10/26/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: The Great Eighth Step Anniversary Homecoming Concert @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The Eighth Step celebrates its 45th anniversary with an all-star line-up of performers, including Addie & Olin-Unleashed!, Annie & the Hedonists, Betty & the Baby Boomers, Jeff Gonzales, Cathy Winter, Harmonious Hogchokers, Jay Mankita, Roger Mock, Rick Nestler, Lui Collins, Dan Einbender, Laurie Siegel & Creek Iverson and Glenn Weiser. 7pm. $28.

MUSIC: “Ricky Nelson Remembered” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Ricky Nelson’s twin sons with Matthew & Gunnar Nelson pay tribute to their dad with a multi-media presentation – singing his songs, celebrating his life and telling stories about their family. Never-before-shown interviews with such artists as Paul McCartney and Chris Isaak combine with music and tales from Matthew and Gunnar to make a heartfelt homage. 8pm. $20, $28, $32 & $36.

MUSIC: Laura Marling @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The sublime, young British singer-songwriter brings bring Working Holiday tour to town for a solo performance. 8pm. $19.

MUSIC: Michael Benedict & Bopitude @ First Unitarian Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. A Place For Jazz continues its fall season with Benedict’s all-star band featuring Bruce Barth and Gary Smulyan, as well as homegrown heroes Brian Patneaude, Mike Lawrence and Chris Pasin. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Wiyos @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Versatile acoustic trio. With Ana Egge in support of her new album, Bad Blood, produced by Steve Earle. 8pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.

FILM: “Radio Unnameable” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. This documentary film by Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson paints a fascinating portrait of influential WBAI-FM radio personality Bob Fass, who revolutionized the airwaves by developing a patchwork of music, politics, comedy and reports from the street, effectively creating free-form radio. 8:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba @ Proctors, Schenectady. In their first U.S. tour, the orchestra features acclaimed pianist Ignacio ‘Nachito’ Herrera and performs works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Prokofiev, Gershwin and Lecuona. Composer Guido Lopez-Gavilan will also make an appearance as the conductor of his own piece, “Guaguanco.” 8pm. $20, $35, $40 & $55.

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FILM: “Stars in Shorts” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Seven short films (all from the last year and a half or so) featuring famous actors – Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Julia Stiles and Lily Tomlin. The films are a real mix – comedy, sci-fi, drama, even a musical – and they come together nicely as a well-rounded theatrical presentation. 6pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Melissa Etheridge @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. One of the great female rock icons of our time, Melissa Etheridge returns to town in support of her newest album, 4th Street Feeling. 8pm. $38, $58, $78 & $103.

MUSIC: Joe Louis Walker @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The blues great is back at Pauly’s once again in support of his latest Alligator Records album Hellfire. 9pm. $15.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jed Davis @ More Bread & Jam, Cohoes. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Max Creek @ the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center, Lake George. It’s Max Creek’s Haunted Halloween Weekend Bash. Tonight’s opening act is Conehead Buddha. 8pm. $25; or $40 for both nights.

MUSIC: The Nellies @ Druthers, Saratoga Springs. Americana-bluegrass with a rootsy, happy twist. Featuring Karen Ann Gilpin, Peggy Lecuyer, Chris Lane, Mike McMann and Kevin Maul. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lake Street Dive @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. With Mike + Ruthy. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Skeletons in the Piano @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Partyboat, Cosmonauts and Linear North. Doors open at 9:30pm. $7.

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

MUSIC: Erin Harkes & Blaze @ Gaffney’s Restaurant, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

FILM: “Rocky Horror Picture Show” @ The Linda, Albany. 8pm & 12midnight. $12.

READING: Jessica Treat @ the Good Purpose Gallery & Starving Artist Café, Lee. With poet Dennis Pollock. 5:30pm. FREE.

One Response to “10/26/12: Today’s Tips: Friday”

  1. Rudy says:

    Folks, don’t miss the superb bluesman Joe Louis Walker at Pauly’s Hotel tonight. See the review of his show, one of the best nights of music Albany has seen, from earlier in the year here at Nipper Town. He’s played with all the greats since the 1960s, and has over a dozen brilliant albums, including his latest on Alligator Records, Hellfire.

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