MUSIC: Lauren Ambrose & the Leisure Class @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. Yes, that Lauren Ambrose, who played art student Claire Fisher on “Six Feet Under.” And, yes, she would be enough to get us there all by herself. But she’s got a crack band featuring members of the Hunger Mountain Boys and the Two Man Gentleman Band, and they dig into some mighty fine New Orleans-roots jazz ‘n’ more. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Savannah’s, Albany. Your genial host Ralph Renna kicks off the new year with a rollicking triple bill featuring Sly Fox & the Hustlers, Rob Skane and Cornbred. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: 7 Walkers @ Pearl Street, Northampton. Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and Meters bassmaster George Porter Jr. lead the New Orleans-inspired funkin’ jamstars. 9pm. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.