7/23/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Motley Crue @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. With Poison and the New York Dolls. Old school glam from David Jo, Sylvain and their new recruits meets the not-quite-as-old glam of Vince Neil, Bret Michaels and the boys. 7pm. $49.50, $69.50 and $95.00 for reserved amphitheater seats; $26 for lawn general admission.

MUSIC: Dr. John & the Lower 911 @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The great New Orleans pianist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer brings the funky Crescent City sound to the Berkshires. 8pm. $55, $70.

FUNDRAISER: Not-So-Silent Auction @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. A silent auction of goods and services from Nippertown artists and businesses to benefit the Living Walls: Albany project, designed to raise awareness about the use of public space. 7pm.

MUSIC: Bang On a Can @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The annual “Banglewood” summer festival turns its attention to the rich catalog of compositions by the great John Adams, including a “John Adams: Music and Mastery” (a talk with Bang On a Can’s co-founder David Lang) at 2:30pm, a gallery recital of Adams’ music at 4:30pm and a full concert of his music – including “Gnarly Buttons,” “Shaker Loops,” “Scratchband” and “American Standard” – at 8pm.

MUSIC: Lucinda Williams @ Mountain Park, Holyoke. In support of her latest album, “Blessed,” the Americana queen kicks off the summer concert season at Mountain Park. With Amos Lee. 7pm. $30, $45, $55.

MUSIC: David Calarco’s Jazz Conclave @ Justin’s, Albany. 9:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Boreal Tordu @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Original music of Acadian-Maineiacs. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: Mirk @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Sly Fox & the Hustlers. 9pm. $3.

Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Main Street Gazebo, Salem. 11am-1pm. FREE.
The Killer B’s @ Powers Park, Troy. A tribute to the Allman Brothers. 6pm. FREE.
The Nancy Walker Trio @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. 7pm. FREE.
Ernie Williams @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.
The Tom Healey Band @ the Orchard, Albany. 7pm.
Joe Lowry & the Second Mile Blues Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

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