Adding to recent line-up announcements to annual Albany events such as Tulip Fest (not that good) and Art on Lark (actually good) is this year’s Alive at 5 schedule.
This free summer concert series hosts notoriously humorous and/or so-bad-its-good acts and didn’t disappoint this year. Obvious highlight this year is Smash Mouth.
June 7: Dave Mason. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer from Traffic and Fleetwood Mac. With the Emerald City Band.
June 14: Bootsy Collins. He’s held down the bottom-end funk with everyone from James Brown to Parliament/Funkadelic. With Garland Nelson & Soul Session.
June 21: Patty Smyth & Scandal. With Sirsy.
June 28: Dickey Betts & Great Southern. Former Allman Brothers Band guitarslinger. With Kirsten Thien.
July 5: Local Blues Night
July 12: The Bacon Brothers with the Stray Dogs.
July 19: Buckwheat Zydeco with Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers.
July 26: Smash Mouth with the Dylan Emmet Band.
August 2: Lee Brice with Wendy Owens & Renegade.
August 9: The Beach Bums. Beach Boys tribute band. With Grand Central Station.
The real question is: Will Smash Mouth eat eggs?