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Music News for 091617:

---Great new for fans of the old Bobby’s Place in Endwell…the venue is re-opening with a new name, under old management…it will now be known as The Pub @ North & Main and will be run by former owner, Bobby Larnerd, who seemed to keep the place on an even keel during his earlier tenure.  Grand opening events start on Thursday 9/21 with Super Radical playing a show at 8p!  The ribbon cutting will be held the next day, at 2pm on Friday 9/22, followed by a Virgil Cain show that night at 9p!  Parlor City round out Grand Opening weekend with a show on Saturday 9/23 at 930p!  Welcome back…and break a leg!

---Binghamton folk rockers, Driftwood, have booked Fall dates for 2017…Hopewell NJ on 10/12…Walton NY on 10/13…Washington DC on 10/18…Syracuse NY on 11/3…Rochester NY on 11/4…two nights at their home base in Apalachin NY, the Ransom Steele Tavern on 11/24 & 11/25…Northampton MA on 12/7…Marblehead MA on 12/8…Erie PA on 12/15…and Cooperstown NY on 12/16…as well as some out-of-region dates…Roanoke VA on 10/19…Charlotte NC on 10/20…Wilson NC on 10/21…Atlanta GA on 10/22…Stuart FL on 10/25…Boca Raton FL on 10/26….and Sarasota FL on 10/27!  Way to represent!

---Regional folk superstars, Donna The Buffalo (they’re from Trumansburg NY if ya didn’t know) returns to the BGA with a date at Touch Of Texas (formerly Magic City Music Hall) in Nimmonsburg NY (just north of Binghamton!) on Friday 10/20!  DTB will also make stops in Tarrytown NY on 10/21…Cohoes NY on 12/1…Boston MA on 12/2…Syracuse NY on 12/8…Rochester NY on 12/9…Washington DC on 1/19…Saranac Lake NY on 2/8…Buffalo NY on 2/9…and Pittsburgh PA on 2/10!

---Randy McStine is throwing us all a curve and enjoying it!  Here’s a recent post from McStine on facebook, “…And now for something completely different...

I have been in Niagara Falls, NY for the past few days rehearsing for a new tour. The show is called The Simon and Garfunkel Story, and I am contributing bass, percussion, and vocals to the proceedings.

Rehearsals are coming along great, and the song list includes some deeper nuggets among the obvious. These are undeniably some of the greatest songs ever written, and I have set out to showcase them with authenticity, while giving it my own stamp in the process.

I'll be out until the end of November. Come say hello...”

http://www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com/

…Can’t wait to hear this one Randy!  Hope you can bring it home to the Southern Tier!

---Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, who also did a guest vocal on a Bon Jovi song, will play the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 11/30…as well as Morristown NJ on 12/1!

---Congrats to Anubis Spire’s Bill MacKechnie, who became a grandfather on 9/11!  Enjoy, dude!

---Here’s one for the Rumors & Innuendo category…it was overheard that the Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY might be on the market, although our same spies failed to find any reference to that actually being true.  If so, it is shocking, but we hope it’s not!  We love the Cyber Café West…and Jeff Kahn, too!  Hang in there, Jeff!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---The post Grateful Dead version of what left of The Grateful Dead…Dead & Company, which includes Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge (of the Allman Brothers) and Jeff Chimenti (of Weir’s RatDog)…is going back on the road and they’ll make at least a half dozen stops in our region…NYC on 11/12 & 11/14…Philadelphia PA on 11/16…Boston MA on 11/17…Washington DC on 11/21…and Hartford CT on 11/22!  Look for tickets thru the website Verified Fan, which has had a lot of success getting around scalpers!  Tickets pre-sale as of 9/7!

---Talk about dealing a hot hand…former One Direction star, Niall Horan has already booked new dates thru next September…yeah, that’s right…September 2018!  Buy your tickets now before they sell out…Washington DC on 8/31/18…Allentown PA on 9/2/18…Toronto ON on 9/5/18…Darien Center NY on 9/7/18…Mansfield MA on 9/8/18…Camden NJ on 9/11/18…Wantagh NY on 9/12/18…Hartford CT on 9/14/18…and Holmdel NJ on 9/15/18!

---Dua Lipa is planning her own solo tour, outside of warming up on some dates for Bruno Mars…Boston MA on 11/20…Toronto ON on 11/22…Montreal QC on 11/23…NYC on 11/24…and Silver Spring MD on 11/28!

---Looks like those two Spoon dates that we thought were tag on’s last week…are actually the beginning of a new leg, which has now been more fully fleshed out and includes…Poughkeepsie NY on 12/1…Stroudsburg PA on 12/3…Clifton Park NY on 12/5…South Burlington VT on 12/6…and two nights in Washington DC to close out the year, on 12/30 & 12/31!

---Todd Rundgren has announced a solo tour following his stint on the Yes tour with new shows in…Salisbury MA on 11/17…Staten Island NY on 11/25…Jim Thorpe PA on 12/2…Montclair NJ on 12/8…and Westbury NY on 12/9!

---Former members of Dio, Last In Line, have announced a four-date tour that is totally within our regional confines…Clifton Park NY on 11/2…Stroudsburg PA (best bet) on 11/3…Wantagh NY on 11/4…and Derry NH on 11/5!

---cKy will book a few solo dates following their warm-up stint on the HIM farewell tour…Lancaster PA on 10/18…Pittsburgh PA on 11/18…and Easton PA on 11/19!

---Seether is teaming up with Shaman’s Harvest for a Fall 2017 tour…Stroudsburg PA on 11/28…Sayreville NJ on 11/29…Worcester MA on 12/1…Hartford CT on 12/2…and Silver Spring MD on 12/3!

---Jefferson Starship is booking dates in…Baltimore MD on 9/16…Salisbury MA on 10/20…Morristown NJ on 11/9…and Niagara Falls ON on 11/11…in addition to the already announced Brookville NY on 11/10!  Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad warms-up on 10/20…Blue Oyster Cult on 11/9 & 11/10!

---Bruno Mars adds more Fall 2017 dates which include Dua Lipa and will bring the pop star to…NYC on 9/22 & 9/23…Newark NJ on 9/26…Buffalo NY on 9/27…and Washington DC on 9/29 & 9/30!

---Clutch have booked a national package tour that also includes The Obsessed and the Devin Townsend Project coming into our region…but only twice…Clifton Park NY on 12/27…and Sayreville NJ on 12/28!

---Dance fans, The Crystal Method is touring in clubs and concert halls later this month…Montreal QC on 9/21…Toronto ON on 9/22…Brooklyn NY on 9/23…and Ardmore PA, also on 9/23!

---Benmont Tench, of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, has booked a two-night stand at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 11/8 & 11/9!

---Modern metal band, Whitechapel is taking four other bands; Carnifex, Entheos, Rings Of Saturn and So This Is Suffering,  on a national fall package tour!  Regional stops include...Baltimore MD on 11/16…Poughkeepsie NY on 11/17…Reading PA on 11/18…Providence RI on 11/19…Rochester NY on 11/22…and Toronto ON on 11/23!

---George Harrison’s son, Dhani Harrison, is launching a seven-date mini-tour in November, but only two stops for us…Brooklyn NY on 11/6…and Washington DC on 11/7!

---The Head And The Heart are jumping back on the road this month with fresh dates in our region thru the Fall…NYC on 9/21…Philadelphia PA on 9/22…Shelburne VT on 9/24…Toronto ON on 9/26…and Washington DC on 10/27!

---Lyle Lovett and John Haitt are tour partners again and touring into the holidays with stops in…Keene NH on 11/8…Providence RI on 11/9…Stroudsburg PA on 11/10…Wilmington DE on 11/11…NYC on 11/12…Derry NH on 11/14…Alexandria VA on 11/15 & 11/16…Baltimore MD on 11/17…and Princeton NJ on 11/18!

---Taylor Hicks, of American Idol fame, will do a half-dozen-date mini-tour spread out over three months, but only two stops for our region…Danbury CT on 10/21…NYC on 11/14!

---The Jesus And Mary Chain are taking a long route to the east coast…starting in Europe…before hitting the west coast of America and working back east…Baltimore MD on 11/14…Boston MA on 11/15…Asbury Park NJ on 11/16…and NYC on 11/17!

---The Story So Far, which has already leaked a stop in Syracuse (on 11/28 at The Lost Horizon) is fleshing out their tour announcing the full tour which includes…Washington DC on 11/17…Asbury Park NJ on 11/18…Amityville NY on 11/21…Boston MA on 11/24…Brooklyn NY on 11/26…Pittsburgh PA on 11/29!

---Seether returns to the road with stops in our region just after Thanksgiving…Stroudsburg PA on 11/28…Sayreville NJ on 11/29…Worcester MA on 12/1…Hartford CT on 12/2…and Silver Spring MD on 12/3!

---Jazz artist, George Winston has announced some regional stops…Northampton MA on 10/27…Sellersville PA on 11/9…Mamaroneck NY on 11/17!

---Modern English continues to milk “I Melt With You,” but that’s ok…we still wanna hear it!  Hear it for yourself at…Toronto ON on 11/8…Asbury Park NJ on 11/10…Philadelphia PA on 11/12…Boston MA on 11/13…Washington DC on 11/21…and Brooklyn NY on 11/22!

---Kenny Rogers is adding onto is farewell tour with a few more dates…Ocean City MD on 11/3…Hampton Beach NH on 11/4…Bethlehem PA on 12/10…and Wallingford CT on 12/15!

---Echosmith returns with a new nationwide tour that will bring them back into our region this fall and into 2018…Boston MA on 11/10…Toronto ON on 4/22…Boston MA on 4/26…Philadelphia PA on 4/27…NYC on 4/28…and Washington DC On 4/29!

---The Ronnettes, Ronnie Spector has booked two nights at the City Winery in Manhattan NY on 12/20 & 12/21!

---J.D. Souther, the singer/ songwriter long associated with The Eagles, James Taylor and other SoCal country-rockers, is going on a solo tour that will bring him around to these towns in our region…Vienna VA on 11/8…South Orange NJ on 11/12…NYC on 2/16…Bay Shore NY on 2/17…and Rockport MA on 2/18!

---Silverstein’s Canadian tour will come into our greater region, but only marginally…Kingston ON on 11/1…and Montreal QC on 11/2!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The Global Citizen Fest in NYC on 9/23 has a powerhouse line-up this years with something for everyone…The Killers, Stevie Wonder, Green Day, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, The Lumineers, The Chainsmokers and Andra Day!

---Phil Lesh is also on the road, just like Dead and Company…the former Grateful Dead member has announced a one-off on 10/26 with Robert Randolph and Nicki Bluhm at the Asbury Park NJ Convention Hall!

---Jukebox The Ghost will play a one-shot show for the east coast…at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn NY on 11/16!

---Hip hop star, Felly, has booked handful of dates across the U.S. but will only make one stop in our region…NYC on 11/16 at American Beauty!

---The Posies have booked a one-off at the City Winery in Manhattan NY on 1/25!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Marc Cohn adds Albany NY on 10/14…Pawling NY on 10/19

---The Killers add NYC on 9/22!

---The Eagles Of Death Metal play a solo show on an off-day from the Mastodon tour in Asbury Park NJ on 10/8!

---West Virginia prog-rockers Wishbone Ash add Bordentown NJ on 9/24!

---Zedd adds a second night in Philadelphia PA on 10/20…and Washington DC on 10/21!

---The English Beat adds Philadelphia PA on 11/3…and NYC on 11/11!

---Hanson adds Toronto ON on 11/25…and two nights in NYC on 11/28 & 11/29!

---Matisyahu isn’t slowing down for the holidays…he just added…Pittsburgh PA on 12/15…Philadelphia PA on 12/16…Boston MA on 12/21 & 12/22…Port Chester NY on 12/23…and Huntington NY on 12/29!

---Michael McDonald adds Tarrytown NY on 2/7!

---War adds Peekskill NY on 3/9…Uncasville CT on 3/10!

---Bruce Cockburn adds Port Washington NY on 4/24!

---The Grass Roots add Lakewood NJ on 4/28!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Benmont Tench (2)

---Bruce Cockburn (1)

---Bruno Mars (6)

---cKy/ Lionize (3)

---Clutch/ The Obsessed/ Devin Townsend Project (2)

---Dhani Harrison (2)

---Donna The Buffalo (10)

---Driftwood (10)

---Dua Lipa (5)

---Echosmith (6)

---Felly (1)

---George Winston (3)

---Global Citizen Fest (1)

---Hanson (3)

---J.D. Souther (5)

---Jefferson Starship (4)

---Jennifer Nettles (2)

---Jukebox The Ghost (1)

---Kenny Rogers (4)

---Last In Line (4)

---Marc Cohn (1)

---Matisyahu (6)

---Michael McDonald (1)

---Modern English (6)

---Niall Horan (9)

---Phil Lesh/ Robert Randolph/ Nicki Bluhm (1)

---Ronnie Spector (2)

---Seether/ Shaman’s Harvest (5)

---Silverstein (2)

---Spoon (6)

---The Crystal Method (4)

---The Eagles Of Death Metal (1)

---The English Beat (2)

---The Grass Roots (1)

---The Head And The Heart (5)

---The Jesus And Mary Chain (4)

---The Killers (1)

---The Posies (1)

---Todd Rundgren (5)

---War (2)

---Whitechapel (6)

---Wishbone Ash (1)

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

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Music News for 090917:

[Note: Here’s the final full report…after Labor Day weekend off, a wedding in Dallas TX and another weekend being sick as a dog…I finally get to post it all!  Sorry it took so long, but y’know it’s not like I get paid for this.  Enjoy and rock on!]

---The line-up for the annual Blues On The Bridge fest has finally been announced!  Here’s the breakdown for the 2017 show, which is set for the Riverside Drive bridge over the Chenango River at Confluence Park in Binghamton NY:

12:00 - Humble Beginnings Band
12:40 - Home Brew
1:15 - The Blue Jays
1:40 - The Boogiemen
2:40 - Rebecca and the Soul Shakers 
3:50 - The Parlor Cats
4:30 - Slow Burn
5:30 - The Edward P.Maloney Pipe Band
5:50 - Mark Doyle and the Maniacs
6:50 - City Limits
8:00 - The Gravelding Brothers (75% of frostbit blue)
9:00 - The Gunpoets

Be advised that the timings are rough, as shows usually run long. The event is totally free, with the rain date scheduled for the following week on 9/17…and yes the rain date is sometimes necessary as even the bands and their equipment are exposed!

---Former leader of the Brian Wolff Band, Brian Wolff moved away to Austin TX years ago now and has a new band, Fair City Fire…but due to the horrific flooding in nearby, Houston TX, Brian is re-releasing his flood song, “Strong,” (remember that following the twin 100-year floods of the greater Binghamton area in 2006 and 2011?).  100% of the profits from the re-released song will go the American Red Cross Serving Central Texas, but you have to acquire the song from their bandcamp website for a dollar ($1.00) before the end of September for the contribution to be enacted…and as if that isn’t enough Wolff also played a fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank on 8/30!  Here’s the link for the song: https://faircityfire.bandcamp.com/track/strong-fundraiser-for-harvey-relief

---Equinox Broadcasting is bringing Battle Of The Bands back!  It will be the third annual local music competition and Equinox radio station, 100.5 The Drive is accepting band submissions until September 24th!  Wanna submit your band?  Click on the link for info, the form and good luck: http://www.binghamtondrive.com/post.html#!/battleofthebands-the-best-original-music-comes-out-of-binghamton

---Congrats to Tommy Szedlock, formerly from Citizen 5 and most recently was in a Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute band called, Scuttlebutt, has moved onto a new band, for him anyway, Bobby G & Timeless!  Szedlock says it was purely a money move, as well as a chance to play, “Elvis and The Beatles…all 50’s and 60’s music!” …which he clearly loves!  Rock on brother!

---Regional and local sweethearts, folk singers, The Burns Sisters have booked a two night stand in Ithaca NY at the Hangar Theatre on 11/10 & 11/11!  Bobby Sweet will open. 

---Dave Matthews Band member and cohort, Tim Reynolds & his band TR3 are taking advantage of some downtime to play their own tour dates…they’ll play the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 11/6…as well as…Pittsburgh PA on 11/5…and NYC on 11/7!

---Rising alt-blues rockers, Welshly Arms will play the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 11/2…as well as at least one other regional date…Uncasville CT on 10/8…and the Thrival Festival in Swissvale PA (near Pittsburgh) on 9/30!

---Local concert promoter and musician, the late Bill McStine was the subject of a recent story in the  Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin.  McStine, who died on June 28th, at age 53 was featured in Sundays “A Life Lived” column on 8/27!  The article features input from Fred Coury, his sons Randy and Jared McStine, and Paul Tauteroff. To get a look at the story just click on the link below: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2017/08/25/life-lived-mcstine/566594001

---Former Yolk member, Jeff Pettit played a solo album preview party on 9/2 at Callahan’s Sportsmen’s Club in Binghamton NY!  Pettit’s forthcoming album will be called, “Pretty Not Terrible,” and was available at the show!  Jeff says he’ll be taking the album on tour soon!

---Got one of those facebook memories robo-posts last week that reminded me that it’s been five years since Monkey’s Typing played their last regular gig of their long Thursday night residency at the Cyber Café West!  That officially ended on 8/29/2012!  Since then we’ve had other incarnations of Jeff Khan bands…the rotating Thing One and Thing Two, as well as their replacement, Ugly Dolphin!  Still miss Monkey’s Typing though…

---Congrats to local jam-band Raibred!  The Nate Calzetoni led outfit has (thru complicated mathematical analysis and the use of high-level, sophisticated computer programs) determined that they will play their 200th show on 9/16 at the Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY!  Quite the milestone, guys! 

---Modern rockers, Secondhand Serenade have booked a Fall 2017 tour that will play as close as Syracuse NY on 10/9 at Westcott Theatre…and Stroudsburg PA on 10/5…as well as…Buffalo NY on 10/4…Asbury Park NJ on 10/6…NYC on 10/11…and Toronto ON on 10/12!  Also on the bill is He Is We and Ronnie Winter!

---Folk singer, Arlo Guthrie is coming to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on Friday 10/27, as well as…Torrington CT on 9/16…Greensburg PA on 10/20…Easton MD on 10/26…Toms River NJ on 11/9…Cranston RI on 11/11…Plymouth NH on 11/16…Beverly MA on 11/17…Great Barrington MA on 11/17…and NYC on 11/25!

---Sonny Weeks, lead singer and guitarist for Wreckless Marci and V.A.P.E. is making connections…as a fanboy!  Weeks was one of two fans invited on stage by Green Day during their show last week in Camden NJ…and he wasted no time in stealing the show, and crowd surfed off the stage!  What a ham!  What a moment!  Hope you gave them your phone #/ email address/ facebook…something!  The video is on our facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/radio2point0/?ref=bookmarks

---Speaking of impromptu videos, did you see Ayanna D’s penthouse level video shoot in NYC?  Ya gotta check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/AyanaDmusic or on our facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/radio2point0

---Speaking of Ayanna, her sister Taina Asili, also a product of the Maine-Endwell school district but now based in the Albany NY area, and her group y banda Rebelde, will hit the road next week with stops within our region…and beyond…Troy NY on 9/10…Rochester NY on 9/13 & 9/14…Albany NY on 9/15…Philadelphia PA on 9/16…Canton NY on 9/20-9/24…Saratoga Springs NY on 9/25…Worcester MA on 10/7…Oakland CA on 10/8…Atherton C on 10/9…Stanford CA on 10/10…Great Barrington MA on 10/21…Troy NY on 10/29…and Rohnert Park CA on 11/30!  She should get out to Cali more…her band should be well received there!

---Remember Baauer?  It’s been five years since he had a hit with “Harlem Shake,” and he’s finally back with a follow-up tour that will bring him into our region…Washington DC on 10/19…NYC on 10/20…Pittsburgh PA on 10/21…Philadelphia PA on 10/23…South Burlington VT on 10/24…and The Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 10/25!

---Get well wishes to Denny Dorwat, of Raised On Radio and Black Hat, who fell down the steps and broke three ribs, plus he displaced his elbow. He says he’d had to cancel two gigs so far while recovering.  I hope he’s got his insurance paid up!  Get well soon, dude!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---The Script are taking their new album, “Freedom Child” on the road this fall with new dates including four in our greater region, including…Mashantucket CT on 9/28…NYC on 9/29…Boston MA on 9/30…and Washington DC on 10/2!

---Sing with me now, “It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays…”  both the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller have both already announced their tours for 2017…now, The Wizards Of Winter have joined them!  See them in…Red Bank NJ on 11/25…Warrendale PA on 12/14…Londonderry NH on 12/15…Englewood NJ on 12/16…and Easton PA on 12/17!

---Raekwon (formerly of Wu-Tang Clan) has announced what is so far, an eleven-date tour that will have three stops in our region…Buffalo NY on 9/7…East Durham NY on 9/8…and Brooklyn NY on 11/4 for a huge package tour appearance that also includes: Slick Rick, Rakim, Mr. Cheeks, N.O.R.E., Ghostface Killah and Big Daddy Kane!

---Speaking of Ghostface Killah he’s touring, both in package tours as seen above…and solo with an appearance in Brooklyn NY on 9/15!

---Marshall Tucker Band just keeps on rolling!  MTB has announced a new December leg for 2017 that will bring them through our area…Niagara Falls NY on 12/1…Lakewood NJ on 12/2…Irwin PA on 12/3…Huntington NY on 12/7…Hanover PA on 12/8…and NYC on 12/16!

---Jazz rockers, Steely Dan undertake a small tour that passes thru our region…Buffalo NY on 10/17…Baltimore MD on 10/24…and Oxon Hill MD on 10/25…the question is, how will the death of the bands bass player and co-lyricist, Walter Becker on 9/3 effect these dates, if at all!

---Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who, is embarking on a six-date solo tour with two dates penetrating our regional area…both at Niagara Falls ON at Fallsview Casino on 11/6 & 11/8!

---Niall Horan, formerly of One Direction, is embarking on a solo tour ahead of the release of his debut solo album…The Flicker Sessions 2017” tour will regionally stop at…Philadelphia PA on 10/29…NYC on 10/31…Toronto ON on 11/1…Boston MA on 11/3…and Silver Spring MD on 11/4!

---Hip hop star, Azealia Banks will tour North America, including our areas here in the northeast and mid-atlantic…Philadelphia PA on 10/29…NYC on 10/31…Toronto ON on 11/1…Boston MA on 11/3…and Washington DC on 11/4!

---Buddy Guy has announced the rest of a tour that goes along with the leaked date at The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 10/10…so he’s got some additional regional dates…Londonderry NH on 10/7…Peekskill NY on 10/8…and Wilmington DE on 10/9!

---Doyle Bramhall II, who has played with Eric Clapton and Roger Waters and announced what was initially thought to be a one off in our last report (Syracuse NY at The Westcott on 11/15) is expanding his initial bookings and is now set to play more regional show as well…Buffalo NY on 11/9…Pawling NY on 11/10…Norfolk CT on 11/11…Washington DC on 11/12…Fairfield CT on 11/14…Londonderry NH on 11/17…Westerly RI on 11/18…NYC On 11/19…and Boston MA on 11/21!

---Justin Townes Earle is coming back around this fall and you can find the singer/ songwriter in…Arden DE on 11/14…Vienna VA on 11/15…Norfolk CT on 11/16…Fairfield CT on 11/17…and Rockport MA on 11/18!

---10,000 Maniacs have announced a series of dates that run through Spring 2017 and a handful will land in our region…Londonderry NH on 9/7…Hartford CT on 9/8…Kennett Square PA on 9/9…Alexandria VA on 10/13…and Irwin PA on 11/25!

---Bill Sheehan’s alternative project The Fell have booked a seven-date tour with at least three of those stops falling inside our region…Rochester NY on 9/9…Niagara Falls NY on 9/10…and Toronto ON on 9/11!

---Jr. Jr.--formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.--have returned!  The alt-pop band is set to play in…Washington DC on 11/2…Philadelphia PA on 11/3…NYC on 11/4…Cambridge MA on 11/5…Buffalo NY on 11/7…and Toronto ON on 11/8!

---The Moody Blues aren’t on tour…but their guitarist John Lodge is!  He’s playing ten dates nationwide and eight will play in our region…Vienna VA on 10/26…Albany NY on 10/28…Peekskill NY on 10/29…Sellersville PA on 10/30…Plymouth NH on 11/2…Hartford CT on 11/3…Wilmington DE on 11/5…and NYC on 11/8!

---The Dead Milkmen rise again and deliver in…Warrendale PA on 9/16…and Philadelphia PA on 10/28!

---Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown are set to return to America for the holidays and into 2018 with three new bookings in our region…Shirley MA on 12/15…Pawling NY on 12/16…and Uncasville CT on 5/13!

---Willie Nile has booked a trio of dates for the rest of 2017 and two of them fall into our greater region…NYC on 10/10…and Pawling NY on 12/30!

---Graham Bonnet, formerly of Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz, is trying out his own band, with two dates…Baltimore MD on 1/15…and Pawling NY on 1/17!

---Lana del Rey has announced a two night stand in NYC at Terminal 5 on 10/23 & 10/24!

---King Crimson adds a second night in Washington DC on 10/28!

---All Time Low will take a month off after their European tour, in October and come back in September with a three night stand at the Starland Ballroom, in Sayreville NJ on 12/19 & 12/20 & 12/21!

---They Might Be Giants have announced a two-night stand to close out 2017 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NY on 12/30 & 12/31!

---Delbert McClinton is already booking dates for 2018…Alexandria VA on 5/18…and NYC @ B.B. Kings on 5/19!

---Breaking Benjamin is launching an acoustic tour that is set to roll thru our region in…Boston MA on 9/29…Hampton Beach NH on 9/30…Montclair NJ on 10/2…Wilmington DE on 10/3…and Silver Spring MD on 10/4!

---John Hall of Orleans will play a three-date mini-tour in October with stops at…Sellersville PA on 10/5…North Salem NY on 10/7…and Harvard MA on 10/14!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Pop singer, Demi Lovato, has booked a one-off at the Cadillac House in NYC on 9/21!

---R&B star Tyga is also set to play a one-shot show in NYC on 9/22 at Stage 48 with Honey Cocaine, Chief Keef and RJ!

---Felly will play the one-date tour in NYC at American Beauty on 11/16!

---Alt-pop singer, Freedy Johnston has just one onlyl, scheduled stop in Bordentown NJ on 9/23!

---80’s rockers, China Crisis will play a one-off in Pawling NY on 12/6!

---Musiq Soulchild has booked a handful of national dates, but only one in our greater region…Philadelphia PA at the Electric Factory on 10/13!

---Mumford & Sons book a half dozen shows for the Fall of 2017, but only one in our greater region…NYC on 9/18!

--- The Alarm have booked three dates…only one in for our region…NYC on 5/11!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Tommy James & The Shondells keep on booking…Lancaster PA on 2/11…and Woonsocket RI on 3/24!

---70’s soft rockers, America add Jim Thorpe PA (at Penn’s Peak) on 9/17…and  Ridgefield CT on 11/12!

---Spyro Gyra has booked another American leg for their 2017 tour….Buffalo NY on 11/15…NYC on 11/17…and Norfolk CT on 11/18!

---Pop singer, Neil Sedaka, adds Niagara Falls ON on 5/25!

---Bruce Springsteen adds another 40 more shows at the Kerr Theatre in NYC, that run from 12/5 thru 2/3!

---Don McLean adds Red Bank NJ on 9/28 with Pure Prairie League…and Alexandria VA on 4/14!

---Beyonce’s sister, Solange, adds Boston MA on 9/28…and a second night in NYC on 10/3!

---Lee Ann Womack, currently on another package tour, has added a solo date in NYC on 11/7!

---David Lindley, guitarist for Jackson Browne, adds two more dates for 2018…Vienna VA on 4/4…and Wilmington DE on 4/5!

---Atlas Genius and Magic Giant add Buffalo on 10/10!

---Magic Giant also will play a solo date on the Atlas Genius tours off night on 9/16!

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy adds Pawling NY on 9/20…and Beverly MA on 9/23!

---Aaron Carter, who just survived a car crash in which he broke his nose, adds NYC on 9/12!

---Ten Years After are adding on to their meager tour…which expands their tour to six total dates with new stops in…Sellersville PA on 920…Pawling NY on 9/24…and two nights in West Springfield MA on 9/25 & 9/26!

---Musiq Soulchild adds Philadelphia PA on 10/13!

---Steve Forbert adds NYC on 9/15…and Sellersville PA on 10/14!

---Average White Band adds Pawling NY on 10/6!

---Michael McDonald adds Lynn MA on 10/26!

---Meanwhile, McDonald’s tour mate, Marc Cohn adds two dates in March 2018 on 3/16…and 3/17!

---Rik Emmett, formerly of Triumph, adds Boston MA on 6/2!

---King Crimson adds a second night in Washington DC on 10/28…and Newark NJ on 10/31!

---Spoon tags their 2017 with two dates in Brooklyn NY on 11/28 & 11/29!

---Taking Back Sunday adds a second night at Starland Ballroom on 12/16!

---Steve Forbert adds Sellersville PA on 10/14 & City Winery in NYC on 9/15!

---Charlie Daniels Band adds  St. George Theatre in Staten Island NY on 9/24!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---10,000 Maniacs (5)

---Aaron Carter (1)

---America (2)

---Arlo Guthrie (3)

---Average White Band (1)

---Azealia Banks (5)

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (2)

---Breaking Benjamin (5)

---Bruce Springsteen (40)

---Buddy Guy (3)

---Charlie Daniels Band (1)

---China Crisis (1)

---David Lindley (2)

---Delbert McClinton (2)

---Demi Lovato (1)

---Don McLean (2)

---Doyle Bramhall II (9)

---Felly (1)

---Graham Bonnet Band (2)

---John Hall (3)

---John Lodge (8)

---Justin Townes Earle (5)

---Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown (3)

---King Crimson (2)

---Lee Ann Womack (1)

---Magic Giant (1)

---Marc Cohn (2)

---Marshall Tucker Band (6)

---Michael McDonald (1)

---Musiq Soulchild (1)

---Neil Sedaka (1)

---Niall Horan (5)

---Rik Emmett (1)

---Roger Daltrey (2)

---Secondhand Serenade (6)

---Solange (2)

---Spoon (2)

---Spyro Gyra (3)

---Steely Dan (3)

---Steve Forbert (2)

---Ten Years After (4)

---The Alarm (1)

---The Dead Milkmen (2)

---The Fell (3)

---The Spill Canvas (6)

---The Wizards Of Winter (5)

---They Might Be Giants (2)

---Tim Reynolds & TR3 (3)

---Tommy James & The Shondells (2)

---Tyga/ Honey Cocaine/ Chief Keef/ RJ (1)

---Welshly Arms (2)

---Within The Ruins/ Currents/ Aversion Crown (8)

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

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Music News for 082617:

---The line-up for “Rock & Roar” at the Ross Park Zoo Amphitheatre in Binghamton NY on 9/3 has been announced and for a free concert, it’s bringing the cream of local bands…Devinne Meyers will appear at 1pm and 2:20p…Next To Kin @ 1:20p…Woodshed Prophets @ 2:40p…Bess Greenberg @ 3:40p & 5:40p…Voodoo Highway @ 4p & 5p with one set devoted to the Grateful Dead…and Raibred headlines the fest @ 6p!  If you get there early you can also check out Pool, a band of BU

---Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats will make a stop at the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 9/13!  The band will playing there on an off night from their festival tour, in fact their only other posted regional date is in Camden NJ on 9/17 when the Outlaw Festival plays there.

---Roger Waters and Eric Clapton session and/or road guitarist, Doyle Bramhall II is coming to the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 11/15!  Make sure not to miss him as this will be his only trip, east of the Mississippi as of this writing. [note: more were being announced at presstime…will be included on next report, but will show up on the concert pages.]

---Still some disappointment about the Bon Jovi show delay on Friday night, 8/18 at the Dicks Sporting Goods Open at EnJoie in Endicott!  Social media was filled with negative comments like, “Non Jovi” and “Is Bon Jovi a no show?”  Many fans left early, not all heard the announcement that his flight was delayed, (ala the Hole One big screen that had no audio and once the show was underway there were also reports that audio was out of synch) which it’s been said that the bands management didn’t want the delay in arrival to be announced, and on top of that there were reports that, lead singer, Jon Bon Jovi didn’t even apologize to the 25-thousand fans about being late.  Sounds like The Dicks Sporting Goods Open has some work to do smoothing the ruffled feathers of this mini-controversy…after all Bon Jovi did show up and they did play until nearly midnight, and they put on a decent show, too (…for example, one other post found declared, “biggest  sing-a-long event ever in Broome County going on tonight…”)…but posts like this were few, and the customer is always right.

---Former Brian Wolff Band star, Brian Wolff, now living and playing in Austin TX with his new band Fair City Fire, was pretty jazzed this week about playing Antone’s in Austin.  Not being familiar I asked him what the big deal was and he responed by explaining, “Totally fair question being unfamiliar with the Austin scene. Our drummer Joe Valadez put it best so I'm gonna steal from his status about it! Antones is a super legendary place. ‘This place opened in 1975 so Clifford Antone could see the blues greats before they passed. The likes of Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Sunnyland Slim and Big Walter Horton have played under that Antone's sign.  The list goes on though.. James Brown and Ray Charles have also graced that stage’."

---NEPA folk-rockers, Cabinet are launching a southern tour next month that will take them to…Charlotte NC on 9/7….Asheville NC on 9/8…Raleigh NC on 9/9 & 9/10, before returning for more regional dates…on 9/28 in New Haven CT…9/29 in Ithaca NY at The Haunt…State College PA on 10/13…Buffalo NY on 10/14…and Norfolk CT on 11/2!

---Tommy Stinson’s Bash & Pop is coming to The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 10/2!  Stinson, if of course an original member of The Replacements and also more recently a member of Guns N’ Roses!  You can also catch them opening for The Psychedelic Furs in…Alexandria VA on 10/4…Tarrytown NY on 10/6…Montclair NJ on 10/7…Clifton Park NY on 10/8…Philadelphia PA on 10/10…Red Bank NJ on 10/11…Pawtucket RI (solo) on 10/12…Toronto ON on 10/16…and Brooklyn NY on 10/22!

---Colin Hay, former lead singer of Men At Work, is returning to our region, with a local date…The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca NY on 10/25…as well as…Concord NH on 10/14…Northampton MA on 10/15…Washington DC on 10/21…and Oakmont PA on 10/26!

---David Lindley, guitarist for Jackson Browne’s band, is off on a solo tour again this Spring that will bring him back to our area…Bel Air MD on 4/6…Jim Thorpe PA (at Mauch Chunk Opera House) on 4/7…and Greenwich CT on 4/8!

---Condolences to Jane Train, the local Scranton area musician who was also manager of Adrenaline Mob and was a passenger in the crash that recently killed the bands bass player…she died from injuries also sustained in that accident.

---Congrats to Kadima’s drummer, Evan McNamara, as he welcomes the birth of a baby…unfortunately that means the band had to dropped out of the Allsiders Festival @ Rec ParkV.A.P.E. stepped up to fill the gap…

[Note: there will be no Music News report and no new Charts next weekend as we will be off for the Labor Day weekend!  Our next report will be dated 090918!]

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Pentatonix have added a December leg to their 2017 tour…presumably for holiday shows in…Upper Darby PA on 12/7…Uncasville CT on 12/9…three in Boston MA on 12/12, 12/13 & 12/14…Washington DC on 12/17…and three more in NYC on 12/19, 12/20 and 12/21!  There are plenty of dates between cities and more shows can be, and probably will be, added!

---Z.Z. Top has announced an intimate theatre-styled tour that is coming to our region in October & November…Baltimore MD on 10/15…Red Bank NJ on 10/24…Port Chester NY on 10/25…Boston MA on 10/27…Hampton Beach NH on 10/28…Reading PA on 10/29…Morristown NJ on 10/31…and Greensburg PA on 11/1!

---Hip hop fans will be happy to know that Tyler The Creator is playin’ the circuit again…NYC on 11/13…Worcester MA on 11/15…Sayreville NJ on 11/16…and Lancaster PA on 11/17!

---Culture Club is coming to America and Boy George and the guys will plant their flag in…Huntington NY on 11/14…Uncasville CT on 11/16…Atlantic City NJ on 11/18…before heading to South America and Australia (where they’re touring in a package with Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins!  They should do that in the U.S. too!)

---Bill Corgan, lead singer and songwriter of Smashing Pumpkins, has booked a solo tour, as he releases a solo album (anybody remember his last one?  Zwan?), but only four shows out of thirteen in our region…two nights in Brooklyn NY on 10/14 & 10/15…Wilmington DE on 10/18…and Toronto ON on 10/20!

---Need a little hair metal action?  Y&T is back on the road this winter and coming soon to a theatre in our greater region…Sellersville PA on 2/20…NYC On 2/21…Poughkeepsie NY on 2/23…Londonderry NH on 2/24…and Warrendale PA on 2/27!

---Robyn Hitchcock, formerly of the db’s and The Soft Boys is set to play a handful of dates in the US and a couple in Canada for a total of 4 within our region…Woodstock NY on 9/2…Brooklyn NY on 9/3…two nights in Toronto ON on 9/21 & 9/22…NYC on 11/18…and Newburyport MA on 2/17/18!!

---The Tedeschi Trucks Band had booked a six-night residency at the Allman Brothers Band’s old hang-out, the Beacon Theatre in NYC!  They’ll be hanging out there starting on 10/6-7, then 10/10-11 and 10/13-14!  North Mississippi Allstars will open on 10/11!

---Tricky is stepping out with an October tour…South Burlington VT on 10/5…Montreal QC on 10/6…Toronto ON on 10/7…Brooklyn NY on 10/9…and Washington DC on 10/11!

---Breakout alt-rockers, The Revivalists have booked a late Fall tour…Washington DC on 11/15 & 11/16…Philadelphia PA on 11/17…and Boston MA on 11/18!

---David Archuleta of American Idol fame, is going on an 11-date tour that unfortunately for his regional fans only plays in our greater area twice…Sellersville PA on 10/25…and Pittsburgh PA on 10/26!

---Beyonce’s sister, Solange, will play two dates in our region on a limited tour…Washington DC on 10/1…and NYC on 10/2!

---Dillinger Escape Plan has booked a two night holiday stand at Terminal 5 in Manhattan NY on 12/28 & 12/29!  So far, these are the only U.S. dates for the remainder of 2017, following their tour to Australia, New Zealand and Japan!

---Say Anything have launched a major U.S. tour doubling up on consecutive nights in most cities…two nights in Baltimore MD on 1/12 & 1/13 (at different venues)…two nights in NYC on 1/14 & 1/15…two nights in Boston MA on 1/16 & 1/17…and Philadelphia PA on 1/19 & 1/20! 

---The Shins, a great punk-rock band have booked some dates to support a new music video…Washington DC on 11/2…Brooklyn NY on 11/3…and Philadelphia PA on 11/4!

---Gavin DeGraw’s RAW Tour, which features his songs being played in a stripped-down trio, instead of a full band, is coming this Fall…Montreal QC on 10/24…Toronto ON on 10/25…Montclair NJ on 10/27…Washington DC on 10/28…Boston MA on 10/29…and Philadelphia PA on 10/30!

---Balance & Composure will play some solo dates outside of the Thrice/ Circa Survive tour this fall…11/21 in Lancaster PA!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Blackmore’s Night is returning to North America…the acoustic duo of Ritchie Blackmore (formerly of Deep Purple and Rainbow) and his wife, Candace Knight, play medieval folk music; which really doesn’t get all that much exposure in the 21st Century!  So whether you want to check out the music, or bask in the presence of one of the most iconic guitarists of the last 60 years, so far they are only playing one date…10/7 in Stroudsburg PA at the intimate Sherman Theatre!

---Mike Doughty, formerly of Soul Coughing, has booked a one-off for the City Winery in Manhattan NY on 10/12!

---The Wallflowers have booked a one-time only show at the Samuel Adams Octoberfest at Pier 16 in the Seaport District of NYC on 10/21!

---Lana del Rey plays a one-shot show in NYC on 10/23 at Terminal 5!

---Lisa Lisa is playing a Retro night show with Rob Base, Lisette Melendez and some others at the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 11/24!

---Dee Dee Sharp (remember Mashed Potato Time?)…has booked a one-off in Philadelphia (which makes sense because she used to record for Gamble & Huff, the Sound of Philadelphia songwriting duo) at the World Café Live in Philadelphia PA on 11/18!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---No sooner did Katy Perry announce her tour dates then she delayed them for two weeks due to production delays which led to a lack of rehearsal time, so the follow dates have been pushed back…Montreal QC on 9/9 to 9/19…Toronto ON on 9/12 to 10/31 (…and the just added 11/1)…Buffalo NY on 9/16 (not yet rescheduled)…Philadelphia PA on 9/18 to 10/12…Uniondale NY on 10/3 (…not yet rescheduled)…and Pittsburgh PA on 10/19 to 9/22! 

---The BulletBoys add Manchester NH on 11/1…and Easton PA on 11/4!

---Sponge adds Easton PA on 12/15…and moves their Amityville NY show from 12/8 to 12/16!

---Former Alcatraz guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteen has added a few dates…Stroudsburg PA on 10/24…Londonderry NH on 10/27…Rochester NY on 10/28…Ridgefield CT on 10/29…Peekskill NY on 11/9…and moved the Philadelphia PA show from 10/27…to 11/7!

---Thrice have added Balance & Composure to their package tour with Circa Survive, which puts them on the bill for all eight regional dates!

---The Spinners add two nights in Niagara Falls ON on 1/19 & 1/20!

---The Grass Roots add Niagara Falls NY on 2/16!

---Wishbone Ash adds a second night in Norfolk CT, but it unfortunately comes a month before the original date…on 8/28!  Just a heads up there!

---Tommy James & the Shondells add Lancaster PA on 2/11/18…and Woonsocket RI on 3/24/18!

---Kix adds Camp Hill PA on 11/24…and Warrendale PA on 12/16!

---Tower Of Power adds Warrendale PA on 1/18!

---The National have booked what seems to be a tune-up before the head to Europe in Philadelphia PA on 9/5…they also added Washington DC on 12/5!

---alt-J adds Philadelphia PA on 10/31!

---War adds Washington DC on 11/4…and Wilmington DE on 11/9!

---Two Door Cinema Club adds Brooklyn NY on 9/15!

---Insane Clown Posse adds Brooklyn NY on 10/23!

---Los Lonely Boys adds Londonderry NH on 11/9…and changes their 11/8 show from the City Winery in Boston to the City Winery in NYC!

---Blues rockers, Hot Tuna have turned their two-night residency into a four-night residency at the City Winery in Manhattan NY, 11/21-22 and 11/27-28!

---Taking Back Sunday adds Sayreville NJ on 12/15!

---Janet Jackson adds Washington DC on 11/16!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---alt-J (1)

---Balance & Composure (1)

---Billy Corgan (4)

---Blackmore’s Night (1)

---BulletBoys (2)

---Cabinet (5)

---Colin Hay (5)

---Culture Club (3)

---David Archuleta (2)

---David Lindley (3)

---Dee Dee Sharp (1)

---Dillinger Escape Plan (2)

---Doyle Bramhall II (1)

---Gavin DeGraw (6)

---Hot Tuna (2)

---Insane Clown Posse (1)

---Janet Jackson (1)

---Kix (2)

---Lana Del Rey (1)

---Lisa Lisa/ TKA/ Rob Base/ Lisette Melendez (1)

---Los Lonely Boys (1)

---Mike Doughty (1)

---Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (1)

---Pentatonix (9)

---Robyn Hitchcock (6)

---Say Anything (8)

---Solange (2)

---Sponge (1)

---Taking Back Sunday (1)

---Tedeschi Trucks Band (6)

---The Grass Roots (1)

---The National (2)

---The Revivalists (4)

---The Shins (3)

---The Spinners (2)

---The Wallflowers (1)

---Thrice/ Circa Survive/ Balance & Composure (8)

---Tommy James & The Shondells (2)

---Tower Of Power (1)

---Tricky (5)

---Two Door Cinema Club (1)

---Tyler The Creator (4)

---Y&T (5)

---Yngwie Malmsteen (5)

---War (2)

---Wishbone Ash (1)

---Z.Z. Top (8)

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

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Music News for 081917:

---The breakdown on the Bon Jovi show at En Joie Golf Course in Endicott is out…it was a record setter with an estimated 25-thousand people in attendance for the show that is the annual climax for the night of the first round of the Dicks Sporting Goods Open…and it was a restless crowd as the bands plane was delayed two hours due to thunderstorms in Newark NJ, so the band didn’t even take the stage until just before 10pm…and played until nearly midnight!  Some ticket holders were a bit upset that they waited almost seven hours (as many concert goers arrived early to get a good view) and that no announcement was made to the waiting crowd, until approximately 9pm, but word is that the show itself was great!

--- The basic line-up for the third annual Binghamton Porchfest has been announced as of Monday 8/14…in addition to the 108 bands on 42 porches, the third annual Porchfest, which will be held on Sunday August 27th will also include a karaoke porch and an open mike porch!  The full line-up is posted on the local concert page on this site and if you need more, here’s a link to the festival’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/binghamtonporchfest/photos/gm.1848792452101762/1810735952545882/?type=3&theater …and btw, all the shows are also listed on our concert pages…just sort by venue to see all the events listed together.

---The line-up for the Fourth annual Rock Against Suicide 4 benefit has also been announced and it’s pretty awesome…Wreckless Marci, Odd Man Out, Drama Scream, Hating Amy and Project Z will gather at the Choconut Inn in Friendsville PA on Saturday October 14th to raise money for this important cause!  The cost of a ticket is $10.00 and the show starts at 5pm!

---Driftwood has announced that they’ll be making the trip to Gatlinburg TN to play at the Sugarlands Mountainfest on 9/29!  The local/ national touring folk-rockers are also set to play at the Eastbound Throwdown on 9/9 in Salem NY…the Rusty Nail in Mifflinburg PA on 9/15…and The Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 11/3!

---Is local jam-band/ cover band, Raibred prepping a mini-regional tour?  It looks like they’re hitting the road for a week in December, beginning with a two-night stand with Astro Collective and Fordham, at the Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY on 12/15 & 12/16…before taking both bands on the road with them to…Buffalo NY On 12/17…Syracuse NY on 12/20…and Rochester NY on 12/21!

---Dark Star Orchestra (the grateful dead cover band) will return to State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 11/19, but they’ve also added an entire leg on their 2017 tour that comes into our region in…Montclair NJ on 11/10…Albany NY on 11/11…Peekskill NY on 11/12…Northampton MA on 11/14…New Haven CT on 11/17…Worcester MA on 11/18…Concord NH on 11/21…Jim Thorpe PA (at Penn’s Peak) on 11/22…two nights in Huntington NY on Long Island on 11/24 & 11/25…Washington DC on 12/2…Montclair NJ on 12/28…and three nights in Philadelphia PA on 12/29, 12/30 & 12/31!

---Trans-Siberian Orchestra has finally posted their holiday schedule for 2017 and, as usual, it’s massive…and it will impact our local region on 11/19 in Wilkes-Barre PA, at the Arena at Casey Plaza, as well as…Erie PA On 11/16…Baltimore MD on 11/17…Allentown PA on 11/18…Rochester NY on 11/22…Worcester MA on 11/24…Manchester NH on 11/25…Uncasville CT on 11/26…Washington DC on 12/14…Hershey PA on 12/15…Buffalo NY on 12/16…Philadelphia PA on 12/17…Pittsburgh PA on 12/22…Newark NJ on 12/26…and Albany NY on 12/27!

---The I Love The 90’s Tour is coming back with a line-up that will increasingly rotate, but is still very cool every time…and this time the tour is coming to Scranton PA at Montage Mountain on 8/26…as well as…Essex Junction VT on 8/25…Gilford NH on 8/27…Camden NJ on 9/1…Uncasville CT on 9/2…and Vienna VA on 9/3!  Bands or musicians rotating thru the tour include…Snap!...Rob Base…Mark McGrath…C&C Music Factory…All-4-One…Coolio…Naughty By Nature…Color Me Badd…Montell Jordan…Biz Markie…and Kid N Play!  Consult your local venue for any permutation of the above line-up!

---Blood Sweat and Tears (featuring American Idol singer, Bo Bice) has announced that they will play a show at Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono PA on 9/1!  This show is a late add to their itinerary, but as it turns out, will bring them into our area three months earlier than planned as they have stops planned beginning 12/1 in Millville NJ and including…Wilmington DE on 12/2…Hartford CT on 12/9…East Greenwich RI on 12/10…Plymouth NH on 12/14…Beverly MA on 12/15…Huntington NY on 12/16…and NYC on 12/17!

---NYS FAIR UPDATE: Post Malone has withdrawn from the Fair and is being replace by Lynyrd Skynyrd!  The show is set for 2pm on Sunday 8/27!  Stephen Marley @ 2pm and Symphoria @ 8pm have also been added on 8/26 replacing DJ Khaled!  DNCE has also been added on 9/2 @ 2pm and Kool & the Gang will play on 9/4 @ 6p!

---Condolences to Ed Hickey on the passing of his mother, Mary Hickey on 8/9 in Naples, Florida.  She was 74.

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Shania Twain has announced her comeback and final tour for 2018 this week and there are plenty of regional dates in it…Montreal QC on 6/26…two nights in Toronto ON on 7/6 & 7/7…Boston MA on 7/11…Philadelphia PA on 7/12…NYC on 7/14…Washington DC on 7/15…and Pittsburgh PA on 7/17!

---Metro Station is adding another leg of shows for Fall 2017 that include…Pittsburgh PA on 10/10…Niagara Falls NY on 10/11…Easton PA on 10/12…Providence RI on 10/13…Stanhope NJ on 10/14…and Baltimore MD on 10/15!

---BulletBoys (remember their hair metal cover of The O’Jays “For The Love Of Money”?)…have announced a dozen-date tour with two shows in our region…Pittsburgh PA on 11/3…and Easton PA on 11/4!

---Merry Christmas Darling: A Carpenters Christmas has announced initial dates and there will be at least a few in our region…Uncasville CT on 12/3…Elmsford NY on 12/5…and Easton PA on 12/14!  I can’t believe there won’t be more announcements coming in the next few weeks or months.  Stay tuned.

---The Dirty Heads are expanding their current tour to include new dates with a changing cast warming up for them…or abandoning warm-up bands altogether…Silver Spring MD on 11/2…Providence RI on 11/3…Lancaster PA on 11/4…New Haven CT on 11/5…Montreal QC on 11/8…Toronto ON on 11/10…Clifton Park NY on 11/11…and Niagara Falls NY on 11/12!

---Rick Springfield has announced a Fall 2017 series of shows many of which fall into our region…Wallingford CT (w/ Richard Marx) on 9/7…Gilford NH (w/ Richard Marx) on 9/8…Vienna VA (w/ Richard Marx) on 9/10…Jim Thorpe PA (at Penn’s Peak) on 9/21…Montclair NJ on 9/22…Atlantic City NJ on 9/23…and Verona NY on 10/1!

---Prog rockers, Wishbone Ash have expanded the few dates previously leaked for Fall 2017 with new dates in…Sellersville PA on 9/27…Norfolk CT on 9/28…Londonderry NH on 9/29…Bay Shore NY on 9/30…Pawling NY on 10/1…Buffalo NY on 10/5…Pittsburgh PA on 10/7…and Jim Thorpe PA on 10/8!

---Dave Brockie may be gone, but Gwar keeps plodding on with a fresh Fall tour and a bunch of stops inside our region…Toronto ON on 10/22…Pittsburgh PA on 10/23…Baltimore MD on 10/26…New Haven CT on 10/27…Worcester MA on 10/28…Philadelphia PA on 10/29…NYC on 10/31…Buffalo NY on 11/1!

---Death From Above (formerly death from above 1979) have announced a Fall set of dates the will intersect with our greater region…Montreal QC on 10/20…Boston MA on 10/21…Clifton Park NY on 10/23…Brooklyn NY on 10/25…Philadelphia PA on 10/27…Silver Spring MD on 10/28…and Toronto ON on 12/1!

---Kid Cudi has confirmed upcoming regional tour dates for Fall 2017…Philadelphia PA on 9/30…Boston MA on 10/1…Wallingford CT on 10/3…Toronto ON on 10/4…NYC on 10/6…and Washington DC on 10/8!

---10 Years is on a nice little package tour with Red and Otherwise that will bring them to…Pittsburgh PA on 10/17…Lancaster PA on 10/19…and NYC on 10/21!

---Brand New is back with a “brand new” tour that is coming to our region…Philadelphia PA on 10/18…NYC on 10/19…Boston MA on 10/20…Upper Darby PA on 10/21…and Baltimore MD on 10/23!

---Highly Suspect is expanding their break thru tour and hopefully their success so far, which will bring them back around to our region…Lancaster PA on 10/31…Philadelphia PA on 11/1…Providence RI on 11/3…and Asbury Park NJ on 11/4!

---98 Degrees are back together for their 20th Anniversary…releasing a new X-mas album and taking it on the road!  “Let It Snow” will be released on 10/13…it will be their second X-mas album, their first in a century (…or since 1999)…and your can see them in Mashantucket CT on 11/24…Atlantic City NY on 11/25…and Westbury NY on 11/26!

---Evanescence is releasing a new album soon, “Synthesis” and they aren’t just taking the album with them on tour…they’re taking the concept too…While “Synthesis” will feature some new music, it will mainly reimagine a selection of Evanescence classics with a full orchestra and electronics to augment the bands dynamic.  Regional dates on this tour include…Pittsburgh PA on 10/30…Oxon Hill MD on 10/31…Upper Darby PA on 11/2…Mashantucket CT on 11/3…Boston MA on 11/5…Bethlehem PA On 11/7…Baltimore MD on 11/8…NYC on 11/10…and Toronto ON on 12/8!

---Papa Roach cancels tour while singer, Jacoby Shaddix has vocal surgery!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Hip hop star, K. Michelle will play a one-off in Westbury NY on 9/9 at The Space!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Sponge adds Stanhope  NJ on 11/17…Poughkeepsie NY on 11/18…and Amityville NY on 12/8!

---Graham Nash extends his Fall 2017 tour with Canadian dates, including…Kingston ON on 10/11!

---Simple Plan add St. Catherines ON (near buffalo) on 9/15!

---The Hispanic Dylan, Rodriguez, adds Westbury NY on 9/27!

---Katy Perry adds Montreal QC on 9/19…she also adds Noah Cyrus to the bill on all regional dates!

---America adds Westbury NY on 9/14!

---Matthew Sweet adds Havertown PA on 9/9!

---Bleachers add Brookville NY on 10/12

---Rickie Lee Jones adds Mamaroneck NY on 10/20…and Boston MA on 10/21!

---Led Zeppelin tribute band, Get The Led Out adds Westbury NY on 11/10!

---Night Ranger adds West Springfield MA on 9/29 (with Fastball)…and Englewood NJ on 12/14!

---Suzanne Vega adds Mamaroneck NY on 4/27!

---Minus The Bear is playing a headlining show of their own on an off-night from the Silversun Pickups tour…in Lancaster PA on 11/13!

---Puddle Of Mudd adds Amityville NY on 10/28!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---10 Years/ Red/ Otherwise (3)

---98 Degrees (3)

---America (1)

---Bleachers (1)

---Blood Sweat & Tears (1)

---Brand New (5)

---BulletBoys (2)

---Dark Star Orchestra (16)

---Death From Above (7)

---Dirty Heads (8)

---Driftwood (4)

---Evanescence (9)

---Get The Led Out (1)

---Graham Nash (1)

---Highly Suspect (4)

---I Love The 90’s (6)

---K. Michelle (1)

---Katy Perry (1)

---Kid Cudi (6)

---Matthew Sweet (1)

---Metro Station (6)

---Merry Christmas Darling: A Carpenters Christmas (3)

---Minus The Bear/ Cymbals Eat Guitars/ Pet Symmetry (1)

---Night Ranger (2)

---Puddle Of Mudd (1)

---Rodriguez (1)

---Rick Springfield (7)

---Rickie Lee Jones (2)

---Shania Twain (8)

---Simple Plan (1)

---Suzanne Vega (1)

---Sponge (3)

---Trans-Siberian Orchestra (15)

---Wishbone Ash (8)

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

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Music News for 081217:

---Local TV station, Fox 40 has been scooping the market on a lot of new local music stories and last week they found another…13-year-old Noor Hila of Vestal, was the winner of the 2017 EPAC’s Got Talent Showcase, and not only can she sing…she can also write (songs of course) and play piano!  In fact she can play piano so well, that she’s already outgrown at least one of her piano teachers!  She has recently been working with Damian Cornwell of OnPoint Productions, in Binghamton NY who calls her singing soulful!  To see the report, click on the link below:

http://www.wicz.com/story/36059948/teenage-singer-is-tearing-up-the-local-music-scene

---First Stephen Stills is coming to town, then Graham Nash announces dates…now David Crosby of CSN (…and sometimes Y) and The Byrds, is ready to play the State Theatre in Ithaca on 11/8!  Crosby has announced a huge, yet intimate theatre tour that includes a lot of regional dates as well…Munhall PA on 11/7…Montreal QC on 11/10…Boston MA on 11/13…Londonderry NH on 11/15…Albany NY on 11/17…Rutland VT on 11/18…Ridgefield CT on 11/20…Collingswood NJ on 11/21…NYC on 11/25…Morristown NJ on 11/26…and two nights in Vienna VA (near Washington DC) on 11/28 &11/29!

---The Original Monarch’s are coming to Binghamton!  The doo-wop band from Louisville Kentucky had their first chart hit in May 1964, but it was largely ignored due to Beatlemania and the British invasion.  They had minor hits with “Look Homeward Angel,” “Over The Mountain,” and “This Old Heart,” and you can hear them (…and dance to them…) for yourself on 9/2 at American Legion Post #1645!  Tickets are $10.00.

---Binghamton Porchfest posted a notice on facebook this week that they are sending out a tentative schedule to bands and hosts Friday evening (8/11)…presumably to reduce any conflicts…and that it be finalized and made public on Monday 8/14!  The stated goal this year…108 bands…42 porches!  Sounds like fun to me!  The third annual Porchfest will be held on Sunday August 27th!

---Congrats to local musician Paul Taurterouff, who just released his solo album, “Audio Chocolate!”  Catch him in the local and regional clubs for a copy!  Just $10.00 and it apparently comes with a compilation CD!  Very cool!

---Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Quiet Riot and Warrant tour coming to Tags, in Big Flats NY on 9/24 $24-75.00,. Tickets may be two-for-one.  Keifer’s other tour stops include…NYC on 10/11…Derry NH on 10/12…Chester PA on 10/13…and Warrendale PA on 10/14!  Tickets went on sale this weekend for $25.00 general admission, $50.00 reserved seating and $75.00 for gold circle seating!  A little birdy tells me they might be two-for-one, so make sure you ask!

---State Theatre in Ithaca NY scores another great show as Dinosaur Jr. and Easy Action have announced that they will play there on 9/30!  The tour has also added some other dates…Pawtucket RI on 9/27…Lancaster PA on 9/28…Philadelphia PA on 9/29…and two in Brooklyn NY on 10/2 & 10/3!

---Tauk is making a Fall run of theatre-sized venues that will pass thru our local region on 9/16 at The Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 9/16…as well as…Burlington VT on 9/15…Baltimore MD on 11/3…Ardmore PA on 11/4…and NYC on 11/24!

---Former Journey lead singer, Steve Augeri, will play the Kallet Theatre in Pulaski NY (near Syracuse) on 10/13…it’s an off tour day for Augeri who is opening for War (8/19), Asia (9/2) and Lou Gramm (1/20) in other appearances in our region!

---The line-up has been established for next weekends Fools Hill Festival at Fools Hill Farm in Spencer NY, (near Elmira NY) so here’s the full three day break out:

Friday 8/18:

5p: Technicolor Trailer Park

7p: Noon Fifteen

9p: Kitestring

11p: Friends With Bennys

Saturday 8/19:

3p: Thee KinFolk

5p: The Ghost Peppers

7p: Dapper Dan

9p: The Blind Spots

11p: Boogie Low

Sunday 8/20:

3p: Garlic Band

5p: Knotty North

7p: The Ilium Works

9p: Plasm

---Mary Chapin Carpenter tour comes to Lackawanna College in Scranton PA on 10/24!  The pop/ country singer has also added solo shows in Northampton MA on 10/26…Hartford CT on 10/27, following her tour with Lucinda Williams!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Bruce Springsteen is going to Broadway…no he’s not starring in a musical…he’s the star of a one-man show, an intimate theatre experience that will take place in the Walter Kerr Theatre in Manhattan NY for a total of 40 nights, starting 10/3 and running thru 11/26!  Specific dates are Tuesdays thru Saturdays (with Sundays and Mondays off obviously) 10/3-7, 10/10-10/14, 10/17-21, 10/24-28, 10/31-11/4, 11/7-11/11, 11/14-18 and 11/21-26!  The shows promise to be intimate indeed as capacity at the Kerr Theatre is around one-thousand seats!

---Speaking of Springsteen, his E-Street Band guitarist, Little Steven, is also making a road trip, including…Holmdel NJ on 9/21…Port Chester NY on 9/23…NYC on 9/25…Staten Island NY on 9/27…Boston MA on 9/29…Philadelphia PA on 10/1…Baltimore MD on 10/2…Huntington NY on 10/4 and Toronto ON on 10/9!

