Show Detective – Weekend Shows – 4/12 – 4/14

Written by on April 11, 2024

Show Detective.

Friday, April 12th

Daniel Sloss: CAN’T, The Egg, Albany, 7:30pm

‘DANIEL SLOSS – CAN’T is the all-new, 12th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy superstar and we are delighted to welcome him back to The Egg.

Daniel’s previous ground-breaking, global smash-hits include ‘HUBRiS’ (the world’s biggest solo comedy touring show for most of 2021 as reported in Pollstar) and ‘X’ (his acclaimed tour de force about sexual assault. It toured non stop for 300 performances over 17 months around the globe, all throughout Europe, UK, U.S., Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and even packing a Moscow arena (becoming Russia’s biggest-ever English language comedy show and creating a sensation with a joke about the importance of sex education – not a taboo subject in Putin’s Russia – an illegal one.). The film of ‘X’ is on HBO in USA and Canada and is the first UK comedy special with a UK premiere in cinemas, with it’s nationwide release at Vue.

Randy Rainbow, Proctors Theater, Schenectady

Randy Rainbow is a four-time EMMY® and GRAMMY®-nominated American comedian, producer, actor, singer, writer, satirist, host, and New York Times best-selling author known for his popular web series, The Randy Rainbow Show. His debut memoir, Playing with Myself received rave reviews by such venerable outlets as The LA TIMES, which noted that Rainbow “vividly recollects the alienation so many LGBTQ+ youth experience.” Musical theater was an escape for Rainbow that ultimately helped catapult his career. His musical parodies and political spoofs have garnered him worldwide acclaim and four consecutive EMMY® nominations for Outstanding Short-Form Variety Series.

Trailblazing Women of Country: a Tribute to Patsy, Loretta and Dolly, Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs

If there were a Mount Rushmore of women in country music, it would undoubtedly include the faces of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton, three towering voices that have forever altered the course of the culture. Proving women artists’ commercial viability with chart-topping hits and record-breaking sales, these indomitable singer-songwriters wove threads of contemporary womanhood throughout the tapestry of country music. This tribute show, featuring soloists Miko MarksCountry Music Television’s 2022 “Next Woman of Country” and Nashville-based singer Kristina Train, will perform works from the artists’ sizable discographies supported by a 5-member, all-woman band.

Maddy O’Neal, Empire Underground, Albany, 8pm

Spring Awakening, Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, 7:30pm

Content Advisory: Spring Awakening explores subjects that parents may not find desirable to share with children. While this production endeavors to handle these subjects with great care, please be advised: this play contains instances or discussions of violence, sexual situations, assault and self-harm.

Joe Adee and The Lug Nuts, Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 8pm-11pm

A mix of Blues, Southern Rock, R&B and Old Country.

DJ Static x DJ King Bully, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 10pm-2am

Come on down to Putnam Place and get down with beats from DJ Static and DJ King Bully.

Cosy Sheridan & Susan Cattaneo: An Evening of Women Songwriters, Caffe Lena, 8pm-10pm

Cosy Sheridan and Susan Cattaneo host an evening of female artistry in this upbeat, energetic and moving show centered around songwriting.

Cosy Sheridan has been called “a buddhist monk in a twelve-step program trapped in the body of a singer-songwriter” and also one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful songwriters. She first appeared on the national folk scene when she won the songwriting contests at both the Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and released her critically acclaimed CD Quietly Led. The Cornell Folksong Society wrote: “Sheridan is frank, feisty, sublimely and devilishly funny. She fuses myth with modern culture; Persephone with Botox.”

Holiday Anime Rave – DJ Revy / DJ 2nd Child / Bitchin’ Betty, No Fun, Troy, 7pm-11pm

From “Bar People.”

