Concerts This Weekend: Our Picks (4/19-4/22)
Thursday, April 19
The Westcott Theater, Doors at 7pm, $20-$25
Contemporary bluegrass group straight out of Duluth, MN, Trampled By Turtles, will be turning the Westcott Theater into a straight-up hoedown with their crisp, high energy live show. The group JUST dropped their new album Stars and Satellites on April 10th, and released the single “Alone.” Opening will be These United States, a Washington, D.C. based band that has extensively toured for years, even gracing Funk n Waffles with their presence a year or so back. Check out TBT’s video for “Alone” below, and grab tickets before they sell out!
Friday, April 20
Funk n Waffles, 8pm, $7-$10
A band that released one of our staff member’s favorite albums of 2011, Pearl and the Beard is a firecracker of a band. That’s a good thing, obviously, I’ve just never wrote it so I’m not sure how it comes across. But they are a wonderful band, straight out of Brooklyn, NY and in transition of tours with Ingrid Michaelson and Ani DiFranco. Stopping off between their tour stops from Albany to Toronto, Pearl and the Beard is a show not to be missed.
Saturday, April 21
State Theatre of Ithaca, Show at 8pm, SOLD OUT!
Yes, even though this show is sold out, Dan Smalls Presents still brings some of the best shows to the Ithaca area, and this is no exception. The Avett Brothers put on one hell of a show, and their frequent returns to Ithaca make it a pretty important place to check them out. If you can find tickets from a neighbor or friend, snatch ‘em quick.
Sunday, April 22
The Westcott Theater, Show at 9pm, SOLD OUT!
Alright, alright, I know that’s two sold out shows this weekend. But hopefully this is an eye opener about how early you gotta grab tickets/how awesome it is if you already have tickets to these shows. Also, Steve Aoki is two for two on sold out Syracuse shows. Also, his live shows are nuts. Also, two awesome Syracuse based DJs are opening. Also, I’m gonna stop saying also. Try to get tickets, try to party hard Sunday night.
Check out UpstateShows.com for all upcoming shows in Upstate, NY!