---Hip hop superstar, Macklemore is going on the road, but for a change, without his longtime partner in crime, Ryan Lewis…look for the paired down show to hit theatre sized venues instead of arena’s this time…Pittsburgh PA on 11/7…Toronto ON on 11/8…NYC On 11/10…Silver Spring MD on 11/11…Philadelphia PA on 11/13…and Boston MA on 11/14!

---Mutemath, Colony House and Romes are taking a package tour on the road and it will come thru our greater region in September, including…Boston MA on 9/14…New Haven CT on 9/15…Pittsburgh PA on 9/16…Philadelphia PA on 9/19…Brooklyn NY on 9/20…and Silver Spring MD on 9/22!

---Here’s a modern christian metal package tour…I Prevail, Escape The Fate, The Word Alive and We Came As Romans…are taking an extensive road trip that will pass thru our region several times…Toronto ON on 10/15…Niagara Falls NY on 10/16…Montreal QC on 10/17…Sayreville NJ on 10/19…Worcester MA on 10/20…Hartford CT on 10/21…Baltimore MD on 10/23…Philadelphia PA on 10/24…NYC on 10/25…Stroudsburg PA on 10/28…and Pittsburgh PA on 11/28!

---Hip hop stars, Ja Rule and Ashanti will embark on a 10 date tour, spread out over four month, beginning in the US with a stop in Buffalo NY on 8/26…and ending in NJ with a show at Harrah’s in Atlantic City on 11/22!

---Alt-country band, the Gin Blossoms, are setting off on a late Summer tour that will bring them to…Clayton NY (near watertown) on 8/10…Middletown PA on 8/26…and Buffalo NY on 9/23!

---The remaining music making member of Outkast, Big Boi, takes to the road in September with fresh dates in Silver Spring MD on 9/11…South Burlington VT on 9/12…Pittsburgh PA on 9/14…NYC on 9/16…and Boston MA on 9/17!

---Kip Winger has booked a three-date tour…two of which fall into our greater region…Asbury Park NJ on 9/29…and Poughkeepsie NY on 9/30!

---British industrial band, Ministry, is coming to America to distract their fans from all the chaos in Washington DC…maybe.  Check ‘em out in…Philadelphia PA on 10/14…Brooklyn NY on 10/16…NYC on 10/17…Silver Spring NY on 10/19…and Pittsburgh PA on 10/21!

---Iron & Wine will return this Fall for a half dozen shows in our region…Washington DC on 11/9…New Haven CT on 11/10…Boston MA on 11/11…Northampton MA on 11/12…NYC on 11/13…and Brooklyn NY on 11/14!

---Hot Tuna is back with a handful of holiday shows in our region…NYC on 11/21 & 11/22…Asbury Park NJ on 12/7…Port Chester NY on 12/8…and Huntington NY on 12/9!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---How weird is this?  Of the 15-dates on the latest jaunt by Saliva, the alt-metal band is making only one in our greater region…in Niagara Falls NY on 9/7 with Breath Of The Valkyrie, Ritual Walk and Shadow Siren at the Evening Star Concert Hall!

---Terry Reid (the singer Jimmy Page originally wanted for Led Zeppelin, before he found Robert Plant) has booked a one-off in Piermont NY on 11/19!

---The late Harry Chapin’s brother, Tom Chapin has booked two nights in Piermont NY on 12/27 & 12/28 at the Turning Point!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Judah & the Lion add Pittsburgh PA on 10/4!

---Paula Cole adds Philadelphia PA on 4/20…and Jersey City NJ on 4/21!

---Sara Evans adds Stroudsburg PA on 12/7!

---Huey Lewis & the News add Uncasville CT on 11/1…and two nights in Niagara Falls ON on 11/2 & 11/3!

---Blues guitarist, Jonny Lang adds Alexandria VA on 8/20…and moves his 9/29 show at Huntington NY to 10/19!

---Suzanne Vega adds Hudson NY on 8/11…and Londonderry NH on 8/12!

---Los Lobos adds Fairfield CT on 9/12…Tarrytown NY (w/Steve Earle) on 9/13…and Huntington NY (again with Steve Earle) on 9/14!

---Blondie adds East Meadow NY on 8/19…and Englewood NJ on 10/14!

---The National adds Pittsburgh PA on 10/7!

---Add CkY to the HIM farewell tour…and subtract the 11/16 show in Worcester MA from the tour, which is being switched to a date in South America!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Big Boi (5)

---Blondie (2)

---Bruce Springsteen (40)

---David Crosby (13)

---Dinosaur Jr. (5)

---Gin Blossoms (3)

---HIM (-1)

---Hot Tuna (5)

---Huey Lewis & the News (3)

---I Prevail/ Escape The Fate (11)

---Iron & Wine (6)

---Ja Rule/ Ashanti (2)

---Jonny Lang (1)

---Judah & The Lion (1)

---Kip Winger (2)

---Little Steven (9)

---Los Lobos (3)

---Paula Cole (2)

---Macklemore (6)

---Mary Chapin Carpenter (3)

---Ministry (5)

---Mutemath (6)

---Saliva/ Breath Of The Valkyrie/ Ritual Walk/ Shadow Siren (1)

---Sara Evans (1)

---Steve Augeri (1)

---Suzanne Vega (2)

---Tauk (5)

---Terry Reid (1)

---The Monarchs (1)

---The National (1)

---Tom Chapin (2)

---Tom Keifer/ Quiet Riot/ Warrant (4)

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

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Music News for 080517:

---Blues On The Bridge has confirmed that the 2017 festival will take place on Sunday September 10th…with Sunday September 17th serving as the rain date.  The line-up has yet to be announced!  The annual festival will be held on the Riverside Drive Bridge over the Chenango River, just off Confluence Park where the Chenango flows into the Susquehanna!

---Nice to see local promoter and dedicated baseball fan, Bill McStine remembered by having the Endicott Sertoma Field’s Press box dedicated to him.  Fox 40 covered this story!  Read the script or watch the video by clicking on this link: http://www.wicz.com/story/36005979/honored-and-remembered-spotlight-in-sports

---Alternative band, Modest Mouse, just released their itinerary for Fall 2017 and it is confirming a stop in Ithaca NY at the State Theatre on 10/6, as well as…Northampton MA on 10/7…Providence RI on 10/10…Sayreville NJ on 10/11…and Port Chester NY on 10/13 & 10/14!

---Felicia’s Hive 45 in Trumansburg NY has rebranded itself and is now known as Felicia’s Atomic Brewhouse and Bakery, according to an article in the Ithaca Journal, which I am shamelessly paraphrasing.  The good news is that old-time styled musicians will still play the venue on Fridays.  Read all about it by clicking on this link: http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/money/2017/07/31/want-beer-pot-pie-felicias-rebrands-brewhouse-and-bakery/508028001

---Ray Lamontagne is coming to the State Theatre in Ithaca on 10/14!  LaMontagne’s “Just Passin’ Thru” tour will be acoustic and only in intimate theatre style venues!  It’s also set to play a bunch of regional dates, including…Buffalo NY on 10/13…Troy NY on 10/15…Waterbury CT on 10/17…two nights in Portsmouth NH on 10/18 & 10/19…Providence RI on 10/21…two more nights in Red Bank NJ on 10/22 & 10/23…Baltimore MD on 10/25…Morristown NJ on 10/27…Atlantic City NJ on 10/28…and Hershey PA on 10/29!  That’s 13 dates in our region…so if you want to see LaMontagne, this tour would be a great time!

---The alt-religious, iMatter Music Festival has posted it’s line-up, which is pretty good this year…Sleeping Giant, Hawthorne Heights, Vanna, Vessels, Balance & Composure, I See Stars, Phinehas, We Came As Romans, Veil Of Maya, Convictions and Bungler!  The festival will be held Sunday 8/13 at the Chemung County Faigrounds!

---Miss May I will go on a solo headlining tour following all of it’s festival commitments, and a lot of those dates will be in our local and regional zones…Erie PA on 9/8…Corning NY (at Landos) on 9/9…Syracuse NY on 9/10…Albany NY on 9/11…after that they’ll hook up with the Motionless In White tour!

---Graham Nash (formerly of The Hollies and CSNY) will play Bethel Woods in Bethel NY 9/24…and several other regional shows…Stroudsburg PA on 9/21…Mount Tabor NJ on 9/22…West Long Branch NJ on 9/23…Boston MA on 9/26…Rutland VT on 9/27…Keene NH on 9/28…Portsmouth NH on 9/30…and Buffalo NY on 10/1!

---The Buffalo Head in Conklin NY has changed it’s name to Jumbo’s! Please make a note of it!  …haven’t heard yet if there will be a grand re-opening or not, so stay tuned!

---Ingrid Michaelson’s stint on Broadway is over!  It came to an end on Sunday 8/13!  She played the Signature Sound Center Stage in the show “The Great Comet,” which features Michaelson’s newest music and the vague “more.”  Ingrid’s commitment to the show began five weeks ago.  She played the part of Sonya.  Michaelson is a Staten Island NY native who attended and graduated from Binghamton University.

---Are we hearing Wedding bells for Tommy Szedlock, who has played in several local bands…Wreckless Marci…Citizen 5…Scuttlebutt?  Info is private for now, but if true, best of luck on the big day to the happy couple…whenever that is!

---NYS Fair Update: DJ Khaled has been added to the Fair’s series of FREE shows on The Court! Producer, record label owner and DJ, Khaled  will play the fair on Saturday 8/26 @ 2pm!

---Bandcamp, a website used by many local and regional artists took a stand for Trans-Rights on Friday (8/4), and we were so struck by this idea that we just had to share it, even if would be over by the time this report was filed, we still wanted to let you know about it and that we stand with them, so here’s a link: https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/07/31/this-friday-stand-with-bandcamp-in-support-of-trans-rights

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---The Killers have announced a tour in support of their new album, “Wonderful Wonderful,” that will come out sometime in September!  See them in…Toronto ON on 1/5…Laval QC (near montreal) on 1/6…Boston MA on 1/7…NYC on 1/9…Washington DC on 1/10…NYC on 1/12…and Philadelphia PA on 1/13!

---The Outbreak Tour has announced it’s line-up and itinerary and the basic joining of Waterparks, As It Is, Chapel and Sleep On It, is coming to…Toronto ON on 11/26…Montreal QC on 11/27…Boston MA on 11/29…NYC on 11/30…Philadelphia PA on 12/1…and Baltimore MD on 12/2!

---Squeeze will tour the US in Fall 2017 with several stops in our greater region…Glenside PA on 11/17…NYC on 11/19…Boston MA on 11/21…Red Bank NJ 11/22…Port Chester NY on 11/29…and Huntington NY on 12/2!

---Bash & Pop, ft. Tommy Stinson of The Replacements and Guns N’ Roses, has only booked three shows nationwide but two of them fall into our greater region…Pittsburgh PA on 9/19…and also Baltimore MD on 10/1, where they’ll warm-up for The Psychedelic Furs!

---The Hooters (remember this pop band from the 1980’s?  They had hits like “And We Danced,”)…have booked a two night reunion just outside of their hometown, Philadelphia PA at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside on 11/3 & 11/4!

---Flogging Molly has announced Fall dates in…Niagara Falls NY on 10/31…Sayreville NJ on 11/2…Philadelphia PA on 11/3…Clifton Park NY on 11/4…Worcester MA on 11/5!  Anti-Flag and Jon Snodgrass will open!

---Zakk Wylde, former Ozzy Osborne guitarist, has booked some solo dates…Toronto ON on 10/4…Philadelphia PA on 10/5…Poughkeepsie NY on 10/6…Cambridge MA on 10/7…Eatontown NJ on 10/8!

---Paul Anka is still going at age 75…he’s headed back out on the road with a Fall 2017 that will bring him into our region…Greensburg PA on 9/14…Atlantic City NJ on 9/23…Bloomsburg PA on 9/25…Englewood NJ on 9/27…Morristown NJ on 9/28…and Ridgefield CT on 4/19/18!

---In addition to their stop at the NYS Fair in Syracuse on 8/27, hip hop troop, Post Malone will also go on their own headlining tour, following their spot on the Future tour this Spring and Summer…Boston MA on 9/12…Philadelphia PA on 9/15…Silver Spring MD on 9/16…and NYC On 9/19!

---Nick Lowe (“Cruel To Be Kind”) has booked some solo headlining dates this fall, aside from a show with Blondie on 10/13 in Brookville NJ…see Lowe in Montclair NJ on 10/14…Sellersville PA on 10/16…and Alexandria VA on 10/18!

---Trivium is going on a big package tour with Arch Enemy, Fit For An Autopsy and While She Sleeps and it’s coming this fall to a major market near you…Baltimore MD on 10/31…Philadelphia PA on 11/1…NYC on 11/3…Montreal QC on 11/5…and Toronto ON on 11/7!

---Future Islands have announced a major new leg on their world tour, which is in Europe now, but coming to the US in September and our region in October…Toronto ON on 10/6…Montreal QC on 10/7…Boston MA on 10/9…and wrapping it up with three nights in Brooklyn NY on 10/10, 10/11 and 10/12!

---George Clinton & P-Funk have booked a few dates for Fall & Winter of 2017 within the friendly confines of our greater region…NYC on 10/31…Washington DC on 11/3…Washington DC again on 2/10…NYC on 2/13…and Boston MA on 2/17!

---The Justin Bieber tour barely got expanded before it got cancelled, due to Biebers state of exhaustion for touring for nearly a year!  Expanded dates would have been…East Rutherford NJ on 8/23 & 8/24…Foxboro MA on 9/29…and Toronto ON on 10/5 & 10/6…but, just a reminder for true Beliebers…the tour has been totally cancelled!

---Pop band Echosmith, who played the NY State Fair last year, are going on a Fall tour that will include a few regional stops…Toronto ON on 11/5…NYC on 11/8…Philadelphia PA on 11/9…and Boston MA on 11/10!

---Guns N’ Roses have added an October leg to their “Not In This Lifetime” Tour, including…Philadelphia PA on 10/8…NYC on 10/11, 10/15 & 10/16…Newark NJ on 10/12…Washington DC on 10/19…Boston MA on 10/22…Hartford CT on 10/23…and Toronto ON on 10/29 & 10/30!

---Jay-Z has not only returned with a new album, “4:44,” but new tour dates as well…Montreal QC on 11/21…Toronto ON on 11/22…Boston MA on 11/25…Brooklyn NY on 11/26 & 11/27…Washington DC on 11/29…and Uniondale NY on 12/2!

---Silversun Pickups have announced Fall 2017 tour dates…Rochester NY on 11/10…Montreal QC on 11/11…Toronto ON on 11/12…Washington DC on 11/14…NYC on 11/15…Brooklyn NY on 11/17…New Haven CT on 11/18…and Philadelphia PA on 11/19!

---Art Garfunkel, formerly of Simon & Garfunkel, has confirmed book signing dates (that will also feature a short intimate performance) have been scheduled, but so have additional concert dates…Doylestown PA (book signing & a song) on 9/25…Cambridge MA (book signing & a song) on 9/27…NYC (book signing & a song) on 9/28…Washington DC (signing & a song) on 10/2…in our region, only the 9/26 date in NYC will be a book signing only…previously announced concert dates are Boston MA on 10/26 & 10/27…and Woonsocket RI on 10/28!  Garfunkel’s book, “What Is All But Luminous,” arrives in stores on 9/26!

---Phoenix will be play a short intimate schedule to support their new album, “Ti Amo,” with appearances in Montreal QC on 10/13…New Haven CT on 10/15…Washington DC on 10/16…and Providence RI on 10/18!

---White the rift between Nancy and Ann Wilson continues to keep Heart off the road, but not the Wilson sisters…both have touring solo projects, with the announcement of Nancy’s new band, Roadcase Royale, which is coming to…NYC on 9/10…Rochester NY on 9/12…Boston MA on 9/14…Uncasville CT on 9/16…and Pittsburgh PA on 9/28!

---Kesha has announced tour dates as her fans grab glitter and tickets…Boston MA on 10/4…Silver Spring MD on 10/6…Philadelphia PA on 10/7…NYC on 10/9…and Toronto ON on 10/16!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Punk band, The Dead Milkmen will play what appears to be a one-off, just outside of Pittsburgh PA on 9/16!

---Alt-metal package tours used to be long, theatre-styled showcases for rising talent…so, unless this is a leaked pre-tour date, this apparent one-off is a sad testament to what used to be…Suicide Silcence, Upon A Burning Body, Prison and Slaughter To Prevail have booked Pittsburgh PA on 11/28 at the Diesel Club.

---Joe Walsh (of The Eagles and The James Gang) has announced a VetsAid benefit concert, set for 9/30 at the Arena in Fairfax VA and the show will also include some special guests…the Zac Brown Band, Gary Clark Jr. and Keith Urban.

---Starship ft. Mickey Thomas have booked a few solo shows following the Replay America tour, but only one for our region…Ridgefield CT on 3/15/18!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Dennis Tufano, of The Buckinghams, has added Schnectady NY on 4/7!

---Red Jumpsuit Apparatus adds Warrendale PA (just outside Pittsburgh PA) on 9/17!

---Randy Newman adds Glenside PA on 9/24!

---The Pixies add Northampton MA on 9/20…Buffalo NY on 10/1!

---Gary Numan adds Buffalo NY on 12/2!

---All-4-One adds Niagara Falls NY on 2/10!

---Bleachers (ft. Jack Antonoff of fun. remember them?) add Asbury Park NJ on 9/10…and Washington DC on 10/8!

---Eddie Vedder will join Pete Townshend’s “Classic Quadrophenia” tour!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---All-4-One (1)

---Art Garfunkel (8)

---Bash & Pop (1)

---Bleachers (2)

---Blondie/ Nick Lowe (1)

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (5)

---Dennis Tufano (1)

---Echosmith (4)

---Flogging Molly/ Anti-Flag/ Jon Snodgrass (5)

---Future Islands (6)

---Gary Numan (1)

---George Clinton & P-Funk (5)

---Graham Nash (8)

---Guns N’ Roses (10)

---Jay-Z (7)

---Joe Walsh/ Zac Brown Band/ Gary Clark Jr./ Keith Urban (1)

---Kesha (5)

---Modest Mouse (6)

---Nick Lowe (3)

---Paul Anka (6)

---Phoenix (4)

---Post Malone (4)

---Randy Newman (1)

---Ray LaMontagne (13)

---Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (1)

---Roadcase Royale (5)

---Silversun Pickups (8)

---Squeeze (6)

---Suicide Silence/ Upon A Burning Body/ Prison/ Slaughter To Prevail (1)

---The Dead Milkmen (1)

---The Killers (7)

---The Pixies (2)

---Trivium/ Arch Enemy/ Fit For An Autopsy/ While She Sleeps (5)

---Zakk Wylde (5)

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

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Music News for 072917:

---Local rapper Chris Perry has caught the attention of fans around the world…and that has made him the focus of local news outlets in the greater Binghamton area!  Perry who goes by the nickname GQ is a Johnson City (which has already spawned Zarni de Wet, Fred Coury and Lyza) native and a graduate of Seton Central…but it was a song called, “Differences” that has made him a social media star, gathering over a million likes on facebook.  Find out more by clicking this link to a report about the GBA’s (greater Binghamton area’s) latest rising star on Fox 40: http://www.wicz.com/story/35987304/local-singerrapper-chris-perry-has-built-a-global-following

---World music/ hip-hop pioneer, Matisyahu, will spend a weekend in Jefferson NY (just south of Cobleskill) for the Camping Trip Festival, from Friday 8/4 thru Sunday 8/6! 

---Cindy Wilson of The B-52’s is going on a ten-date solo tour, to promote her new solo album, “Change,” the first two of which were this month in Florida…the rest are scheduled for September and include at least one “local” stop…Funk & Waffles in Syracuse NY on 9/8…plus six regional dates…Pittsburgh PA on 9/5…two nights in Toronto ON on 9/6 & 9/7…Cambridge MA on 9/9…and two nights in Brooklyn NY on 9/10 & 9/11! 

---For those of you who can’t make the Stephen Stills/ Judy Collins show at the Anderson Center at Binghamton University on 8/28…the pair have announced another show that’s still within our “local” region…at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 9/27…and also adding an additional date in Lebanon NH on 9/28!

---Former Babys and Bad English singer, John Waite has booked some solo dates with local and regional implications…Plymouth NH on 9/15…Rockville Centre NY on 9/17…North Bethesda MD on 9/21…New Hope PA on 9/22…Pawling NY on 9/23…Newton NJ on 9/24…Irwin PA on 9/29…and Auburn NY, just outside of Syracuse NY, at the Public Theatre on 9/30!

---Dawes at State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 9/19!  After the John Mayer tour, which runs thru 9/3, Dawes will launch a solo tour that also includes…Northampton MA on 9/15…Burlington VT on 9/16 & 9/17, as part of the Grand Point North Festival!

---Tauk will play the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 9/16 as part of a small headlining tour in Fall 2017 that will also include Baltimore MD on 11/3! 

---If the recent tour stop at Bethel Woods with The Doobie Brothers wasn’t enough for you, Chicago returns to our area on 11/19 at Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY!  The pop/rock band will also play …Stamford CT on 9/28…Morristown NJ on 11/12…Red Bank NJ on 11/13…Englewood NJ on 11/14…Shippensburg PA on 11/16…and Baltimore MD on 11/18, which means the stop at Turning Stone is actually the last date on the tour!  It ought to be a fun time!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Alice Cooper is taking Hollywood Vampires out for a major Fall tour, with fellow vampires, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, and of course, they’ll be stopping more than a few times in our greater region…Pittsburgh PA on 10/10…Rochester NY on 11/17…Clifton Park NY on 11/19…Stroudsburg PA on 11/21…Worcester MA on 11/22…Sayreville NJ on 11/24…Lancaster PA on 11/25…and Baltimore MD on 11/26!

---Theory Of A Deadman is back and they’ve booked a tour for the Fall 0f 2017 that includes a handful of dates in our region…Stroudsburg PA on 10/13…Clifton Park NY on 10/14…Philadelphia PA on 10/17…Sayreville NJ on 10/18…and Baltimore MD on 10/20!

---Thrice and Circa Survive are stepping out on a combo tour that will come into our region in late fall…Silver Spring MD on 11/16…NYC on 11/17…Sayreville NJ on 11/18…Philadelphia PA on 11/24 & 11/25…Boston MA on 11/26…Toronto ON on 11/29…and Rochester NY on 12/1!

---Dream Theater is back and touring the US and Canada with a passion, coming into our region at least nine times…Greensburg PA on 11/8…Niagara Falls NY on 11/10…Toronto ON on 11/12…Albany NY on 11/14…Boston MA on 11/15…NYC on 11/16…Asbury Park NJ on 11/18…Philadelphia PA on 11/19…and Baltimore MD on 11/27!  No opening act has been announced yet!

---Atlas Genius & Magic Giant are joining forces (mostly) for a large scale Fall 2017 tour that will include…Lewiston NY on 8/19 (atlas genius only)…Buffalo NY (again atlas genius only) on 10/10…Albany NY on 10/11…NYC on 10/13…Somerville MA on 10/14…Philadelphia PA on 10/15…and Washington DC on 10/16!

---Alt-rockers, Unwritten Law take to the road for a Summer 2017 tour that includes five stops in our region…Toronto ON on 8/23…Pittsburgh PA on 8/24…Philadelphia PA on 8/25…Brooklyn NY on 8/26…and Cambridge MA on 8/27!  Lost In Society will open.

---Smooth jazz woodwind player, Kenny G is adding a new leg on his Fall 2017…Atlantic City NJ on 11/4…St. Catherines ON on 12/13…Toronto ON on 12/14…and York PA on 12/18!

---Softer rocker, Melissa Manchester has confirmed dates for late Summer thru Winter 2018, but only two show in our region…NYC on 9/11…and Brookville NY on 2/17!

---Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze will play two solo shows in NYC during a two-night stand at the City Winery in Manhattan NY on 8/14 & 8/15!

---A$AP Mob, the amalgamation of all A$AP artists, including A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, etc.…plays Lowell MA on 9/23…Central Park in NYC on 9/25…Philadelphia PA on 9/26…and Washington DC on 9/27!

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy is adding on it’s own headlining tour following it’s stint on the Yes tour!  Look for them in October…Fall River MA on 10/4…NYC on 10/6...NYC on 10/7…Ridgefield CT on 10/8…and St. Catherines ON on 1012!

---Tom Keifer of Cinderella has announced a dozen date Fall 2017 tour with four of the shows on the itinerary dropping into our region…NYC on 10/11…Londonderry NH on 10/12…Chester PA on 10/13…and Warrendale PA on 10/14!

---Motionless In White and Miss May I have teamed up for a small, but global, package tour that will stop in…NYC on 10/12…Uncasville CT on 10/13…Baltimore MD on 10/15…Pittsburgh PA on 10/17…and Philadelphia PA on 10/31!  Motionless In White will also appear at the Rock & Shock Festival in Worcester MA on 10/14!

---Max Weinberg’s (of the E-Street Band) Jukebox has booked a seven-date Summer into Fall tour, including…Warrendale PA on 9/7…Pawling NY on 10/12…East Greenwich RI on 10/13…Boston MA on 10/16…and Jersey City NJ on 10/18!

---Following the Happy Together Tour, 60’s pop family band, The Cowsills, will play a few shows on their own…Greensburg PA on      11/11 (with Gary Puckett & the Union Gap)…NYC on 11/17…and Uncasville CT on 11/19!  After that they’ll be playing mostly cruises out of Florida or Seattle in 2018!

---Our Lady Peace is back following their stint warming-up for Guns N’ Roses, with a solo, headlining tour that will bring them near us…Clifton Park NY on 10/20...NYC on 10/23…Boston MA on 10/24…Atlantic City NJ on 10/28…and Uncasville CT on 10/28!

---Cannibal Corpse has joined forces with Power Trip and Gatecreeper for a modern metal package tour that is coming this fall to at least a few cities in our greater region…Boston MA on 11/28…NYC on 11/29…and Philadelphia PA on 11/30!

---SZA is also playing some solo shows in between her headliners…New Haven CT on 8/18…Montreal QC on 8/22…Boston MA on 8/25…Baltimore MD on 12/9…and Brooklyn NY on 12/10!

---Portugal. The Man has booked an extensive world tour with regional ramifications in light of their breakout hit, “Feel It Still”…two nights in Toronto ON on 8/17 & 8/18…Philadelphia PA on 8/20…then, after a European and Mexican tour…Port Chester NY on 10/24…and Sayreville NJ on 10/25!

---European metal outfit, Danzig, have booked a US tour that will include us in the northeast and mid-Atlantic…Hampton Beach NH on 9/7…Philadelphia PA on 9/8…Montclair NJ on 9/9…Huntington NY on 9/11…and Lewiston NY on 9/12!

---Alt-metal band, (hed) p.e. is taking a Fall 2017 jaunt thru our region…Pittsburgh PA on 10/16…Niagara Falls NY on 10/17…Halethorpe MD on 10/18…Laconia NH on 10/19…Lawrence MA on 10/20…Providence RI on 10/21…Sayreville NJ on 10/22…Reading PA on 10/23!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Bob Seger adds Blue Cross Arena in Rochester NY on 9/12!

---Yes (ft. steve howe/ alan white/ geoff downes/ jon davison/ billy Sherwood…and to answer your question there are two different touring versions of the band right now, so just be aware) has added the Dome Arena in Rochester NY on 9/15!  Todd Rundgren will open.

---Bleachers add Lewiston NY on 9/8…Rochester NY on 10/11…Toronto ON on 11/14…Philadelphia PA on 11/16…Boston MA on 11/17…and NYC on 11/20!

---Willie Nelson is adding solo dates in between Outlaw Music Festival dates…regionally added solo dates include…Bethlehem PA on 9/12…and Poughkeepsie NY on 9/13!

---Jonny Lang adds Thornton NH on 8/19…and Reading PA on 10/8!

---The Ataris and The Queers add Jersey City NJ on 9/26…and Baltimore MD on 9/27!

---George Clinton & P-Funk add NYC on 10/31…and Washington DC on 11/3!

---The Subdudes have added a second leg of their 2017 tour with new dates in…Irwin PA on 11/11…Hartford CT on 11/18…NYC on 11/19!

---Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes add NYC on 3/17…and Rutland VT on 4/6!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---(hed) p.e. (8)

---Atlas Genius (2)

---Atlas Genius/ Magic Giant (5)

---Bleachers (6)

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

---Cannibal Corpse/ Power Trip/ Gatecreeper (3)

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (5)

---Chicago (7)

---Cindy Wilson (7)

---Danzig (5)

---Dawes (2)

---Dream Theater (9)

---George Clinton & P-Funk (2)

---Hollywood Vampires (8)

---Kenny G (4)

---John Waite (8)

---Jonny Lang (2)

---Matisyahu (3)

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox (5)

---Melissa Manchester (2)

---Motionless In White/ Miss May I (5)

---Our Lady Peace (5)

---Portugal. The Man (5)

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

---Stephen Stills/ Judy Collins (2)

---The Ataris/ The Queers (2)

---The Cowsills (3)

---Theory Of A Deadman (5)

---Thrice/ Circa Survive (8)

---Willie Nelson (2)

---Yes/ Todd Rundgren (1)

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

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Music News for 072216:

---Eamonn Is Pitch Perfect!  Eamonn Hubert the 8-year-old child guitar prodigy has the ability to recreate any pitch…and not just with musical instruments in his band Doug & Eamonn and his side-project, Hot Dogs And Gin!  Fox 40 has continued to focus on this popular young boy and aired this report on Thursday 7/20!  Here’s a link: http://www.wicz.com/story/35934849/eamonn-hubert-local-child-guitar-prodigy-demonstrates-rare-gift

---As you read this local drummer, Mike Ricciardi is on the West Coast with Joey Molland’s Badfinger! They played Oakland CA on 7/25…Seattle WA on 7/26…and Phoenix AZ on 7/28!  Now that’s living right!

---Steve Forbert is set to play a show in Ithaca at The Dock on 11/3!  Forbert, who had a top ten hit in the 70’s with “Romeo’s Tune,” has also been booked at Geneseo NY on 11/4…Pawling NY on 11/5…Kennett Square PA on 11/10…and Washington Township NJ on 11/11!

---Aztec Two-Step has been confirmed to play the Nelson Odeon in Nelson NY, (…near Cazenovia NY and a little bit further east from Syracuse NY on Rt. 20.) on 4/27 and has also announced additional dates in our greater region, including…Philadelphia PA on 8/11…Vienna VA on 8/13…NYC on 8/31…Salem CT on 9/16…Boston MA on 9/24…Schenectady NY on 10/14…Auburn NY on 10/21…Buffalo NY on 10/22…South Orange NJ on 10/27…Hartford CT on 11/4…East Greenwich RI on 11/18…Piermont NY on 11/25…Bay Shore NY on 12/2…Pawling NY on 12/9…Willimantic CT on 3/4…

New London NH on 3/22…Nelson NY on 4/27…Saratoga Springs NY on 4/28…and Port Washington NY on 5/19!

---The village of Endicott began it’s Free Summer Concert Series this past Wednesday!  Here’s a report from local TV station, Fox 40…just click on the link: http://www.wicz.com/story/35926348/free-summer-concert-series-kicks-off-in-endicott

---Congrats to the FarmHouse Brewery, in Owego NY, for celebrating it’s third year of business!  Local TV station, Fox 40 recently noted the anniversary on their newscast!  Here’s a link: http://www.wicz.com/story/35948314/the-farmhouse-brewery-celebrates-3-year-anniversary

---While we’re speaking of Fox 40, they also put together a nice report on the Grassroots Festival this year! Check it out here…http://www.wicz.com/story/35936980/the-27th-annual-grassroots-festival-continues-this-weekend

---Talk about your brush with greatness: Todd Evans posted on facebook this week (7/23) about a plane ride he shared with Jack Russell’s “Great White!”  According to Evans, they’re all “Super nice!”  Sweet!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Following Chester Bennington’s suicide this week (on 7/20) it seems pretty obvious that the Linkin Park tour, which was set to begin next week will be cancelled…postponed at least until the band can retool, if it decides to carry on at all.  For now, we expect that all dates are cancelled, but should that change, we’ll let you know. [Note: Live Nation officially cancelled the tour on Friday morning 7/21, even though tickets were still on sale at one particular venue until Saturday morning.]

---Guns N’ Roses were teasing America last week with billboards all over New York City that read  #Appetite30th, hinting at a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Appetite For Destruction, the bands break thru album…while we’re not getting a full fledged new tour the band has added onto their current “Not In This Lifetime” tour, which had already announced a handful of regional shows in October!  Now the band is adding new shows in Newark NJ on 10/12…a third night at MSG in NYC on 10/16…Washington DC on 10/19…Hartford CT on 10/23…and a second night in Toronto ON on 10/30!  Happy early Halloween!

---The Prophets Of Rage (formerly Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave) have announced some solo theatre-style shows before they hit some of the Fall Festivals…Boston MA on 9/7…Asbury Park NJ on 9/9…Philadelphia PA on 9/10…and NYC on 9/12!

---Stone Sour has announced Fall 2017 tour dates…but only two that are Bingo-centric…Bethlehem PA on 10/3…and Niagara Falls NY on 10/4!

---Prog-rockers, King Crimson have announced a Fall 2017 tour that will include some extensive touring in our region…Washington DC On 10/28 & 10/29…Newark NJ on 10/31…Philadelphia PA on 11/2 & 11/3…Boston MA on 11/6…Albany NY on 11/8 & 11/9…Allentown PA on 11/11…and NYC on 11/17 & 11/18!

---Alt-folk stars, Blackberry Smoke is hitting the road with Aaron Lewis (of staind) this Fall and the tour will come to…Oxon Hill MD on 10/27...Indiana PA on 11/8…NYC on 11/14…Salisbury MD on 11/15…and Upper Darby PA on 11/16!

---The alt-swing outfit, The Brian Setzer Orchestra has booked their annual holiday shows…Philadelphia PA on 11/17…Englewood NJ on 11/18…Ridgefield CT on 11/19…Red Bank NJ on 11/21…Westbury NY on 11/22…Montclair NJ on 11/24…and Washington DC on 11/25!

---Poco has announced a 15-date tour (half of which will be on a cruise ship) but only one regional date for us…NYC on 9/13!

---Rising alternative band, Nothing But Thieves has confirmed new tour dates…Toronto ON on 10/27…Montreal QC on 10/29…Boston MA on 10/30…Washington DC on 10/31…NYC on 11/1…and Philadelphia PA on 11/2!  Airways will open on shows in Canada…in the US Airways will be joined by Missio!

---Cypress Hill has confirmed a paltry few dates in the US following their European tour…NYC on 10/30…Boston MA on 10/31…and Silver Spring MD on 11/1!

---The Church is confirming the Fall touring schedule…Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on 9/27…Brooklyn NY on  9/28…Boston MA on 9/29…Newton NJ on 9/30…Washington DC on 10/1…and Philadelphia PA on 10/3!

---Superjoint have booked a package tour including DevilDriver, Child Bite, King Parrot and Cane Hill…but have announced fewer than a handful of tour dates thru our region…NYC on 10/11…Reading PA on 10/13…Worcester MA (with Motionless In White) on 10/14…and Sayreville NJ on 10/15!

---British prog-rockers, Renaissance have booked a half-dozen Fall 2017 tour dates in the US…and lucky us…five of them are within our greater region…Ridgefield CT on 10/26…Glenside PA on 10/27…NYC On 10/28…Albany NY on 10/29…and Boston MA on 11/1!

---UB40 ft. Ali Campbell, Mickey & Astro finally announces the rest of their Fall 2017 tour dates…Toronto ON on 9/5…NYC on 9/8…Philadelphia PA on 9/9…and Washington DC on 9/12…this in addition to their previously announced shows on 9/4 at the NYS Fair in Syracuse NY…and Ridgefield CT on 9/10!

---Pop rockers, The Script have announced their Fall schedule with stops included in…Mashantucket CT on 9/28…NYC On 9/29…Boston MA on 9/30…Washington DC on 10/2…and Philadelphia PA on 10/4!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze has booked a one-off at City Winery in NYC on 8/15!

---Jake Clemons is set to play a one-shot show in NYC at City Winery on 9/16!

---British band, The Plimsouls are playing only one date in the US this year (so far)…NYC on 9/20!

---Willie Nile has booked a one-off in NYC on 9/6!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---The Maine is set to headline their own tour, following their stint on the Dashboard Confessional tour, with Dreamers and Night Riots…in Buffalo NY on 11/4…and Baltimore MD on 11/10!

---Soil & Saving Abel adds Poughkeepsie NY on 9/28!

---Yes (steve howe/ alan white/ geoff downes/ jon davison/ billy sherwood) adds Hershey PA on 8/14…London ON on 9/14…Boston MA on 9/17…Huntington NY on 9/18 & 9/19!

---LCD Soundsystem adds…a second night in Washington DC on 10/18…and a third night in Philadelphia PA On 12/7!

---Rik Emmett adds New Hope PA on 10/20…Niagara Falls ON on 11/11…Irwin PA on 11/18…Plymouth MA on 12/2…Alexandria VA on 1/4…and two nights in Pawling NY on 5/19 & 5/20!

---Zoso-The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience adds Ardmore PA on 9/14…Falls Church VA on 9/15… South Burlington VT on 11/30…Boston MA on 12/20…Providence RI on 12/21…Carlisle PA on 2/2…and Pittsburgh PA on 2/16!

---Bastille adds Sundara Karma to their Pittsburgh PA show on 9/9!

---The Strumbella’s add NYC on 7/31!

---Foster The People add Boston MA on 9/13…Philadelphia PA on 9/18…and Washington DC on 10/8!

---Shelby Lynn and Allison Moorer add Fall River MA on 8/21!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Aztec Two-Step (20)

---Bastille/ Sundara Karma (1)

---Blackberry Smoke/ Aaron Lewis (5)

---Brian Setzer Orchestra (7)

---Cypress Hill (3)

---Foster The People (3)

---Glenn Tilbrook (1)

---Guns N’ Roses (5)

---Jake Clemons (1)

---King Crimson (11)

---LCD Soundsystem (2)

---Nothing But Thieves (6)

---Poco (1)

---Prophets Of Rage (4)

---Renaissance (5)

---Rik Emmett (7)

---Shelby Lynn/ Allison Moorer (1)

---Soil/ Saving Abel (1)

---Steve Forbert (5)

---Stone Sour/ Steel Panther/ The Cherry Bombs (2)

---Superjoint (4)

---The Church (6)

---The Maine (2)

---The Plimsouls (1)

---The Script (5)

---The Strumbella’s (1)

---UB40 ft. Ali Campbell, Mickey & Astro (4)

---Willie Nile (1)

---Yes/ Todd Rundgren (5)

---Zoso-The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience (7)

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

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Music News for 071517:

---Fred Coury…Zarni de Wet…and now, Lyza Durgala!  Johnson City keeps pumping ‘em out!  Durgala is a singer, songwriter who has been at number one on New Music Weekly’s Indie Pop chart for six weeks (she’s down to #2 this week) with her song, “On Top Of The World.” She came home last weekend and performed at the American Legion Post #1305 in the Town of Dickinson and reached out to the local media for coverage.  Fox 40 showed up and produced a great story on her, which reportedly brought her mom (who of course still lives here) to tears.  Her debut recording is an EP called, “Lyza,” recorded at Mansion Audio in 2016, which means another local musician, Jeff DaBella helped shape it! 

Here’s a link to buy her EP: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bcqcqbqwvvghbn7psjc3bjd52fy

Here’s a link to her song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTDEdPT18_A&feature=youtu.be

Here’s the link to the story about her that ran on Fox 40: http://www.wicz.com/story/35897110/lyza-durgala-from-humble-beginnings-to-limitless-future

---Congrats to Lila Ignite who are returning home after a tour which saw them head south to Houston and San Antonio TX…then Nashville TN, Columbus and Marietta GA…west to Indiana and Illinois and then east to NYC and Long Island NY!  Tour mates for our local pop-punkers were PA band, Above The Mendoza, as well as Coasting On Potential and Nameless Children!  The tour is set to end Sunday 7/23 at the Pines Pavilion in Endicott NY, on Route 26, as the band returns no worse for wear…well except for Adam’s sprained toes and a hairline fracture in his foot from a bad jump on stage!  Where is Dave Grohl’s throne when you need it?

---Congrats to the Diversion Brewing Company in Chemung NY, on their first anniversary!  They’re planning a party to celebrate on 7/22, starting at noon with BBQ and music from Sam Swanson and the Amphersand Project!

---Whoa.  Have you checked out this article from Society of Rock?  They’ve found audio of late metal legend, Ronnie James Dio, raised in nearby Cortland NY, belting out doo-wop at age 19!   Here’s the link, thanks to Bill MacKechnie of Anubis Spire who posted this: http://societyofrock.com/late-metal-legends-early-doo-wop-tracks-surface-and-the-way-he-used-to-sound-will-blow-your-mind

---For fans of 50’s & 60’s pop crooners, Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell, will be delighted to know that their tour (Dick Fox’s Golden Boys Tour) is coming to Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols NY on Sunday, September 3rd!  This is one of only three stops presently booked, the next closest stop is Philadelphia PA on 7/21, so the tour coming this close is an incredible opportunity to see these stars up close!

---Canadian folk singer, Bruce Cockburn, is coming to the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca NY on Monday, 11/6, and has other regional stops planned as well…Montreal QC on 9/19…Hamilton ON on 9/30…Albany NY on 11/5…Northampton MA on 11/7…Boston MA On 11/9…Glenside PA on 11/10…NYC on 11/11 & 11/12…and Alexandria VA on 11/14!

---Congrats to Ithaca’s Big Mean Sound Machine who have been booked to play at American Beauty in NYC on 7/28!  You can also find them playing night #2 of the Fringe Festival in Rochester NY on 9/16!

---Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real will play Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen NY on 8/4…Nelson will also bring his band to a few other regional venues…Amagansett NY on 8/31…and NYC on 9/5!

---NYS Fair Update: Plenty of music news from the Fair this week, which added…The Family Stone on 8/24 @ 2p…Daya on 8/29 @ 8p…Bret Michaels of Poison on 8/30 @ 8p…and UB40 on 9/4 @ 2p!  All of these shows are FREE on The Court so the price of Fair admission is all you pay…buy you will have to jockey for a place to stand or sit, as The Court can get very packed!

---Condolences for Ken Wilson of local band, Odd Man Out, who lost his sister, Luanne Rose on 7/12. 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Former One Direction star, Niall Horan is taking his “Flicker Sessions 2017” on the road this fall, with a handful of stops on this tour falling into our larger region, including…Philadelphia PA on 10/29…NYC on 10/31…Toronto ON on 11/1…Boston MA on 11/3…Washington DC on 11/4!

---Jay-Z is taking his “4:44” tour on the road in a big way and piling up shows across North America and in our greater region…Montreal QC on 11/21…Toronto ON on 11/22…Boston MA on 11/25…two nights in Brooklyn NY on 11/26 & 11/27…Washington DC on 11/29…and Uniondale NY on 12/2!

---British pop icon, Petula Clark will make one stop in our region on her American tour…Buffalo NY on 12/16…then, another stop within our larger region during her Canadian tour in Montreal QC on 5/10!

---Four Year Strong has booked a Fall 2017 tour that includes…The Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 9/7…and the Brooklyn Bazaar in NYC on 9/8 and 9/9…The Ballroom in New Haven CT on 9/10…Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 9/12…and the Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 10/20…along with Grayscale, Like Pacific, Seaway and Life Lessons!

---The remnants of The Bar-Kays, most of the band died in a plane crash with Otis Redding in 1967….will play B.B. Kings Blues Club in NYC on 7/25!.

---“The Killer” is still killin’ it!  Jerry Lee Lewis plays B.B. Kings Blues Club in NYC on 7/29…and Friday 9/29!

---Americanafest in NYC is planned for Saturday 8/12 (with headliner, The Jayhawks) thru Sunday 8/13 (with headliner Bonnie Raitt) with two stages at Lincoln Center Plaza in Manhattan!

---R&B band, Tank has announced late summer and fall dates, which include B.B. Kings Blues Club in NYC on 9/9…Boston MA on 9/10…Buffalo NY on 9/12…and Pittsburgh PA on 9/27!

---Suzanne Vega has been added to the Newport Folk Festival on 7/30…and has announced solo dates, including the Mile Ex End Musique Montreal Fest on 9/3…the City Winery in Manhattan (NYC) on 9/19…and two nights in Boston MA on 10/11 & 10/12!

---The Church (remember “Under The Milky Way?”) will play Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on 9/27 and The Bell House in Brooklyn NY on 9/28…City Winery in Boston MA on 9/29…Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 9/30…9:30 Club in Washington DC on 10/1…and Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 10/3!

---Marilyn Manson has announced the ‘Heaven Upside Down” tour which will rock our greater region in the Fall, including…Silver Spring MD on 9/27…Pittsburgh PA on 9/29…NYC (at the Hammerstein Ballroom) on 9/30…Boston MA on 10/2…Huntington NY on 10/3…and Toronto ON on 10/5!

---The Breeders have scheduled Fall 2017 dates for America and that means at least a few stops in our greater region, including…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 11/3…the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 11/5…and Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 11/6!

---American Football & Pure Bathing Culture are set for…Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 11/18… Brooklyn Steel in NYC on 11/19…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 11/20…and the Royale in Boston MA on 11/21!

---Modern metal band, Children Of Bodom with Carach Angren, Uncured and Lost Society are booked to play…the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia PA on 11/22... the Theatre @ Times Square in NYC on 11/24…The Palladium in Worcester MA on 11/25…Anthology in Rochester NY on 11/26…Toronto ON on 11/28…and Montreal QC on 12/1!

---Alt-folk singer, St. Vincent has booked Fall 2017 dates which will bring her into our region a handful of times, including…Washington DC on 11/27…Philadelphia PA on 11/28…Boston MA on 11/30…and a two night stand in Brooklyn at Kings Theatre on 12/2 & 12/3!

---R&B band, 112 is only playing a half-dozen dates in America and only two in our greater region, so if you’re a fan you will have to travel to…Blue Cross Arena in Rochester NY on 7/29…or Royal Arena in Baltimore MD on 11/4!

---Adrenaline Mob (who just lost band member, bass player David Zablidowsky in a car crash), along with Righteous Vendetta and Dark Sky Choir, are back on the road in September and set to play…89 North Music Venue in Patchogue NY on 9/7…Sherlock’s in Erie PA on 9/19...Chrome Food & Spirits in Waterford NY on 9/20…Voltage in Philadelphia PA on 9/21…the California Brew Haus in Rochester NY on 9/22…and Providence RI on 9/23!

---Rochester’s Fringe Fest has announced their schedule, and here’s how the downtown festival breaks down:

9/15: Teagan & the Tweeds/ Noble Vibes

9/16: The Demos/ Big Mean Sound Machine

9/17: Judah

9/22: Sirsy

9/23: Prime Time Funk/ Mosaic Foundation

---Silverstein & Seaway have planned a tour of their own after the Warped Tour is done!  They trek across Canada with stops in our greater region including…The Mansion at Kingston ON on 11/1…La Tulipe in Montreal QC on 11/2…and Club Alsinthe in Hamilton ON on 11/23!

---Darlene Love of The Crystals has announced a sizable tour…larger than she’s done in recent years…and it will bring her to our region a lot…Lyndhurst NJ on 7/15…Bridgewater NJ on 7/16…NYC on 8/3…Frederick MD on 10/6…Uniontown PA on 10/7…Bayside NY on 10/15…Hillside NJ  on 10/21 & 10/22…Peekskill NY on 11/17…(the previously announced) Ridgefield CT on 11/18…East Greenwich RI on 11/19…Beverly MA on 11/25 & 11/26…as well as the previously announced three night stand in Manhattan at B.B. Kings Blues Club on 12/21, 12/22 & 12/23!

---Classically trained metal guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteen, formerly of Alcatraz, has booked a Fall tour that is bringing him back to our region…Worcester MA on 10/25…Huntington NY on 10/26…Ridgefield CT on 10/29…Philadelphia PA on 11/7!

---Aaron Neville has announced a major Summer tour with shows scheduled into December…Truro MA on 7/29…NYC on 8/6…Cape May NJ on 8/6…Portsmouth NH on 8/11…NYC on 8/27…Atlantic City NJ on 10/20…NYC on 12/15…and Fairfield CT on 12/17!

---Reggae band, Culture ft. Kenyatta Hill will play a few American dates on their world tour…NYC on 8/22…and Wakefield RI on 8/25!

---The Timeflies will stroll thru our greater region in October…Philadelphia PA on 10/6…Providence RI on 10/8…and Pittsburgh PA on 10/15!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Jazz trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis has booked a one-off in North America on 9/29 at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo NY!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---American Idol Season 10 Winner, Scotty McCreery adds South Woodstock CT on 9/4…Verona NY on 9/15…Philadelphia PA on 9/16…and Columbia MD on 9/24!

---Phantogram adds Buffalo NY on 7/31!

---Los Lonely Boys add NYC on 7/18…Newton NJ on 8/25…New Hope PA on 8/26…Bethel NY on 11/5…Boston MA on 11/8…and Fall River MA on 11/11!

---Parachute adds the City Winery in Manhattan (NYC) on 9/14…and Pittsburgh PA on 9/21!

---Fastball & The Machine add West Springfield MA on 10/1!

---Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie have added two dates in our region…NYC on 8/10…and Bethlehem PA on 8/11!

---John Sebastian, formerly of The Lovin’ Spoonful, adds YC on 8/8!

---Sheryl Crow adds NYC on 9/6!

---Patti Smith adds NYC on 9/14!

---Soil & Saving Abel add NYC on 9/26!

---Charlie Puth has been added to all the remaining dates on the Shawn Mendes tour!  Please make a note of it!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---112 (2)

---Aaron Neville (8)

---Adrenaline Mob/ Righteous Vendetta/ Dark Sky Choir (6)

---American Football/ Pure Bathing Culture (4)

---Big Mean Sound Machine (2)

---Breeders (3)

---Bruce Cockburn (10)

---Children Of Bodom (6)

---Culture ft. Kenyatta Hill (2)

---Darlene Love (12)

---Fastball/ The Machine (1)

---Four Year Strong (6)

---Jay-Z (7)

---Jerry Lee Lewis (2)

---John Sebastian (1)

---Lindsey Buckingham/ Christine McVie (2)

---Los Lonely Boys (6)

---Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (3)

---Marilyn Manson (6)

---Niall Horan (5)

---Parachute (2)

---Patti Smith (1)

---Petula Clark (2)

---Phantogram (1)

---Scotty McCreery (4)

---Sheryl Crow (1)

---Silverstein (3)

---Soil/ Saving Abel (1)

---Suzanne Vega (4)

---St. Vincent (5)

---Tank (4)

---The Bar-Kays (1)

---The Breeders (3)

---The Church (6)

---The Timeflies (3)

---Wynton Marsalis (1)

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

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Music News for 070817:

---Congrats to Eamonn from Doug & Eamonn and their electric counter part, Hot Dogs & Gin…Eamonn recently tried out for the lead role in the broadway musical “School of Rock,” and while he didn’t get the part, he was recognized by the producers for his talent and encouraged to return when he is a little bit older.  Very cool!  Fox 40 recently did a feature on young Eamonn…here’s a link: http://www.wicz.com/story/35802475/8-year-old-guitarist-shreds-like-a-pro

---Congratulations to the Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY, who, as of July 1st have been open for twenty years!  It was on July 1st, 1997…that the Café came under the control of current owner, Jeff Kahn.  The iconic venue was a former speak easy during prohibition!

---Also, this week…local jam band, RaiBred has announced that on Saturday July 8th at the very same, Cyber Café West, the band will play their 200th show!  Nice milestone guys!  Here’s hoping the next 200 shows are just as special!

---Irma Thomas and The Blind Boys Of Alabama are coming to Binghamton University’s Osterhout Theatre in Vestal NY on 11/2!  Tickets prices will run from $18.00 to $45.00 and the show will start at 7:30pm.

---Blue Oyster Cult, in addition to be coming to Spiedie Fest at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton NY on 8/5, is also rumored to be coming to the 2017 NY State Fair in Syracuse on Saturday, September 1st!  One band we know for sure will be playing the fair this year is Earth, Wind & Fire who !  BOC/ Jefferson Starship also at Morristown NJ on 11/9…and Brookville NY on 11/10!

---The Chenango Blues Festival just got more interesting with the announcement of the North Mississippi Allstars being added to night #2 on Saturday 8/19!  Still waiting for festival organizers to build night #1 one up some more…so far just one act has been named to the Friday night portion of the festival. 

---O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) have announced a Fall leg to their 2017 tour with new dates in our region…and even a show in our generous local region…on 10/25 at the Crouse-Hinds Theatre in Syracuse NY…and Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 10/29, as well as regional shows in…Niagara Falls NY on 10/22…Providence RI on 10/27…and Atlantic City NJ on 10/28!

---Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul & Mary will play the Earlville Opera House in Earlville NY (near Sherburne, north of Norwich) on 8/12!  Yarrow has also announced dates this week in…Sellersville PA on 7/22…Riverhead NY on 8/6…Flushing NY on 10/28…and the previously announced Pittsburgh PA on 11/3!

---Rusted Root is set to come back around this summer, with a new date in our local region in Ithaca NY at The Haunt on 8/31!  In addition, the band has also announced more new shows in…Falls Church VA (near Washington DC) on 8/13…Strattan VT on 9/2…Pound Ridge NY on 10/14…and Tarrytown NY on 10/21!

---NY State Fair Update:  Lots to report--Migos (who had their break out hit, “Bad And Boujee” this year) will play FREE on The Court on Sunday 9/3 @ 8pm…Post Malone have also been announced for 8/27 FREE on The Court @ 2pm!

---Night Ranger will headline Night #1 of Harbor Fest in Oswego NY on 7/28!  In addition they’ll be teaming-up with Loverboy for a couple of nearby dates following their tour of Japan and the Dominican Republic…in Wilkes-Barre PA on 11/24…and Easton PA on 11/25!

---Pop-alt darlings, Fitz & the Tantrums have announced a lengthy Summer tour that includes a bakers dozen stops in our region, including an additional local date…Burgettstown PA on 7/18…Washington DC on 7/21…Camden NJ on 7/22…Darien Center NY on 7/25…Scranton PA (at Montage Mountain) on 7/26…Holmdel NJ on 7/28…Wantagh NY on 7/29…Dewey Beach DE on 7/30…Saratoga Springs NY on 8/1…Hartford CT on 8/2…Mansfield MA on 8/4…Gilford NH on 8/6…Montreal QC on 8/11…and Toronto ON on 8/12!

---Los Lonely Boys have finally announced a show in Bethel NY at Bethel Woods on 11/5!  Previously announced shows include…Plymouth NH on 7/13…Shirley MA on 7/14…Uncasville CT on 7/15…Pawling NY on 7/16…NYC on 7/18…Rochester NY on 7/20…Westbury NY on 7/21…Vienna VA on 8/23…Newton NJ on 8/25…New Hope PA on 8/26…Amagansett NY on 8/27…Boston MA on 11/8…and Fall River MA on 11/11!

---The line-up for the annual Humane Society benefit, Woofstock, has been announced!  The festival will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at the Pines Pavilion in Endicott NY, from 2p until 9p and will include…Hi-Way Fruitmarket, Project Z, The KiiL, Two Dollar Pistol and V.A.P.E.!

---Condolences to guitar superstar, Randy McStine, who lost his father, legendary local promoter, Bill McStine, last week at age 53. Check out Randy’s facebook page for a touching statement on his loss.

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Joan Osborne has confirmed a bunch of solo shows…North Adams MA on 7/7…Truro MA on 7/23…Annandale NY on 8/11…Pittsburgh PA on 9/23…York PA on 10/13….Toms River NJ on 10/14…Cambridge MA on 11/3…and two nights in Fairfield CT on 11/1 & 11/2!  She was also added to a few Shawn Colvin shows…in Red Bank NJ on 7/30…and Ocean City NJ on 7/31!

---Boz Scaggs will start a new solo leg to his summer tour in September and shows in our region will include…Rutland VT on 9/7…Baltimore MD on 9/9…New London CT on 9/10…Tarrytown NY on 9/14…and Easton PA on 9/15!

---Liam Gallagher, formerly of Oasis and Beady Eye, is set to tour North America this fall and he’ll be straying into our greater region at least a handful of times…Toronto ON on 11/23…Boston MA on 11/25…NYC on 11/27…Washington DC on 11/29…and Philadelphia PA on 11/30!

---Gordon Lightfoot has announced late summer and fall 2017 dates, including…Alexandria VA on 8/4…Lincoln RI on 8/5…Englewood NJ on 8/8…Boston MA on 8/9…Londonderry NH on 8/10…Worcester MA on 9/20…Plymouth MA on 9/21…Reading PA on 9/22…New London CT on 9/23…and previously announced dates in Saint Catherines ON on 11/8…Mississauga ON on 11/10…and Burlington VT on 11/11!

---Marc Cohn has announced a few dates before his UK and European tour…Jersey City NJ on 8/3…Hudson NY on 8/4…and Londonderry NH on 8/5…and then two new nights with The Blind Boys of Alabama, following his stint on the Michael McDonald tour…Morristown NJ on 3/16/18…and Collingswood NJ on 3/17!  …and I thought I was busy!

---The Devil Wears Prada has just posted tour dates for Summer and Fall of 2017 and stops include…South Burlington VT on 7/14…Pittsburgh PA on 9/29…Toronto ON on 10/2…Montreal QC on 10/3…NYC on 10/5…Worcester MA on 10/6…Philadelphia PA on 10/7…and Baltimore MD on 10/8!

---Max Weinberg, the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band, is set to play a solo one-off in Philadelphia PA on 10/17…meanwhile his band project, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox has booked shows in NYC on 7/16 & 7/17…Pawling NY on 10/12…East Greenwich RI on 10/13…and Boston MA on 10/16!

---Howard Jones is coming off the RetroFutura tour with a bunch of solo dates…East Greenwich RI on 10/19…Peekskill NY on 10/20…Fairfield CT on 10/21…Londonderry NH on 10/22…Wilmington DE on 10/25…and Uncasville CT on 10/29!

---Electronic music superstar, Gary Numan has announced a late Fall tour of America including…Toronto ON on 12/1…Boston MA on 12/4…Philadelphia PA on 12/6…NYC on 12/7…and Washington DC on 12/9!

---Hips Don’t Lie!  Latin pop sensation, Shakira has already announced tour dates for 2018, with regional stops including…Washington DC on 1/16…NYC on 1/17…Montreal QC on 1/19…and Toronto ON on 1/20!

---Here’s a new retro tour…50 Summers Of Love w/ Micky Dolenz, of The Monkees, Mark Lindsey of Paul Revere & The Raiders, along with a Beatles cover-band called, The Fab Four!  The tour has only booked seven cities nationwide so far…and only two dates in our greater region…Morristown NJ on 7/27…and Westbury NY on 7/28!

---The Beach Boys have announced more summer shows for 2017 and beyond…East Providence RI on 8/9…Nantucket MA on 8/12…Ocean Grove NJ on 8/19…Schenectady NY on 11/14…Indiana PA on 11/16…and Pittsburgh PA on 11/18!

---The Strumbellas have announced a half-dozen shows for Fall 2017, four of which fall into our general region…Washington DC on 11/9…Philadelphia PA on 11/10…

on 11/11…and Buffalo NY on 11/14!

---Soil and Saving Abel team-up for a late Summer tour announcing just a portion of dates for now…Worcester MA on 9/27…Stanhope NJ on 9/29…Reading PA on 9/30…and Pittsburgh PA on 10/1, with more stops expected to be announced!

---70’s pop-rockers, Firefall have announced a few regional dates, including…NYC on 8/2…Pulaski NY on 8/5…and Staten Island NY (with Don McLean) on 10/6!

---Pop singer, Rachel Platten (she sang at a recent Spiedie Fest, remember?) has announced a half-dozen shows, including a few shows in our region…Niagara Falls ON on 7/6…and Stamford CT on 7/27!

---Iron Butterfly have announced a three-date tour with the entire schedule planned to happen within an easy driving distance…Pawling NY on 8/13…NYC on 8/15…and Sellersville PA on 8/16!

---Former Simon & Garfunkel vocalist, Art Garfunkel, has confirmed some regional dates for both the Summer and Fall of 2017, including…Washington DC on 7/8…two nights in NYC on 9/11 & 9/12…two more nights in Boston MA on 10/26 & 10/27…and Woonsocket RI on 10/28!

---Alt-Folk rockers, Old Crow Medicine Show are expanding their Summer dates…Schwenksville PA on 8/18…Cockeysville MD on 8/19…Brooklyn NY on 8/21…Northampton MA on 8/24…Rhinebeck NY on 8/25…and Sunbury PA on 8/26!

---Paramore added some new dates to their previously announced tour this week…they also added an opening act…Best Coast…and by the same token, Best Coast also added some solo shows on “off” nights on the Paramore tour!  New Paramore/ Best Coast dates include…New Haven CT on 10/5…new Best Coast dates are…Baltimore MD on 9/12…New Haven CT on 10/5…NYC on 10/8…and Jersey City NJ on 10/11!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Loverboy and Kim Mitchell will play their only show together, and Loverboy’s only show in the Northeast on 7/11 in Lewiston NY (near Buffalo NY) at ArtPark! 

---The Greg Kihn Band will also play only one show in the Northeast…Canalside in Buffalo NY on 7/29!

---Jen Chapin (yes, she’s Harry’s girl) will play Club Helsinki in Hudson NY on 8/13!

---Howie Day has announced a one-off in NYC at the City Winery on 7/29!

---Pop-alt, soft-rocker, George Ezra is playing a one-off at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan NY on 7/31!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Fastball adds Westerly RI on 7/31…and Rochester NY on 8/4!

