October 18. Mike Watt will need little introduction to fans of punk and alternative rock. Currently the bassist of the revived Iggy and the Stooges, Watt was a founding member of California’s highly influential Minutemen and that trio’s successor, fIREHOSE, and has been involved in numerous solo and related projects in his more than three decades as an iconic DIY musician. He brings his newest outfit, Mike Watt and the Missingmen, which features the same rhythm section that backed him on his 2010 Hieronymous Bosch-inspired album Hyphenated-Man, to Valentine’s this month. The Last Conspirators open. (The Lucky Jukebox Parade and others rock October 8; catch Herpes October 19.) 8pm. $12. Albany. (518) 432-6572; Valentinesalbany.com.
With its open-air format, where attendees picnic in the parks and watch the stars emerge during performances, and its $5 youth tickets, the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice is the perfect place to share with children a love of music and theater, in a variety of styles.