- Deer Tick plays Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock July 20.
July 16: 8pm. $10, $12. Kingston. (845) 481-5158; Bspkingston.com.
Heirs to the beer 'n' grease-soaked mantle of their heroes the Cosmic Psychos, the Chats are among the most recent wave of young, archetypically snotty punk bands to belch forth from Australia. The trio famously blew up YouTube with the mega-viral video for "Smoko," the hilariously sneering lead track off their 2017 EP Get This in Ya!! and take their name from their home 'hood, the Sydney suburb of Chatswood. Touring the US this month for the first time while promoting their new single "Pub Feed," the bratty bunch hits BSP for a Meltasia-presented blowout, along with Metalleg and the Bobby Lees. (TWRP and the Protomen play the back room July 19; Martin Courtney and Ryley Walker split the bill July 26.)
The Michigan-born, LA-based Lord Huron brought their brand of lush, lonesome, reverb-drenched modern Americana to the mainstream in 2017 when the track "The Night We Met," from their 2014 sophomore album Strange Tales, was used in the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why." Fronted by nature-inspired singer-songwriter Ben Schneider, the band will perform their expansive music at UPAC in support of their 2018 major-label debut, Vida Noir, with opener Bully. (The Steve Miller Band lands at UPAC July 28.)
July 18: 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show. $39-$49. Kingston. (845) 339-6088; Bardavon.org.
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
July 18-21: Oak Hill. (888) 946-8495; Greyfoxbluegrass.com.
The premiere bluegrass festival in the Northeast makes its 35th return to the region, once again at Walsh Farm in Greene County, its home since 2008. This year, in addition to the four-day fest's 2019 artist-in-residence, picker nonpareil Billy Strings, and its yearly host band, Dry Branch Fire Squad, the lineup includes the Del McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, Tommy Emmanuel CGP, the Earls of Leicester, I'm with Her (featuring Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan), the Steep Canyon Rangers, the Travelin' McCourys, the Tim O'Brien Bluegrass Band, the Gibson Brothers, Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys, and many other bluegrass virtuosos. Camping, food, vendors, and music workshops add to the fun.
July 20: 7:30pm. $40, $65. Woodstock. (845) 679-2744; Levonhelm.com.
Rhode Island roots rockers Deer Tick took a three-year hiatus from recording, but they reemerged in 2017 with a pair of simultaneously released albums: the country-folksy Vol. 1 and its rockier companion Vol. 2. This past February, the group increased their discographical spread with Mayonnaise, a collection of outtakes, covers, alternate versions, and singles. Among the tasty tracks on Mayonnaise is the ballad "Old Lady," which bears bittersweet traces of "Lonesome Suzie," "Whispering Pines," and some of The Band's other plaintive classics—appropriate, then, that the Ticks are making the sacred pilgrimage to Levon Helm Studios on their third annual Road to Newport tour. With Twain (Richard Thompson and Shawn Colvin sing July 13; Martin Sexton goes solo August 2.)
Our Native Daughters
July 20: 8pm. $40, $45, $55. Albany. (518) 473-1845; Theegg.org.
Now here's a talent-packed outfit we haven't seen the likes of in quite some time. Led by Carolina Chocolate Drops singer Rhiannon Giddens, Our Native Daughters also features Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago), Leyla McCalla (Carolina Chocolate Drops), and rising solo artist Amythyst Kiah. The all-star, banjo-dominated folk quartet recently released their debut album, Songs of Our Native Daughters, which was produced by Giddens and is out on the iconic Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label. Referencing and inspired by African American women's tales of struggle, resistance, and hope, the group's rustic music crosses traditional styles with contemporary attitude. (Taj Mahal brings his blues July 20; Herb Alpert and Lani Hall blow by August 4.)
Corrosion of Conformity
July 26: 7pm. $25. (845) 471-1966; Thechancetheater.com.
In 1982, Corrosion of Conformity began in their native North Carolina as one of the first hardcore bands to "cross over" by fusing punk thrash with heavy metal, eventually shedding their hardcore roots to become pioneers of the stoner rock genre. In 2014, the group, which storms the stage of the Chance for this late-July assault, reunited with errant vocalist and guitarist Pepper Keenan (of metal supergroup Down) and have collaborated with sometime tourmates Metallica as well as Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers Band) and Stanton Moore (Galactic). With Crowbar, the Quaker City Nighthawks, and Lo-Pan. (Baroness and Torche burn July 12; Heartsick and Lumen light up July 18.)
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