4/19/13: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Recently named Female Roots/Americana Vocalist of the Year by Alternate Roots Magazine, the bee-hived, blue-eyed, rock & soul singer for the Saturday Night Live Band leads her band Rebel Montez (Cliff Goodwin, Michael Colbath, Larry Donahue) in their Saratoga debut. 8pm. $22. More info here…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Lost Radio Rounders & Friends @ McKownville United Methodist Church, Albany. Joining Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck will be special guests multi-instrumentalist Mike Kelley and percussionist Sam Zucchini. Funds will benefit the ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief effort. 7pm. FREE; donations accepted. More info here…

MUSIC: The Alan Evans Trio @ Red Square, Albany. Led by drummer Alan Evans of Soulive, the trio – which also features guitarist Danny Mayer and keyboardist Beau Sasser – rolls into town in support of their new sophomore album Merkaba. With the Chronicles. 9pm. $15. GO HERE to enter to win free tickets…

MUSIC: Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The swamp-soaked Cajun sounds of Louisiana fill the Sanctuary. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Gospel Jubilee @ Proctors, Schenectady. A glorious celebration of the exuberant joy of gospel featuring Tony Award-winner Melba Moore, as well as the Emmanuel Baptist Church Praise Dancers of Bronx, the Jubilee Mass Choir, Union College Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir and Kenneth Hamber. 7pm. $20. More info here…

MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ Revolution Hall, Troy. It’s the wailin’ CD release party for Northern Rock, the third album from the wild Greenwich-based band of country-bluegrass-rockers. The Mallett Brothers Band opens the show. 9pm. $15.

READING: Word Fest Open Mic @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. An Albany WordFest event. Mary Panza hosts the five-hour, all-star open mic marathon. 7pm.

MUSIC: Van Dyck All-Star Sax Summit @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Local 518 super saxmen Leo Russo, Lee Russo, Keith Pray and Brian Patneaude team up with the rhythm section of pianist Dave Payette, bassist Otto Gardner and drummer Jeff Siegel. 7:30pm. $15.

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MUSIC: Murali Coryell @ American Glory, Hudson. The blues guitarist goes solo and acoustic. 8pm. FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes & Blaze @ the Pig N Whistle, Burnt Hills. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Radio Heaven” @ College of Saint Rose’s Campus Theatre, Albany. Re-creating vintage radio shows – classic soap opera, comedy, suspense and how-to shows, complete with those wonderfully annoying commercials. 7pm. $10. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: St. Rose Jazz Ensemble @ College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Brother Sun @ Old Songs, Vooheesville. Folk super-trio of Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor roll into town in support of their new harmony-filled album Some Part of the Truth. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers @ the Allen Street Pub, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: Steel Panther @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Hillbilly Herald. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Yard Sale @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Last Good Tooth. 8pm.

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

MUSIC: Jay Stolar @ the Garage, Pittsfield. Up-and-coming soul singer. 8pm. $12. More info here…

MUSIC: Hot Day at the Zoo @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. New England’s progressive bluegrass/jam band South of the Storm, to be released later this year on INTA Records. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor @ the Athos Restaurant, Albany. With pianist Peg Delaney. 7pm.

COMEDY/MORE: Urban Guerilla Theatre @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. Another installment of “Skit Happens,” featuring comedy, performance, skits and poetry. 9pm. $10.

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