MUSIC: Ray Wylie Hubbard @ the Ale House, Troy. One of the great Texas troubadours returns to Nippertown. Yeah, he’s the guy who wrote the classic “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother,” but so much more, too. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Tift Merritt @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The sublime singer-songwriter has garnered acclaim and a strong fan following with concerts at Club Helsinki and The Linda. Now, she makes her Caffe Lena debut. 7pm. $22 in advance; $24 at the door.
MUSIC: Nixon Mcmillan @ Proctors, Schenectady. A lunchtime concert on Goldie, Proctors’ mighty Wurlitzer organ. With Tom Savoy. 12noon. FREE.
MUSIC: Hollywood Undead @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With American Fangs and Restless Streets. 8pm. $25. UPDATE: Falling in Reverse will not be performing tonight as originally scheduled.
I was not always the brightest bulb in the tree. I was a hardworking guy, but in my opinion I was not one of the most talented people at Juilliard. I didn't have that brilliance that some people really have, but I had a tremendous appetite for the work.