8/11/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: The Paul McKenna Band @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Singer and multi-instrumentalist McKenna leads his band in a concert of traditional and original Scottish folk songs. 8 pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Wood Brothers @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Chris Wood (of Medeski, Martin & Wood) and his brother Oliver showcase their new album, “Smoke Ring Halo.” With Gabe Dixon. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Young Dubliners @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Rousing Celtic rockers. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. With Giancarlo Guerrero conducting and Gabriela Montero at the piano, the orchestra offers “From Russia With Love,” featuring Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5. 8pm. $31, $41.50, $49.50, $65.50, $72.50; lawn $20.

THEATER/MUSIC: Tommy Tune’s “Steps in Time: A Broadway Biography in Song and Dance” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Nine-time Tony Award-winning song and dance man teams up with the Manhattan Rhythm Kings for a one-night-only tour stop. 7:30pm. $25, $45, $65; VIP $100.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Tawasentha Park’s Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland. Bluegrass and wry tunes from their new album, “No Questions Asked.” 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings at Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo, Melrose. Revved-up rockabilly from Mark Gamsjager and the boys. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Charmboy @ Waterford Public Library, Waterford. The hard rocking, psychedelic band showcases selections from their new album, “Let It Feed.” PS: It’s also bassist Sarah Clark’s birthday! 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Altar Boyz” @ Emmanuel-Friedens Church, Schenectady. Our Own Productions presents the foot-stomping musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the final night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour. Directed by Norman Eick. 7:30pm. $10.

THEATER: “The Andrews Brothers” @ the Theater Barn, New Lebanon. It’s opening night for this swinging tribute to the music of World War II. 8pm. $24. Through Sunday, August 21.

MUSIC: Skeletons in the Piano @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Alt-rock meets art-rock. With Jesus Christ & the Hallucinogenic Allstars, Purifier, Electric Mammoth. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Collette & the Mudcats @ Taste, Albany. Blues rockin’… 6:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Al Haugen Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Jazz accordion. 7pm. FREE.

One Response to “8/11/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday”

  1. Andy M. says:

    Don’t forget the Underground Comedy Open mic at 7:30 and Bandaoke sing-a-long with The Ruddys at 9:00 at Savannah’s!

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