4/6/10: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany. Big band. Intimate room. Powerhouse performance. Expect to have your head blown off as saxman Pray leads his wailing, 17-piece band. 9pm. Free.

MUSIC: The Human Mirror, the Jazz Robot, Holland Hopson @ the Bread & Jam Cafe, Cohoes. Electroacoustic ambient and psychedelic sound meets free-form future music. 7pm. Free.

READING/OPEN MIC: Albany Poets Presents’ “Bad Lyric Night” @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Thom Francis hosts the first-Tuesday-of-the-month Albany Poets Presents session, kicking off National Poetry Month with a special Bad Lyric Night. Prizes for the Best Reading of the Worst Song Lyrics and other fun throughout the night. The sign-up starts at 7pm for anyone who wants to take the stage. 8pm.

MUSIC: The String Dusters @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. American acoustic music from the Carter Family to the Delmore Brothers, from Bill Monroe to Hank Williams. 8pm. Free.

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