8/17/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: The Figgs @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The Capital Region’s finest post-punk power-popsters celebrate their 25th anniversary… with former member Guy Lyons joining in the celebration, too. 8pm. Enter to win FREE TIX here…

MUSIC: John Prine @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Best show of the summer? Oh, yeah! With Lucinda Williams. 8pm. $44, $54 & $64.

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s Pops Night as Nippertown native Tony DeSare and Montego Glover step up to the microphone for “The Best Is Yet to Come: Sinatra & Beyond,” an evening that stretches from Cole Porter and Irving Berlin to Bruce Springsteen and Prince. Steven Reineke conducts. 8pm. Enter to win FREE TIX here…

MUSIC: Amy Collins @ Canal Square, Cohoes. In support of her long overdue debut album, “The Hour of the Wolf.” 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: John Gorka @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Fab veteran singer-songwriter. 7 & 9pm. $24. NOTE: The 7pm show is sold out, but a second show at 9pm has been added.

FILM: “Meet the Fokkens” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas’ documentary about Louise and Martine Fokkens, identical twin sisters, who have worked for 50 years in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. 6pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Chatham County Line @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The North Carolina acoustic combo brilliantly blends their indie rock approach with traditional bluegrass sounds. Singer-guitarist Dave Wilson and the boys land in Hudson in support of their new live CD/DVD set, “Sight + Sound” on Yep Roc Records. And if we’re lucky, maybe they’ll whip into “Heart of the City” from the new tribute compilation, “Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe.” 9pm. $15. More info here…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. It’s Day Two of the four-day music fest. Today’s bands include Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Higher Organix, Melvin Seals & JGB, Hot Pink Delorean, Unexplained Bacon, the Chronicles, Tim Eriksen & the Feral Woods, Terravita and lots more. Music officially starts at 11am. More info here…

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MUSIC: Matt McCabe @ Scallions, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

THEATER: “Chicago” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga presents the hit musical. 8pm. $20. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Henry’s Rifle @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. The Garage Bands in the Garage concert series continues. With Complicated Shirt. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: 3 Gals & Their Buddy Larry (with Sam) @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. This show doesn’t sound like much unless you know who’s who. So we’ll tell ya: OK, the 3 gals are Nancy Walker, Rosanne Raneri and Kate McDonnell. Their buddy Larry is guitarist Larry Clyman, and Sam is, of course, drummer-percussionist Sam Zucchini. Now you wanna go, don’t you? 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “The Queen of Versailles” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Lauren Greenfield’s documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges as they attempt to construct the biggest house in America in the wake of the economic crisis. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: CKS @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. You may not have heard of the band, but the powerhouse blues/soul/rock trio features an all-star line-up. The C is drummer Randy Ciarlante (the Band, the Levon Helm Band); K is B3 organist Bruce Katz (the Gregg Allman Band, John Hammond, Delbert McClinton); and S is guitarist-vocalist Scott Sharrard (the Gregg Allman Band). 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Brew @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 10pm. FREE.

FILM: Friday Outdoor Movies @ the pocket park at 328 Warren Street, Hudson. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” (2011), sponsored by Time + Space Limited. Bring a chair, a friend and some popcorn. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Café’ Nola, Schenectady. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Christopher O’Riley @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Yeah, O’Riley has garnered loads of critical accolades as a classical pianist, but repertoire includes adventurous transcriptions of songs by the likes of Radiohead, Elliott Smith, the Cocteau Twins, Arcade Fire and Nick Drake, too. A true classical crossover artist. 8pm. $15, $25, $45 & VIP $55. Read more here…

MUSIC: Zongo Junction @ Red Square, Albany. 12-piece NYC Afrobeat band. 9pm.

MUSIC: Rathkeltair @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Leo Crandall @ the Lantern, Pittsfield. He made a name for himself as the guitarist-cellist in the Syracuse blues band the Gonstermachers. But as strange as that band is, it doesn’t prepare you for the unique and haunting sounds of his debut solo album, “I, Murderer.” 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Realation @ Watervliet Public Library, Watervliet. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Peaceful Country Band @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Pat Andreoli @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch @ the Orchard Tavern, Albany. 7pm.

THEATER: “Significant Others” @ the Fort Salem Theater, Salem. It’s opening night for the new trio of one-act musical comedies about marriage, conflict, separation and reconciliation, written by Al Budde and Jay Kerr. 8pm. $30; seniors $27; 12 years old and younger $18. Through August 26.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Duo @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. The saxman teams up with pianist Dave Payette. 6 & 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt @ Grappa 72, Albany. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: The Roof Trees @ Lyons Lake, Nassau. 8pm.

MUSIC: Slow Burn @ JP Bruno’s, Glens Falls. 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rusty Old Guys @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 8:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Stardust @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Cryin’ Out Loud @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Al & Kathy Bain @ the Olde Bryan Inn, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ JP Bruno’s, Glens Falls. 10:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Georgia Jones & Larry Finke @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake. 7pm.

One Response to “8/17/12: Today’s Tips: Friday”

  1. Mr. Eck says:

    I’m so tired of people complaining there’s nothing to do. What a ridiculously great night of live music all over the region tonight.

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