Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Empty Palace

Who books Albany's Palace Theatre, anyway? Do they keep a monkey in the office who throws darts at a list of events? Nick Lachey? The Pink Floyd Experience ("The next best thing to a real Pink Floyd concert")? When the most interesting things coming up are Queensryche and The Doodlebops (not together), I must ask, WTF?

Granted, David Sedaris(Oct. 7) is cool, but who wants to see him at The Palace. While it's a good place for a band, it's too big for something intimate, like someone sitting on stage reading. That's a show for The Egg. Anyway, they have the opportunity to fill that great old theatre with great music ---and they are royally blowing it.