10/3/11: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Jackson Browne @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The quintessential sensitive, ’70s singer-songwriter is back for his second annual fall concert at the Palace – this one a solo acoustic affair. 7:30pm. $39.50, $44.50, $49.50, $64.50.

READING/FILM: William Kennedy @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Nippertown’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist reads from his new book, “Changó’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes,” the tale of Albany journalist Daniel Quinn and his unpredictable Cuban wife Renata, during the turbulent ’50s and ’60s. Also a screening of the new WMHT-produced, 30-minute documentary “William Kennedy’s Prohibition Story,” about ganster-bootlegger Jack “Legs” Diamond during the tumultuous period of Prohibition in Albany. 7:30pm screening; 8pm reading. FREE. NOTE: Kennedy will also offer a seminar at UAlbany’s Campus Center Ballroom at 4:15pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Old Man Markley @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The Los Angeles punk-bluegrass collective makes their Nippertown debut in support of their Fat Wreck Chords album “Guts ‘N Teeth.” With Americana combo Henry’s Rifle (featuring members of the Killerados and the Slaughterhouse Chorus) and Albany punks New Red Scare. 8pm. $7.

READING: Joyce Carol Oates @ Bard College’s Olin Auditorium, Annandale-On-Hudson. One of the country’s most influential authors of fiction and essays will read from her recently published book, “Sourland.” 4pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Shenandoah Davis @ the 1st Street Ballroom, 190 1st St., Troy. Nippertown’s newest pop-up performance venue is the second floor ballroom of this Victorian row house in Troy’s historic Washington Park neighborhood, and Seattle singer-songwriter Davis is first up on the calendar. With the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Sarah Puig. Snacks will be provided. Bring your own beverage. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Yes, they’re back from IBMA’s Bluegrass Week in Nashville, and they’re ready to pick once again for their first Monday of the month residency at McG’s. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kate Taylor @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Quite the musical family, those Taylors. James, Livingston the Alex. But don’t forget Kate, whose roots roots run deep in the literate folk, pop and Appalachian stylings that comprise her family’s musical legacy. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER ON FILM: “One Man, Two Guvnors” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. 7pm. $15; children 12 and under $12.

MUSIC: Matchstick Architects @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The alt-country duo of Dar Maloney and Tom Conklin. With Anath. 8pm. FREE.

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