1/19/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: “Music Delivers” @ the Barrel Saloon, Albany. A benefit concert for Meals on Wheels, featuring Charmboy, Skunk Hostage & the Bomb Inspectors, the Slaughterhouse Chorus, Henry’s Rifle, Palatypus, Harry Strole, Don Ferber and Marc Clayton. 7pm.

RECEPTION/MUSIC: Grand opening reception @ the Irish American Heritage Museum, Albany. With music by Hair of the Dog. 6pm. $25 suggested donation. Related story.

MUSIC: Black Taxi @ Jillian’s, Albany. The Brooklyn Rockers return to town, this time is support of their brand new album, “We Don’t Know Any Better,” which was released on Tuesday. With Wild Adriatic and Around the World and Back. 7pm. $12. Related story.

READING: Susan Barnett @ the Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany. The producer and host of the public radio show “51% The Women’s Perspective,” reads from her recently published collection of short stories, “The View From Outside.” 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Singer/Songwriter Showcase @ the Garage at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring Billy Keane, Chris Merenda and Pat Gochez. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kevin & Kate McKrell @ Powers Irish Pub, Clifton Park. 6pm.

TALK: Philip Rickey @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Philip Rickey offers a talk about his father, world-renowned kinetic sculpture artist George Rickey, whose works adorn several downtown Albany streets. 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Room for Milk @ the Rose & Kettle, Cherry Valley. Acoustic jazz/swing trio featuring guitarist Dan Sedia, bassist Pete Murphy and mandolinist Dan Johnson.

READINGS: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Dan Wilcox hosts the monthly open mic for poets with featured reader Anthony Bernini. Sign-up at 7pm; reading at 7:30pm. $3.

MUSIC: Blackdog @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Council Fire. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Monster Movie @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Bourbon Scum and Krowe. Three bands for just $3. 8pm.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt & Friends @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

TELEVISION: “Our Town Schenectady” @ WMHT-TV. Stories told by Schenectady residents using their personal video cameras and designed to reveal the heritage, personalities and unique characteristics that make the Electric City distinct. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Patti Melita & Nat Phipps @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Hot Coffee” @ The Linda, Albany. 6pm. $6.

MUSIC: Rich Ortiz @ Athos, Albany. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Steve Candlen @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Running the River @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 8pm. FREE.

One Response to “1/19/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday”

  1. Both of Black Taxi’s openers, the locals Wild Adriatic & Around the World and Back, are worth checking out.

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