 & 10/12!

---Geoff Tate, formerly of Queensryche, is launching a solo tour (seemingly without his new band, Operation: Mindcrime) headed directly for our region starting in…Lancaster PA on 6/7…Amityville NY on 6/12…Sellersville PA on 6/13…Washington DC on 6/15…Sayreville NJ on 6/16…Warrendale PA on 6/18…Baltimore MD on 6/19…and Poughkeepsie NY on 6/20!

---Little River Band has announced Summer 2018 dates…Salisbury MA on 7/5…Verona NY on 7/6…Cohasset MA on 7/7…Hyannis MA on 7/8…Hamden CT on 7/27…LeRoy NY on 7/28…Quakertown PA on 8/23…Alexandria VA on 8/24…Woonsocket RI on 10/20…Williamsport PA on 11/2…and Altoona PA on 11/16!

---Rise Against is touring to support their new album, “Mourning In Amerika” with both AFI and Anti-Flag!  Dates include…Montreal QC on 7/27…Toronto ON on 7/28…Worcester MA on 7/31…NYC on 8/1…Uncasville CT on 8/3…Philadelphia PA on 8/4…Asbury Park NJ on 8/5…Niagara Falls NY on 8/9!

---Tower Of Power Is announcing Summer and Fall 2018 dates…two nights in Alexandria VA on 6/22 & 6/23…Lexington MA on 6/28…Lincoln RI on 6/29…Rochester NY (part of the Rochester International Jazz Fest) on 6/30…and Glenside PA on 10/20!

---Liam Gallagher, formerly of Oasis and Beady Eye, has announced a solo North American tour that is seven dates long and set for May…five of the dates btw, fall into our regional area…Toronto ON on 5/13…Boston MA on 5/14…NYC on 5/16…Philadelphia PA on 5/17…and Washington DC on 5/18!

---Patti Smyth & Scandal are back and have announced twelve dates for this Spring and Summer…most of which are within our regional confines…Peekskill NY on 4/26…East Greenwich RI on 4/28…Derry NH on 4/29…Newton NJ on 5/4…Washington DC on 5/5…Ridgefield CT on 8/4…North Tonawanda NY on 8/5…Amagansett NY on 8/24…and Shirley MA on 8/25!

---Blues legend, Walter Trout is taking his band out on the road for an extensive work out…including the previously leaked show in Natick MA on 7/20…Sellersville PA on 7/21…Cheswick PA on 7/22…NYC on 7/25…Pawling NY on 7/26…Athens NY on 7/27…Fall River MA on 7/28…Derry NH on 7/29…Old Saybrook CT on 7/31…and Fairfield CT on 8/1!

---I try not to get carried away with tribute bands in my weekly report, but this one caught my eye because it’s led by one of the original members sons…Kofi Bakers Cream Experience is rolling into our region (in fact, so far, it begins, is contained in, and ends in our region!) and is poised to strike…Harrisburg PA on 4/26…Marlboro NY on 4/27…Patchogue NY on 4/28 & 4/29…Bordentown NJ on 5/2…Kennet Square PA on 5/3…Bridgeport CT on 5/4…and Shirley MA on 5/5!

---Harry Chapin’s brother Tom, and his daughters Abigail & Lily, are going out on the road together this Spring and Summer, to promote a new EP by The Chapin Sisters, “Ferry Boat” due 4/30!  Tour dates include…NYC on 4/20…Toms River NJ on 4/21…and Glen Cove NY on 7/22!

---Lead singer of Cheap Trick, Robin Zander, is headed for Broadway!  Zander will star in the Broadway production of Rocktopia from April 23rd thru the 29th.  If you’re not familiar with the play, it combines Classic Rock with Classical music.


---EDM duo, The Crystal Method will play a “one-off” on Saturday 5/19 in Pittsburgh PA at The Stage At Karma. 

---Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zeppelin Complete, may be ready to announce their 2018 tour dates, but for now, this is a one-off…Old Saybrook CT on 5/12!

---90’s alt-rockers, Snow Patrol have announced a 17-date world tour, but only one for the U.S.—NYC on 4/18!

---Jamiroquai has announced only one U.S. show so far for The Fall (they have two in California this Spring, but that’s nowhere near us)…in Queens NY on 9/8!


