September 18, 20. Sponsored by Kingston-based label Altercation Records, the multiband Upstart Fest tour is being touted as the "Northeast's biggest and best punk rock party." Now in its third year, the riotous roster rolls its way into a pair of regional rock haunts. September 18 at Valentine's in Albany features the Koffin Kats, Turbo AC's, Hudson Falcons, New Red Scare, Svetlanas, Two Fisted Law, and Bourbon Scum (6pm; $10). September 20 at the Chance in Poughkeepsie promises the Koffin Kats, Turbo AC's, Hudson Falcons, New Red Scare, Svetlanas, Two Fisted Law, American Pinup, Cry Havoc, Bourbon Scum, and Fort Street (6pm; $12, $15). Valentine's: (518) 432-6572; Valentinesalbany.com. The Chance: (845) 471-1966; Thechancetheater.com. General tour info: Upstartfest.com.