---Randy Newman adds Morristown NJ on 9/15…and Troy NY on 9/16!

---Ana Popovic adds Shirley MA on 9/21…Hudson NY on 9/22…Jim Thorpe PA on 9/23…and Warrendale PA on 9/24!

---Speaking of Ana Popovic, she’s also been added to the Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest bill, in Morristown NJ on 8/19, with headliner, Walter Trout!

---The Subdudes have announced new dates for their Summer/ Fall 2017 tour…Truro MA on 7/13…East Greenwich RI on 10/5…Pawling NY on 10/7…and Norfolk CT on 10/8!

---BulletBoys add Haverhill MA on 7/27…and Reading PA on 7/29!

---Puddle Of Mudd adds Hartford CT on 7/14…and Warrendale PA on 8/25!

---Post Malone adds NYC on 7/16!

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes add Tarrytown NY on 10/20…Alexandria VA on 12/16…Red Bank NJ on 12/31…and Wilmington DE on 2/17!

---Fuel has posted additional Summer dates…Rochester on 7/8…Erie PA on 7/9…Clifton Park NY on 7/13…Poughkeepsie NY on 7/14…Lancaster PA on 7/15…Brigantine NJ on 7/16…Baltimore MD on 7/25…and Kingston MA on 7/26!

---Dark Star Orchestra add a second night in Hampton Beach NH on 7/29…and Buffalo NY on 8/3!

---Creedence Clearwater Revisited (which features two former members of Creedence Clearwater Revival) adds two nights in Niagara Falls ON on 10/4 & 10/5!

---Ted Nugent adds Poughkeepsie NY on 8/14!

---Rascal Flatts adds Westbury NY on 8/31!

---Spyro Gyra adds Hartford CT on 8/25…Fairfield CT on 9/27…Pawling NY on 9/29…East Greenwich RI on 9/30!

---John Sebastian, formerly of the Lovin’ Spoonful…adds Philadelphia PA on 8/10!

---Will Hoge also adds Philadelphia PA on 9/20!

---Alt-pop singer, Alex Clare adds…Philadelphia PA on 11/12…Washington DC on 11/13…and Toronto ON on 11/16!

---Good Charlotte adds NYC on 8/6!

---Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zoso-The Ultimate Led Zeppelin, adds King Of Prussia PA on 8/10…Holyoke MA on 8/12…Hagerstown MD on 9/30…NYC on 12/22 & 12/23…and Baltimore MD on 1/4!

---Alabama adds Bridgeport CT on 9/10…Reading PA on 10/27!

---Buddy Guy adds Westhampton Beach NY on 8/13…Albany NY on 8/15…Lowell MA on 8/18…and Alexandria VA on 10/10!

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy plays a solo show on an off night from the Yes tour in…Hershey PA on 8/14!

---Pure Prairie League adds Newton NJ on 7/21…Irwin PA on 7/29…and Mamaroneck NY on 11/4!

---Bush is expanding their 2017 tour with new dates and two in our region…Asbury Park NJ on 8/9…and Bethlehem PA on 8/12!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---50 Summers Of Love (2)

---Alabama (2)

---Alex Clare (3)

---Ana Popovic (4)

---Art Garfunkel (6)

---Boz Scaggs (5)

---Buddy Guy (4)

---BulletBoys (2)

---Bush (2)

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (1)

---Creedence Clearwater Revisited (2)

---Dark Star Orchestra (2)

---Fastball (2)

---Firefall (3)

---Fitz & the Tantrums (14)

---Gary Numan (5)

---Good Charlotte (1)

---Gordon Lightfoot (9)

---Greg Kihn Band (1)

---Howard Jones (6)

---Howie Day (1)

---Irma Thomas/ Blind Boys Of Alabama (1)

---Iron Butterfly (3)

---Jen Chapin (1)

---Liam Gallagher (5)

---Loverboy/ Kim Mitchell (1)

---Marc Cohn (5)

---Migos (1)

---Night Ranger/ Loverboy (2)

---O.A.R. (5)

---Old Crow Medicine Show (6)

---Peter Yarrow (4)

---Post Malone (1)

---Puddle Of Mudd (2)

---Pure Prairie League (3)

---Rachel Platten (2)

---Randy Newman (2)

---Rascal Flatts (1)

---Rusted Root (6)

---Shakira (4)

---Soil/ Saving Abel (4)

---Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (4)

---Ted Nugent (1)

---The Beach Boys (6)

---The Devil Wears Prada (8)

---The Strumbellas (4)

---The Subdudes (4)

---Walter Trout Band/ Ana Popovic (1)

---Zoso-The Ultimate Led Zeppelin (6)

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

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No report this week due to 4th of July weekend!

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Music News for 062417:

---Local folk-rockers, Driftwood, are have left on what is becoming an increasingly frequent national tour that includes some dates that will take them far across the country, including…Owensboro KY on 6/21…Columbus OH on 6/22…Winter Park CO on 6/29…Denver CO on 6/30…Fort Collins CO on 7/1…Steamboat CO on 7/3…Victor ID on 7/6…Park City UT on 7/8…and Huntsville UT on 7/9…before returning to our region with a show in Vienna VA (near Washington DC) on 7/13…Mount Salon VA on 7/14…Thomas WV on 7/15…and then the Grassroots Festival in Trumansburg NY, where they’ll play two shows…on Thursday 7/20 and Saturday 7/22…then, take a few weeks off before playing Johnstown PA on 8/5!  The gist is, if you don’t see this band for awhile, they’re busy representin’ Binghamton and building a national reputation that continues to grow.

---The music scene in the 607 always turns out to support their own and Jake McKinney is no exception.  McKinney, a local drummer who has played for (or with) The Look, Ashley Lux, Tim Ruffo, She’s A Spy, and Daddy Like; recently had major surgery and needs financial help to offset the cost and items not covered by insurance, so a gathering of his friends will play to help him raise the needed money on July 23rd at the Buffalo Head in Conklin NY!  The bands expected to play include…Stephen Lawrenceson, Brady Goldsmith, Jack Bastard, Sonny Weeks, Gene Hummel, Tim Ruffo Band, StreetLegal, Coasting On Potential, Revelation Now and Beard Of Bees!  Sounds like a great time for a great cause!

---Modern rockers, A Perfect Circle, have announced a Fall leg to their sold-out 2017 tour that now includes Syracuse NY, at the OnCenter, on 11/12…as well as plenty of other dates around the region…Fairfax VA on 11/1…Brooklyn NY on 11/2…Reading PA on 11/4…Uncasville CT on 11/5…Camden NJ on 11/7…Boston MA on 11/8…Albany NY on 11/11…Montreal QC on 11/14…Toronto ON on 11/15…and Pittsburgh PA on 11/17!

---Bumped into Joe Alston of Milkweed at the Bess Greenberg show at the Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY on Wednesday night (6/21)…Alston is in the process of mixing down the debut Adam Ate The Apple album, which he also produced…and btw, the band is still deciding on an album title (but we hear it could be “No Flying Cars!”)…we’ll stay on top of it!  Meanwhile Alston is in the middle of producing no less than four local bands this year, including the recently released, “Kindergarden”…the debut album by Next of Kin.

---Fastball has announced the bulk of their Summer and Fall 2017 dates, including a new date within our local region…at The Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 7/29, as well as…Exton PA on 8/1…Harrisburg PA on 8/2…Ardmore PA on 8/3…NYC on 10/2…and Pittsburgh PA on 10/5!

---Hip Hop star, Future has announced he’ll play Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 8/26…as well as…Baltimore MD on 8/21…Saratoga Springs NY on 8/23…Atlantic City NJ on 8/24…Uncasville CT on 8/27…and at the Meadows Music & Arts Festival on 9/16!

---Sure enough, The Peach Festival announced this week that there will be an All-Star tribute to both Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks at this years festival!  Former Allman Brothers Band members, Warren Haynes, Oteil Burbridge, Jaimoe, Marc Quinones and spin-off band, Les Brers will provide “classic Allman Brothers Band jams,” according to a press release posted on their website this week!  For more info, including phase two of this year’s festival line-up, just click on this link: http://liveforlivemusic.com/news/peach-fest-phase-two

---Finally, get well soon wishes to Benny Fiacco of bass player for Frostbit Blue, The Gravelding Brothers, Parts Unknown and of course, beloved owner of Music City, as he’ll be hopping around for a few weeks after injuring his ankle last Sunday (6/18) on a motorcycle.  He finally relented and had surgery after a few days, but is still hoping to play the Parts Unknown show at the Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY on Saturday night (6/24) inspite of his doctors orders to stay off his feet for a few weeks. 

---Another local singer/ song-writer/ guitarist, Jamie Willard is amongst the walking wounded…he suffered a dislocated shoulder, torn rotator cuff and a broken arm, in three places!  All this because he had the leash when his dog decided to try and chase another canine and dragged him along for the ride!  Just how big was that dog, anyway?

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---LCD Soundsystem has planned a huge 10-night Fall 2017 stand in Brooklyn NY…plus a few other dates in our region…Washington DC on 10/17…Montreal QC on 12/2…Toronto ON on 12/3…two nights in Philadelphia PA on 12/5 & 12/6…Boston MA on 12/8…followed by that ten night residency at Brooklyn Steel on 12/11-12, 12/14-15, 12/17-19 and 12//23!

---Soul Asylum and Cracker have teamed-up for seven dates in our greater region…Toronto ON on 7/18…Albany NY on 7/19…Westbury NY on 7/20…Peekskill NY on 7/21…Englewood NJ on 7/23…Brigantine City NJ on 7/24…and Port Chester NY on 7/26!

---80’s post-modern pop stars, Midnight Oil have booked a modest tour in North America…NYC on 8/21…Montreal QC on 8/23…and Toronto ON on 8/25!

---Hip hop star, Raekwon has booked several dates over the next month that include an almost constantly changing support bill!  Check out the…Newark NJ on 6/30…NYC on 7/9…Baltimore MD on 7/13…and Pittsburgh PA on 7/20!

---Jim Messina, formerly of Poco and Loggins & Messina, has booked a small ten-date tour, with four shows in our greater region…Plymouth NH on 7/21…Rockport MA on 7/23…Natick MA on 10/6…and NYC on 10/8!

---Modern rockers, The Toadies along with Local H, have launched a fall tour together that will visit our region during October…Pittsburgh PA on 10/15…Washington DC on 10/17…NYC on 10/18…Philadelphia PA on 10/19…Boston MA on 10/20…and Asbury Park NJ on 10/21!

---R5, a pop band of brothers, fronted by Ross Lynch, formerly of the Disney Channel TV show Austin & Ally, has booked a handful of shows in our region as Spring turns to Summer…Toronto ON on 6/28…Boston MA on 6/30…Darien Center NY on 7/1…Philadelphia PA on 7/2…and Baltimore MD on 7/4!

---The Stephen Stills/ Judy Collins tour is proving so popular that it’s being extended with a Fall leg being added this week, and that means more dates in our greater region…Atlantic City NJ on 9/9…Torrington CT on 9/30…Cranston RI on 10/7…Albany NY on 10/8…Lancaster PA on 10/11…Tarrytown NY on 10/12…and Englewood NJ on 10/13!

---Bluesman, Jim Lauderdale has confirmed the bulk of his Summer itinerary…Buffalo NY on 7/3…Rochester NY on 7/4…Dover NH on 8/18…Plymouth MA on 8/19…and Beacon NY on 8/20!

---Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals have announced some fresh tour stops…Rochester NY on 8/20…Port Chester NY on 8/23…Atlantic City NJ on 8/26…and Montauk NY on 8/27!

---Buffalo Metal Festival is confirmed for Mohawk Place on Saturday & Sunday 7/22 & 7/23!  No line-up has been announced yet.

---Ten Years After has announced a two-date tour…both shows will be in our greater region…NYC on 9/19…and Plymouth NH on 9/23!

---Zedd announces an 11-date tour for the Fall of 2017…only two dates near us…Boston MA on 10/17…and Philadelphia PA on 10/19!

---Halestorm extends their 2017 tour in Rochester NY on 10/6…and Westbury NY on 10/8!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Former American Idol, Ruben Studdard, will play a one off in NYC at B.B. Kings Blues Club on 7/8!

---Firefall will play a one-shot show in NYC on 8/2 at B.B. Kings Blues Club!

---The Bar-Kays will play one-time-only, at B.B. Kings Blues Club in NYC on 6/27!

---Former American Idol contestant, Fantasia Barrino and Babyface will jointly play a one-off in Brooklyn NY on 8/4 on the Coney Island Boardwalk!

---Dru Hill will play a one-shot show in NYC on 8/17 at B.B. Kings Blues Club!

---The Whispers will play B.B. Kings Blues Club in NYC, one-time-only on 10/6!

---Get The Led Out (now also known as “The American Led Zeppelin”) adds Utica NY on 7/21…Hampton Beach NH on 8/11…Lakewood NJ on 11/25…Northampton MA on 1/26…a second night in Reading PA on 2/17…and a second night in Collingswood NJ on 4/14!

---They Might Be Giants will play a one-off in Pawling NY on 8/11!

---Dee Snider (formerly of Twisted Sister) has only one booked show in the Northeast…just three in the country so far, for 2017…Ridgefield CT on 9/22 at the Ridgefield Playhouse!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Phantogram adds Pittsburgh PA on 8/1!

---Men Without Hats will play a solo show on an off night of the Retro Futura Tour in Pittsburgh PA on 8/8!

---Blues Traveler adds Pittsburgh PA on 8/11!

---The Ataris & The Queers add Pittsburgh PA on 9/20, following their tour with Reel Big Fish!

---Clean Bandit add Pittsburgh PA on 10/10!

---Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer add a second night in NYC on 8/20…and Alexandria VA on 8/27!

---Average White Band adds NYC on 8/4!

---Sheila E. adds NYC on 8/18!

---Wishbone Ash adds NYC on 10/2!

---Air Supply adds NYC on 10/12…and Stroudsburg PA on 10/14!

---Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals play a terrestrial tune-up before departing for the high seas on the “Flower Power” cruise in NYC at B.B. Kings Blues Club on 8/19!

---Rising Alternative darlings, Magic Giant add…Buffalo NY on 7/6…and Washington DC on 7/27!

---George Thorogood adds Ridgefield CT on 7/24!

---Drive-By Truckers add Jersey City NJ on 10/5…and Port Chester NY on 10/6!

---Bruce Hornsby adds Ridgefield CT on 10/23!

---Martha Davis & the Motels add Ridgefield CT on 11/1!

---Kenny G adds Ridgefield CT on 11/2!

---John Legend has re-scheduled the 3 shows he postponed due to illness this past week…Camden NJ is now 7/24…Columbia MD on 7/25…and Mashantucket CT on 7/27!

---Sir Sly adds NYC on 7/11!

---Steve Forbert adds Asbury Park NJ on 8/25…and Vienna VA on 12/2!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---A Perfect Circle (11)

---Air Supply (2)

---Average White Band (1)

---Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (4)

---Blues Traveler (1)

---Bruce Hornsby (1)

---Buffalo Metal Festival (2)

---Clean Bandit (1)

---Dee Snider (1)

---Drive-By Truckers (2)

---Dru Hill (1)

---Fantasia/ Babyface (1)

---Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals (1)

---Firefall (1)

---Future (5)

---George Thorogood (1)

---Get The Led Out (6)

---Halestorm (2)

---Jim Messina (4)

---John Legend (3)

---Kenny G (1)

---LCD Soundsystem (16)

---Magic Giant (2)

---Martha Davis & the Motels (1)

---Men Without Hats (1)

---Midnight Oil (3)

---Phantogram (1)

---R5 (5)

---Raekwon (4)

---Ruben Studdard (1)

---Sheila E. (1)

---Shelby Lynne/ Allison Moorer (2)

---Sir Sly (1)

---Soul Asylum/ Cracker (7)

---Steve Forbert (2)

---Ten Years After (2)

---The Ataris/ The Queers (1)

---The Bar-Kays (1)

---The Toadies/ Local H (6)

---The Whispers (1)

---They Might Be Giants (1)

---Wishbone Ash (1)

---Zedd (2)

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

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Music News for 061717:

---Congrats are again in order for Taina Asili’s, “No Es Mi Presidente,” is selected by Billboard magazine as one of the top ten songs of Protest & Resistance by Latino artists!  Asili is an M.E. grad (…and sister of a proud, Ayana Del Valle, who if you didn’t know is a local singer with the jazz project Enerjee and runs the Del Valle School of Voice!) who currently lives near Albany and often performs with her band, la Banda Rebelde.  The song has already been recognized by Rolling Stone magazine!  Here’s a link to the article: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/7800203/palante-11-songs-of-protest-resistance-by-latino-artists and here’s a link to the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa9Ny0bYj8s

---Togethernessfest at Fools Hill Farm, in Spencer NY, is nearly upon us (not be confused with the Fools Hill Festival which is August.) and the daily line-up has been established!  This years edition takes place from June 30th thru July 2nd and features a few local bands:

Fri. 6/30:         Jaynie Crash & The Tall Men

                        Dirty Blanket

                        The Hilltoppers

                        The Dishonest Fiddlers

                        Still Hand String Band

Sat. 7/1:          The Well Bottomers

                        Tylor Hubbard & Friends

                        Millers Wheel

                        Milkweed

                        Free Grass Union

                        Steel Guapo

                        Dirty Blanket

Sun 7/2:         Queen Of Fools

                        Pigeon Post String Band

                        Don Baragiano

                        The David Greybeard Band

                        Technicolor Trailer Park

                        Bug Tussle

                        Damn Tall Buildings

---Rock Against Suicide 4 has been booked for Saturday October 14th at the Choconut Inn in Friendsville PA from 5p to 11p! 

---Talk about the intricacies of recording contracts…Bill MacKechnie of Greene NY area prog-rock band, Anubis Spire posted this, on his facebook page, during this past week and it is eye opening…

“…Well...it was bound to come up sooner or later. Today someone asked me "What ever happened to that solo album you mentioned way back when you were bitching about your imploded record deal?"

Ahem....yes, I did mention I was working on one of those, didn't I?

Well, at the time, I had signed a deal for a few more Anubis Spire albums and a solo album (or two...) as well, with a company that really seemed to have their act together. Unfortunately, after delivering a finished master of the solo album, the company was acquired by a larger musical entity, that to put it frankly, wanted nothing to do with guitar oriented "old school" stuff.

They promised to release me from the contract and return the master (I ALWAYS get a reversion clause...I've been doing this crap and dealing with these types of weasels for a LONG time...) and two years later I'm still waiting.

So, I am seriously thinking of just releasing the material myself. I no longer have a copy of the final, mastered album but I really wasn't happy with a lot of it anyway, and now I might have the chance to fix what bothered me.

My only problem is I'd probably want to let the other A.S. members have a whack at it, and if I do that, do I call it an Anubis Spire album? A Bill and A.S. album, or just put it out under my name and rake in all the millions for myself while continuing to pay the band members in Popsicles, hair pomade and bourbon...as usual?

Decisions, decisions!”

Good luck, Bill!

---Binghamton City Limits returns this coming weekend (6/25) as McGirks in Chenango Bridge NY was closed for Father’s Day.  Tim Ward and the rest of the McGirks staff are still raving about the previous weeks performance by Jonathan Scales, Tom Wescott and friends!  Marv William’s ELIXIR will be hosting this weekend’s Binghamton City Limits @ 2pm on Sunday 6/25!

---Annie Burns has posted that she (and we assume The Burns Sisters) will again be playing the Woody Guthrie Festival in Oklahoma from 7/12 thru 7/14!  Way to represent!

---Lively debate on facebook this week about the metal scene in Binghamton.  Some blame the bars for cutting their support of it…some say they grew up…others blamed poser punks and self-loathing hipsters!  Recycled Zombies, DramaScream, Hells Winter, Break Of Agression, Human Powered Aggression and Ruination were credited with keeping the scene alive and that the best chance to catch local bands in this genre was at the Bundy Museum.  In the meantime, it sounds like there might be a new HPA (Human Powered Aggression) project on the way…keep it here!

---Ayanna D is rumored to be starting a new project called ELLAments, a soul, funk, pop, latin, 6 piece band!  Hoping it’s true as we’d love to see Ayanna performing more!  We’ll let you know what we hear. 

---If you missed the electric Milkweed show last weekend at the Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY…singer, Jackie Columbo says that they’re already talking about having another one, so cross your fingers…

---The line-up for Ithaca’s Reggae Festival has been set!  The annual festival will be next weekend on June 24th at Stewart Park and it includes…John Brown’s Body, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Kevin Kinsella, J-San & The Analogue Sons and Thunder Body!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---New Zealand singer, Lorde is taking her new album, “Melodrama,” (now on sale) on a major worldwide tour with dates set for our greater region in Spring 2018…Toronto ON on 3/29…Philadelphia PA on 4/2…Boston MA on 4/3…Brooklyn NY on 4/4…Newark NJ on 4/6…Uncasville CT on 4/7…and Washington DC on 4/8!

---Mastodon rocks American this Fall, but with only a few dates in our regional area! First is their addition to the Rock Allegiance Festival in Camden NJ on 10/7…followed by solo dates in Montreal QC on 10/9…and Rochester NY on 10/10!  Russian Circles and the Eagles Of Death Metal will also be on the bill!

---In addition to adding a date to their Summer tour in Niagara Falls NY on 6/22, this week…Queens Of The Stone Age have announced a late Summer/ early Fall 2017 tour that brings them back into our region on…9/6 in Port Chester NY…Philadelphia PA on 9/7…Toronto ON on 9/9…Pittsburgh PA on 9/13…Boston MA on 10/21…and NYC on 10/24!  Royal Blood will open all shows starting on 9/6!

---50’s (…and 70’s) pop singer/ songwriter, Neil Sedaka is still going and still touring!  He is set to hit the road this summer with a half-dozen dates in our region…Westhampton NY on 7/30…New Brunswick NJ on 8/11…Ocean Grove NJ on 8/12…Staten Island NY on 11/3…Waterloo NY on 11/10…and St. Catherines ON on 12/4!

---Rusted Root, a band that never seems to stop touring, has announced the rest of their Summer and into Fall 2017 itinerary…Pittsburgh PA on 6/23…New Haven CT on 6/24…Salisbury MA on 7/6…Westerly RI on 7/7…Brigantine City NJ on 8/14…Rochester NY on 9/1…and NYC on 10/13!

---Ani DiFranco has announced a moderate touring schedule for Fall 2017…Glenside PA on 10/1…NYC on 10/3…Somerville MA on 10/5…and Poughkeepsie NY on 10/6!

---Former leader of the Youngbloods (remember the 60’s anthem “Get Together?”), Jesse Colin Young has announced a solo tour that extends from Summer into Fall…Amenia NY on 7/9…Patchogue NY (part of the Great South Bay Music Festival) on 7/16…Harrisburg PA on 10/14…NYC on 10/15…and Bethesda MD on 11/3!

---Cowboy Mouth has announced a Summer tour on seemingly short notice (although I think this is really a local promoter waiting to make a national announcement to favor local ticket buyers.)…Shirley MA on 6/17…East Greenwich RI on 6/18…Fairfield CT on 6/21…Huntington NY on 6/22…and Washington DC on 6/24!

---Modern rockers, Bayside have announced new Fall 2017 dates…Baltimore MD on 9/6…Philadelphia PA on 9/7…Asbury Park NJ on 9/8…Huntington NY on 9/9…Boston MA on 9/10…NYC on 9/12…Pittsburgh PA on 9/13!

---Rising alt-pop stars, Sir Sly have booked a new round of tour dates, including…Washington DC on 7/12…Pawtucket RI on 7/14…Philadelphia PA on 7/15…Pittsburgh PA on 7/16…and NYC on 9/11!  Shaed will open the tour!

---The HIM farewell tour is now coming to the Northeast…Silver Spring MD on 11/9…Toronto ON on 11/13…Philadelphia PA on 11/15…Worcester MA on 11/16…NYC on 11/17!

---A Day To Remember has booked a Fall leg to their 2017 tour starting in Pittsburgh PA on 9/12…Buffalo NY on 10/8…Montreal QC on 10/10…and Toronto ON on 10/11!  Moose Blood and Wage War will open.

---Alt-folk band, Deer Tick has announced a Fall 2017 leg for their current tour and it includes at least a half-dozen stops in our greater region…three nights in Providence RI (at two different venues) on 1124, 11/25 & 11/26…New Haven CT on 11/29…Washington DC on 11/30…Philadelphia PA on 12/1…and NYC on 12/2!

---(hed) p.e. adds Pittsburgh PA on 10/16…and Niagara Falls NY on 10/17!

---50’s pop crooner, Pat Boone will play three nights in Niagara Falls ON on 6/27, 6/28 & 6/29!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Farm Aid was announced this week for Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA, near Pittsburgh PA on 9/16!  So far, the list of performers includes: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Blackberry Smoke, The Avett Brothers, Insects Vs. Robots, Valerie June and Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real!

---Leslie West, legendary guitarist of Mountain, has booked a one-off in NYC on 6/24!

---Soil, Saving Abel and Gabriel & The Apocalypse have teamed-up for a one-shot show in Pittsburgh PA on 10/1 at the Diesel Club Lounge!   Sounds like a great night of alt-metal/ alt-rock!

---Ben Harper adds one U.S. date so far, following his European tour…Dome Arena in Rochester NY on 8/20…just a one-off, or a hint of more to come?  …we’ll see.

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Katy Perry adds Buffalo NY on 9/16!

---Atlas Genius adds Pittsburgh PA on 7/17, on an off-day from the Incubus tour!

---Graham Nash adds Stroudsburg PA on 9/21!

---Ana Popovic adds Jim Thorpe PA on 9/23!

---Kix add Allentown PA on 8/4…and Verona NY with Vixen on 9/23!

---Queens Of The Stone Age add Niagara Falls NY on 6/22!

---Boz Scaggs adds Troy NY on 9/12…and Glenside PA on 9/16!

---Bruce Hornsby adds Troy NY on 10/21!

---Marshall Crenshaw adds Woodstock NY on 8/12!

---Rodriguez adds Troy NY on 9/25!

---Avenged Sevenfold adds Camden NJ (philly area) on 6/21!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---A Day To Remember/ Moose Blood/ Wage War (4)

---Ana Popovic (1)

---Ani DiFranco (4)

---Atlas Genius (1)

---Avenged Sevenfold (1)

---Bayside (7)

---Ben Harper (1)

---Boz Scaggs (2)

---Bruce Hornsby (1)

---Cowboy Mouth (5)

---Deer Tick (7)

---Farm Aid (1)

---Graham Nash (1)

---(hed) p.e. (2)

---HIM (5)

---Jesse Colin Young (4)

---Katy Perry (1)

---Kix (2)

---Leslie West (1)

---Lorde (7)

---Marshall Crenshaw (1)

---Mastodon/ Russian Circles/ Eagles Of Death Metal (2)

---Neil Sedaka (6)

---Pat Boone (3)

---Pepper/ Tribal Seeds/ Fortunate Youth (6)

---Queens Of The Stone Age (1)

---Queens Of The Stone Age/ Royal Blood (6)

---Rodriguez (1)

---Rusted Root (7)

---Sheryl Crow

---Sir Sly/ Shaed (5)

---Soil/ Saving Abel/ Gabriel & The Apocalypse (1)

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

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Music News for 061017:

---The Rec Park Music Fest has announced their 2017 line-up!  The nearly annual fest, named for Recreation Park in Binghamton, where it is held, was rained out twice, last year…here’s hoping that the rains stay away long enough to squeeze it in this year!  The festival date is set for Sunday August 20th, totally FREE, with an amazing local and regional line-up:

1:30p: Bess Greenberg/ Devinne Meyers

2:30p: The Tomahawks

3:30p: Grace’s Ghost

4:30p: Raibred

5:30p: Woodshed Prophets

6:30p: Home Brew (grateful dead tribute band)

8:00p: The O’Neill Brothers

---Dates for July Fest have been confirmed!  The annual fest, which always coincides with the Binghamton Music & Jazz Festival in downtown Binghamton will run from Friday, July 14th thru Sunday July 16th and feature some great bands, but so far there have been no bands scheduled! 

---The list of bands participating in the 2017 Fools Hill Festival in Spencer NY has been released and the dates have been confirmed!  This years festival will run from Friday August 18th thru Sunday August 20th at the Fools Hill Farm, and while we don’t know the day-to-day schedule of performers, here’s the list of who will be there during the three day festival…The Blind Spots, Boogie Low, Knotty North, The Ghost Peppers, Thee Kinfolk, Garlic Band, The Ilium Works, Plasm, Technicolor Trailer Park, Dapper Dan, Noon Fifteen, Kitestring and Friends With Bennys!

---A bit surprised by the crowd funding for the new Randy McStine album, “Anachronism” so far.  With 27 days left McStine has only raised 24% of his needed goal!  Does that mean there is a declining interest in this type of artist funding?  …or is it just assumed that McStine will reach his goal simply because he is so good?  We will be watching this more closely over the next month to see if McStine indeed meets his goal, and if not…what then?  Wanna pledge?  Here’s a link: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/anachronism

---Night Ranger and Loverboy may be pairing-up for a Fall stop in Wilkes-Barre PA at the Kirby Center on 11/24!  The question now is, will this be just a one-off, or is it part of a larger tour that hasn’t been announced yet!  Stay tuned!  [Btw, there maybe a change in start time, from 8pm to 9pm, for this show.  Check with the venue.]  Red alert…some Night Ranger dates were posted this week…but only one so far for our region…Oneonta NY on 6/28…which isn’t what we were expecting at all.  Waiting for more!

---National touring act, Two Door Cinema Club are coming back to Ithaca NY for a show at the State Theatre on Thursday 9/14!  While they’re in this neck of the woods they’ll also appear at Citi Field for the Meadows Music & Arts Festival on 9/15…then they’ll double back for Philadelphia PA on 9/30…and New Haven CT on 10/1!

---Highly Suspect will come to Syracuse NY on 8/8 at the Lost Horizon!  They’ll also make a stop in South Burlington VT on 8/10…and Boston MA on 8/12!

---Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Tommy Szedlock who recently had foot surgery to reset a broken foot! I guess he’ll be playing the bass sitting down for a few months…where’s Dave Grohl’s throne when ya need it?

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Roger Waters is expanding his Summer 2017 tour, in coordination with the release of his new album, “This Is The Life We Really Want?  Waters has added a second night in Washington DC on 8/5…a third night in Philadelphia PA on 8/11…Buffalo NY on 9/9…a third night in Toronto ON on 10/13…and a second night in Montreal QC on 10/17!  Check with the venues to find out when tickets go on sale!

---Harry Styles, formerly of One Direction, is teaming-up with Kacey Musgraves for a huge, worldwide 2018 tour!  The tour is set to visit our little corner of the world as well…Philadelphia PA on 6/15/18…Toronto ON on 6/16/18…Boston MA on 6/18/18…NYC on 6/21/18…Washington DC on 6/24/18…as well as adding a stop  on the current 2017 tour…Washington DC on 10/1 with Muna!

---Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band are heading out, “one more time,” and they’ve booked some dates in our area…Rochester NY on 9/12…Boston MA on 9/14…Uncasville CT on 9/16…and Pittsburgh PA on 9/28!  So far, that’s only four out of 24 dates…I’m guessing there will be more in our region in the days to come.

---Nas and Lauryn Hill (…of The Fugees) have teamed-up for a massive Hip Hop double-bill that is coming within our greater region at least a few times…Toronto ON on 9/10…Boston MA on 9/12…Camden NJ on 9/14…and Bristow VA on 9/15!  Also on the bill…Chronixx and Hannibal Buress!

---Shawn Colvin has announced a major Fall 2017 tour and she’ll be coming into our greater region nearly a dozen times…two nights in Alexandria VA on 10/31 & 10/31…Philadelphia PA on 11/1…two more nights in Boston MA on 11/3 & 11/4…two more nights in NYC on 11/5 & 11/6…Fall River MA on 11/8…New Haven CT on 11/9…Albany NY on 11/10…and Lebanon NH on 11/11!  Most shows will be opened by Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams.

---Arcade Fire has announced a major tour that runs from September thru November, and comes into our region, beginning on day #2…in Montreal QC on 9/6…NYC on 9/12…Boston MA on 9/15…Washington DC on 9/16…and Philadelphia PA on 9/17!  Wolf Parade will open up on most dates!

---Marc Anthony has announced tour dates for the second half of 2017 and he’ll be coming back near to and into our region…Bridgeport CT on 8/25…NYC on 8/26…Fairfax VA on 11/9…and Reading PA on 11/10!

---The Chris Robinson Brotherhood has announced the rest of the Fall leg of their 2017 tour and it more than includes our region, again…Baltimore MD on 10/3…Norfolk CT on 10/5…Ardmore PA on 10/6 & 10/7…Westbury NY on 11/2…Port Chester NY on 11/3…Hartford CT on 11/4…South Burlington VT on 11/5…and Providence RI on 11/9!  The 11/10 show in Niagara Falls NY was previously announced. Robinson is, of course, the former lead singer of The Black Crowes!

---Blue October will play The Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 10/10…which btw is a pretty small venue for them!  You can also catch them in Boston MA On 10/14!

---New Found Glory has announced a Fall leg to their current tour, which includes…two nights in Brooklyn NY on 10/28 & 10/29…New Haven CT on 10/31…Providence RI on 11/1…Buffalo NY on 11/3…Toronto ON on 11/4…Pittsburgh PA on 11/5 & 11/6…and Jersey City NJ on 11/7!

---80’s alt-techno band, The Fixx, have announced Summer tour dates that will bring them nearby at least a half-dozen times…NYC on 8/5…Alexandria VA on 8/7…Londonderry NH on 8/9…Peekskill NY on 8/10…Fall River MA on 8/11…and New Hope PA on 8/12!

---The Make American Rock Again Tour is returning for another swing across America, but with a slightly modified line-up!  The tour now includes Scott Stapp (formerly of Creed and presently with Art Of Anarchy), Adelita’s Way and Drowning Pool, as well as Sick Puppies and Trapt!

---Paula Cole has announced Summer 2017 dates that bring her back into our area…NYC on 6/19…East Hampton NY on 6/30…Rockport MA on 7/28 & 8/12…Kingston RI on 8/11…Londonderry NH on 8/13…North Bethesda MD on 10/19…NYC on 10/20…and Natick MA on 12/16!

---Wait a minute…is Billy Joel taking a month off from his residency at MSG?  Joel just announced a new show in November NY, without announcing an October show!  Joels September show is on 9/30…then followed by his November 11/18!  We’ll see if this holds or if something is necessitating this “month off.”

---Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia an orchestral rendition of the 1973 rock opera will play a four date tour of the US, three of which are within our greater region…9/2 in Lenox MA…and 9/9 & 9/10 in NYC!  Billy Idol will handle the vocals and an orchestra will also be involved…The Boston Pops in Lenox MA…and Robert Ziegler will be conducting a yet to be named orchestra in NYC!  Ziegler conducted Royal Philharmonic for the London production of Classic Quadrophenia which opened there in 2015…and if you’re wondering what the performance will sound like, there’s actually a DVD and CD of that performance that was released two years ago.  Here’s a link:

---U2 is extending it’s 30th Anniversary of the Joshua Tree tour with not only new legs in South America and Mexico, but a new date in Buffalo set for September 5th!  No opening act has been announced for it yet!

---Renaissance returns to America, with a very abbreviated schedule…Ridgefield CT on 10/26…Glenside PA on 10/27…and Albany NY on 10/29!

---The Psychedelic Furs have booked a theatre-sized tour for the Fall of 2017 and they’ll be playing our region more than a dozen times…Baltimore MD on 10/1…Alexandria VA on 10/4…Tarrytown NY on 10/6…Montclair NJ on 10/7…Clifton Park NY on 10/8…Philadelphia PA on 10/10…Red Bank NJ on 10/11…Northampton MA on 10/13…Boston MA on 10/14…Toronto ON on 10/16…Buffalo NY on 10/20…Huntington NY on 10/21…and Brooklyn NY on 10/22!

---Pop singer, Johnny Mathis is playing limited tour dates with two appearances in our greater region…Reading PA on 7/20…and Newark NJ on 4/13/18!

---80’s New Wave artist, Marshall Crenshaw, is opening a new leg of his tour that will come into our region in August…Fall River MA on 8/16…Cambridge MA on 8/18…New Haven CT on 8/19…Bethlehem PA on 8/23…New Hope PA on 8/24…Rehoboth Beach DE on 8/25…Brigantine City NJ on 8/27…and Succasunna NJ on 10/14!

---Jon Bellion is announcing Fall 2017 dates this week with a few in our region…Philadelphia PA on 9/8…Washington DC on 9/10…and Toronto ON on 10/24!

---2 Chainz is breaking out a huge hip hop tour with more than a few stops in our region…Toronto ON on 9/4…Boston MA on 9/5…NYC on 9/6…Philadelphia PA on 9/10!

---Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, will conclude his worldwide tour with six dates in North America…Toronto ON on 7/17…Montreal QC on 7/18…Cambridge MA on 7/20…NYC on 7/21…Philadelphia PA on 7/22…and Washington DC on 7/23!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Sean Paul is headlining a festival-style line-up at Bethel Woods, in Bethel NY, that also includes Aaron Carter, Jason Derulo, Tinashe, Clean Bandit, Austin Mahone, Jon Bellion and Dua Lipa!  The show is set for 6/17!

---Rickie Lee Jones will play a one-off in Philadelphia PA On 10/19 at the World Café Live!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---War adds Lewiston NY, near Buffalo, on 7/28!

---New Found Glory adds Clifton Park NY on 7/15!

---UB40 ft. Ali Campbell & Mickey Astro adds Ridgefield CT on 9/10!

---Uncle Kracker adds Ridgefield CT on 9/13!

---Zebra adds two shows in Wantagh NY on 12/1 & 12/2

---Quiet Riot adds Jim Thorpe PA on 9/7!

---Adrenaline Mob changes their 6/16 show from Easton PA to Poughkeepsie NY!  They still have one other stop in Easton PA planned on 7/21!

---R. Kelly adds Camden NJ on 6/24!

---Conor Oberst adds Wilkes-Barre PA on 7/27!

---Fuel & Marcy Playground add Niagara Falls NY on 7/12!

---Mondo Cozmo adds Buffalo NY on 7/30…Washington DC on 9/12…Philadelphia PA on 9/13…NYC on 9/14…Boston MA on 9/15…and Baltimore MD on 10/23!

---Cracker adds Albany NY on 7/19!

---The Black Crowes spin-off, The Magpie Salute, adds Fairfield CT on 11/14…NYC on 11/15 & 11/16…and Atlantic City NJ on 11/17!

---The Plain White T’s add Harrisburg PA on 7/29…White House Station NJ on 7/30…and Stamford CT on 8/3!

---Kansas adds Westbury NY on 7/26…and Reading PA on 12/16!

---1910 Fruitgum Company adds Oakmont PA near Pittsburgh PA on 10/14!  Dennis Tufano is also on the bill!

---Hip Hop star, Khalid adds a second night in Silver Spring MD on 8/4…and a second night in Philadelphia PA on 8/11, but at a different venue!

---The Isley Brothers add Washington DC on 7/15…and Bethlehem PA on 10/22!

---Z.Z. Top adds Reading PA on 10/29!

---Nick Lowe adds NYC on 6/11!

---Mighty Mighty Bosstones adds NYC on 7/25…and Sayreville NJ on 7/29!

---Will Hoge adds Philadelphia PA on 9/20…Cambridge MA on 9/21…NYC on 9/22…and Washington DC on 9/23!

---Dokken adds Wantagh NY on 7/22…and Jim Thorpe PA on 10/14!

---Linkin Park adds two dates…7/28 in NYC at Citi Field with blink-182 and Wu-Tang Clan…and Hershey PA with blink-182 only!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---2 Chainz (4)

---1910 Fruitgum Company/ Dennis Tufano (1)

---Arcade Fire (5)

---Billy Joel (1)

---Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (4)

---Conor Oberst (1)

---Cracker (1)

---Dokken (1)

---Fuel/ Highly Suspect (1)

---Harry Styles/ Kacey Musgraves (5)

---Highly Suspect (3)

---Johnny Mathis (2)

---Jon Bellion (3)

---Kansas (2)

---Khalid (2)

---Linkin Park/ blink-182/ Wu-Tang Clan/ Machine Gun Kelly (1)

---Linkin Park/ blink-182/ Machine Gun Kelly (1)

---Make America Rock Again (3)

---Marc Anthony (4)

---Marshall Crenshaw (8)

---Mighty Mighty Bosstones (2)

---Mondo Cozmo (6)

---Nas/ Lauryn Hill/ Chronixx/ Hannibal Buress (4)

---New Found Glory (10)

---Nick Lowe (1)

---Night Ranger/ Loverboy (1)

---Paula Cole (9)

---Plain White T’s (3)

---Psychedelic Furs (13)

---Quiet Riot (1)

---R. Kelly (1)

---Renaissance (3)

---Rickie Lee Jones (1)

---Roger Waters (4)

---Sean Paul/ Aaron Carter/ Jason Derulo/ Tinashe/ Clean Bandit/ Austin Mahone/ Jon Bellion/ Dua Lipa (1)

---Shawn Colvin (11)

---The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (9)

---The Fixx (6)

---The Isley Brothers (2)

---The Magpie Salute (4)

---Thurston Moore (6)

---Two Door Cinema Club (4)

---UB40 ft. Ali Campbell & Mickey Astro (1)

---Uncle Kracker (1)

---War (1)

---Will Hoge (4)

---Zebra (2)

---Z.Z. Top (1)

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

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Music News for 060317:

---Spiedie Fest 2017 at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton NY has confirmed their plans last week with an announcement of the musical headliners on the each of the festivals specific nights!

Night #1 (Friday 8/4): The free night at the festival will feature former Styx lead singer, Dennis DeYoung!

Night #2 (Saturday 8/5): Eddie Money @ 5pm, followed by Blue Oyster Cult @ 630pm

Night #3 (Sunday 8/6): Kellie Pickler (former American Idol finalist) and Sara Evans @ 4pm!

Admission buttons for Saturday and Sunday are $20.00 until 7/9, after that the prices go up!  Buttons are available at Weis Markets, Lupo’s, The Oakdale Mall office, Sidney Federal Credit Union and Wegman’s!

---Also announced this week was the return of the Broome Bands Together Concert series, Tuesday nights at 6pm, at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton NY! Scheduled to play this Summer are:

06/06: Voodoo Highway

06/13: Blue Velvet Big Band

06/20: Dirt Farm

06/27: rain out date

07/04: off for holiday

07/11: Basin Street Blues

07/18: The Shambles

07/25: Hot Dogs & Gin

08/01: rain out date

08/08: off following Spiedie Fest for clean-up.

08/15: Katie Scott w/ Persuasion

08/22: The Yada Yada’s

---Came across an interesting write up while researching this weeks column!  It seems that local bass player, our own Jeff Howell has formed something of a “supergroup,” with Paul Nelson, former guitarist for the Johnny Winter Band…and drummer Marty Richards of the J. Geils Band!  The call themselves the Paul Nelson Band and they are playing (tomorrow) in Yarmouth MA on Sunday June 4th!  Check out the link here if you don’t believe me: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paul-nelson-band-foghat-jgeils-johnny-winter-members-unite-tickets-34048422749

---Local guitar god, Randy McStine is again going the crowd funding route to finance his next project, “Anachronism!’  If you want to pledge some cash (or credit) to the fund being raised, here’s a link:  www.pledgemusic.com/randymcstine.

---More concert announcements from the great NYS Fair in Syracuse!  Mike Love’s touring version of the “Beach Boys” will perform for FREE on The Court on Friday, August 25th @ 7pm…and alt-rockers, Chevelle will also play a FREE show on The Court on Thursday August 24th @ 8pm!   Get to The Court early to reserve a good spot for the show!

---If you’re a George Thorogood fan and Friday night (6/2) at Tags doesn’t work for you, a new option has presented itself…Sunday 6/11 at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA…and a few other dates as Thorogood expanded his tour last week!  Also on the list are some regional shows, including…Mashantucket CT on 6/3…Concord NH on 6/4…New Bedford MA on 6/6…Tarrytown NY on 6/7…Staten Island NY on 6/9…Atlantic City NJ on 6/10…Rutland VT on 7/25…Lynn MA on 7/26…Vienna VA on 7/30…and Lewiston NY on 8/1!

---Blackberry Smoke has announced tour dates that will bring them into the margin of our generous local area…The Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 6/23…as well as Buffalo NY on 6/24…Salisbury MA on 6/29…and Milford CT on 8/19!

---Break thru alternative band, MISSIO are set to play the Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY on 6/24, as well as some other regional venues…Lancaster PA on 6/20…Albany NY on 6/21…Northampton MA on 6/26…South Burlington VT on 6/27…Pawtucket RI on 6/30…and .Bethlehem PA on 6/30!

---Local musicians have weighed-in on the death of Gregg Allman in a big way:

Bill MacKechnie, guitarist for Anubis Spire: R.I.P. Gregg....and thanks for all the great music.

Joe Stento, singer/ guitarist: Man... this news hurts... Another icon gone~ RIP Gregg Allman

Victor Lay of Black Apple Currant: RIP Gregg Allman, dead at 69. I'm sure we all have many fond memories of his music, this is prolly my favorite, great lyrics and video! (a link to “I’m No Angel” attached.) Enjoy~

Ken Foster, of Magnolia Drive, Thing Two and The Smokin’ Crows: I used to play this song for my daughter to help her sleep at night. I changed the name from Melissa to Sweet Carissa …RIP Greg Allman

Annie Burns, of The Burns Sisters: RIP Greg Allman. This album blasted through the Burns family house. So beautiful. Back in the day, embroidery was all the rage. I remember my brother Tommy, had the cover of the 'Eat a Peach' record beautifully embroidered on the back of his jean jacket. It was so cool.

Robby Perez of Beard Of Bees, The Acoustabees and Rob & Rob: He spoke the truth in his writing and sang it with conviction and soul as only he could. He wrote some of the greatest songs of all time and taught all of us aspiring musicians how to sing, feel and play the blues. No flashy gimmicks, no trashy distasteful antics ect just more or less speaking the truth in a way that touched our soul. 

Benny Fiacco, bass player for Frostbit Blue and former bass player for Allman Brothers cover band, Brothers of the Road, even appeared in an interview on Fox 40 describing Allman’s impact!  Here’s a link: http://www.wicz.com/story/35548462/gregg-allman-remembering-the-man-behind-the-music

…and btw, Allman’s death will turn the Peach Festival in Scranton PA into a celebration of his life this year, which it should.

---Have you find yourself missing Milk Weed?  Don’t.  The band is playing fewer dates recently, but they’re making big plans.  Singer/ guitarist, Joe Alston has been producing albums for several local bands, including; Devinne Meyers, Bess Greenberg and Adam Ate The Apple.  Meanwhile the band have an electric set planned to play the Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY on 6/3! …a rarity considering that they’ve made their reputation as a mostly acoustic band.

---Congrats to Jeff Petit, who was warming up for Steely Dan at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, got an even bigger surprise, as per this facebook post: “… Opening for Steely Dan was awesome! BONUS :Their regular touring guitarist John Harrington is on the road w Madeleine Peyroux in Europe, so they had Larry Carlton sit in for the gig... the guy who played some of the best solos on their records... Kid Charlemagne etc...”

---A fond farewell to Doug Day of The Gents, who is moving to Nashville TN!  Day played his last show with the band on Friday night 5/26 at Toppers in Endicott NY!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Guns N’ Roses have indeed announced US dates for Fall 2017 as anticipated (they’ve only been teasing it for days, so we knew something was coming)…Hershey PA on 8/13…Philadelphia PA on 10/8…NYC on 10/11 & 10/15…Boston MA on 10/22…and Toronto ON on 10/29!  These dates are well spaced out in anticipation of adding extra shows in larger markets, so expect more additions to this schedule!

---Pop/alt band, Bastille finally storms the US after spending the summer touring Europe and Asia, but there will be pitifully few stops and only in smaller, theatre-styled venues…Pittsburgh PA on 9/9…Albany NY on 9/12…Providence RI on 9/13…and Philadelphia PA on 9/14!

---Award winning trumpeter, Herb Alpert has booked another ten night residency at the Café Carlyle in NYC set for September!  Alpert will play five consecutive nights over two consecutive weeks, performing from Tuesday 9/5 thru Saturday 9/9…then again from Tuesday 9/12 thru Saturday 9/16!

---Alt-pop singer, Matthew Sweet (remember “Girlfriend”?) has announced Summer tour dates that will bring him around to our region more than a half dozen times in September…Boston MA on 9/16…Norfolk CT on 9/17…Fall River MA on 9/19…Hudson NY on 9/20…Wilmington DE on 9/21…Tarrytown NY on 9/22…Port Washington NY on 9/23…and South Orange NJ on 9/24!

---After the joint tour with The Doobie Brothers, Chicago has announced a series of solo shows for the Fall of 2017, including…Bristow VA on 7/29…Shelbyville DE on 8/1…Hyannis MA on 8/2…the previously announced,  Bethlehem PA on 8/5…Bloomsburg PA on 9/27…Gilford NH on 9/30…and Brooklyn NY on 9/29!

---Paramore are back on the road in September six dates in our region…Washington DC on 9/13…NYC on 10/4…Boston MA on 10/7…Bethlehem PA on 10/10…Montreal QC on 10/12…and Toronto ON on 10/13!

---Sevendust have confirmed a tour in honor of the 20th Anniversary of their debut album and all five dates are inside our coverage area…Baltimore MD on 6/21…Sayreville NJ on 6/22…Philadelphia PA on 6/23…Westbury NY on 6/24…and Worcester MA on 6/25!

---Mary J. Blige has booked a 21-date Summer tour that will come to our region at least four times…Buffalo NY on 8/4…Baltimore MD on 8/13…Brooklyn NY on 8/18…an NYC on 8/19!

---English punk band, Wire have booked US dates for September that include…Toronto ON on 9/20…Montreal QC on 9/21…Cambridge MA on 9/23…Washington DC on 9/25…Philadelphia PA on 9/26…and three nights in Brooklyn NY on 9/28, 9/29 & 9/30!

---The touring version of The Wailers have added summer dates for 2017 that include…Rochester NY on 6/16…Hampton NH on 6/25…Brigantine City NJ on 7/12…Wilmington DE on 7/29…Amagansett NY on 7/30!

---Alternative band, Bad Suns are thinking past Summer to Fall however…Buffalo NY on 10/23…Montreal QC on 10/24…South Burlington VT on 10/25…Boston MA on 10/27…NYC on 10/28…Washington DC on 10/29!

---Randy Newman is playing a handful of dates this Summer, but so far only two in our region…Lowell MA on 7/7…and Tarrytown NY on 7/9!

---Southern rocker, David Allan Coe has announced about a dozen show tour for 2017, with only two dates inside our region…NYC on 7/13…and Stafford Springs CT on 7/14!

---Wow.  Gene Simmons of Kiss, has a side project that isn’t a reality show!  The Gene Simmons Band makes a six date run around the US, but it’s quite spread out, with only two dates in our region…Philadelphia PA on 6/2…and Lynn MA on 11/1!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Don Dokken, leader and namesake of the iconic metal band, Dokken, has booked a solo show in our greater region…Philadelphia PA on 6/3 at Underground Arts!

---Fans of Hip Hop listen up…Wendy Williams Mix Tape Block Party set for 7/23 at the Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island will assemble some rap icons…Remy Ma, Naughty By Nature, Fat Joe, Big Daddy Kane and more!

---The Soulfrito Urban Latin Music Festival in NYC is gathering some big name firepower…Fetty Wap, Young M.A. and Rick Ross will headline just on the first day, on Friday 6/9 at The B.C.!

---Digable Planets returns but only for a June one-off in Philadelphia PA at the Electric Factory on 6/22!  They won’t surface again until a festival in Long Beach CA in October.

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Sonny Landreth adds Philadelphia PA on 7/20…Blairstown NJ on 7/21…Belmar NJ on 7/27…Fall River MA on 7/28…and Pawling NY on 7/29!

---Mondo Cozmo adds South Burlington VT on 5/30…Syracuse NY (at the Lost Horizon) on 6/2…and Toronto ON on 6/20!

---We Came As Romans add Reading PA on 6/10…and Erie PA on 6/11!

---Finally, Lupe Fiasco’s one-off in Dallas has expanded into a few dates, both of which fall into our greater region…Washington DC on 6/2…and NYC On 6/3!

---Bush adds Asbury Park NJ on 8/9…Brooklyn NY on 8/10…and Boston MA on 8/11!

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone add Alexandria VA on 10/3…Topsfield MA on 10/4…Westbury NY on 10/21…and Toms River NJ on 11/25!

---Nonpoint adds Easton PA on 6/12…then adds Easton PA again on 5/31…not sure what’s going on here, but I’m guessing they may have had a scheduling conflict!  I’ll try and figure it out.

---Mushroomhead adds Easton PA on 7/9…but that will only bring them to a total of four dates in the US on this tour, but they did just have a trailer crash in Europe, so give them a break.

---Lynyrd Skynyrd adds Lewiston NY on 8/15…Bethel NY on 8/26…and York PA on 9/14!

---Robert Cray’s been busy…adding New London CT on 5/26…Lexington MA on 5/27…Fall River MA on 5/30…Northampton MA on 5/31…Philadelphia PA on 6/2…Burlington VT on 6/3…Westhampton Beach NY on 6/10…Tarrytown NY on 8/11…Greensburg PA on 8/19…Reading PA on 10/7!

---Cracker adds Peekskill NY on 7/21!

---Alejandro Escovedo adds Tarrytown NY on 6/16, with Nick Lowe warming-up!

---Meanwhile, Nick Lowe has added more dates to his own solo tour…NYC on 6/8…and South Orange NJ on 6/15!

---Graham Nash adds Port Chester NY on 7/15!

---Rocker Will Hoge finally adds a show in our region…Pittsburgh PA on 9/19!

---The Buzzcocks add NYC on 6/9!

---Dionne Warwick adds NYC on 6/12…and NYC again on 7/29!

---Los Lobos adds NYC on 7/6…Maplewood NJ on 7/8!

---Spyro Gyra adds Allston MA on 6/2 & 6/3…Jamesport NY on 8/26…and Londonderry NH on 8/27!

---Lou Gramm adds Westbury NY on 1/20/18!

---Rick Ross adds Washington PA on 6/9…Wallingford CT on 6/16…and Baltimore MD on 7/22!

---Dick Dale adds Brooklyn NY on 8/19…and Pawling NY on 8/23!

---Spin Doctors add New Bedford MA on 8/3…and NYC on 10/7!

---Kendrick Lamar adds Toronto ON on 8/23…Montreal QC on 8/24…and Newark NJ on 8/25!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Alejandro Escovedo/ Nick Lowe (1)

---Bad Suns (6)

---Bastille (4)

---Blackberry Smoke (4)

---Bush (3)

---Chicago (6)

---Cracker (1)

---David Allan Coe (2)

---Dick Dale (2)

---Digable Planets (1)

---Dionne Warwick (2)

---Don Dokken (1)

---Gene Simmons Band (2)

---George Thorogood & the Destroyers (11)

---Graham Nash (1)

---Guns N’ Roses (6)

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone (4)

---Kendrick Lamar (3)

---Los Lobos (2)

---Lou Gramm (1)

---Lupe Fiasco (2)

---Lynyrd Skynyrd (3)

---Mary J. Blige (4)

---MISSIO (7)

---Mondo Cozmo (3)

---Mushroomhead (1)

---Nick Lowe (2)

---Nonpoint (1)

---Paramore (6)

---Randy Newman (2)

---Remy Ma/ Naughty By Nature/ M.O.P./ Fat Joe/ Big Daddy Kane/ Charly Black (1)

---Rick Ross (3)

---Robert Cray Band (9)

---Sevendust (5)

---Sonny Landreth (5)

---Soulfrito Urban Latin Music Festival (1)

---Spin Doctors (2)

---Spyro Gyra (4)

---The Buzzcocks (1)

---We Came As Romans (2)

---Will Hoge (1)

---Wire (8)

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

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Music News for 052017:

---Next week’s 2nd annual Marathon Music Fest, the musical accompaniment of the Herald of Victory Marathon 3-person relay race (both half and full-marathon, if you care.), and will be great for any local music lovers who are up early on Sunday morning, May 28th!  Many of the bands will start playing as early as 9am at several points along the race route!   Highlights of the Music Festival have been posted on the local and regional concert pages, so please check them out to find out where you have to go to see who you want to hear!

---Music City move update: The new location of Music City in Vestal NY, opened up on Wednesday May 17th…although Benny, Nate and company were still moving inventory from the old location on Friday.  It will be fun to see Benny’s vision for the store come together over the next several weeks.  It already looks very cool…and that’s just the guitars on the wall!

---Here’s an announcement that will make the Summer like heat seem a little more bare-able…Mannheim Steamroller has released their Winter time schedule of shows and not only is the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse NY right in it’s cross hairs on 12/7…so is The Clemens Center in Elmira NY on 12/6!  Other stops on the tour include…Buffalo NY on 12/1…Morristown NJ on 12/2…Mashantucket CT on 12/3…Manchester NH on 12/5...Reading PA on 12/8…and Wilmington DE on 12/10!

---Broken Social Scene has booked the State Theatre in Ithaca NY for a local show on 9/16!  The band has also announced more regional dates, such as…NYC on 9/17…Washington DC on 9/19…Pittsburgh PA on 10/1…Philadelphia PA on 10/3…New Haven CT on 10/5…and Boston MA on 10/7!

---Folk singer, Tommy Emmanuel, is also coming to the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 11/11!

---Tommy Castro & The Painkillers have been added to night #2 of the Chenango Blues Festival in Norwich NY on 8/19 at the Chenango County Fairgrounds!  Check the Local or Regional Concert pages for the full line-up so far!  More adds expected though…especially as Friday night is a little slim yet.

---Two  more NY State Fair music announcements this week…Country/ blues/ pop singer, LeAnn Rimes will play a FREE show on The Court on Thursday 8/31 @ 8pm…and on Monday 8/28 @ 8pm, prog-rockers, Kansas will also play a FREE show on The Court!  The line-up for the Fair continues to build but there are still many more performances to be announced!  Please stand by!

---Isn’t it enough that the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown has great beer…now they have Cake!  The 90’s era alternative band will play the amphitheatre on 5/26!  As far as we can tell it’s the only date they will play in 2017, at least so far, so miss it at your own risk!

---Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival may not be coming home to Montage Mountain in Scranton PA, but it will get close…playing HersheyParkStadium in Hershey PA on 9/10!  The very first Outlaw Music Festival was held at Montage Mountain last year, but this year it’s turned into a touring version with various guests in and out of the line-up!  Willie is set to play with The Avett Brothers so far, but more guests are expected to be added!  On top of that…Holmdel NJ on 9/8…Wantagh NY on 9/9…and Camden NJ on 9/17!  Stay tuned!

---Katy Perry, who was just confirmed to be a judge on the new American Idol is doing a victory lap around America, including a stop in Wilkes-Barre PA on 9/21!  On top of that Perry will also be scheduling stops in…Montreal QC on 9/9…Toronto ON on 9/12…Philadelphia PA on 9/18…Washington DC on 9/25…Boston MA on 9/29…NYC on 10/2…Uniondale NY on 10/3…Newark NJ on 10/8…Brooklyn NY on 10/11…and Pittsburgh PA on 10/19!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Khalid has announced a Summer 2017 tour that brings him into our region…Silver Spring MD on 8/5…Boston MA on 8/6…Montreal QC on 8/8…Toronto ON on 8/9…Philadelphia PA on 8/10…and NYC on 8/13!

---Blue Oyster Cult isn’t just stopping in Binghamton NY to play Spiedie Fest (on Saturday 8/5, if you didn’t read last weeks entry yet)…they announced a bunch of other dates as well, including…Allentown PA on 5/26…Englewood NJ on 5/31…Putman NJ on 6/3…East Greenwich RI on 6/8…Copiague NY on 8/4…Eric PA on 8/18…King of Prussia PA on 9/29…Beverly MA on 10/13…and Plymouth NH on 10/14!

---Rookie alternative band, Magic Giant are playing off two days of exposure at the Firefly Festival next month to book a solo tour with stops at…NYC on 6/20…Philadelphia PA on 6/21…Washington DC on 6/22…Asbury Park NJ on 6/27…and Boston MA on 6/28!

---The Greg Kihn Band is playing a half-dozen dates or so, across American this year, including two in our region…Harrisburg PA on 6/16…and Warrendale PA on 6/17!

---Sebastian Bach may not be getting back together with Skid Row, but he’s still got some solo tour dates, only a handful though and just two in our area…Warrendale PA (near Pittsburgh) on 6/19…and NYC on 6/20!

---Rag N’ Bone Man has announced Summer dates and he’ll be making four more stops in our greater region…Washington DC on 8/1…NYC on 8/2…Boston MA on 8/3….and in Montreal QC on 8/4 for the Osheaga Festival!

---Dinosaur Jr. will walk the earth again with a new tour that will bring them back into our region…NYC on 6/10…Cambridge MA on 10/4 & 10/5…and Pittsburgh PA on 10/29!

---On top of Jonny Lang’s recent adds (see below)…he’s also booked a Fall leg onto his 2017 world tour, with new stops in our region…Huntington NY on 9/29…Hartford CT on 9/30…Fairfield CT on 10/1…Boston MA on 10/3…Cranston RI on 10/6…and Hampton Beach NH on 10/7!

---Michael McDonald will follow up his tour with Boz Scaggs by launching a Fall leg with Marc Cohn warming up on most dates, such as…New London CT on 10/15…NYC on 10/19…and Washington DC on 10/28!

