Before the summer is over there, is a time and place for an awesome mix of live music on the street and that time and place is Sept. 12 in Albany. The sixth annual 2015 Pearl Palooza just announced the lineup for the street festival with national and local acts:
Matisyahu, the hasidic reggae rapper from Brooklyn who rose to fame with his 2005 hit single “King Without a Crown.”
The Moth & The Flame, an alternative rock band originally from Utah but now based in Los Angeles.
Until the Ribbon Breaks, a three-piece British group that blends “electronic, pop, rock, hip-hop, alternative, avant-garde, R&B.”
Turbo Fruits, a garage rock band from Nashville, Tennessee.
Wild Adriatic, an Albany-based band that plays a bluesy, soul-infused kind of rock.
Better By Morning, an alternative group from Saratoga Springs.
…and another band TBA
Speaking of local acts, Wild Adriatic got a bit of attention this year as they performed a set at Bonnaroo after winning a bracket-style battle of the bands.
Pearl Palooza is free and takes place on Pearl Street in Albany from 1 to 8 p.m. Tickets for special viewing areas and meet-and-greets with the bands are available for a reasonable price online.