8/13/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: And the Wiremen @ the Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. The Brooklyn-based ensemble led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lynn Wright with trumpeter Paul Watson (Sparklehorse), bassist Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu) and longtime partner-in-crime, guitarist Jon Petrow (Cloudroom). 8pm. $5.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hudson Music Festival @ various locations, Hudson. Day Two of the mostly free fest with all kinds of music at venues all over the city. Highlights include the Landlines, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, Peter Sando, Holland Hopson, the Willie Amrod Band and Spike Priggens’ “Rock, Pop & Soul Video Rarities, 1962-1968.” More info here. 10am-12midnight. Mostly FREE.

MUSIC: Yarn @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Brooklyn-based, Schenectady-bred Americana. With Headband Jack. 9pm. $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Royal Family Affair @ Stratton Mountain, Bondville. Day Two of Soulive’s inaugural fest features Soulive, Big Gigantic, the Joys of Pimptime, Medeski/Deitch/Skerik, more. More info here and here. 1pm. $34.50 per day.

MUSIC: Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The jazz guitar duo stretches the repertoire from Bach and Mozart to Black Sabbath and Frank Zappa. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Bill Charlap @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. The piano man serves up an eclectic and dazzling solo performance. 8pm. $25, $40.

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s your last chance to catch the orchestra this summer, and conductor Bramwell Tovey and violinist Gil Shaham tackle an all-Tchaikovsky evening from “Swan Lake” to “The 1812 Overture,” complete with cannon, fireworks. 8pm. $31, $41.50, $49.50, $65.50, $72.50; lawn $20.

MUSIC: Singer-Songwriter Fest @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. Featuring M.R. Poulopoulos, Tom Lindsay, Matt Durfee and Michael Eck. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Atmosphere @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. The veteran indie hip-hopsters bring their Family Vacation Tour to town, with Evidence, Blueprint and Prof sharing the stage. Here’s our fave Atmosphere video… 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Slender Shoulders @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Balto and Eric Margan. 8pm.

MUSIC: Zach Deputy @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Sway @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Tommy Love leads the Rolling Stones tribute band. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Renee Lussier & Branchwater @ Powers Park, Troy. Country music. 6pm. FREE.

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