5/14/12: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Ray Wylie Hubbard @ The Linda, Albany. One of the great Texas troubadours makes a very rare Nippertown concert appearance. Yeah, he’s the guy who wrote the classic “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother,” but so much more, too. 8pm. $17. More info and videos here…

MUSIC: The Dirt Daubers @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With the Slaughterhouse Chorus. 8pm. $10. Enter to win a pair of FREE TIX here.

MUSIC: Ingrid Michaelson @ The Egg, Albany. With Scars on 45. 8pm. $25. UPDATE: This show is sold out.

MUSIC: Justin Townes Earle @ Pearl Street, Northampton. With Tristen. 8pm. $20. Read concert review from MASS MoCA, 3/10/12…

STORYTELLING: Storytelling Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With featured storyteller Janet Carter. 7pm. $3.

MUSIC: The Willy Amrod Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. It’s a CD release party. No, it’s a birthday party. Wait, you’re both right. Funky roots-rocker Amrod is throwing a double-barrelled party with special guests Fred Wesley (James Brown’s band) and Frankie Gadler (NRBQ). The evening will also be captured with a live video shoot. 8pm. $15.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Ukulele Night @ the Moon & River, Schenectady. Ron Gordon leads uke enthusiasts. Come to play or just listen… 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Tragedy @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The veteran Portland, Oregon punks roar into town headlining a bill that also features Born Low, Neutron Rats and Maggot Brain. 7pm. $10.

PARTICIPATORY FILM: “Grease Sing-Along” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Call it cinematic karaoke. Join in the fun as you flashback to the ’50s with Sandy and Danny, the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies. 7pm. $7; kids $5.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes & Blaze @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The F & G Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Led by vocalist Sandra Taylor, the soul-blues band roars into town in support of their debut album, “Grease Up Yo’ Strutt.” 8pm. FREE.

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