9/8/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: The Warren Haynes Band @ Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Gov’t Mule. The Allman Brothers. The Dead. Even firing up his hellacious six-string for three bands obviously ain’t enough for tireless guitarslinger Haynes, who roars into Northampton in support of his new, soul-soaked solo album, “Man in Motion.” 8pm. $28.

MUSIC: Toby Keith @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The country superstar brings his Locked & Loaded Tour to town with Eric Church and J.T. Hodges opening the show. 7pm. $49.75 & $75; lawn $29.50. Related story.

MUSIC: Johnny A. @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The ace Boston-based guitarslinger rips it up at the Glass in support of his latest live CD/DVD release, “One November Night.” 8pm. $20; VIP $25. Related story.

MUSIC: Amy Collins & Friends @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Singer-songwriter Collins and her musical pals serve up an evening of sparkling folk, pop and Celtic music. 8pm. FREE. Related story.

DANCE PARTY: Dayglow BLU Tour @ Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. Ah, the 21st century college mixer… complete with oodles of shot-from-guns, splashed-on paint and black lights. UPDATE: Sold out.

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

FILM: “Bobby Fischer Against the World” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Filmmaker Liz Garbus’ documentary explores the life and times of the enigmatic chess genius. Your move… 5:30pm. $7; students $5. Through Saturday, September 17.

MUSIC: BioDiesel @ Red Square, Albany. Drummer Johnny Rabb (no, not our Johnny Rabb), bassist Clay Parnell and a whole lotta fancy technology. With the Manhattan Project. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Rodfather @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Funk ‘n’ soul ‘n’ more… With Playing With Sound and Exovox. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Misty Jazz Kats @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. Jazz quartet featuring vocalist Linda “Gigi” Harrison. 7pm. FREE.

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