5/4/10: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

May 4th, 2010, 9:06 am by Greg

MUSIC: Robert Francis @ The Linda, Albany. Just back from a European tour, the LA singer-songwriter launches his US tour with a free lunchtime matinee in support of his sophomore album, “Before Nightfall.” 12noon. Free.

ARTIST TALK: Dawn Clements @ UAlbany’s University Art Museum, Albany. Artist and UAlbany alum – whose work was included in this year’s Whitney Biennial – discusses her art work. 7pm. Free.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany. The 17-piece big band returns to jazz up Tess’ for their monthly residency gig. (Check out recent video here.) 9pm. Free.

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MUSIC: The Slow Death @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Minneapolis punk foursome formerly known as Pretty Boy Thorson rolls into town, sharing the stage with Killerados, the Slaughterhouse Chorus, Midnight Saints, Slackjaw. 8pm.