Vienna Boys’ Choir
Vienna Boys’ Choir boasts a singularly rich history and
sets the musical standard for boys’ choirs worldwide. Their
musical legacy spans half a millennium. Over 500 years—and
the rise and fall of empires—the Boys’ Choir has woven a
musical tapestry that includes collaborations with such
musical titans as Franz Schubert, Joseph Hayden and Wolfgang
Today, the Vienna Boys’ Choir has grown to include approximately
100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, comprising
four touring and recording choirs. The choirs bring their
angelic harmonies to nearly half a million people each year,
and have recorded a dozen albums of Christmas music alone.
What better way to take in the legacy of the Boys’ Choir
than in a holiday performance in the intimate and acoustically
superb Troy Savings Bank Music Hall?
The Vienna Boys’ Choir will perform at the Troy Savings
Bank Music Hall (2nd and State streets, Troy) on Sunday
(Dec. 20) at 7 PM. Tickets range from $25 to 40, $20 for
students and children. For more info, call the box office
Dillinger Escape Plan
are only a handful of bands who can crack skulls in 7/8
time, but Dillinger Escape Plan have always been one of
the more ferocious acts in this geeky breed. Some have called
them the “Radiohead of metalcore,” but that might be the
kind of statement that will earn you a bloody nose at a
DEP show. Over 12 years, the group have gone through more
lineup changes than they’ve released albums, but their fan
base continues to grow for a sound that’s allowed the band
to cover Aphex Twin, record tracks for Black Flag and Guns
N’ Roses tribute albums, and tour with the likes of Megadeth,
Nine Inch Nails and Mr. Bungle. Option Paralysis is
slated for release in March.
Headlining the bill, which includes Fake Problems, Endless
Hallway and Enigmatic Heart, are Thursday (pictured), a
New Jersey band who might be considered the “Radiohead of
screamo”—if that makes any sense or puts you in any less
risk of assault.
Thursday and Dillinger Escape Plan will come to Northern
Lights (1208 Route 146, Clifton Park) tomorrow (Friday,
Dec. 18) at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $17. Call 371-0012 for
What Would Jesus Buy?
to Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping,
“Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit. Blessed are
the jobless who force us to change the economy. Blessed
are the broke who reintroduce the what-can-I-do-for-no-money?
Blessed are the recycled gifts and homemade art and swap-o-ramas
and farmers markets. Local-ujah!”
With two events planned for this weekend, the anti-corporate,
anti- consumerist road show will be staging something of
a tabernacle “shopocalyptic” revival.
Tonight, What Would Jesus Buy? screens at the Linda
as part of the Honest Weight Food Co-op’s Food for Thought
documentary series. The film follows Reverend Billy on a
cross-country tour of comical street-theatrical sermonizing
and “retail interventions,” crusading through shopping malls
during the Christmas season to exorcise the demons of overconsumption,
materialism and commercialization. A live sermon will follow.
Tomorrow, Reverend Billy and the Not Buying It Band bring
their full hand- clapping gospel show to the Sanctuary for
Would Jesus Buy? screens at the Linda Norris Auditorium
(339 Central Ave., Albany) today (Thursday, Dec. 17) at
7 PM. Tickets are $6. Call 465-5233 for more info. Reverend
Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping play the Sanctuary
for Independent Media (3361 6th Ave., Troy) tomorrow (Friday,
Dec. 18) at 8 PM. $10, $5 students and low-income. Call
272-2390 for more info.