Laveda launches 2021 Upbeat on the Roof Series

Concerts to take place on Lawn for better distancing

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents Albany-based dream pop band Laveda for the first show for the 2021 Upbeat on the Roof concert series on Thursday, July 29, at 6 p.m.

Laveda, a project of Ali Genevich and Jake Brooks, takes inspiration from a variety of shoegaze and post-punk bands. The duo frequently has been called a refreshing take on iconic acts like My Bloody Valentine and The Sundays. Guitar-driven and texture-heavy, Laveda’s 2020 debut album What Happens After was met with critical acclaim. Tinnitist, a Winnipeg, Canada-based music blog, wrote, “Over the course of these 10 songs, they strike a perfect balance between poppy melodies, sharp songcraft, cacophonous soundscapes and psychedelic expansiveness. Whatever comes next, they are living in the moment here.”

This summer’s Upbeat on the Roof concerts will take place on the Tang lawn near the campus outdoor volleyball courts. Visitors are welcome to bring blankets, chairs, and coolers, and are advised to arrive early as capacity is limited. Free parking is available off Perimeter Road, next to the museum. In case of rain, the event will be canceled.

The Upbeat on the Roof concert series, now in its twentieth season, features an eclectic mix of musicians from across the Capital Region. The series continues each Thursday through August 19 at 6 p.m. with Thomasina Winslow on August 5; Sun is Poison, August 12; and Heavenly Echoes, August 19.

For more information, call 518-580-8080 or visit  

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