MUSIC: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Master Malian ngoni player and his band serve up an inspired evening of top-notch Afro-pop. The Sanctuary will be hoppin’. 7pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Don & Bunk Show @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. That’s keyboardist Don Preston and saxman Bunk Gardner – two longtime members of the Mothers of Invention – who promise to deliver a multi-media performance of Frank Zappa music with “special effects and audience interaction.” Whoa, this sounds like too much fun… 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Perpetual Groove @ Red Square, Albany. The Athens, GA-based quartet called their sound “trance arena rock,” and in the intimate confines of Red Square, it should be a mindblowing, butt-shaking night. 9pm. $15.