MUSIC: Cuttlebone @ Red Square, Albany. New Nippertown rockers unveil their debut CD, “Welcome to Joe’s,” with a rollickin’ party. Food, the premiere of the music video for “Greasejoint,” opening act Next Station and Cuttlebone playing the CD in its entirety. 7pm. $10 (includes a copy of the CD).
MUSIC: Aficionado, Six Gallery, Slender Shoulders @ the College of Saint Rose’s Jack’s Place, Albany. Albany’s own wild, progressive-indie octet Aficionado plays host to neo-folk duo Slender Shoulders (Katie Hammon & Rick Spataro) and Columbus, Ohio’s freewheeling rock combo Six Gallery, who are celebrating the release of their debut CD, “Breakthroughs in Modern Art.” 7:30pm. $5.
BOOKS: “Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong” @ Albany Public Library, Albany. Sponsored by the Friends of the Albany Public Library, Nippertown.com’s own Greg Haymes reviews Terry Teachout’s new biography of the great jazz trumpeter. 12:15pm. Free.
MUSIC: The Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. A night of big band jazz with special guest Vince DiMartino on trumpet. 8pm. $15; students $6.
MUSIC: Raul Malo @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The dazzlingly eclectic former frontman for the Mavericks has a voice to die for. Two years ago at SPAC’s Saratoga Music Festival, he nearly stole the show from headliners Bob Dylan and Levon Helm with his dizzyingly energetic, wildly entertaining festival-opening set. Just imagine what he’ll do at the Iron Horse… 7pm. $31.
ARISTS WORKSHOP: MCLA Tricks of the Trade @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Local artist and MCLA professor Melanie Mowinski talks with artists and residency programs to learn how to choose and secure the best residency for you. Today’s panelist is Hezzie Phillips, Director, Contemporary Artist Center at Woodside. 6:30pm. Free, but pre-registration is required; call Jess Conzo at 413-663-5253.
(Also 6:30pm Wednesday @ Lichenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield with artist C. Ryder Cooley and 6:30pm Thursday @ IS183 Art School in Stockbridge with Calliope Nicholas, Residency Director, Millay Colony for the Arts.)