12/23/11: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Jewmongous @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An evening of unkosher comedy songs led by Sean Altman, a founding member of the fab a cappella group Rockapella. With NYC songstress Cynthia Kaplan. 8pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door; student rush $5.

MUSIC: Super 400 @ Revolution Hall at Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. Ralph Renna hosts a Festivus celebration. With the Charlie Watts Riots and Fort Rooster. 8pm. $8 & a non-perishable food item or two.

MUSIC: The McKrells Christmas Show @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Ben McGrath @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. It’s a holiday party! With Kyle Miller, Chris Kovel and Mike Campana. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Ghosts of Hardcore Past” @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s hardcore tribute night with Bourbon Scum covering Slaughter & the Dogs; Slaughterhouse Chorus does NOFX; Girls of Porn does TSOL; Fellas do Bikini Kill; and lots more… You get the idea. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Muswell Hillbillies @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The Kinks preservationists and 10-piece tribute kollective go all the way back with this career-spanning set covering 20 years of Davies greatness, from “You Really Got Me” and “Till the End of the Day” to later klassics “Picture Book,” “Victoria” and many others. 7pm. $15.

FILM: “It’s a Wonderful Life” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 7pm. $5; kids 14 and under $3.

MUSIC: Bert Pagano & the Big Idea @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Matt Cusson @ the Berkshire Theatre Festival’s Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Spurs @ Bogie’s Steak & Ale, Great Barrington. Classic country western. 9pm.

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