It’s Columbus Day, and we thought, “Hey let’s take the day off, too!” But before we do, here are a few entertainment suggestions for your holiday:
MUSIC: Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With their explosive debut album “Why There Are Mountains,” Staten Island’s CEG racked up dazzling reviews, indie kingpin status and comparisons to Built to Spill, Pavement, Modest Mouse and the Flaming Lips. They’re working on their sophomore effort now, so you might get a sneak peek from James Ferocious and the boys tonight. With Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned and If Madrid. 8pm. $10.
COMEDY/MUSIC: Jason Smith and Brian Patrick @ Villa Valenti Pub, Troy. Yes, it’s another Monday night mash-up hosted by the tireless Ralph Renna. Tonight comedian Smith will be supplying the laughs, while music writer/musician Patrick serves up some acoustic rock. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Liv Carrow and the Landlines @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. Hometown singer-songwriter Carrow covers the bases from underground folk to old-timey country, which should be a perfect match for this double-bill with fellow Hudsonians the Landlines, who got together last year, springing from the ashes of 81 Tranzam and The Whiskey Council. 8pm. FREE.
PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Ukulele Night @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Uke master Ron Gordon leads the monthly four-string revelry. Bring your own uke (or borrow one from Ron) and sit in. Or just sit back and enjoy the happy ukulele sounds. 7pm. FREE.