---The Charlie Daniels Band has lined up some festivals and fairs for a Summer jaunt that includes…Augusta NJ on 6/24…Plattsburgh NY on 7/19…Lowville NY on 7/21…as well as announce a Fall leg where they pick up regional shows in…Ridgefield CT on 9/8…Jim Thorpe PA on 9/22…and Amesbury MA on 9/23!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Art of Anarchy ft. Scott Stapp seem dead set on booking shows one at a time…this time in Warrendale PA at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille on 7/19!

---Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner (of modern rock band, The National) and James McAlister have team-up for three shows only, but two are on the West Coast and only their 7/18 show at Prospect Park in Brooklyn NY will play the East Coast!  They’re taking their epic “Soundtrack To The Cosmos,” Planetarium out on the road for the first time in four years!

---We Came As Romans have booked German House Theatre in Rochester NY on 6/8!  So far it looks like a one-off, but I’m thinking it’s really a leaked package tour date.  We’ll see…

---Sergio Mendes just announced a modest eight date tour, but so far only one show on the east coast…Ridgefield CT on 10/17!  Won’t be surprised if this expands a bit…

---Glen Burtnik, formerly with Styx, will play one show only in New Brunswick NJ on 6/24!

---Juliana Hatfield will play a one-off in NYC at The Bowery Ballroom on 7/22!

---John Doe of X, has booked a tiny, four-date tour…only one of which is east of the San Andreas fault line, in NYC on 8/11!

---Neil Sedaka may still be playing, but not so much in the way of touring…He’ll play State Theatre in New Brunswick NJ on 8/11…before departing for a show in the UK in September, then coming back to the US for a show near Chicago in October.  See him while you can.

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Daniel Lanois adds Kingston ON on 11/14!

---The Smithereens add Tarrytown NY on 6/23…Riverhead NY on 6/24…Brigantine NJ on 6/25…Scituate MA on 12/1…and Fall River MA on 12/2!

---Fuel is adding a few solo shows on off nights from their headlining tour with Marcy Playground and Dishwalla…7/4 at Dewey Beach DE…and Warrendale PA on 7/6!

---The Gin Blossoms add Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 7/7!

---Matisyahu adds NYC on 8/2…and Rochester NY on 8/3!

---Phantogram adds New Haven CT on 7/25…Schaghticoke NY on 7/27…Pittsburgh PA on 8/1…and South Burlington VT on 8/7!

---Jonny Lang adds NYC on 8/22…Philadelphia PA on 8/23…Toronto ON on 8/25!

---John Popper of Blues Traveler, adds Sellersville PA on 9/19!

---The Spinners and Little Anthony & The Imperials seem to work well together…they’ve booked three more shows…Shippensburg PA on 10/5…Glenside PA on 10/7…and Westbury NY on 10/8!

---The Wallflowers add Ridgefield CT on 6/29!

---Don Felder adds Greensburg PA on 8/6…and Ridgefield CT on 8/8!

---Mary Wilson of The Supremes adds Ridgefield CT on 10/20!

---Carbon Leaf adds Ridgefield CT on 11/9!

---America adds Ridgefield CT on 11/12!

---Keith Sweat adds New Brunswick NJ on 6/16…a rare east coast show, most are in Vegas!

---Taking Back Sunday adds a second night in NYC on 7/15…and Baltimore MD on 9/8!

---Tower of Power add Hampton Beach NH on 8/2…Newark NJ on 8/3…New Haven CT on 8/4…and Cohasset MA on 8/5!

---Michelle Branch adds…Washington DC on 8/4…NYC on 8/8…Boston MA on 8/9…and Toronto ON on 8/11!

---Jay & the Americans add New Brunswick NJ on 10/28!

---A.J. Croce adds Washington DC on 8/15…and NYC on 8/16!

---Lady Gaga adds a second night in Uncasville CT on 11/11!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---A.J. Croce (2)

---America (1)

---Blue Oyster Cult (9)

---Broken Social Scene (7)

---Cake (1)

---Carbon Leaf (1)

---Charlie Daniels Band (6)

---Daniel Lanois (1)

---Dinosaur Jr. (4)

---Don Felder (2)

---Fuel (2)

---Gin Blossoms (1)

---Glen Burtnik (1)

---Greg Kihn Band (2)

---Jay & the Americans (1)

---John Doe (1)

---John Popper (1)

---Jonny Lang (9)

---Juliana Hatfield (1)

---Katy Perry (11)

---Keith Sweat (1)

---Lady Gaga (1)

---Magic Giant (5)

---Mannheim Steamroller (8)

---Mary Wilson (1)

---Matisyahu (2)

---Michael McDonald (3)

---Michelle Branch (4)

---Neil Sedaka (1)

---Outlaw Music Festival (4)

---Phantogram (4)

---Rag N’ Bone Man (4)

---Sebastian Bach (2)

---Sufjan Stevens/ Nico Muhly/ Bryce Dessner/ James McAlister (1)

---Taking Back Sunday (2)

---The Smithereens (5)

---The Spinners/ Little Anthony & The Imperials (3)

---The Wallflowers (1)

---Tower of Power (4)

---We Came As Romans/ I See Stars/ American Sin (1)

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

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Music News for 051317:

---It’s been leaked ahead of the “official” announcement that Blue Oyster Cult will be playing the Saturday show at Spiedie Fest in Binghamton NY this year on 8/5!  The annual festival of the shish-ka-bob style marinated meat is set to run from Friday 8/4 thru Sunday 8/6 at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton NY!  Last year’s festival only saw music national touring artists on two out of the three nights, instead of all three nights, which is typical.  Since Saturday was the night that wasn’t scheduled last year, here’s hoping that this year we’ll have a national touring artist on all three nights.

---Music City movie day is here!  The iconic local music store owned by local musician Benny Fiacco (bass player for former Allman Brother’s cover band Brothers Of The Road, Frostbit Blue (…and it’s spin-off group The Gravelding Brothers) and Parts Unknown) is moving two doors down from it’s current 3-thousand square foot space into the old Sleep World store, which is 10-thousand square feet!  Reportedly the store will finish the weekend at it’s current location, close Monday and Tuesday (5/15 & 5/16), then open in it’s new location on Wednesday (5/17).  The store is a one-stop for all things music: instruments, sheet music, CD’s, vinyl LP’s, record players, band equipment, fan schwag and more for nearly 30 years.  The store has been in it’s current location for nearly ten years, moving from their original location on Main Street in Binghamton NY in Fall 2007.

---The 2017 Cans N’ Clams line-up announced and is now posted on the website.  The annual Friday night “Party On The Patio” at the Holiday Inn Arena runs from 6p to 10p and features a variety of the best party bands in the area, including Splash, Brotherhood, Rooster & the Roadhouse Horns and Group du Jour!  See either the local or regional pages and sort by artist as each entry appears under the heading Cans ‘N’ Clams!  The first night of Cans ‘N’ Clams is Friday May 26th and after that every Friday night, thru September 1st, except August 18th, which is Dicks Sporting Goods Open weekend.  You can also see the listing on the “official” Cans ‘N’ Clams website @ http://cansandclams.com ---and remember once you get there and check out the schedule page ,to click on the date, in order to see who is playing on that date.  I know it appears to be blank, but it’s really a link!

---Plenty of confusion last week for the RaiBred curated “festival” called RaiFest!  The two day festival, which went off without a hitch after all on private land in the town of Maine NY, on May 5th and 6th.  There was tension among the organizers all weekend however as the Town of Maine requested that the festival transition from a public to a private show to avoid having to file the proper permits, which Town officials then (allegedly) asked them to fill out anyway, only to deny them in the end.  The festival organizers say they’re already planning for RaiFest 2.5 to be held in September and promise to get out ahead of the paperwork this time.  The primary point of contention was the size of the festival, which a private party would cap at 100 people, but a public festival (which requires a permit apparently) would be capped at 500. More to come, I’m sure…

---Modest Mouse has been booked for State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 10/6…as well as Northampton MA on 10/7…Providence RI on 10/10…Sayreville NJ on 10/11…and two nights in Port Chester NY on 10/13 & 10/14!

---Following their stint on the Hinder tour, Nonpoint will launch a solo tour that includes a stop in Syracuse NY on 6/4 at the Lost Horizon!  They’ll also play other regional venues including…Lancaster PA on 5/30…Easton PA on 5/31…Hampton Beach NH on 6/1…Providence RI on 6/2…and Rochester NY on 6/5!  A Killer’s Confession and Nine Shrines will warm-up.

---Blues guitarist, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, will headline the Saturday portion of the Taste Of Syracuse festival on Saturday 6/3!  He’s also adding some additional tour stops for the Summer, including…Westbury NY on 8/9…Albany NY on 8/10…Morristown NJ on 8/16…Northampton MA on 8/19…Londonderry NH on 8/20…Ridgefield CT on 8/23…Harrisburg PA on 8/25…and East Providence RI on 8/26!

---Avett Brothers have added a Fall 2017 leg to their current tour that will once again bring them back into our generous local region…at Montage Mountain in Scranton PA on 9/10, as well as…Canandaigua NY on 9/2…Shelburne VT on 9/3…Holmdel NJ on 9/8…Wantagh NY on 9/9…and Camden NJ on 9/17!

---Brian Wilson has added a total of 42 dates as he extends his 50th Anniversary of “Pet Sounds” tour and luckily for us, nine of them are in our greater region…Rochester NY on 9/19…Mashantucket CT on 9/21…Boston MA on 9/22…NYC on 9/23…Lancaster PA on 9/25…Red Bank NJ on 9/26…New Bedford MA on 9/29…Atlantic City NJ on 9/30…and one date in our local area…Syracuse NY, at the Crouse-Hinds Theatre on 10/1!

---The line-up for the Grassroots Festival has been formed!  The annual festival, which runs from Thursday 7/20 thru Sunday 7/23 in Trumansburg NY and there will be plenty of local and regional musicians up and down the list!

Day #1: Sim Redmond Band/ Keith Frank/ Guerille Dub Squad/ Donna The Buffalo/ Crucial Reggae/ Balfa Toujours/ Mac Benford/ Kevin Kinsella/ Los Texmaniacs/ Bubba George/ Sophistafunk/ Tiana Asili/ Driftwood/ Sihasin/ The Blind Spots/ Bess Greenberg

Day #2: Walter Mouton & The Scott Playboys/ Preston Frank/ John Brown’s Body/ Del McCoury Band/ Chris Corsano/ Campbell Brothers/ Bronwen Exter/ Balfa Toujours/ Bear Fox/ Las Cafeteras/ Gunpoets/ Flying Clouds/ Jones Benally/ Calico Moon/ Keith Secola/ Mokoomba/ Mosaic Foundation/ The Big Mean Sound Machine/ Jamestown Revival/ Sammus/ Izzy True/ Aaron Lipp/ Barroom Philosophers/ Riche And Rosie

Day #3: Walter Mouton & The Scott Playboys/ Samite/ Morgan Heritage/ Locos Por Juana/ Keith Frank/ Johnny Dowd/ Donna The Buffalo/ Mac Benford/ Moontee Sinquah/ Afrobeta/ Elastic Bond/ Driftwood/ Thunder Body/ Sihansun/ Mbongwana Star/ Daniella Ponder & the Tomorrow People/ The Blind Spots/ Western Centuries

Day #4: Sim Redmond Band/ Preston Frank/ Papa Muse/ Hank Roberts/ Drive-By Truckers/ Donna The Buffalo/ Bubba George/ Moontee Sinquah/ Keith Secola/ Big Mean Sound Machine/ Richie And Rosie

---Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been booked for the first night of the Chenango Blues Festival in Norwich NY on 8/18 at the Chenango County Fairgrounds!  J.J. Appleton, Jason Ricci and Alvin Youngblood Hart are set for night #2.

---Firefall are confirmed to be playing the Stanley Center in Utica NY on 5/19!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Finally Imagine Dragons have a new album and a tour scheduled to support it!  Evolve is due out on 6/23 and the tour will happen upon us in October…Brooklyn NY on 10/23…Newark NJ on 10/24…Montreal QC on 10/27…Boston MA on 10/29…Buffalo NY on 11/1…Uncasville CT on 11/4…Washington DC on 11/5!  Grouplove and k.flay will open.

---UFO and Saxon are adding a Fall leg to their 2017 tour and the new dates in our region include…Newton NJ on 9/22…Huntington NY on 9/23…Baltimore MD on 9/24…Philadelphia PA on 9/26…Plymouth NH on 9/28…Worcester MA on 9/29…Hartford CT on 9/30…Toronto ON on 10/3… Montreal QC on 10/4…and Warrendale PA on 10/11!

---Against Me! have announced an ambitious American tour for Fall 2017 that will cover at least nine shows in our region, including…Buffalo NY on 10/5…Toronto ON on 10/6…Montreal QC on 10/7…Pittsburgh PA on 10/8…Boston MA on 10/10…Philadelphia PA on 10/12…Washington DC on 10/13…Brooklyn NY on 10/14…and Asbury Park NJ on 10/15!  Bleached and The Dirty Nil will open!

---Finally after a few dates leaked out…the rest of Jimmy Buffett’s Summer tour has been announced and it includes more than a few fresh stops for our region…Washington DC on 5/20…Toronto ON on 8/11…Wantagh NY on 8/15…(the previously announced ) Camden NJ (philly) on 8/17…and Mansfield MA on 8/19!

---Social Distortion has booked eight dates in our greater region…Pittsburgh PA on 8/3…Phladelphia PA on 8/4…Huntington NY on 8/5…Stroudsburg PA on 8/8…New Haven CT on 8/9…Worcester MA on 8/11…Sayreville NJ on 8/12…and Silver Spring MD on 8/13!

---The Summer leg of the Hank Williams Jr. tour has been announced and that’ll bring him into our area at least a few times…Salamanca NY on 7/1…Camden NJ on 8/19…and Wantagh NY on 8/25!

---Breakout Hip Hop star, Lil Yachty is taking his show on the road, but so far only for two dates in our region…Baltimore MD on 8/22…and NYC on 8/23!

---Aging Ant Music star, Adam Ant, has booked a few dates in our region for his U.S. tour…NYC on 9/13…Greensburg PA on 9/17…and Baltimore MD on 9/19!  Anybody else remember, “Goody Two Shoes?”  Oh, c’mon!

---Year Of The Cat singer, Al Stewart books two dates in our region…Jim Thorpe PA at the Mauch Chunk Opera House on 6/16…and Wilmington DE on 6/17!

---Erykah Badu books Newark NJ on 9/15…and Flushing/ Queens on 9/16 for the Meadows Music & Arts Festival!

---No U.S. dates on the recently announced Elton John world tour…but a couple of close by Canadian dates…Kingston ON on 11/14…and St. Catherines ON on 11/15!  Another good reason to keep your passport up-to-date!

---Once their tour with Poison and Def Leppard is over, Tesla will play a run of solo shows with a few in our greater region…Greensburg PA (near Pittsburgh pa) on 8/8…Silver Spring MD on 8/15…and Hampton Beach NH on 8/16!

---Paul Weller, formerly of British punk band, The Jam, will be in America in October for a solo tour in…Huntington NY on 10/1…NYC on 10/2 & 10/3…Philadelphia PA on 10/4…Boston MA on 10/6…Washington DC on 10/7…and Toronto ON on 10/10!

---Carbon Leaf has announced a late Fall/ early Winter tour that will play a half dozen times in our greater region…South Burlington VT on 11/11…NYC on 11/17…Cambridge MA on 11/18…Philadelphia PA on 12/1…and two nights in Alexandria VA on 12/14 & 12/15!

---The National have announced Fall 2017 tour dates…Boston MA on 10/5…Queens NY on 10/6…Philadelphia PA on 12/4…Montreal QC on 12/7 & 12/8…Toronto ON on 12/9…and Hamilton ON on 12/10!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---International World Music star, Youssou N’Dour has only booked four dates so far this year…and there’s only two in North America, one in Chicago and the other in NYC on 8/12 at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn!

---Metro Station have booked a one-off with Assuming We Survive and Avion Roe at the Diesel Club in Pittsburgh PA on 10/11!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Paul McCartney, whose tickets are in such demand, is moving to meet that demand with second nights posted in Newark NJ on 9/12…NYC on 9/17…Brooklyn NY on 9/21…and Uniondale on 9/27!  …no Syracuse yet?  Really?

---The Wailers add NYC on 7/15!

---NRBQ adds South Park PA on 7/14!

---Air Supply adds Westbury NY on 8/19!

---Midnight Oil adds NYC on 8/21!

---Betty Who adds Toronto ON on 9/3…Montreal QC on 9/4…and NYC on 9/6!

---Trapt and Smile Empty Soul add Easton PA on 5/23!

---Mushroomhead add Easton PA on 5/30!

---PnB Rock adds Easton PA on 6/10!

---12 Stones add Easton PA on 6/11…and Pittsburgh PA on 6/12!

---L.A. Guns add Hartford CT on 7/27…Buffalo NY on 8/1…and NYC on 8/2!

---John Sebastian adds Bradford PA on 11/2…and Buffalo NY on 11/4!

---Ja Rule adds Lancaster PA on 7/21!

---The Strumbella’s add Boston MA on 11/13!

---The Revivalists add Atlantic City NJ on 6/17…and Philadelphia PA on 6/18!

---Western Centuries is added to the bill with Sonny Landreth in Philadelphia PA on 7/20!

---Lil Yachty adds Philadelphia PA on 8/24…and Boston MA on 8/26!

---Los Lonely Boys add Rochester NY on 7/20…New Hope PA on 8/26…and Amagansett NY on 8/27!

---Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, add Charlestown RI on 9/3…and Bethlehem PA on 9/29!

---Robert Randolph & the Family Band add Westbury NY on 7/22…and Dewey Beach DE on 7/24!

---The Cranberries add a second night in NYC on 9/15!

---Desiigner adds NYC on 5/15…and Toronto ON on 5/16!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---12 Stones (2)

---Adam Ant (3)

---Against Me! (9)

---Air Supply (1)

---Al Stewart (2)

---Avett Brothers (6)

---Betty Who (3)

---Brian Wilson (9)

---Carbon Leaf (6)

---Desiigner (2)

---Elton John (2)

---Erykah Badu (1)

---Hank Williams (3)

---Imagine Dragons/ Grouplove/ k.flay (7)

---Ja Rule (1)

---Jimmy Buffett (4)

---John Sebastian (2)

---Kenny Wayne Shephard (9)

---L.A. Guns (3)

---Lil Yachty (2)

---Los Lonely Boys (3)

---Metro Station/ Assuming We Survive/ Avion Roe (1)

---Midnight Oil (1)

---Modest Mouse (6)

---Mushroomhead (1)

---Nonpoint/ A Killer’s Confession/ Nine Shrines (6)

---NRBQ (1)

---Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett (2)

---Paul McCartney (4)

---Paul Weller (7)

---PnB Rock (1)

---Robert Randolph & The Family Band (2)

---Social Distortion (8)

---Tesla (3)

---The Cranberries (1)

---The National (7)

---The Revivalists (2)

---The Strumbella’s (1)

---The Wailers (1)

---Trapt/ Smile Empty Soul (1)

---UFO/ Saxon/ Jared James Nichols (10)

---Youssou N’Dour

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

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Music News for 050617:

---Could Binghamton area guitarist, Jamie Willard, finally be getting his big break?  Willard posted on his facebook page last week that a producer for Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel is interested in using his music in some of their upcoming documentaries.  If this turns out to be true then congrats are in order!  Stay tuned!

---Next To Kin played their CD release party by the time you read this, Friday night 5/5 at the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin, but gave us an early taste by posting this song, “Shine On,” with singer, Malorie Evans on lead vocals, on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-286171910/shine-on

---Dashboard Confessional and the All-American Rejects are coming to Tags in Big Flats NY on 7/29 @ 8p!  Tickets will be $45.50 to $75.00 and go on sale on 5/12!

---Speaking of Tags, the Megadeth show at Tags in Big Flats NY, on 6/23 has been confirmed!  Tickets are now available on their website for $45.50!  Tickets for this show are on sale now (since 4/29).

---Blues guitarist, Albert Cummings has booked The Center For The Arts in Homer NY on 10/20!  He has also booked Shirley MA on 6/9…Londonderry NH on 6/10…Madison CT on 8/9…Fall River MA on 9/21…Norfolk CT on 10/21…and Old Saybrook CT on 11/17!

---New York State Fair news …The Fabulous Thunderbirds w/ Kim Wilson will play a FREE show on The Court @ 2pm on 8/25…Robert Randolph & The Family Band will play a FREE show on The Court on opening day on Wednesday 8/23 @ 2pm…and the Spin Doctors will also play a FREE show on The Court on Sunday 9/3 @ 2p!  The annual fair is held in Syracuse NY!   In addition to the NYS Fair…Randolph, this week, also booked shows in Brooklyn NY on 7/13…and Ridgefield CT on 8/24!

---There’s a great 90’s package bill playing across American this Summer that includes some iconic grunge era alternative bands!  Fuel (Shimmer, Sunburn, Hemorrhage In My Hand/ Bad Day) is traveling with alt-one hit wonders, Dishwalla (Counting Blue Cars) and Marcy Playground (Sex And Candy) and it’s coming to…Jim Thorpe PA on 6/24…Dewey Beach DE on 7/4…Asbury Park NJ on 7/29…and Huntington NY on 7/30!

---Former Foreigner singer, Lou Gramm is also coming to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 6/16!  The rest of Gramm’s itinerary in our area has been previously announced and includes…Willamsport PA on 5/26…Altoona PA on 5/27…and Batavia NY on 7/7!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Janet Jackson has finally rescheduled all of those tour dates she cancelled because she was pregnant with her first child…and granted it was a good excuse, but now her child is more than a few months old so tour dates have been booked and announced!  Here’s the breakdown…Toronto ON on 11/2…Buffalo NY on 11/4…Boston MA on 11/5…Providence RI on 11/7…Manchester NH on 11/8…Atlantic City NJ on 11/10…Bethlehem PA on 11/11…Philadelphia PA on 11/13…Brooklyn NY on 11/15…Washington DC on 11/16…Baltimore MD on 11/18…Newark  NJ on 11/19…and Pittsburgh PA on PA!  Whew!

---Another R&B act hitting the road this summer is J. Cole who will play seven dates in the confines of our greater region…two nights in Toronto ON on 7/28 & 7/29…NYC on 8/1…Boston MA on 8/4…Uniondale NY on 8/5…Baltimore MD on 8/6…and Washington DC on 8/8!

---Linkin Park are going on a major Summer tour to push their new album, “One More Light,” due out on 5/19…with plenty of dates in our greater region, including…Mansfield MA on 7/27…Camden NJ on 8/1…Bristow NJ on 8/2…Uncasville CT on 8/5…Toronto ON on 8/8…Montreal QC on 8/10!  Machine Gun Kelly is also on the bill!

---Kendrick Lamar is bringing one of the biggest hip hop tours of the Summer to fans across the country!  The bill includes Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. and will impact our greater region in…Philadelphia PA on 719…Brooklyn NY on 7/20 & 7/23…Washington DC on 7/21…Boston MA on 7/22…and Toronto ON on 7/25!  Chances are that more dates will be added so stay tuned!

---Halsey, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Charli XCX are heading out on a huge tour that will bring them to at least nine nearby venues in our greater area this Fall…Uncasville CT on 9/29…Montreal QC on 10/3…Toronto ON on 10/4…Boston MA on 10/6…Philadelphia PA On 10/7…Washington DC on 10/9…Pittsburgh PA on 10/10…Brooklyn NY on 10/13…and Newark NJ on 10/14!

---Former One Direction star, Harry Styles has booked his first solo tour around the world, 29 dates so far, to support his debut self-titled album coming out this month…NYC on 9/28…Boston MA on 9/30…Washington DC on 10/1…Toronto ON on 10/4…and Upper Darby (philly) PA on 10/5!

---The Cranberries are back and apparently starting over playing a small venue tour of America in 2017…NYC on 9/16…Washington DC on 9/18…Philadelphia PA on 9/20…Boston MA on 9/21…Montreal QC on 9/23…and Toronto ON on 9/24!

---Buster Poindexter, really David Johansen of the New York Dolls, has booked a three night residency over the Summer at the City Winery in Manhattan…Saturday 6/17…Saturday 7/8…and Saturday 8/12!

---Janie Lane may be gone, but Warrant tours on…teaming with Firehouse for a few dates in our region…Waterloo NY on 6/9…and Amityville NY on 7/7!

---70’s country singer, Charlie Pride, is mounting a 22-date tour spread out thru November and it will bring him to a few venues in our region…Kingston ON on 5/15…and Lancaster PA on 9/10!

---The War On Drugs has announced a world tour that includes only four dates in our region so far…Philadelphia PA on 9/21…NYC on 9/22…Boston MA on 9/23…and Toronto ON on 10/21!

---Adrenaline Mob (the other band, for late Twisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero) returns with a new drummer and a tour that will keep them on the road until the end of July…Poughkeepsie NY on 6/16…NYC on 6/17…Haverhill MA on 6/18…Pittsburgh PA on 6/20…Webster NY on 6/21…Baltimore MD on 7/20…Easton PA on 7/21…and Clifton NJ on 7/22!

---Evan Dando, lead singer of The Lemonheads, is doing a small tour of the World this spring, including the UK, Australia, New Zealand and seven dates in America, including…Somerville MA on 6/22…Philadelphia PA on 6/23…and NYC on 6/24!

---Michelle Shocked has booked a three night residency spread out over three months at the City Winery in NYC…on 6/26, 7/31 and 8/21!

---Creedence Clearwater Revisited, which boasts two former members of Creedence Clearwater Revival (doug & stu), have finally added a show in our area…Philadelphia PA on 6/30!

---No Steely Dan tour in 2017 as Donald Fagen & The Nightflyers have booked a 26 date world tour that includes just two dates so far in our region…two nights in Port Chester NY on 8/3 & 8/4!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The Golden Boys tour has returned for a one-off…Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell will play the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia PA on 7/21!

---Paula Cole has booked a one-off in NYC On 6/19!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Saliva adds Haverhill MA on 6/22!

---Tegan And Sara add Buffalo NY on 7/29!

---The Stephen Stills/ Judy Collins tour adds…Red Bank NJ on 8/16…New Haven CT on 8/17…Greensburg PA on 8/18…Great Barrington MA on 8/21…and Morristown NJ on 8/23!

---Alt-right rocker, Ted Nugent takes on NYC on 8/8…not to mention Hampton Beach NH on 8/9…Jim Thorpe PA on 8/15…Huntington NY 8/16!  Good luck!

---New Found Glory adds Wilmington DE on 7/18…Patchogue NY on 7/13…Lancaster PA on 7/14…and Clifton Park (near Albany) on 7/15!

---Boz Scaggs adds Pittsburgh PA on 7/16!

---Gin Blossoms add South Park (Pittsburgh) PA on 7/21!

---70’s funk band, Con Funk Shun, adds Pittsburgh PA on 7/30!

---The Outlaws add South Park (Pittsburgh) PA on 8/11!

---Rusted Root adds Pittsburgh PA on 9/3!

---The Cowsills and Gary Puckett & the Union Gap add Greensburg PA on 11/11, after the Happy Together Tour!

---80’s R&B band, Tony! Toni! Tone’! add Wilmington DE on 6/3!

---L.A. Runs add Reading PA on 7/30!

---Gary Puckett & the Union Gap add a solo show in Sellersville PA on 2/17!

---Mayday Parade add NYC on 5/11!

---Bell Biv DeVoe, SWV and En Vogue add NYC on 6/2!

---XXXTENTACION adds NYC on 6/26!

---David Cook of American Idol fame, adds NYC on 7/10!

---Toad The Wet Sprocket add Boston MA on 7/21…and NYC on 7/23!

---Bluesman Sonny Landreth adds Washington DC on 7/22…and NYC on 7/26!

---The Doobie Brothers and Chicago have changed their 7/29 show from Bristow VA to NYC at Citi Field!

---Asleep At The Wheel add Glenside PA on 7/15!   They’re also scheduled for Syracuse NY on 6/10!

---War adds West Windsor NJ 8/5!

---King’s X, who have only booked three dates in all of 2017, have added a fourth that falls in our region…NYC on 7/14!

---NRBQ adds South Park PA on 7/14!

---Shemekia Copeland adds Camden NJ on 6/12!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Adrenaline Mob (8)

---Albert Cummings (7)

---Asleep At The Wheel (1)

---Bell Biv DeVoe/ SWV/ En Vogue (1)

---Boz Scaggs (1)

---Charlie Pride (2)

---Con Funk Shun (1)

---Creedence Clearwater Revisited (1)

---David Cook (1)

---Donald Fagen & The Nightflyers (2)

---Evan Dando (3)

---Fuel/ Dishwalla/ Marcy Playground (4)

---Gary Puckett & the Union Gap (1)

---Gin Blossoms (1)

---Harry Styles (5)

---Janet Jackson (13)

---Kendrick Lamar/ Travis Scott/ D.R.A.M. (6)

---King’s X (1)

---L.A. Guns (1)

---Lou Gramm (1)

---Mayday Parade (1)

---New Found Glory (4)

---NRBQ (1)

---Paula Cole (1)

---Rusted Root (1)

---Saliva (1)

---Shemekia Copeland (1)

---Sonny Landreth (2)

---Stephen Stills/ Judy Collins (5)

---Ted Nugent (4)

---Tegan And Sara (1)

---The Cowsills/ Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (1)

---The Cranberries (6)

---The Outlaws (1)

---The War On Drugs (4)

---Toad The Wet Sprocket (2)

---Tony! Toni! Tone’! (1)

---War (1)

---Warrant/ Firehouse (2)

---XXXTENTACION (1)

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

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Music News for 042916:

---Led Zeppelin tribute band, Get The Led Out are already booking for 2018 and once again, will visit State Theatre in Ithaca NY next Winter on 1/27/18!  Other shows added on the bands next leg include…Worcester MA on 11/9…Port Chester NY on 11/11…New Brunswick NJ on 11/22…a three  night stand in Harrisburg PA on 11/30, 12/1 & 12/2…Wayne  NJ on 12/16/17…Reading PA on 2/16/18…and Collingswood NJ on 4/13/18!

---The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, featuring the lead singer of the Black Crowes, Chris Robinson…has announced that they’ll play a show at The Haunt in Ithaca NY on Thursday 8/24…and that’s not all!  The CRB has also announced that they’ll also play Portsmouth NH on 8/15…Wakefield RI on 8/17…Boston MA on 8/19…Holyoke MA on 8/20…Pittsburgh PA on 8/22…State College PA on 8/23…Woodstock NY on 8/25…and Washington DC on 8/26, in addition to the previously announced Niagara Falls NY on 11/10! 

---The Mac is back!  Paul McCartney has added another leg to his 2017 “One on One” tour and it will not only include four stops in our greater region…but one in our local region as the former Beatle books the Carrier Dome in Syracuse NY on 9/23!  Other stops include…Newark NJ on 9/11…NYC on 9/15…Brooklyn NY on 9/19…and Uniondale NY on 9/26!   The dates are spread out too…and not just because he’s old and needs to recover between shows…expecting additional dates to be added!

---90’s alt-swing band, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies will play the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning NY…in 2018!  A national concert site claims they’re already booked for 4/27 next year…they also announced a show in Camden NJ this year, on 7/4!  …but I’m still not convinced that it’s not a show for this year that was just announced late.  We’ll see.

---Dark Star Orchestra has not only confirmed that they’ll play the Peach Festival in Scranton PA (Day #2 on Friday) on 8/11…but also Hampton Beach NH on 7/28…Hyannis MA on 7/30…Utica NY on 8/1…Rochester NY on 8/4…Jay VT on 8/5…Washington DC on 8/9…Pittsburgh PA on 8/10…Asbury Park NJ on 8/12…and two nights in Dewey Beach DE on 8/14 & 8/15!

---Tim Reynolds (…of the Dave Matthews Band)  and TR3 will play the Center For The Arts in Homer NY on 7/7 as part of a tiny eight date tour that also includes…Pawling NY on 7/5…Rochester NY on 7/6…Johnstown PA on 7/8…and Mayville NY on 7/9!

---NYS Fair News: the fair has confirmed both Southern Rockers, the Marshall Tucker Band for Tuesday August 29th @ 2pm FREE on The Court…and 80’s pop singer, Taylor Dayne, Wednesday August 30th FREE on The Court @ 2pm!  Take an umbrella and sunscreen, just in case and enjoy!

---Peter Cetera of Chicago fame is set to play College Misericordia in Dallas PA (just north of wilkes-barre pa) as part of a ten-date tour…he’ll also play one more date in our regional coverage area…Lincoln RI on 6/30!

---The Melvins and Spotlights have announced a huge tour that will come into our area at least a few times, including a few stops in our local area…Syracuse NY at The Westcott Theatre on 8/1…and regional stops in…Pittsburgh PA on on 7/31…Boston MA on 8/2…NYC on 8/3…Philadelphia PA on 8/4…Asbury Park NJ on 8/5…Baltimore MD on 8/6!

---Staten Island native and Binghamton University grad, Ingrid Michaelson just announced the release of a new 5-song EP called, “Alter Egos,” will be coming out on 5/12!  It’s available for preorder now and features a ton of guest stars, including Tegan And Sara, Sara Bareilles, AJR, Lucius and John Paul White.

---Robin & Linda Williams and Garrison Keillor coming to the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 12/2!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Fall Out Boy are booking for Fall 2017 with a 20-date trek across the country and five shows in our greater region…Toronto ON on 10/25…Boston MA on 10/27…Brooklyn NY on 10/28…Philadelphia PA on 10/29…and Fairfax (washington dc) VA on 10/29!

---Sammy Hagar (the red rocker) and the Circle have announced a small tour that will bring them into our greater region, beginning in June with two shows at the Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls ON on Wed 6/21 & Thu 6/22!

---Disney channel pop star, Sabrina Carpenter is taking her singing career on the road in a major way with a 32-date tour across America, including…Pittsburgh PA on 8/16…Hershey PA on 8/19…Boston MA on 8/20…Montclair NJ on 8/22…Timonium MD on 8/26…and Toronto ON on 8/27!

---The Cult will take an abbreviated 17-date tour this Spring, before they join The Who in South America, and five of these spring dates will be in our greater region…Baltimore MD on 5/3…Atlantic City NJ on 5/6…New Haven CT on 5/7…New Bedford MA on 5/9…and Brooklyn NY on 5/10!

---The Parliament-Funkadelic fanbase has gotta be happy…George Clinton & P-Funk have announced their Summer 2017 touring schedule and they’ll have plenty of stops within our greater region, including…Ardmore PA on 6/8…Rochester NY on 6/9…Beverly MA on 6/10…Queens Village NY on 6/11…State College PA on 6/23…and Hamden CT on 7/7!

---Fleetwood Mac may be only appearing at the Classic West/ Classic East concerts this year, but Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie will an extra 14 dates as a duo!  The even have an album coming out on 6/9!  See the pair at least four times in our greater region…Vienna VA on 6/26…Boston MA on 6/28…Philadelphia PA on 6/30…and Toronto ON on 7/5!  Since there are not shows planned for either NYC or LA one wonders if some of their new songs will also be addressed during the Class West/ Classic East shows?  If not more dates may be added.

---Hip hop star, Lil Uzi Vert has announced a huge Summer tour with stops within our regional area…Rochester NY on 5/13…Washington PA on 6/10…Wallingford CT on 6/11…two nights in Huntington NY on 6/12 & 6/14…Montclair NJ on 6/13…Clifton Park NY on 6/15…and Montreal QC on 8/5!

---Earth Wind & Fire follow up their appearance at the Classic West/ Classic East festival with an east coast tour with Chic ft. Nile Rodgers and it’s coming into our greater regional area…Philadelphia PA on 8/1…Newark NJ on 8/4…Boston MA on 8/5…NYC on 8/7…Washington DC on 8/9…Pittsburgh PA on 8/10…Buffalo NY on 8/11…and Toronto ON on 8/13!

---Graham Nash, formerly of The Hollies and CSNY, has posted a dozen dates across America, and most of them fall into our coverage region…Norfolk CT on 7/11…Plymouth NH on 7/12…Montclair NJ on 7/14…Truro MA on 7/17…Edgartown MA on 7/18…Lowell MA on 7/21…Port Washington NY on 7/22…Ocean City NJ on 7/24…Gettysburg PA on 7/25…and Schwenksville PA on 8/19!

---There’s another retro that celebrates music from the 80’s…the Retro America tour has been announced and includes some vintage pop artists like Billy Ocean, Starship ft. Mickey Thomas, Martha Davis & the Motels, Taylor Dayne and Naked Eyes!  The Retro America is coming to several cities in our greater region in July and August…Uncasville CT on 7/26…Staten Island NY on 7/28…Rochester NY on 7/29…Lancaster PA on 7/30…Westbury NY on 8/3…and Bowie MD on 8/4!

---Another alt-swing band, Reel Big Fish, has also announced a major US tour this week and it will impact our regional area no less than eight times…Silver Spring MD on 6/17…Philadelphia PA on 6/20…Westerly RI on 6/21…Hampton NH on 6/22…Hartford CT on 6/24…Asbury Park NJ on 6/25…Huntington NY on 6/27…and Franklinville NY on 6/30!  Also on the bill are The Expendables, The Queers and Tunnel Vision!

---Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull are adding another leg on their joint tour, including adding a second night in NYC on 7/1…then an entire new leg that will bring the tour thru Newark NJ on 10/10…Boston MA on 10/12…Philadelphia PA on 10/13…and Toronto ON on 10/14!

---Revered singer/ songwriter/ producer, former member of Rockpile and solo artist Nick Lowe has booked a three night residency at the City Winery in Manhattan on 6/9, 6/10 and 6/11, then a night in Sellersville PA on 6/12 and a performance at the Clearwater/ Great Hudson River Revival Festival on 6/17!

---The Roots Picnic has been confirmed for the Festival Pier in Philadelphia PA on 6/3 and the line-up has been announced!  It includes Pharrell, The Roots (of course), Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Black Thought, Thundercat, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, James Vincent McMorrow, Khalid, DJ Spinna, PnB Rock and more! 

---Bill Medley is keeping the Righteous Brothers alive with a new singing partner, Bucky Heard!  Medley and Heard are already playing shows in Vegas, and now they’re starting to book in the rest of the country, including the Events Center at The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 7/8…and two nights in Niagara Falls ON on 7/13 & 7/14 at Fallsview Casino!

---Collective Soul are touring with Our Lady Peace and Tonic, but so far the package tour has only two bookings in our greater region…Baltimore MD on 6/28…and Buffalo NY on 6/29!

---60’s icon Lulu has announced a tiny five-date tour…and amazingly all five shows fall into our region…Pawling NY on 5/28…Sellersville PA on 5/31…Asbury Park NJ on 6/1…Shirley MA on 6/2…and Alexandria VA on 6/3!

---Sevendust has announced a couple (literally) tour stops for 2017…all except a previously announced festival are within our region…Baltimore MD on 6/21…Sayreville NJ on 6/22…and Philadelphia PA on 6/23! 

---John Popper of Blues Traveler has announced a few solo dates…Pawling NY on 9/17…Plymouth NH on 9/21…and Beverly MA on 9/22!  These dates will come during a month long period where Blues Traveler is off the road.

---Speaking of which, Blues Traveler also announced dates this week and their new itinerary includes…Ridgefield CT on 10/11…Philadelphia PA on 10/13…and Silver Spring MD on 10/14!

---Mark Lanegan, of Screaming Trees, Mad Season and Queens Of The Stone Age is taking an eleven date trip across the country this summer, including stops in…Washington DC on 8/16…Philadelphia PA on 8/17…NYC on 8/18…and Boston MA on 8/19!

---The Church is open for worship, or at least a good time confirming an eight date tour, but only two in our area…Ardmore PA on 7/7…and Pawling NY on 7/8!

---a few new Shawn Mullins dates trickle out…Fairfield CT on 6/12…and NYC on 6/14!

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---Commander Cody’s only show in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic?  5/6 in Pawling NY!  Otherwise it’s on a cruise next year or on one night in Michigan!

---Method Man & Redman add their only show east of the Mississippi in 2017…in Philadelphia PA on 6/29 with Raekwon and Cappadonna!

---Live Nation is putting on a one-day festival on 5/2 at Irving Plaza in NYC to promote their one-week long $20 dollar concert ticket promotion!  The bill includes Foreigner, Daughtry, Nickelback and Jason Aldean, so it’s pretty bland, but if that’s what you like…

---The National have booked a one-off in Queens NY at Forest Hills Stadium on 10/6!

---OMG!  Lee Rocker, formerly of the Stray Cats has booked a one-off in Pawling NY on 6/25!  Where has he been all this time?

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Rik Emmett (formerly of Triumph) adds NYC on 9/7…and Albany NY on 9/8!

---Steve Forbert adds Warwick NY on 5/29!

---Gary Lewis & the Playboys add North Tonawanda NY on 12/9!

---The Johnny Winter All-Star Band ft. Paul Nelson adds Philadelphia PA on 9/9!

---Feist adds a third night in NYC on 6/12!

---Billy Joel adds his 45th show at MSG in NYC on 9/30!

---Don McLean adds Riverhead NY on 7/22…Londonderry NH on 8/26…and Peekskill NY on 9/15!

---A.J. Croce (jim’s son) adds Philadelphia PA on 8/19!

---Oleta Adams adds South Orange NJ in 2018 on 5/11…and Port Washington NY on 5/12/18!

---Beach Boys add Cohasset MA on 8/11…Hyannis MA on 8/13…Great Barrington MA on 8/15…NYC on 8/17…Jim Thorpe PA on 8/18…and Chautauqua NY on 8/26!

---Gorillaz added NYC on 4/25! Hope you didn’t miss it.

---Alabama Shakes adds Albany NY on 8/1…Shelburne VT on 8/2…and Boston MA on 8/4!

---Sting adds Lenox MA on 8/29…and Saratoga Springs NY on 8/30!

---Diana Ross adds Lenox MA on 8/30!

---Firefall adds Pawling NY on 5/14!

---The Smithereens add Pawling NY on 5/27!

---Moreland & Arbuckle finally add some dates in our area…Concord NH on 6/4…New Bedford MA on 6/6…Tarrytown NY on 6/7…and Stamford CT on 6/18!

---Rick Derringer adds Pawling NY on 6/9!

---Gary U.S. Bonds adds NYC on 6/6!

---Robert Cray adds NYC on 6/9!

---The Zombies ft. Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent add Ridgefield CT on 5/8…Boston MA on 5/9…Northampton 5/10…Englewood NJ on 7/14…and Hartford CT on 7/15!  Some of these shows will be make-up shows for earlier postponements!

---Needtobreathe add Centre Hall PA on 7/21…Washington DC on 10/5…Washington DC on 12/2…Boston MA on 12/2…Glenside PA on 12/4…and NYC on 12/5!

---The touring version of The Wailers add Pawling NY on 6/17!

---The Fabulous Thunderbirds ft. Kim Wilson adds Pawling NY on 7/23!

---Badfinger ft. Joey Molland (…and local drummer Mike Ricciardi)…also adds Pawling NY on 7/2!

---The Devon Allman Band also adds Pawling NY on 8/17!

---Surf music legend, Dick Dale adds Pawling NY on 8/23!

---Jimmy Vaughan adds Pawling NY (…between shows on the Clapton tour)…on 9/9!

---Pierce The Veil moves their show in Lancaster PA on 5/2 from the Lancaster County Convention Center to Freedom Hall!

---Old Crow Medicine Show adds Sunbury PA on 8/26!

---Right wing fanatic (a hell of a guitar player, but be prepared for a politically charged show and crowd) Ted Nugent adds Greensburg PA on 8/20!

---Cracker adds Bordentown NJ on 6/10!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---A.J. Croce (1)

---Alabama Shakes (3)

---Badfinger ft. Joey Molland (1)

---Beach Boys (6)

---Billy Joel (1)

---Blues Traveler (3)

---Collective Soul/ Our Lady Peace/ Tonic (2)

---Commander Cody (1)

---Cracker (1)

---Dark Star Orchestra (10)

---Devon Allman Band (1)

---Diana Ross (1)

---Don McLean (3)

---Earth Wind & Fire/ Chic (8)

---Enrique Iglesias/ Pitbull (5)

---Fall Out Boy (5)

---Feist (1)

---Firefall (1)

---Gary Lewis & the Playboys (1)

---Gary U.S. Bonds (1)

---George Clinton & P-Funk (5)

---Get The Led Out (10)

---Gorillaz (1)

---Graham Nash (10)

---Jimmy Vaughan (1)

---John Popper (3)

---Johnny Winter All-Star Band ft. Paul Nelson (1)

---Lee Rocker (1)

---Lil Uzi Vert (8)

---Lindsey Buckingham/ Christine McVie (4)

---Lulu (5)

---Mark Lanegan (4)

---Moreland & Arbuckle (4)

---Needtobreathe (6)

---Nick Lowe (4)

---Old Crow Medicine Show (1)

---Oleta Adams (2)

---Pierce The Veil (1)

---Peter Cetera (2)

---Reel Big Fish/ The Queers/ The Expendables/ Tunnel Vision (8)

---Retro America w/ Billy Ocean/ Starship/ The Motels/ Taylor Dayne/ Naked Eyes (6)

---Rick Derringer (1)

---Rik Emmett (2)

---Robert Cray Band (1)

---Robin & Linda Williams/ Garrison Keillor (1)

---Sabrina Carpenter (6)

---Sammy Hagar & The Circle (2)

---Sevendust (3)

---Shawn Mullins (2)

---Steve Forbert (1)

---Sting (2)

---Ted Nugent (1)

---The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (9)

---The Church (2)

---The Cult (5)

---The National (1)

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

---The Righteous Brothers w/ Bill Medley and Bucky Heard (3)

---The Smithereens (1)

---The Wailers (1)

---The Zombies (5)

---Tim Reynolds & TR3 (5)

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

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Music News for 042217:

[note: this weeks report is slightly shorter due to Spring Break.]

---In a heavy metal, mega-coup for Big Flats, NY…Megadeth will kick off their North American tour at Tags on Friday June 23rd with a deep four act bill, including…Meshuggah, Tesseract and Lillake!  The tour will also hit some other major cities across the northeast and Mid-Atlantic…Boston MA on 6/25…Philadelphia PA on 6/27…Silver Spring MD on 6/29…and Pittsburgh PA on 7/11!  No word yet on when tickets will go on sale or what the pricing model will be so stay tuned!  Don’t forget Megadeth is coming around again in September warming-up for The Scorpions!

---Dates for the annual four-day long Grassroots Festival in nearby Trumansburg NY have been confirmed!  The festival is set to begin on Thursday July 20th at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds and will run thru Sunday July 23rd!  So far only Las Cafeteras have been scheduled for Friday July 21st though we expect a few more bands to be added…a few dozen that is!

---The line-up for this years moe.down xvi has been announced!  The primary line-up will include moe., Blackberry Smoke, Fishbone, Railroad Earth, Ryan Montbleau, Twiddle and Al and the TransAmericans.  The secondary line-up features Floodwood, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Kung Fu, Mike Dillon Band ft. Jim Loughlin, Mister F, Organ Freeman, Ripe, The Black River, The Hip Abduction and Wild Adriatic!  The annual festival, which boasts seven sets of moe. is set for the weekend of June 30th thru July 2nd and will again take place at Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin NY!

---Johnson City’s Fred Coury, who became nationally famous during his tenure in Cinderella back in the late 80’s and early 90’s…is one of the guest drummers filling for Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger as recovers from heart surgery!  He made an appearance with the band last week in Waterloo NY!  Very cool!

---Congrats to Zarni de Wet and her hubby, Evan, who just bought a house in suburban Nashville! The couple originally settled in Seattle, but have since had to uproot to Austin TX and now to the “Music City.”

---At our publishing deadline came word of a fatal shooting at  what is being called an after hours club, but what actually appears to be a house party, on Orton Avenue in Binghamton NY on 4/22.  There are a few basic details highlighted in broadcast reports.  Just click on this link to find out more: http://www.wicz.com/story/35218684/binghamton-man-dead-after-being-shot-multiple-times

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Diana Ross has announced an ambitious 2017 touring schedule, beginning next week with a six-night stand in NYC at the New York City Center, from 4/24-26, then 4/28-30!  Also on the agenda…Vienna VA on 7/25…Boston MA on 7/27…and Philadelphia PA on 7/29…in addition to the previously announced Niagara Falls NY on 9/1…and of course, even though it’s still not on some national websites we already know that Ross will be playing the Anderson Center at Binghamton University on 7/26!

---Damon Albarn’s (of Blur) animated modern rock group, Gorillaz is taking their new album, Humanz (due on 4/28) out on the road this summer with stops in our greater region including…Toronto ON on 7/10…Boston MA on 7/12…Philadelphia PA on 7/13…and Columbia MD on 7/17!

---B.o.B. has confirmed a huge American tour that will put him on the road from early June thru mid-July, but far too few stops in the northeast…Pittsburgh PA on 6/10…Amityville NY on 6/11…NYC on 6/12!

---Arlo Guthrie has announced  a new leg of tour dates that will take him into August 2017…Fairfield CT on 6/17…Bethlehem PA on 7/23…Truro MA on 7/27…Woonsocket RI on 7/29…and Lancaster PA on 7/5!

---Hellyeah has added a Summer leg to their 2017 tour that includes a few dates in our greater region…Niagara Falls NY on 7/21…Stroudsburg PA on 7/22…Poughkeepsie NY on 7/25…and NYC on 7/26!  Avatar will open!

---R, Kelly has announced a ten-date tour that smaller styled venues in suburban areas…Salisbury MD on 5/14…Westbury NY on 5/18…Pittsburgh PA on 5/20…Oxon Hill MD on 5/21…Wallingford CT on 6/23 and Jamaica NY on 6/25!

---Bleachers have announced a small tour in support of their second album, “Gone Now,” due in stores on 6/2!  See them in…Cambridge MA on 6/20…Rochester NY on 6/21…and Baltimore MD on 6/23!

---Aaron Lewis, of Staind, continues to dumb down his modern metal message with his solo country tour which announced a new round of dates this week, including…Bethlehem PA on 5/26…Atlantic City NJ on 5/27…and Hampton Beach NH on 7/20!

---Particle has booked a two shot stop in NYC at The Cutting Room on 7/21 & 7/22!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys has booked a one-shot show for Brooklyn NY on 5/12 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg!

---Donnie Iris & the Cruisers come out of retirement for a one-off in their hometown, Pittsburgh PA at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale PA! 

---The Flaming Lips just announced tour dates for Fall of 2017 with Mac DeMarco, but only one is anywhere near us…Niagara Falls NY on 9/20 at Rapids Theatre!

---Buffy Sainte-Marie adds NYC on 7/9!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---BoDeans add Albany NY on 5/13!

---Twiztid adds Saratoga Springs NY on 5/13!

---Big Head Todd & the Monsters add Albany NY on 5/18!

---Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. & the M.G.’s) adds North Adams MA on 7/22!

---Drive-By Truckers add Albany NY on 7/25!

---Steve Forbert adds Piermont NY on 10/15!

---Johnny Winter’s All Star Band ft. Paul Nelson adds Columbia PA on 5/20!

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy adds Warrendale PA on 6/28!

---Sonny Landreth adds Philadelphia PA on 7/20!

---Mavis Staples adds NYC on 6/3!

---The Isley Brothers add Brooklyn NY on 6/18!

---Missio adds Brooklyn NY on 6/23!

---Devon Allman Band adds Asbury Park NJ on 7/6!

---L.A. Guns add Worcester MA on 7/28…and Garwood NJ on 7/29!

---Jefferson Starship adds Johnstown PA on 8/5…and Brookville NY on 11/10!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Aaron Lewis (3)

---Arlo Guthrie (5)

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (1)

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

---Bleachers (3)

---B.o.B. (3)

---BoDeans (1)

---Booker T. Jones (1)

---Buffy Sainte-Marie (1)

---Dan Auerbach (1)

---Devon Allman Band (1)

---Diana Ross (9)

---Donnie Iris & the Cruisers (1)

---Drive-By Truckers (1)

---Hellyeah/ Avatar (4)

---Jefferson Starship (2)

---Johnny Winter All-Star Band ft. Paul Nelson (1)

---L.A. Guns (2)

---Mavis Staples (1)

---Megadeth/ Meshuggah/ Tesseract/ Lillake (5)

---Missio (1)

---Particle (2)

---R. Kelly (6)

---Sonny Landreth (1)

---Steve Forbert (1)

---The Isley Brothers (1)

---The Flaming Lips/ Mac DeMarco (1)

---Twiztid/ G-Mo Skee/ Young Wicked/ Gorilla Voltage (1)

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

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Music News for 041517:

---Local nationally touring folk-rockers, Driftwood expanded their upcoming regional tour to include some Summer dates, including one with local impact…they’ll play The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 4/29, as well as…Vienna VA on 7/13…plus other shows that will take them further into Virginia and West Virginia and outside of our regional area…Mount Salon VA on 7/14…and Thomas WV on 7/15!

---Add Alvin Youngblood Hart to the roster of musicians performing at the Chenango Blues Festival at the Chenango County Fairgrounds in Norwich NY on Day #2 of the fest, Saturday 8/19!  The annual Blues Festival has yet to announce any acts for the first night, so stay tuned!

---. 38 Special has announced Summer tour dates that include a local stop at Tioga Downs in Nichols NY on 7/1!  Also confirmed are…Vernon NY on 6/30…and Lewiston NY (near buffalo ny) on 8/1!

---Add The Shins to the growing list of artists playing the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown NY in 2017!  The punk rockers will play there on Saturday June 17th, as well as…Niagara Falls NY on 7/11…Burlington VT on 7/30…Pittsburgh PA on 8/1…and Boston MA on 8/2!

---On top of the X Ambassadors curated Cayuga Sound Festival on Friday (9/22) and Saturday (9/23), which has so far confirmed the X Ambassadors themselves on night #1…with k.flay and Margaret Glaspy for night #2, so far (other bands like The Roots are yet to be scheduled)…the festival has also sanctioned at least two official “After-Parties” for the first night of the fest…at both The Dock and The Haunt!  No word yet who will be playing at these After Parties, but we’ll keep an eye open to finding out.

---Marco Benevento has announced both regional and local shows in our greater region, including…Wilkes-Barre PA, at the River Street Jazz Café, on 6/16…Interlaken NY at Americana Vineyards Wineyard on 6/17…Cambridge MA on 9/15…Philadelphia PA on 10/20…and Washington DC on 10/21!

---Finally starting to see musicians and bands assigned to their specific nights at the Peach Festival…so far, The Hip Abduction and Gov’t Mule have been put on night #1 (8/10), My Morning Jacket and The Magpie Salute on night #2 (8/11), Widespread Panic on night #3 (8/12) and both Widespread Panic and Joe Bonamassa on night #4 (8/13)!  Expect more announcements to come!  The Peach is the annual festival curated by the Allman Brothers Band at Montage Mountain in Scranton PA!

---Willie Nelson’s “Outlaw Music Festival” is coming to the Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 7/16!  The festival which Nelson is taking on the road this year for the first time, will feature a rotating cast of additional bands!  On this particular stop the bill will fill out with My Morning Jacket, Sheryl Crow and Margo Price!  The festival originated in Scranton PA at Montage Mountain last year, but was a stand alone festival only, like the Allman Brothers Peach Festival.

---Rising Alternative band, Lake Street Dive, will play at the Beak & Skiff in La Fayette NY (near Syracuse) on Tuesday 6/6 and they’ve announced some other new dates as well…Bethlehem PA on 6/13…Shelburne VT on 6/16…Gettysburg PA on 7/11…and Port Chester NY on 7/29!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Lots of Yes news this past week, all from the aftermath of the iconic prog-rock bands induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame…ARW, has changed their name to Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman plus they’ve announced additional dates…in Port Chester NY on 9/21…and Albany NY on 10/5!

---Kansas has announced a new series of concert dates that will keep them on the road thru December and include a few more dates within our region…Atlantic City NJ on 5/26…Bethlehem PA on 5/27…and Waterloo NY on 5/28!

---DNCE has announced an eight date tour that impacts our greater region, with some last minute dates in our region…Brooklyn NY on 4/12…Brookville NY on 4/13…Philadelphia PA on 4/20…Wantagh NY on 6/16!

---Cracker who already had an abbreviated six-show schedule announce another six shows this week…four of which fall into our greater region…Sellersville PA on 6/6…Fairfield CT on 6/7…Harrisburg PA on 6/9…and Vienna VA on 6/13!

---Blue October have confirmed their 2017 North American tour and posted a massive amount of dates (36) that take the band from late April thru the end of August with several stops in our region, including…Rochester NY on 6/7…Niagara Falls NY on 6/8…and NYC on 6/9, but expect more shows to be added as several key markets have still not been announced!

---Parkway Drive are picking up some US dates following their European tour, this month!  See them in…Clifton Park NY on 6/22…Lancaster PA on 6/24…Huntington NY on 6/25…and Philadelphia PA on 6/26!

---The Dead Daisies (featuring John Corabi of motley crue and Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake and Dio) have booked some regional stops for their 2017 tour that includes…Toronto ON on 8/12…Asbury Park NJ on 8/16…NYC on 8/17…Baltimore MD on 8/18!

---Donavon Frankenreiter will be spending a lot of time in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic this Summer, with more than a dozen stops within our greater region…two  nights in Wildwood NJ on 8/2 & 8/3…Ardmore PA on 8/4…Amanagansett NY on 8/7…NYC on 8/9…Fairfield CT on 8/10…Killington VT on 8/12…Nantucket MA on 8/13…two nights in Wellfleet MA on 8/14 & 8/15…Brooklyn NY on 8/16…Salisbury MA on 8/17…Asbury Park NJ on 8/18…North Stonington CT on 8/20…Dewey Beach DE on 8/21…and Washington DC on 8/24!

---Aimee Mann has added a second leg that will bring her back to our region on her 2017 tour, so if you missed her in April, check her out in June on…South Orange NJ on 6/19…Port Washington NY on 6/20…Alexandria VA on 6/23…Tarrytown NY on 6/24…Westhampton Beach NY on 6/25…Providence RI on 6/29…and Portsmouth NH on 6/30!

---Rock instrumentalist, Eric Johnson is expanding his late Spring tour for 2017, including…Cohoes NY on 5/22…Rochester NY on 5/23…Montreal QC on 5/26…State College PA on 5/30…Sellersville PA on 6/5…and Alexandria VA on 6/6!

---The Struts have finally added a weeklong run of shows that are not tied to any festivals!  See them in…Niagara Falls NY on 5/18…Baltimore MD on 519…and Dewey Beach DE on 5/21!

---Kurt Vile has announced a tiny late Spring/ early Summer tour with only a handful of dates total…just a few in our region…Portsmouth NH on 6/21…Providence RI on 6/22…and Rockville Centre NY on 6/23!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---John Oates, of Hall & Oates, has booked a one-off at The Cutting Room in NYC on 4/19!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! adds Lewiston NY on 6/27!

---Los Lobos are added to the Clearwater Festival/ Great Hudson River Revival Festival on 6/17!

---Christopher Cross adds New Hope PA on 5/16!

---The ”I Love The 90’s Tour” adds Kingston ON on 9/8!

---Saving Abel adds Harrisburg PA on 6/22!

---Grand Funk Railroad adds Washington PA on 6/3…and Ellicottville NY on 7/2!

---Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles (who is touring with REO Speedwagon and Styx) adds a solo show in Greensburg PA on 8/6!

---Speaking of Gov’t Mule, they’ve added Boston MA on 8/11…and Pittsburgh PA on 8/13!

---Buddy Guy adds Albany NY on 8/15!

---Slick Rick adds Queens Village NY on 7/7!

---Richie Kotzen adds Lancaster PA on 5/10!

---Ja Rule adds Stroudsburg PA on 7/20!

---Three Dog Night adds Waterloo NY on 6/10…NYC on 6/22…Hyannis MA (with America) on 8/16…Cohasset MA (also with America) on Riverhead NY on 8/18…Stratton VT on 8/19…and Ridgefield CT on 10/15!

---Big Head Todd & the Monsters add Jay VT on 7/15…Philadelphia PA on 9/17…and Greenwich CT on 9/22!

---Micky Dolenz of The Monkees adds Riverhead NY on 6/2…Newton NJ on 6/3…and Old Saybrook CT on 6/4!

---Rik Emmett, formerly of Triumph, adds Sellersville PA on 6/9…Buffalo NY on 7/14…and a second night in Londonderry NH on 12/8!

---Simple Plan adds Saint Catherines ON on 9/15…Toronto ON on 9/16…and Montreal QC on 9/18!

---French duo, Air adds Boston MA on 6/5…and Washington DC on 6/6!

---Sickness forced The Zombies to cancel three shows in Ridgefield, CT, Boston and Northampton, MA…so far only the show in Ridgefield CT has been rescheduled for 5/8!  The other two are supposed to also be rescheduled in May.

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---.38 Special (3)

---Aimee Mann (7)

---Air (2)

---Big Head Todd & the Monsters (3)

---Blue October (3)

---Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! (1)

---Buddy Guy (1)

---Christopher Cross (1)

---Cracker (4)

---DNCE (4)

---Don Felder (1)

---Donavon Frankenreiter (16)

---Driftwood (2)

---Eric Johnson (6)

---Gov’t Mule (2)

---Grand Funk Railroad (2)

---I Love The 90’s Tour (1)

---Ja Rule (1)

---John Oates (1)

---Kansas (3)

---Kurt Vile (3)

---Lake Street Dive (5)

---Marco Benevento (4)

---Micky Dolenz (3)

---Parkway Drive (4)

---Richie Kotzen (1)

---Rik Emmett (3)

---Saving Abel (1)

---Simple Plan (3)

---Slick Rick (1)

---The Dead Daisies (4)

---The Struts (3)

---Three Dog Night (4)

---Three Dog Night/ America (2)

---Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman (2)

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

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Music News for 040817:

---Next To Kin’s debut album seems to officially be called “Kin-dergarten” according to recent facebook posts.  The band have already booked a CD release party on 5/5 at the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY!

