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by Metroland Staff on November 1, 2012

Aesop Rock

Fuzz Records is bringing back the good old-fashioned in-store rock show. This will be the site of Kitty Little’s first Albany gig in a “long time,” accompanied by Kamikaze Heart Gaven Richard’s solo project Salon Style tonight (Thursday, 7 PM, $3, 729-4566). . . . Veteran acoustic troubador Melissa Ferrick returns to the Linda tomorrow (Friday), with Molly Durnin opening (8 PM, $20, 465-5233). . . . Before there was A$AP Rocky, there was Aesop Rock, and the legendary Def Jux rapper is still one of the most verbose rappers on the mic. He’ll be at Pearl Street on Friday (9 PM, $20, 413-586-8686). . . . Can’t get enough of Halloween? Check out the costumed Woodstock Era Experience tribute act at the Egg on Friday (8 PM, $20-$35, 473-1845). . . . What’s “zoograss”? Find out Friday at Red Square when Hot Day at the Zoo share the stage with the Lucky Jukebox Brigade and Olivia Quillio (8 PM, $12, 465-0444). . . . Hip/rock, party rap and synthwave will all be on the menu Friday night at Valentine’s with Goldtooth, Big Digits and Mr. Owl (8 PM, $5, 432-6572). . . . String Band Patterns is the title of a night of bluegrass and banjo documentaries at Basilica Hudson on Saturday, featuring the Down Hill Strugglers (8 PM, $10, 822-1050). . . . Speaking of banjos, the New York Banjo Summit comes to the Egg on Saturday, featuring Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka and more (7:30 PM, $34.50-$44.50, 473-1845). . . . The Chandler Travis Philharmonic will be back in town Saturday night for a show at Valentine’s (8 PM, $12, 432-6572). . . . Reggae legends Toots and the Maytals come to the Mahaiwe on Sunday for an acoustic set (7 PM, $46, 413-528-0100). . . . Boston New Wave legends Human Sexual Response will be at Club Helsinki on Wednesday (8 PM, $20, 828-4800).