MUSIC: Graham Parker & the Rumour @ The Egg, Albany. Squeezing Out Sparks once again! One of Britain’s original Angry Young Men of the New Wave and the original members his pub-rollickin’ band reunited in 2012 to record a new album Three Chords Good, their first together in more than 30 years. 7:30pm. $29.50.
MUSIC: Valerie Naranjo @ College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. The acclaimed percussionist from “Saturday Night Live!” and Broadway’s “The Lion King” offers a benefit concert for RISSE, a local refugee center. 8pm. Donation. Also a West African percussion clinic at 4:30pm.
When I struck out in my own music language, I took a step out of the world of serious music, according to most of my teachers. But I didn't care. I could row the boat by myself, you know? I didn't need to be on the big liner with everybody else.