---M.E. grad and sister to local singing star Ayana D, Taina Asili (who now lives in the Albany area), has announced her Spring 2017 tour!  Asili, in a newsletter sent our to those who signed up on her website said, “Familia, I am currently on the road to NYC and am so excited about the rest of our upcoming spring shows along the East Coast. Please check out our website and share any events that might be in your area. We are also currently booking for the fall. Let us know if you want to bring us to your town!”

April 8 - Camaradas El Barrio, New York, NY 
April 21 - SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY 
April 21 - Atomic Tom’s, Binghamton, NY 
April 28 - SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
April 29 - Mass College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA 
May 5 - Break The Chains, Boston, MA 
May 6 - Columbus Theater, Providence, RI 
June 3 - The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, NY 
June 10 - Black & Latino Pride Fest, Albany, NY

Asili is still enjoying the afterglow of some positive coverage of her recent protest anthem on the Rolling Stone magazine website!  If you missed the coverage here’s the link: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/hear-taina-asilis-anti-trump-song-no-es-mi-presidente-w470953  

---Bright Eyes mastermind, Conor Oberst is expanding his solo tour beyond the end of July and one of the new dates on his itinerary is the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 9/12!  Other stops on the next leg of the Oberst tour include…Brooklyn NY on 7/20…Boston MA on 7/21…Clifton Park NY on 7/22…Portsmouth NH on 7/23…Washington DC on 7/26…Camden NJ on 7/28…Toronto ON on 9/13…Buffalo NY on 9/14…and Pittsburgh PA on 9/15!

---Famed blues guitarist, Joe Bonamassa is coming to nearby Ithaca!  Bonamassa will make a stop at the State Theatre on Thursday November 16th…and he’ll also play several other dates on this new Fall 2017 tour leg, including a three night stand in NYC on 9/20, 9/21 and 9/23 at the Beacon Theatre, plus…Burlington VT on 11/14…Springfield MA on 11/17…Philadelphia PA on 11/18…Montreal QC on 11/20…and Hamilton ON on 11/22!

---Foster The People (remember “Pumped Up Kicks”?) are coming to The Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown NY on 6/10!  FTP have also planned stops in…Pittsburgh PA on 6/4…New Haven CT on 6/6…Providence RI on 6/7…and Camden NJ on 6/11!

---Bryan Adams is coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena @ Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre PA on 6/13…he’s added a few other shows as well…Philadelphia PA on 6/10…Baltimore MD on 6/11!

---Two more big names have been added to the Mountain Jam line-up for 2017!  Gary Clark Jr. will play two nights, Friday 6/16 and Saturday 6/17!  Clark has also added 14 other shows to his itinerary, including three region stops…Toronto ON on 6/13…Hampton Beach VT on 8/25…and Asbury Park NJ on 8/26!

---Rising modern rockers, The Revivalists have also been added to night #1!  The three day, two-night annual festival is set for Friday June 16th thru Sunday 6/18 at the Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in Hunter NY! 

---The Great Blue Heron Music Festival is now scheduling artists for it’s 2017 festival, set for Sherman NY and will run on Friday June 30th thru Sunday July 2nd!  Western Centuries will play on Saturday night, July 1st, with Jim Lauderdale and The Suitcase Junket set for Sunday, Jul7 2nd.  Still to be placed are Donna The Buffalo, The Sim Redmond Band and Rusted Root!

---Did anyone else see Black Apple Currents, Victor Lay on the John Burns Real Estate show this weekend?  Lay was conducting a showing of some of his artwork.  Well done btw!  If you missed it, the segment was posted to YouTube!  Here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1N0-pOoBh0&feature=share

---The New York State Fair in Syracuse NY announced this week, that Gary Puckett & the Union Gap will be joining Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone to play a FREE show on The Court on 8/28…the only question is whether the two bands will be paired together for one show or split up during the course of the day! 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---On the eve of their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Yes have announced a nearly 20 date North American tour, mostly with fellow prog-rocker, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy and Todd Rundgren, and they’ll play plenty of dates within our greater region…Baltimore MD on 8/7…Upper Darby PA on 8/8…Mashantucket CT on 8/10…Brooklyn NY on 8/11…Holmdel NJ on 8/12…Greensburg PA on 8/16…and a solo show in Niagara Falls NY on 10/7!  Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy will also play a solo show on an off-night following the tour on 10/8!

---Revered 70’s punk-rockers, X, return for a 15-date jaunt across the country…Buffalo NY on 9/17…Boston MA on 9/20…NYC on 9/21…Philadelphia PA on 9/22…Falls Church VA on 9/23…and Pittsburgh PA on 9/25!

---Kiss, who are playing Europe starting next month, may be coming back to America later on this year after booking a few dates this week…and one in our region…Niagara Falls NY on 8/19!  Cross your fingers, because we could get more!

---Feist returns in 2017 with a 28-date world that will visit our greater region at least a few times…Toronto ON on 4/27…two nights in Cambridge MA on 6/1 & 6/2…Toronto ON on 6/4…Washington DC on 6/7…and two nights in NYC on 6/10 & 6/11!

---Former Mott The Hoople singer, Ian Hunter has launched a 12-date Spring tour that features a lot of shows in our region…Bay Shore NY on 5/6…New Hope PA on 5/7…Warrendale PA on 5/17…Asbury Park NJ on 5/19…Fairfield CT on 5/20…Norfolk CT on 6/2…and two nights in NYC on 6/3 & 6/4!

---Otep has booked a late Spring tour and it is set to impact our region starting in June…Easton PA on 6/9…Falls Church VA on 6/10…Baltimore MD on 6/11…NYC on 6/12…Amityville NY on 6/13…Stanhope NJ on 6/14…New Haven CT on 6/15…Rochester NY on 6/16…and the previously announced date in Pittsburgh PA on 6/20!

---Reggae singer, Maxi-Priest, has announced a small ten-date leg on his 2017 tour that includes…Washington DC on 8/9…NYC on 8/10…Woodstock NY on 8/11…and Wellfleet MA on 8/16!

---Blues musician Jim Lauderdale will take to the road in late Spring/ early Summer, including…Washington DC on 5/17…Philadelphia PA on 5/19…Montclair NJ on 5/21…NYC on 6/30…and in Sherman NY on 7/2 at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival!

---The Charlie Daniels Band is coming back around this summer, as they expand their Spring tour into the Summer…Plattsburgh NY on 7/19…Lowville NY on 721…Jim Thorpe PA on 9/22…and Amesbury MA on 9/23!

---Violent Femmes with Echo & the Bunnymen will play an 18-date Summer tour that includes stops in…Philadelphia PA on 7/11…Brooklyln NY on 7/12…Asbury Park NJ on 7/14…Boston MA on 7/15…and Pittsburgh PA on 717!

---Alternative band, Jr. Jr. (formerly Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.) have announced a seven-date mini-tour that includes a few regional stops…NYC on 5/5…and New Paltz NY on 5/6!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Ok, here’s the strangest one-shot show I’ve had in awhile…a Violent Femmes cover band (apparently) called the Violin Femmes ft. the Bella Electric Strings and also on the bill, R&B stars Guy, En Vogue and SWV…and they’re playing at the Seneca Niagara Resort in Niagara Falls NY!

---Paul Revere’s Raiders will play what is so far a one-shot in Ridgefield CT on 10/14!

---Bleacher’s will play a one-off on 4/25 in NYC at The Studio @ Webster Hall!

---Colin Hay plays an apparent one-off in Ridgefield CT on 8/13!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Marshall Crenshaw adds Albany NY on 5/13!

---Diana Krall adds Poughkeepsie on 6/11!

---Fastball adds Pawling NY on 7/30!

---The Strumbella’s add Pittsburgh PA on 11/2!

---Brian McKnight adds Bethlehem PA on 5/11…and Englewood NJ on 5/14!

---Skid Row adds NYC on 11/8…and Huntington NY on 11/9!

---Air Supply adds Mount Pocono PA on 4/8…and Lynn MA on 8/18!

---Meat Puppets add Washington DC on 5/14!

---Yngwie Malmsteen adds Montreal QC on 5/16…and Buffalo NY on 5/18!!

---Diana Ross adds Niagara Falls NY on 9/1!  Ross has already announced that she’s coming to Binghamton University on 7/26!

---John Mayall add Cohoes NY on 6/6…Shirley MA on 6/7…and Peekskill NY on 6/10!

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes add South Salem MA on 5/6…NYC on 5/12…and Collingswood NJ on 10/21!

---The Zombies ft. Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent add Ridgefield CT on 5/8!

---Father John Misty adds a second night in Toronto ON on 5/5…Brooklyn NY on 5/11…plus, Boston MA on 9/13…Port Chester NY on 9/14…Philadelphia PA on 9/15…and Toronto ON on 9/18!

---Howard Jones adds East Greenwich RI on 10/19…Peekskill NY on 10/20…Fairfield CT on 10/21…and Londonderry NH on 10/22!

---Darlene Love adds Ridgefield CT on 11/18!

---Big Mean Sound Machine adds Brooklyln NY on 4/14!

---Chevelle adds a second night in NYC on 7/12!

---David Lindley adds Greenwich CT on 4/8…and Peekskill NY on 4/28!

---Former Motley Crue lead singer, Vince Neil adds onto his solo tour…Englewood NJ on 6/22…and Atlantic City NJ on 6/23!

---The Yardbirds have added Atlantic City NJ on 7/7…and NYC on 7/8!

---Dragonforce adds NYC on 7/20!

---The Temptations & The Four Tops just keep on rolling…Newark NJ on 10/6!

---Toad The Wet Sprocket add Ridgefield CT on 7/20!

---Pat Benatar adds Ridgefield CT on 7/25!

---The Alarm adds 5 dates following their stint on the Warped Tour…Wellfleet MA on 7/19…Londonderry NH on 7/20…Somerville MA on 7/21…NYC on 7/22…Sellersville PA on 7/23!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Air Supply (2)

---Big Mean Sound Machine (1)

---Brian McKnight (2)

---Bryan Adams (3)

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (1)

---Charlie Daniels Band (4)

---Chevelle/ Dinosaur Pile-Up (1)

---Colin Hay (1)

---Conor Oberst (10)

---Darlene Love (1)

---David Lindley (2)

---Diana Krall (1)

---Diana Ross (1)

---Dragonforce (1)

---Fastball (1)

---Father John Misty (6)

---Feist (7)

---Foster The People (5)

---Gary Clark Jr. (3)

---Great Blue Heron Music Festival (3)

---Howard Jones (4)

---Ian Hunter (8)

---Jim Lauderdale (4)

---Joe Bonamassa (9)

---John Mayall (3)

---Jr. Jr. (1)

---Kiss (1)

---Marshall Crenshaw (1)

---Maxi-Priest (4)

---Meat Puppets (1)

---Otep (8)

---Pat Benatar (1)

---Paul Revere Raider’s (1)

---Skid Row (2)

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (3)

---The Alarm (5)

---The Strumbella’s (1)

---The Temptations/ The Four Tops (1)

---The Yardbirds (2)

---Toad The Wet Sprocket (1)

---Vince Neil (2)

---Violin Femmes ft. Bella Electric Strings/ Guy/ En Vogue/ SWV (1)

---Violent Femmes/ Echo & te Bunnymen (5)

---X (6)

---Yes (1)

---Yes/ Todd Rundgren/ Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (7)

---Yngwie Malmsteen (2)

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

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Music News for 040117:

---X-Ambassadors are giving back to their native city!  The band that is 75% made up of Ithaca natives, may have moved away, but they have not forgotten from where they came! They have announced that they will establish and curate a new annual, Ithaca music festival, Cayuga Sound Festival!  The festival is set for September 22nd thru 23rd and will feature X Ambassadors, The Roots, k.flay, the Knocks, Jukebox The Ghost, Crush Club, Margaret Glaspy, Sammus, Izzy True, Tei Shi, Imperials, Savoir Adore and Stone Cold Miracle at Stewart Park on the Southeast shore of Cayuga Lake!  Tickets go on sale on 3/30 @ 10am!  General admission tickets will be $59.50!  VIP tickets are set for $209.50!  For more jump on their website, www.cayugasoundfestival.com

---Ithaca’s Big Mean Sound Machine have announced the release date for their new album with a facebook post: “Our new album, “Runnin' for the Ghost,” drops Friday April 7th on Peace & Rhythm and Blank Slate Records! Pre-Order your copy at the links below today! All pre-orders receive an instant download of the first single "Seeing the Bigger Picture" and a digital copy of the album on release day.

iTunes: http://bit.ly/RunninfortheGhost
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2o9J6QT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2oqpdV6
Big Mean Store (CD / Vinyl / Merch): http://bit.ly/BigMeanStore

---Just heard that Nick D’Virgilio is rejoining Spocks Beard for their next album…not sure what that means for his project The Fringe, his project with local guitar wizard, Randy McStineThe Fringe just played on the recent “Cruise To The Edge” where also played with Spocks Beard!  There’s even a picture of the performance posted on McStine’s facebook page!  Here’s a link for that: #theta360

Reaching out to McStine he stated that D’Virgilio’s reunion with Spocks Beard shouldn’t effect The Fringe, “We have written some new material in various stages, so it's a matter of seeing what we have and proceeding from there.”  As most McStine fans know, the singer/ guitarist/ songwriter also released a solo album recently called, “Blank,” which you can hear here: https://randymcstine.bandcamp.com/album/blank

---A sure sign of Summer?  The return of Cans & Clams at the downtown Holiday Inn in Binghamton NY! The schedule of bands hasn’t been posted yet, although the days-to-be-scheduled has been confirmed, with the first one being on Friday, 5/26 thru Friday 9/1…the website for 2017 has gone up @ cansandclams.com  

---matchbox twenty and Counting Crows are coming to the Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 9/9 and some other regional cities, including…Saratoga Springs NY on 8/25…Camden NJ on 8/26…Hershey PA on 8/28…Holmdel NJ on 8/29…Wantagh NY on 8/31…Hartford CT on 9/2…Washington DC on 9/3…Toronto ON on 9/6…Boston MA on 9/8…Darien Center NY on 9/11…and Pittsburgh PA on 9/12!

---It was announced on Tuesday (3/28) that 3 Doors Down will play the opening day of the new 13-day long NYS Fair in Syracuse on Wednesday August @ 8pm!  The performance will be free on The Court!  The NYS Fair used to be 12 days long, opening on a Thursday and closing on Labor Day!  Starting this year the fair will open on a Wednesday and be 13-days long!

---Dates for the 2017 moe.down have been set for Friday 6/30 thru Sunday 7/2 at the Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin NY!  The annual moe. festival has already announced bands for two of the three nights…The Hip Abduction will join them on night #1, on 6/30…Railroad Earth will help them close out the fest on night #3, 7/2!

---Already rumors are swirling in Watkins Glen NY that Phish will return to the International Raceway for a festival-styled event this summer!  Cross your fingers!

---Congrats to Jeff Howell, who landed a couple of sweet gigs playing bass with Johnny Winter’s guitarist, Paul Nelson and his band!  Both shows take place in New England…in Bridgeport CT on 3/31…and Woonsocket RI on 4/1!

---Professional singer/ songwriter, Zarni de Wet, was back in her old stomping grounds last week as she went back to Johnson City High School and took in the school production of “Cats!”  as well as walk her old school hallways, see her old locker and the music department room where she learned much of her craft!  We’re getting sentimental just thinking about it.  De Wet is now a songwriter for a Nashville based record label.

---Looks like the Foghat date set for Tags maybe in Big Flats NY on 6/2 may be part of a larger show, including George Thorogood and Molly Hatchet!  Details coming…

---Condolences to local musician, Chad Dean, who lost his 93-year-old Grandmother on 3/22.  Keeping the entire Dean family in our thoughts as they mourn.

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Art of Anarchy, the rock supergroup formerly fronted by the late Scott Weiland, and now featuring Scott Stapp of Creed, is taking to the road, but they’ve only announced four dates…three of which are in the Midwest, and one in our greater region…Amityville NY on Long Island at the Revolution Bar & Music Hall on Monday 4/3!  I know, that’s a quick turnaround right? Get there if you can.

---Hank Williams Jr. is touring in 2017, and aside from some solo leading dates up to July 4th…the rest of his summer schedule will be warming up for Lynyrd Skynyrd!  That’s right Skynyrd and Hank together!  Southern rockers are totally drooling over this, as well they should!  Dates inside of our greater region, so far include…Camden NJ on 8/19…Wantagh NY on 8/25…hopefully, with more to come!

---Apocalyptica are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album with a small 22-date tour across America!  Don’t worry, the tour will make a few stops inside of our region…Washington DC on 9/9…NYC on 9/11…Boston MA on 9/12…Montreal QC on 9/13…and Toronto ON on 9/14!

---R&B Singer, Maxwell has finally confirmed his tour dates and he’ll play at least four shows on his 18-date tour in our greater region…Atlantic City NJ on 5/28…Newark NJ on 6/8…Mashantucket CT on 6/9…and Uniondale NY on 6/10!

---Former Eagles drummer and singer, Don Henley has announced some late Spring/ early Summer dates, only eight, but half of them are within a days drive…Boston MA on 6/6…Washington DC on 6/8…Bethlehem PA on 6/10…and Toronto ON on 6/13!

---LCD Soundsystem have confirmed a five night residency at Brooklyn Steel in NYC for next week!  The five-night stand begins on April 6th and continues on 4/7, 4/8…takes a night off and then comes back for two more on 4/10 and 4/11!

---The Doors famed lead guitarist, Robby Kreiger, is going on a Spring solo tour that will bring him to fans in…Shirley MA on 4/19…Greensburg PA on 4/21…Newton NJ on 4/22…and Ardmore PA on 4/23, and that’s in addition to the earlier leaked…NYC on 4/16!

---The 2017 Greenwich CT Town Party has a big line-up with two superstar headliners, Steely Dan and Alabama Shakes!  Also on the bill is the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Carolyn Wonderland!  The festival is set for Saturday May 27th at Baldwin Park Pavilion!

---Beloved southern rockers, The Outlaws, have announced Spring and Summer dates for 2017 and they’ll be spending a lot of time in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast…Red Bank NJ on 4/20…Jim Thorpe PA, with the Atlanta Rhythm Section, on 4/21…Irwin PA on 4/22…Columbia MD on 4/30…Augusta NJ on 6/25…Norfolk CT on 6/30…Clearfield PA on 8/4…and Peekskill NY on 8/12!

---Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull hit the road together in June to support Pitbull’s new album, “Climate Change,” and they’ll be in our greater region for a few stops…NYC on 6/30…Montreal QC on 7/5…and Toronto ON on 7/6!

---Reknowned guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteen has announced Spring 2017 tour dates…the famed, former Alcatraz guitarist, will play…Sayreville NJ on 5/5…Falls Church VA on 5/6…NYC on 5/10…Newton NJ on 5/11…Greensburg PA on 5/12…Poughkeepsie NY on 5/13…Hartford CT on 5/14…and Montreal QC on 5/16!

---Phoenix has announced the rest of their tour, after initially announcing their appearance at the Governor’s Ball festival in NYC on 6/3…you can also see them in Philadelphia PA on 6/2…and Toronto ON on 6/4!

---Bela Fleck & the Flectones have announced just a very few new shows for 2017 with Chick Corea warming-up…Albany NY on 8/5…and Kennett Square PA on 8/9!  They’re also booked to make an appearance at the Newport Jazz Fest in Newport RI on 8/4!

---Eric Johnson has announced a new set of dates!  Check out the rock instrumentalist at…Buffalo NY on 5/21…Toronto ON on 5/25…NYC on 5/31…Hartford CT on 6/1…Fairfield CT on 6/2…and Shirley MA on 6/3!

---The subject of the documentary, “Searching For Sugarman,” Rodriguez, the Hispanic guitarist who was supposed to be the next Bob Dylan, is back on the road this fall!  It’s nice to see him cashing in, even a little bit, on his renewed popularity!  New dates include…Munhall PA on 9/13…Toronto ON on 9/15…Tarrytown NY on 9/21…and Bridgeport CT on 9/23!

---Old 97’s have announced a second set of Spring dates, bolstering a meager schedule that was previously booked…new dates include, Northampton MA on 5/1…Philadelphia PA on 5/2…Asbury Park NJ on 5/3…NYC on 5/6…York PA on 5/7…and Dewey Beach DE on 6/18!

---Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band will tour again in 2017, but so far just a few dates for us…Morristown NJ on 11/14…NYC on 11/15…and Newark NJ on 11/16!

---Great line-up for the Bourbon Street Blues Fest in Stanhope NJ on 5/20 & 5/21!  Headliners are Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Robert Cray!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Barry Manilow will headline the Concert For America at the Town Hall in NYC on 4/18!  Also on the bill, Vanessa Williams, Lisa Lampanelli and LaChanze!

---Otep has booked a one-off festival style show in Pittsburgh PA on 6/20 at the Diesel Club with The Convalescence and The World Over.

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Saving Abel adds Amityville NY on 6/23…and Tower City PA on 7/29!

---L.A. Guns adds Warrendale PA on 8/5!

---Huey Lewis & the News adds Red Bank NJ on 6/23…and Webster MA on 6/24!

---Billy Joel adds MSG Residency show #44 for 8/21!

---Weezer has been added to the Firefly fest in Dover DE on 6/16…and Allston MA on 5/28!

---Ed Sheeran is sure cashing in…adding second nights in Toronto ON on 7/8…Philadelphia PA on 7/12…Washington DC on 9/20…Boston MA on 9/23…and a third night in NYC on 10/1!

---Don McLean adds Englewood NJ on 6/24…and Jim Thorpe on 8/25!

---Finally at the end of his long world tour, Sting comes back to America for a few dates…Bethel NY on 9/1…Boston MA on 9/2…and Atlantic City NJ on 9/3!

---Shinedown adds Waterloo NY on 7/21!

---Santana adds Columbia MD on 8/15…and Verona NY on 8/16!

---Jack Russell’s Great White adds Buffalo NY on 5/11…and Poughkeepsie NY on 5/12!

---Melissa Etheridge adds Peekskill NY on 4/29…Alexandria VA on 5/3…Hanover MD on 6/15…and Lenox MA on 9/3!

---All That Remains adds Pittsburgh PA on 5/8…Baltimore MD on 5/23…and Lancaster PA on 5/24!

---Wilco adds Pittsburgh PA on 6/8!

---Robert Cray Band adds two shows to a very limited schedule…Plymouth NH on 5/28…and Glenside PA on 6/2!

---Toad The Wet Sprocket adds Glenside PA, so far their only show in our greater region in 2017 and one of only two shows overall, on 7/22!

---America adds Glenside PA on 10/21!

---Tegan And Sara add NYC on 6/24!

---Oleta Adams adds NYC on 11/3…and Alexandria VA on 11/5!

---Mr. Big adds Newton NJ on 6/7…Uncasville CT on 6/9…and NYC on 6/10!

---Ian Anderson adds Red Bank NJ on 11/1…Mashantucket CT on 11/4…and Baltimore MD on 11/5!

---Shawn Mendes adds Brooklyn NY on 8/16…and Newark NJ on 8/17!

---The Fabulous Thunderbirds ft. Kim Wilson add Plymouth NH on 6/2…and NYC on 7/20!

---Edwin McCain adds NYC on 6/9!

----The Revivalists add Toronto ON on 6/14…Atlantic City NJ on 6/17…NYC on 8/10…Asbury Park NJ on 8/11…and two in Nantucket MA on 8/15 & 8/16!  Hmmm…I once knew a band in Nantucket

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---All That Remains (3)

---America (1)

---Apocalyptica (5)

---Art Of Anarchy (1)

---Barry Manilow/ Vanessa Williams/ Lisa Lampanelli/ LaChanze (1)

---Bela Fleck & the Flecktones/ Chick Corea (2)

---Billy Joel (1)

---Don Henley (4)

---Don McLean (2)

---Ed Sheeran (5)

---Edwin McCain (1)

---Enrique Iglesias/ Pitbull (3)

---Eric Johnson (6)

---Huey Lewis & The News (2)

---Ian Anderson (3)

---Jack Russell’s Great White (2)

---Kenny Wayne Shepherd (1)

---L.A. Guns (1)

---Lynyrd Skynyrd/ Hank Williams Jr. (2)

---matchbox twenty/ Counting Crows (12)

---Maxwell (4)

---Melissa Etheridge (4)

---Miss May I/ Upon A Burning Body/ Kublai Khan/ Currents (11)

---moe.down (3)

---Mr. Big (3)

---Old 97’s (6)

---Oleta Adams (2)

---Otep/ The Convalescence/ The World Over (3)

---Phoenix (2)

---Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band (3)

---Robby Krieger (5)

---Robert Cray (1)

---Robert Cray Band (2)

---Rodriguez (4)

---Santana (2)

---Saving Abel (2)

---Shawn Mendes (2)

---Shinedown (1)

---Steely Dan/ Alabama Shakes/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band/ Carolyn Wonderland (1)

---Sting (3)

---Tegan And Sara (1)

---The Fabulous Thunderbirds ft. Kim Wilson (2)

---The Outlaws (8)

---The Revivalists (6)

---Toad The Wet Sprocket (1)

---Weezer (1)

---Wilco (1)

---Yngwie Malmsteen (8)

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

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Music News for 032517:

---There was no warning, just a sign posted on the door that Zona & Company Grill were closed and could not accept deliveries.  The downtown Binghamton bar, that is just across Hawley Street from Binghamton University student housing seemed like a sure thing, but was it competition from other nearby Brew pubs and a lack of downtown parking since the demise of the Hawley Street Parking Ramp that may have taken the club down…rumored internal discord between the pubs owners?  Published reports indicate that the venue is up for sale, so perhaps that’s an indication.  Stay tuned.

---Congrats to RaiBred, who made the Sweet 16 in NYS Music’s own brand of March Madness!  The Battle-of-the-bands style competition has seen the field narrow, with the jam band, the only remaining local band still in the competition!  Others include Mister F, Funktional Flow, Folkfaces, Sly Fox & The Hustlers, The Other Brothers, The New Daze, Lord Electro, Teddy Midnight, Intrepid Travelers, Space Carnival, Let’s Be Leonard, Talking Underwater, Annie In The Water, Candy Ambulance, and Ampevene!  Follow the competition at http://nysmusic.com/2017/03/16/round-2-of-nys-musics-march-madness

---Next To Kin is a week away from their “goal” deadline on KickStarter.com and still hoping for more support, in light of the fact that they have indeed already met their funding target!  Ryan Cirbass posted this on facebook about the project: “We are less than two weeks away from our "goal" deadline! This Next to Kin album is going to be candy to your ears! Please help us reach our fundraising goal by using the link below to purchase a copy of our new album (click the "back this project" button)! I will forever be grateful for your support!” https://www.kickstarter.com/…/3…/next-to-kin-makes-an-album…

---Foghat has booked Tags Summer Stage in Big Flats for Friday 6/2!  The band has already confirmed shows in Wilkes-Barre PA on 4/13…Gettysburg PA on 7/7…Harrington DE on 7/22…and Saratoga Springs NY on 8/13! 

---Rising alternative band, Dawes has added Ithaca NY to their Fall itinerary…they’ll play the State Theatre on Sunday September 17th!  The rest of their Summer and Fall tour has already been announced with stops planned in Baltimore MD on 6/13…NYC (Brooklyn) NY on 6/14…Port Chester NY on 6/16…Canandaigua NY (with Elvis Costello) on 6/17…Montreal QC on (for the Osheaga Fest) 8/4…and Northampton MA on 9/15!

---Rock and Rolls poet laureate, Bob Dylan is coming to Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 6/25, and that’s just part of his larger North American tour, which also includes…three nights in Port Chester NY on 6/13, 6/14 and 6/15…Wallingford CT on 6/18…Providence RI on 6/21…Kingston NY on 6/24…Kingston ON on 6/27…Montreal QC on 6/30…and Toronto ON on 7/5!

---One of the last remaining blues legends, Walter Trout, is coming to Syracuse NY!  Trout will play the Marriott Hotel on Wednesday 7/5, as well as…Sellersville PA on 7/6…Old Saybrook CT on 7/7…Fall River MA on 7/8…and Pawling NY on 7/9!

---Frostbit Blue to be getting inducted into the Oswego County Music Hall of Fame on August 13th!  The ceremony will be marked by a Frostbit Blue concert as well!  For those that don’t know, Frostbit Blue were formed at SUNY Oswego and have remained connected to that town ever since.

---Attention Rusted Root-a-holics, the most traveled band in the world, Rusted Root, has announced a show in Homer NY, near Cortland, on 6/1…as well as some other regional additions…Silver Spring MD on 3/29…East Greenwich RI on 4/27…Asbury Park NJ on 4/28…and Dewey Beach DE on 6/11…they also picked up appearances at the Lilac Festival in Rochester NY on 6/11…and the Southside Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem PA on 4/29!

---Country crossover artists, Lady Antebellum and Kelsea Ballerini will play a small festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton PA on 7/9!

---Living blues legend, Taj Mahal is coming to Wilkes-Barre PA on 8/10, with Keb’ Mo’!  The pair will play the Kirby Center, plus they’ll make more stops in our greater region, including…Washington DC on 8/9…Portsmouth NH on 8/16…Albany NY on 8/17…Hyannis MA on 8/18…and Cohasset MA on 8/19!  The tour even has a cute nickname…TajMo’!

---The Who will play the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center (these days referred to as CMAC) in Canandaigua NY on 7/16…and they’ve also announced two other regional dates…Oxon Hill MD (near Washington DC)…and Atlantic City NJ on 7/22!

---The line-up for the Warped Tour has been announced!  The annual tours full list of bands will include…After The Burial, Andy Black, Bad Cop/ Bad Cop, Barb Wire Dolls, Being As An Ocean, Blessthefall, Boston Manor, Candiria, CKY, Counterparts, Courage My Love, Creeper, Dance Gavin Dance, Emmure, Farewell Winters, Feeki, Fire From The Gods, Fit For A King, Gwar, Hands Like Houses, Hatebreed, Hawthorne Heights, Hundredth, I Prevail, Jule Vera, Knocked Loose, Memphis May Fire, Microwave, Movements, Neck Deep, New Years Day, Our Last Night, Silent Planet, Sonic Boom Box, Sworn In, Sylar, The Acacia Strain, Adolescents, Alestorm, American Authors, Attila, Bad Omens, Beartooth, Big D & The Kids Table, Futuristic, Municipal Waste, Sammy Adams, Save Ferris, Separations, Sick Of It All, Stick To Your Guns, Street Dogs, The Alarm, The Ataris, Watsky, The Gospel Youth, The White Noise, Too Close To Touch, Trophy Eyes, Twilight Creeps, War On Women, William Control and Valient Thorr!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---The Scorpions and Megadeth have joined forces to bring some heavy metal magic to America in late Summer/ early Fall 2017…Reading PA on 9/14…NYC on 9/16…Toronto ON on 9/22…and a solo show with The Scorpions only in Montreal QC on 9/19!  I know that both bands are aging, but that doesn’t stop me from wishing this tour could be longer and more extensive…still happy for what we got!

---Hip Hop superstar, rapper T.I. has booked a 28-date tour for Spring 2017 that includes…Washington DC on 5/4…Baltimore MD on 5/7…NYC on 5/8…Poughkeepsie NY on 5/12…and Providence RI on 5/13!

---Primus and Clutch have teamed-up for a Summer 2017 24-date tour of America, including…Rochester NY on 7/21…Lancaster PA on 7/22…Boston MA on 7/23…Burlington VT on 7/27…Asbury Park NJ on 7/28…Philadelphia PA on 7/29…and Pittsburgh PA on 7/30!

---Olivia Newton-John has booked a 20-date tour that covers America, Canada and the UK…thankfully there are a few stops in our greater region…Morristown NJ on 4/11…Lincoln RI on 4/14…Washington DC on 5/1…and two nights in Niagara Falls ON on 6/1 & 6/2!

---Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald (of the Doobie Brothers) are going out on tour together this summer and they’ve booked a number of amphitheatre style venues in our greater region…Lenox MA on 6/30…Cohasset MA on 7/1…Gilford NH on 7/2…Hyannis MA on 7/7…Atlantic City NJ on 7/8…and Ridgefield CT on 7/9!  Scaggs has also added some solo shows in our region…Lincoln RI on 7/14…and New Brunswick NJ on 7/15!

---Mickey Dolenz, drummer and singer for The Monkees has announced solo dates for Spring 2017…three nights in NYC at 54 Below on 3/24, 3/25 and 3/29…Easton MD on 4/20…York PA on 4/21…Sellersville PA on 4/23…and Greece NY on 7/4!

---Brian Setzer, best known for his work with The Stray Cats and The Brian Setzer Orchestra, is taking his latest project on the road…Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! will play these area’s in our greater region…Pittsburgh PA on 6/20…Lynn MA on 6/21…Lancaster PA on 6/23…Atlantic City NJ on 6/24…and Danbury CT on 6/25!

---Milky Chance has announced a massive world tour on the eve of the release of their latest album, “Blossom,” which appeared in stores for the first time on 3/17…the band has booked a few dates within the confines of our region…Buffalo NY on 8/9…two nights in Toronto ON on 8/10 & 8/11…then back in Pittsburgh PA on 10/12!

---Taking Back Sunday have announced Summer 2017 tour dates that include our greater region, starting with…NYC on 7/14…Boston MA on 7/16…Pittsburgh PA on 8/16…Utica NY on 8/18…and Buffalo NY on 8/19!  Also on the bill are Every Time I Die and All Get Out!

---Alison Moyet, formerly of the pop duo known as Yaz, is touring America in late Summer with shows set for…Washington DC on 9/11…Philadelphia PA on 9/12…Boston MA on 9/13…NYC on 9/15…and Toronto ON on 9/17! 

---Every Time I Die is taking a small package tour on the road this Spring…with ’68 and Wage War, coming soon to…Wilmington DE on 4/28…Baltimore MD on 5/8…and Erie PA on 5/9!

---The line-up for Philadelphia edition of The Roots Picnic has been announced!  The event will take place at Festival Pier on 6/3!

---Iconic musician, Hugh Masekela, has booked dates with Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya that will bring him around to NYC on 4/27, this year…and in 2018, in Brooklyn NY on 4/19…Toronto ON on 4/21…and Washington DC on 4/28!  Masekela doesn’t get out much, so if you’re a fan don’t miss these shows!

---O-Town is back on the road for the Summer of 2017, including…Halethorpe MD on 7/20…Ocean City NJ on 7/21…Fall River MA on 7/25…Salisbury MA on 7/26…Laconia NH on 7/28…Wantagh NY on 7/29…and Easton PA on 7/30!

---Up-and-coming alternative band, Bleeker has announced more dates on their Spring tour…South Burlington VT on 4/26…Lancaster PA on 4/29…Rochester NY on 4/30…Somerville MA on 5/1…Buffalo NY on 5/2…Philadelphia PA on 5/6…and Washington DC on 5/7!

---Judah & The Lion have booked a solo headlining tour following their Summer stint on the Incubus tour!  Look for them this Fall in…Buffalo NY on 10/19…and Washington DC on 10/22!

---Mike Love’s touring version of the Beach Boys has announced a Summer leg to their 2017 tour that includes…Hampton Beach NH on 8/10…and two nights in Ocean City NJ on 8/21 & 8/22…and Ocean City MD on 8/23!

---British punk-rockers, The Buzzcocks, will play only a handful of dates, just two of which are set for our greater region…NYC on 6/9…and Asbury Park NJ on 6/11!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Michelle Branch has announced a one-off on 4/7 in NYC at the Marlin Room in Webster Hall!

---Secondhand Serenade have booked a one-shot show in NYC on 10/11!

---Green Jelly has booked what appears to be a one-off package style show in Buffalo NY on 7/7 in Mohawk Place!  The rest of the bill includes Super Killer Robots, Aneya Marie and Inherent Vice!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Aaron Carter adds NYC on 4/23!

---Blue Oyster Cult adds Erie PA on 8/18…and King of Prussia PA on 9/29!

---Crack The Sky adds Sellersville PA on 5/26!

---Joan Osborne adds Sellersville PA on 5/21!

---Jethro Tull guitarist, Martin Barre adds Sellersville PA on 4/15!

---PnB Rock adds Schenectady NY on 3/23…Poughkeepsie NY on 3/24…and NYC on 4/9!

---Robert Randolph & the Family Band adds NYC on 4/26!

---Todd Rundgren adds North Tonawanda NY on 5/10…Tarrytown NY on 5/11…East Greenwich RI on 5/14!

---Kansas adds Buffalo NY on 11/24!

---3 Doors Down adds Rhinebeck NY on 8/22!

---Volbeat adds Sayreville NJ on 5/16!

---David Crosby adds Englewood NJ on 5/16!

---The Maine adds NYC on 4/27!

---Hot Tuna adds NYC on 4/14!

---Speaking of…Jorma Kaukonen (of Hot Tuna) also adds Westbury NY on 4/13!

---Chelsea Grin adds Toronto ON on 4/8…and NYC on 4/13!

---Phish adds Pittsburgh PA on 7/19!

---Rachel Sage adds Wilmington DE on 4/14!

---Plain White T’s add Chester PA on 6/10!

---Pentatonix, who have only booked a meager touring schedule so far this year, finally add some shows in our greater area…Allentown PA on 9/2…and Essex Junction VT on 9/3!

---The Buckinghams and Herman’s Hermits w/ Peter Noone add Morristown NJ on 8/1

---Toto has teamed-up with Pat Benatar for a show in NYC on 9/14, that will wrap their Summer tour!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---3 Doors Down (1)

---Aaron Carter (1)

---Alison Moyet (5)

---Beach Boys (4)

---Bleeker/ Beware Of Darkness/ Badflower (7)

---Blue Oyster Cult (2)

---Boz Scaggs (2)

---Boz Scaggs/ Michael McDonald (6)

---Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! (5)

---Chelsea Grin (2)

---Crack The Sky (1)

---David Crosby (1)

---Dawes (1)

---Every Time I Die/ ‘68/ Wage War (3)

---Green Jelly/ Super Killer Robots/ Aneya Marie/ Inherent Vice (1)

---High Masekela/ Abdullah Ibrahim/ Ekaya (4)

---Joan Osborne (1)

---Jorma Kaukonen (1)

---Judah & The Lion (2)

---Kansas (1)

---Martin Barre (1)

---Michelle Branch (1)

---Micky Dolenz (7)

---Milky Chance (4)

---O-Town (7)

---Olivia Newton-John (5)

---Pentatonix (2)

---Phish (1)

---Plain White T’s (1)

---PnB Rock (3)

---Primus/ Clutch (7)

---Rachel Sage (1)

---Robert Randolph & the Family Band (1)

---Rusted Root (5)

---Scorpions/ Megadeth (4)

---Secondhand Serenade (1)

---T.I. (5)

---Taj Mahal/ Keb’ Mo’ (6)

---Taking Back Sunday/ Every Time I Die/ All Get Out (5)

---The Buckinghams/ Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone (1)

---The Buzzcocks (2)

---The Maine (1)

---The Roots Picnic (1)

---The Who (3)

---Todd Rundgren (3)

---Toto/ Pat Benatar (1)

---Volbeat (1)

---Walter Trout Band (5)

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

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Music News for 031817:

---The Stephen Stills and Judy Collins tour have announced that they are coming to the Anderson Center at Binghamton University in Vestal NY on August 28th!  The tour had previously confirmed an itinerary that also includes…two nights in Alexandria VA on 8/11 & 8/12…Ridgefield CT on 8/14…Lowell MA on 8/20…Glenside PA on 8/25…and Westbury NY on 8/26!  Tickets go on sale at noon on 4/1!

---More on RaiFest the weekend music festival hosted and curated by local band, RaiBred on May 5th and 6th…it’s totally free, camping too is also free, alcohol is allowed, cans preferred…but little kids (under 13) are discouraged, due to insurance issues I’m sure.  Participating bands include: Home Brew, Poward, Astro Collective, The Goodfruits, Ultra Vibe and Honker. For even more RaiFest info click on this link: https://raibred.com/raifest-2017

---The Meat Puppets, who had the grunge-era hit, “Backwater,” and whose lesser known songs energized Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged episode…are coming to Ithaca as part of their “Tour Tour Two!”  The band will play The Haunt on 5/9…as well as several other regional dates…Brooklyn NY on 5/10…Boston MA on 5/12…Hamden CT on 5/13…and Washington DC on 5/14…and the previously announced shows in Philadelphia PA on 5/16…and Pittsburgh PA on 5/17!  This current line-up of the Meat Puppets includes mainstays Curt and Cris Kirkwood, with Doug Sahm’s son, Shandon on drums and Curt’s son, Elmo on guitar!

---Saliva will play the Blue Moon Sound Stage @ En Joie in Endicott on Saturday June 17th @ 6pm with a loaded local warm-up bill, featuring Dropclutch, Supermassive and Hating Amy!  The show is followed by an after party at DeGennaro’s in Endicott with Lithium Highway and (according to the poster…) your friends from Saliva.  There are only 250 tickets available for the after party and they’re only available at Joey’s Pizzeria in Endicott and Music City in Vestal!

---The Tranquil Bar & Bistro in Binghamton NY is closing!  The last day for the venue, which featured lots of local music, especially in the first few years after they opened, will be the wrap up of Binghamton Restaurant Week on April 2nd.  For more, click on this link: http://www.wicz.com/story/34760301/tranquil-bar-bistro-to-close

---Speaking of venues that have gone out of business, OnTheRoxx, on Upper Court Street in Binghamton NY, next to Nikko’s, is now a VFW Post!  The venue closed down earlier this year.

---Iconic regional metal band, The Rods hinted in a recent facebook post that they’d just had a band meeting and were excited about this years plans.  Perhaps we’re beginning to see why…The Cortland NY three-piece, whose line-up includes Ronnie James Dio’s cousin, David “Rock” Feinstein…has booked a show at the Marketplace Mall in Cortland NY on 7/21…and they’ll also play the Psycho Las Vegas fest in Las Vegas NV on 8/19!

---Chemung County said in a recent report filed by the Elmira Star Gazette that they are “optimistic” that they can keep First Arena operating while they “move forward” on a deal to sell the venue.  Previously it was reported that the Arena could close after the close of the Elmira Jackals hockey season in April.  For more click on this link: http://www.stargazette.com/story/news/local/2017/02/27/chemung-county-optimistic-first-arena-stay-open-elmira/98497096

---The “I Love The 90’s-The Party Continues Tour” is coming to Tags in Big Flats on August 26th!  The tour features an impressive bill, including TLC, Mark McGrath (…of Sugar Ray), Rob Base, All-4-One, C&C Music Factory and Snap!  The tour will also come to Essex Junction VT on 8/25…Gilford NH on 8/27…Camden NJ on 9/1…Uncasville CT on 9/2…and Vienna VA on 9/3!

---It’s March Madness time…how’s your brackets?  For some local bands, it’s a very real question as regional website NYSmusic.com has posted their Fourth Annual NYS Music March Madness style battle-of-the-bands competition!  RaiBred Castle Creek, Barroom Philosophers and Big Mean Sound Machine are local/ regional bands who have a stake in the competition, so go to this website and vote for them: http://nysmusic.com/2017/03/13/nys-music-march-madness-2017 and may the best band win!

---The New York State Fair has confirmed dates for the annual state fair in Syracuse NY!  This year’s fair will begin a day earlier than normal…on Wednesday August 23rd thru Monday (Labor Day) September 4th, for a total of thirteen days in all!  So far, only one musical act has been named, Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone will perform on Monday August 28th!

---Congrats to former KGB Freezone-In-The-Morning host, Jim Free, who landed at WAAL-FM in Binghamton NY on Wednesday March 1st.  Doug Mosher, who had been holding down Mornings on The WAAL since Big Wally moved to Z-93, has moved into the Operations position and the Midday shift on WHWK-FM that opened when longtime Hawk mainstay John Davidson was let go last month.

---Got a good laugh at McGirks snowstorm offer on Tuesday!  While most bars were closed due to the state of emergency brought on my Winter Storm Stella last Tuesday (3/14) The Chenango Bridge NY Irish pub posted this on facebook: “McGirks will be open today we are not encouraging any unnecessary travel, however if you do show up with snowshoes, skis or ice skates on you will get preferential seating.”  LOL guys. Nice touch.

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Perhaps the Festival of the year was confirmed this week…Classic East (as well as it’s left coast companion Classic West) will play Citi Field in NYC on 7/29 & 7/30 with a line-up that includes some classic rock superstars…The Eagles, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers on Day #1 (7/29)…and Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Earth Wind & Fire on Day #2 (7/30)!  The biggest questions, who will stand-in for the late Glenn Frey?  …and will this be The Eagles swan song?

---311 is back and heading out on the highway with Pittsburgh PA on 7/6…Hampton Beach NH on 7/7…Lewiston NY on 7/10…NYC on 7/11…Patchogue NY on 7/14…Asbury Park NJ on 7/15…Boston MA on 7/16…Philadelphia PA on 7/21…Hartford CT on 7/22…and two nights in Silver Spring MD on 7/24 & 7/25!  Also on the bill are New Politics and The Skints!

---The North Mississippi Allstars will tour in Spring 2017…the southern rockers, who boast original member, Luther Dickinson, (now a former member of The Black Crowes) among their number with his brother Cody…will be rocking Philadelphia PA on 5/10…NYC on 5/11…Cambridge MA on 5/12…Pawling NY on 5/13…Toronto ON on 5/15…and NYC again in 2018 on 2/3!

---Former Ramones bass player, and one of the last remaining members of the iconic American punk band, CJ Ramone will take his one-off tour date in NYC and expand it into a national tour!  See CJ play Ramones classics and solo songs in…Altoona PA on 4/15…Toronto ON on 5/13…Montreal QC on 5/14…South Burlington VT on 5/16…Cambridge MA on 5/17…Poughkeepsie NY on 5/18…Philadelphia PA on 5/19…and NYC on 5/20!

---My Morning Jacket have announced Summer 2017 dates, which are strangely limited to only about a dozen, plus some festival appearances…Shelburne VT on 7/12…Columbia MD on 7/14…North Adams MA on 8/12…and the previously announced show in Queens NY on 7/15!  Also the band will play a set at The Peach Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton PA on 8/11!

---Tool are back, but only for ten dates…five of which fall into our greater region…Fairfax VA (Washington dc) on 5/24…Rochester NY on 5/30…Hamilton ON on 5/31…Montreal QC on 6/2…and Pittsburgh PA on 6/5…as well as two festival dates in Allston MA (near Boston) on 5/28…and NYC on 6/4!

---Lucinda Williams is going back on tour ths Spring with a limited schedule including…two nights in Tarrytown NY on 5/4 & 5/5…Collingswood NJ on 5/6…Albany NY on 5/9…and Boston MA on 5/10!

---90’s pop/rockers, Barenaked Ladies have announced a 23-date Canadian tour that will include two cities barely within our greater region…Saint Catherines ON on 10/10…and Kingston ON on 10/14!

---Scott Stapp of Creed and Art of Anarchy, is undertaking a 13-date Spring tour that hits a few places nearby…York PA on 5/18…Peekskill NY on 5/21…and Woodbury NY on 5/22!

---Flogging Molly has announced an extensive Spring tour that included at least seven stops in our greater region…Silver Spring MD on 5/20…New Haven CT on 5/21…two nights in NYC on 5/23 & 5/24…Boston MA on 5/26…Montreal QC on 5/28…and Toronto ON on 5/30!

---Hinder has announced a tour that has at least a few stops in our greater region…Baltimore MD on 5/22…Wantagh NY on 5/23…Asbury Park NJ on 5/25…and Malone NY on 8/4 for the Franklin County Fair!  Nonpoint and Nine Shrines will warm-up!

---Before their tour with The Pixies, Cymbals Eat Guitars have booked some warm-up dates…Lancaster PA on 5/5…and Asbury Park NJ on 5/6!

---Rising alternative stars, The Revivalists will be passing thru the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic next week…Pittsburgh PA on 3/22…Baltimore MD on 3/23…Jim Thorpe PA on 3/24…and Port Chester NY on 3/25, with Atlas Road Crew warming-up!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Another sign of Summer being near?  …Buffalo’s Kerfuffle, which always herald’s the coming of Summer…this year includes Dashboard Confessional, Bob Moses, Franz Ferdinand, Future Islands, Grouplove, MISSIO, OK Go and Sir Sly!  The show will be outdoors at the Canalside venue on Saturday 6/17!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Twiztid adds Baltimore MD on 5/11…Hartford CT on 5/12…Laconia NH on 5/14…and Easton PA on 5/16!

---Paul Anka adds Staten Island NY on 5/13!

---Blood Sweat & Tears add Wilmington DE on 12/2!

---Chubby Checker adds Washington PA on 9/22…and Ocean City NJ on 12/31!

---Foghat adds Gettysburg PA on 7/7…Harrington DE on 7/22…and Saratoga Springs NY on 8/13!

---Gary Puckett & The Union Gap adds Alexandria VA on 7/17!

---Indigo Girls add Westhampton Beach NY on 4/28…and Pittsburgh PA on 5/7!

---Little Anthony & the Imperials add Washington PA on 7/22!

---The New Pornographers add Montreal QC on 7/23…and Pittsburgh PA on 7/26!

---Commander Cody adds Sellersville PA on 3/23!

---The Jayhawks add Montclair NJ on 4/22…Alexandria VA on 4/23…and Sellersville PA on 4/24!

---Joe Jackson adds Wilmington DE on 6/9!

---Kiefer Sutherland adds Asbury Park NJ on 5/27!

---Chicago adds the Bethlehem Musikfest Festival in Bethlehem PA on 8/5! 

---Fleet Foxes have added second nights in NYC on 8/2…and Toronto ON on 8/5!

---In addition to the NYS Fair, Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone, also add…Uncasville CT on 6/10…Topsfield MA on 10/4…Uncasville CT again on 11/24…Erie PA on 12/9…and they’ve also added to the bill with Gary Puckett & the Union Gap in Quakertown PA on 8/24!

---Ana Popovic adds Cohoes (near Albany) NY on 5/23!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---311/ New Politics/ The Skints (11)

---Ana Popovic (1)

---Arcadia (1)

---Barenaked Ladies (2)

---Blood Sweat & Tears (1)

---Chubby Checker & the Wildcats (2)

---Chicago (1)

---CJ Ramone (8)

---Commander Cody (1)

---Cymbals Eat Guitars (2)

---Eagles/ Steely Dan/ Doobie Brothers (1)

---Fleet Foxes (2)

---Fleetwood Mac/ Journey/ Earth Wind & Fire (1)

---Flogging Molly (7)

---Foghat (3)

---Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (1)

---Herman’s Hermits (4)

---Indigo Girls (2)

---Joe Jackson (1)

---Kerfuffle (1)

---Kiefer Sutherland (1)

---Little Anthony & the Imperials (1)

---Lucinda Williams (5)

---Meat Puppets (5)

---My Morning Jacket (4)

---North Mississippi Allstars (6)

---NYS Fair (13)

---Paul Anka (1)

---Scott Stapp (3)

---The Jayhawks (3)

---The New Pornographers (2)

---The Revivalists/ Atlas Road Crew (4)

---The Rods (1)

---TLC/ Mark McGrath/ Rob Base/ All-4-One/ C&C Music Factory/ Snap (6)

---Tool (5)

---Twiztid (4)

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

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Music News for 031117:

[note: Yes, it’s still Winter, but the summertime concert deluge has begun!  All sorts of announcements this week and a longer report than normal at least it feels that way.  Lots of stuff to digest!  Enjoy!]

---Maine-Endwell grad, Taina Asili, who now lives in Albany NY is back in the news…she recently wrote a nationally recognized protest song (“War Cry,”) for the Women’s Rights protests that followed Donald Trump’s inaugueration and now she’s being recognized by Rolling Stone magazine for political anthem!  Her new song is, “No Es Mi Presidente,” performed with her band, La Banda Rebelde, and while it’s sung in Spanish, the video does have English sub-titles for us uncultured white guys. 

Click here for the link: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/hear-taina-asilis-anti-trump-song-no-es-mi-presidente-w470953  

If you missed her previous protest song, “War Cry,” here’s the link for the FREE download again, too:

http://tainaasili.com/warcry

---Very cool Raibred rumor circulating…that they’ve nailed down a spot opening for a national touring band, only for one show granted, but still a pretty good gig.  Can’t spill details because it hasn’t been announced yet, so maybe next week…

---On top of that, RaiBred have also finalized plans for their second annual RaiFest, set for Maine NY on 5/5 & 5/6 at the a campground in Maine NY.  The festival is set for three days, only because Sunday May 7th is a travel day for campers to break camp and leave the campground by noon.  Here’s the musical line-up:

FRIDAY MAY 5TH, 2017:
12:00PM- Camp/Fest grounds open
6:00PM to 8:00PM- Home Brew: Grateful Dead Tribute
8:30PM to 10:00 PM- Raibred (Set 1)
10:20PM to 12:00AM- Raibred (Set 2)
12:15AM to 12:45 AM- Poward: Mike and Jeff's duo project
1:00AM to 3:00AM- Astro Collective

SATURDAY MAY 6th, 2017:
12:00PM to 1:30PM- The Goodfruits
2:00PM to 3:30PM- Raibred (Set 1)
4:00PM to 6:00PM- Ultra Vibe
6:30PM to 8:15PM- Honker
8:45PM to 10:00PM- Raibred (Set 2)
10:15PM to 12:00AM- Raibred (Set 3)

---Binghamton area band, Driftwood has announced more dates for their Spring 2017 national and regional tour, including two nights in Buffalo NY on 4/21 & 4/22…and Brooklyn NY on 5/13!  The local folk-rockers will also tour Virginia, Connecticut, Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan and Massachusetts from March thru July!

---The NY Faerie Festival has confirmed dates for 2017!  The annual festival will expand to two weekends, six days overall, Friday June 23rd thru Sunday June 25th and then the following weekend, Friday June 30th thru Sunday July 2nd!  The Slambovian Circus of Dreams has been booked to play four of the six dates!

---Big local concert news will be (…or was by the time you read this) announced on Monday, Diana Ross will be playing the Anderson Center at Binghamton University in Vestal on Wednesday July 26th!  Tickets will go on sale Wednesday (3/15) at noon!  Ross, is not only a dynamic solo artist but the lead singer for one of the iconic Motown groups of the 60’s, The Supremes!  Don’t miss it!

---Also announced this past week were dates for Colorscape in Norwich NY!  The two day festival at East Park will also feature the Slambovian Circus of Dreams on both Saturday September 9th and Sunday September 10th!

---The Warped Tour is coming to Montage Mountain in Scranton PA on 7/10…and that’s not all…the tour will stop within our regional confines at least nine times…Camden NJ on 7/7…Wantagh NY on 7/8…Hartford CT on 7/9…Mansfield MA on 7/12…Darien Center NY on 7/13…Burgettstown PA on 7/14…Holmdel NJ on 7/15…and Columbia MD on 7/16!  The festival line-up however still has yet to be announced, but we’ll be waiting and watching to find it out!

---If you’re a Joe Bonamassa fan then mark August on your calendar!  Bonamassa this week announced Summer tour dates that will largely impact our greater region, but also has local implications!  Bonamassa will not only play Atlantic City NJ on 8/4…Hyannis MA on 8/9…Boston MA on 8/12…and Saratoga Springs on 8/15, but also…the Peach Festival in Scranton at Montage Mountain on 8/13…and Lakeview Amphitheatre three days later, on Wednesday 8/16!

---Speaking of The Peach Festival the line-up of bands for the festival has been revealed, so far only two have been scheduled…The Magpie Salute (former members of The Black Crowes without Chris Robinson) set for night #2…and Joe Bonamassa scheduled for night #4.  In addition to that also appearing will be Widespread Panic (for two shows), My Morning Jacket, Gov’t Mule & friends, Umphrey’s McGee (two sets), Lettuce ft. Chaka Khan, Mike Gordon (of phish), Les Brers (an allman brothers spin off), Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Dark Star Orchestra, Rusted Root, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies and others!  Sounds like it’s gonna be a fun time.

---Toto will be playing as close to us as the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 6/18 on their current tour as they schedule a total of nine-dates in our region, including…Greensburg PA on 6/13…Easton PA on 6/16…Lincoln RI on 6/17…Torrington CT on 6/20…Morristown NJ on 6/21…Peekskill NJ on 6/23…Waterloo NY on 6/24…and Londonderry NH on 6/25!

---Boston and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will be rocking Montage Mountain in Scranton PA on Tuesday July 25th and Syracuse NY on 7/29 at Lakeview Amphitheatre, as well as several other regional stops…Toronto ON on 7/11…Boston MA on 7/13…Wallingford CT on 7/22…Wantagh NY on 7/23…Camden NJ on 7/27…Burgettstown PA on 7/28…and Washington DC on 7/30!

---Korn and Stone Sour have teamed-up for a joint Summer tour that also includes Skillet, Yelawolf and Ded, and will bring them to Syracuse NY on 7/19 at Lakeview Amphitheatre, as well as…Boston MA on 7/20…Hartford CT on 7/23…Toronto ON on 7/25…Camden NJ on 7/26…and Holmdel NJ on 7/27!  This is in addition to Spring Korn dates with Animals As Leaders!

---Some big add-on’s for Lady Antebellum this week including a show in Syracuse NY on 7/13 at Lakeview Amphitheatre, as well as…Gilford NH on 7/23!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Finally, at least some of the Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey shows have been rescheduled, so here’s the revised itinerary for all regional dates…Philadelphia PA on 8/16…Newark NJ on 8/18…NYC on 8/19…Boston MA on 8/22…and Toronto ON on 8/24!  Don’t know yet if the shows in Baltimore MD, Pittsburgh PA and Uniondale NY will be rescheduled!  In the meantime, we all hope Lionel’s foot is better so he doesn’t have to used Dave Grohl’s throne to sing from!  That’s had enough use already, just last year!

---Pop superstar, Ed Sheeran, has announced his massive 2017 world tour, which will pass thru our region on it’s global trek…Toronto ON on 7/7…Buffalo NY on 7/9…Philadelphia PA on 7/11…two nights in Uncasville CT on 7/14 & 7/15…Montreal QC on 7/19…Washington DC on 9/19…Boston MA on 9/22…Pittsburgh PA on 9/26…and two nights in Brooklyn NY on 9/29 & 9/30!

---Rancid, The Dropkick Murphy’s and The Bouncing Souls have teamed for a huge continental tour that arrives in multiple cities within our region in July…Montreal QC on 7/28…Toronto ON on 7/29…Pittsburgh PA on 8/2…Philadelphia PA on 8/3…Asbury Park NJ on 8/4…Brockton MA on 8/5…and NYC on 8/6!

---Fleet Foxes are back and they’re bringing Animal Collective with them!  The folk rockers will even be playing the Newport Folk Festival on 7/28!  Meanwhile, expect to see them in Columbia MD on 7/29…Brooklyn NY on 8/1…and Toronto ON on 8/4!

---Everclear is taking “So Much For The Afterglow” back out on the road for it’s 20th Anniversary with five shows in our greater region, including…Pittsburgh PA on 6/1…NYC on 6/6…Boston MA on 6/7…Hampton Beach NH on 6/9…and Toronto ON on 6/11!  Vertical Horizon and Fastball are also on the bill!

---Franz Ferdinand are planning a 19-date tour that will play in our greater region at least seven times…Pittsburgh PA on 5/27…Toronto ON on 6/2…Montreal QC on 6/3…NYC on 6/4…New Haven CT on 6/7…Northampton MA on 6/8…and Baltimore MD on 6/14!  They’ll also play the Firefly Festival on 6/16!

---Former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer, Natalie Merchant has announced a 13-date Spring into Summer tour that will stop in our region four times…Poughkeepsie NY on 6/30…Lenox MA on 7/2…Kennett Square PA on 7/5…and Vienna VA on 7/6!

---80’s soft rocker, Christopher Cross has confirmed his entire Spring/ Summer tour schedule, including…Englewood NJ on 5/11…Ridgefield CT on 5/12…Westerly RI on 5/13…Uncasville CT on 5/20…as well as previously leaked dates…Alexandria VA on 5/10…NYC on 5/15…

---Slightly Stoopid has confirmed their 2017 Summer tour which is a package deal that also includes, Iration, J Boog and Movement, coming soon to…Philadelphia PA on 6/9…Boston MA on 6/10…NYC on 6/16…Vienna VA on 6/17…Asbury Park NJ on 6/30…and Essex Junction VT on 7/1!

---The Subdudes have added another leg to their 2017 tour that takes them from Spring into Summer!  Dates in our region include…Sellersville PA on 5/17…Natick MA on 5/18…Fall River MA on 5/19…Plymouth NH on 7/14…and Rockport MA on 7/16!

---Juliana Hatfield has announced a half-dozen dates all within our greater region…Boston MA on 3/18…Cambridge MA on 4/23…Philadelphia PA on 4/24…Vienna VA on 4/25…and two nights in NYC on 4/26 & 4/27!

---Ratt confirms reunion shows for…Huntington NY on 4/26…Philadelphia PA on 4/27…Stroudsburg PA on 4/28…and Columbia MD at the M3 Rock Festival on 4/29!

---The Jesus And Mary Chain will play a nine-date tour with two regional stops…Toronto ON on 5/12…and NYC on 5/14!