Friday – 10PM at Peddlers Bar & BIstro – Al Bruno

Friday – 4pm at Skidmore College Auditorium – TBD

Friday – 5:30PM at Bootleggers – Pat Decker

Friday – 5:30PM at Finnigans on the Lake – TBD

Friday – 5:30PM at Wheatfields – Dan Sherwin

Friday – 5:30PM at Wishing Well – Rob Aronstein

Friday – 5PM at S&S Farm Brewery – The Bale Kickers

Friday – 6:30PM at Artisanal Brew Works – Kyle Loucks

Friday – 6:30PM at Diamond Club – Rich Ortiz

Friday – 6:30PM at Dock Browns – Johnny Clifford

Friday – 6:30PM at Other One Brewery – Marcus Ruggiero

Friday – 6:30PM at Tap & Barrel – Luke Pavlus

Friday – 6PM at 30 Park – Steve Candlen

Friday – 6PM at 677 Prime – Dan Dekalb

Friday – 6PM at Carsons Woodside Tavern – Mitch Frasier

Friday – 6PM at Cock & Bull – Scott Hopkins Jazz Trio

Friday – 6PM at Henry’s Tavern – Jeff Brisbin

Friday – 6PM at Hill Creek Tavern – Kilashandra

Friday – 6PM at Inn at Saratoga – Sheri Nolan & Peter Von Allmen

Friday – 6PM at Panza’s – Christine Spero

Friday – 6PM at Powers Pub – Chuck Ayers

Friday – 6PM at Ravenswood – Doc Orloff

Friday – 6PM at Saratoga Winery – Dazey Duo with Jessica Louise

Friday – 6PM at The Bunker – Sean Lyons

Friday – 6PM at The Scarlet Knife – Pat Decker

Friday – 6PM at Thirsty Owl – Eric Kuffs

Friday – 7:30PM at Eden Caffe – Sergio Sericolo & Company

Friday – 7:30PM at Universal Preservation Hall – Trailblazing Women Of Country

Friday – 7PM at Bourbon Room – TBD

Friday – 7pm at Bye I Brewery – Maurizio Russamanno

Friday – 7PM at Frog Alley Brewing – Philadelphia Freedom

Friday – 7PM at Hometown Pub And Grub – John Eisenhart

Friday – 7PM at Kraverie – J.A.D.

Friday – 7PM at MoJo’s Cafe & Gallery – Rejuvenation Band

Friday – 7PM at O’Slattery’s – The Bypass

Friday – 7PM at Peddlers Bar & Bistro – Stretch Duo

Friday – 7PM at Principessa Elana – Jeff Walton

Friday – 7PM at Quarters – Abby & The Normals

Friday – 7PM at Seven Bistro – TBD

Friday – 8PM at 9 Maple – Eric Walentowicz Quartet

Friday – 8PM at Ophelias on Broadway- Kale

Friday – 8PM at Rookies Sports Bar – Erin Powers & Harry Pyle

Friday – 8PM at Saratoga City Tavern – Tailspin

Friday – 9PM at Centre St Pub – The Rhythm Pilots

Friday – 9PM at Nanola – Tame The Rooster

Friday – 9PM at Tap & Barrel – Wide Awake

Friday – 9PM at Van Slycks at Rivers Casino – Aquanett

Friday – 9PM at Vapor – Refrigerators

Friday -8PM at Lark Tavern – Comedy Open Mic

Saturday, April 13th

Albany Symphony Orchestra | Cuong + Beethoven, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, 7:30pm

Sandbox Percussion

Justin Benavidez

Viet Cuong

L.V. Beethoven



Viet Cuong: Next Week’s Trees · Re(new)al · Tuba Concerto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

RAEL – The Music of Peter Gabriel and Genesis, The Linda, Albany, 8pm-10pm

RAEL-The Music of Genesis is a New York and Northern New Jersey-based tribute band that recaptures the energy and originality of the “early years” live stage performances by Genesis. RAEL pays homage to the most groundbreaking and influential band in the progressive rock genre by incorporating the musical excellence, lyrical storytelling, and theatricality that brought Genesis to a position of prominence in the rock world. RAEL-The Music of Genesis brings older listeners back to the day, while introducing progressive rock newcomers to the sights and sounds right along with other legendary bands such as Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, Yes, Rush and King Crimson to name but a few.

The Egg Presents: Leyla McCalla, The Egg, Albany, 7:30pm

Part of the American Roots & Branches Series

Born in New York City to Haitian emigrants and activists, Leyla McCalla finds inspiration from her past and present– her music vibrates with three centuries of history and influences from around the globe. McCalla possesses a stunning mastery of the cello, tenor banjo and guitar and, as a multilingual singer and songwriter, has risen to produce a distinctive sound that reflects the union of her roots and experience. In addition to her solo work, McCalla is a founding member of Our Native Daughters (with Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah and Allison Russell) and alumna of Grammy award-winning Black string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

The Egg & UAlbany Present: SaViON GLOVeR, The Egg, Albany, 8pm

Savion Glover, the most innovative and influential tap dancer of his generation, returns with a new program. Celebrating Savion Glover’s 2024 return to The Egg, “PaRT.TU The LaST HooFeR STaNDiNG”, a second installment of his Cinema Stage CoLLeqSHuNz continues to explore the boundaries between mental health and self-expression. Once again we find ourselves amidst an environment where the highest form of sensitivity is necessary in order to welcome complete comprehension at this evening’s attempt. Celebrating along with Mr. Glover honoring The HooFeRz, his mentors, and their ongoing contribution to his existence you are invited to enjoy the sound of the dance in rare form through the “un-image-imaginable” lens of Savion Glover.

