MUSIC: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The Boss is back with his re-constituted E Street Band, as they rumble into town with their Wrecking Ball World Tour. 7:30pm. $41, $71, $101. See also: Little Steven Van Zandt, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?
– from Detroit on Thursday, April 12
MUSIC: Groovilation @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Over the course of his long career veteran drummer Harvey Sorgen has played with Hot Tuna, Ahmad Jamal, Michelle Shocked, Paul Simon, Dewey Redman, Dave Douglas, David Sancious, Julius Hemphill, Zakir Hussain, Neil Rolnick, Anthony Braxton, Bruce Hornsby, Derek Trucks, Phil Lesh, Levon Helm, Bill Frisell, Carlos Santana, Gregg Allman and oh-so-many more. Tonight he celebrates his birthday with an all-star combo featuring keyboardist Pete Levin, guitarist Jimmy Eppard and bassist Steve Rust. 8pm. FREE.
READINGS: Saint Poem Reading Series @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. As part of the week-long Albany Word Fest, poet R.M. Engelhardt hosts the monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word, this time around featuring a tribute to the life and work of ee cummings. 8pm.
MUSIC: The Chamber Jazz Ensemble @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. 8pm. FREE.
FILM: “She Stoops to Conquer” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy, first performed in London in 1773, is presented by London’s National Theatre. 7pm. $15; children 12 and under $12.
MUSIC: Carousel Kings @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The Lancaster, PA neo-pop-punksters land in Nippertown in support of their new disc, “A Slice of Heaven.” With Major League, Auburn, Darling Parade, Par 6, Streetlights at Midnight, Like Lions. 6pm.