4/27/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

FILM/MUSIC: “We Have An Anchor” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The premiere of Jem Cohen’s EMPAC-commissioned project – a documentary-based hybrid built from film footage of Nova Scotia, various texts and live music by an all-star indie band featuring members of Fugazi, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Dirty Three, Silver Mt. Zion, more – is a visual and sonic exploration of place. 8pm. $18. (More info here…)

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The band throws a serious party to celebrate the release of their new disc, “Lock & Key.” With an all-star supporting cast of opening acts, including Mirk, MaryLeigh & the Fauves and Closer Still. 9pm. $8.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: Level Festival @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Experimental electronic music happenings from Matthew Carefully, Evidence, Bubblyfish and Extreme Animals as part of the opening reception for the game-culture art exhibition “Level.” 4-10pm. FREE. (More info and schedule here…)

THEATER/FILM/MUSIC: Vox Lumiere’s Metropolis @ Proctors, Schenectady. An electrifying multimedia adventure that fuses the classic 1927 silent film “Metropolis” with a new live rock score and a stage show. 8pm. $20, $30 & $40.

MUSIC: The Spampinato Brothers @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Joey & Johnny used to be in NRBQ, right? Yeah. And wasn’t Johnny in the Incredible Casuals? Yup. Are they still that good on their own. Oh, you betcha… 8pm. $10.

FILM: “The Fairy” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A film by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy that tells the tale of hotel night-shift worker Dom who meets a barefoot woman named Fiona who tells him she is a fairy, and grants him three wishes. However, before she is able to grant the third wish, she mysteriously disappears. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art, music, fun, food, shopping and all kinds of other great stuff… 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Max Creek’s 41st Anniversary Creekend @ the Fort William Henry Hotel, Lake George. 41 years together?!? Oh yeah, that’s cause for a celebration. With Capital Zen. 8pm. $25. (More info here…)

MUSIC: Christine Santelli @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The blues-rockin’ Clifton Park native heads back to Nippertown with her band for a homecoming show in support of her new acoustic album, “Dragonfly.” 8:30pm. $12.

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FILM: “The Battle of Algiers” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. One of the most influential political films in history, director Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 classic “The Battle of Algiers” vividly recreates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Fun. @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. “We Are Young.” What more do you need to know? With Miniature Tigers. 8pm. NOTE: This show is sold out.

MUSIC: The Doornails @ Smith’s Tavern, Cohoes. 8pm.

MUSIC: Wendy Young @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The harpsichordist offers a solo recital featuring the works of Bach and Scarlatti. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “Some Like It Hot” @ Proctors, Schenectady. QFest continues with Billy Wilder’s 1959 classic. 7:30pm. $8.

MUSIC: Mike Agranoff @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A full-service folkster. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.

MUSIC: The Commander Cody Band @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The piano-pounding honky tonker brings his band – guitarist Mark Emerick, drummer Steve Barbuto, pedal steel guitarist Chris Olsen and bassist Randy Bramwell – to Pauly’s for two sets. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Steve Kroon Sextet @ Union College’s Emerson Auditorium, Schenectady. Presented by Jazz/Latino, Inc., the powerhouse percussionist leads his Afro-Cuban band in concert. 8pm. $20; seniors and students $10.

MUSIC: The Sean Jones Group @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. The jazz trumpeter and his band share the stage with the Williams College Jazz Ensemble directed by Andy Jaffe. 8pm. FREE.

ART: Alejandro Borsani’s “Golden Hour” @ RPI’s West Hall Art Gallery, Troy. A light installation that appropriates real-time live video from webcams around the world and extracts the color information of each location in the last hour of sunlight of the day. This color information is then mapped into a grid of 70 RGB lights in the exhibition space, reflecting on the limits of perception in the apprehension of subtle change and the blurring process of digital technologies in representing these natural processes. 5-9pm. FREE.

FILM: “Erotikon” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Swedish director Mauritz Stiller’s 1920 silent film – with live musical accompaniment by pianist Mike Schiffer – is a pioneering sex comedy in which an entomologist who specializes in the sex life of bugs becomes infatuated with his own niece, while his wife embarks on extramarital affairs with a dashing aviator and a brooding sculptor. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Trio @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Pinkalicious, the Musical” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Foothills Family Productions presents the region’s premiere of the one-act musical based on the popular children’s book. 2pm. $10; children 12 and under $5.

MUSIC: The Backburners @ New World Home Cooking, Saugerties. Roots rock jam band. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Bronx Wanderers @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. A tribute to the music of Dion & the Belmonts, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, the Bee Gees, the Beatles and others. 8pm. $15, $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Azzaam Hameed Duo @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

One Response to “4/27/12: Today’s Tips: Friday”

  1. J Hunter says:

    If you’ve got the time and the gas and you love jazz (or are just curious), drive on up to Williamstown for Sean Jones! One of the best young players & composers in the genre. Joe Bob sez, “Check it out!”

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