Haste the Day songs start the same way. There is that initial
’80s-metal triumphant intro—dah, dah, dah, dah—followed
by the holding pattern, chugga chugga, and pierced by that
singular guitar squeal trumpeting the Southern-fried breakdown
that tells the meatheads it’s time to get the funk down.
Haste the Day don’t really bring the chaos to their chaos-core
In fact, some folks would call this Indianapolis fivesome
formulaic—at the risk of being smitten down by the hand
of god himself. Haste the Day have a formula that works
for them. You know who else works for Haste the Day? The
J.C., and we’re not talking Jimmy Carter.
Yes, underneath that intimidating demon growl and beedy
metal are a bevy of god-centric lyrics that promote clean
Christian living and faith-based rockitudinal commitment
to the man with the plan.
Sharing the headlining slot will be Medford, N.Y.’s From
Autumn to Ashes, who label themselves “post-hardcore.” Ashley,
a poster on 365.com, had this to say about them: “From Autumn
To Ashes (FATA) is the best EMO band ever and if you think
they suck you have issues. They relate to many of my boundaries
in life and what i think about. I CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM
Haste the Day will bring blessings down upon their followers
at Northern Lights (1208 Route 146, North Country Commons,
Clifton Park), tomorrow (Thursday, April 26). From Autumn
to Ashes will open the 9 PM show. Admission is $15. For
more information, call 371-0012 or visit www.northernlightslive.com.
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
classic play comes to the Cohoes Music Hall stage this week
under the guidance of local director Tralen Doler. The famed
musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is based
on an ancient story by Roman playwright Plautus about a
story of a slave named Pseudolis who tries to win his freedom
by helping his master, Hero, seduce a courtesan. The idiosyncrasies
of the play make it fun and funny to watch, with cases of
mistaken identity, puns, and more.
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will be
performed at the Cohoes Music Hall (48 Remsen St., Cohoes)
beginning tomorrow (Friday, April 27) and running through
May 12. The performances will be held at 8 PM on Fridays
and Saturdays and at 3 PM on Sundays. Additional performances
will be held on May 10 at 8 PM, and on May 12 at 3 PM. Tickets
for this show are $30, $25 children and seniors. For more
information, call the box office at 237-5858 or visit cohoesmusichall.com.
Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring their current
show to Schenectady this week as part of their North American
tour. Formed almost 50 years ago by Alvin Ailey (who died
in 1989), this company got their start with a now legendary
March 1958 performance at Manhattan’s famed 92nd Street
Y. (The company are now led by artistic director Judith
Jamison, whom Ailey requested to succeed him.)
Internationally respected, they have dance camps for underserved
youth, educational and community programs, a dance school
and a touring troupe, all supported by the umbrella organization
the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. The AAADT are widely considered
the most important modern-dance troupe of our time.
The company will perform different works on each of the
two nights they will be at Proctor’s. The first night’s
show (Tuesday) will consist of Shining Star, Solo,
Love Stories, and Revelations. The second
night’s works will be Night Creature, Urban Folk
Dance, The River and Revelations.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform at Proctor’s
Theatre Tuesday (May 1) and Wednesday (May 2) at 8 PM both
evenings. Tickets for these shows are $24.75 to $42.75;
$19.75 for Cloud Club members; and $10 off regular prices
for kids 17 and under (excluding Cloud Club members). For
more information or to order tickets, call Proctor’s box
office at 346-6204, or visit proctors.org.