---Atlanta Rhythm Section and The Outlaws have announced a joint tour that will but it’s small with only 11-dates and just two performances in our regional area…Jim Thorpe PA on 4/21…and Alexandria VA on 7/23!

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy has expanded their tour in light of both Keith Emerson and Greg Lake’s deaths…new dates include Alexandria VA on 5/17…Newton NJ on 5/18…Albany NY on 5/20…Pawling NY on 5/21…Laconia NH on 5/24…Salisbury MA on 5/25…and Jim Thorpe PA on 5/27!

---John Corabi, formerly of Motley Crue, has announced a small 18-date tour with at least seven stops in our greater region…Toronto ON on 3/16…Pittsburgh PA on 3/19…Elmhurst NY on 3/22…Philadelphia PA on 3/23…Amityville NY on 3/24…Derby CT on 3/25…and Southbridge MA on 3/26!

---Wale has announced a moderate 15-date tour for the month of May, including some regional dates…Pittsburgh PA on 5/24…NYC on 5/25…Philadelphia PA on 5/26…and Boston MA on 5/27!

---The leader of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, John Mayall is going on a solo tour, with regional implications…Washington DC on 5/26…Old Saybrook CT on 6/1…Woodstock NY on 6/4…and Beverly MA on 6/9!

---Stephen Stills, of Buffalo Springfield and CSN(Y), will play a 7-date block of shows with Judy Collins in August and they almost completely play in our greater region…two nights in Alexandria VA on 8/11 & 8/12…Ridgefield CT on 8/14…Lowell MA on 8/20…Glenside PA on 8/25…and Westbury NY on 8/26!

---Progressive rockers, King Crimson have announced a 14-date American tour following the death of their former lead singer, John Wetton…Montreal QC on 7/3…Toronto ON on 7/5…and two nights in Red Bank NJ on 7/9 & 7/10!

---Speaking of Poco, the folk rockers will play a very abbreviated schedule starting later this month…Alexandria VA on 3/30…South Orange NJ on 3/31…and Norfolk CT on 4/1!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The Isley Brothers will play a one-off in Niagara Falls NY on 3/11 at the Seneca Niagara Resort!

---Dan Hill also has a one-time-only show at Seneca Niagara Resort in Niagara Falls on 3/25!

---Jody Watley and Shalamar are coming out of retirement for a single performance, again at the Seneca Niagara Resort on 5/26!

---Jukebox The Ghost is set to play a one-off in Pittsburgh PA on 4/13!

---Avett Brothers add Lenox MA on 9/1!

---A great one-shot show in Niagara Falls NY at the Seneca Niagara Casino for 90’s R&B fans…Bell Biv DeVoe, Guy, En Vogue and SWV on 5/27!

---For fans of 70’s disco here’s a great one-shot show for you…Village People, Sister Sledge, The Tramps and Rose Royce at Seneca Niagara Casino on 6/24!

---Shania Twain finally announces a concert date…so far, it’s just one…but it’s something…Niagara Falls NY on 9/29!

---Southern rockers, Blackfoot will play a one-off in Niagara Falls NY at the Seneca Niagara Casino on 11/11!  They’ll also play the third night of the M3 Rock festival at Merriweather Post Pavilon in Columbia MD on 4/30!

---Revered folk legends, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary; will play an east coast one-off on 7/16 in Ridgefield CT at the Ridgefield Playhouse!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull will close out the Bethlehem Musikfest on Sunday 8/13…he also added Canandaigua NY on 8/15 this week!

---Quiet Riot adds Le Roy NY on 8/25!  It’s their first date in our region on their current tour.

---The Temptations & The Four Tops add Niagara Falls NY on 5/12!

---The Average White Band adds Niagara Falls NY on 5/20!

---Shawn Mullins and Charlie Puth add Philadelphia PA on 8/22!

---Portugal The Man adds a second night in Washington DC on 4/2…Albany NY on 6/2…and a second night in NYC on 6/7!

---The BoDeans add Stroudsburg PA on 5/6!

---Three Dog Night add Stroudsburg PA on 6/11!

---Jay & the Americans finally book a terrestrial date (all their others are on a cruise ship) in Stroudsburg PA on 7/28!

---Mike Love’s touring version of the Beach Boys add Ridgefield CT on 8/16…and Vienna VA on 8/20!

---Lou Gramm, formerly of Foreigner, adds Batavia NY on 7/7!

---Four Year Strong adds Washington DC on 3/31!

---Gladys Knight adds Niagara Falls NY on 6/10!

---Blues Traveler adds Niagara Falls NY on 9/8!

---Patti LaBelle adds Niagara Falls NY on 10/20!

---Goldfrapp adds Philadelphia PA on 4/24!

---Cherry Poppin’ Daddies add Bethlehem PA on 5/23!

---Puddle Of Mudd adds Lancaster PA on 8/26!

---Against Me! adds Huntington NY on 3/16!

---Bowling For Soup adds Pittsburgh PA on 4/3…Boston MA on 4/6…NYC on 4/7!

---Peter Frampton adds Staten Island NY on 4/9!

---Nelson twins, Matthew and Gunnar, have booked another Ricky Nelson Remembered show in Uncasville CT on 4/13!

---Faster Pussycat adds Clifton NJ on 4/23…and NYC on 4/24!

---The Indigo Girls add Ridgefield CT on 4/26!

---Chaka Khan adds Staten Island NY on 5/12…and Newark NJ on 6/23!

---Paul Anka adds Ridgefield NY on 5/18!

---Coheed And Cambria adds NYC on 5/22!

---Mavis Staples adds Port Washington NY on 6/4!

---Ramsey Lewis adds Ridgefield CT on 6/11!

---Dawes add Baltimore MD on 6/13…and Port Chester NY on 6/16!

---Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons add a third night in Westbury NY on 11/12!

---Queensryche adds Englewood NJ on 8/17!

---BulletBoys add Stanhope NJ on 7/28!

---Umphrey’s McGee adds Baltimore MD on 5/19…Hampton Beach NH on 5/20…and NYC on 7/7!

---The Airplane Family returns with Grateful Dead cover band, Live Dead 69 in Ridgefield CT on 6/21!

---AFI adds Sayreville NJ on 6/18!

---The Chris Robinson Brotherhood adds NYC on 5/17…Wilmington DE on 5/20…and Niagara Falls NY on 11/10!

---Marshall Tucker Band adds Niagara Falls NY on 12/1!

---Michael Sweet of Stryper adds to his solo tour…Milford NH on 5/27…Dalton MA on 5/28…and Vienna VA on 6/5!

---Dweezil Zappa adds two solo dates…Ridgefield CT on 8/1…and Baltimore MD on 8/5!

---Kix adds Hummels Wharf PA on 3/25…Uncasville CT on 4/7…and Cumberland MD on 5/20…and of course, as they do almost every year…they’ll play the M3 in Columbia MD on 4/28!

---Jimmy Buffett adds Camden NJ on 8/17!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---AFI (1)

---Against Me! (1)

---Atlanta Rhythm Section/ The Outlaws (2)

---Average White Band (1)

---Avett Brothers (1)

---Beach Boys (2)

---Blues Traveler (1)

---Boston/ Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (9)

---Bowling For Soup (3)

---BulletBoys (1)

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (7)

---Chaka Khan (2)

---Cherry Poppin’ Daddies (1)

---Christopher Cross (4)

---Coheed And Cambria/ Thank You Scientist/ Mutoid Man (1)

---Dan Hill (1)

---Dawes (2)

---Driftwood (3)

---Dweezil Zappa (2)

---Everclear/ Vertical Horizon/ Fastball (5)

---Faster Pussycat (2)

---Fleet Foxes/ Animal Collective (3)

---Four Year Strong (1)

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

---Franz Ferdinand (7)

---Goldfrapp (1)

---Hot Tuna (1)

---Ian Anderson (1)

---Indigo Girls (1)

---Isley Brothers (1)

---Jay & The Americans (1)

---Jimmy Buffett (1)

---Jody Watley/ Shalamar (1)

---Joe Bonamassa (5)

---John Corabi (7)

---John Mayall (4)

---Jukebox The Ghost (1)

---Juliana Hatfield (6)

---King Crimson (4)

---Kix (3)

---Korn/ Stone Sour/ Skillet/ Yelawolf/ Ded (6)

---Lionel Richie/ Mariah Carey (5)

---Lou Gramm (1)

---Marshall Tucker Band (1)

---Mavis Staples (1)

---Michael Sweet (3)

---Natalie Merchant (4)

---Paul Anka (1)

---Patti LaBelle (1)

---Peter Frampton (1)

---Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey (1)

---Poco (3)

---Portugal The Man (3)

---Puddle Of Mudd (1)

---Queensryche (1)

---Quiet Riot (1)

---Ramsey Lewis (1)

---Rancid/ The Dropkick Murphys/ The Bouncing Souls (7)

---Ratt (3)

---Ricky Nelson Remembered ft. Matthew & Gunnar Nelson (1)

---Shania Twain (1)

---Shawn Mullins/ Charlie Puth (1)

---Slightly Stoopid/ Iration/ J Boog/ Movement (6)

---The Airplane Family/ Live Dead 69 (1)

---The BoDeans (1)

---The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (3)

---The Jesus And Mary Chain (2)

---The Subdudes (5)

---The Temptations/ The Four Tops (1)

---Three Dog Night (1)

---Toto (9)

---Umphrey’s McGee (3)

---Village People/ Sister Sledge/ The Tramps/ Rose Royce (1)

---Wale (4)

---Warped Tour (9)

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

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Music News for 030417:

---Kevin Kober officially announced his new band this week!  The Bro-Bro’s” will make their debut at the Galaxy Brewing Company on 5/5 @ 10p!  The band, made up of Kober, Moses Malone, Bijoy Datta, Jason McCulloch and Gus Ingrosciatta will play great songs from the 80’s and 90’s…and maybe a few from this century…The Go-Go’s, Bangles, Joan Jett, Hole, Pixies, Breeders, Scandal, Pat Benatar, Cyndi Lauper, Cranberries and the like.  Can’t wait to hear them in action!

---Singer/ songwriter, Robbie Perez revealed this week that he contributed to the soundtrack for a show on local PBS TV station, WSKG called “Chords Of Memory,” about the photography of Joseph K. Noyes.  Perez says about this song, “Funny when I wrote this I was thinking how frustrated I was with how the media controls us....It can mean different things to different people. I played it at my friends funeral and now it means something else to me as well. I love how music does that it's kinda like when you read a book and you imagine the visual part in your mind. It's a little different for everyone depending on how you take it in.” Very cool.  See the song in question by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf-KxwjouyQ&app=desktop

---Speaking of WSKG-TV…did anyone else see the debut episode of Brew Beats?  The premiere show in the series features local folk-rockers, Driftwood performing at the Black Bear Winery in Chenango Forks NY on Saturday, February 23rd, 2007!  Kolby Oakley was also featured in the episode.  Don’t know yet when the next episode will air, but we’ll be checking our local listings for sure!

---Greene’s prog-rockers, Anubis Spire, have announced the release of a new album, “Spooky Action At A Distrance,” which arrives on 3/11…but the band is offering the fourteen track album for less than half-price, just $5.00, during a presale at two websites.  Here are the links:

http://kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00RMUTT2

http://kunaki.com/DigitalSales.asp?PID=PX00RMUTT2

---A little further up the road from Greene NY…the Chenango Blues Festival in Norwich NY has confirmed it’s 2017 dates!  The annual celebration of the blues will be held on Friday 8/18 & Saturday 8/19 at it’s usual venue, the Chenango County fairgrounds.  So far we know that J.J. Appleton and Jason Ricci will play day #2…more info to come I’m sure!

---Raibred announces this week that they have their own website and their own domain, Raibred.com!  Check it out for all the latest Raibred news, as well as forthcoming info on Raifest!  Once again, here’s the link: https://raibred.com.

---Michael Franti is coming to Ithaca!  The singer will perform at State Theatre in the college town on 6/24!  Satsang will warm-up on most dates.  Franti also play Huntington NY on 6/9…NYC on 6/10…Munhall PA on 6/13…Asbury Park NJ on 6/15…Lowell MA on 6/16…Philadelphia PA on 6/17…South Burlington VT on 6/21…Lebanon NH on 6/22…Hyannis MA on 6/23…Silver Spring MD on 6/25…and New Haven CT on 6/27…as well as night #3 of Mountain Jam in Hunter NY on 6/18!

---The Peach Festival, set for four days and nights on Montage Mountain in Scranton PA from 8/10 thru 8/13, has announced the bands that will be performing at this year’s festival…they haven’t announced the schedule of the nights on which they’ll be performing, but they have started to do that.  So far the most recognizable of the bands are…Widespread Panic (two nights), My Morning Jacket, Gov’t Mule & Friends, Joe Bonamassa, Umphrey’s McGee (two sets), Lettuce ft. Chaka Khan, Mike Gordon of Phish, Dark Star Orchestra, The Magpie Salute, Rusted Root, Les Brers (allman brothers spin-off), Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Tom Hamilton’s (aerosmith) American Babies, Jaimoe’s Jassz Band and 32 more! We’ll publish the night by night breakdown as soon as we see it!

---Wilkes-Barre area band, Breaking Benjamin, have announced a 20-date Spring tour, but so far only one date even close to our region…Pittsburgh PA on 5/3…which kinda makes me think there will be another leg for the Summer…stay tuned.

---Speaking of Mountain Jam, alternative act, The Head And The Heart just announced that they’ll play all three nights of the festival, set for Hunter Mountain Ski Resort on Friday 6/16 thru Sunday 6/18!

---Elvis Costello & the Imposters are coming to the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown NY on 7/21…the bands jaunt across America will also include…Pittsburgh PA on 6/13…NYC on 6/15…Upper Darby PA on 6/16…Canandaigua NY (CMAC) on 6/17…Toronto ON on 7/20…Shelburne VT on 7/23…and Providence RI on 7/25!

---The Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip Phillips have joined forces for a joint tour that will cover…Philadelphia PA on 8/6…Vienna VA on 8/8…Uncasville CT on 8/9...Syracuse NY (at Lakeview Amphitheatre) on 8/11…Darien Center NY on 8/12…Wantagh NY on 8/13…Boston MA on 8/15…Holmdel NJ on 8/18…Bethel NY (at Bethel Woods, of course) on 8/19…Saratoga Springs NY on 8/20…and Baltimore MD on 8/22!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Well, it’s not the big four, but it’s pretty awesome…Slayer is taking Lamb Of God and Behemoth on tour for the Summer of 2017 and they’ll be rockin’…Philadelphia PA on 7/23…Boston MA on 7/25…NYC on 7/27…and Baltimore MD on 7/28!

---Summer’s coming…and you can tell because James Taylor is going on tour!  See the balladeer in…Lenox MA for two nights on 7/3 & 7/4…Newark NJ on 7/6…Wantagh NY on 7/7…Philadelphia PA on 7/9…Washington DC on 7/14…Pittsburgh PA on 7/15…and Boston MA on 8/11!  Dates in Newark NJ on 7/6…Wantagh NY on 7/7…Philadelphia PA on 7/9…Washington DC on 7/14…Pittsburgh PA on 7/15…and Boston MA on 8/11, will also include Bonnie Raitt!

---Well okay, here’s your odd couple of the week…Hall & Oates are stepping out with techno pop band, Tears For Fears for a Spring/ Summer tour that is coming to our greater area…NYC on 6/16…Newark NJ on 6/17…Toronto ON on 6/19…Boston MA on 6/24…and Washington DC on 6/26!

---You would think that Tears For Fears would’ve hooked up with Depeche Mode, who just announced a huge worldwide tour, including American dates in…Uncasville CT on 9/1…Toronto ON on 9/3…Montreal QC on 9/5…Washington DC on 9/7…and NYC on 9/9 & 9/11!

---There’s a new 80’s themed package tour headed our way and for 2017 and it will bring a lower tier of 80’s artist…artists who are stars to be sure, but not supestars…like, Howard Jones, The English Beat, Men Without Hats, Modern English and Paul Young!  The Retro Futura Tour is set to play in seven nearby markets…Baltimore MD on 7/30…New Brunswick NJ on 8/9…Providence RI on 8/10…Atlantic City NJ on 8/11…Wallingford CT on 8/12…Albany NY on 8/13…and Lynn MA on 8/14!

---Seether has returned and they’re bringing Letters From The Fire and Kaleido for a national package tour that will stop in…Lancaster PA for two nights on 5/2 & 5/3…two more nights in Asbury Park NJ on 5/9 & 5/10…Wallingford CT on 5/11…Boston MA on 5/14…Clifton Park NY on 5/16…Niagara Falls NY on 5/17…Pittsburgh PA on 5/19…Baltimore MD on 7/24 & 7/25…Philadelphia PA on 7/27…and Seaside Heights NJ on 8/19!

---R&B mainstays, The O’Jays have announced tour dates thru Summer 2017 that include several stops around our greater region…Englewood NJ on 5/5…NYC on 5/14…Niagara Falls ON on 7/7 & 7/8…and Philadelphia PA on 7/29!

---The Magpie Salute, made up of former members of The Black Crowes, minus lead singer Chris Robinson, have booked a national tour with plenty of regional stops and one local one…Buffalo NY on 8/1…Boston MA on 8/3…Hartford CT on 8/4…Hampton Beach NH on 8/5…New Bedford MA on 8/8…Red Bank NJ on 8/9…Scranton PA (at the Peach Festival) on 8/11…Silver Spring MD on 8/12…and Huntington NY on 8/13!

---Seventies one-hit wonder, Marshall Crenshaw (anyone remember “Someday, Someway?”) has launched an ambitious tour…hitting no less than 12 regional venues over three months…Shirley MA on 3/26…Fairfield CT on 4/2…Piermont NY on 4/22…Collinsville CT on 5/6…Washington DC on 6/16…Pittsburgh PA on 6/18..Harrisburg PA on 6/20…Philadelphia PA on 6/22…Pawling NY on 6/23…Bay Shore NY on 6/24…NYC on 6/25…and Rochester NY on 6/27!

---The Dirty Heads and SOJA are hitting a ton of theatre sized venues across the country including in our greater region…Asbury Park NJ on 6/17…Boston MA on 6/18…Utica NY on 6/20…Philadelphia PA on 6/22…Brooklyn NY on 6/23…Baltimore MD on 6/24…Bethlehem PA on 6/27…and Pittsburgh PA on 6/28!

---Singer k.d. lang has announced an ambitious 23-date Canadian tour with a few dates near to our regional area…two nights in Toronto ON on 8/30 & 8/31…Montreal QC on 9/2…and Hamilton ON on 9/19!

---City And Colour (didn’t they used to be known as The City And The Colour?  Anyway…) have confirmed their Spring tour dates…Philadelphia PA on 5/28…Baltimore MD on 6/3…Boston MA on 6/6…New Haven CT on 6/9…and NYC on 6/10!

---Remember Good Charlotte?  They’re back and on tour with Less Than Jake and Crown The Empire and coming to a small venue within a decent drive of our fine city…Stroudsburg PA on 5/16…Huntington NY on 5/17…Clifton Park NY on 518…Worcester MA on 5/19…and Baltimore MD on 5/20!

---Pierce the Veil and  Sum 41 have put together a package tour that they will take on the road this spring…Lancaster PA on 5/2…Silver Spring MD on 5/3…Huntington NY on 5/7…Pittsburgh PA on 5/9…Toms River NJ on 5/10…and Hampton Beach NH on 5/17!  Also on the bill are Emarosa and Chapel!

---Graham Parker has announced some Spring and Summer tour dates for 2017, such as…Old Saybrook CT on 5/4…Shirley MA on 5/5…East Greenwich RI on 5/6…Sellersville PA on 5/12…Toronto ON on 7/5…and Hamilton ON on 7/6!

---Rising alternative star, Banks, (remember her song “Beggin’ For Thread?”) has announced her touring schedule for the U.S. and it includes our greater region…Philadelphia PA on 6/2…Montreal QC on 6/5…Boston MA on 6/6…Washington DC on 6/7…and Pittsburgh PA on 6/17!

---The Commodores will tour in 2017!  Upcoming shows near us include…Mount Pocono PA on 5/27…Waterloo NY on 8/12…Atlantic City NJ on 8/13!

---Father John Misty confirms a few dates for 2017…two nights in Toronto ON on 5/5 & 5/6…and Brooklyn NY on 5/10!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The Ruff Ryders Reunion Tour (if it actually is a tour at all) is starting as a one-time-only show at The B.C. in Brooklyn NY featuring DMX, Swizz Beatz, The Lox and Eve!  Hoping that this becomes a tour though, as this incredible bill deserves to get wider exposure!

---Marc Anthony has booked a one-off in Uniondale NY at the new Nassau County Coliseum on 4/9!

---Al Stewart will play one show only…in America, after his extensive UK tour, he returns the the US…in Jim Thorpe PA on 6/16 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Bob Mould, formerly of Husker Du, adds Toronto ON on 4/22…Philadelphia PA on 4/29…and Cambridge MA on 4/30!

---Twiztid adds Pittsburgh PA on 5/17!

---Biz Markie adds Philadelphia PA on 3/17…and gets added to the Naughty By Nature date in Worcester MA on 5/12!

---Bowling For Soup adds Philadelphia PA on 4/5!

---10,000 Maniacs add Shirley MA on 5/7…two nights in NYC on 5/25 & 5/26…and Amagansett NY (on eastern long island) on 5/27!

---Saving Abel adds a solo date on an off night from the Puddle Of Mudd tour…in Easton PA on 6/24!

---Strangely enough, Puddle Of Mudd also adds Easton PA, but on a different night on 7/15!

---Meat Puppets add Pittsburgh PA on 5/17!

---Fabolous and Jadakiss add Philadelphia PA on 3/17 before jumping on the Chris Brown tour!

---The Subdudes add Sellersville PA on 5/17…Natick MA on 5/18…Fall River MA on 5/19…Plymouth NH on 7/14…and Rockport MA on 7/16!

---Dawes add Philadelphia PA on 6/10!

---Shawn Mendes and Charlie Puth add Philadelphia PA on 8/22!

---Midnight Oil adds a second night in NYC on 5/14!

---Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes add Pittsfield MA on 8/17…and Londonderry NH on 11/4!

---Tony Bennett adds York PA on 5/5…Bethlehem PA on 5/13…and Atlantic City NJ on 5/14!

---Of Montreal adds Pittsburgh PA on 4/25!

---Old 97’s add two nights in Cambridge MA on 5/4 & 5/5…and Pittsburgh PA on 5/9!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---10,000 Maniacs (4)

---Al Stewart/ Dave Nachmanoff (1)

---Banks (5)

---Biz Markie (1)

---Bob Mould (3)

---Bowling For Soup (1)

---Breaking Benjamin (1)

---City And Colour (5)

---Dawes (1)

---Depeche Mode (6)

---Dirty Heads/ SOJA (8)

---DMX/ Swizz Beatz/ The Lox/ Eve (1)

---Elvis Costello & the Imposters (8)

---Fabolous/ Jadakiss (1)

---Father John Misty (3)

---Goo Goo Dolls/ Phillip Phillips (11)

---Good Charlotte/ Less Than Jake/ Crown The Empire (5)

---Graham Parker (6)

---Hall & Oates (5)

---Howard Jones/ The English Beat/ Men Without Hats/ Modern English/ Paul Young (7)          

---James Taylor (2)

---James Taylor/ Bonnie Raitt (6)

---k.d. lang (4)

---Magpie Salute (8)

---Marc Anthony (1)

---Marshall Crenshaw (12)

---Meat Puppets (1)

---Michael Franti (12)

---Midnight Oil (1)

---Of Montreal (1)

---Old 97’s (3)

---Pierce The Veil/ Sum 41/ Emarosa/ Chapel (6)

---Puddle Of Mudd (1)

---Saving Abel (1)

---Seether/ Letters From The Fire/ Kaleido (13)

---Shawn Mendes/ Charlie Puth (1)

---Slayer/ Lamb Of God/ Behemoth (4)

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

---The Commodores (3)

---The O’Jays (5)

---The Subdudes (5)

---Tony Bennett (3)

---Twiztid (1)

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

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Music News for 022517:

---Devinne Meyers has confirmed this week that she’s teamed-up with her former East Coast Bigfoot bass player, Stephen Schweitzer and multi-instrumentalist, Martin Shamoonpour and the trio are in the early stages of recording an album!  There is no release date yet, or even a name for either the band or the album, all Meyers will confirm is to expect it in 2017!  Devinne simply stated that you should follow her facebook page for more info at www.devinnemeyers.com.  That much we can do.

---Is it possible that a reunion of regional band, Triple XXX could be in the works?  Robbie Perez has made a couple of facebook posts to that effect, both indicating that it could happen on the day before Thanksgiving…and even went as far as to post one of their most “radio friendly” songs, “Can’t Judge (A Book By It’s Cover),” as well as, “Overload,” “Southwind Blowin’,”  “Dancin’ On The Edge,” “Journey’s End,” “For What It’s Worth,” “Fineline,” “Roadkill” and “Sands Of Time,” on the cloud!  Click on the link to check it out: https://soundcloud.com/triplexxxband/cant-judge-a-book-by-its-cover?in=triplexxxband%2Fsets%2Ftriple-x-roadkill

---Local guitarist extraordinare, Randy McStine will be back in town on March 18th and playing with longtime collaborator, keyboard player, John Kanazawich at the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY!  According to the promotional poster that’s been posted to facebook, the pair will be playing selections from Aqualung, as well as Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore and U2!  

---Kadima has posted that their full-length demo is now on bandcamp.com, and it’s available for free!  Now granted it’s not a fully produced album, but you’ll be able to hear where the band is taking the songs they’ve selected for their next project!  Here’s the link: https://kadimabinghamton.bandcamp.com/album/demo

---Music City has already moved their move in date back to April first, or there abouts.  They are making progress getting the new digs in the old Sleep World location ready, but it’s not happening as fast as expected.  If you don’t know where the iconic local music store is moving to, it’s practically next door to where they are now, on the Vestal Parkway, just on the other side of the dry cleaners.

---Blues fans rejoice, Robert Randolph & the Family Band are coming to Ithaca NY on 4/23!  Randolph will be playing The Haunt and coming to some other regional cities as well…Rochester NY on 4/20…and Clifton Park NY on 4/22!

---Old Crow Medicine Show have announced a show at the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown NY on 5/28!  Other nearby dates on the tour include…Washington DC on 5/22…NYC on 5/24…Boston MA on 5/25…Pittsburgh PA on 5/30!

---Pop/ rocker, John Mayer is set to play Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 8/22 (he couldn’t have waited a week to play the NYS Fair???)!  Mayer will also play Camden NJ on 8/18…Holmdel NJ on Hartford CT on 8/20…Wantagh NY on 8/23…Washington DC on 8/25…Darien Center NY on 8/27…and Toronto ON on 8/29!

---The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is announcing their line-ups and schedule for 2017!  The four day festival will begin on Thursday July 13th and last thru Sunday July 16th! 

---Hip Hop icon, Ja Rule will play Lakeville PA next weekend (3/5) at Cove Haven…as well as Washington DC on 3/3…and Clifton Park NY on 3/4!  Dru Hill opens the Coven Haven show.

---Raifest’s line-up is still being built but early word is that the now annual festival will include Ultra Vibe and a Good Fruits reunion!  The dates for the festival are May 5th thru May 7th and of course, all three days of the festival will be anchored by local band, Raibred.

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---One of the biggest tour announcements of this week has been the Chris Brown tour, which is not only large and ambitious, but also includes 50 Cent and Fabolous, as well as O.T. Genasis and Kap G!  The tour is set to roll thru…Baltimore MD on 3/31…Newark NJ on 4/1…Boston MA on 4/2…Washington DC on 4/21…Philadelphia PA on 4/22…and Brooklyn NY on 4/24!

---All Time Low is going out on the road with Waterparks and The Wrecks this summer with regional stops in…Niagara Falls NY on 7/26…Boston MA on 7/28…Philadelphia PA on 7/29…NYC on 7/31…and two nights in Baltimore MD on 8/2 & 8/3!

---The “Outbreak Tour” has announced it’s 2017 schedule and line-up!  Expect to see 21 Savage, Young M.A., Tee Grizzley, Young Nudy and No Plug on the stage, which will come to NYC on 4/26 & 4/27…Wallingford CT on 4/28…Philadelphia PA on 4/29…and Boston MA on 4/30!  Doesn’t it seem as if it’s getting out there awful early this year?

---Korn has confirmed a May leg on their 2017 tour, before they join up with Stone Sour for that tour, check out these new dates…Silver Spring MD on 5/7…Huntington NY on 5/9…and Pittsburgh PA on 5/10!  Animals As Leaders and Ded are also on the bill!

---The Big Noise Music Festival, curated by David Bromberg is set to play Wilmington DE on 5/20 with a pretty cool line-up including Bromberg himself, Dr. John, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood and more! 

---Young The Giant have announced Summer 2017 tour dates that include NYC on 9/13…Boston MA on 9/14…Philadelphia PA on 9/15…and Columbia MD on 9/16!  Also on the bill are rising alternative darlings Cold War Kids and Joywave!

---Gucci Mane has announced a 20-date national tour that includes our greater regional area more than a few times…Boston MA on 4/5…Wallingford CT on 4/6…NYC on 4/9…Philadelphia PA on 4/25…Pittsburgh PA on 4/26…and Washington DC on 4/27!

---The Pixies have announced a second leg of their American tour, which resumes in September, after basically taking a couple months off, minus a few festivals…New Haven CT on 9/19…Westbury NY on 9/22…Asbury Park NJ on 9/23…Port Chester NY on 9/24…Montreal QC on 9/27…two nights in Toronto ON on 9/29 & 9/30…Buffalo NY on 10/1…and Pittsburgh PA on 10/4!

---Alter Bridge has announced tour dates for Summer 2017, which are mostly full of festival appearances, except for..Sayreville NJ on 5/2…Providence RI on 5/3…Baltimore MD on 5/9…and Stroudsburg PA on 5/11!  In Flames and Metal Church will open up those shows!

---The Moody Blues have declared a huge North American tour for the Summer of 2017 and they will play our area multiple times…two nights in Toronto ON on 7/6 & 7/7…Wallingford CT on 7/9…Boston MA on 7/10…Wantagh NY on 7/12…Holmdel NJ on 7/13…Philadelphia PA on 715…Saratoga Springs NY on 7/16…Bethlehem PA on 7/18…Baltimore MD on 7/19…and Vienna VA on 7/20!

---Ryan Adams has announced an ambitious world tour that will see him start in America with dates in…NYC on 5/3…Toronto ON on 5/9…Boston MA on 5/10…and Columbia MD on 5/12!

---Like Moths To Flames confirm Spring tour dates that will see them headline a package tour that will play our region at least three times in March…Webster NY on 3/16…Hartford CT on 3/17…and Whitehall PA on 3/18!  Also on the bill are Sworn In, My Enemies & I, Cover Your Tracks and Backwordz!

---90’s boy band, O-Town, has announced a nine-date mini-tour that includes…Vienna VA on 4/19…Pittsburgh PA on 4/20…and Toronto ON on 4/25!

---The Jayhawks are back!  The 90’s alt-country band small 14-date tour that includes…Toronto ON on 4/16…Fall River MA on 4/19…and Tarrytown NY on 4/21!

---Wilco and former Bright Eyes star, Conor Oberst, will play night #1 of the XPoNential Music Festival in Camden NJ on 7/28!  Very cool.  Hop Along is also on the bill!

---Bryan Adams has announced a worldwide tour that includes some stops in America…Boston MA on 6/14…Uncasville CT on 6/15…Holmdel NJ on 6/16…and Gilford NH on 6/17!

---Everclear is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of “So Much For The Afterglow,” with a tour that includes Vertical Horizon and Fastball!  Stops on the itinerary include…Pittsburgh PA on 6/1…NYC on 6/6…Boston MA on 6/7…Hampton Beach NH on 6/9…Fairfax VA on 6/10…and Toronto ON on 6/11!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Ian Anderson, of Jethro Tull, has booked a one-off in Lewiston NY on 8/22 at the ArtPark Amphitheatre!  Not sure if there will be more to come or not, but hoping!

---60’s pop singer, Melanie has booked a one-shot show in Piermont NY on 5/11!

---Cracker and Eve 6 are combining for a one-time-only show…in Chester PA on 4/15!

---The Killers, Foster The People, Bleachers, Kaleo, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness and Marian Hill will all play a festival style date in Camden NJ on 6/11!

---After playing 11 dates in the UK…and before they play one in FranceThe Jesus And Mary Chain will play one show in Brooklyn NY on 5/14!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Huge addition to the Roger Waters tour this week…Albany NY on 9/23…and Hartford CT on 9/24!

---David Lindley will play Albany NY on 3/17, instead of Fairfield CT!  The Fairfield show will now 7

be on 3/19!

---Herman’s Hermits add Cape May NJ on 7/5…Gettysburg PA on 7/7…and Copiague NY on 8/2!

---Coco Montoya adds Colinsville CT on 4/30…and Warrendale PA on 5/3!

---Bruce Cockburn adds Glenside PA on 11/10!

---Gary Puckett & the Union Gap add Holmdel NJ on 5/17!

---Iron Maiden adds a second night in Brooklyn NY on 7/22!

---Florida Georgia Line, Nelly (who they can’t seem to tour without) and Chris Lane add Hershey PA on 7/22…Saratoga Springs NY on 7/23…and Bethel NY on 8/10!

---Adelita’s Way adds Webster NY on 4/15…and NYC on 4/16!

---ZZ Top announced a bunch of European dates this week…and a few add on’s in American…including Lewiston NY (near buffalo) on 6/6!

---Ana Popovic adds Norfolk CT on 5/18…Pawling NY on 5/19…Sellersville PA on 5/30…and NYC on 6/1!

---I Prevail adds Clifton Park NY on 5/8…Montreal QC on 5/10…and Toronto ON on 5/11!

---Shawn Mullins adds Norfolk CT on 3/9…and Northampton MA on 3/19!

---Air Supply adds Glenside PA on 4/9!

---Spyro Gyra adds Hartford CT on 6/4!

---Bebe Rexha adds Brooklyn NY on 3/31!

---Soft rockers, Ambrosia adds NYC on 6/1…Uncasville CT on 6/3…and Londonderry NH on 6/4!

---Dawes add Brooklyn NY on 6/14!

---Billy Joel adds another date in his on-going residency at MSG…on Wednesday 7/5!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---21 Savage/ Young M.A./ Tee Grizzley/ Young Nudy/ No Plug (6)

---Adelita’s Way (2)

---Air Supply (1)

---All Time Low/ Waterparks/ The Wrecks (6)

---Alter Bridge/ In Flames/ Metal Church (4)

---Ambrosia (3)

---Ana Popovic (4)

---Bebe Rexha (1)

---Billy Joel (1)

---Bruce Cockburn (1)

---Bryan Adams (4)

---Chris Brown/ 50 Cent/ Fabolous (6)

---Coco Montoya (2)

---Cracker/ Eve 6 (1)

---David Lindley (1)

---Dawes (1)

---Everclear/ Vertical Horizon/ Fastball (6)

---Florida Georgia Line/ Nelly/ Chris Lane (3)

---Gary Puckett & the Union Gap (1)

---Gucci Mane (6)

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone (3)

---I Prevail (3)

---Ian Anderson (1)

---Iron Maiden (1)

---Ja Rule (3)

---John Mayer (7)

---Korn/ Animals As Leaders/ Ded (3)

---Like Moths To Flames/ Sworn In/ My Enemies & I/ Cover Your Tracks/ Backwordz (3)

---Melanie (1)

---O-Town (3)

---Old Crow Medicine Show (5)

---Roger Waters (2)

---Ryan Adams (4)

---Shawn Mullins (2)

---Spyro Gyra (1)

---The Jayhawks (3)

---The Jesus And Mary Chain (1)

---The Killers/ Foster The People/ Bleachers/ Kaleo/ Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness/ Marian Hill (1)

---The Moody Blues (11)

---Wilco/ Conor Oberst/ Hop Along (1)

---Young The Giant/ Cold War Kids/ Joywave (4)

---Z.Z. Top (1)

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

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Music News for 021817:

---One of Binghamton’s national touring bands, Driftwood, has just added more dates to their Spring itinerary…expect to see our folk-rockers in Plains PA (just outside of Wilkes-Barre) on 2/25…the, after a four-date trip to Michigan…Framingham MA on 3/17…Oneonta NY on 3/18…and Beacon NY on 3/23!

---A facebook post this week from Nate Calzetoni indicated that Raibred and Ultra Vibe have formed a temporary working relationship of sorts…The bands will be teaming up to play certain dates, like Friday night, March 3rd at the Cyber Café West in Binghamton…and former Parts Unknown (a band that Calzetoni is also a member of.) member, Chris Cannone, will also be temporarily joining Ultra Vibe.  Cannone’s main gig is with Devon Frank’s band!

---Tim Ruffo just posted a new song on his Reverbnation page!  The song is an instrumental called, “Katie Grace.”  If you need a link to check it out, here ya go: https://www.reverbnation.com/q/6uwh3i

If that’s not enough TRB for ya, here’s another link for another instrumental track called, “My Own Thing,”

https://www.reverbnation.com/q/6uwhcs

---John Brown’s Body has added a stand alone date in Syracuse on 4/29 at The Westcott Theatre!  It’s curious because the show comes more than two months after the end of their current tour (in Portland Oregon on 2/18)…and there are no other dates in sight…so does that mean there are more on the way?  I hope so!

---The sale of First Arena in Elmira is in trouble!  Chemung County bought the Arena in June in lieu of selling it to a private owner.  That deal is in jeopardy and the County is about out of money to fund the arena daily operations.  On top of that, the arena needs a 1.5 million dollar upgrade that the County wants to split with the City of Elmira, and they’re balking.  This could mean the arena shuts down at the end of the Elmira Jackals season in mid-April. Need more info?  Click on these links:

http://www.mytwintiers.com/news/local-news/steps-taken-that-could-lead-to-first-arena-sale/349440773

http://wskgnews.org/post/why-sale-elmiras-first-arena-jeopardy#stream/0

http://www.stargazette.com/story/news/2017/02/16/elmira-rejects-first-arena-assistance/98009712/

---The 2nd Annual Togethernessfest is set for Fools Hill Farm in Spencer NY on June 30th thru July 2nd!  The annual event will gather twenty bands from all over NY and PA, including…The Still Hand String Band, Damn Tall Buildings, Mountain Ride, Dishonest Fiddlers, Steel Guapo, Bug Tussle, Free Grass Union, Tylor Hubbard & Friends, Technicolor Trailer Park, Pigeon Post String Band, Millers’ Wheel, Milkweed, The Hill Toppers, Dirty Blanket, The David Greybeard Band, Jaynie Crash & The Tall Men, Queen Of Fools and Don Baragano!  If you need more info, please click the link:

https://www.facebook.com/TechnicolorTrailerPark/videos/10154962654252145

---A new band or just goofin’ around?  Judging by this practice tape, they’re pretty serious!  The Deep Watts, featuring Sid Peake, Greg Meisner, Cody Carman, Jeff Rembecki, Larry Ricciardi and David John Cook!  Check it out for yourself at this link: https://www.facebook.com/david.j.cook1/videos/10212012928456126

...or check out this link of The Deep Watts playing a Mize & the Spies song:

https://www.facebook.com/david.j.cook1/videos/10212012379402400

---It’s not everyday I get video of Doug & Eamonn, but this ended up in my facebook feed, so enjoy the link: https://www.reverbnation.com/q/6uwhcs

---The schedule for Mountain Jam, at the Hunter Mountain ski resort in Hunter NY, is starting to a bit more fleshed out…night #1 (on 6/16) now includes Matisyahu and Hollis Brown…night #2 (on 6/17) also adds The Ghost Of Paul Revere!  For the full night by night line-up so far, check out the local concert page!

---Great news for fans of alternative rock…Incubus, Jimmy Eat World and Atlas Genius will play two great local venues…they’ll play the new Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse on 7/15…then, the iconic site of Woodstock, Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 7/16!  The tour this week also introduced additional shows, which will include Judah & The Lion…in Washington DC (bristow va) on 7/12…and Burgettstown PA on 7/26!  These dates are in addition to previously announced shows on…7/14 in Holmsdel NJ…Mansfield MA on 7/18…Wantagh NY on 7/19…Camden NJ on 7/20…and Toronto ON on 7/22!

---REO Speedwagon has teamed up with Styx and Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles, have teamed up for a big Summer tour across America including…Bethel NY on 8/11…Atlantic City NJ on 8/12…Washington DC on 8/13…Gilford NH on 8/15…Wantagh NY on 8/16…Niagara Falls NY on 8/18…Mansfield MA on 8/19…and Holmdel NJ on 8/22!

---OneRepublic, Fitz And The Tantrums and James Arthur are teaming up for a nationwide package tour that will come as close at Montage Mountain in Scranton PA on Wednesday 7/26, but that’s not the only stop they’ll make in our regional area!  You can also catch them at…Burgettstown PA on 7/18…Camden NJ on 7/22…Darien Center NY on 7/25…Holmdel NJ on 7/28…Wantagh NY on 7/29…Saratoga Springs NY on 8/1…Hartford CT on 8/2…Mansfield MA on 8/4…and Gilford NH on 8/6!

---Add John Mellencamp to the list of nationally announced tour this week that will play at least one date (barely) within our local region…at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 7/7…as well as Gilford NH on 6/30…Lenox MA on 7/1…Vienna VA on 7/3…Philadelphia PA on 7/6…Canandaigua NY on 7/8…NYC on 7/11…Allentown PA on 8/31…and Essex Junction VT on 9/1!

---Jackyl is coming to the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse on 3/12!  The show

was announced last week, following a previously announced gig in Warrendale PA on 3/14!

---Condolences to local musician, Joe Stento, who lost his mom on Saturday 2/11 and played a gig at the Blind Tiger the same night.  On the same day Jimmy Jones had his dad’s funeral.

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Hot off of their glitchy appearance with Lady GaGa on The Grammy’s telecast, Metallica have announced Summer 2017 tour dates and there are plenty in our greater region…Baltimore MD on 5/10…Philadelphia PA on 5/12…East Rutherford NJ on 5/14…Uniondale NY on 5/17…Foxboro MA on 5/19…Toronto ON on 7/16…and Montreal QC on 7/19!

---Future announced the booking of a huge hip hop tour that includes Migos and Tory Lanez and is coming into our region no less than eight times…Washington DC (Bristow VA) on 5/11…Camden NJ on 5/12…Toronto ON on 5/16…Holmdel NJ on 5/18…Brooklyn NY on 5/19…Hartford CT on 5/20…Mansfield MA on 5/23…and Darien Center NY on 5/24!

---Grammy award winner, Chance The Rapper, has booked a Spring into Summer tour that will bring him around on…5/20 in Pittsburgh PA…Toronto ON on 5/24…Montreal QC on 5/25…Darien Center NY on 5/31…Washington DC on 6/4…and Baltimore MD on 6/6!

---Australian band, Midnight Oil, have announced a massive worldwide tour that includes a handful of dates in our greater region…Silver Spring MD on 5/9…Boston MA on 5/11…NYC on 5/13…Glenside PA on 5/16…and Toronto ON on 5/20!

---The Band Perry have scheduled Spring concert dates to help premiere their new “pop” sound and will play four shows in nearby markets…NYC on 3/7…Cambridge MA on 3/9…Philadelphia PA on 3/11…and Toronto ON on 3/12!  They’ll also play Bethlehem Musikfest in Bethlehem PA on 8/11!

---Rising rap star, Machine Gun Kelly, has confirmed less than a dozen American tour dates…three of which will effect our region…Baltimore MD on 5/5…Clifton Park NY on 5/9…and Reading PA on 5/10!

---Melissa Etheridge has announced April tour dates, most of which fall into our greater region…Toronto ON on 4/22…Troy NY on 4/23…Northampton MA on 4/24…Londonderry NH on 4/26…Lexington MA on 4/27…and Worcester MA on 4/28!

---The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who said last week that she was retiring later this year to spend more time with her grandkids, has also posted what are presumably her last tour dates…six in total with four in our greater region, including…Poughkeepsie NY on 3/12…and Chautauqua NY on 6/24…and the previously announced Uncasville CT on 3/23…and Westbury NY on 5/13!

---Indigo Girls have confirmed their “Four Voices” tour dates which include Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter.  They’ll be playing only three dates in our region…Toronto ON on 6/14…Gilford NH on 6/16…and Lenox MA on 6/17!

---Eric Benet and Marsha Ambrosius have announced a huge co-headlining tour with six stops within our greater region…two nights in NYC on 5/2 & 5/3…Glenside PA on 5/4…Baltimore MD on 5/5…and two nights in Washington DC on 5/6 & 5/9…plus, with two days off in between the Washington DC shows, there’s plenty of room to add more!

---Soft rockers, America have announced most of their 2017 dates, but I’d guess more are yet to come as there are some gaping holes that have yet to be filed…Atlantic City NJ on 3/25…Greensburg PA on 3/26…Peekskill NY on 6/17…and Lynn MA on 10/19!

---The Psychedelic Furs and Robyn Hitchcock have announced a 15-date Spring tour, sadly it only comes to our region twice…Pittsburgh PA on 4/14…and Buffalo NY on 4/15!

---Howie Day has announced a full slate of Spring 2017 tour dates that will keep him busy thru the end of June…Uncasville CT on 4/13…Pawling NY on 6/22…Scituate MA on 6/23…Fairfield CT on 6/24…and Shirley MA on 6/25!

---Dispatch is stepping out with Guster to play a 12-date schedule, including…NYC on 7/6…Columbia MD on 7/7…and Philadelphia PA on 7/9!

---Mike Posner confirmed a small, 16-date, Spring tour this week with only two dates for us…NYC on 4/16…and Philadelphia PA on 4/25!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy has been reformed, and while they are now performing in a world where Emerson, Lake and Palmer can no longer exist, they will now be the most legitimate ELP cover band on tour anywhere…out of four tour dates announced, only one will occur anywhere near us…Albany NY at Swyer Theatre on 5/20!

---Finally the Meat Puppets add a show east of Colorado…(seriously 12 shows on the west coast and none for the Midwest or east coast?)…Philadelphia PA on 5/16!

---Sebadoh plans a one-off in NYC at the Bell House on 4/22!

---Barry Manilows three-date tour will play only one date in our greater region…Uniondale NY on 5/25!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---The Avett Brothers add Philadelphia PA on 6/3!

---Pianist George Winston adds NYC (finally a date in our region on his Winter tour) on 4/14!

---Drive-By Truckers add a double-header in Washington DC with two shows @ the 930 Club on 4/21 and 4/22!

---Ana Popovic adds Buffalo NY on 5/22…Londonderry NH on 5/27!

---Steep Canyon Rangers add two nights in Pittsburgh PA on 3/15 & 3/16…Great Barrington MA on 3/26!

---Enter The Haggis adds Albany NY on 5/6!

---Geoff Tate adds Lancaster PA on 4/9!

---Marc Cohn adds Fairfield CT on 3/25!

---Prince’s old backing band, The Revolution, add a second night in Philadelphia PA on 4/30…and finally a night in NYC on 5/3!

---The Pretenders add NYC on 4/3!                   

---Peter Frampton adds Staten Island NY on 4/19!

---Spyro Gyra adds Sellersville PA on 5/19!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---America (4)

---Ana Popovic (2)

---Aretha Franklin (2)

---Avett Brothers (1)

---Barry Manilow (1)

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (1)

---Dispatch/ Guster (3)

---Driftwood (4)

---Drive-By Truckers (2)

---Enter The Haggis (1)

---Eric Benet/ Marsha Ambrosius (6)

---Future/ Migos/ Tory Lanez/ Kodak Black (8)

---Geoff Tate (1)

---George Winston (1)

---Howie Day (5)

---Incubus/ Jimmy Eat World (9)

---Indigo Girls/ Joan Baez/ Mary Chapin Carpenter (3)

---Jackyl (2)

---John Brown’s Body (1)

---John Mellencamp (9)

---Machine Gun Kelly (3)

---Marc Cohn (1)

---Meat Puppets (1)

---Melissa Etheridge (6)

---Metallica (7)

---Midnight Oil (5)

---Mike Posner (2)

---OneRepublic/ Fitz & the Tantrums/ James Arthur (10)

---Peter Frampton (1)

---Psychedelic Furs/ Robyn Hitchcock (2)

---REO Speedwagon/ Styx/ Don Felder (8)

---Sebadoh (1)

---Spyro Gyra (1)

---Steep Canyon Rangers (2)

---The Band Perry (4)

---The Pretenders (1)

---The Revolution (2)

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

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Music News for 021117:

---Devinne Meyers says she’s been busy with her new band!  It’s officially a “side-project,” a soul-blues band called Meyers Gross Group, in conjunction with fellow musician Nate Gross!  They are set to make their debut March 25th at the Ransom Steele in Apalachin NY.  Wanna sneak preview?  Meyers posted a video from a practice session on her new page for the Meyers Gross Group!  Here’s a link: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=meyers%20gross%20group

---Get The Led Out has revealed the rest of their dates for the next year and, at least for now, the next cycle of dates will end in Ithaca NY at the State Theatre!  New dates include…two nights in Collingswood NJ on 4/7 & 4/8…Kingston NY on 4/16…Providence RI on 4/28…Verona NY on 5/12…Rochester NY (at the Lilac Festival!) on 5/13…Jim Thorpe PA on 5/20…Alexandria Bay NY on 6/10…two nights in Glenside PA on 6/16 & 6/17…two more nights in Huntington NY on 6/30 & 7/1…Enfield CT on 7/8…Strausstown PA on 7/22…Worcester MA on 11/9…and three nights in Harrisburg PA on 11/30, 12/1 & 12/2!

---Future Islands are also coming to the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 5/26, as well as a few other venues…Providence RI on 5/25…Toronto ON on 5/27…Pittsburgh PA on 5/28…and Philadelphia PA on 5/29!  They’ll also play the Panorama Festival in NYC on 7/28!

---Los Lobos have finally added a date to their Spring tour that falls within our larger local area!  They’ll be in the Goldstein Auditorium in Syracuse NY on 6/16!

---Glass Animals are set to play the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown NY on 7/29!  Little Dragon will open. 

---Mountain Jam update: The third headliner has been announced! The String Cheese Incident will be the headliner on Friday night, June 16th!  All of the rest of the bands have yet to be assigned to specific nights.  To see the full line-up, click on this link:

https://www.facebook.com/mountainjamfest/photos/a.215685433894.132747.160557578894/10154967404538895/?type=3

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Prince’s old backing band, The Revolution are going out on the road for a small six-date tour in April with a trio of shows in our greater region…Silver Spring MD on 4/27…NYC on 4/28…and Philadelphia PA on 4/29!  Not sure if they’ll have a different lead singer or if someone in the band will handle the vocals.  Wendy and Lisa will be a part of the project along with Bobby Z, Brown Mark and Dr. Fink!

---Korn and Stone Sour are joining forces for a Summer tour that pounds our greater region more than a few times…Boston MA on 7/20…Toronto ON on 7/25…Philadelphia PA on 7/26…and Holmdel NJ on 7/27!

---Santana has announced a handful of regional shows as part of their Summer 2017 tour…Bethlehem PA on 8/4…Bethel NY on 8/5…Canandaigua NY on 8/18…Uncasville CT on 8/19…and Atlantic City NJ on 8/20!

---Following her spectacular Super Bowl 51 halftime show, Lady GaGa has announced a huge tour to cross North American this summer…NYC on 8/28…Boston MA on 9/1…Montreal QC on 9/4…Toronto ON on 9/6…Philadelphia PA on 9/10…Uncasville CT on 11/10…Washington DC on 11/19…and Pittsburgh PA on 11/20

---Muse are teaming-up with Thirty Seconds To Mars and PRVIS this summer with at least four dates in our regional coverage area…Dover DE (at the Firefly Festival) on 6/18…Toronto ON on 6/18…Wantagh NY on 6/22…and Burgettstown PA on 8/1!

---Incubus, who say they have a new album coming out soon, have announced American tour dates including a handful in our greater region…Holmdel NJ on 7/14…Mansfield MA on 7/18…Wantagh NY on 7/19…Camden NJ on 7/20…and Toronto ON on 7/22!  These shows will be opened with Jimmy Eat World!

---Jimmy Eat World have also scheduled a solo tour out ahead of their dates with Incubus, but only one of these will be in our region…Stroudsburg PA on 5/13…and they’ll also be at the Kerfuffle in Columbia MD on 5/14!

---Former My Chemical Romance guitarist, Frank Iero, is gonna spend late Spring & early Summer on the road with his band, The Patience…NYC on 4/18…Philadelphia PA on 4/19…Hamden CT on 4/20…Lancaster PA on 4/21…Baltimore MD on 4/22…and Pittsburgh PA on 4/23! 

---In addition to their own solo tour Frank Iero & The Patience will also be opening up for The Deftones & Rise Against!

---The Governors Ball on Randall’s Island in NYC on June 2nd thru June 4th has finally announced the performance schedule and it is both awesome and righteous!  Here are the highlights!

Day #1 (Fri 6/2): Chance The Rapper/ Lorde/ Flume/ ScHoolboy Q/ Bleachers/ Kehlani/ Tove Lo/ Charli XCX/ The Strumbella’s/ Dua Lipa/ Judah & the Lion!

Day #2 (Sat 6/3): Phoenix/ Childish Gambino/ Wu-Tang Clan/ Mark Ronson/ Marshmello/ The Head And The Heart/ Rae Sremmurd/ Banks/ A$AP Ferg/ Local Natives/ YG/ Saint Motel!

Day #3 (Sun 6/4): The Head And The Heart/ Tool/ Cage The Elephant/ Wiz Khalifa/ Phantogram/ Air/ Royal Blood/ Franz Ferdinand/ Mondo Cozmo/ Barns Courtney!

---In This Moment are taking Motionless In White, Avatar and Gemini Syndrome on the road this Spring for a visit to our greater region, including…Toronto ON on 4/16…Philadelphia PA on 4/18…Albany NY on 4/19…Baltimore MD on 4/21…Stroudsburg PA on 4/22…Worcester MA on 4/23…and Pittsburgh PA on 4/25!

---Dark Star Orchestra have fleshed out their May dates and they’ll be dropping into our greater region several times for an extended visit…Red Bank NJ on 5/11…Westbury NY on 5/12…Jim Thorpe PA on 5/13…Morristown NJ on 5/16…Boston MA on 5/18…Port Chester NY on 5/19 & 5/20…Keene NH on 5/21…Wilmington DE on 5/23…and Hyannis MA on 7/30!

---Jack Johnson and Lake Street Dive will team-up for a joint tour across North America n June and July…Toronto ON on 6/4…Mansfield MA on 6/9…Camden NJ on 6/10…Columbia MD on 6/11…Queens NY on 6/14!

---Blondie is stepping out with Garbage and Deap Vally and trekking across America…Lewiston NY on 7/25…Toronto ON on 7/26…Red Bank NJ on 7/28…Bethel NY (at Bethel Woods) on 7/29…Boston MA on 7/30…NYC on 8/1…and Philadelphia PA on 8/2!

---Diana Krall goes on a massive tour late Spring into Summer and plays our region several times…Burlington VT on 6/9…Canandaigua NY on 6/10…Hartford CT on 6/13…Portsmouth NH on 6/14…Newark NJ on 6/16…Boston MA on 6/17…Providence RI on 6/18…NYC on 6/21…Philadelphia PA on 6/23…Vienna VA on 6/24…and Pittsburgh PA on 6/27!

---Empire Of The Sun have confirmed a national tour that brings them into our greater region four times this Spring…NYC on 5/10…Washington DC on 5/11…Boston MA on 5/12…and Camden NJ on 5/13!

---Rising pop star, Betty Who, has announced a Spring tour that begins in our greater region…Hamden CT on 4/12…NYC on 4/14…Boston MA on 4/15…Washington DC on 4/16…Philadelphia PA on 4/17…and Pittsburgh PA on 4/19!

---Born of Osiris is headlining a modern metal package tour that has planned stops in our greater region…Worcester MA on 3/11…Philadelphia PA on 3/12…NYC on 3/14…Baltimore MD on 3/15…and Pittsburgh PA on 3/15!

---After The Burial has also plotted a package tour that is coming to…Pittsburgh PA on 3/16…Howell NJ on 3/17…Worcester MA on 3/18…NYC on 3/19…and Baltimore MD on 3/20!

---Cool, quirky pairing…Ozomatli and Squirrel Nut Zippers team-up for a half dozen shows including three in our region…Ridgefield CT on 4/19…Concord NH on 4/20…and Brooklyn NY on 4/21!

---Portugal. The Man has announced the rest of his Spring 2017 tour, so additional dates include…Pittsburgh PA On 3/27…New Haven CT on 3/28…two nights in Philadelphia PA on 3/30 & 3/31…and Washington DC on 4/1…those are in addition to the previously announced NYC on 6/6!

---Gordon Lightfoot will tour again in May 2017, after taking a month off coming to Princeton NJ on 5/10…Westbury NY on 5/11…Springfield MA on 5/12…Tarrytown NY on 5/13…Alexandria VA on 5/15…and Jim Thorpe PA on 5/19!

---Beach House announces a ten-date tour, including a stop at the Governors Ball on 6/2…and two solo stops…Wilmington DE on 3/29…and Lancaster PA on 3/30!

---Dave Brockie may be gone, but Gwar soldiers on, in fact they say that this will be one of the craziest touring years ever, but for now…only three dates announced…and just one in our region…Reading PA on 4/13!

---Clean Bandit have announced a 20-date Spring tour that will bring them into our region a handful of times…Washington DC on 4/19…NYC on 4/21…Philadelphia PA on 4/22…Toronto ON on 4/24…and Montreal QC on 4/25!

---Desiigner is set to play five out of twenty dates in our greater region in May…Cambridge MA on 5/9…Washington DC on 5/11…Philadelphia PA on 5/12…NYC on 5/15…and Toronto ON on 5/16!

---Richie Kotzen of Poison and The Winery Dogs, will play solo dates in May in our greater region…Pittsburgh PA on 5/9…NYC on 5/11…New Hope PA on 5/14…and Bethlehem PA on 5/17!

---Clutch has declared a ten-date tour that features Brooklyn NY on 5/15…Providence RI on 5/16…and Port Chester NY on 5/17!

---Singer, Paul Anka, has announced a small 16-date Spring tour…but only one of these dates within our greater region…Westbury NY on 5/12!

---Michael Sweet, of Stryper, has booked a few solo dates for June, and they all fall into our region…Fall River MA on 6/2…Poughkeepsie NY on 6/3…Baltimore MD on 6/4!

---Phil Lewis may be gone, but L.A. Guns carry on with a new date in Baltimore MD on 4/21…meanwhile a previously announced date in Wantagh NY on 4/22, is now being headlined by Faster Pussycat!  L.A. Guns will open.

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The Washington DC area Kerfuffle has been confirmed for Sunday 5/14 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD…and will include some great and established names in alternative rock…Kings Of Leon, Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, Fitz & the Tantrums and Catfish & the Bottlemen!

---Trapt and Smile Empty Soul are co-headiners of a one-shot show, at least so far.  The show also includes Ritual Walk, Ironsoul and Breath Of The Valkyrie at Mohawk Place in Buffalo NY on 5/15!

---Foo Fighters guitarist, Chris Shiflett has announced a solo album and tour, but at only a dozen dates there’s only one for us in the northeast…NYC on 4/6 at Stage 2, in Rockwood Music Hall!

---RZA will play one show only in NYC on 2/18!

---Robby Kreiger, of The Doors, will play one time only in NYC on 4/16 at the City Winery!       

---Of Montreal has only booked two shows so far for 2017…and only one near us…Brooklyn NY on 4/27 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---BulletBoys add Pittsburgh PA on 4/29…and Hanover MD on 4/30!

---Actor/ singer/ songwriter, Keifer Sutherland is adding new tour dates…Alexandria VA on 5/23…NYC on 5/25…and Amagansett NY on 5/26!

---Adrian Belew, formerly of King Crimson, adds NYC on 5/9, 5/10 & 5/11…Albany NY on 5/12…Montreal QC on 5/13…Toronto ON on 5/16!

---Taj Mahal adds Fairfield CT on 3/2!

---Los Lonely Boys adds Pawling NY on 7/16!

---Naughty By Nature adds Reading PA on 2/24…Worcester MA on 5/12!

---Tempest (todd evans old band 1999-2001) adds on White Oak PA on 4/19!

---Finally, Adam Ant adds some dates in our region on his North American tour…Glenside PA on 2/21…and NYC on 2/22!

---Taylor Dayne adds Philadelphia PA on 6/3!

---The Tedeschi Trucks Band just added three nights in Washington DC on 2/23, 2/24 & 2/25…and three nights in Philadelphia PA on 6/8, 6/9 & 6/10!

---Ryan Adams adds Brooklyn NY on 2/18!

---Mavis Staples adds NYC on 3/9!

---Simple Plan adds NYC on 3/10!

---Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket adds a solo show on 3/27 in NYC!

---Carbon Leaf adds NYC on 4/21!

---Gary Hoey adds Teaneck NJ on 4/28!

---John Sebastian adds Shirley MA on 3/24…and Tarrytown NY on 5/19!

---The Pretty Reckless add Sayreville NJ on 5/19!

---Tommy James & the Shondells add Holmdel NJ on 6/2…and Cape May NJ on 7/12!

