7/22/13: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Dana Park, Albany. 78 RPM music for the 21st century. 7pm. FREE. (Rain site: Justin’s on Lark)

MUSIC: Bon Jovi @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?” “Wanted Dead or Alive.” “Bad Medicine.” “It’s My Life.” And lots more… But not guitarist Richie Sambora. 7:30pm. $95, $125 & $175.00; lawn $35.

COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: “My Fair Lewis” Lewis Black @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. Stand-up comic Lewis Black unleashes his latest stream of black comic rants. 7:30pm. $40, $60 & $100.

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MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Solo. 7:30pm. FREE.

FILM: “Bringing Up Baby” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The classic comedy starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and a leopard named Baby. 5 & 7:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The Howlin’ at the Moon concert series continues with Three Quarter North in support of their new album, Back Home. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Ex-Cult @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Taking cues from the psychedelic noise of the 1960’s, the art-damaged post-punk of the late 1970’s and the aggression and the immediacy of early 1980’s US hardcore, the Memphis-based band – led by drummer Michael Peery and vocalist Chris Shaw – has curated a sound that audiences nationwide find accessible, yet not quite like anything else they’ve heard. With OBN III’s & Eternal Crimes. 7pm. $8.

READINGS: Mary Gaitskill @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute’s reading series continues… With April Bernard. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Andy the Music Man @ the Albany Elks Lodge lawn, Albany. It’s Children’s Night at the Upper Madison Music series, as the Music Man serves up traditional, original and novelty songs and novelty, delighting and involving kids with sing-a-longs, dancing, play-acting and storytelling. 7pm. FREE.

2 Responses to “7/22/13: Today’s Tips: Monday”

  1. Oates77 says:

    I thought I was taking my family to see a Bon Jovi concert last night.
    Instead I saw 9 cover songs by a bar band from New Jersey (some which Jon Bon Jovi sang and some of which he wasn’t on stage for) and 3 solo accoustic songs by Jon.
    The rest of the Bon Jovi band wasn’t even on stage for half the show.
    It was completely different than the Gillette Stadium setlist from 2 nights ago.
    Richie Sambora wouldn’t have put up with that nonsense. Violin solo? Really?

  2. Oates77 says:

    I find it very interesting that Bon Jovi went back to a pure Bon Jovi setlist at Darien Lake after the disaster of Saratoga. Especially given that Jon’s brother Matt tweeted that it was a 2-night thing and “not the new norm”. The experiment of Saratoga failed and we got screwed.
    Can I get my $250 back? I paid $500 for my family to attend, and the Bon Jovi band was on stage for half the show and some lounge act was on for the other half. A half refund seems fair.

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