MUSIC: AKOUSMA @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Presenting international works across the spectrum of electronic music, this concert highlights selections from this year’s eighth annual AKOUSMA festival in Montréal. Pierre-Yves Macé (France), France Jobin (Canada), Horacio Vaggione (France/Argentina), and Louis Dufort (Canada) will be interpreting their works live over a 16-speaker system surrounding the audience. 8pm. $18; students and seniors $13. Win FREE TIX here…
MUSIC: TV On the Radio @ Skidmore College’s Williamson Sports & Recreation Center, Saratoga Springs. Hot on the heels of their latest release, “World Cafe Live,” (a five-song EP recorded back in May) and last week’s appearance on “The Tonight Show,” David Andrew Sitek leads the band in what may promise to be the college rock show of the year. 8pm. $25. Related story.
MUSIC: Sex Mob @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Putting the fun back in jazz, slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein celebrates his 50th birthday by leading his NYC-based band in a concert/party with special guests John Medeski and trombone master Roswell Rudd. 9pm. $20.
READINGS: Francine Prose and Dana Spiotta @ Art Omi Visitor’s Center, Ghent. Prose reads from her latest novel, “My New American Life,” while Siotta reads from “Stone Arabia.” 6pm.
MUSIC: Cuddle Magic @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Along with their usual bevy of acoustic instruments – including vibraphone, acoustic bass and bass clarinet – the band will be showcasing new compositions from their upcoming third album, “Info Nympho.” Sharing the bill is Railbird and Rosary Beard, so expect lots of musical interaction, too. 8pm. Related story.
MUSIC: Yellow Dubmarine @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Yeah, you probably guessed it from the name – the band’s new album is “Abbey Dub,” a reggae re-invention of “Abbey Road.” With Robanic. 9pm. $7.
BURLESQUE: Paradiso Burlesque @ Ristorante Paradiso, Albany. The debut of a new Roaring ’20s-themed evening hosted by Miss Roxi Tart, that will take place on the first Friday of each month. Doors open at 9pm. $12.