5/6/10: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: The New Pornographers @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Their new album “Together” was released on Tuesday. They performed on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last night. And tonight the edgy Canadian band plays its only US concert before heading over to Europe. Yes, Neko Case is in the fold. With Okkervil River’s Will Sheff. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Taj Mahal Trio @ The Egg, Albany. For four decades, the Springfield, Mass. native has been at the forefront of the blues and world music renaissance. Opening act Fredericks Brown features Taj’s daughter Deva Mahal. NOTE: Catherine Russell, who was originally slated to open the show, will not be performing tonight. 7:30pm. $29.50.

DISCUSSION: Dan Hurlin and Joe Manning @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Hurlin – the director of the poignant puppet production “Disfarmer,” which is being staged at MASS MoCA on Saturday and Sunday – chats with local historian Manning about antique photography and its creative influences. 7pm. Free.

MUSIC: Korn @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Led by vocalist Jonathan Davis, the multi-platinum hard-rockers will likely offer a sneak preview of their upcoming ninth album, “Korn III: Remember Who You Are.” NOTE: Tonight’s show is sold out, but Korn will return for a second show at Northern Lights on Wednesday night. 2 Cents open the show.

MUSIC: Tom Chapin @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Grammy Award-winning children’s music favorite rolls into Proctors with a special fun-for-the-whole-family ticket offer: Just say “FAM Funds” when you buy a child’s ticket, and you’ll also receive one free adult admission. 7pm.

FILM: “The Big Lebowski” @ Revolution Hall, Troy. Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges stars as the Dude in Joel & Ethan Cohen’s big bowling buddy comedy. With John Goodman, Steve Buscemi. 8pm. $5.

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