Palace Sessions Live w/ Formula 5, The Palace Theater, Albany, 7pm

Join us in the Grand Lobby of the Palace Theatre for a Free Live Performance with Formula 5! This performance is Free and Open to the Public (while tickets last) and will be filmed live for a future airing of the Palace Sessions.

The members of Formula 5 hail from diverse musical backgrounds around the Capital Region of NY. Influenced by jam bands, jazz legends and classic rock, they fuse their influences to create a unique style of songwriting and collective improvisation. Formula 5 ties originals and select covers together with a remarkable approach to instrumentation and improvisation.

Monster Jam, MVP Arena, Albany, 1pm; 7pm

Sixties Spectacular, Proctors Theatre, Schenectady

An incredible five act GOLDEN OLDIES SPECTACULAR graces the Proctors stage on Saturday, April 13, 2024, starring the return by popular demand of THE DOO WOP PROJECT.  They brought the house down in 2022 after their concert special was featured on WMHT .  Their vocal excellence is obvious in the group’s recreation of each song they sing among the greatest hits in pop and rock history.  The five Broadway stars come from smash hits like JERSEY BOYS and MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL.  The show traces the pop songbook from the doo wop sound of five guys singing tight street-corner harmonies to the hit sounds of Motown to the classic East-Coast pop royalty such as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Dion, and they feature a great band backing them up.

New American Cuisine and Reese Fulmer & The Carriage House Band, Universal Preservation Hall, Schenectady

Cutting his teeth as the house manager at the iconic Saratoga Springs listening room Caffe Lena, Reese Fulmer has emerged “with a poet’s sensibility rich with great storytelling, imagery and a healthy dose of irony.” (Vivian Nesbitt, Art of the Song) Reese Fulmer & The Carriage House Band challenge the traditional relationship of a songwriter and his band, with a fluidly rotating cast of top-notch players and a flair for experimentation that combine for a unique and mesmerizing live performance, resulting in recognition as the 2023 Americana Artist of the Year, along with another nomination for 2024, at the Thomas Edison Music Awards. Add to that a keen lyricism that explores the human experience with a patient and poetic touch and you have Upstate New York’s answer to the indie-folk/alt-Americana boundary pushed forward by Wilco and Iron & Wine. Nominated for 2024 Songwriter of the Year as well, “Fulmer is a songwriter whose lyrics expose parts of myself to me that I often cannot put language to, and for that, I’m both grateful and mystified.” (Laura DaPolito, Nippertown)

Shayfer James, Empire Underground, Albany, 7pm

Brian Kane and The Beginning, Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 8pm-11pm

Brian Kane and The Beginning, a local favorite Rock the Barn! If you want to have an epic night, come join the party!

Donna the Buffalo with special guest Jenna Nicholls, Lark Hall, Albany, 8pm

Donna The Buffalo is not just a band, rather one might say that Donna The Buffalo has become a lifestyle for its members and audiences. Since 1989, the roots rockers have played thousands of shows and countless festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Telluride, Austin City Limits Festival, Merle Fest, and Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Dave Matthews Tribute Band w/ Rich Ortiz, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 9pm-12:30am

Their name says it all: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band. For nearly 20 years, the band has been performing sold out shows around the world; playing over 1,500 dates in 46 states and 8 countries. Many go to their live shows with reservations, high expectations, and the burning question, “Do these guys sound like the real Dave Matthews Band?” Almost always the answer is, “Yes!”

Spring Sing & Song Workshop with Susan Cattaneo & Cosy Sheridan, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 10am-4pm

JIJI, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 7:30pm

JIJI is an adventurous guitarist known for virtuosic performances, with a repertoire from traditional & classical to free improvisation.

Saturday, April 13 · 8 – 10pm EDT. Doors at 7:30pm

Applauded by the Calgary Herald as “…talented, sensitive…brilliant,” JIJI is an adventurous guitarist known for virtuosic performances. Her repertoire embraces traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation, played on both acoustic and electric guitar. Named by the Washington Post in its list of “composers and performers who sound like tomorrow,” JIJI also performs originals that incorporate electronic media and acoustic music.

