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The Van Dyck in Schenectady has snagged a couple of top-notch shows for March. Canadian Celtic family band Searson keeps the St. Patrick’s Day vibe going for an extra day with a performance at 8pm on Friday, March 18. Tix are $15 in advance; $19 at the door. And multi-talented multi-instrumentalist David Lindley – who was last seen in these parts sharing the stage of the Palace Theatre with his longtime buddy Jackson Browne – plays a pair of shows (7:30 & 9:30pm) on Friday, March 25. Tix are $20 in advance; $24 at the door.

There’s been no official word from The Egg yet, but it looks like the big farewell tour for funky New Orleans rockers the Radiators – who are calling it quits after pumping out their patented “fish head music” for more than 30 years – will be making a stop at the Swyer Theatre on Saturday, March 19.

Club Helsinki Hudson in Hudson has bolstered its schedule with an upcoming show by the Wood Brothers – featuring Medeski, Martin & Wood bassist Chris Wood and his brother Oliver – at 8pm on Wednesday, March 23 ($18). Other new upcoming shows include Mike Doughty on Friday, March 11 ($25); the Felice Brothers on Saturday, March 26 ($18); Mother Fletcher on Saturday, April 9 ($12); blues queen Shemekia Copeland on Friday, May 13 ($25).

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Cold enough for ya? If not, Northern Lights in Clifton Park has got Cold scheduled for 7:30pm on Friday, March 18 with Egypt Central and Kopec opening. Advance tix are $12. Also Guster blows in at 8pm on Wednesday, May 4. Advance tix are $25.50. And Alter Bridge – the Scott Stapp-less Creed spin-off – makes a tour stop at 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 18, in support of their latest album, “AB III.” Tix are $20 in advance. Tix for all three new shows go on sale at 10am on Saturday.

The Constellations – the Atlanta-based of woozy, bloozy circus of rock, hip-hop and funk, who made an impressive Nippertown debut last May at the Albany Tulip Festival – are headed back to town for a show of their own at Jillian’s on Albany at 8pm on Monday, February 21.

Much heralded Boston-based purveyors of post-punk pop, the New Collisions rip into Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Friday, April 1. Opening the show in the potent double-barrelled blast of the Charlie Watts Riots and the Last Conspirators.

The Donna Jean Godchaux Band featuring Jeff Mattson (of Dark Star Orchestra) will help you shake off your St. Patrick’s Day hangover with a jammin’ show at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday, March 18. Tix are $20.

In case you missed it: Bluestock – a three-day festival of nothing but the blues – takes over Hunter Mountain in Hunter on Friday-Sunday, August 26-28. Check out the line-up and other details here.

In case you missed it, Part II: The 27th annual Woodstock Tribute of Bob Marley – which was scheduled for the Bearsville Theater last Saturday, but postponed due to hazardous driving conditions – has been re-scheduled for Saturday, March 26.

In case you missed it, Part III: The upcoming slate of concerts at the Oneonta Theatre in Oneonta includes the Felice Brothers, Ani DiFranco, Dark Star Orchestra and more…

NOTE: The initial line-up for the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center is being announced on Thursday. Stay tuned…

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