9/28/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: StoryHarvest @ Freedom Square, Troy. The third annual Celebration of Art and Food from Seed to Table features a community potluck & barbecue, children’s activities and music by jazz great Don Byron with local gospel artists Jerry Brown, America Ray, Arthur Danzy, Church of God Ebenezer and Laymen of Troy (1pm), “mystic pop diva” from the Comoros Islands Nawal (2:30pm) and Don Byron’s New Gospel Quintet (4pm). 1-5pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany. It’s the last big street fest of the season. Two stages and nine bands, including Portugal. The Man, Crystal Fighters, Eastbound Jesus, Said the Whale, Wild Adriatic, Cayucas, Stellar Young and more… 12noon-9pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and complete band schedule…

MUSIC: Magpie @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The award-winning husband-and-wife folk music duo of Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner celebrates their 40th anniversary with a special concert featuring guest fiddler Jane Rothfield, flatpicking guitar champion Rolly Brown and string bassist Ralph Gordon. 7:30pm. $26 & $35.

MUSIC: Richard Barone @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The frontman and songwriter of seminal Hoboken smart-pop icons the Bongos returns to town for a CD release party for Phantom Train, the lost Bongos album that was recorded in 1986 but never released. With Two Cats in Suits, the new acoustic duo of Tim Livingston and Nick Bisanz (both of the Last Conspirators) making their debut performance. 8:30pm. $9. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Richard Thompson @ The Egg, Albany. The iconic British folk-rock legend – one of the world’s most critically acclaimed songwriters and admired guitarists – performs an intimate solo acoustic concert. With Teddy Thompson (yes, Richard’s son and quite a talent in his own right) opening the show. 8pm. $39.50. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.

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MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Arlo Guthrie @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. “Here Come the Kid(s)” is the Fairview Hospital Centennial Gala featuring Arlo with his friends and family – Abe Guthrie, Krishna Guthrie and Terry A La Berry. 8pm. $52.

MUSIC: The GOASTT @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Continuing with today’s theme of second generation musicians, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. With Brother JT and Parakeet. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Albert Cummings @ Joe Wolfe Field, North Adams. The blues guitarslinger plays a benefit concert for Northern Berkshire Youth R.O.P.E.S. Summer Camp. Gates open at 5:30pm; music at 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: See the Future: Saturday Night Sampler @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Three great up-and-coming musical acts for just one low price – The Sea, The Sea, Claudia Nygaard and John Wort Hannam. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: Kevin McGuire @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. A homecoming concert… 8pm. $22; $15 students.

MUSIC: “The Music of Tommy by the Who” @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. Tne Who tribute band Who Are You presents a multimedia show featuring the music of “Tommy” and other hits by the enduring British rockers. 8pm. $15. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Rob Skane 3 @ the Klamsteam Tavern, Clifton Park. 8pm.

MUSIC: Circle of Willis @ O’Toole’s, Albany. It’s a halfway to St. Patrick’s Day celebration. 7pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Backstage Pub, Schenectady. Solo. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mirk @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: Mushroomhead @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With One Eyed Doll, X Factor One, Ionia and the Power. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Nellies @ the Ale House, Troy. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Lee Shaw Trio @ 74 State Bistro, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: Connor Kennedy @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Young guitarist Connor Kennedy plays an original blend of classic-rock and blues. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Margo Macero. 9pm. $8.

MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Matt Mirabile Band @ the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Fossils with Cruudeuces @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. With Grab Ass Cowboys, Clew of Theseus, TJ Borden and Saviour Self. 8pm. 5pm.

MUSIC: Son Step @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Palm. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Victor Hill @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The harpsichordist performs J.S. Bach works including Toccata in C minor, BWV 911; Partita 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825; Partita 2 in C minor, BWV 826; and Toccata in D major, BWV 912. 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Betsy & the ByeGons @ Dolce Vita, Schenectady. With Randy Loren’s tribute to Paul Anka. 8pm.

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