3/6/12: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: The Magnetic Fields @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Stephin Merrit and his cohorts kick off their tour in Hudson, in celebration of today’s release of their new album, “Love at the Bottom of the Sea.” With Bachelorette. 8pm. $30. UPDATE: This show is sold out.

MUSIC: The Rising Stars Concert @ The Egg, Albany. Three of today’s top up-and-coming country music singers – Brent Anderson, J.T. Hodges and Kip Moore – join forces for a Nashville triple-header. 7:30pm. $17, $22, $27.

READING: Steven Milhauser @ Skidmore College Palamountain Hall’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The award-winning novelist and Skidmore professor will read from his latest book, “We Others: New and Selected Stories.” 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Filter @ Jillian’s, Albany. Vocalist-guitarist Robert Patrick is keepin’ the ’90s alt-rockers rollin’. With a whole slew of opening acts, including the Lost Sons, Karma’s Army, Museum Guards and Menew. 7pm. $20.

TALK/FILM: Kathy High @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The bio-artist will offer a lecture, followed by the screening of the new video documentary, “Death Down Under,” death, decay and eco-friendly or ‘green’ burials. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 21st century big band jazz. 9pm. FREE.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Sign-up at 7pm; open mic at 7:30pm; poetry slam at 8pm. $5; students $3.

FILM/DISCUSSION: Samita Sinha @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A presentation and conversation on “The America Project” and a screening of the film, “Finding the 51st (dream) State.” 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Revue with Sarah Fimm @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. New Paltz’s Year On a Mountain kicks things off at 8:30pm. Host/artist Fimm takes the stage with Sara Lee and Manuel Quintana at 9:30pm. And Boston pop-rockers You Won’t take over the spotlight at 10:30pm, in support of their new album, “Skeptic Goodbye.” 8:30pm. $5.

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