3/29/13: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Peter Evans Quintet @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The trumpeter leads his adventurous jazz quintet for the 21st century — traditional idioms contorted by real-time computer processing and performed with pinpoint accuracy. 8pm. $18. GO HERE to enter to win free tickets…

MUSIC: Kodo @ Proctors, Schenectady. Japan’s most internationally acclaimed taiko drum ensemble presents a hypnotic, athletic and utterly exhilarating performance. 8pm. $20, $35, $40, $45 & $60.

MUSIC: Joan Osborne @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The sublime soul-blues singer fires up an intimate concert in acoustic duo mode. With Jill Andrews. 9pm. $30, $40 & $50.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art exhibits, live music, shopping, fun and lots more. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Holly & Evans @ More Bread and Jam Café’, Cohoes. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Nine Votes Short @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The Westerlo punksters celebrate the release of their new live CD. With Ask the Dead and Stay Foolish. 8pm. $5.

THEATER/ART: “Avoidance & Peculiar” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A new installation by Linda Mussmann (in collaboration with Claudia Bruce, Gerald von Stoddard and Bryce Courbois) based on a set design for a 1983 performance piece that took place in NYC at the Kitchen. 7pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: BL3ND @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Brass Knuckles. 8pm. $17. UPDATE: This show has been postponed; new date TBA.

MUSIC: Mason Jennings @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The singer-songwriter rolls into Hudson in support of his latest album Minnesota. 9pm. $28.

THEATER: “The Intergalactic Nemisis, Book One: Target Earth” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Three actors, one Foley artist, a musician and over 1000 hand-drawn graphics join forces for a “live-action graphic novel.” 1:30pm. $15, $30 & $50.

THEATER: “The Intergalactic Nemisis, Book Two: Robot Planet Rising” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Three actors, one Foley artist, a musician and over 1000 hand-drawn graphics join forces for a “live-action graphic novel.” 7:30pm. $15, $30 & $50. Also at 1:30 & 7:30pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: Gathering Time @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With Old Man Luedecke. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Graham Alexander @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. Beatles tribute band Rain was at the Palace just last week, and now Rain’s former Paul (“The Cute One”) McCartney rolls through town with another blast of his contagious pop-rock. With Stellar Young. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Claire Daly Quartet @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Led by baritone saxophonist Claire Daly, the band pays tribute to jazz master Thelonious Monk with selections from their new album, Baritone Monk. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Formula 5 @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Jody Shayne Quartet @ Athos Restaurant, Albany. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Steve Candlen @ American Glory, Hudson. 8pm.

MUSIC: Nazarenko/Patneaude Duo @ One Caroline, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

MUSIC: Mundo Nuevo @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. 6 & 8pm. $5.

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