12/18/10: Today’s Tips: Saturday

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: “Kevin McKrell’s Christmas Show” @ The Linda, Albany. With Brian Melick, Doug Moody, Katie McKrell and Seth Warden. 8pm. $15.

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.

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MUSIC: Job For a Cowboy @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. With Skeletonwitch, Misery Index, Trap Them, Israfel and Sexcrement. 7pm. $12 in advance; $14 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: Paranoid Social Club @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Skeletons in the Piano and Phillips Head. 8pm. $10.

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: The Arch Stanton Quartet @ the Midtown Tap & Tea Room, Albany. A special holiday jazz show with guest vocalist Michelle Caminos joining in the festivities. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The McKrells’ Christmas Show @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 2pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Zucchini Brothers @ The Egg, Albany. The holidays are all about the kids, and no Nippertown band does kids’ music like Jack (guitar), Steve (keyboards) and Sam (drums). 2pm. $12.

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.

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