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Richard Thompson (photo by Joe Putrock)

Richard Thompson (photo by Joe Putrock)

With former Nippertonian Joey Belladonna back at the microphone again, Anthrax will thrash their way in Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Tuesday, November 8. Co-headlining with be Testament. And opening the show at at 7:50pm will be Death Angel. Priced at $27.50 in advance, tix are slated to go on sale at 10am on Friday (September 9). PS: Anthrax is slated to appear on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” tonight at 12:35am on NBC-TV, playing “The Devil You Know” from their upcoming album, “Worship Music,” due out next week.

Also going on sale on Friday for Northern Lights is Wale with Black Cobain at 8pm on Saturday, October 29. Tix are $18 in advance. And there’s a co-headlining show with Of Mice and Men and Dance Gavin Dance slated for Saturday, November 19. The early show – starting at 3pm – will also feature Iwrestledabearonce, I See Stars, I Set My Friends On Fire, A Loss for Words, Abandon All Ships, Mod Sun, That’s Outrageous and the Bunny the Bear. Priced at $20 in advance, tix go on sale at 10am on Saturday (September 10).

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Three new shows have been added to the fall concert calendar at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington: Deva Premal & Miten perform “The Yoga Of Sacred Song and Chant” at 7:30pm on Sunday, October ($25, $45, $55); singer-songwriter-guitar phenom Richard Thompson at 8pm on Friday, October 14 ($35); “Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown” featuring Pee Wee Ellis, Maceo Parker, Vusi Mahlasela, Cheikh Lo and others at 8pm on Friday, November 20 ($44, $55).

The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield has an impressive line-up of fall concerts as well, including the Grace Kelly Quartet with legendary saxman Phil Woods at 8pm on Saturday, October 15 ($15, $25); the Tartan Terrors at 8pm on Friday, October 21 ($15, $25, $35); pianist Christopher O’Riley at 8pm on Saturday, November 12 ($15, $25, $45; VIP $55); folk master Arlo Guthrie at 8pm on Saturday, November 19 ($15, $35, $55; VIP $65); and Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 30 ($15, $35, $55; VIP $65).

At the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, Floodwood (featuring Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico of moe.) will be playing a Halloween show at 9pm on Saturday, October 29. Tix are currently on sale $25 (reserved seating in the balcony) and $40 (general admission on the floor).

The fall season of concerts at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts in Averill Park will feature alt-rockers the Red Lions at 7:30pm on Friday ($12; under 18 $8); country and rockabilly Marty Wendell at 8pm on Saturday, September 24 ($16; under 18 $10); Ramblin Jug Stompers at 8pm on Saturday, October 29 ($16; under 18 $10); Texas singer-songwriter Stephanie Fix at 8pm on Saturday, November 19.

I hear that train a’ comin’… Johnny Cash tribute band Harold Ford & the Cash Band step into the spotlight at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem at 8pm on Saturday October 8. Advance tix are $20.

Wye Oak are returning to Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany at 8pm on Wednesday, October 5, for a show co-sponsored by WCDB-FM and B3nson Records. Nippertown’s own Red Lions will be sharing the stage. Ticket info TBA.

Hawaiian slack key guitar master Makana makes his Nippertown debut with a concert at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Saturday, October 1. Tix are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

Bassist Allan Von Schenkel and pianist Kristen Williams of the Basso Modern Duo have teamed up with Nippertown drummer James Wesley Edwards to form the Moderno Trio, who will present “Surreal Existence” at The Linda in Albany at 6pm on Sunday, September 18. We don’t really know what to expect, but they’re promising “a surreal voyage where you will experience music of complex beauty & rhythms, animation & HD graphics and modern dance.” Hmmm… Tix are $10.

The Garcia Project – a Jerry Garcia Band tribute band – rolls into Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs at 9pm on Saturday, November 26. Sharing the stage will be New Moon Revue featuring keyboardist Tom Constanten, pedal steel guitarist and banjoist Gordon Stone and guitarist Tor Krautter. Earlybird tix (purchased by Thursday, September 15) are $12; advance tix after that are $15; day of show tix are $18.

The Priests – the trio of singing clergymen from Northern Ireland – are making a tour-stop at The Egg in Albany at 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 29. Priced at $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50, tix will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Thursday (September 8).

Openers: Fab singer-songwriter-novelist John Wesley Harding (aka Wesley Stace) has signed on as the opening act for singer-songwriter-novelist Josh Ritter at The Egg in Albany on Friday, October 14.

In case you missed it: Former singer and songwriter for the Kinks, Ray Davies is slated for a return to The Egg in Albany this fall.

In case you missed it, Part II: After a last-minute postponement last weekend, Chris Tucker’s stand-up comedy show has been re-scheduled at the Palace Theatre in Albany.

In case you missed it, Part III: Phish is playing a benefit concert of the Vermont flood victims of Hurricane Irene next week at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction.

In case you missed it, Part IV: The Egg in Albany has added three more new shows to the fall concert calendar, including the Indigo Girls, Lindsey Buckingham and tribute band the Woodstock Era Experience.

In case you missed it, Part V: TV On the Radio roars into Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs next month.

In case you missed it, Part VI: Still more news from The Egg. Two new holiday shows – Jane Monheit & Mark O’Connor and Judy Collins – have been announced, too…

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