MUSIC: Neutral Milk Hotel @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. The return of Jeff Mangum and Neutral Milk Hotel — who influenced a generation of songwriters with a string of records in the ‘90s, culminating with In the Aeroplane Over the Sea — is one of the most welcome re-births in the history of indie music. Mangum was here in 2013 in what was one of his first shows in over a decade. This time he’s back with the whole band. With the Dot Wiggin Band. 8pm. $45.
MUSIC: Caroline Rose @ The Linda, Albany. She’s punky and witty, with a style teetering on rockabilly in its stripped-down, bluesy way. Her 2014 debut album I Will Not Be Afraid spins stories with a sense of adventure, a certain bad-ass swagger and a devil-may-care attitude. With Henry’s Rifle. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The founding members of Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band, the duo share a rare musical chemistry, as they reach into a deep songbag of acoustic folk, blues and ragtime. 8pm. $30. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Northern Faces @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The hometown CD release party for the band’s self-titled debut album. With Stellar Young and Royal Tongues. 9pm. $15, copy of album included with admission. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: The Wallace Roney Quintet @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The jazz trumpet master blows onto campus with bassist Buster Williams, drummer Lenny White, saxophonist Ben Solomon and pianist Victor Gould. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Over the Rhine @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist lead the Ohio-based folk-Americana group as they bring their glistening harmonies and wistful ballads to town. 9pm. $25.
MUSIC: Roswell Rudd & Heather Masse @ the Falcon, Marlboro. In 2014, the Jazz Journalists Association named Rudd as Trombonist of the Year…for the fifth time. Here he’s joined by Heather Masse (vocals), Rolf Sturm (guitar) and Mark Helias (bass). With the young phenom Isabella Englert. 7pm. Donations encouraged.