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By Greg Haymes

The delightfully off-the-wall stand-up comedian Maria Bamford is slated to make her return to Greater Nippertown with a 7pm show at the Funny Bone in Guilderland on Thursday, December 6. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $25.

The Hangar on the Hudson in Troy welcomes back three favorites – Brooklyn-based Americana band Yarn (led by Schenectady native Blake Christiana) at 8pm on Friday, November 9 ($15); the always unpredictable omni-popsters NRBQ at 8pm on Friday, November 23 ($25); and Troy’s premier power trio Super 400 with Motorbike at 8pm on Saturday, December 8 ($10 in advance; $12 at the door).

It’s a homecoming show for Albany’s primo pop-punks State Champs at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Saturday, December 29. Kicking off the night at 6:30pm will be A Will Away, Save Face and Young Culture. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $25. And a couple more new shows on the UCH calendar are country singer Cody Jinks at 8pm on Thursday, December 6 ($35 in advance; $40 at the door; on sale at 10am Friday; and Guster with Henry Jamison at 8pm on Wednesday, January 16 ($25 in advance; $28 at the door; on sale at 12noon Friday).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Ariana Grande is launching her Sweetener World Tour at Albany’s Times Union Center next spring. Now the TUC’s website has announced that “tickets go on sale November 5th with presale on the 4th,” although no ticket prices have been revealed yet.

At 7pm on Sunday, April 28, the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie welcomes the diva of the Buena Vista Social Club, legendary Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, whose voice reflects a long, creative life of passion and music. Priced at $44 & $59; VIP $156, tickets will be available exclusively to members at 11am on Thursday (November 1) and will go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Rapper Lil Uzi Vert is bringing along Lil Durk, Smokepurpp and Clinton Sparks to his upcoming concert at the Times Union Center. Tickets are on sale now.

At 8pm on Saturday, December 1, WAMC-FM’s The Linda will host Pop Fest 518 featuring Sydney Worthley, Blockhouses, Sarah Kohrs & Coyote, Daniel Conley and Sandy McKnight’s Pop Clique. Tickets are $15; students $10, and proceeds will benefit the Columbia Arts Team. Also on the December calendar at The Linda is the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow with Sam Luke Chase opening at 8pm on Saturday, December 8. ($20).

They were one of the highlights of last month’s Jazz at the Lake festival in Lake George, and now trombonist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis are headed back to Greater Nippertown for the next show in the Jazzstock concert series at the Senate Garage in Kingston at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 17. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Sisters of Slide – the dynamic duo of Rory Block and Cindy Cashdollar – will be stepping into the spotlight at the Cohoes Music Hall. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (November 2).

Acclaimed pianist, composer and bandleader Wayne Horvitz leads his trio – featuring Geoff Harper on bass and Eric Eagle on drums – into Atlas Studios in Newburgh at 8pm on Saturday, December 1 as part of the Jazz at Atlas concert series. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

POSTPONED: British indie rockers The Kooks were originally slated to land at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Saturday, December 1, but due to scheduling conflicts, the concert has now been postponed to 8pm on Monday, February 25.

Down in Woodstock at Colony, Amanda Palmer hosts the Party in the Cemetery, a night of Gothic celebration featuring a full live set from Weeknight, DJ sets from Mon Amie and a special guest appearance by Ms. Palmer at 8pm on Friday, November 30 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door). Also new on Colony’s concert calendar are Meernaa with bell’s roar and Otto Hauser at 8pm on Wednesday, December 5 ($10); and Danielia Cotton at 8pm on Saturday, December 29 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Stand-up comedian Chris D’Elia is headed into The Egg’s Hart Theatre. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (November 2).

Harlem-born rapper Dave East hits up Jupiter Hall in Guilderland at 7pm on Friday, November 28 ($25 in advance; $35 at the door), followed by the Ohio-based five-piece Christian metalcore band Convictions with Roseview at 7pm on Saturday, November 29 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door).

CANCELLED: The performance by stand-up comedian David Cross that was slated for the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie at 8pm on Friday, November 9 has been cancelled. Refunds are available at the place of purchase.

The Park Theater is jazzing up Glens Falls with upcoming concerts by Laura Roth & Hui Cox at 7:30pm on Friday ($20) and 18-piece big band the North Country Jazz Project at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 17 ($18).

OPENERS: As we announced last month, the legendary country music band Alabama is slated to bring their tour to Albany’s Times Union Center on Sunday, January 20, and now they’ve announced that they’ll be bringing along Exile as their opening act.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra swings into the Wood Theater in Glens Falls for their holiday concert, “In the Christmas Mood,” at 7pm on Tuesday, December 18. Tickets are on sale no, priced at $45.50.

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: Southern indie rocker Erin Rae will open for Brett Dennen at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 8pm on Friday, November 9, replacing Nick Mulvey, who was originally announced as the opener.

The Mendelssohn Club of Albany will present its “Holiday Connections” concert at The Egg’s Hart Theatre at 7:30pm on Friday, December 14. The chorus will be joined by accompanist Michael Clement, the Tesago Elementary School Select Chorus from the Shenendehowa School District, as well as percussionists Cynthia Lee and Andrew Janack. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $22.

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