8/26/11: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: The Hearing Aides @ the Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. Bandleader Brian Patrik (the nom de rock of The Daily Gazette music writer Brian McElhiney) and his mates celebrate the release of their debut album, “Go Deaf With the Hearing Aides!” Bennington’s Immune Friction and uke-strummin’ singer-songwriter Olivia Quillio open. 8pm. FREE. Related story.

MUSIC: Sea of Trees @ Design It Together, Troy. Dylan Palazzo and the rest of the band celebrate the release of their new book/CD “Fletcher and the Hendersons” with an acoustic performance. With Todd Is New Each Moment. 8:30pm. FREE. Related story.

MUSIC: Roomful of Teeth @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The extraordinary vocal ensemble led by Williams College’s Brad Wells, continues its tradition of bringing together singing styles from around the world. The ensemble will be joined by composer-in-residence Merrill Garbus, who has captivated the indie music world with her current project, tUnE-YarDs. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Holmes Brothers @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Yeah, the big blues festival is down at Hunter Mt. this weekend, but the best blues show of the week might be right here in Hudson. Mix in a little sou and gospel, and they’re simply glorious. 9pm. $25. Related story.

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Yet another Chandler Travis musical permutation – featuring Travis on guitar and vocals, string bassist John Clark, jack-of-all-trades (but especially saxophonist, keyboardist and clarinetist) Berke McKelvey. And of course, the vibrant vocals of Fred Boak, aka the Valet. What good is a Three-O with only three people? 8pm. $20. Related story.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bluestock Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. It’s Day One of the three-day blues fest with Elvin Bishop, Tab Benoit, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Trampled Underfoot, Bob Margolin and more. 5pm. No single-day tix for today; three-day tix are $139. Related story.

MUSIC: Polkadot Cadaver @ Bogie’s, Albany. The dizzying avant-metal/experimental rock band from Baltimore roars into town in support of their new album, “Sex Offender.” With Downtown Brown, East Wind, Selfish Needy Creatures, Young Malk, Altez, DJ Tone. 7pm. $10.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Lots of great visual art, music, fun and food. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Charles Neville & Avery Sharpe @ the Plainfield Congregational Church, Plainfield, Mass. The Neville Brothers’ saxman and the sublime jazz bassist team up to headline a benefit for the Old Creamery Co-op. With Swing Caravan. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Prodigals @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Funky Celtic folksters. Irish rockers. Jig-punksters. However you describe ’em, you’re sure to have a great time. 9:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Baseball Project @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Yeah, the all-star rockers cancelled their Bearsville Theater show earlier this week, so this is as close as they’re gonna get this time around. With the wonderful winterpills. 7pm. $18. Related story.

MUSIC: The Tichy Boys @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The fab father-and-son roots rollicking tandem of John and Graham Tichy. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kittie @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. This Kittie don’t purr; they roar. With Dirge Within, Diamond Plate, Tides of Tangiers, the Power and Abandon Me! 6:30pm. $14.

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