And, they’re off…
MUSIC: David Malachowski & the Woodstock Allstars @ Riverfront Park, Athens. Guitarslinger Malachowski leads a truly all-star ensemble, featuring organist Pete Levin, drummer Gary Burke, bassist Mike Vecseglia, vocalist Machan Taylor, pianist Daniel A. Weiss, harmonicat Dennis Gruenling and saxman Erik Lawrence… plus, well, you never know who might join in. 7pm. FREE. ALSO READ: Concert Review from 7/29/11.
MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ the Gypsy Joynt, Great Barrington. After a long string of Nippertown dates with his Philharmonic, Travis pares back the band the Three-O for a gig at one of the Berkshires’ very coolest and funkiest venues. 8pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. It’s Day Two of the four-day fest. Today’s line-up features the Del McCoury Band, the Punch Brothers, Jesse McReynolds & Friends, Noam Pikelny & Friends, the Lonesome River Band, Bill Keith, Bearfoot, more… Music officially starts at 10am.
MUSIC: “East Meets West” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A concert of mostly Indian music featuring Daisy Paradis (sitar), Naren Budhakar (tabla), Akal Dev Sharonne (flute) and Will Hayes (violoncello). 7:30pm. $15; students under 18 FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society’s Blues Celebration @ Stockade Imports, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Michael Eck, Ray Pashoukos, Tim Wechgelaer & Larry Clyman, Joan Crane, Low ‘N Lonesome, Tequila Mockingbirds, Mark Tolstrup and lots more. 5:30pm. FREE. More info & complete schedule here…
MUSIC: Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. WEXT-FM is celebrating its fifth birthday all month long, and this fab show is one of the centerpieces of the celebration. With the reunion of Hanslick Rebellion. 8pm.
MUSIC: Brittany Haas & Lauren Rioux @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Two fiddlers from highly acclaimed bands (Haas of Crooked Still and Rioux of Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings) join forces as a dynamic duo.
8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
MUSIC: Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa @ The Egg, Albany. Son plays tribute to father – Frank Zappa. 8pm. $32.50, $44.50 & $69.50. UPDATE: This show is sold out. ALSO READ: A concert review of Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa at The Egg, 12/16/10.
DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Family night featuring Brahms-Schoenberg (Brahms orch. by Schoenberg/Balanchine), Sinfonia/Moves (Stravinsky/Martins) (Robbins) and DGV (Wheeldon). 8pm.
FILM: Friday Outdoor Movies @ the pocket park at 328 Warren Street, Hudson. “Because of Winn-Dixie” (2005), sponsored by Time + Space Limited. Bring a chair, a friend and some popcorn. 8pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL: Hats Off Music Festival @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Free live music all over town by such folks as MaryLeigh & the Fauves, Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers, Jeff Strange, Bob Warren, the Jack Russell Terrorists and lots more. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Connor Kennedy Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The wunderkind guitarist celebrates his 18th birthday by performing Derek & the Dominoes’ 1970 classic “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.” 9pm.
THEATER: “Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. In celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth, the Adirondack Theatre Festival presents a rousing theatrical event featuring four versatile actors-singers-multi-instrumentalists combining the words and music of the great Dust Bowl balladeer. Directed by Nick Corley. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, July 28.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The 5th Annual SABS Blues Celebration @ Stockade Imports, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Rick & Sharon Bolton, Joan Crane, Michael Eck, Low ‘N Lonesome, Mark Tolstrup, Tequila Mockingbirds, Jeff & Becky Walton and lots more. 5:30pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL: Schenectady County Summer Night @ downtown Schenectady. Street fest with main stage performances by Funk Evolution (5pm) and the Ernie Williams Tribute Band (7:45pm). Also magicians, jugglers, hypnotists, puppets and lots more family fun. 5pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Shockwave Festival @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Featuring Fear Factory and Voivod. 5pm. UPDATE: This event has been cancelled.
MUSIC: The Jim Wilson Quartet @ Prospect Park, Troy. Jazz guitar. 6pm. FREE.
FILM: “Fresh” @ Rock Hill Bakehouse Cafe, Glens Falls. A documentary about the efforts to renovate the way we grow food, moving away from oil-based agriculture and toward healthier local food production and distribution. 7pm. FREE.