1/5/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday

January 5th, 2012, 9:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Chris O’Brien @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. With Joe Crookston. 7pm. $13.

MUSIC: The Hearing Aides @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Brian Patrik leads his band into Valentine’s. With Krowe and Immune Friction. 8pm.

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MUSIC: “You Are Here” @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for the Theater & Dance @ Williamstown. The I/0 Festival 2012 kicks off with guest ensemble Times Two (trumpeter Thomas Bergeron and percussionist Candy Chiu) performing premieres by Lukas Ligeti, David Kechley and Jacob Walls. Also featured are works by Ileana Perez Velázquez, Laone Thekiso, Hong-Da Chin, Mauricio Kagel and Nick Brooke. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “After Hours: Disquiet” @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theater & Dance, Williamstown. The I/O Fest continues with a program of ethereal late night music at the edge of consciousness performed by the I/O Ensemble, including Morton Feldman’s “Why Patterns?” and David Lang’s “Little Eye.” Silent Isle also performs. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mark Baptiste @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. The Delanson singer-songwriter returns to M&R. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Tommy Verrigni Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Dirk Quinn Band @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: DJ BFG @ the Garage at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Dance party grooves from disco to dubstep. 9pm. FREE.