MUSIC: Roger McGuinn @ The Egg, Albany. The legendary voice of the Byrds returns with his solo show that takes the audience on a guided tour of his role as a preserver of music traditions and innovations in the development of folk-rock and country-rock in the ’60s, which continue to influence musicians of today. 8pm. $34.50.
MUSIC: Javelin @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. This boom box-weilding duo of cousins George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk is groovy and abstract, colliding rhythms from crooked disco, schoolyard funk and everything else from the golden age of dance that they can re-imagine. Prefix Magazine calls the sound “junkyard aesthetic from a dizzying array of sources.” We’ve never heard a junkyard sound so good. 8pm. $12 in advance: $16 at the door; $10 students. GO HERE for more info…
WORKSHOP: “Introduction to Multi-Track Audio Recording” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Troy Pohl – musician with the Kamikaze Hearts, co-founder of Collar City Records and staff engineer at Black Dog Recording Studio in Stillwater, Nevessa Productions in Woodstock and the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy – offers a four-hour workshop covering basic techniques of mixing, setting up audio tracks, use of compression, noise gates, EQ, modulation and more – from record to mixing to mastering. 1pm. $40.
MUSIC: Mark Fell @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Exploring multichannel loudspeaker arrangements and real-time sound synthesis, composer Mark Fell’s complex interaction of sound waveforms invade. Fell transforms the public areas of the building into a massive sound and light installation, inviting the audience to explore the places less traveled. The evening culminates with a performance surrounded by a custom-arranged speaker array in the concert hall. 7:30pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.
MUSIC: The Kennedys @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The husband-and-wife duo of Pete and Maura Kennedy traverse a broad musical landscape, surveying power-pop, acoustic songwriting and organic rock with their all-request tour-stop at the legendary Caffe. The 14-year-old Sawyer Fredericks opens the show with some of his wiser-than-his-years acoustic folk originals. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. The vintage Americana duo celebrates Veterans Day with their new program “Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers & Sailors.” 2pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Denny Laine @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The former member of Paul McCartney & Wings and the Moody Blues performs, “The Beatles’ Abbey Road Complete,” as well as additional Beatles classics and other songs recorded at Abbey Road Studios by the Zombies, Manfred Mann, Pink Floyd, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Stealer’s Wheel, the Hollies, and more. 9pm. $40.
MUSIC: Hot Club of Detroit @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. This ain’t your usual Hot Club combo. The Hot Club of Detroit’s sound is at once vintage and boldly new, rooted in the legacy of Django Reinhardt but also the sensibilities of Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny, John Zorn and even Phish. 7 & 9:30pm. $22. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: In This Moment @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Schenectady native Maria Brink leads the metal marauders in their Hell Pop Tour stop. With Motionless in White, Kyng and All Hail the Yeti. 7pm. $22.
MUSIC: The Warp and the Weft @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The Poughkeepsie-based band – featuring bassist-keyboardist David Andersen, drummer Christian Laura, acoustic guitarist-vocalist Shane Murphy and electric guitarist Chris Pellnat – blends the traditional and the avant-garde. With the kick-ass ambient sounds of Shana Falana. 8pm.
MUSIC: NYS Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert @ the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. Hosts the Michael Packer Blues Band join Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, Commander Cody and others in celebrating the induction of Slam Allen, Michael Cochrane, Ray Blue, Lady Peachina & the Great Divas Of Gospel, Pearl Jackson and others. 8pm. $20 & $25. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Plants and Animals @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Montreal-based, Juno-nominated trio – featuring guitarist-vocalist Warren Spicer, multi-instrumentalist-vocalist Nic Basque and drummer-vocalist Matthew “Woody” Woodley – brings its critically acclaimed brand of indie-rock to town in support of their latest album, The End of That. 9pm. $18.
FILM: Re-MixALot @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Curated by media marauders 99 Hooker and Bro. Russell Scholl, the Revisionaries series continues. Tonight’s program includes live video mixing and a Q&A session. 7:30pm. $10 (includes one drink).
COMEDY: Capitaland’s Comedy All Stars @ Michael’s Banquet House, Latham. Steve Van Zant hosts an evening of Local 518 laughmakers, including Erin Harkes, Dan Geurin, Frank Gentile, Dave Cooperman, Shawn Gillie, William Hughes and Jaye McBride. 7pm show & dinner. $47.50. 8pm show only. $32.50.
THEATER: “Godspell” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Directed by David Hogan, the musical by Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz stars Jake Stern in the role of Jesus and Graham Parkhurst as John the Baptist/Judas. 2 & 8pm. $20-$65.
MUSIC: Empire State Youth Orchestra @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Helen Cha-Pyo conducts Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (with narration by TV newscaster Liz Bishop), Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 and Saint-Saëns’ Concerto No. 3. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students & seniors.
OPERA ON FILM: “Tosca” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Puccini’s timeless score is well served by an exceptional Metropolitan Opera cast, led by Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia. 12:55pm. Also at Clark Art Institute, Williamstown.
THEATER: “On Her Shoulders” @ Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany. Noelle Gentile directs a multi-media production that weaves viewers through the lives and experiences of nine extraordinary women veterans. 6pm. Donation.
FILM: “Dipso” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. It’s the Berkshire premiere of Theodore Collatos’ award-winning film “Dipso,” shot by two-time Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Thomas Lowe in the Berkshires. Named “Best Film” at the Athens Film & Video Festival, “Dipso” follows Tommy, recently released from prison, as he tries to follow his dream of being a stand-up comedian while rebuilding his life and re-connecting with his ex-girlfriend and two brothers. 7pm. Through Monday.