---Dweezil Zappa adds NYC on 7/11!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Adam Ant (2)

---Adrian Belew (6)

---After The Burial (5)

---Beach House (2)

---Betty Who (6)

---Blondie/ Garbare/ Vally Deap (7)

---Born Of Osiris (5)

---BulletBoys (2)

---Carbon Leaf (1)

---Chris Shiflett (1)

---Clean Bandit (5)

---Clutch (3)

---Desiigner (5)

---Diana Krall (11)

---Dweezil Zappa (1)

---Faster Pussycat/ L.A. Guns (1)

---Frank Iero & The Patience (6)

---Future Islands (5)

---Glen Phillips (1)

---Gordon Lightfoot (6)

---Governors Ball (3)

---Gwar (1)

---In This Moment/ Motionless In White/ Avatar/ Gemini Syndrome (7)

---John Sebastian (2)

---Keifer Sutherland (3)

---Korn/ Stone Sour (4)

---L.A. Guns (1)

---Lady GaGa (8)

---Los Lobos (1)

---Los Lonely Boys (1)

---Mavis Staples (1)

---Michael Sweet (3)

---Muse/ Thirty Seconds To Mars/ PRVIS (4)

---Naughty By Nature (2)

---Of Montreal (1)

---Ozomatli/ Squirrel Nut Zippers (3)

---Paul Anka (1)

---Portugal. The Man (5)

---Ryan Adams (1)

---Richie Kotzen (4)

---Santana (5)

---Simple Plan (1)

---Taj Mahal (1)

---Taylor Dayne (1)

---Tedeschi Trucks Band (6)

---Tempest (1)

---Tommy James & the Shondells (2)

---The Pretty Reckless (1)

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

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Music News for 020417:

---Kites And Powerlines, winners of last years Equinox Broadcasting’s “Battle Of The Bands,” have announced that they’ll have a CD Release party for their debut album, “There’s More Here Than Black And White,” on Friday March 3rd at the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY @ 7pm, featuring opening act, Like Astronauts!  It’s an 18 and over show, but ID’s will be checked!  Admission is $8.00!

---Local prog-rock icon, Randy McStine, announced that his pledgemusic campaign to pay for production of his new album, “Blank,” is at 101%, but the site will remain open until 2/15 to give everyone a chance to fund the album that wants to.  If you want to get in on the latest McStine project click on this link: www.pledgemusic.com/randymcstine.

---So Nate Calzetoni of local jam band, Raibred, revealed his tease this week…announcing Rai-fest to be the weekend of April 14th thru the 16th, but seemed to backtrack after concern about cold early Spring weather could be factor, so now, after putting the matter up for a fan vote on facebook…it’s seems the festival is being moved back to May!  Stay tuned…

---Did everyone see the article about local Badfinger drummer, Mike Ricciardi’s wonderful photography business, in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin recently?  If you missed it, follow this link and check it out: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/connections/2017/01/26/creators-ricciardi-combines-humor-photography/96175852

---Marv Williams wrote on facebook that Open Mic Mondays at Uncles Place in Hillcrest is on hold until 3/6, which btw is the third anniversary of the popular showcase!  Of course, he also closed out his post with the tease, “More details to follow…”  whatever that means.

---Not only have the Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton confirming their date at Mountain Jam in Hunter NY this year…which btw is Sunday June 18th for both of them…but they’ve also announced that they will be touring together in the Summer of 2017, which will also bring them to…Holmdel NJ on 6/15…Wantagh NY on 6/17…Toronto ON on 6/20…Canandaigua NY (at the Finger Lakes PAC) on 6/21…Columbia MD on 6/23…Mashantucket CT on 6/24…Gilford NH on 6/25…Philadelphia PA on 6/27…and finally in Verona (at Turning Stone of course) on 6/30!

---Kings Of Leon are extending their American tour into the Summer and bringing Deerhunter (April and May) and Nathaniel Rateliff (July and August) with them.  The tour enters our local area in… Syracuse NY (at Lakeview Amphitheatre) on 8/5…Bethel NY (at Bethel Woods) on 8/6…and our regional area in…Holmdel NJ on 5/20…Saratoga Springs NY on 7/26…Mansfield MA on 7/28…Uncasville CT on 7/29…Wantagh NY on 8/1…Darien Center NY on 8/2…Toronto ON on 8/9…and Burgettstown PA on 8/18!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Reigning, touring jam band, Phish have come thru with a great new 13 night stand in NYC at Madison Square Garden that is being called the “Baker’s Dozen!”  The residency begins on Friday July 21st and wraps up on Sunday August 6th playing 13, not necessarily consecutive dates at the iconic venue.  Tickets are being sold both as single tickets and the entire Bakers Dozen package, which is going to be offered, we understand, as 13 shows for the price of 12! 

---Deep Purple, Alice Cooper and the Edgar Winter Band have teamed-up for a nationwide tour with Cooper and Purple co-headlining!  The tour will pass thru our region starting with…Bristow VA on 8/23…Camden NJ on 8/24…Wantagh NY on 8/26…Mansfield MA on 8/27…Holmdel NJ on 8/28…Burgettstown PA on 9/1…and Toronto ON on 9/2!

---Nickelback returns to the road with American Idol’s Chris Daughtry and Shaman’s Harvest for an extensive North American tour in 2017!  Initial dates include…Toronto ON on 6/27…Montreal QC on 6/29…Wantagh NY on 7/1…Holmdel NJ on 7/2…Mansfield MA on 7/8…Saratoga Springs NY on 7/10…Darien Center NY on 7/12…Camden NJ on 8/4…Hershey PA on 8/5…and Burgettstown PA on 8/7!

---One of the hottest pop bands of the last year has been The Chainsmokers, who haven’t even released their debut album yet, have announced a way for fans to see them in concert and get their album too…the tour is being called, “Memories: Do Not Open,” and the new album is being given away with the purchase of tickets to their Spring 2017 tour, which is coming to…Bridgeport CT on 4/20…Albany NY on 4/21…Pittsburgh PA on 4/22…Columbia MD on 5/26…Toronto ON on 5/30…Montreal QC on 6/1…Boston MA on 6/2…two nights in Philadelphia PA on 6/3 & 6/4…Providence RI on 6/7…and two nights in Queen NY on 6/9 & 6/10!  Kiiara opens the show

---John Mayer just released his new album, “The Search For Everything,” and apparently that search is taking place across America as he is also hitting the road across our continent, including our region…Albany NY on 3/31…Montreal QC on 4/1…Toronto ON on 4/3…NYC on 4/5…Washington DC on 4/6…Philadelphia PA on 4/7…and Boston MA on 4/9!

---TV and movie star, Kiefer Sutherland is touring his country album one more time around the country with a 17-date tour coming to only two venues in our region…Niagara Falls NY on 2/18…and Old Saybrook CT on 2/19!

---The Happy Together Tour is expanding both it’s line-up and it’s itinerary!  The Turtles are back on the bill along with Ron Dante of The Archies…meanwhile they’ve added a new leg of shows which will mean we’ll see the tour more than we planned (which is a good thing!)…Danbury CT on 8/4…Red Bank NJ on 8/5…Boston MA on 8/6…Wilmington DE on 8/7…and Hamburg NY on 8/9…plus a new date added to the tours earlier leg…on 6/13 in Morristown NJ!

---Love And Theft have announced a couple dates over the next few months (just paying the bills I guess) with two shows near us…Providence RI on 3/16…and Warrendale PA on 4/8!

---Barbra Streisand will play two shows, both on Long Island when she appears on 5/4 in Uniondale NY…and Brooklyn NY on 5/6!

---Rising alternative star, Bishop Briggs has plotted a Spring 2017 tour that will bring her around to our greater region a few times, including…Toronto ON on 5/3…Philadelphia PA on 5/5…Cambridge MA on 5/6…Pawtucket RI on 5/7…NYC on 5/9…and Brooklyn NY on 5/10! Shaed and Manatee Commune will also join her on the road!

---Chris DeBurgh has booked a tour of Ireland and Canada that will bring him pretty close to our greater region, so if you are a fan (remember, “Salt In My Tears,” and “The Lady In Red”) you can see him in…Montreal QC on 9/27…and St. Catharines ON on 10/7!

---Thursday has announced a huge American tour with Touche Amore and Basement, that books our greater region at least a half dozen of times…Boston MA on 3/28…Philadelphia PA on 3/30…Silver Spring MD on 3/31…Clifton Park NY on 4/28…and NYC on 4/29 and 4/30!

---Catfish & the Bottlemen must be excited about touring with Green Day…they’ve booked a series of warm-up shows that impact our regional area, including…Clifton Park NY on 5/2…Montreal QC on 5/3…Toronto ON on 5/4…NYC on 5/6…and Pittsburgh PA on 5/7!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Blues Traveler just booked a Spring tour, plus a few festival dates…but only one show for our region?  Well, they have played here an awful lot over the years, but c’mon!  Can’t you give us more than…Lakeville PA on 9/3?!  Maybe on the next leg…

---Marshall Crenshaw books a one-off in Ridgefield CT on 2/11!

---Memphis May Fire are playing a one-shot festival type tour date on 3/13 in Pittsburgh PA at the Diesel Club Lounge!  Other bands on the bill include Blessthefall, Bad Seed Rising, The Colour Morale and Sylar!

---Adelita’s Way just booked their only show East of the Mississippi in Pittsburgh PA on 4/18 at the Diesel Club!

---Matt & Gunnar Nelson have announced one show only, but not as Ricky Nelson Remembered, or as “Nelson,” as the duo were previously known…don’t know if this is a band show or tribute show, but if you’re a fan it is interesting to take note of.  The date is 2/4 in Westbury NY.

---The Crazy World of Arthur Brown is back!  They’re playing a half dozen shows across the U.S. however four of them are on the West Coast, one is in the MidWest and another one is in NYC on 2/23!

---The “Louder Than Love” festival celebrates on April Fools Day (4/1) in Westbury NY and features some big names…TKA, Crystal Waters, Melle Mel, Cover Girls, Soul Sonic Force, Pretty Poison and more!

---Zebra books a one-off in NYC on 4/15 at B.B. Kings Blues Club…adding to the confusion is a simultaneous solo tour announced by Zebra’s Randy Jackson, set to impact our region only once…Derby CT on 5/25!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Eric Clapton is adding two more NYC dates at Madison Square Garden, but not until September 7th and 8th.

---There were two impromptu changes for moe. this week…first a pop-up show in Jim Thorpe PA at Penn’s Peak on 2/2, so if you missed it, you missed it…the second after the end of their tour in NYC on 7/21!

---Ryan Adams adds NYC on 2/16!

---Rickie Lee Jones and Madeline Peyroux add Morristown NJ on 3/6…and Bethesda MD on 3/7!

---CJ Ramone, after getting off the “Flogging Molly Salty Dog Cruise” makes landfall in NY on 3/17!

---The Temptations add Bethlehem PA on 3/5…then step out with The Four Tops for two shows in Glenside PA on 3/24…and Westbury NY on 3/25!

---Kip Winger adds NYC on 4/9!

---Buddy Guy adds Westbury NY on 4/29!

---Aretha Franklin adds Westbury NY on 5/13!

---Stephanie Mills and The Whispers add Westbury NY on 6/2!

---Johnny Mathis finally adds a northeast date to his 2017 schedule…Westbury NY on 6/3!

---Delbert McClinton adds NYC on 11/1…and Alexandria VA on 11/3!

---Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes add Ocean City NJ on 7/10…Alexandria VA on 7/15…Truro MA on 8/12…and NYC on 12/2!

---Rusted Root has fleshed out the rest of their Spring 2017 dates by adding…Fairfield CT on 2/17…Newton NJ on 2/18…Sellersville PA on 2/21…Warrendale PA on 4/1…and Plymouth NH on 5/26!

---Aaron Neville adds NYC on 12/15…and Fairfield CT on 12/17!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Aaron Neville (2)

---Adelita’s Way/ Caleb Johnson/ The Missing Letters (1)

---Aretha Franklin (1)

---Barbra Streisand (2)

---Bishop Briggs (6)

---Blues Traveler (1)          

---Buddy Guy (1)

---Catfish & the Bottlemen (5)

---Deep Purple/ Alice Cooper/ Edgar Winter Band (7)

---Delbert McClinton (2)

---CJ Ramone (1)

---Eric Clapton (2)

---Happy Together Tour (6)

---John Mayer (7)

---Johnny Mathis (1)

---Kiefer Sutherland (2)

---Kings Of Leon/ Deerhunter (1)

---Kings Of Leon/ Nathaniel Rateliff (9)

---Kip Winger (1)

---Love And Theft (2)

---Marshall Crenshaw (1)

---Matt & Gunnar Nelson (1)

---moe. (1)

---Nickelback/ Daughtry/ Shaman’s Harvest (10)

---Phish (13)

---Rickie Lee Jones/ Madeline Peyroux (2)

---Ryan Adams (1)

---Rusted Root (5)

---Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (4)

---Stephanie Mills/ The Whispers (1)

---Steve Miller Band/ Peter Frampton (9)

---The Chainsmokers/ Kiiara (12)

---The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (1)

---The Four Tops/ The Temptations (2)

---The Temptations (1)

---TKA/ Judy Torres/ Crystal Waters/ Melle Mel/ Cover Girls/ Soul Sonic Force/ Safire/ Pretty Poison (1)

---Thursday (6)

---Zebra (1)

---Zebra’s Randy Jackson (1)

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

 

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Music News for 012817:

---A few local musicians were spotted at the Binghamton area Women’s Rights march on January 21st!  Spotted in the crowd was Victor Lay, of Black Apple Current, and spotted addressing the crowd was Cyber Café West owner and leader of local band, Ugly Dolphin, Jeff Kahn!  Crowd estimates say at least 4-thousand people showed up for the event!  For those of you who weren’t there and didn’t get Kahn’s weekly Cyber Café West newsletter, a transcript of his remarks has been included at the end of this report…just scroll down.

---Kevin Kober is now booking shows for the Galaxy Brewing Company!  Kober posted on his facebook page that if you are interested in playing at the local microbrewery and venue to reach him thru galaxybrewingmusic@gmail.com.  He is also on facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/keviemetal138?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf

---Interesting tease posted by Nate Calzetoni of Raibred on his facebook page this week.  It reads…” Raibred fans and bredheads...April 14th-16th...save the date. Take off work, call in sick, quit your job, just make sure you're free! more info soon...”  Hmmm.

---So, Fitzie’s in Binghamton NY rebuilt their stage this week making smaller and portable?  Not sure what it means but it did keep Ed Hickey out of trouble for a few hours!  Hickey also says he wants to start booking country bands at the venue.

---Next To Kin (also identifying themselves as N2K) have announced that their first “real” album will be released May 5th at their show booked for the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin!  The band recently posted on facebook that they’d begun to record it at NewClear studios! 

---Local singer/ songwriter, Ayana Del Valle, otherwise known as Ayana D or simply, Ayana; says her talented sister from Albany NY, singer/ songwriter Taina Asili, has decided to release her song, “War Cry,” as a FREE download, to thank the millions of people who showed up at all the rallies and marches around the world in resistance to Trump and injustice!  If you want to download the track, click on this link: http://tainaasili.com/warcry and submit your e-mail address…you’ll have to submit your e-mail address so they can put you on their mailing list, but if you’re a fan, it’s worth it!

---Northeast PA (NEPA) bluegrass band, Cabinet have established a second leg for their 2017 tour, including…West Dover VT on 3/10…Saratoga Springs NY on 4/20…South Burlington VT on 4/22…Cambridge MA on 4/27…NYC on 4/28…and Baltimore MD on 4/29!

---The road to The Decemberists Spring tour begins in Ithaca NY, as they open a ten-date tour at the State Theatre on 4/7, and then continues to…Pittsburgh PA on 4/8…Philadelphia PA on 4/14…New Haven CT on 4/15…and three nights in Brooklyn NY on 4/17, 4/18 & 4/19!

---Third Eye Blind heads back on the road for the Summer of 2017 with Silversun Pickups warming up!  The tour has several impact points in our regional area…Boston MA on 6/21…Holmdel NJ on 6/23…Wantagh NY on 6/24…Philadelphia PA on 6/25…Toronto ON on 6/28…Darien Center NY on 6/29…Syracuse NY (at Lakeview Amphitheatre) on 6/30…Saratoga Springs NY on 7/1…and Wallingford CT on 7/2!

---Foghat has announced a show in Wilkes-Barre PA at The Woodlands nightclub on 2/13. It’s one of only two dates within our regional coverage area, booked for the British blues rockers so far in 2017 and close enough that it’s practically local, so don’t miss out!

---Could Bad Company be heading back out on the road in 2017?  Speculation is that they will return, with a new album and a tour as well, but the band is also suffering from health problems, so they’ll have to get better before all this happens, with that in mind, they’ve scheduled a one-off in Waterloo NY on 2/10 at the Del Lago Resort & Casino.

---Former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth adds Sellersville PA on 3/13…NYC on 3/14…and Liverpool NY (near Syracuse) on 3/15!

---Dionne Warwick is coming as close as Wilkes-Barre PA on 3/4 at The Kirby Center, on her latest tour!  She’s also added shows in Englewood NJ on 3/3…Peekskill NY on 3/5…and Atlantic City NJ on 6/24!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Queen + Adam Lambert are coming to America and playing a robust 25-date schedule that includes dates well within our region…Montreal QC on 7/17…Toronto ON on 7/18…Uncasville CT on 723…Boston MA on 7/25…Newark NJ on 7/26…Brooklyn NY on 7/28…Philadelphia PA on 7/30…and Washington DC on 7/31!

---Former Poco and Eagles bass player, Timothy B. Schmidt has announced a sereies of regional Spring 2017 dates, which include at least one borderline local show…at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 4/30!  Other additional shows include Cohoes NY on 4/25…Bay Shore NY on 4/27…Hartford CT on 4/28…NYC on 5/7….South Orange NJ on 5/7…and Ridgefield CT on 5/12!

---Mumford & Sons are going back on the road in Spring 2017, but only planning a dozen dates or so, including…Burgettstown PA on 5/24…Camden NJ on 5/25…and the Boston Calling Music Festival in Boston MA on 5/26, 5/27 & 5/28!

---Gavin Rossdale and Bush will play a few dates in our greater region Spring in anticipation of their new (as-yet-untitled) album being released…Toronto ON on 5/18…Camden NJ on 5/20…and Baltimore MD on 6/10!  Hopefully more shows after the album is announced! 

---Iron Maiden is taking “Eddie” back on the road with a tour across America that will stop in…Washington DC on 6/3…Philadelphia PA on 6/4…Newark NJ on 6/7…Toronto ON on 7/15…Mansfield MA on 7/19…Brooklyn NY on 7/21!  Ghost will open.

---Last week was a roller coaster week for Derek Trucks…who lost his iconic Uncle, Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band, on the same day his Tedeschi Trucks Band announced the summer leg of their tour!  The new leg of this tour will include some regional dates…and some very cool guests (the Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna!)!  See them at…Gilford NH on 7/1…Essex Junction VT on 7/2…Saratoga Springs NY on 7/3…Vienna VA on 7/5…Rochester NY on 7/8…and Simsbury CT on 7/9!

---Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper have announced a joint tour that will bring them to Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 7/21…as well as…Camden NJ on 7/12…Mansfield MA on 7/15…Wantagh NY on 7/18…Washington DC on 7/19…Saratoga Springs NY on 7/22…Holmdel NJ on 7/25…and Rochester NY on  7/29!

---Journey and Asia have announced the Summer leg of their joint tour, which means there will be some shows within our region for the first time…adding Brooklyn NY on 4/7…then Baltimore MD on 6/14…Uncasville CT on 6/16…Atlantic City NJ on 6/17…Worcester MA on 6/19…and Rochester NY on 6/21!

---Here’s a huge big-name Summer package tour, but It’s very PG and bland…so family oriented, sure…talking about Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield, and they’ll be playing all the big venues, in some of the countries biggest cities…Camden NJ on 6/8…Holmdel NJ on 6/9…Mansfield MA on 6/11…Uncasville CT on 6/13…Wantagh NY on 6/14…Bethel NY ( at Bethel Woods) on 6/16…Hershey PA on 6/17…Saratoga Springs NY on 6/18…Darien Center NY on 6/20…Toronto ON on 6/21…and Burgettstown PA on 6/23!

---The voice of “Frozen” will tour the world in 2017…Idina Menzel will play multiple dates in our overall region, including…Uniondale NY on 4/7…Atlantic City NJ on 5/20…Mashantucket CT on 7/7…Boston MA on 7/8…Washington DC on 7/9…Pittsburgh PA on 7/11…Toronto ON on7/14…Canandaigua NY on 7/15…Philadelphia PA on 7/16…and Baltimore MD on 7/18!

---Florida Georgia Line, who haven’t been able to replicate their pop chart success without Nelly, have invited the rapper on tour this summer as they tour America!  The country band crossed over to pop with the top five hit, “Cruise,” back in 2013, but haven’t scored another pop hit since.  We’ll see how the gambit pays off as they play shows in…Wantagh NY on 6/15…Darien Center NY on 6/16…Camden NJ on 6/17…Washington DC on 8/5…Holmdel NJ on 8/17…Hartford CT on 8/18…and Burgettstown PA on 8/19!

---Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds are back to fill in the “off” time in the Dave Matthews Band schedule!  The duo will play two nights in Philadelphia PA on 6/2 & 6/3...Canandaigua NY on 6/4…Wantagh NY on 6/6…Holmdel NJ on 6/7…two nights in Saratoga Springs NY on 6/16 & 6/17…and Columbia MD on 6/18!  The greater question is…will the full band tour this summer?

---Rising pop star, Bebe Rexha has announced a Spring 2017 headlining tour that will include a few stops in our area…Toronto ON on 3/23…Montreal QC on 3/24…Philadelphia PA on 3/26…Cambridge MA on 3/27…NYC on 3/29…and Washington DC on 3/30!

---The Pixies and Cymbals Eat Guitars have teamed up for a Spring 2017 tour that brings them to…Washington DC on 5/16…three nights in Boston MA on 5/19, 5/20 & 5/21…Philadelphia PA on 5/23…NYC on 5/24…and Brooklyn NY on 5/26!

---Coheed And Cambria have confirmed regional dates for late Spring, in…NYC on 5/5…Silver Spring MD on 5/6…Boston MA on 5/9…Philadelphia PA on 5/10…and Pittsburgh PA on 5/18!

---The Marshall Tucker Band announces their Spring tour dates and they include more than a few stops in our greater region…Englewood NJ on 2/22…Woonsocket RI on 2/25…Verona NY on 2/26…Lancaster PA on 5/13…Ridgefield CT on 6/22…Augusta NJ on 6/24…and Greensburg PA on 6/30!

---The 1975 have announced a nearly 40-date tour across North and Central America, that includes more than a few stops near us in Bingo-land…Pittsburgh PA on 5/11…Rochester NY on 5/23…Montreal QC on 5/26…Boston MA (at the Boston Calling Festival) on 5/26, 5/27 & 5/28…Glens Falls NY on 5/28…Niagara Falls NY on 5/30 & 5/31…and NYC on 6/1!

---Break-out alternative band, Mondo Cozmo, are making the most of their new found notoriety with new shows in NYC on 1/30 (Brooklyn), 1/31 (manhattan), Philadelphia PA on 2/1…and NYC (manhattan again) on 2/2!

---Lady Antebellum has announced Summer 2017 dates which include…Camden NJ on 6/23…Washington DC on 6/24…Wantagh NY on 7/14…Hartford CT on 7/22…Darien Center NY on 8/10…Holmdel NJ on 8/11…and Mansfield MA on 8/12!  Kelsea Ballerini will open.

---Electronic musician, Jean-Michel Jarre, is set to tour the U.S. this year with a few regional stops…Toronto ON on 5/9…Montreal QC on 5/11…Boston MA on 5/16…Upper Darby PA on 5/18…and NYC on 5/20!

---Last In Line, the band featuring remaining original members of Dio, have plotted a small Spring tour that plays entirely within our greater region…Teaneck NJ on 3/24…Westbury NY on 3/25…Buffalo NY on 3/30…Poughkeepsie NY on 3/31…and Stroudsburg PA on 4/1!

---Aimee Mann, who has formed a remarkable solo career in the years since she left her original band, ‘Til Tuesday, is going on another solo tour that will bring her to…Washington DC on 4/20…Glenside PA on 4/21…NYC on 4/22…Boston MA on 4/24…Albany NY on 4/25…and Toronto ON on 4/26!

---The New Pornographers have confirmed a 15-stop tour across the country that will include stops in…Boston MA on 4/25…NYC on 4/26…Philadelphia PA on 4/27…and Washington DC on 4/28!

---A Great Big World books a tiny, ten-date tour that includes…Washington DC on 3/18…Philadelphia PA on 3/20…Boston MA on 3/21…Ridgefield CT on 3/22…NYC on 3/23…and Toronto ON on 3/25!

---Jazz fusion, violin player, Jean-Luc Ponty will tour the U.S. in 2017, but only a few dates near us so far…Niagara Falls NY on 6/23…Saratoga Springs NY on 6/24…and NYC on 6/25!

---Portugal The Man have announced a handful of Summer tour dates…only one of which is nearby…NYC on 6/6!

---Carbon Leaf has announced a small schedule of terrestrial dates including…Washington DC (as part of ShamrockFest) on 3/11…Wilmington DE on 4/14…and Plymouth NH on 5/5!

---Parachute have booked only seven dates for Spring 2017 and three of them fall within our regional area, including…Cambridge MA on 4/17…Washington DC on 4/21…and Philadelphia PA on 4/22!

---Ian Hunter books a two-night stand at the City Winery in NYC on 2/6 & 2/7!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Flo Rida will play a one-off in Waterloo NY at the Del Lago Resort on 2/11!

---Joss Stone announces a one-shot in Rochester on 6/23…for the Jazz Fest maybe?

---Mr. Big, booked in only two venues so far this year…will play one of them in our greater region…Warrendale PA, just outside of Pittsburgh on 6/6!

---Crack The Sky will play one show only in Warrendale PA on 8/12!

---My Morning Jacket and Gary Clark Jr. have teamed-up for a one-shot show in Queens NY on 7/15!

---The “Bad And Boujee” boys, Migos have announced a one-shot show in Queens NY on 3/3!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Aaron Lewis adds Verona NY on 4/7…and Mashantucket CT on 5/28!

---Kip Winger adds Sellersville PA on 4/6…and Garwood NJ on 4/7…and the date in Warrendale PA on 4/26 may be cancelled, as it is suddenly not on his itinerary.  Well watch to see if it comes back.

---Rascal Flatts add Mashantucket CT on 2/17!

---Lou Gramm, formerly of Foreigner, adds Niagara Falls NY on 4/28!

---Green Day adds Toronto ON on 8/18…Darien Center NY on 8/26…Mansfield MA on 8/28…Hartford CT on 8/29…and Camden NJ on 8/31!  Catfish & the Bottlemen will open.

---The Bellamy Brothers add Hamburg NY on 8/10!

---The English Beat adds Philadelphia PA on 3/5!

---Run The Jewels adds a fourth night at Terminal 5 in NYC on 3/1!

---Boyz II Men add Waterloo NY on 3/3!

---Joan Jett & the Blackhearts add Waterloo NY on 3/11!

---Bret Michaels (of poison) adds Waterloo NY on 3/24!

---Night Ranger adds Waterloo NY on 4/15…and Warrendale PA on 4/21!

---Great White and Slaughter add Verona NY (at Turning Stone) on 7/7!

---Santana adds Bethlehem PA on 8/4…and Canandaigua NY on 8/18!

---Old 97’s add Buffalo NY on 5/8!

---Trey Anastasio, of Phish, adds three dates to his solo tour…Northampton MA on 3/8…Troy NY on 3/10…and Portsmouth NH on 3/11!

---John Sebastian adds Pawling NY on 3/26!

---Three Dog Night adds Ridgefield CT on 10/15!

---Slick Rick adds Philadelphia PA on 3/31…the show looks like a new Back To The 80’s date, but isn’t listed as such, so not sure if this is a solo headlining date with guests or what.

---Kinks guitarist, Dave Davies is extending his stay in America by adding…Natick MA on 4/13…New Hope PA on 4/17…Londonderry NH on 4/20…Riverhead NY on 4/22...and moving the 4/15 show from Provincetown to Truro MA!

---Brian McKnight adds Glenside PA on 5/13!

---Puddle Of Mudd adds Patchogue NY on 3/17…Londonderry NH on 3/18…and Poughkeepsie NY on 3/19!

---The Charlie Wilson, Johnny Gill and Fantasia tour adds Brooklyn NY on 3/29!

---Needtobreathe adds Sayreville NJ on 5/9!

---Will Hoge adds Philadelphia PA on 3/14!

---Paula Cole adds Philadelphia PA on 4/8!

---Drive-By Truckers add Wilmington DE on 4/20!

---Kris Kristofferson adds a three-night stay at the City Winery in NYC on 4/28, 4/29 & 4/30!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---A Great Big World (6)

---Aaron Lewis (2)

---Aimee Mann (6)

---Bad Company (1)

---Bebe Rexha (6)

---Boyz II Men (1)

---Bret Michaels (1)

---Bush (3)

---Carbon Leaf (2)

---Charlie Wilson/ Johnny Gill/ Fantasia (1)

---Coheed And Cambria/ The Dear Hunter (5)

---Crack The Sky (1)

---Dave Matthews/ Tim Reynolds (8)

---Dionne Warwick (3)

---Drive-By Truckers (1)

---Flo Rida (1)

---Florida Georgia Line/ Nelly/ Chris Lane (7)

---Great White/ Slaughter (1)

---Green Day/ Catfish & the Bottlemen (5)

---Ian Hunter (2)

---Idina Menzel (10)

---Iron Maiden/ Ghost (6)

---Jean-Luc Ponty (3)

---Jean-Michel Jarre (5)

---Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (1)

---John Sebastian (1)

---Joss Stone (1)

---Journey/ Asia (6)

---Kip Winger (2)

---Kris Kristofferson (3)

---Lady Antebellum/ Kelsea Ballerini (7)

---Last In Line (5)

---Lou Gramm (1)

---Marshall Tucker Band (7)

---Migos/ Tommy Genesis/ Nate Young/ Byrell The Great (1)

---Mondo Cozmo (4)

---My Morning Jacket/ Gary Clark Jr. (1)

---Needtobreathe (1)

---Night Ranger (2)

---Old 97’s (1)

---Paula Cole (1)

---Portugal The Man (1)

---Puddle Of Mudd (3)

---Queen + Adam Lambert (8)

---Rascal Flatts (1)

---Rod Stewart/ Cyndi Lauper (8)

---Run The Jewels (1)

---Santana (2)

---Slick Rick (1)

---Tedeschi Trucks Band/ The Wood Brothers/ Hot Tuna (6)

---The 1975 (10)

---The Bellamy Brothers (1)

---The Decemberists (7)

---The English Beat (1)

---The New Pornographers (4)

---The Pixies/ Cymbals Eat Guitars (7)

---Third Eye Blind/ Silversun Pickups (9)

---Three Dog Night (1)

---Timothy B. Schmidt (7)

---Train/ O.A.R./ Natasha Bedingfield (11)

---Trey Anastasio (3)

---Uli Jon Roth (3)

---Will Hoge (1)

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

 

Text of Jeff Kahn’s Women’s March speech from his news letter:

 

Yesterday I had the honor of being one of the speakers at the Women's March in Binghamton. Here is a copy of my speech.

 

It is a great honor to be asked to speak here today. Each week I get to spout a few political feelings in a weekly newsletter to a handful of you, and now can subject a whole crowd to my thoughts. Thank you kindly for this privilege. As a business owner, it is not necessarily a good idea to express my political beliefs. In fact, it is better for me, if you simply believe that I believe exactly what you believe. If I speak my mind -- and I tend to -- I am bound to say something that someone doesn't agree with and lose another customer. And yet, what I believe in is not particular radical. I belief in the old fashion American Dream where you can work and pursue your goals whether they are sports, arts, friendships or chasing down Pokémon, and perhaps raise a family. I envision a world where we can all live together with mutual respect and without undo fear. But in the decades of standing in the middle, the world has drifted away from me over to the right somewhere. I think some time ago the American Dream was hi-jacked - becoming a more selfish vision where a handful of us can hit the metaphorical lottery and live like kings amidst the struggling multitudes. The new American Dream became the hope that you could become a rich selfish bully like our new president. Now I am not trying to put our new president down. I am not here to divide anyone. And I know quite a few people voted for him- just a few million fewer than voted for Hillary Clinton (or what Trump calls a landslide). No, I am not going to stand here and put our new president down- I am simply calling him a rich selfish bully and I think this is something that even his most fervent supporters would agree with. In fact, people voted for him for this very reason. His wealth substituted for all the other qualities we might hope for in a president. His money stood in for intellect, morality and ideas. Wealth was his sole qualification. It was the reason we could believe his empty promises. He was the Wizard of Oz behind a solid gold curtain going to make everything instantly better if we just followed him down the road to the Whitehouse. And can we blame the people who yearned for some change in their lives for voting for the person who promised them everything they wanted? They voted for Trump like a poor person spends their last dollar on a lottery ticket. They didn't do the math or read the fine print.

 

Many of us who read the fine print of this election are banging are heads against a wall. We see his choices for cabinet and see the dark clouds on the horizon. We see the return of failed policies that give more money for the wealthy and will result in drastic cuts in the funds that feed our collective communities. But I base this on the fact that these policies have failed countless times and have never succeeded. But that is something educated New York liberal elite New York Times reading-fools like me would say. Rational, historical arguments are a thing of the past. We are fighting a pack of wild beasts with words. We hope that we can form the perfect Facebook meme that will convince my right-wing friend Larry that he is wrong. But Larry has his own facts. Larry has his own network to watch to reinforce his world view that is built on a foundation of self-referential lies. The monster we face is one that is all about power. Trump has won:

 

And if we wish to save the planet we are losers

And if we support women's' rights we are losers

If we want Universal Health Care we are losers

 

I am one of the losers who dream of a just world ruled not by fear but justice and ideals.

This is a complex world and answers will be complex. But perhaps I should give Trump a chance. Perhaps a sledgehammer is the tool we need to fix this delicate timepiece. Worried about women's rights? Don't worry! Donald Trump says no one respects women more than he does. I guess this is true in the same way no one respects cattle more than a butcher. Surely, Trump will use his tiny celebrity hands to grab women's issues and make everything great again.

 

And with climate change, one would think that putting a climate change denier in charge of the EPA does not bode well, but I am sure Trump has a secret plan for saving the planet. Perhaps he is just going to ruin it so the survivors can get a good deal on buying up what is left.

 

I could go on and on listing foreseeable problems. But being rational in the face of irrationality will drive you crazy, and the other side is simply not listening. They dismiss us as sore losers or some other generalization that eliminates the need to be heard. Every word is silenced by the math of the electoral college. But as much they wish us all to shut up, there is one thing we ultimately have on our side and that is real power that cannot be silenced. Individually, we are all some sort of minority, like snowflakes - each one unique and small. But together snowflakes make avalanches. Together snowflakes cover a lot of ground. Divided over petty differences we are easily defeated. United in our mutual concern for a better world for everybody we are so much stronger. And that is the power that will ultimately save us and our planet.

 

Thanks for listening. 

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Music News for 012117:

---Well, by now you know that Bon Jovi is playing the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on August 18th!  You may also have noticed that the information was released before the show was even announced!  This happened when the band decided they wanted to delay the announcement for a week, so that they could launch a contest associated with the tour, for local bands to compete to open-up for them…a different local band for each date on the tour!  This was decided on the eve of commercial announcements already being distributed and scheduled for air on Friday January 6th, to announce ticket on sale dates, which had to be rescinded at the last minute, but some commercials made it on the air anyway…and some local DJ’s made reference to the show, not knowing the announcement had been postponed…so some of you knew days before the announcement for the contest, and the show, was actually made on January 11th!  The tour also announced a second night in Toronto ON this week on 4/11!

---Mountain Sky has confirmed dates for Grateful For Spring 5!  The festival will run from Friday May 12th thru Sunday May 14th!  The line-up for the event is still being fleshed out, but already Nate Calzetoni has announced that his band, Raibred will be headlining the late night set!  Very cool!

---Local guitar superstar, Randy McStine has announced the first track for his new CD, “Blank!”  On Tuesday 1/17 McStine posted on his facebook page…

“As some of you know, I’ve been working on my first solo album in quite a while. The album is called Blank, and many have already ordered it at www.pledgemusic.com/randymcstine. It is every artist’s public duty to claim their latest as their greatest work, and although I won’t do that, I can truly say that this one is a personal triumph for me, and like no other record I’ve done.

With the generous assistance of great friends and fans, I have been raising funds to complete this project through the link above. The project is currently 71% funded with only two weeks left to hit this goal. If we fall short of the goal, all of the funding raised so far disappears, and it’s back to square one.

I have difficulty in self-promotion, and by extension, difficulty in asking for favors. I think I'm a bit allergic to it. I know that there are a plethora of things for you to be concerned with, and I can guarantee that my album is not one of them! However, if you’re anywhere on the spectrum of casual fan or acquaintance, to someone who has closely followed my work for a while, your support of this project right now is the best way you can currently assist me in furthering my career.

This post is the debut of the first song on Blank. It’s called The Master. Give it a listen and consider supporting the project at www.pledgemusic.com/randymcstine.

Thank you.”

Hurry!  Follow the link and help out if you can! Time is running out!

---Michael Wu shared the latest video from the Gunpoets new album on his facebook page this week:

“Second single and vid from Gunpoets, "Bombs Away!". This album scored a Jimmie Award counted among the best releases in 2016 of Ithaca's diverse music scene. This song got a nod on the Best Song list. Here's "Action Camera Lights".”

If you wanna check it out, follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYSgFOqvZ9g

---Kevin Kober posted this week on his facebook page…”Michael J Micha and I have started a record label, Confluence Records, to release local music. Our first release will be the debut Curse Bearer demo, which will be available at their first show on 1/21 at Fitzies. We are teaming up with Rat Mix Records (local tape label) to have our releases available at Sound Go Round in Vestal later this month. Other releases that will be available this month will be the first Kadima demo, 2 Swath albums, a 2 disc Dance-A-Tron discography, and the Barren Company's skate DVD featuring an original score by Archemist. Much more info to come soon.”

It sounds exciting!  Can’t wait to hear these great local bands!

---Speaking of CD’s…Tim Ruffo posted last week that:  “I just uploaded the new songs to reverbNation. The CDs will be in hand this week. New website on it's way as well. Check 'em out and lmk your thoughts! Have a great day!”

The name of the new album is M.D.O. (Modern Day Outlaw).  He’ll also be selling some at his shows starting on 1/20 at Nips in Binghamton!

---The Avett Brothers are the first band to announce a booking at the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown NY for the coming Summer of 2017…in addition, they’ve also confirmed shows in Port Chester NY on 5/12 & 5/13…and Gilford NH on 6/1!  That’s four out of seven shows in our greater region!  Pretty sweet.

 ---Did anyone else notice Joey Balladonna, of Anthrax, singing the national anthem at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse NY on 1/7 for the SU basketball home game against Pitt?  In the last few months he’s also done the same thing for the Chicago Cubs in September, and the Chicago Bulls in November!

---Not only will Foreigner tour for their fortieth anniversary, they’ll also bring along Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience…and they’ll make a couple of easy stops within our local region…and even more in our greater region…Syracuse NY (at Lakeview Amphitheatre) on 7/11…Camden NJ on 7/13…Bethel NY (at Bethel Woods) on 7/14…Hershey PA on 7/15…Boston MA on 7/17…Saratoga Springs NY on 7/18…Wantagh NY on 7/20…Darien Center NY on 7/21…Holmdel NJ on 7/22…and Burgettstown PA on 8/12!

---So, first Neil Diamond, then Chicago and the Doobie Brothers, and Foreigner…now the Zac Brown Band have announced a date at Bethel Woods!  Summer must be coming!  The Zac Brown Band has in fact, booked a major tour that includes shows all thru our regional and local coverage area’s…three nights in Gilford NH on 5/26, 5/27 and 5/28…Burgettstown PA on 6/11…Bethel NY on 6/23…Syracuse NY (at Lakeview Amphitheatre) on 6/24…Darien Center NY on 6/25…Hartford CT on 7/6…two nights in Holmdel NJ on 7/7 & 7/8…Camden NJ on 7/14 & 7/15…two nights in Toronto ON on 8/31 & 9/1…Saratoga Springs NY on 9/2…and Hershey PA on 9/3!

---Ian Sweet and Diet Cig play Binghamton University on 2/4!

---The Marco Benevento tour will now start when he plays Funk N’ Waffles in Syracuse NY on 1/30!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---U2 has announced the 30th Anniversary of the Joshua Tree tour…on this tour they’ll play the entire album each night, as well as other songs from their vast library of work!  Dates nearest to us Binghamtonians include…Pittsburgh PA on 6/7…Philadelphia PA on 6/18…Washington DC on 6/20…Toronto ON on 6/23…Boston MA on 6/25…and East Rutherford NJ on 6/28!  The Lumineers will warm-up on these stops…but in other parts of the country (or world) it could be Mumford & Sons or OneRepublic!

---Def Leppard will step out in the Spring of 2017 with Poison and Tesla and do a lengthy trek across America…starting in Manchester NH on 4/8…Montreal QC (this date is Def Leppard only) on 4/10…Uncasville CT on 4/12…Baltimore MD on 4/14…and Garden City NY on 4/15!  …So I guess Bret Michaels was right, he said Poison would tour this year and they are!

---Four Year Strong are launching their 25th Anniversary tour, also being called “USA Takeover Part 1!”  Regional dates on this initial leg include…Providence RI on 3/10…Boston MA on 3/11 & 3/12…Buffalo NY on 3/14…Washington DC on 3/31…Freehold NJ on 4/1…and Amityville NY on 4/2!

---Mastodon and Eagles Of Death Metal are teaming-up for a tour of America that passes thru our region in May!  The tour will come to…Silver Spring MD on 5/2…Toronto ON on 5/3…Philadelphia PA on 5/6…Boston MA on 5/8…NYC on 5/11…and Pittsburgh PA on 5/12!  Russian Circles will open.

---Trey Anastasio of Phish has announced solo dates for this Spring, including…Port Chester NY on 4/14 & 4/15…Toronto ON on 5/7…and Philadelphia PA on 5/25!

---Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby have teamed-up again for a half-dozen dates that all go thru our greater region, including…Tarrytown NY on 2/26…Red Bank NJ on 2/27…Brookville NY on 3/1…Lancaster PA on 3/3…Wilmington DE on 3/4…and Verona NY on 3/5!

---Once again, the annual “Happy Together” Tour returns for another retro 60’s feel-good trek across America, including…New Brunswick NJ on 6/14…Northampton MA on 6/15…Westbury NY on 6/16…Albany NY on 6/17…Tarrytown NY on 6/18…Englewood NJ on 6/20…Jim Thorpe PA (at Penn’s Peak) on 6/22…Williamsport PA on 6/23…Lancaster PA on 6/24…and Hampton Beach NH on 6/25…as well as a previously leaked stop in Glenside PA on 6/21!  On this year’s tour are The Cowsills (who had hits with “The Rain, The Park and Other Things” and “Hair.”), The Association (“Windy” and “Never My Love.”), Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night (“Shambala,” “Easy To Be Hard,” “Black And White,” “Joy To The World,” “Eli’s Coming,” “Never Been To Spain,” and more) …and The Box Tops (“The Letter” and “She’s Not There.”)

---Looking forward to this years Governors Ball (Friday 6/2 thru Sunday 6/4) on Randall’s Island, in NYC…they have announced their pool of artists and we’re waiting to see the playing schedule, which probably won’t be announced for awhile, but expect appearances by…Tool, Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Lorde, Wiz Khalifa, Flume, Wu-Tang Clan, Tove Lo, Phoenix, Mark Ronson Rae Sremmurd, A$AP Ferg, Franz Ferdinand, Cage The Elephant, ScHoolboy Q, The Head and The Heart, Phantogram, Banks, Local Natives, Bleachers, Royal Blood, Saint Motel, The Strumbellas, Dua Lipa, Barns Courtney and Charli XCX!

---Panorama Festival NYC has been booked for Friday 7/28 thru Sunday 7/30…and scheduled as well!  On Day #1 Highlights: Frank Ocean, Solange, MGMT, Future Islands and Vance Joy!

Day #2 Highlights: Tame Impala, alt-J and Belle And Sebastian!

Day #3 Highlights: Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Kiiara, Dhani Harrison (george harrison’s sons) and Bishop Briggs!

---Rising alternative stars, Milky Chance, have announced a Spring tour in support of their new album, Cocoon!  The tour is limited to 15-dates around the world, mostly in Europe with only four dates in America and two stops near us…NYC on 3/17…and Toronto ON on 3/18!

---Dan Baird, formerly of Georgia Satellites, and his new band Homemade Sins, have booked two shows…Washington DC on 3/16…and NYC on 3/18!  Hopefully there will be more…

---Minus The Bear will headline a Springtime package tour, including Beach Slang and Bayonne, that will come to…Washington DC on 3/24…Philadelphia PA on 3/25…Boston MA on 3/26…Toronto ON on 3/31…and Pittsburgh PA on 4/1!

---Another modern package tour takes to the road this Spring…Bayside and Say Anything team-up to trek across America with stops inside our region at…Buffalo NY on 5/10…Worcester MA on 5/12…Sayreville NJ on 5/13…Philadelphia PA on 5/14…NYC on 5/16…and Baltimore MD on 5/17!

---State Champs join the Springtime package tour crowd in 2017 with dates in…Baltimore MD on 5/7…Philadelphia PA on 5/9…NYC on 5/11 & 5/12…Clifton Park NY on 5/13…and Boston MA on 5/14! Against The Current, With Confidence and Don Broco will open!

---Pierce The Veil are also playing a limited package tour…mostly in Canada…Toronto ON on 3/1…and Montreal QC on 3/3…but one date in NYS…Clifton Park near Albany on 3/5!  The tour also includes Falling In Reverse and Crown The Empire!

---Simple Plan are planning to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their debut album, “No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls,” by performing the album in it’s entirety on a 21-date U.S. tour including five stops within our region…Boston MA on 3/24…NYC on 3/25…Baltimore MD on 3/26…Philadelphia PA on 3/28…and Sayreville NJ on 3/29!

---Reknowned R&B band, Tower of Power will again make the rounds in 2017 in spite of the death of founding member, Mic Gillette last year and injuring to two other band members last week, when they hit by a train as they were crossing the tracks!  Get powered up at…Alexandria VA on 4/26…Norfolk CT on 4/27 & 4/28…Collingswood NJ on 4/29…the previously announced Glenside PA on 4/30…and Hyannis MA on 8/6!

---Ann Wilson of Heart will tour solo again in 2017 and she’ll be coming to nearby cities within our greater region…Morristown NJ on 3/25…Alexandria VA on 3/29…Westbury NY on 3/30…Peekskill NY on 4/1…Londonderry NH on 4/2…Englewood NJ on 4/4…Glenside PA on 4/6…and Cranston RI on 4/7!

---Shawn Mullins adds a new leg on his Spring tour…Londonderry NY on 3/10…Pawling NY on 3/12…Fairfield CT on 3/14…NYC on 3/15…New Bedford MA on 3/16…and Cambridge MA on 3/17 & 3/18!

---Southern Culture On The Skids have announced a new leg on their 2017 tour, so far, which includes…Washington DC on 6/3…Pittsburgh PA on 6/4…Brooklyn NY on 6/6…Cambridge MA on 6/7…Pawtucket RI on 6/8…and Philadelphia PA on 6/9!

---84-year-old country Loretta Lynn will play 14 dates across America this year, mostly in the South or Midwest, but there will be a few near us…Brookville NY on 4/21…Tarrytown NY on 4/22…and Jim Thorpe PA on 5/12!

---Former Husker Du lead singer, Bob Mould, announces a two-night stand in NYC on 2/9 & 2/10!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Bobby Bare Jr. (formerly Bare Jr.) will play a one-off in NYC on 1/25!

---Wayne Newton is traveling outside his Las Vegas bubble a little bit this year…but only once in our region…Bethlehem PA on 3/24!

---John Oates has announced a tiny solo tour that will bring him to our region only once…in Sellersville PA on 2/11!

---Slick Rick, who is part of the “Back To The 80’s” tour has booked a one-shot solo show in NYC on 1/20!

---Grunge-era folk singer, Michelle Shocked, confirms a one-time-only show in NYC on 1/24!

---Teenage Fanclub have just announced a nine-date tour, but it only plays once anywhere near us…NYC on 3/27!

---New Order have built a six-date tour, but only one date is outside of California!  …that’s in NYC on 4/13!

---Here’s a great Mother’s Day one-shot package…Tyrese, Anthony Hamilton, Kem, Brandy and Major in NYC on 5/12!

---The Specials will play only one American show this year…6/9 in NYC!

---Lea Michele of Glee will play a one-shot show in NYC on 126!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Great White adds Jim Thorpe PA on 7/15!

---Aaron Neville adds Fairfield CT on 2/18!

---Marc Cohn adds Peekskill NY on 3/17…Bay Shore NY on 3/18…Alexandria VA on 3/19…East Greenwich RI on 3/23…and Salisbury MA on 3/24!

---Delbert McClinton adds Pawling NY on 3/19!

---Joe Bonamassa adds Hershey PA on 2/28…and two nights in Pittsburgh PA on 3/2 & 3/3!

---Kip Winger adds Warrendale PA, his only stop in our region, on 4/26!

---Break out popstars, Migos add NYC on 1/27!

---Former Eric Clapton and Roger Waters guitarist, Doyle Bramhall II, adds Hartford CT on 1/28…and Teaneck NJ on 1/29!

---The English Beat adds NYC on 3/3!

---Tauk adds Boston MA on 4/21…and NYC on 4/22!

---Vanilla Fudge finally adds some dates in our greater region…Fall River MA on 4/5…Shirley MA on 4/6…Riverhead NY on 4/7…and Pawling NY on 4/8!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Aaron Neville (1)

---Ann Wilson (8)

---Bayside/ Say Anything (6)

---Bob Mould (2)

---Bobby Bare Jr. (1)

---Dan Baird & Homemade Sin (2)

---Def Leppard/ Poison/ Tesla (5)

---Delbert McClinton (1)

---Doyle Bramhall II (2)

---Foreigner/ Cheap Trick/ Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience (1)

---Great White (1)

---Happy Together Tour (10)

---Joe Bonamassa (3)

---John Oates (1)

---Kip Winger (1)

---Lea Michele (1)

---Marc Cohn (5)

---Marco Benevento (1)

---Mastodon/ Eagles Of Death Metal/ Russian Circles (6)

---Michelle Shocked (1)

---Migos (1)

---Milky Chance (2)

---Minus The Bear/ Beach Slang/ Bayonne (5)

---New Order (1)

---Panorama Festival (3)

---Pierce The Veil/ Falling In Reverse/ Crown The Empire (3)

---Psycroptic/ Seeker (2)

---Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby (6)

---Seeker/ Grindmother/ Cognitive/ Wvrm/ Inertia/ Beneath Me (7)

---Simple Plan (5)

---Slothrust/ Ian Sweet (4)

---Southern Culture On The Skids (6)

---State Champs/ Against The Current/ With Confidence/ Don Broco (6)

---Tauk (2)

---Teenage Fanclub (1)

---The English Beat (1)

---The Specials (1)

---Tower Of Power (6)

---Trey Anastasio (4)

---Tyrese/ Anthony Hamilton/ Kem/ Brandy/ Major (1)

---U2/ The Lumineers (6)

---Vanilla Fudge (4)

---Wayne Newton (1)

---Zac Brown Band (16)

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

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Music News for 011417:

---Just back from sometime off…well rested, but not totally without work.  Check out the charts page for out Top 20 CD’s of 2016, as well as this week’s current chart!  We’ve also updated our other features as well!  A lot happened during the holidays, so let’s dive into this week’s Music News shall we?

---Music City is moving again!  …but this time, just “next door,” according to a facebook post by Benny Fiacco, the store owner.  Actually, the area’s premiere locally owned store for music on CD and vinyl, music accessories, musical instruments, musicians accessories, sheet music and more, is moving two doors down into the old “Sleep World” store, which recently went out of business.  The move will help Music City expand from their current 3-thousand square foot space, into a 10-thousand square foot super store, with a small mezzanine level! Music City moved to Vestal in 2007, from is its original location on Main Street in Binghamton NY, where it first opened in 1981!   The move is expected to be complete sometime in March.

---Former lead singer and co-founder of “Yolk” and “The Falconers,” local singer/ songwriter, JimmyJohn McCabe announced a new album on his facebook page on New Years Day!  The album, is to be called “Songs In Portuguese,” was produced by Jeff Stachyra, of local band, Dirt Farm and and NewClear studios, and features 10 new songs!  It’s McCabe’s first new release since the break-up of “The Falconers,” and reportedly he’s planning to release a few albums in 2017!  McCabe says he wrote three albums while he was in California and a fourth was written by a friend in Michigan who has toured thru Binghamton before, Drew DeFour!  Two of the albums are expected to be released this year.

---Brian Wolff will be back in town in January making an appearance at…McGirks in Chenango Bridge NY on 1/19!  Wolff, former leader of the Brian Wolff Band, left town a few years ago, for Austin Texas, where he now plays with a band he co-founded, Fair City Fire!

---Local folk-rocker and former Monkey’s Typing guitarist, Steve Strauss has announced, on his facebook page, that he’ll be going to Germany this summer to record his fourth album.  Strauss is a star in Europe where he is one of the few folk musicians making high quality, SACD recordings. He also said he’s thinking about moving himself and his family there permanently, but it’s uncertain whether or not that was a serious remark or simply jest. It would make sense though.

---Big Mean Sound Machine are opening a KickStarter campaign to help release their new album, “Runnin’ For The Ghost.” They’ve already raised more than half of the funds needed ($8,927 of $15,000) and if you’d like to help just click on this link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1317628628/big-mean-sound-machine-runnin-for-the-ghost-fundra

---The area’s only former American Idol contestant, Kaitlyn Jackson of Norwich, reports that she just finished recording a commercial jingle for Empire Mattress Store in Horseheads NY.  She’s so proud of it, she’s even streaming it on her facebook page!  Here’s a link:  https://www.facebook.com/EmpireMattress/videos/1351248684917778/

---Got out to the Tenzin Chopak and Bess Greenberg show at the Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY on 12/28!  The Black Sea’s (don’t worry if you haven’t heard of them…they’re that new) Flutist, Martin Shamanpoor, was invited to sit in with the pair, a few times and they played some beautiful, tender and delicate songs! 

Greenberg, who has been an established local musician for four years now, is still humble about her playing as she learns to play lead and rhythm guitar, and not just bass.  Greenberg also has a strong, clear voice in the style of the great grunge era women of the nineties and uses it well. 

The Ithaca-based guitarist, Chopak; also announced that he was going into the studio in January to record his fourth album, which he intends to be a sparse project…just one mic, his voice and his guitar in one day.  Sounds interesting. The show was subtle, intense, poignant and magic, yet at times it also rocked.  If you missed it, you missed a good one.

---Another local musician has left our area, as Adri Young finally gets her Florida drivers license and makes her move to the “Sunshine State” official.  We’ll miss ya, Adri!

---Trumansburg folk-rockers/ roots-rockers, Donna The Buffalo, have announced Winter and Spring 2017 tour dates and there will be plenty inside of our greater region…Beacon NY on 1/27…Jim Thorpe PA (Mauch Chunk Opera House) on 1/28…Norfolk CT on 1/29…Ardmore PA on 2/2…Saranac Lake NY on 2/8…Buffalo NY on 2/9…Pittsburgh PA on 2/11…Holyoke MA on 5/12…and NYC on 5/13!  Former The Falconers bass player, Bess Greenberg (who also has associations with Milkweed and Donna The Buffalo) will open the shows in Saranac Lake NY on 2/8…and Buffalo NY on 2/9, and perhaps more!

---NYC based dirty funk band, Tauk, will headline their own tour in 2017, following a series of shows with Lettuce…a tour that will wrap in Ithaca NY at The Haunt on 4/20!  Other dates include…Providence RI on 2/1…Northampton MA on 2/2…Rochester NY on 2/3…a previously announced date with Railroad Earth in Port Chester NY on 2/4…and Buffalo NY on 4/19!

---Tim Reynolds (guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band) will bring his solo acoustic tour to the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse on Saturday February 11th!  This will be the tours only stop in our greater region!

---Audio Adrenaline has booked a show at the SRC Arena in Syracuse NY on 2/17 and while it’s not the only date in the country it is the only date in our region on an already tiny tour!

---While the Rongovian Embassy in Trumansburg NY is officially closed, they are occasionally open for shows that had been previously booked, so don’t pass on any shows that you wanted to see…like Marco Benevento on 2/1!  Tickets are on sale now!  No final word yet on whether or not there are any buyers for the iconic venue!

---Speaking of Trumansburg…Felicia’s Hive 45 posted on Christmas Eve that they would be closed until 1/19!  Is everything closed down now in T-burg?  Just wondering…

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---The Doobie Brothers and Chicago are teaming up for a Summer 2017 tour that includes a ton of stops in our greater region…Darien Center NY on 7/18…Toronto ON on 7/19…Camden NJ on 7/21…Bethel NY (at Bethel Woods) on 7/22…Holmdel NJ on 7/23…Saratoga Springs NY (at SPAC) on 7/25…Boston MA on 7/26…Wantagh NY on 7/28…and Bristow VA (washington dc area) on 7/29!  Chicago also adds a solo show in Johnstown PA on 3/15! 

---John Fogerty, former lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival (for those of you that don’t know), has booked a couple U.S. shows for February…Port Chester NY on 2/15…and Mashantucket CT on 2/16!

---Kinks guitarist, Dave Davies has announced a trio of American concert dates, two of which are within the contours of our region…Provincetown MA on 4/15…and Londonderry NH on 4/20!  Davies later added two nights in NYC on 4/11 & 4/12 at the City Winery in Manhattan!

---How about the massive 80’s hip-hop touring festival called, “Back To The 80’s Live” featuring some iconic names in the genre…Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Al B. Sure!, Hi Five, Force M.D.’s and Big Daddy Kane!    Look for the festival to come to Baltimore MD on 2/3…and Washington DC on 2/10!

---Barenaked Ladies have announced a 2017 Spring tour that begins in Niagara Falls On with two nights 3/1 & 3/2…Albany NY on 4/21…King of Prussia PA on 4/22…Huntington NY on 4/25…Ridgefield CT on 4/27…Englewood NJ on 4/28…and Burlington VT on 4/29!

---Former King Crimson guitarist, Adrian Belew, has booked a seven-date tour, which takes place entirely within our greater region…Vienna VA on 2/28…Sellersville PA on 3/1…Pawling NY on 3/2…Fairfield CT on 3/3…Burlington VT on 3/4…Cambridge MA on 3/5…and Buffalo NY on 3/7!

---Former Queensryche lead singer, Geoff Tate is headlining a solo tour, instead of stepping out with his new band, Operation: Mindcrime.  The tour hits the U.S. in January and comes to our greater region in February…Vienna VA on 2/15…Pawling NY on 2/16…Niagara Falls NY on 2/17…Londonderry NH on 2/18…Amityville NY on 2/19…NYC on 2/20…State College PA on 2/21…and the previously announced Pittsburgh PA on 2/22!

---Blue October get back on the road this Spring with a dozen dates across America and a few near us…Pittsburgh PA on 3/19…Baltimore MD on 3/30…Stroudsburg PA on 3/31…and Philadelphia PA on 4/1!

---Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive has announced a pair of March shows at Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls ON on 3/30 & 3/31!  Hopefully we’ll see Bachman on the road more.  He only has a handful of dates, all booked thru the first three months of 2017!

---The Blast Furnace Blues Festival in Bethlehem PA is shaping up nicely so far!  The annual fest set for the Bear Creek Resort on Friday March 24th thru Sunday March 26th so far has attracted acts like The Fabulous Thunderbirds ft. original lead singer Kim Wilson…former Allman Brother, Butch TrucksKenny Neal…and Ana Popovic!  Check the regional concert page to see what day the bands are scheduled!

---Candlebox has announced some American dates following a Winter European tour…Pawling NY on 3/9…Stroudsburg PA on 3/10…Oakmont PA on 3/18…and Pawling NY on 3/22!

---Big Daddy Kane has booked some solo dates (outside of the “Back To The 80’s” Tour) and brings his hip-hop skills to…Hauppage NY (long island) on 1/27…and Stroudsburg PA on 2/17!

---Singer/ songwriter and pop pianist, Vanessa Carlton has announced 2017 Winter tour dates (some of which were previously leaked) that will impact our greater region…Toronto ON on 3/2…Montreal QC on 3/4…Cambridge MA on 3/6…Northampton MA on 3/7…Bay Shore NY on 3/9…NYC on 3/10…and Philadelphia PA on 3/11!

---Check out the Babyface (Kenny Edmonds) three day Casino tour…Atlantic City NJ on 2/10…Niagara Falls NY on 2/11…and Bethlehem PA on 2/12!  After that Edmonds ought to be able to afford a nice Valentine’s Day date for his loved ones!

---Local H has announced a huge tour for a band that was a one-hit wonder during the grunge-era of the 90’s (remember “Bound For The Floor?”) with multiple stops in our region…Vienna VA on 4/24…Kennett Square PA on 4/27…Amityville NY on 4/28…Hoboken NJ on 4/29…Teaneck NJ on 4/30…Hamden CT on 5/2…Worcester MA on 5/5…Pennellville NY on 5/6…and Northampton PA on 5/7!

---Enter The Haggis is booking shows for Winter 2017!  Check ‘em out in…Wilmington DE on 1/19…Syracuse NY on 1/20…Pawling NY on 2/12…and Philadelphia PA on 3/12!