Great Mutations, Hangar on the Hudson, Troy, 7:30pm-11:30pm

Great Mutations record release with special guest Rover & Paintbrush Charlie

Empire Karaoke Night, Lost and Found, Albany, 9:30pm

Atlas.B / Noah Fense X Antipode / Waybach / Dito, No Fun, Troy, 8pm-12am

From “Bar People.”

Saturday – 1PM at Villa Valenti Pub – TBD

Saturday – 5:30PM at The Wishing Well – Rob Aronstein

Saturday – 5PM at Artisanal Brew Works – Tim & Norm Duo

Saturday – 5PM at Frog Alley Brewing – Wreckless Duo

Saturday – 5PM at S&S Farm Brewery- Dan Galliher

Saturday – 5PM at Windy Hill Cidery- TBD

Saturday – 6:30PM at Diamond Club – * Chuck Kelsey

Saturday – 6:30PM at Dock Browns Tavern – Blue Justice

Saturday – 6:30PM at Panza’s – Azzaam Hameed

Saturday – 6PM – Mouzon House – Joe Gitto & Dave Lawrence

Saturday – 6PM at 30 Park – Sheri Nolan & Peter Von Allem

Saturday – 6PM at 677 Prime – Tyler Giroux

Saturday – 6PM at Carsons Woodside Tavern – Bicycle Mary

Saturday – 6PM at Finnigans on the Lake – Russ Kennedy

Saturday – 6PM at Inn at Saratoga – Had The Radish

Saturday – 6PM at Powers Pub – Jeff Walton

Saturday – 6PM at Ravenswood – Liz & Tom Duo

Saturday – 6PM at Skidmore College Auditorium -TBD

Saturday – 6PM at Tap & Barrel – Up The River Duo

Saturday – 6PM at The Bunker – TBD

Saturday – 6PM at The Bunker at Mohawk Harbor – Brendan Conley

Saturday – 6PM at The Scarlet Knife – Juniper

Saturday – 6PM at Thirsty Owl – Steve Candlen

Saturday – 6PM at Wolf Hollow Brewing – Saratoga All-Stars

Saturday – 6PM Galley Bar – Kyle Loucks

Saturday – 7:30pm at Alias Coffee- TBD

Saturday – 7PM at American Legion Wynantskill – Harmonic Duo

Saturday – 7pm at Bedrock Inn – TBD

Saturday – 7PM at Bourbon Room – TBD

Saturday – 7PM at Dukes Chophouse at Rivers Casino – Joe Severino

Saturday – 7PM at Kraverie – Ragged Company

Saturday – 7PM at Norrine’s Restaurant – Harmony Rocks

Saturday – 7PM at O’Slattery’s – Brian LaPoint

Saturday – 7PM at Ophelias on Braodway- Gratefully Yours

Saturday – 7PM at Quarters – Joe Archambeault

Saturday – 7pm at Saratoga Wine Bar – Andy Iorio

Saturday – 7PM at The Hollow – Tame The Rooster & Brule County Bad Boys

Saturday – 8:30PM at Frog Alley Brewing – In The Dust

Saturday – 8PM at 9 Maple – Keith Pray Group

Saturday – 8PM at Artisanal Brew Works – Comedy Night

Saturday – 8PM at Blessing Tavern – American Cafe

Saturday – 8PM at Forty One Sports Bar – Frankie Lessard

Saturday – 8PM at Nanola- Deadbeats

Saturday – 8PM at Parting Glass – Hair Of The Dog

Saturday – 8PM at Seven Bistro – TBD

Saturday – 8PM at The Ice House – The Schmooze

Saturday – 8PM at The Misfit – DJ Vision

Saturday – 8PM at Unihog – The Wheel

Saturday – 8PM at Wicked Eatery – TBD

Saturday – 9PM – at Vapor – Big Sky Country

Saturday – 9PM at Caroline St. Pub – The Wallies

Saturday – 9PM at Saratoga City Tavern – The Dude Abides

Saturday – 9PM at Tap & Barrel – Motion Blur

Saturday – 9PM at The Night Owl – DJ TSwag & DJ Tomb

Saturday – 9PM at Van Slycks at Rivers Casino – Ten Most Wanted

Saturday 10pm At Peddlers Bar & Bistro – Al Bruno

Saturday- 3PM at Bedrock Inn- TBD

Saturday- 6PM at Korner Bar & Grill- Jef Brisbin

Sunday, April 14th

Cuong + Beethoven | Matinee, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, 3pm

NY Folklore presents Los Quisqueyanos, The Linda, Albany, 3pm-5pm

New York Folklore presents a free, multi-part showcase of New York’s diverse folk music traditions.

