9/1/10: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Harptallica @ the Judge’s Inn (Facebook), 254 Broadway, Troy. That’s right, a couple of lovely ladies playing the Metallica songbook on classical harps. Ya got a problem with that? (Related story: Preview and video) 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Jarrod Gorbel @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Celebrating yesterday’s release of his brand spanking new debut solo album, “Devil’s Made a New Friend,” the former frontman for the Honorary Title graces Valentine’s with an early show. Carter Hulsey opens. 6pm. $10.

FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: September in the City Art Fair @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. It’s a mid-week lunchtime culture break featuring art work by a variety of mixed media artists on exhibit, as well as music by Matthew Carefully, who just released his lush and lovely new ambient album, “St. Joseph’s Oblivion,” over the weekend. 11:30am-2pm. FREE.

FAIR: Schaghticoke Fair @ the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schachticoke. Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show, Buffalo Barfield, pick-up truck pull, Rising Star talent show, barnyard sing-along, midway rides, fried dough. Through Monday, September 6. 12noon. $10; children 13 and under free.

MUSIC: Michael Eck @ Keegan Ales, Kingston. Leaving behind his bandmates in Lost Radio Rounders and Ramblin Jug Stompers, Eck goes back to his maximum solo acoustic roots in support of his new album, “In My Shoes.” 7pm.

FAIR: Columbia County Fair, Chatham. Demolition derby, Racing Pigs & Hot Dogs, Columbia County’s Got Talent (Junior Division), amusement rides, fried dough. 3pm. $10; under 12 free.

MUSIC: Crosby, Stills & Nash @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Last Friday, the old guard supergroup found themselves in the unfamiliar – and rather unlikely – opening act slot for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at SPAC. Tonight, they reclaim headlining status for Tanglewood’s final pop concert of the summer. 7:30pm. $24-$96.

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