9/26/11: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Drag the River @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s Punk Rock Monday, and tonight they’re serving up a whole lotta rough, raw, raucous twang. With Lenny Lashley and local roots punksters the Slaughterhouse Chorus. 8pm.

BURLESQUE: The Bing Bamboo Room @ Savannah’s/Dublin Underground, Albany. Emcee Guy Smiley and a parade of gals, comics and who-knows-what. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Bruce Katz Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The keyboardist has released 6 CDs as a leader and has appeared on nearly 70 other CDs with the likes of Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Little Milton, Jimmy Witherspoon, John Hammond, David “Fathead” Newman and many others. In addition to leading his own band, he is currently a member of the Gregg Allman Band and the John Hammond Band and performs with Delbert McClinton as well. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Monday Jazz” @ Taylor Music Center’s Emerson Auditorium at Union College, Schenectady. The first in a four-concert series exploring the evolution of jazz, featuring Tim Olsen leading some of Nippertown’s top players. 3:05pm. FREE.

TALK: Dr. Alvin Zak @ Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady. The author, songwriter and UAlbany music professor reads from and discusses his book, “I Don’t Sound Like Nobody: Remaking Music in 1950’s America.” 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Homemade Rockets @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “Battleship Potemkin” @ Proctors, Schenectady. With live organ accompaniment by Avery Tunningley. 7pm. $12; seniors & students $10.

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