BURLESQUE: Scooter Pie at Midnight @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s a Hair Metal Holiday celebration with Baby Dead Girl, Bella Vendetta, Draven Star, Lily Allure, Marie ReMoan, Noelle Reign and NYC’s own Minnie Tonka (of the Schlep Sisters). 12midnight. $5.
MUSIC: “Melodies of Christmas” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s the 31st anniversary of the annual holiday extravaganza featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra, Youth Choral, the Northeast Ballet, the Orlando School of Dance, Arthur DeLuke and the roots-rockin’ Professor Louie & the Crowmatix. Proceeds benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. 7pm. $25. (Through Sunday)
MUSIC: The Commander Cody Band @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The piano pounding’ Commander always brings the roadhouse honky-tonkin’ boogie woogie. With Stewart James & the Memphis Flyers. 7pm. $15 in advance; $18 at the door.
MUSIC: “Ghosts of Hardcore Past” @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s tribute time once again. Anal Warhead cover the Germs. Cancer takes on the Beastie Boys. Bourbon Scum digs into the Johnny Thunders songbook. Slackjaw tackles the Stooges. And lots more… 7pm.
MUSIC: Pat Travers @ the Fuller Roadhouse Grill, Colonie. The Canadian guitarslinger uncorked his debut album back in 1976, and he’s been cranking it out ever since. With Joe Roy Jackson and the John Morse Band. 7pm.
MUSIC: “Sing Solstice” @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. Magpie and Kim & Reggie Harris lead the traditional celebration of the season. With Ade Knowles & Ensemble Congeros and the Pokingbrook Morris Dancers. 7:30pm. $24.