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by The Staff on August 1, 2013

 

Alpenglow

OK, this is confusing: Tonight (Thursday) for Alive at Five, the Original Wailers, featuring reggae guitarist Al Anderson, will revive the Marley legacy (5 PM, free, 434-2032), while tomorrow (Friday) night at Club Helsinki, founding bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett will lead the Wailers through more or less the same catalog (9 PM, $35, 828-4800). Talk about music biz Babylon. . . . The Lower Parlor at Troy’s Oakwood Community Center will play host to Rock ‘n’ Roll High School featuring Vinylmania and a live local supergroup playing dance tunes from the ’50s (8 PM, $5). . . . Talking Heads tribute Start Making Sense are at Putnam Den Friday night (9 PM, $15, 584-8066). . . . Dopapod, Jennifer Hartswick and Bernie Worrell headline Backwoods Pondfest in Peru on Friday and Saturday ($80, 335-7911). . . . The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival returns to Dodd’s Farm in Hillsdale Friday-Sunday ($160, 866-325-2744). . . . Burlington band Alpenglow share a bill with Hand Habits at the Spotty Dog on Saturday (8 PM, 671-6006). . . . The Capital region Blues Network will host a Blues Band Showdown at the Linda on Saturday (7 PM, $12, 465-5233). . . . It’s the African-American Family Day at the Empire State Plaza featuring Stephanie Mills and Heatwave (noon, free). . . . Soul goddess Dona Oxford is at te Music Haven Stage on Sunday (7 PM, free, 382-5152). . . . Jazz goddess Esperanza Spalding is meanwhile at Tanglewood on Sunday (8 PM, $20-$99, 888-266-1200). . . . Brooklyn bluegrass band Astrograss will play Troy’s Rockin on the River on Wednesday (5 PM, free, 279-7997).