5/4/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

May the Fourth be with you…

MUSIC: Silver Chicken @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Not only a reunion of one of the Local 518′s most popular country rock bands – 35 years after the original line-up of Rick Bedrosian, Jim Fish, Todd Nelson and Ted Were called it quits – but also a CD release party for the band’s album Storm Ride, which they started recording in 1977 and just now finished up. With the McKrells. 3, 6 & 9pm. $16. Also at 4pm on Sunday. UPDATE: The 6 & 9pm shows are officially sold out. More info here…

MUSIC: Aficionado @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s time to bid a fond farewell to one of the most adventurous Nippertown bands in recent years. Yes, Aficionado is calling it quits, but their throwing this one big party before they go… With Nightmares for a Week. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Paul Kogut/Francois Moutin/Ari Hoenig Trio @ the Athens Cultural Center, Athens. The next JAZZ one2one concert from Planet Arts. 8pm; with a free talk with the musicians at 7pm. $10.

DANCE: The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The Nippertown dance veteran Sinopoli and her troupe present “Synesthesia,” an evening of multimedia movement that fuses together the music of percussionist Brian Melick, guitarist Maria Zemantauski and cellist Monica Wilson-Roach, with the prismatic scenes of artist Willie Marlowe’s fabulously chromatic paintings. 8pm. $15, $25 & $28; students & children $15.

MUSIC: Christopher Shaw @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An evening of songs and stories from the Adirondacks by a true master. With Long Lake balladeer Alex Smith. 8pm. $18.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Ladyfest Upstate @ The Linda, Albany. An evening of music celebrating women, trans and gender non-conforming artists, including Adaku + Naima (6:30pm), Bell’s Roar (7:15pm), Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde (8pm) and Cihuatl Ce (8:45pm), followed by a dance party at 10pm. $15, $20 & $25.

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MUSIC: The Erin Harkes Band @ Stout, Albany. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Mike & Ruthy @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With the Wiyos. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Spirit of Johnny Cash @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Johnny Cash tribute band featuring Harold Ford as the Man in Black and Laura Lucy as June Carter Cash. 7:30pm. $29 & $39.

DANCE: “[radical] signs of life” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The premiere performance of Heidi Boisvert’s multi-media production that externalizes the mind’s non-hierarchical distribution of thought. Music is generated from the dancers‘ muscles and blood flow via biophysical sensors that capture sound waves from the performers’ bodies. As the audience interacts with the images produced, they enter into a dialogue with the dancers. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Mister F @ Red Square, Albany. Featuring members of Timbre Coup and Capital Zen. With Fikus and the Jauntee. 9:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Michael Powers Frequency @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Lucid @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Jamie Kent & the Options. 10pm. $8.

MUSIC: Jeff Gonzales & the Run Away Boys @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Rockabilly and hillbilly rock & roll. 9pm.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ the Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls. With singer-guitarist Greg Dayton. 8pm. $10 & $15.

MUSIC: Alex Torres y Su Orquesta @ the Mine, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 10pm.

MUSIC: The Tenors @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Canadian vocal quartet. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50.

MUSIC: Gramatik @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Cherub, HeRobust and Heffay. 8pm. $22. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Petra Glynt @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Fin. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: TAPESTRYduo @ the Four Corners Luncheonette, Delmar. 5pm.

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