Comedians, guitar gurus top weekend events in Hudson Valley
Whether you live in Westchester, Rockland or elsewhere in the Hudson Valley, top comedians and musicians are heading your way this weekend.
Saturday: Dave Attell at Levity Live
Perhaps best known as the host of Comedy Central’s bar-hopping, night-crawling, gut-busting “Insomniac,” Dave Attell is one of the most revered stand-up comics among his peers. Whether he’s providing running commentary for adult movies on his Showtime series, “Dave’s Old Porn,” or cracking wise as a guest of Howard Stern, Attell isn’t afraid to get dirty with his material — and because his content reflects an honest, original and intelligent perspective, it’s usually lauded by critics and fans alike.
When: 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22
Info: Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack; 845-353-5400; www.levitylive.com; $30, plus two-item minimum per person; must be at least 18 years old to attend
If you think live concerts should showcase true musicianship and not hacks strumming the same three bar chords on a loop for hours on end, Saturday’s show at The Cap features two names synonymous with guitar greatness. It’s been 15 years since Kenny Wayne Shepherd topped the mainstream Billboard chart with “Blue on Black,” but his credibility as a guitarist and stage act has never waned. Nearly twice Shepherd’s age is Robert Cray, a five-time Grammy Award winner who’s shared the stage with everyone from Tina Turner to Keith Richards and toured with another notable ax man, Eric Clapton. Both Shepherd and Cray are recognized for their prowess as blues musicians, but demonstrate versatility in infusing elements of pop, rock, soul and R&B into their performances.
When: 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22
Info: The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; 914-934-9362; www.thecapitoltheatre.com; $45 in advance; $50 day of show