MUSIC: C.B. Smith & the Lucky Devils @ the Kleinert James Arts Center, Woodstock. Smith and the gang celebrate the release of their new acoustic Anericana album, Bluebird. 8pm. $15; $10 students & seniors.
MUSIC: Blind Boy Paxton & the Down Hill Strugglers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Recently named NYC’s Best Blues Artist by The Village Voice, Blind Boy Paxton brings out the playful side of old-school blues on banjo, fiddle, piano and guitar. 8pm. $24. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.
MUSIC: Helado Negro’s “Island Universe Story” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A work-in-progress performance of the new bi-lingual Latin musical/visual project featuring musicians Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco, Oliver Chapoy of Certain Creatures and Jason Ajemian and Jason Trammell of the William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb Band. 8pm. $18 & $22; $8 students.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Bob Warren & Joy MacKenzie @ Lake Avenue Elementary School, Saratoga Springs. A benefit concert for the school. With Tony Markellis, as well as Joel Brown & Dave Maswick. 7:30pm. $10.
MUSIC: Soul Sky @ the Ale House, Troy. Guitarslingers Mark Emanatian, Joe Mele and Jeremy Walz together… 8pm.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Old Songs Sampler Concert @ Old Songs Community Arts Center, Voorheesville. A concert featuring New Salem Serenaders, Amanda Fry, George Wilson, Debra Burger & Carole Fults, Drew Jacobs, Bluegrass Banjo Bob Altschuler & Friends to benefit the 2015 Old Songs Festival. 8pm. $20; $5 children age 12 and under.
EVENT: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Deconstructing the Early Beatles @ Proctors, Schenectady. Beatles expert Scott Freiman traces the birth of the band from its days as the Quarrymen to the boys’ first visit to EMI Studios, deconstructing their first hit singles — from “Love Me Do” and “Please Please Me” to “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” The presentation is part film, part concert and part lecture with great stories and a treasure trove of rare audio and video. 1:30 & 7:30pm. $20 & $25; $10 students.
MUSIC: Probing Digit @ NaNola. Malta. Definitely NSFW stuff… and they’re mighty proud of it. With music and comedy by Erin Harkes. 10pm.
MUSIC: Sam Kininger Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. A make-up date from a previously postponed show. With Suitable Groove. 9:30pm. $10; $15 if under age 21.
MUSIC: Lastdayshining @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Yoma and Sparhawks. 9pm. $5.
MUSIC: Melanie Martinez @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. A member of Team Adam in the third season of the TV singing competition “The Voice,” the quirky 19-year-old from Baldwin, NY lands in downtown Albany in support of her EP, Dollhouse. With AJR. 7pm. $15.
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