1/14/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: “Dee Dee Bridgewater’s To Billie with Love: A Celebration of Lady Day” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. 8pm. $30, $35, $39.

MUSIC: Session Americana @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: The Elvis Birthday Bash @ Daisy Baker’s, Troy. Mark Gamsjager and the rollicking Lustre Kings team up with Johnny Rabb and other special guests to pay tribute to the King of Rock & Roll. 10pm. $10.

RADIO: “A Tribute to Michael Brecker” @ WCDB-FM, Albany. Saxman Brian Patneaude join Bill McCann’s “Saturday Morning Edition of Jazz” to pay homage to the late great saxman Brecker. 8am-12noon.

MUSIC: Natalie Merchant @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. A benefit concert for WAMC-FM. With Elizabeth Mitchell & Daniel Littleton. 7:30pm. $75, $150.

MUSIC: Johnny Winter @ The Egg, Albany. The Texas guitarslinger and his band whip up a night of electric blues. With Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown. 7:30pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: Bebe Neuwirth @ Proctors, Schenectady. A cabaret-style evening of “Stories with Piano.” 8pm. $20, $35, $40, $45 & $50.

THEATER: “American Buffalo” @ the Kleinert James Arts Center, Woodstock. The Woodstock Players present David Mamet’s breakthrough drama directed by Tracy Carney and starring Lou Trapani, Carey Harrison and Alex Bennett. 8pm. $20; students and seniors $18. Also at 3pm Sunday.

MUSIC: Kevin & Kate McKrell @ McGeary’s, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: Jeff & Jane Hudson @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The pioneering electronic music duo play their first concert in years in celebration of the 30th anniversary re-issue of their album, “Flesh.” 8pm. $16; students $10.

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MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Night one of the annual Hair-a-Thon with giveaways and “Stump the Band.”

MUSIC: Khin Maung Toe @ Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. The Burmese singer-songwriter – who has recorded more than 20 albums in his musical career – makes a tour stop in Nippertown. 4pm. $30, $50.

MUSIC: The Lee Shaw Trio @ 74 State, Albany. Nippertown’s Queen of piano jazz. 8pm.

FILM: “White: A Memoir in Color” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A personal, emotional, multi-generational tale of director Joel Katz’s family told from a variety of autobiographical perspectives. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. 3:30pm. $10; students $7.50.

MUSIC: Matt Durfee @ Desolation Road Studios, Altamont. 7pm.

MUSIC: Public Noise Concern @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Charlie Don’t Surf, New Red Scare, Society High and White Trash Picnic. 9pm.

MUSIC: Da Flash Band @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Funky dance band led by seven-string guitarist Flash. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Loaded Mojo @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Fort Rooster, Bootleg and 7th Squeeze. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Jet Crash Billy @ Jillian’s, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: The Doc Scanlon Trio @ the Sunspot Cafe, Albany. 8:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Jeff Brisbin @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 9pm. FREE.

One Response to “1/14/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday”

  1. Mike says:

    Word is something ‘interesting’ happened at the Natalie Merchant concert in Pittsfield on Saturday night. Do you have any details? Something about a crazy guy and Natalie was afraid she was going to get shot??? Probably just blown out of proportion, but does anybody have any accurate info?

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