Los Quisqueyanos is a traditional Merengue Conjunto or Ensemble based in Peekskill, NY.  They perform Perico Ripiao or Merengue Típico, a folk musical genre from the Dominican Republic.  The group is formed by Juan Gabriel Alvarez on Tambora, Carlos Rodriguez on Guira, Martin Jimenez on Marimbula and Bienvenido Caro on Accordion. The members of Los Quisqueyanos were born into the tradition of Merengue,  learning to play from their families and communities. Los Quisqueyanos was formed in Peekskill and today they continue this rich musical tradition in New York . The group performs in social gatherings, celebrations and cultural events in the community.  Perico Ripiao or Merengue Típico is the oldest style of merengue and is still performed today in the Dominican Republic and the United States). Perico Ripiao originated in the countryside of the Dominican Republic in the 1850s.Instruments common to Perico Ripiao are the güira (metal scraper), tambora (double headed drum), and a stringed instrument like the guitar or tres. Stringed instruments have been replaced with two-row diatonic button accordions when Germans began to travel to the island in the 1880s as part of the tobacco trade. Later, the marímbula (which produces a bass sound using plucked metal plates) was added to fill out the sound.

The Egg Presents: Mutts Gone Nuts, The Egg, Albany, 3pm

Part of the Family Wonders Series

An uproariously funny canine spectacular, Mutts Gone Nuts features five of the world’s most talented four-legged performers that will jump, dance, prance, flip, and skip their way right in to your heart.

Monster Jam, MVP Arena, Albany, 1pm

Jacob Jolliff Band, Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 7pm

This Bluegrass ensemble is a group of virtuosic pickers that play Jacob’s original instrumentals, as well as showcase his singing.

Lark Hall Market, Lark Hall, Albany, 12pm-4pm

Join us on Sunday 4/14 for the Lark Hall Market featuring 20 + local makers & artists. Open 12-4pm; FREE to the public.

Steve’n’Seagulls w/ Dig Deep, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 8pm-11pm

It could’ve been a cold winter day or warm summer night in Finland – but it was around the year 2010. Someone came up with an idea to combine bluegrass, Finnish folk and rock/metal music. The outcome was and has since been Steve’n’Seagulls. The band you didn’t know you missed but you do know you want to hear again. Hailing from Finland in Northern Europe – this jolly bunch is riding harder and faster than ever.

Nite Train & the Winslow Brothers, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 7pm

An Evening with Nite Train and The Winslow Brothers, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 7pm-9pm

Spreading the blues around the Capital Region since 2003, Nite Train is a brilliant combination of jumpin’, guitar-fired, full-tilt rockin’ blues and funk. They deliver every song with heart, skill and exhilaration. The five-piece band holds the current Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Award for Blues Artist of the Year. They continue to include in their show the songs of the late Thomasina Winslow, guitarist and vocalist who died in 2023. This special concert will include Winslow’s brothers, Gary and Carlton, who, like their sister and parents, have devoted decades to teaching and performing songs from the African-American gospel, folk and blues traditions.

Family Vision / Rent Boy / Service Industry / Thelastmiller, No Fun, Troy, 7pm-11pm

From “Bar People.”

Sunday – 10:30AM at The Scarlet Knife – Jeff Stein

Sunday – 10:30AM at Wheatfields Clifton Park – Andy Iorio

Sunday – 12:30PM at Dock Browns Tavern – Don Hoffman

Sunday – 3:30Pm at Hank Hudson Brewing – Bennett Brothers

Sunday – 3PM at Artisanal Brew Works – Triple Trouble wsg Carolyn Shapiro

Sunday – 4PM at Carsons Woodside Tavern – Duo With Carla Metz

Sunday – 4PM at Skidmore College Auditorium – TBD

Sunday – 5:30PM at Panza’s – Sinatra & Friends

Sunday – 5PM at Charlton Tavern – Bobbie Van Detta

Sunday – 7PM at Rustic Barn Pub – Jacob Jolliff Band

Sunday – 7PM at Skidmore College – TBD

Sunday – 8Pm at Putnam Place – Steven n Seagulls & Dig Deep

Sunday- 2PM at Emack & Bolios- TBD

Sunday -7Pm – Van Slycks at Rivers Casino – Alex Torres Latin Orchestra

Sunday- 7PM at The LInda- TBD

Sunday-7:30pm at McGeary’s Irish Pub- TBD


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