10/6/10: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Yeah, “Chrissie” is Chrissie Hynde. Acoustic. What more do you need to know? With Amy Correia. 8pm. $29, $35.

FILM/MUSIC: “Nowhere Boy” with the Quarrymen @ The Egg, Albany. It’s two-for-one: A preview screening of Sam Taylor-Wood’s new film chronicling John Lennon’s childhood and the formation of his first band, the Quarrymen, who will perform live in concert following the movie. The film stars Aaron Johnson and Kirsten Scott-Thomas. 7pm. $18. (Also, $40 VIP tickets, which include at 6pm reception with the Quarrymen.)

MUSIC/PARTICIPATORY: The Best Damn Open Mic Ever @ McGeary’s, Albany. Slowly, the regular Lark Tavern traditions have drifted downtown to McGeary’s, which is now managed by Lark Tavern owner Tess Collins. Tonight marks the return of the Best Damn Open Mic Ever with the usual array of hosts: MotherJudge, Albie and Bob Buckley. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Steel Magnolia @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Their debut album won’t be released til January, but the country music duo of Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones are already riding high as winners of season of the TV singing competition, “Can You Duet.” Heck, they’ve already sung at the Grand Ole Opry. 8:30pm. $17.

MUSIC: Uncle Earl @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Led Zep’s John Paul Jones produced the latest album for the fabulous, all-woman, old-timey country music band. Uncle Earl’s co-founding member Amanda Kowalski is back on bass. With Zac Johnson & the Yankee Entertainer. 7pm. $18.

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