---Modern metal band Havok is taking Exmortus and Extinction A.D. on a Winter package tour thru North America…Toronto ON on 2/10…Montreal QC on 2/12…Somerville MA on 2/13…NYC on 2/14…Philadelphia PA on 2/15…and Rochester NY on 2/16!

---Metalcore band, Silent Planet is also on a Winter 2017 package tour with Ghost Key, Dayseeker and Hail The Sun…Toronto ON on 2/20…Rochester NY on 2/21…NYC on 2/22…and Worcester MA on 2/23!

---Howie Day has announced a tiny six-date tour that brings him to bigger cities inside our greater region…NYC on 2/23…Sellersville PA on 3/10…Washington DC on 3/11…and Pittsburgh PA on 3/12!

---Former Eric Clapton and Roger Waters guitarist, Doyle Bramhall II, (more recently of Experience Hendrix) has booked solo Winter dates…NYC on 1/27…Lancaster PA on 1/31…Sellersville PA on 2/2…and Pittsburgh PA On 2/4!  Bramhall also adds Buffalo NY on 2/11!

---Rival Sons have announced their own headline tour and will hit the road this Spring with the London Souls warming-up in…Toronto ON on 5/8…NYC on 5/16…and Boston MA on 5/17!

---Will Hoge has booked a trio of shows so far for 2017 and two of them are within a reasonable driving distance…Somerville MA on 1/27…and Pawling NY on 1/29!

---Deathmetal band, Carnifex is taking a package tour across America, but in a much more limited fashion than usual…Brooklyn NY on 2/23…Pittsburgh PA on 3/8…and Toronto ON on 3/17! Fallujah and Lorna Shore will warm-up, except in Toronto ON when Despised Icon and Rings Of Saturn will also be part of the bill…still, only a seven date tour?  It may be safe to say that deathmetal is on the wane.

---KT Tunstall will be touring the hell out of Europe this summer warming up for Simple Minds, but in the meantime has only booked two shows in the U.S. near our area…Albany NY on 2/24…and Pawling NY on 2/26!

---Alternative band, the xx, have announced a major worldwide tour with regional stops in…Columbia MD on 5/6…Pittsburgh PA on 5/16…Philadelphia PA on 5/17…NYC on 5/19…Toronto ON on 5/23…and Montreal QC on 5/24!

---Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons have announced much of their 2017 itinerary, including…Bethlehem PA on 3/2…two nights in Atlantic City NJ on 3/3 & 3/4…then three more nights in Atlantic City NJ on 8/11, 8/12 & 8/13…and finally two nights in Westbury NY on 11/10 & 11/11!

---The Shins, gearing up for a summer North American tour, maybe?  They’ve booked one date, in support of their new album (coming out on 3/10 called “Heartworms.”) in Brooklyn on 6/15 following announcements of shows on the West Coast in early March and in Europe, in late March, and South Carolina in April.  Stay tuned.

---Poi Dog Pondering has announced a two night stand in NYC on 3/24 & 3/25 at the City Winery in Manhattan!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Ray LaMontagne books a one-off at Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls ON on 3/29!

---Spin Doctors book a one-shot show in Chester PA at Harrah’s Casino on 2/18!

---Mike Peters, of The Alarm, has booked a show in NYC on 4/29 @ the Gramercy!

---Denny Laine, formerly of the Moody Blues and Wings will play a one-off in NYC on 1/28!

---Up-and-coming pop star, gnash, has finally booked two dates…only one in our region however…Philadelphia PA on 4/22!

---The “Ladies Night Fest” at The B.C. in Brooklyn NY on 2/9 features some of the smoothest talents in R&B, Soul and Hip-Hop, including Brian McKnight, Keith Sweat, Eric Benet, Jagged Edge, Dru Hill, Silk and Big Daddy Kane!

---BBQ Fest in Philadelphia is really bringing in the big guns in Alternative rock…Godsmack, Live, Bush, The Pretty Reckless, The Struts and Rival Sons primarily!  The fest is set for 5/20 in Camden NJ, across the Delaware River from Philly.

---Wyclef Jean will play a one-off in NYC on 2/4 at Terminal 5!

---Blessid Union Of Souls returns (remember their 90’s hit, “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)”?) with a one-off in Stroudsburg PA on 4/15!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Chubby Checker and the Wildcats add Niagara Falls ON on 3/3 & 3/4…and Uncasville CT on 12/22!

---Three Dog Night add two nights in Niagara Falls ON on 2/1 & 2/2!

---Tommy James & the Shondells add Jim Thorpe PA on 4/7!

---10,000 Maniacs add Fairfield CT on 1/14…Alexandria VA on 5/4…and Newton NJ on 5/6!

---Butch Trucks adds a second night at StageOne in Fairfield CT on 4/4!

---Rick Springfield and Richard Marx add Pittsburgh PA on 1/28!

---Art Garfunkel adds two nights in NYC on 3/14 & 3/15!

---Buddy Guy adds Falls Church VA on 5/16…and NYC on 5/19 & 5/20!

---Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes add two nights in Salisbury MA on 8/10 & 8/11!

---Marc Cohn adds Salisbury MA on 3/24!

---.38 Special adds Salisbury MA on 3/17!

---The band that never stops touring, Rusted Root adds Pawling NY on 2/19…and Plymouth NH on 5/26!

---Todd Snider adds Bethlehem PA on 2/23…and Alexandria VA on 2/24!

---Modern English adds Philadelphia PA on 4/11!

---Robyn Hitchcock adds NYC on 2/28…and Sellersville PA on 3/2!

---Jesse Colin Young adds Fall River MA on 3/4!

---Tempest adds Rochester NY on 4/12…and Clayton DE on 4/16!

---Steve Forbert adds Washington Township NJ on 3/18!

---Kris Kristofferson adds Albany NY on 1/24…Tarrytown NY on 1/26…Salamanca NY on 1/28…and Bethlehem PA on 1/29!

---Dashboard Confessional adds second nights in Boston MA on 1/17…and Philadelphia PA on 1/24!

---Safetysuit adds Philadelphia PA on 2/19!

---The Temptations, who previously announced a co-headlining date with the Four Tops on 3/24 in Glenside PA…have added a solo show in Bethlehem PA on 3/5!

---Little Anthony & the Imperials add…Bethlehem PA on 4/2…and Baltimore MD on 5/13!

---The Spinners have also added two dates with Little Anthony & the Imperials warming-up…Englewood NJ on 4/6…Flushing NY on 4/8!

---Billy Joel adds his 41st show at MSG in NYC on 5/25…as well as Boston MA on 8/30…and Philadelphia PA on 9/9!

---Wait a minute…Marc Cohn adds two nights in NYC on 2/14 & 2/15…with Jackson Browne warming-up for him? Wow.

---Will Hoge adds NYC on 3/19!

---Todd Rundgren adds two shows in one night at the City Winery in NYC on 3/7…both of which will feature a totally spontaneous set list.  Sounds cool!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---.38 Special (1)

---10,000 Maniacs (3)

---Adrian Belew (7)

---Art Garfunkel (2)

---Audio Adrenaline (1)

---Babyface (3)

---Back To The 80’s Live Tour (2)

---Barenaked Ladies (8)

---Big Daddy Kane (2)

---Billy Joel (3)

---Blessid Union Of Souls (1)

---Blue October (4)

---Buddy Guy (3)

---Butch Trucks (2)

---Candlebox (4)

---Carnifex/ Fallujah/ Lorna Shore (3)

---Chicago (1)

---Chubby Checker & the Wildcats (3)

---Dashboard Confessional (2)

---Dave Davies (4)

---Denny Laine (1)

---Doobie Brothers/ Chicago (9)

---Donna The Buffalo (9)

---Doyle Bramhall II (5)

---Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons (8)

---Geoff Tate (7)

---Godsmack/ Live/ Bush/ The Pretty Reckless/ The Struts/ Rival Sons (1)

---Howie Day (4)

---Jesse Colin Young (1)

---John Fogerty (2)

---Havok/ Exmortus/ Extintion A.D. (6)

---Kris Kristofferson (4)

---KT Tunstall (2)

---Ladies Night (1)

---Little Anthony & the Imperials (2)

---Local H (9)

---Marc Cohn/ Jackson Browne (3)

---Mike Peters (1)

---Modern English (1)

---Poi Dog Pondering (2)

---Queensryche (7)

---Randy Bachman (2)

---Ray LaMontagne (1)

---Rick Springfield/ Richard Marx (1)

---Rival Sons/ The London Souls (3)

---Robyn Hitchcock (2)

---Rusted Root (2)

---Safetysuit (1)

---Silent Planet/ Ghost Key/ Dayseeker/ Hail The Sun (4)

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

---Spin Doctors (1)

---Steve Forbert (1)

---Tauk (5)

---Tempest (2)

---The Shins (1)

---The Spinners/ Little Anthony & the Imperials (2)

---The Temptations (1)

---the xx (6)

---Three Dog Night (2)

---Tinsley Ellis (2)

---Todd Rundgren (2)

---Todd Snider (2)

---Tommy James & the Shondells (1)

---Vanessa Carlton (7)

---Will Hoge (3)

---Wyclef Jean (1)

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

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Music News for 121716:

[Note: this will be our last report for 2016!  We’ll see you all again in a few weeks! –Dave.]

---No sooner did we write about the transition from Magic City Music Hall, back to Touch Of Texas in Nimmonsburgs Northgate Plaza, than they’ve announced that their grand opening will be New Years Eve, Saturday December 31st from 5pm until 2am!  Tickets are $25 dollars each, or $40 per couple, both in advance and at the door!  Price includes a buffet, a midnight toast, and a DJ, in addition to a band, Two Dollar Pistol.  Happy New Year, everybody!

---Local national touring folk-rockers, Driftwood, have expanded their Winter “Friday & Saturday” Tour (a name I’m giving it because it largely takes place on the weekend.) and it now includes Northampton MA on 1/13…Mifflinburg PA on 2/10…and some other dates outside of our greater region in Maine, Virginia and West Virginia.

---Local musician, John Kanazawich, remembered his mother last week on what would have been her 94th birthday.  Irene Kanazawich, who was so prominent on the local music scene, as a teacher, mentor and a fan, who I remember coming out to support a Zarni de Wet show on at least one occasion, was also the subject of a regular column in the local newspaper, the Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin, called “A Life Lived.”  If you missed it, here’s a link: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/connections/life-lived/2016/12/16/life-lived-kanazawich/95095170.

P.S. Kanazawich will play the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY with guitarist, Randy McStine, on Friday night 12/23 @ 9p.  The ensemble will also include Rob Weinberger on sax and Ron Emerick on synthesizer.  The theme for the show is lost musicians.  Originally meant to pay tribute to David Bowie, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Prince, just by playing piano at the show John will also pay tribute to his late mother.

---There should be plenty of new local music in the new year, as both Next To Kin and Raibred are planning on recording projects!  For Raibred it will be their debut EP…meanwhile Next To Kin will be working on a full length album, with the intent of having the CD ready for release in the Spring of 2017!  As always, stay tuned!

---Former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett will play the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 2/18!  He’s also confirmed a new date in Boston MA on 2/26!  That is all in addition to previously announced shows in Newark NJ on 2/17…Ridgefield CT on 2/22…Westbury NY on 2/23…Reading PA on 2/24…NYC on 2/25…and Buffalo NY on 3/3!

---How good was that Phish show at The Arena back in ’95?  According to JamBase the Binghamton NY show was so good that it became the first release for the bands spin-off series “LivePhish.” Here’s a link to a JamBase page that reviews the show, archives the set list and features video: http://www.jambase.com/article/phish-plays-one-to-remember-in-binghamton-1995

---Who in America celebrates Stonehenge with a three-day music festival? Mountain Sky in Jermyn PA does!  The Stonehenge Music Festival runs from Friday July 7th thru Sunday July 9th!  So far the only announced band is The Schwag, but that’s sure to change, so stay tuned!

---Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will headline night #3 of Mountain Jam, at Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in Hunter NY on Saturday June 17th!  Petty is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his break thru album and the show is part of a larger tour that also includes…Pittsburgh PA on 6/9…Hartford CT on 6/14…Newark NJ on 6/16…Philadelphia PA on 7/1…Canandaigua NY (at CMAC) on 7/2…Toronto ON on 7/15…Boston MA on 7/20…Baltimore MD on 7/23…and NYC on two nights to close out the tour on 7/26 & 7/27!  Select dates will feature either Joe Walsh or Chris Stapleton.

---Speaking of Mountain Jam, other announced but not schedule acts for this year’s jam include: Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Franti & Spearhead and The Strumbella’s!

---Former Men At Work lead singer, Colin Hay has announced Winter 2017 dates and he’ll be as close as the Center For The Arts in Homer NY on 1/20!  Additional dates on the tour include…Englewood NJ on 1/19…Niagara Falls ON on 1/21…two nights in Alexandria VA on 3/12 & 3/13…Glenside PA on 3/15…Boston MA on 3/17…and NYC on 3/18!

---A post from the Great Blue Heron Music Festival on their facebook page suggests a great holiday gift!  It reads: A reminder that you can still gift someone the magic of the Blue Heron. Tickets are on sale and are print-at-home so you can shop anytime! https://greatblueheron17.eventbrite.com.”

---PERSONAL NOTE:  Took a few days off recently and took in shows by Raibred (an amazing band that defies genre with a guitarist who plays like a 20 year veteran, though by his own admission he’s only played for six or seven years), Donna The Buffalo (roots rockers who could easily be country but aren’t…only one cowboy hat in the audience!  They played for four hours!  My first time at the Ransom Steele, too.  Quite an amazing venue!) and half of Sundays Binghamton City Limits show, where I finally got to meet Sonny Weeks (of Wreckless Marci and V.A.P.E.), Robbie Perez (from Beard Of Bees) and Rob Stachyra (from Dirt Farm and the Woodshed Prophets)!  Quite a nice turn out at McGirks, in Chenango Bridge; for the popular weekly Sunday afternoon show with a rotating line-up!  Can’t wait for my next vacation!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---The last of the great crooners, Tony Bennett has booked a series of shows thru the winter and into the spring of 2017, including Buffalo NY on 12/17…Lancaster PA on 4/6…Worcester MA on 4/8…Red Bank NJ on 4/11…and two nights in Westbury NY on 4/14 and 4/15!

---Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie will join forces for a pretty cool double bill in several major cities in our greater region               …Baltimore MD on 3/15…Newark NJ on 3/17…Philadelphia PA on 3/18…Pittsburgh PA on 3/21…Toronto ON on 3/30…NYC on 4/1…Boston MA on 4/7…and Uniondale NY on 4/8!

---The Happy Together Tour will return in 2017 with a new line-up, so far including The Cowsills, The Association and Three Dog Night’s Chuck Negron!  Only one date has been set in stone so far…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA, just outside of Philadelphia PA on 6/21!  We expect more dates to be added and the line-up may even be expanded!

---Lead singer of the J. Geils Band, Peter Wolf has booked a small solo tour with a total of five-dates in April, all of which fall into our greater region…Beverly MA on 4/8…two nights in Fall River MA on 4/14 & 4/15…Ridgefield CT on 4/22…and Plymouth NH on 4/29!

---Here’s an interesting tour…Charlie Wilson with Johnny Gill and Fantasia!  It’s only playing two dates in our greater region so far…Buffalo NY on 2/11…and Washington DC on 2/12!

---Metal band, Testament is bringing a package tour to…Sayreville NJ on 4/20…Worcester MA on 4/21…Huntington NY on 4/22…Philadelphia PA on 4/23…Baltimore MD on 4/24…Montreal QC on 4/26…and Toronto ON on 4/27!  They’re dragging along Sepultura and Prong!

---Every Time I Die is also headlining a package tour with Knocked Loose, Harm’s Way and Eternal Sleep and they’ll be playing our area a ton…State College PA on 2/1…Whitehall PA on 2/2…Northampton MA on 2/3…NYC on 2/4…Howell NJ on 2/6…Washington DC on 2/7…Montreal QC on 3/5…South Burlington VT on 3/7…Cambridge MA on 3/9…and Amityville NY on 3/10!

---Johnny Rivers and the Lovin’ Spoonful will team-up for two dates near NYC…Montclair NJ on 3/16…and Westbury NY on 3/17!  It’s a great idea and they should bring this tour nationwide if they can!

---Phantogram will tour in support of their new album, “3” this winter with nearby stops in…Providence RI on 1/12…Rochester NY on 1/13…Clifton Park NY on 1/14…Philadelphia PA (as part of Winter Jam) on 1/15…and Baltimore MD on 1/16!

---Skillet is extending the “Unleashed” tour with Devour The Day and Sick Puppies again as show openers!  New dates include…Clifton Park NY on 2/8…Philadelphia PA on 2/10…Niagara Falls NY on 2/11…Pittsburgh PA on 2/12!

---The Southern Soul Assembly featuring J.J. Grey, Luther Dickinson, Anders Osborne and Marc Broussard will assemble a little more frequently this spring…as they tour America with a few dates inside our greater region…Washington DC on 3/11…Pittsburgh PA on 3/12…Tarrytown NY on 3/16…NYC on 3/17…Glenside PA on 3/18…and Fall River MA on 3/19!

---Modern metal band, DevilDriver returns with a Winter package tour, including Death Angel, Winds Of Plague, The Agonist and Azreal, that will be blasting into a town near you…Toronto ON on 2/15…Montreal QC on 2/16…Worcester MA on 2/17…Reading PA on 2/18…Patchogue NY on 2/19…Baltimore MD on 2/20!

---Ween’s off shoot, “Dean Ween Group” plays a nine-date tour in Winter 2016 with at least six dates within the confines of our region…Cambridge MA on 1/17…Pawtucket RI on 1/18…Brooklyn NY on 1/19…New Haven CT on 1/20…Baltimore MD on 1/21…and Pittsburgh PA on 1/22!

---Anthrax is adding onto their “For All Kings” tour with Killswitch Engage, who are also promoting a new album joining on for a new leg on a co-headlining tour!  New dates include…Montclair NJ on 3/29…Silver Spring MD on 4/3…Wallingford CT on 4/4…Philadelphia PA on 4/5…Pittsburgh PA on 4/9…Toronto ON on 5/3…Huntington NY on 5/5…Clifton Park NY on 5/6…and Boston MA on 5/7!

---Cold War Kids have launched another leg of their existing tour, with two dates on the fringe of our region…Toronto ON on 3/22…and Pittsburgh PA on 3/23!

---Up and coming alternative band, k.flay has announced it’s full North American tour with a few dates near us…New York NY on 2/27…Buffalo NY on 3/2…Montreal QC on 3/4…and Toronto ON on 3/11!

---Secondhand Serenade (aka the band name of singer/ songwriter John Vesely) is back with an ambitious Winter 2017 tour that includes several cities in our greater region…Pittsburgh PA on 3/9…Stanhope NJ on 3/10…Somerville MA on 3/11…Reading PA on 3/12…NYC on 3/14…and Washington DC on 3/15!  Hawthorne Heights and Ronnie Winter will open the shows.

---Black Stone Cherry have announced a mid-March/ early April 2017 leg to their existing Winter tour, including a few dates inside our greater region…Lancaster PA on 3/20…Asbury Park NJ on 3/21…and Pittsburgh PA on 3/22!  Opening acts will be Caleb Johnson and Through Fire!

---Bad Suns return with a 14-date swing across America and only three dates within our Bingo-entric zone…Toronto ON on 3/8…Pittsburgh PA on 3/9…and Baltimore MD on 3/11!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Modern English have booked a one-timer at Rough Trade in Brooklyn NY on 4/14!

---Michael Sweet of Stryper books a solo one-off show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 6/3!

---Joss Stone books a one-off in Rochester NY on 6/23 at the Kodak Hall @ Eastman Theatre!

---Robyn Hitchcock is essentially playing a one-off (his only other dates so far this year are in Australia and San Francisco) in NYC on 3/1 at the Bowery Ballroom!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---The Commodores add Ridgefield CT on 2/14!

---Michael W. Smith (presently on tour with Amy Grant) adds a solo show in Lancaster PA on 4/8!

---Norah Jones adds two nights in Toronto ON on 5/26 & 5/27!

---Matisyahu adds a fourth night in NYC on 12/26!

---LeAnn Rimes adds NYC on 2/4!

---Christopher Cross adds Alexandria VA on 5/10!

---Due to demand Deadmau5 has added three more nights in Manhattan at the Hammerstein Ballroom on 3/30, 3/31 and 4/1!

---Billy Joel adds another show to his ongoing once-a-month residency at Madison Square Garden in NYC, but not just any show…his 40th consecutive month…and no end in sight!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Anthrax/ Killswitch Engage (9)

---Bad Suns (3)

---Billy Joel (1)

---Black Stone Cherry/ Caleb Johnson/ Through Fire (3)

---Charlie Wilson/ Johnny Gil/ Fantasia (2)

---Christopher Cross (1)

---Cold War Kids (2)

---Colin Hay (8)

---Deadmau5 (3)

---Dean Ween Group (6)

---DevilDriver (6)

---Every Time I Die/ Knocked Loose/ Harm’s Way/ Eternal Sleep (10)

---Happy Together Tour (1)

---Johnny Rivers/ The Lovin’ Spoonful (2)

---Joss Stone (1)

---k.flay (4)

---LeAnn Rimes (1)

---Mariah Carey/ Lionel Richie (8)

---Matisyahu (1)

---Michael Sweet (1)

---Michael W. Smith (1)

---Modern English (1)

---Norah Jones (2)

---Peter Wolf (5)

---Phantogram (5)

---Robyn Hitchcock (1)

---Secondhand Serenade (6)

---Skillet/ Sick Puppies/ Devour The Day (4)

---Southern Soul Assembly (6)

---Testament/ Sepultura/ Prong (7)

---The Commodores (1)

---Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (11)

---Tony Bennett (5)

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

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Music News for 121016:

---It appears the story of the week is the “what goes around comes around,” evolution of Magic City Music Hall which announced that it will morph back into “A Touch Of Texas!”  This brings the venue full circle as it originally started out as “A Touch Of Texas,” before it became the iconic Johnson City venue in it’s first incarnation.  After closing in JC and re-opening in Nimmonsburg NY last year, after being absent for several years, the struggling venue announced it’s closure at the end of October, but now has new life as a country music venue.  Who can predict what the future will bring? For now, it appears jobs have been saved and hopefully the site will prove to be a positive for the communities economy.

---Local folk-rockers, Driftwood has booked a seven-date, month-long, mini-tour, starting on New Years Eve at the bands homebase, the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY!  The tour will also play Madison CT on 1/14…Saranac Lake NY on 1/20…Syracuse NY on 1/21…Albany NY on 1/27…and Frostburg MD on 2/4!  The band is previously booked to play thru December including two nights at The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 12/29 and 12/31!

---Another great alternative band, The Head And The Heart, are set to play the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 3/4…they’ll also play Pittsburgh PA on 3/1…Buffalo NY on 3/2…and Burlington VT on 3/5!

---Regional jam band faves, moe. will end their Winter hibernation with an eleven date Spring tour starting in Syracuse NY on Saturday March 4th at the F Shed at the Market…The tour is also coming to Montclair NJ on 3/30…New Haven CT on 3/31…Huntington NY on 4/1…and four nights in Cambridge MA on 4/5, 6, 7 and 8!  Tickets went on sale on 12/9!

---Local guitar legend, Randy McStine has announced that he is fund raising for a new solo album via his facebook page!  McStine posted on 12/1 that is copied from my page and pasted below: A pre-order for my new solo album, Blank, is now live at www.pledgemusic.com/randymcstine. Blank is my first solo collection in over a decade. Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson) and Jesse Molloy (Panic! At The Disco, Crush Effect) are my featured guests, and Dave Gregory (XTC, Big Big Train) also contributed some beautiful string arrangements.

Join me in this effort between now and December 15th, and receive an exclusive download containing previously unreleased material. Please share with friends who might also be interested. Your support of Blank through PledgeMusic will build a strong future for my record. Thank you!--- Randy”

Here’s a link to McStine’s facebook page as well:

https://www.facebook.com/randy.mcstine/videos/1390865500938305

---Intentionally or not there was apparently a Monkey’s Typing reunion at the Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY on Saturday 11/26!  The bands bass player, Chuck Hinton posted on 11/26: “Surprise, unannounced, unplanned, accidental Monkeys Typing show tonight with Jeff Howard of Raibred on the kit at CyberCafe West.”  Monkey’s Typing, featuring Jeff Kahn on guitar and lead vocals, Steve Strauss on guitar and vocals, Hinton and (usually) Eric Slocum on drums.  It’s a jam band cover band, which also plays original music and was the house band at the Cyber Café West for several years, before it was retired in favor of “Thing One” and/or “Thing Two,” and eventually “Ugly Dolphin.”

---Zarni de Wet says her show in Boston at the Listening Room near the Berklee campus was a packed house…and attached some facebook video as well!  Congrats “Z!” Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/zarni.wet/videos/10157798046015247

---Next of Kin have recorded new music.  Band member, guitarist, Mary Tewksbury has posted a link to the songs video on facebook!  Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/YwPf4viSgWE

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Guns N’ Roses will indeed be back in America in 2017!  Initial dates released this week include…Hershey PA on 8/13…Buffalo NY on 8/16…and Montreal QC on 8/19!  Hope to see them more in the Fall…stay tuned!

---Stevie Nicks, of Fleetwood Mac and The Pretenders have extended their tour with a new leg…and that means more regional dates!  See them in…Baltimore MD on 3/26…Pittsburgh PA on 3/31…Newark NJ on 4/2…Manchester NH on 4/5…and Uniondale NY on 4/6!

---Reknowned lead singer of Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry has booked a massive worldwide tour in 2017…but just a few dates near us…Schenectady NY on 3/30…Pittsburgh PA on 4/1…and Montreal QC on 4/3!

---Mayday Parade is back on the road this spring with a package tour featuring Knuckle Puck and Milestones and they’ll be coming into the northeast…Pittsburgh PA on 4/28…Buffalo NY on 5/2…Toronto ON on 5/3…Boston MA on 5/5…New Haven CT on 5/6…Clifton Park NY on 5/7…NYC on 5/9…Sayreville NJ on 5/12…Philadelphia PA on 5/13…and Silver Spring MD on 5/14!

---Masked DJ, Deadmau5 has announced a 13-date party across America, starting in NYC on 3/29, and then continuing in…Camden NJ on 4/7…Columbia MD on 4/8…and Lowell MA on 4/10! [Note: Before this report was posted Deadmau5 added a second night in NYC on 3/30!]

---Dashboard Confessional has confirmed a month long trek thru America this Winter, starting in…Boston MA on 1/18…NYC on 1/21…Silver Spring MD on 1/22…Philadelphia PA on 1/23…and a previously announced spring date in Atlantic City NJ on 4/8!

---New Found Glory is celebrating their 20th anniversary with an extensive tour that brings them to all the major cities in America, and spending multiple nights in many of them…Baltimore MD on 3/22…Philadelphia PA on 3/23 & 3/24…Asbury Park NJ on 3/25 & 3/26…Boston MA on 3/30 & 3/31…and NYC on 4/1 & 4/2!  On many of these dates they will also be performing entire albums!  It should be a very cool trip!

---Wilco has announced a short, eight date, Spring 2017 excursion with six dates on the periphery of our greater region…Toronto ON on 3/15 & 3/16…and a four-night stay at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 3/18, 19, 21 & 22!  Tickets went on sale on 12/2!

---Alt-rockers, We The Kings, have confirmed their Winter 2017 tour littering dates all over our regional area…Baltimore MD on 2/19…Philadelphia PA on 2/20…Asbury Park NJ on 2/22…Hartford CT on 2/23…NYC on 2/24…Pawtucket RI on 2/25…Boston MA on 2/26…Toronto ON on 2/28…and Pittsburgh PA on 3/2!

---Original Scorpions guitarist, Uli Jon Roth has booked a solo tour for Winter 2017, dates include…Toronto ON on 3/7…Montreal QC on 3/8…Poughkeepsie NY on 3/11…and Londonderry NH on 3/12!
---Grunge era alt-rocker, PJ Harvey returns with new American dates…Toronto ON on 4/13…Montreal QC on 4/15…Boston MA on 4/17...Brooklyn NY on 4/20…and Philadelphia PA on 4/21!

---Alt-country band, Son Volt have confirmed their 2017 schedule with stops in…Pittsburgh PA on 4/4…Ardmore PA on 4/5…Boston MA on 4/6…NYC on 4/7…Brooklyn NY on 4/8…Tarrytown NY on 4/9…and Washington DC on 4/11!

---Mainstream jazz singer, Steve Tyrell, has booked a 19 night residency at the Café Carlyle in NYC…playing Tuesday’s thru Saturday’s and then taking two days off to regroup!  He started his 19-night stand this past Tuesday on 12/6 and it will last thru Friday night 12/30!

---Jojo, who is playing a lot of Winter and Holiday festivals thru December is touring doing a solo tour this spring including…Washington DC on 3/28…Pittsburgh PA on 4/22…Buffalo NY on 4/23…Philadelphia PA on 4/22…Boston MA on 4/30…NYC on 5/2…and Huntington NY on 5/3!

---Former lead singer of Triumph, Rik Emmett adds to his paltry tour schedule for 2017…Pompton Lakes NJ on 4/22…and Pawling NY on 6/10!

---Ice Nine Kills goes on the road with Chasing Safety for a handful of dates in January…Webster NY on 1/4…Whitehall PA on 1/5…Stanhope NJ on 1/6…Hamden CT on 1/7…and Peabody MA on 1/8!

---The Joy Formidable announced a small, seven-date tour for Winter 2017, with two dates near us in…NYC on 3/1…and Somerville MA on 3/2!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Super-group in the making or rock & roll master class?  Whatever the case, guitarist, Billy Gibbons of Z.Z. Top and Blues Traveler singer, Johnny Popper have teamed-up for a one-shot performance on 12/16 at the HighLine Ballroom in NYC on 12/16!

---The Lox and Funkmaster Flex have booked a one-off in NYC on 12/15 at the HighLine Ballroom!

---Patti Rothberg (remember, “Inside,” her 90’s hit?) joins forces with Frank and Evil Jake for a one-off in NYC on 12/23 at Arlene’s Grocery.

---Cymbals Eat Guitars and David Wax Museum team-up for a one-shot show in NYC on 12/30 at the Mercury Lounge!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Buster Poindexter (david johansen of new york dolls) adds NYC on 1/13!

---Al Jarreau adds Glenside PA on 2/19!  So far, it’s his only show in the northeast in 2017!  Most of his schedule next year is done on a boat.

---Colin Hay, formerly of Men At Work, adds Glenside PA on 3/15!

---The L.A. Guns ft. Tracii Guns & Phil Lewis tour must be going pretty well…they’ve finally booked a date in the northeast…Wantagh NY on 4/22!

---Aaron Lewis of Staind, adds another date to his solo country tour…4/28 in Sayreville NJ!

---Blood Sweat & Tears ft. Bo Bice adds Niagara Falls NY on 2/11…and Englewood NJ on 6/15!

---The Association adds Peekskill NY on 2/11!

---Lou Gramm adds Peekskill NY on 4/21!

---Walter Trout adds Shirley MA on 7/13…Norfolk CT on 7/14…Londonderry NH on 7/15!

---Puddle Of Mudd adds Londonderry NH  with Saving Abel on 3/18!

---Foghat adds Greensburg PA on 2/11!

---Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes add Plymouth NH on 3/11…Warrendale PA on 3/16…Wayne NJ on 4/22…NYC on 5/5…and Brooklyn NY on 6/23!

---The Subdudes add…New London CT on 2/23…Port Washington NY on 2/24…South Orange NJ on 2/25…Easton MD on 3/24…and Alexandria VA on 3/25!

---Z.Z. Top adds Jim Thorpe PA on 2/28…and NYC on 3/1!

---Billy Joel adds NYC on 3/3!

---The Flaming Lips add a second night in NYC on 3/10!

---The Box Tops add Bethlehem PA on 1/20!

---Mike Love’s touring version of The Beach Boys add Westbury NY on 4/2!

---Tommy James & the Shondells add Westbury NY on 3/4!

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone add Pittsburgh PA on 3/4…Peekskill NY on 3/25…Hagerstown MD on 3/26…and Lexington MA on 6/11!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Aaron Lewis (1)

---Al Jarreau (1)

---Beach Boys (1)

---Billy Gibbons/ Johnny Popper (1)

---Billy Joel (1)

---Blood Sweat & Tears (2)

---Bryan Ferry (3)

---Buster Poindexter (1)

---Colin Hay (1)

---Cymbals Eat Guitars/ David Wax Museum (1)

---Dashboard Confessional (4)

---Deadmau5 (5)

---Driftwood (6)

---Foghat (1)

---Guns N’ Roses (3)

---Ice Nine Kills/ Chasing Safety (5)

---Jojo (7)

---L.A. Guns ft. Tracii Guns & Phil Lewis (1)

---Lou Gramm (1)

---Mayday Parade/ Knuckle Puck/ Milestones (10)

---moe. (8)

---New Found Glory (9)

---Patti Rothberg/ Frank/ Evil Jake (1)

---PJ Harvey (5)

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

---Rik Emmett (2)

---Son Volt (7)

---Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (5)

---Steve Tyrell (19)

---Stevie Nicks/ The Pretenders (5)

---Tayler Dayne (1)

---The Association (1)

---The Box Tops (1)

---The Flaming Lips (1)

---The Head And The Heart (3)

---The Joy Formidable (2)

---The Lox/ Funkmaster Flex (1)

---We The Kings (9)

---The Subdudes (5)

---Tommy James & the Shondells (1)

---Uli Jon Roth (4)

---Walter Trout Band (3)

---Wilco (6)

---Z.Z. Top (2)

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

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Music News for 120316:

---On The Roxx closes again, hopefully it’s only temporary!  The property is apparently in the process of being sold to new owners, which may mean changes.  On The Roxx posted on their facebook page about the abrupt closure:

“Yes! Yes! It is true,,, OTR has officially closed for business as of 11/14/16!! We know,,, no notice…not the way we wanted but…we had to turn in the liquor license to NY State so the new owners of the property can obtain theirs! (NY will not finish their process unless mine was turned in). 
There is too much love and thanks to ever express to our family, friends, employees, bands, and patrons over the last 13 years.”

Hope the new owners keep the place open!  On The Roxx has already moved twice, from Water Street in downtown Binghamton NY, then to Court Street (in the former McDonalds near State Street.) and finally (after a fire on the floors above them) to Upper Court Street where it is today, next to Niko’s. They restaurant/ bar/ venue is still closed as of this posting.  Stay tuned for more info!

---The Rongovian Embassy in Trumansburg NY is closing again, but like a Phoenix, it keeps rising from the ashes.  The “Rongo” has changed hands, closed and reopened no less than seven times in it’s recent history.  It is expected to reopen again, under new ownership, but there’s been no timetable set for this to happen yet.  Stay tuned.

---Pinecone Fletcher, the local master of the Cigar Box guitar (who recently released a new album, “Live From The Glenwood Bakery.”), also makes them and sells them, sometimes to clients not just in town but around the world and Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin entertainment writer, Chris Kocher has taken notice with a piece on Pinecone that will appeared on the front page in last Thursdays’ (11/24) edition.  You go, “Coney!” The piece was picked up by other regional Gannett newspapers.  Here’s a link, so you can check it out yourselves:

http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/entertainment/2016/11/21/three-strings-and-truth-binghamton-musician-ships-cigar-box-guitars-around-world/94022784

---Kocher had a busy and musical week with a headline feature in Thursdays “Go” insert in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on local folk-rockers, Driftwood and their new album, “City Lights.”  Here’s a link for that as well:

http://www.pressconnects.com/story/entertainment/2016/11/24/driftwood-celebrates-fourth-album-city-lights/94315000

---Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real and The Infamous Stringdusters are the first bands announced to Mountain Jam 2017!  These bands have been named to night #4 of the annual festival, Sunday June 18th! 

---Former Johnson City resident, Zarni de Wet will be back in our greater region on Saturday night, December 3rd, but not in the greater Binghamton area…at Berklee MA, where she attended college!  De Wet will appear with Elisa Hayes and Brittany Kennell at The Listening Room on 12/3 @ 6p!

---Our condolences to another local singer, songwriter and pianist/ keyboard player, John Kanazawich, who lost his mother, a locally noteworthy piano player and teacher in her own right who launched more than one musical career, on Monday 11/21.  Since my reporting on local music began nearly ten years ago, it has been my happy occasion to see her accompany her son at various events at which he has played or promoted.  Sad to know she can no longer do that and her presence at them be missed. A memorial was held Monday (11/28) at St. Johns Ukrainian Church in Johnson City NY. 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Eric Clapton is taking a short 50th Anniversary tour in the U.S. and the U.K.---but don’t expect too much from the 70-year-old rocker, who is suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy, which makes playing the guitar increasingly difficult for him.  He has only booked four dates in America and three in the UK.  The shows, which Clapton states are his last…that are near us in the greater Binghamton area are only the shows in…New York on 3/19 and 3/20 at Madison Square Garden!  The tour will also include bluesmen, Gary Clark Jr. and Jimmie Vaughn.  The other American shows are in California…the English shows are only in London.

---Dead & Company featuring John Mayer and three core members of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart; have announced a Spring 2017 tour that looks a lot like a major summer trek…Burgettstown PA on 6/15…two nights in Boston MA on 6/17 & 6/18…Saratoga Springs NY on 6/20…NYC on 6/24…and Camden NJ on 6/25!

---Kanye West, after going on several rants during his concerts in the last few weeks (this, while in Sacramento CA, about Beyonce (after which he dropped the mic and ended the show, which was only 30 minutes old) prior to that about Trump and previously to that, about Jay Z) has decided to cancel the remaining shows on his Life Of Pablo tour shortly after which he was hospitalized for exhaustion.  West had 21 dates left, nine of which fall inside our greater region.  Please get your money back at your point of purchase.

---Neil Diamond has booked a massive “50th Anniversary” tour for 2017 and of course, he’ll be playing dates in northeast…Rochester NY on 6/4…Toronto ON on 6/7…Baltimore MD on 6/9…Uncasville CT on 6/11…NYC on 6/15 & 6/17…Philadelphia PA on 6/20…and Bethel NY on 6/22!

---The artist formerly known as Mos Def has changed his name and is retiring from the music business!  Mos Def will now be known as Yasiin Bey and his farewell tour will play NYC on 12/21…and Washington DC on 12/31, 1/1 and 1/2!

---Keith Sweat is coming back around in the Spring!  Sweat just played Blue Cross Arena in Rochester NY (11/26) and is set to return there in six months!  Around that time he’ll be making a few other nearby stops…Baltimore MD on 3/24…Rochester NY on 512…and Brooklyn NY on 5/14!

---John Doe, formerly of X has announced an eight-date Winter 2017 tour, half of which is set to take place in our greater region…Vienna VA on 2/21…Sellersville PA on 2/22…Portsmouth NH on 2/25…and NYC on 2/28!

---Sebastiah Bach, formerly of Skid Row has announced a book signing tour on behalf of the release of his new autobiography, “18 and Life on Skid Row.”  It’s not a performance, but a chance for a brush with greatness, if you’re a fan…in Huntington NY on 12/5…Brooklyn NY on 12/6…Ridgewood NJ on 12/7…and Eatontown NJ on 12/8!

---Sting has confirmed tour dates for his new album, “57th and 9th,” and they’ll bring him to our greater region this Spring…Toronto ON on 3/5…Montreal QC on 3/6…Boston MA on 3/8…Uncasville CT on 3/9…Philadelphia PA on 3/11…Washington DC on 3/12…and NYC on 3/14!

---The Rochester International Jazz Festival has confirmed festival dates for 2017…the nine day fest begins on Friday June 23rd and runs thru Saturday July 1st!  Musicians and venues will be named later!

---the I Love The 90’s tour will return in 2017 with a new line-up and an expanded itinerary, including…Montreal QC on 2/16…Eric PA on 2/17…and Utica NY on 2/18!  This time the line-up will include Vanilla Ice, Naughty By Nature, All-4-One, Color Me Badd, Young M.C., C&C Music Factory and SNAP ft. Thea Austin!

---Rick Springfield is stepping back out on the road from Mid-December thru Mid-February 2017 at…Red Bank NJ on 12/14…North Tonawanda NY on 12/16…Beverly MA on 12/17…Englewood NJ on 2/8…and Collingswood NJ on 2/12!

---Get The Led Out, the Led Zeppelin tribute band has announced more dates for 2017…New Haven CT on 2/16…State College PA on 4/13…Tarrytown NY on 4/15…Hampton Beach NH on 4/29…Red Bank NJ on 5/19…Dewey Beach DE on 6/15…Boston MA on 8/10…and Ocean City NJ on 8/14 & 8/15!

---Falling In Reverse, Issues and Motionless In White will co-headline a 24-date tour across America with regional stops in…NYC on 1/27…Philadelphia PA on 1/28…Silver Spring MD on 1/29…Boston MA on 1/31…and Pittsburgh PA on 2/1!

---Lost rock star, Rodriguez, has booked a show in our greater region…on 6/15 at Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA near Philadelphia PA.  So far he’s only booked three shows for 2017, so if you can, grab a ticket, and then watch the award winning documentary, “Searching For Sugarman.”

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Buster Poindexter (david johansen from the new york dolls alter-ego), has booked a one-off at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 1/19!

---The Winter Jam line-up is set for Xfinity Live in Philadelphia PA on 1/15!  This years performers will be: Grouplove, Phantogram, Capital Cities, Judah & the Lion, LP and Run River North!  Should be a great night for fans of Alternative rock!

---Zebra and Vixen have teamed-up for tasty one-off in Wantagh NY, at Mulcahy’s, on 1/14!

---Geoff Tate, formerly of Queensryche and more recently of Operation: Mindcrime and Trinity, has booked a solo one-off in Pittsburgh PA on 2/22 at the Diesel Club Lounge!

---Candlebox has plotted a tour in the UK and Europe for 2017, but so far only one date in America…Stroudsburg PA on 3/10!

---The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Jake Miller, Daya, Jon Bellion, JoJo and Jacob Whitesides are the line-up for Buffalo’s KissMas Bash at the KB Center on 12/15!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Dark Star Orchestra adds Princeton NJ on 5/15!

---Y&T flip flops Poughkeepsie NY on 4/28…and Stafford Springs CT on 4/29…and adds Londonderry NH on 4/30!

---Steve Forbert adds Mifflinburg PA on 3/3…and Lima NY on 3/4!

---Johnny Winter’s All Star Band fr. Paul Nelson adds Wilmington DE on 2/24!

---Vanessa Carlton adds Cambridge MA on 3/6…Philadelphia PA on 3/11…and NYC On 3/10!!

---The Subdudes add Wilmington DE on 3/23!

---Mike Love’s version of The Beach Boys adds Glenside PA on 4/1!

---Judy Collins is on a solo tour starting next month, but ends the tour teaming up with Stephen Stills for a one shot set in Glenside PA on 8/25!

---Lauryn Hill of The Fugees adds Pittsburgh PA on 1/31!

---Andy Grammer adds Huntington NY on 12/1!

---Bon Iver adds two more nights in Brooklyn NY on 12/3 & 12/4!

---Pat Benatar adds New Brunswick NJ on 3/5!

---Spyro Gyra adds Bay Shore NY on 2/24…and Cranston RI on 2/25…they’ve also added a second six night residency at the Blue Note in NYC, set for July!

---Sonny Landreth adds Bay Shore NY on 1/8!

---Safetysuit adds Pittsburgh PA on 2/15!

---Metallica adds Toronto ON on 11/29!

---Rusted Root adds Ardmore PA on 12/29…and Buffalo NY on 12/31!

---The Head And The Heart adds Pittsburgh PA on 3/1!

---Bon Jovi added Philadelphia PA on 3/31…Uncasville CT on 4/1…Pittsburgh PA on 4/5…NYC on 4/7 & 4/8…and Toronto ON on 4/10!

---Joan Osborne adds NYC on 1/6!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Andy Grammer/ Sir Cadian Rhythm/ Oak & Ash (1)

---Bon Iver (2)

---Bon Jovi (6)

---Buster Poindexter (1)

---Candlebox (1)

---Dark Star Orchestra (1)

---Dead & Company (6)

---Eric Clapton/ Gary Clark Jr./ Jimmy Vaughn (2)

---Falling In Reverse/ Issues/ Motionless In White (5)

---Geoff Tate (1)

---Get The Led Out (9)

---Grouplove/ Phantogram/ Capital Cities/ Judah & the Lion/ LP/ Run River North (1)

---I Love The 90’s (3)

---Joan Osborne (1)

---John Doe (4)

---Johnny Winter’s All-Star Band ft. Paul Nelson (1)

---Judy Collins/ Stephen Stills (1)

---Kanye West (-9)

---Keith Sweat (3)

---Lauryn Hill (1)

---Metallica (1)

---Mos Def (4)

---Neil Diamond (8)

---Pat Benatar (1)

---Rick Springfield (5)

---Rochester International Jazz Festival (9)

---Rodriguez (1)

---Rusted Root (2)

---Safetysuit (1)

---Sebastian Bach (4)

---Sonny Landreth (1)

---Spyro Gyra (8)

---Steve Forbert (2)

---Sting (7)

---The Beach Boys (1)

---The Head And The Heart/ Whitney (1)

---The Subdudes (1)

---Vanessa Carlton (3)

---Y&T (1)

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

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Off For Thanksgiving!

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Music News for 111916:

---East Coast Bigfoot is no more.  Singer/ guitarist, Devinne Meyers broke the news on facebook on Friday (11/18):  Here’s a portion of her post:

“Change is always inevitable, but should never be feared - though this is hard news to break. That being said, East Coast Bigfoot's final appearance was at the Ransom Steele a couple weeks ago. I sincerely wish Ty and Ricky well in their endeavors, and thank them tremendously for the work, talent, and time that was invested in this project. It was not easy, but these guys made it worth every minute rehearsed, every mile driven, and it was all the fun in the world.

You can still find all your favorites from the band playing in other projects! You can catch Ty with the Lutheran Skirts, Zydeco Po Boys, and a slew of other projects, including a project with Ricky, Floating Down. Stephen is still killing the bass with Adam ate the Apple, and performing with Devinne. We love you Binghamton, and we love you Bigfeet! Keep rockin', keep smilin'!”

I happened to run into Devinne on recently at the Cyber Café West in Binghamton NY.  She confirmed that she and bass player, Stephen Schweitzer are indeed still working together, and of course Meyers is working on a solo album, after winning the Equinox Broadcasting/ Spotlight Sing-Off! 

---Zarni de Wet (now known professionally as Zarni deVette.) recently posted a new song, and while that sounds fairly routine considering that she is now a professional songwriter for a Nashville TN based publishing company, she is mostly co-writing for them.  Writing songs for herself?  That’s a whole different dynamic.  The song is called “Criminal Habits,” and this is a link to a soundcloud page where you can hear it for yourself:

https://soundcloud.com/zarni-music/criminal-habits

---Sadly, we now know that Leon Russell will not only never play Magic City Music Hall, but he won’t make it to Binghamton either.  Russell who was booked twice this year, only to have heart by-pass surgery, followed by a lengthy recovery period that he never escaped from, forcing the rescheduling date to also be missed.  Russell died without ever regaining his health following surgery.  He was 74.  Of course, the famed local venue also has closed as of the end of October.  Russell was set to play there on October 7th, however his ill health forced a last minute cancellation the day before.

---Jackson Browne takes to the road this Spring with more than a dozen dates, mostly thru Canada…but a few in the northeast…and one as close as Ithaca NY on 4/8, at the State Theatre!  You can also see Browne in…Hershey PA on 4/5…Newark NJ on 4/6…Albany NY on 4/9…Staten Island NY on 4/12…Worcester MA on 4/13…Montreal QC on 4/15…and Hamilton ON on 4/18!

---The Lyle Lovett/ John Haitt co-headlining tour has announced a booking at the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 1/29, where the tour will wrap production!  The tour will also make stops in North Bethesda MD on 1/19…New London CT on 1/20…Lebanon NH on 1/21…Boston MA on 1/22…Ridgefield CT on 1/25…Collingswood NJ on 1/26…Rutland VT on 1/27…and Northampton MA on 1/28!  In fact, the eleven-date tour will happen, at least so far, almost exclusively in the northeast!

---Dawes are also booking Winter/ Spring tour dates for 2017, that also include two nights in Ithaca, at the State Theatre, on 3/15 and 3/18…as well as other stops in our greater region…Wilmimgton DE on 3/7…Washington DC on 3/8…NYC on 3/10…Boston MA on 3/11…Hartford CT on 3/12…Northampton MA on 3/14…and Toronto ON on 3/17!

---Congrats to the Red Jug Pub, in Cortland NY’s 10th Anniversary!  The venue will mark the occasion with a party on Sunday 11/27 (although their website says Sunday the 26th) at 4pm!

---While we’re at it, congrats also to the Heavily Brewing Company in Montour Falls NY marking their 2nd Anniversary this week, with The Overrated playing a special performance on Saturday night @ 7p!

---Young The Giant are set to play Syracuse NY, at The F Shed, on 2/20 as they’ve released a bevy of Winter 2017 tour dates this week, also including…Albany NY on 2/23…Providence RI on 2/24…and New Haven CT on 2/25!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Bruno Mars is taking his “24K Magic” album on tour in Summer 2017 and he’ll be making plenty of stops in our greater regional area…Pittsburgh PA on 8/22…Two nights in Toronto ON on 8/26 & 8/27…Montreal QC on 8/29…NYC on 9/22…Newark NJ on 9/26…Buffalo NY on 9/27…Washington DC on 9/29…Brooklyn NY on 10/4…Uniondale NY on 10/5…Boston MA on 10/7…and Philadelphia PA on 10/10!

---One of the last of the blues greats, Buddy Guy will play some solo dates in Spring 2017 after the Experience Hendrix tour, some co-headlining dates with The Rides and a Bluesfest appearance in Australia…Buffalo NY on 4/21…Toronto ON on 4/22…Ridgefield CT on 4/25…Greensburg PA on 5/14…and Red Bank NJ on 5/17!

---Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (featuring singer Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin, who is also a solo artist), has announced a huge Spring 2017 tour that is coming to our greater region as early as April…Pittsburgh PA on 4/1…Toronto ON on 4/4…South Burlington VT on 4/5…Philadelphia PA on 4/7…Boston MA on 4/8…New Haven CT on 4/9…NYC on 4/11…Sayreville NJ on 4/12…and Silver Spring MD on 4/14!

---If you’re in a retro mood for 2017 have we got a tour for you...New Kids On The Block, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men are teaming up for a Summer 2017 tour across America, with stops in…Toronto ON on 6/20…Buffalo NY on 6/23…Philadelphia PA On 6/24…Washington DC on 6/25…Brooklyn NY on 6/27…Pittsburgh PA on 7/1…Newark NJ on 7/2…Allentown PA on 7/5…Uncasville CT on 7/6…Uniondale NY on 7/7…Boston MA on 7/8…and Albany NY on 7/9!

---Orgy and Powerman 5000 have joined forces to mount a co-headlining tour that will pass thru our greater region during Winter 2017, including…Toronto ON on 1/10…Poughkeepsie NY on 1/12…and Providence RI on 1/14!

---The annual Clearwater Festival/ Great Hudson River Revival has confirmed their dates for Saturday and Sunday, June 17th & 18th at Croton Point Park in the town of Croton on Hudson NY.  No line-up has been announced yet, but we’ll keep an eye on it!

---Break out artist Dae Dae has announced more dates this month with a last minute tour…some of these dates are already played having been announced less than a week before this report went to bed, including…Pittsburgh PA on 11/17…Harrisburg PA on 11/18…Long Island City NY on 11/20…Cambridge MA on 11/21…Baltimore MD on 11/25…and two nights in Philadelphia PA on 11/26 & 11/27!

---Dennis DeYoung, formerly of Styx, has announced a small spread out tour that will play a few dates in our greater region…New Brunswick NJ on 3/10…and Staten Island NY on 4/21!

---Singer/ songwriter Kris Kristofferson is playing a few select dates across the country, spread out over the next few months, including a few dates near us…Glenside PA on 1/25…and Greensburg PA on 1/27!

---Vanilla Fudge snuck up on us this week, with last minute shows in Jim Thorpe PA on Friday (11/18)…and Bay Shore NY (11/19), but don’t worry…inspite of those last minute announcements there are still a few shows after the holidays to look forward to...Lakewood NJ on 11/16…Sellersville PA on 1/12…and NYC on 1/13!

---Pat Benatar is announcing her annual Spring/ Summer tour dates, but so far, only a few…Tarrytown NY on 3/2…Staten Island NY on 3/4…Red Bank NJ on 3/7…Portsmouth NH on 3/8!

---A select group of musicians headed by Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule and the Allman Brothers Band, Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers, Jamey Johnson, John Medeski and Don Was; are taking the Last Waltz on tour for the 40th Anniversary of the historic last album and final tour by The Band!  The tour is coming to…Red Bank NJ on 1/27…Boston MA on 1/28…Philadelphia PA on 1/29…Toronto ON on 1/31…Albany NY on 2/2…and Westbury NY on 2/3!

---Less Than Jake are taking a Winter 2017 trek across the US with opening act, Pepper, and they’ll be making a few nearby stops…Pittsburgh PA on 2/10…Clifton Park NY on 2/12…Boston MA On 2/16…NYC on 2/17…Huntington NY on 2/18…Philadelphia PA on 2/19…and Baltimore MD on 2/21!

---Alternative band, Grouplove will take a Winter 2017 trip across America visiting a few spots in the Northeast…Sayreville NJ on 3/17…Baltimore MD on 3/21…and Port Chester NY on 3/22!

---Switchfoot and Relient K will hook up for an American trek with a few stops inside our region…Toronto ON on 2/8…Lancaster PA on 2/17…Rochester NY on 2/18!

---The master of funk, George Clinton and P-Funk will return to the road this winter with shows in…Pittsburgh PA on 2/16…Washington DC on 2/23…Boston MA on 2/25…and NYC on 2/28!

---Senses Fail have announced a package tour that will cross the country with Counterparts, Movements and Like Pacific, coming this Spring to…Baltimore MD on 3/15…NYC on 3/18…Boston MA on 3/19…Pittsburgh PA on 3/21…Philadelphia PA on 3/22…Sayreville NJ on 3/23…and Toronto ON on 3/24!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The “Kickass Christmas Show” at Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 12/11, will feature modern rock in a variety of forms…Third Eye Blind, The Struts, Holy White Hounds and The Daily Grind will all perform in this one-day, one-shot show!

---Ricky Martin just announced a major tour that plays all over Mexico, a few dozen dates in Las Vegas…and one night in the U.S.---Newark NJ on 12/2!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Air Supply adds New Brunswick NJ on 2/26!

---David Lindley adds Harrisburg PA on 3/31!

---Lake Street Dive adds Boston MA on 2/16…New Haven CT on 2/18…Brooklyn NY on 2/21…Baltimore MD on 2/23…Pittsburgh PA on 2/24!

---Kings X adds Asbury Park NJ on 11/18!

---The Struts add Rochester NY on 12/13!

---Aztec Two-Step adds Piermont NY on 11/26!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Air Supply (1)

---Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (9)

---Anvil/ Night Demon/ Graveshadow (5)

---Aztec Two-Step (1)

---Bruno Mars (12)

---Buddy Guy (5)

---Clearwater Festival/ Great Hudson River Revival (2)

---Dae Dae (7)

---David Lindley (1)

---Dawes (9)

---Dennis DeYoung (2)

---George Clinton & P-Funk (4)

---Grouplove (3)

---Jackson Browne (8)

---Kings X (1)

---Kris Kristofferson (2)

---Lake Street Dive (5)

---Less Than Jake/ Pepper (7)

---Lyle Lovett/ John Haitt (9)

---New Kids On The Block/ Paul Abdul/ Boyz II Men (12)

---Orgy/ Powerman 5000 (3)

---Pat Benatar (4)

---Ricky Martin (1)

---Senses Fail/ Counterparts/ Movements/ Like Pacific (7)

---Switchfoot/ Relient K (3)

---The Last Waltz 40 Tour (6)

---The Struts (1)

---Vanilla Fudge (3)

---Young The Giant (4)

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

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Music News for 111216:

---Maybe this Gary Wilson Christmas album isn’t a joke…maybe it’s the real thing!  Wilson just posted “Holiday” on his facebook and YouTube pages, alon with several other songs and again all credited to his holiday album, “It’s Christmas Time With Gary Wilson!”  In fact there are a bunch of songs from the album on YouTube! 

If you’re not familiar with Gary Wilson, he’s an Endicott native, and star of the documentary “You Think You Really Know Me.  Wilson’s style isn’t exactly mainstream—in fact if it gets under your skin, it’s working, but it has been influential, in particular on Beck, who included a lyric line, “Gary Wilson rocks the most,” in his 90’s hit, “Where It’s At.” It may not be for you, but if you’re a fan of local music, it’s worth checking out.  Here are some links:

Holiday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6WfkBIKdeQ&sns=fb

Wintertime In Johnson City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG0ndC1PovE

Santa Claus Is Coming To My Lonely Town https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuVwl1Y1rxA

I Saw Santa Dancing In The Dark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZD9K6TilMo

Lonely Holiday (Exit) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTJqszbbLo8

Cindy Wants To Cry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zID8H6fOS0

A Christmas Tree For Two https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V80L7k2H2Wg

The Snow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdnVaPnL2MM

A Sled Ride Tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbvxcLsBOl0

A Date For New Years Eve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwfQWfaHkRM

---Cigarbox Guitar player, Pinecone Fletcher is adding Edward Gliha and Daniel Dunham of The Woodshed Prophets to his band, but for one night!  Fletcher is gearing up for his big CD release party at The Spotlight in Endicott NY on 11/23!  The new CD is called, “Live From The Glenwood Bakery!”  Sounds like he’s serious about getting this one properly off the ground!

---The Wizards Of Winter, the latest Trans-Siberian/ Mannheim Steamroller clone, already set to play The Forum in Binghamton NY on 12/2 have added appearances in…Scranton PA On 12/3…Parsippany NJ on 12/7…and Hagerstown MD on 12/22!

---KC & the Sunshine Band are set to play the Keystone Ballroom @ (Mohegan sun at…) Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre PA on 11/20, as well as making some other nearby stops in our region, including…the previously announced date in Toronto ON on 11/17…and Bayside NY on 11/19!3

---The Guess Who, has also booked their only in the northeast at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre PA on 11/19!  After that they only get as close as Iowa thru May! 

---Steve Forbert has announced a new set of shows for Winter 2017, including an appearance in Jim Thorpe PA at the Mauch Chunk Opera House on 2/4, plus…New Hope PA on 12/10…Philadelphia PA on 2/3…Dover NH on 2/10…Cambridge MA on 2/11…Vienna VA on 2/18…and Pittsburgh PA on 12/9!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Gregg Allman has had to cancel his entire run of dates at the City Winery in Manhatten, this week due to a bruised vocal chord, which doctors have advised that he should rest.  Therefore, the blues singer has rescheduled the series of shows for July 2017, so hold onto your tickets and check the new dates…7/2-3, 7/5-6, 7/9-10, 7/12-13 and 7/16-17!

---The Red Hot Chili Peppers have added an early Spring leg to their tour, in support of their latest album, “The Getaway,” including…Washington DC on 4/12…Pittsburgh PA on 5/11…Montreal QC on 6/20…and Hamilton ON on 6/22!  No word yet on when tickets go on sale, or who’ll be opening up!

---Reel Big Fish have finally announced their entire 2017 tour itinerary and have added Anti-Flag to the bill so the final rundown now looks like this…Pittsburgh PA on 1/11…Toronto ON on 1/13…Montreal QC on 1/14…Boston MA on 1/15…Silver Spring MD on 1/17…(the previously announced) NYC on 1/18…Philadelphia PA on 1/19…Sayreville NJ on 1/20…and Atlantic City NJ on 4/9!

---Railroad Earth is also announcing their 2017 tour dates this week and for our region that includes…State College PA on 2/2…Philadelphia PA on 2/3…(the previously announced) Port Chester NY on 2/4…and Washington DC on 3/10 & 3/11!

---The Magpie Salute (which is The Black Crowes without former lead singer, Chris Robinson) is booking shows finally, starting with a four-night stand at The Gramercy in NYC from 1/19 thru 1/22!

---Steve Forbert is adding on and expanding!  The singer/ songwriting will play the City Winery in Manhattan (NYC) on 11/20 as well as…New Hope PA on 12/10…Philadelphia PA on 12/3…Jim Thorpe PA on 2/4…Dover NH on 2/10…Cambridge MA on 2/11…Vienna VA on 2/18…and …and Pittsbugh PA on 12/9!

---Keller Williams and Leo Kottke have teamed-up for a Winter 2017 tour that includes a handful of dates in our greater region…Pittsburgh PA on 2/3…Buffalo NY on 2/4…NYC on 2/23…New Brunswick NJ on 2/24…and Beverly MA on 2/25!

---Chicago has issued a smattering of 2017 dates…one of which falls in our greater region…Stamford CT on 3/14!

---Hair metal band, Kix has announced a few one-off dates…Camp Hill PA on 11/26…Brunswick MD on 12/26…and Dewey Beach DE on 7/13!

---Bring Me The Horizon has scheduled a Spring 2017 tour with Underoath and Beartooth and it’s coming to our larger region…Montreal QC on 3/17…Lowell MA on 3/18…NYC on 3/20…Philadelphia PA on 3/22!

---Rickie Lee Jones (remember “Chuck E’s In Love?”)…has booked a few regional shows…Montreal QC on 3/1…Boston MA on 3/2…Collingswood