---Slightly Stoopid add Vienna VA on 7/12…Utica NY on 7/27…Philadelphia PA on 7/28…Brooklyn NY on 8/9…and Lewiston NY on 8/10!

---Dark Star Orchestra adds Utica NY on 7/31!

---Ted Nugent adds Greensburg PA on 7/9!

---Pat Benatar adds Niagara Falls NY on 4/14!

---Tommy Stinson (of the replacements & gnr) adds Philadelphia PA on 3/28…and 3/31!

---Karla Bonoff adds Sellersville PA on 9/20…and North Bethesda MD on 9/21!

---Melissa Manchester adds Shirley MA on 8/12!

---Get The Led Out adds Worcester MA on 11/1!

---Peter Yarrow, formerly of Peter Paul & Mary, adds Old Saybrook CT on 4/13!

---Roger McGuinn, formerly of The Byrds, adds Old Saybrook CT on 5/3!

---Rik Emmett, formerly of Triumph, adds Old Saybrook CT on 5/31!

---Arlen Roth adds Old Saybrook CT on 6/16!

---Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons add Newark NJ on 4/6!

---Richard Marx adds Bay Shore NY on 4/21!

---Earth Wind & Fire adds two nights in Newark NJ on 6/4 & 6/5!

---The last three dates of Wynton Marsalis 13-date NYC residency at the Rose Theatre have been moved to Jazz @ the Lincoln Center!

---The Pretenders add Red Bank NJ on 6/28…and Silver Spring MD on 6/29!

---Beyonce & Jay-Z add second nights in Landover MD on 7/27…and East Rutherford NJ on 8/3!

---Kurt Vile adds Lancaster PA on 6/14…New Haven CT on 6/15…and Jersey City NJ on 6/16!

---Roger Hodgson, former lead singer of Supertramp, adds Philadelphia PA on 7/13…Lancaster PA on 7/15…Englewood NJ on 7/18…and Montreal QC on 10/29!

---Rick Springfield adds New Haven CT on 5/11…Lincoln RI on 5/12…and Greensburg PA on 5/18!

--- Courtney Barnett adds Toronto ON on 7/9…Boston MA on 10/21…and Philadelphia PA on 10/23!

---Rita Coolidge adds Plymouth MA on 9/14!

---Air Supply adds Westbury NY on 8/11…and Lexington MA on 10/5!

---Pitbull adds two nights in Niagara Falls ON on 5/22 & 5/23!

---Trapt adds Niagara Falls ON on 5/28!

---Cowboy Junkies add Tarrytown NY on 5/4!

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox adds Philadelphia PA on 8/25!

---Mary Chapin Carpenter adds Princeton NJ on 11/2!

---Mikky Ekko adds Philadelphia PA on 5/8

---Moon Taxi adds Port Chester NY on 5/16…and Baltimore MD on 5/17!


---3 Doors Down/ Collective Soul/ Soul Asylum (8)

---Air Supply (1)

---America (6)

---Arlen Roth (1)

---Beyonce/ Jay-Z (2)

---Bruce Springsteen (32)

---Courtney Barnett (3)

---Cowboy Junkies (2)

---Dark Star Orchestra (1)

---Earth Wind & Fire (2)

---Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (1)

---Geoff Tate (8)

---Get The Led Out (1)

---Grand Funk Railroad (1)

---Halsey/ Jessie Reyez (5)

---Indigo Girls (6)

---Jamiroquai (1)

---Karla Bonoff (2)

---Kiefer Sutherland (7)

---Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience (8)

---Kurt Vile (3)

---Liam Gallagher (5)

---Little River Band (11)

---Lucinda Williams/ Steve Earle/ Dwight Yoakam (6)

---Mary Chapin Carpenter (1)

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox (1)

---Melissa Manchester (1)

---Mikky Ekko (1)

---Mondo Cozmo (3)

---Moon Taxi (2)

---Panic! At The Disco/ Arizona/ Hayley Kiyoko (7)

---Pat Benatar (1)

---Patty Smith & Scandal (9)

---Peter Yarrow (1)

---Pitbull (2)

---Richard Marx (1)

---Rick Springfield (3)

---Rik Emmett (1)

---Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band (5)

---Rise Against/ AFI/ Anti-Flag (8)

---Rita Coolidge (1)

---Roger Hodgson (4)

---Roger McGuinn (1)

---Slightly Stoopid (5)

---Snow Patrol (1)

---Steely Dan (13)

---Ted Nugent (1)

---The Chapin Sisters/ Tom Chapin (3)

---The Crystal Method (1)

---The Pretenders (2)

---Tommy Stinson (2)

---Tower Of Power (6)

---Trapt (1)

---Walter Trout Band (9)

---Zeppelin Complete (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week.


