Over the past few weeks, Upstate Concert Hall has been booking punk rock throwback legends that have had our heads spinning. Tonight it continues at the Clifton Park venue at 7:30PM with three popular bands whose work collectively spans three decades. Good Charlotte–whose lead singer, Joel Madden, moonlights as a UNICEF ambassador–is promoting its album Youth Authority (2016), which marked a return after a half-decade hiatus. The band has put out so many angst anthems for the young and the hopeless, there’s no point in recounting them all, just get to the gig. Less Than Jake, which formed in 1992 in Gainesville, Fl., released an EP in February titled “Sound the Alarm.” If these ska-punk vets can’t get the room jumping, we might as well all give it up. Not to mention, we’ve got post-hardcore’s Crown the Empire, who kicked off in 2010 and released their third studio album Retrograde last year. Get your black eyeliner and studded belt ready for a memorable night of punk favorites.
Robert Cartmell at ACA