3/8/10: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: The Alkaline Trio @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. The seminal, powerhouse, Chicago-bred punk rock trio comes roaring into Nippertown in support of their recently released seventh album, “This Addiction.” With Cursive and the Dear and Departed. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Ukulele Night @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Uke master Ron Gordon leads his monthly workshop-jam-performance. Bring your ukulele (or borrow one from Gordon) and sit in. Or just sit back and listen. The ukulele is the happy instrument. 7pm. Free.

MUSIC: The Bill Frisell Trio @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass. One of the great guitar masters of our time, Frisell stands at the intersection of jazz and country, embracing both styles with grand passion. He’s recorded with McCoy Tyner and Lucinda Williams, Don Byron and Loudon Wainwright III, Paul Simon and Allen Ginsberg. And his own “Disfarmer” was one of last year’s most sadly overlooked albums. In addition to Frisell, his trio features violist Eyvind Kang and drummer Rudy Royston. 7pm. $28.

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