6/21/13: Today’s Tips: Friday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. After a year’s hiatus, Greater Nippertown’s best music festival returns for a three-day run. Day One features White Denim, the Relatives, Yo La Tengo and festival host-band Wilco, the latter playing a fearless, all-request headline set. Music starts at 6:30pm. $65. More info & full schedule here…

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The pajama-clad, nine-piece, Dixieland–pop-rock-kitchen-sink ensemble rolls into the Spa City for big, full-blown show. With Holly & Evan. 9:30pm. $10. More info here…

MUSIC: David Malachowski & the Woodstock All-Stars @ Athens Town Park, Athens. Guitarslinger Malachowski brings together an array of musicians who live up to their “all-star” nomenclature, including Katrin Roush, Jerry Marotta, Daniel A. Weiss, Erik Lawrence, Dennis Gruenling and Charlie Kniceley. 7pm. FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: George Porter, Jr. & the Runnin Pardners @ Red Square, Albany. The veteran bassist of legendary New Orleans funkmeisters the Meters rolls into town with his current band. The McLovins open the show. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Hot Tuna @ The Egg, Albany. With Jill Sobule. 8pm. $38.50. UPDATE: This show is now offically sold out.

MUSIC: The Bruce Barth/Steve Nelson Quartet @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. In support of Barth’s latest album, Three Things of Beauty, the sparkling sounds of pianist Barth and vibes player Nelson are buttressed by drummer Michael Benedict and bassist Mike Lawrence, both of Bopitude. 7:30pm. $18.

MUSIC: The Hearing Aides @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. Kicking off the 2013 season of Garage Bands in the Garage at the rear loading dock of the library’s main branch. With Mod Fiction. 6pm. FREE. More info and full schedule here…

MUSIC: The Alexis P. Suter Band @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. A regular at Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles, the powerhouse blues-gospel-soul singer and her band make their Linda debut, sponsored by the Capital Region Blues Network. With Emma Torncello. 8pm. $18. More info here…

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MUSIC: Melissa Etheridge @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The Grammy and Oscar-winning raspy-voiced confessional rocker and her band tear up Tanglewood. With Eric Hutchinson. 7pm. $23.50-$69.

MUSIC: Ian McLagan @ the Bearsville Theater. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Small Faces and the Faces, Mac has been a longtime session keyboardist, who can be heard on such classics as the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You,” Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” and countless other hits. 9pm. $25.

MUSIC: Jim James @ Pearl Street, Northampton. The My Morning Jacket frontman lands in the Northampton spotlight in support of his new solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God. With the Rocky Roberts Band. 8pm. $31. NOTE: This show was originally scheduled for the Calvin Theatre, but has been moved to Pearl Street.

MUSIC: Social Distortion @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Mike Ness and the boys are sure to put a hurtin’ on Clifton Park. With Cheap Time and David Hause. 8pm. $32. UPDATE: Due to illness, the band has cancelled this concert. Refunds available at the place of purchase…

MUSIC: Chic Gamine @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The fab quartet of gals from Canada puts a decidedly soulful, 21st century spin on the harmony-laden girl-group sound. 9pm. $15.

DANCE: Dance Theatre of Harlem @ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. It’s opening day for another season of Nippertown’s biggest dance festival. 8pm. $39, $59, $69 & $75. Through Sunday, June 23. More info here…

MUSIC: Saratoga Blues Project @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. A killer line-up Featuring Dale Haskell on drums, Stephen Orsini on bass, Mike Kelley on keyboards, Ted Hennessy on harmonica and Larry Clyman on guitar. 9pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Echo Music Festival @ Maple Ski Ridge, Rotterdam. DJ Pauly D of “Jersey Shore” headlines the all-day, all-night dance-party bash. Also Oxymorrons, Sophistafunk, Makaso, B. Martin, Crush, Wonka, Maaze, Lucky Jukebox Brigade and lots, lots more. Gates open at 10am; music starts at 12noon. $65. More info here…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Smith’s, Cohoes. 8pm.

MUSIC: Tim & Myles Thompson @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The father-and-son, guitar-and-fiddle Americana-jazz duo. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: Kevin & Kate McKrell @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

DANCE: Susan Marshall & Company @ Skidmore College’s Dance Theater, Saratoga Springs. A preview performance of “Play/Pause.” 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rick Rourke & Lost Wages @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The latest installment of the UpBeat On the Roof concert series. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Chicago @ Mountain Park, Holyoke. Veteran horn-fueled hitmakers. 8pm. $46, $56 & $76.

THEATER: “Rex & Rex” @ the Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. The Woodstock Players present a new play written by and starring Carey Harrison as his famous father, the actor Rex Harrison. Also starring Mick O’Brien, who also portrays Rex Harrison. If you’ve ever wondered what you might say to your younger (or older) self, this might be the play for you. 8pm. $20; $18 for seniors and those under 21). Runs through Sunday, July 7.

MUSIC: Florist @ the Aerie on Eagle Street, North Adams. Solid Sound after-show. With Patrick Porter. 11:30pm. $5-$10 donation appreciated.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ the ValKin Restaurant, Valatie. 7pm.

THEATER: “Man of La Mancha” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. To dream the impossible dream… 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Clothen Djinn @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The adventurous duo of William Rees (viola/electronics) and Sandy Gordon (percussion). With World Lines and Synthetiv Vision. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Betsy and the ByeGons @ Zaika’s, Clifton Park. 6pm.

MUSIC: Jeannie Laurin & John Sauer @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Jazz duo. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Doc Scanlon Trio @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Lads Go Dancing” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Directed by Steve Walker. 7pm. $8.

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