1/21/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Chandler Travis Three-O @ the Ale House, Troy. Travis and his ever-changing crew is back as the Three-O in support of their new digital single, “Angry Drunk People Shut Up” and “January.” 9pm. $7. Related story.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch & Friends @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A benefit for the Community Hospice Africa Partnership, Jaklitsch’s annual charity concert at the Caffe will feature such friends as Bobby Long on guitar; Michael Eck on mandolin; and Bill Flynn on percussion. With Amy Collins. 8pm. $18. Related story; related story.

DANCE: Darrah Carr Dance @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. A unique blend of traditional Irish step and contemporary modern dance. 8pm. $16; students $10.

MUSIC: Emma Torncello @ The Linda, Albany. Ralph Renna hosts the CD release party for Torncello’s excellent debut disc, “I’m Lucky,” featuring an all-star line-up of local musicians backing her up. With Sly Fox & the Hustlers and Breaking News. 7:30pm. $12. Related story.

MUSIC: Aimee Mann @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Superb pop singer-songwriter. With Ivan & Alyosha. 9pm. $35 & $50 (both sold out); standing room $25.

MUSIC: Biz Markie @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. One of the pioneers of hip-hop, the Biz-meister’s music magic includes a long solo career, as well as recordings with everyone from the Rolling Stones to the Beastie Boys. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Stray Dogs @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Bad Boys of Broadway” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Featuring Shuler Hensley and Jonathan Tunick. 8pm. $30, $35, $39; students and children $15. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. ASO is joined by pianist Terrence Wilson for an evening of Copland, Bernstein, Barber and Michael Daugherty. 7:30pm. $17-$52.

MUSIC: Plug in Stereo @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With the Scene Aesthetic, Romance On a Rocketship and the Summer Switch. 7:30pm. $12.

BURLESQUE: SPAM: Scooter Pie at Midnight @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. 12midnight. $5.

MUSIC: Hip-Hop Showcase @ the Garage at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring Nostalgia and Brooklyn35. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Jody Shayne Trio @ Provence at Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany. Jazz vocal trio. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The Hair-a-Thon continues… 8pm.

MUSIC: Doc Scanlon’s Rhythm Boys @ Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. Swing dance party. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Bassland @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Let’s go dub-steppin’ with DJ Project, Vudoo Runner, Lazer Bass, Static Groove, DJ vs VJ and Tier 1. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: Aquanett @ Jillian’s, Albany. ’80s tribute band. 10pm. $10.

MUSIC: Nine Votes Short @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Dead Ellington, Charlie Don’t Surf and Heroes and Martyrs. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake. Jazz singer accompanied by Peg & Bill Delaney. 7:30pm.

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