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By Greg Haymes

The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park welcomes Dance Gavin Dance at 7pm on Friday, June 8. Support acts on the bill include I See Stars, ERRA and Sinavar. Tickets are on sale now priced at $22 in advance; $25 at the door. And apparently, we just can’t get enough of those Led Zep tribute bands – Zoso climbs that “Stairway to Heaven” at UCH at 8pm on Friday, September 21. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (April 6), priced at $20 for the first 500 ticket; $25 thereafter).

The Hangar on the Hudson in Troy welcomes Parsonsfield at 8pm on Saturday, May 12 for a Tulip Fest after-party. Tickets are priced at $13.

Veteran singer-songwriter Iris DeMent makes a return to Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Friday, June 8. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $35 & $45.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In North Adams, MASS MoCA has added another show to its outdoor summer concert series – iconic new-wavers Blondie. With And the Kids opening the show. See ya there…

NYC-based indie singer-songwriter Mirah headlines a concert at Oakwood Community Center in Troy to benefit the center at 7pm on Monday (April 9). Also on the bill are Bear Grass, Secret Drum Band and bell’s roar. Tickets are now available, priced at $10 in Advance; $12 at the door.

It’s flashback time at Vapor in Saratoga Springs. ’90s hitmaker Ginuwine grabs the spotlight at 9pm on Thursday, September 27 ($30), while Tiffany brings the Totally Awesome ’80s Party back to town at 9pm on Thursday, November 15 ($20).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Saratoga Performing Arts Center will be the last stop on on Willie Nelson’s 2018 Outlaw Music Festival Tour. The Saratoga stop will features Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young & Promise of the Real, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Particle Kid with more to be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 12noon on Friday (April 6).

Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock have added a pair of new concerts to their calendar – the double bill of Kat Wright and Big Mean Sound Machine on Saturday, April 28 (on sale now, $25 & $35); and BoDeans with Trapper Schoepp at 8pm on Friday, June 8 (on sale at 10am on Friday, $35 & $55).

Hair of the Dog will serve up a 5pm pre-game concert for Irish Night at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy as the Tri-City Valleycats face off against the Brooklyn Cyclones. Advance ticket prices range from $5.25-$11.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The complete schedule of bands for the 2018 Albany Tulip Festival in Washington Park has been announced with White Denim and Naked Giants as the headliners. Additional bands include Front Business, Sorrow Estate, Blind Crow, The LateShift, The Age, The Sea The Sea, Taina Asili, Dr. K’s Motown Revue, the Ryan Leddick Trio, Jordan Taylor Hill, Zan Strumfeld and North and South Dakotas. Admission is, of course, free.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Apparently, James Taylor isn’t the only JT stepping into the Greater Nippertown spotlight. Justin Timberlake will be bringing his Man of the Woods Tour to Albany’s Times Union Center, and tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Monday (April 9).

Terrapin Flyer – featuring organist Melvin Seals along with bassist Janis Wallin (from Steve Kimock’s Crazy Engine), drummer Joe Chirco (from the Zen Tricksters), Josh Olken, Kara Cavanaugh and Doug Hagman – is scheduled to make a tour stop at Putnam Place in Saratoga Springs at 9pm on Friday, May 18. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $20.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: It’s a farewell party for radio station WAIX-FM – “Remembering The X” will feature more than a dozen Greater Nippertown bands – including Erin Harkes, Bryan Thomas, Pete Labonne, Scotty Mac, Soul Sky, Ramblin Jug Stompers and lots more – at the Hangar on the Hudson in Troy.

SOLD OUT: The concert by Wolf Alice at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Saturday (April 7) is now officially sold out… Mitski’s concert at Colony in Woodstock on Saturday, June 30 is now sold out, too.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Times Union Center in Albany is wrapping up the semester with the College Finale Concert featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Don Q. Tickets are now on sale.

Rob Fisch’s Intentional Jazz Ensemble will perform “A Jazz Timeline” at Spencertown Academy Arts Center in Spencertown at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 5. Led by trumpeter Rob Fisch, the concert will feature music from throughout the history of jazz. Tickets are $20; students $10.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland is bringing his band to The Egg’s intimate Swyer Theatre in support of his debut album, Down in a Hole. Tickets are on sale now.

Billy Joel tribute band Storm Front is headed into Cool Insuring Arena’s Heritage Hall in Glens Falls at 7pm on Thursday, April 12. Advance tickets are on sale now, priced at $15.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Grammy Award-winning British soul singer-rapper Estelle has been named the headliner for the 2018 Capital Pride Festival, slated to return to Albany’s Washington Park this summer.

POSTPONED: Rapper A$AP Ferg was slated to take the stage at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Wednesday, April 11, but that concert has now been postponed to 8pm on Tuesday, July 24.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Albany’s Palace Theatre announced a handful of new shows, including a concert by William Close & the Earth Harp Collective; an evening of stand-up comedy by Brian Regan; the return of The Price Is Right Live; and a holiday dance performance of the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Thanks to the recent success of the inaugural Capital Records Live concert with six Local 518 bands playing selections from the classic Beatles albums, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The White Album, Proctors in Schenectady has announced the dates for two more of the tribute concerts.

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