1/14/11: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Arrival @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Direct from Sweden, the ABBA tribute band sings “Fernando,” “Dancing Queen” and the rest of the irresistible pop classics. 8pm. $20, $25, $31, $35; students $15.

MUSIC: The River Rats @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The punk foursome formerly known as SlackJaw celebrates the release of their debut album, “Rock City Falls,” with a serious party and performance. Doors open at 8pm.

FILM: “Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A documentary film by Kenneth Bowser is a timely tribute to a great American songwriter, whose career ended all too soon. 5:30pm. $7; students $5. (Through Sunday, January 23)

MUSIC: Antje Duvekot @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The German-born singer-songwriter has racked up a bunch of awards – including Kerrville New Folk Competition’s Best New Folk Award, Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act and Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. With opening act Kayla Ringelheim. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.

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MUSIC: Yarn @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Schenectady native Blake Christiana plays a homecoming show with his urban alt-country combo. 8pm. $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

MUSIC: The Elvis Birthday Bash @ the Skytop Steakhouse, Kingston. It’s the annual launch of the rockin’ new year and a celebration of the music of the King of Rock & Roll. Featuring Mark Gamsjager & the Lustre Kings with Johnny Rabb. 9pm.

MUSIC: Ollabelle @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. Gospel-steeped roots/Americana band co-fronted by vocalists Amy Helm (daughter of Levon) and Fiona McBain. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Bayside @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. They’re about to drop their debut album for Wind-Up Records next month. It’s called “Killing Time,” you can expect a preview tonight. With the Sleeping, Terrible Things and State Champs. 7:30pm. $13 in advance; $15 at the door.

FUNDRAISING PARTY: Adirondack Theatre Festival Winter Benefit @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Food and drink. Silent and live auctions. Music by Hats & Shades. 7pm. $65-$170.

MUSIC: Ten Year Vamp and Lunic @ Jillian’s, Albany. With Silversyde and the Emeralds of July. They’re billing this one as “Rock Chicks Fix Night.” 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Cruudeuces @ the Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Experimental music. With Fossils From the Sun, Parashi and Xanthocephalus. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Lee Shaw Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Sublime piano jazz. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ernie Williams @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Blues & BBQ! Albany’s Ambassador of the Blues re-teams with guitarslinger David Malachowski, who has just returned from a tour of Japan. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Northern Water Snake and Wounded Buffalo Theory. Doors open at 7pm.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ the Jonesville Store, Clifton Park. Acoustic blues duo. 6:30pm. FREE.

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