MUSIC: Mucca Pazza @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Yes, it’s 30-member psychedelic-punk mutant marching band adorned with rainbow-colored pom-poms, riding mutant bicycles and protected by hockey helmet-amplifiers. 8pm. $14; $8 kids. Through Sunday. More info here…
MUSIC: Gangstagrass @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Bluegrass/hip-hop outfit Gangstagrass is best-known for its Emmy Award-nominated theme song to the FX Network TV series, “Justified,” while Memphis-based indie-pop opening act Star & Micey have gained prominence through their haunting YouTube anthem, “I Can’t Wait.” 9pm. $15.
MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Making her return to SPAC’s stage, violin virtuoso Sarah Chang will perform the Barber Violin Concerto, one of the pillars of the concerto repertoire. 8pm.
MUSIC: Chelsea Cavanaugh @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The CD release party for the 17-year-old country singer’s new album, Simply… With Myron James and the Fulton Chain Gang. 8pm. $10. More info here…
FAIR: The Altamont Fair @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. It’s Day One of Nippertown’s largest annual summer fair with racing pigs, a lumberjack show, frisbee-catching dog show, fried dough, the midway and music by Hair of the Dog, the Standard Clams, Bobby Stillwell and more… Gates open at 10am; midway opens at 12noon. $17. Through Sunday.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. It’s Day Two of the four-day fest, today featuring Ghostface Killah, Emancipator, Zach Deputy, Minnesota, the Breakfast, Sophistafunk, the Chronicles, Nephrok! All Stars and lots more. More info here…
MUSIC: Michael Feinstein @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops in concert with celebrated pianist-vocalist Michael Feinstein, Cheyenne Jackson and Faith Prince in an evening of beloved tunes in the American songbook repertoire. 8:30pm.
MUSIC: Todd Rundgren @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Unlike his shows in May at the Bearsville Theater which focused on his new album, State, this time around the Wizard, the True Star rumbles into the Calvin with a full band – bassist Kasim Sulton, guitarist Jesse Gress, keyboardist John Ferenzik and powerhouse drummer Prairie Prince – for a full career retrospective packed with hits (or at least, should-have-been-hits). 8pm. $25, $35 & $45.
MUSIC/MORE: Wing Fest @ the Great Escape, Queensbury. Unlimited rides on all the attractions in the Great Escape’s Fest Area, an abundance of tasty wings and music by IAMDYNAMITE, Wild Adriatic and Barons in the Attic. 7-10pm. $20.99.
MUSIC: Dropkick Murphys @ Mountain Park, Holyoke. Dropkick Murphys, as much as any of the ‘punk’ or ‘blue collar’ labels they’ve earned, are fantastic songwriters. They are on the same quest as their beloved Woody Guthrie or their buddy Bruce Springsteen: how to get that big truth to come out the other end of the speakers in a way people all over the world will feel in their bones. With Swingin’ Utters, BarRoom Heroes and Big Bad Bullocks. 8pm. $31.
MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Quartet @ Saratoga Savoy, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.
MUSIC: Just in Time @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE.