MUSIC: Great Guitars @ The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. They weren’t kidding around when they concocted the name for this concert that brings together four of the leading acoustic guitarists of their generation – Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola, Vinnie Raniolo and Peppino D’Agostino – to continue the guitar-supergroup tradition. 8pm. $20, $22, $28 & $34.
MUSIC: Michael Eck @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. It’s a concert! It’s a birthday bash! It’s a rare opportunity to catch singer-songwriter-musicman-about-town Mister Eck in his “maximum solo acoustic” mode, as he celebrates his big 50th birthday. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Spottiswoode & His Enemies @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. They were the band that opened Club Helsinki in Hudson four years ago, and now Englishman Jonathan Spottiswoode and his musical cohorts return in celebration of their brand-new album, English Dream. 9pm. $18.
MUSIC: Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric @ the River Street Beat Shop, Troy. As we’ve been telling you all week - here, here, here, here and here – today is Record Store Day, so if you’re a true music fan, please take some time out to visit your favorite record store(s) today, like the Beat Shop, where you can hear some delightful free music by the fab couple of Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric. With Nippertown’s proto-garage-rockers the Mysteios. 1pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Zucchero @ The Egg, Albany. Influenced by rock, soul and gospel music, the Italian superstar has sold more than 50 million records around the world and has racked up numerous awards, including two World Music Awards, six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards and a Grammy nomination. 8pm. $34.
READING/PERFORMANCE: Word Fest 2014 Invitational Slam @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. Albany Poets, Frequency North and Urban Guerilla Theatre are proud to welcome poetry slam teams from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, as they battle for prizes and bragging rights. 7pm. $10.
MUSIC/ART/FUNDRAISER: “Ramen Noodle Diet: A Benefit Show” @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. A one-night exhibit/auction benefit show for local college art student in financial need. Live music by Oddy Gato and Dezmatic; live painting by RADICAL!! and MC3. the whole night with light refreshments. Art work up for auction by Jess Cone, Yark, Pat Gaitor, Paul Lowenski, Billy Yager, Neener, Mr.Nerds, Alicia Lea, Tony Iadicicco, Michael Conlin, Andrew Kline, Patrick Porter, Greg Dunn, Emily Dorr, Seamus McCarthy, Kevin Mosca, Sean Mahoney and more. 6:30pm. $2 suggested donation.
MUSIC: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The New World jazz of composer-pianist Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius blends jazz, classical and world music to create a captivating soundscape. Heard’s members also include Jonathan Greene on woodwinds and Bobby Kendall on bass, as well as Zorkie Nelson and Brian Mellick on percussion. With Joy Adler. 8pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door.
THEATER: “33RPM” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. In their semi-documentary work, Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh reconstruct the final moments of a person’s life. A turntable sits on a stack of amplifiers. A telephone is on the floor. A bulky television. Books are scattered about. A laptop and printer, a mobile phone in its charger. Behind looms the wide screen. This performance is void of any actors. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.