Music News for 032318:

---Well now that we know the rumors about Blake Shelton playing the Dicks Sporting Goods Open were true, perhaps we should address the rumors about Spiedie Fest 2018, which have also been swirling, and just as consistently!  The rumor mill is saying that it will be KC & the Sunshine Band on night #1, Friday August 3rd…Cheap Trick on night #2, Saturday August 4th…and country artist, Phil Vassar on night #3 Sunday August 5th!  That announcement is coming too, so it won’t be long before we know for sure!

---The Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY will be the site of LadyFest Binghamton 2018 on Saturday and Sunday April 7th and 8th!  Day #1 of the festival begins at 4pm on Saturday 4/7, with day #2 starting at 3pm on Sunday 4/8!  The daily line-up has yet to be determined, but the festival will include three local bands, Talk Hard, Dirty Bandaid and Ahead Of Our Heads; all from Binghamton…as well as Sammus from Ithaca NY…Green Dream from Rochester NY…Prison from Schenectady NY…Bear Grass from Troy NY…Katani from Albany NY…Healer from Buffalo NY and Morbs also from Buffalo NY!  The event is not just music…it is also information to benefit the Trans Lifeline and YWCA of Binghamton!  It’s for guys, gals, non-binary and is open to all celebrating femininity and womanhood!  To borrow a quote from their website, "Ladyfest is a community-based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival for feminist and women artists. Individual Ladyfests differ, but usually feature a combination of bands, musical groups, performance artists, authors, spoken word and visual artists, films, lectures, art exhibitions and workshops"

---The Dropkick Murphy’s and Flogging Molly have announced a co-headlining tour that will be both local and regional!  The local date is in Big Flats NY (just west of Elmira if you haven’t been there yet) at Tags on 6/2!  Regional stops include…East Providence RI on 6/16…Asbury Park NJ on 6/17…Pittsburgh PA on 6/18…Philadelphia PA on 6/21…Forest Hills NY on 6/22…and Gilford NH on 6/23!

---The Cadillac Three have been booked for Tags in Big Flats NY (just west of Elmira) on 6/1.  Is this a stand alone date for the pop/ rock/ country band, or are they part of a larger tour?  Stay tuned!

---Diet Cig has announced two shows coming up fairly soon, one of which impacts our local-ish region…Hamilton College in Clinton NY on 3/30…the other at the Parish Public House in Albany NY on 4/28!

---Joan Osborne (of course you remember her grunge-era hit, “One Of Us,” from the 90’s!) will kick off her North American tour at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca NY on 4/12!  She will, of course, also be playing plenty of regional dates…Rochester NY on 4/13…Troy NY on 4/14…Bethel Woods on 4/15…Pawling NY on 4/19…and Amagansett NY on 7/13!

---Five Finger Death Punch is coming to both Scranton PA and Syracuse NY and the upcoming tour will have regional implications as well!  The band will be touring in support of their new album “And Justice For None,” due 5/18, with their first regional appearance in…Pittsburgh PA on 8/14…Camden NJ on 8/15…Scranton PA at Montage Mountain on 8/17…Boston MA on 8/18…Toronto ON on 8/20…Syracuse NY at Lakeview Amphitheatre on 8/22…Bristow VA on 8/24…Holmdel NJ on 8/25…Darien Center NY on 9/3…Wantagh NY on 9/6…Hartford CT on 9/7!  Regional favorite Breaking Benjamin will warm-up!

---The Shinedown and Godsmack co-headlining tour…just got local!  The bands will not only be touring, but touring a TON with no less than 12 total show within our greater region!  Local stops include…Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 8/29…as well as Montage Mountain in Scranton PA on 8/31!  New regional dates are…Darien Center NY on 6/24…Saratoga Springs NY on 8/21…and Gilford NH on 8/22!   The previously announced dates are…Hartford CT on 8/24…Mansfield MA on 8/25…<