Tribute concert to Frank Pallett | February 4
Frank Pallett, the longtime owner of the Hudson Valley’s iconic theater, the Chance Theatre, died last August. Although the Chance, which opened as a vaudeville theater in 1912, already had a long history as a live music venue when Pallett acquired it in 1994, under his leadership it remained the one of the vital venues on the East Coast, hosting under-the-radar shows. by Bob Dylan and David Bowie amid his regular big club bookings and frequent benefit shows. This night at the club pays tribute to the late entrepreneur with sets from Rock Alley, Playback, Greg Woods Band, Obsidian and Vyper. (Life of Agony and Dog Eat Dog growl on February 2; Overkill and Prong pummel on March 3.)
7 p.m. $15. Poughkeepsie.
Cate LeBon | February 6
Born in Wales and now living in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter and producer Cate Le Bon retains much of the anthracite climate of her native land in her music, despite the sunny surroundings of her adopted environment. Sequel to his 2019 album that is all the rage Reward it’s last year Pompeiiwhich sees the artist stray even further from the folk-rock base heard in earlier efforts like 2013’s Mug Museum and deeper into Kate Bush’s epic vistas. Le Bon, who alongside his solo work remains a member of the duo DRINKS with Tim Presley of White Fence, comes to Colony for this local comeback. (Chris Maxwell, Holly Miranda and Ambrosia Parsley perform Feb. 11; Rhett Miller walks Feb. 12.)
8 p.m. $18 to $20. Woodstock.
Waxahatchee | February 11th
Named after a creek in her native Alabama, Waxahatchee is the nickname for indie rocker Katie Crutchfield’s solo project, a venture that began after the breakup of PS Eliot, the pop punk band she co-fronted with her sister, Allison Crutchfield (the latter of the Swearin’ quartet). Waxahatchee’s latest album, Saint Cloud, centers on the singer-songwriter’s decision to get sober in 2018. “I think all of my records are rowdy and emotional, but this one feels like… have a little dose of enlightenment,” she says. Waxahatchee headlines Tarrytown Music Hall this month. Madi Diaz opens. (The Big Band of Brothers celebrates the Allman Brothers on February 24; the Righteous Brothers reign on February 25.)
8 p.m. $33 to $38. Tarryville.
Anaïs Mitchell with Bonny Light Horseman | February 20
7 p.m. $34, $48. Kingston.
Tony and Grammy winner Anaïs Mitchell is the creator of the book, music and lyrics for the Broadway hit “Hadestown” (the play won a Tony for Best Musical in 2019). Here, the Bardavon features the songwriter in concert with folk supergroup Bonny Light Horseman – consisting of Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats, the Shins) and Josh Kaufman (Hiss Golden Messenger, Bob Weir, the National) – at the beautiful Old Dutch Church in the Stockade area of Kingston. (“Rhapsody in Black” live February 1-28; “Get Hip: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Jazz Music” is live February 2-March 31.)
Marcia Ball | February 25
Born in Texas and raised in Louisiana, Marcia Ball enjoys the blues, swamp pop, R&B, honky-tonk country and pure boogie woogie of Marcia Ball. Ignited by impeccable NOLA influences like Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, James Booker and Fats Domino, the singer and pianist recorded Circuit Queen (1978) for Capitol Records before beginning long runs with revered roots labels Rounder and Alligator (her debut on the former, 1984’s Soulful Dress, with guest guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn). Ball rolls into Infinity Hall for this Mardi Gras night. (Christone “Kingfish” Ingram laments Feb. 12; Tinsley Ellis rips it Feb. 20.) 7 p.m. $34 to $49. Norfolk, Connecticut.
Ornetiquette | February 28
8:30 p.m. $15. Tag. (845) 202-7447
As an admirer of Ornette Coleman, your art editor was enthusiastic in his August 2019 review of local trumpeter and bandleader Chris Pasin’s album Ornettiquette: “Pasin brings his knowledge and brilliant, brilliant tone to music, claiming its own rung in its continued evolution. This rendezvous of Pasin’s Ornettiquette project for Quinn’s trendy Monday Jazz Sessions series brings together the horn player with the album’s bassists and drummers, Michael Bisio and Harvey Sorgen, along with saxophonist Jeff Lederer. (Tim Berne, David Torn and Dean Sharp jam Feb. 7; Eric Person and Bob Meyer converge Feb. 21.)