The Upstate Beat: Concert Saturday at Proctors to capture excitement of The Band’s farewell show

The Upstate Beat: Concert Saturday at Proctors to capture excitement of The Band’s farewell show

It’s onerous to choose a greater second or efficiency from the traditional live performance documentary, “The Last Waltz,” filmed by director Martin Scorsese at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day in 1976. Legendary rock group The Band performed what was billed as her farewell live performance look was joined by greater than a dozen particular friends, together with Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamon, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters and Neil Young.

It may need been when the late drummer Levon Helm — the longtime Woodstock resident whose studio barn nonetheless hosts common concert events in honor of his well-known Midnight Rambles — sang his coronary heart out on “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down ” of The Band. Or when Neil Young and Joni Mitchell honored The Band by becoming a member of the band in a wonderful rendition of “Acadian Driftwood.”

The live performance and subsequent movie have made such an impression on American cultural historical past that an all-star tribute to The Last Waltz has toured thrice — with a fortieth anniversary run in 2017 coming to Albany’s Palace Theater, adopted by a tour subsequent in 2019. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Last Waltz 2022 multi-city tour comes to Proctors.

Organized by unique band member Robbie Robertson, his son Sebastian and Blackbird Presents’ Keith Wortman, the occasion options Warren Haynes, Don Was and Jamey Johnson and a number of different performers recreating moments from the 1976 live performance – and simply in time for Thanksgiving Day.
The invoice consists of Anders Osborne, Kathleen Edwards, Dave Malone, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Terrence Higgins, Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters guitarist who was on stage for the unique live performance), Mark Mullins and Levee Horns, who will play the unique. preparations of the late Allen Toussaint.

Catch the ‘City of Myth’ on the ultimate weekend

This is the final weekend to catch City of Myth: Ilium Sings, a brand new unique musical from Troy Foundry Theatre, which runs by means of November 5 at 77 Congress Street in Troy. I caught it final week and was impressed by the standard of the songs: tons of on the spot earworms. The setting – within the former meals court docket referred to as Troy Kitchen – was designed to feel and appear like a supper membership. Even although viewers members did not have to truly interact with the solid members (besides throughout the opening interval when a bar served drinks), the efficiency nonetheless had a cool and interactive really feel. The extremely proficient solid features a quantity of native musicians, together with musical director Connor Armbruster, an area composer and violinist; banjoist Michael Gregg of Zan and the Winter Folk; and proficient actors and vocalists Eliana Rowe and Bianca Stinney.

Week Ahead

— Psychedelic rock, echo-laden surf music, beehives within the sky and go-go boots are half of the enjoyable when Canadian surf combo the Surfrajettes play The Hangar on the Hudson (675 River St., Troy) on Friday, Nov. . 4 with Schenectady’s the Abyssmals and Albany’s the Jagaloons, who have fun a file launch. 20:00
— Latin Grammy-winning all-female group Flor de Toloache blends custom and innovation with a brand new tackle conventional Latin American music. The proficient ensemble lately launched “Florecita Rock-ERA,” a compilation of anthems impressed by rock classics. Catch the band at Universal Preservation Hall (25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs) on Friday, November 4th. 19:30
— Town and Country Skateboards (110 Mohawk Ave, Scotia) hosts an all-ages afternoon show on Sunday, Nov. 6, that includes Boston pacifist-punk band Pandemix, Albany noise-punk band Grawlixes, Schenectady hardcore punk outfit SchenectavoidZ and Nyack punk rock band Dark!. 3 within the afternoon
— Jim Messina has been a member of three supergroups. He produced after which performed bass in Buffalo Springfield. He shaped Poco with Buffalo Springfield bandmate Richie Furay. And he launched eight hit albums with Kenny Loggins in Loggins & Messina. He comes to Cohoes Music Hall (58 Remsen St., Cohoes) on Tuesday, Nov. 8, on the heels of his newest launch, “In the Groove,” which incorporates hits from all three of his earlier bands. 20:00
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