Some shows that are coming up

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Lisa Loeb's glasses will be performing at Universal Preservation Hall July 27.

There are a handful of concerts worth mentioning that were recently announced, or were announced not recently but are now coming up. These are concerts that you -- yes, you -- may even like to attend.

And here are those concerts...

This list doesn't include shows from this week. Some of these have already been mentioned -- we didn't think you'd mind.

July 7: The WEXT 4th Birthday Party at Valentine's
The Capital Region's best radio station has lined up a good/fun locals for its party: Sgt Dunbar, Scientific Maps, The Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Olivia Quillio. 8 pm - $7

July 7-9: Camp Bisco 10
This year's lineup includes Ratatat, DJ set featuring James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem fame) and Pat Mahoney, Wiz Khalifa, Bassnectar, MSTRKRFT, Yeasayer, and the Disco Biscuits (of course -- it's their festival).

July 8: Jake Shimabukuro at The Egg
Shimabukuro is one of the world's best ukulele players. The clip of him covering "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" has been watched more than 8 million times on YouTube (above).

July 16: Buke and Gass at MASS MoCA
"Oddly catchy prog-punk" that was an All Songs Considered fave last year. And as Stereogum notes: "the buke is 'a self-modified six string baritone ukelele' and the gass is 'a guitar-bass hybrid.'"

July 22: Aficionado at Valentine's
A show celebrating their full-length album release on No Sleep Records. 8 pm

July 23: Dr. John at The Mahaiwe
Funky hall of famer. Maybe the right place and right time for you to see him.

July 24: Times New Viking at Valentine's
Noisy indie rock from Ohio. (All the best stuff is.) With Better Pills (Brent Gorton). 7 pm - $10 + fees

July 27: Lisa Loeb at Universal Preservation Hall
Ms. Loeb and her glasses will be playing two shows -- a kids show at 4 pm ($15) and a "grown-up" show at 8 pm ($35). You can buy tickets online.

July 28-30: The Big Up Festival in Ghent
Electronic music and arts on a farm in Columbia County.

July 29: Mountain Man at Helsinki Hudson
Three ladies who "have perfected a bare, unadulterated sound composed of little more than three-part vocal harmonies." 9 pm - $18

July 30: The Head and The Heart at Bearsville Theater
Folk pop from Seattle -- "a breakout success story just waiting to happen" and, possibly, Seattle's "next big band."

July 31: The Decemberists at Mountain Park
Mountain Park is in Holyoke, Massachusetts. 7 pm - $32.50

August 3: The Airborne Toxic Event at Northern Lights
Is there a band with a name more incongruent with their sound? Toxic? They're going to be on a Muppets album. 8 pm - $15 ahead / $17 day of

August 3: Philadelphia Orchestra with Yo-Yo Ma at SPAC
Hey, look, it's Yo-Yo Ma playing at the White House.

August 5: Steve Earle, Felice Brothers at Brewery Ommegang
It's a festival with a handful of other acts, too. $40

August 6: Bon Iver at Mountain Park
Latest album is at the top of many year-so-far lists. 7 pm - $25 and $35

August 6: Railbird, Sgt Dunbar, Matthew Carefully at Putnam Den
How nice to see Railbird and Mr. Carefully invite Dunbar up the Northway. 9 pm

August 10: Philadelphia Orchestra with Branford Marsalis at SPAC
Jazz royalty.

August 12: Sean Rowe at the Marketplace Gallery
So, from what we hear, Sean's basically been killing it across two continents. He just played the Glastonbury Festival in the UK. And he knows about serviceberries. 8 pm - $10

August 12: M. Ward at MASS MoCA
The M is short for Matthew. Also: the Him to Z. Deschanel's She. 8 pm - $25 ahead / $29 day of (though we're guessing this will sell out)

August 13: Philly Orchestra's Tchaikovsky Spectacular at SPAC
Have you ever read about Tchaikovsky's life? Much turmoil.

August 14: John Hiatt at The Egg
With The Combo this time, not the Lyle. $34.50 and $44.50

August 20: Kings of Leon at SPAC
with Band of Horses
Did you know all the members of Kings of Leon are related to each other? No? That's OK. You should probably be going for Band of Horses, anyway.

August 20: Film Night at Tanglewood
The Boston Pops, John Williams, and Morgan Freeman.

August 24: Colin Hay at Universal Preservation Hall
No longer a Man at Work. 7:30 pm - $48

August 25: Brad Mehldau at Tanglewood
Acclaimed modern jazz pianist. And he has a thing for covering songs from other genres (example: "Paranoid Android")

August 27 and 28: The Restoration Festival
The Music Tapes + A Hawk and A Hacksaw + a whole lot of great locals. $20 for both days

September 2: Steve Earle at Bearsville Theater
He's appeared on both The Wire and 30 Rock. How about that. 9 pm - $40 and up

September 4: Elton John at SPAC
This one explains itself. $26 - $179

September 24: Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp at The Egg
Back together, Renting again. $29.50 and $34.50

September 25: Joy Kills Sorrow at Caffe Lena
A "bold" young bluegrass band from Boston.

September 25: Fleet Foxes at Mountain Park
Harmonies! With The Walkmen. 7 pm - $32.50

September 27: The Avett Brothers at Brewery Ommegang
Apparently you can camp there, too. 8 pm - $40-$50

October 13: Andrew Bird at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
with Dosh
Worth looking forward to, as noted already.

So, that's a bunch of shows. But, obviously, not comprehensive. If there's something you're looking forward to, please share.

Yep, SPAC does advertise on AOA. And AOA is a media sponsor of Rest Fest.

Lisa Loeb photo: Juan Patino


Also noted, Steve Earle, Felice Brothers at Brewery Ommegang on Aug. 5.

Editors: Added!

The show I'm most looking forward to this summer (now that Solid Sound is past) is The Decemberists at Mountain Park on July 31.

Also at Mountain Park later in the summer/fall - Bon Iver (August 6) and Fleet Foxes (September 25).

Editors: Added!

The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, July 22-24, Hillsdale NY

~40 acts. Highlights include: Greg Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Red Horse (Elize Gilkyson, Lucy Kaplansky, and John Gorka), Gandalf Murphy and the Salbovian Circus of Dreams, Susan Werner.

The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is coming up July 14-17 in Oak Hill NY. This is one of the premier bluegrass festivals in the country (in case you didn't know), and it's only 45 minutes south of Albany in a bucolic rural setting. Mighty fine, mighty fine.

They Might Be Giants, September 9 at the Mahaiwe Theatre in Great Barrington, of course.

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