It's the WEEKEND
Local power-popper Joe Nacco has been bringing his mix of indie melodies and hard rock attitude to Los Angeles, Albany and many places in between for more than a decade now. The current lineup of his power trio The Joe Nacco Band has just released a video for its latest single, the tongue-in-cheek “She’s a Zombie,” and a greatest-hits CD, “Closer,” is in the works. The band plays next at the Bayou Cafe in Glenville Friday night at 9 p.m. Call 384-1568 for more information.
Sean Rowe was the local success story of late 2010 when he signed with punk rock mainstay Epitaph’s subsidiary Anti- Records and re-released his Collar City album “Magic” to international acclaim. After a year of exposure touring with such acts as fellow Anti- artist Marketa Irglova, Rowe has honed his approach for his fi rst official Anti- release, the dark, muscular “The Salesman and the Shark,” which adds a rocking presence to Rowe’s earnest, folky baritone. He plays a hometown show at Caffe Lena Saturday night, with Jodie Levinson. $16 (door); $14 (advance).
The Nuge is back. Always outspoken hard rocker Ted Nugent, known as much for his hits “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Stranglehold” as for his staunch conservative political views, returns to the Capital Region Wednesday night at 8 for a performance at the newly christened Upstate Concert Hall, formerly Northern Lights. In the two years since he last performed at the venue, Nugent has released a new single, the typically prideful “I Still Believe.” $27 (door); $25 (advance).