Today’s Tips: Tuesday

January 5th, 2010, 9:23 am by Greg

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany. A big band jazz sound squeezed into the intimate tavern for their monthly blowout. 9pm. Free.

MUSIC: Jetty Boys @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Straight outta the winter wilds of Wisconsin come this punk-pop trio, churning out tunes from their latest album, “Sheboygan.” The Roman Line, Public Noise Concern and Slackjaw are also on the bill. 8pm.

MUSIC: The String Dusters @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. The veteran acoustic quartet mixes up bluegrass, blues, country, honky tonk and more at its monthly first Tuesday gig at the Electric City coffeehouse. 8pm. Free.

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FILM: Upstate Independents member meeting @ The Linda, 339 Central Avenue, Albany. If your resolutions included meeting and networking with other independent filmmakers, actors and screenwriters, this is the place to be. 6:30pm.