11/26/10: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Tony DeSare @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The homegrown jazz singer kicks off his annual three-show “Home for the Holiday” stand. 8pm. $45. (Also 8pm Saturday; 2pm Sunday)

MUSIC: Barefoot Truth @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. In support of their latest album, “Threads,” the New England rockers keep on rollin’. With Billy Keane. 8pm. $15, $25, $50.

COMEDY/MUSIC: John Valby @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Dr. Dirty shares the stage with Probing Digit. You probably don’t want to bring your mom to this show… 8pm. $13 in advance; $15 at the door.

MUSIC: Five Alpha Beatdown @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Yes, they’re back … from Iceland. With Tom McWatters & the Philoe Beddo Band and Guiltless Cult. 9pm.

MUSIC: Michael Feinstein @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The cabaret crooner takes on the Christmas season with his Winter Wonderland Big Band. Together they go “Swing…in’ the Holiday.” 8pm. $57, $82 ($102 includes reception with the artist).

MUSIC: Annie & the Hedonists @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Annie Rosen and her band can do it all – country, jazz, bluegrass, folk, blues and more. And they do it all real good, too. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.

MUSIC: Sludge Factory @ Savannah’s, Albany. Alice in Chains tribute band featuring Shadows Fall drum master Jason Bittner. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Chris Busone Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. In support of his new album, “The 9,” Busone and band charge into the new Dino. 10pm. FREE.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Acoustic blues by Holly & Evan at the Arts Center of the Capital Region; 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Grainbelt @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Garden Grill gone from the scene, the annual Grainbelt Black Friday Bash moves to Valentine’s. 6pm.

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