June 23. His ascent began in his native Philadelphia via his early groups Woody’s Truckstop and the Nazz, but Todd Rundgren is as much a part of upstate music lore as he is of his hometown’s. As a solo artist and a studio maverick, he was integral to Albert Grossman’s Bearsville studio and record label, and his work at Utopia Soundstage (named for his hit ’70s prog unit) is likewise legendary. All of which makes his infrequent hot-ticket homecomings to the Bearsville Theater, like this one, extra-special. (The
Mahavishnu Project takes flight June 10; the Spampinato Brothers return June 18.) 7pm. $40. Bearsville. (845) 679-4406; www.bearsvilletheater.com.