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The Egg, Albany
Singer, songwriter, and part-time school teacher Melissa Etheridge will celebrate the 25th anniversary of her breakthrough Yes I Am with a concert at the Egg. As known for her activism as for her string of indelible ’90s hits — including “Ain’t It Heavy” and “Come to My Window” — Etheridgeheads should plan to lightly rock the house.
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Tramps Like Us
Daryl’s House Club, Pawling
This two-night stand from the famous Springsteen tribute band will allow fans unable to catch Bruce on Broadway to celebrate the Boss’ birthday in style.
Basilica Hudson, Hudson
Soundscape returns with its most eclectic lineup yet. This annual festival brings food, poetry, and loud — very, very loud — music to Hudson’s wonderful Basilica space. Expect performances from noise-saboteurs Lightning Bolt, a collaboration between the Haxan Cloak and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and a performance of doom metal gadfly Stephen O’Malley’s arch-classical “Un Vide Dans Le Ciel” by Bard College’s The Orchestra Now, as well as a rare solo piano set from Grouper’s Liz Harris to end things on a whisper.
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The Orchestra Now
The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson
October 6–7, November 3–4
Based out of the Fisher Center, this world-class young-person’s orchestra will bring a program from both sides of the Atlantic over two weekends this fall. October’s performances will focus on Brahms, Joachim, and Elgar, while November’s is themed around Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.”
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Howland Cultural Center, Beacon
This keyboardist and composer, winner of DownBeat magazine’s 2017 Rising Star Pianist award, will come to the Howland Cultural Center as part of Elysium Furnace Works’ jazz series.
Hudson Valley Philharmonic: The Silk Road
As part of its 2018-19 season, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic will be performing a program inspired by the Silk Road, showcasing transition and interplay among Europe, Central Asia, and China. Highlights include Stravinsky’s “Song of the Nightingale,” Bartok’s “Miraculous Mandarin Suite,” and a performance of the Silk Road Ensemble member Kinan Azmeh’s “Suite for Improviser and Orchestra,” with Azmeh himself on clarinet.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel
This songsmith attained ’60s immortality as a member of Peter, Paul, and Mary, famously writing the perennially misunderstood “Puff the Magic Dragon.” The singer-songwriter and political activist will play an intimate set at the Bethel Woods Event Gallery.
Punk great Ted Leo hops genres with ease, bringing touches of power-pop, hardcore, and reggae to his work with the Pharmacists, Chisel, and Aimee Mann collaboration The Both. Expect sing-alongs, shout-alongs, and other forms of communal joy at this historic music venue.
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Yo La Tengo
Yo La Tengo have gone their own way for close to 35 years, alternating albums of Motown-inflected dream-pop with gentle acoustic ballads and feverish, 25-minute guitar jams. Known for their wildly inventive live shows — from all-covers sets to live-readings of classic Seinfeld episodes — the trio will bring songs from There’s A Riot Goin’ On to BSP’s backroom theatre.