1/4/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday

January 4th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Elvis Birthday Bash @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The King is gone but he’s not forgotten. Elvis Presley would have turned 79 years old this month, and Mark Gamsjager & the Lustre Kings are here to lead their annual musical tribute. With a bunch of special guests. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Michael Jerling @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran North Country singer-songwriter celebrates the release of his new album, Halfway Home, accompanied by Tony Markellis, Teresina Huxtable and special guests Bob Warren and Joy MacKenzie. Lorne Clarke will open the show. 8pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door. GO HERE for more info…

The DRB 9000 Loves You

The DRB 9000 Loves You

MUSIC/THEATER: “The DRB 9000 Loves You” @ the Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. A guaranteed out-of-this-world music/theater experience featuring the intergalactic Disposable Rocket Band with Captain Kane at the helm. With VJ We Are Architects. AwakeFM opens the show with a DJ set. 8pm. $13 in advance; $15 at the door.

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MUSIC: Dave Mason’s “Traffic Jam” @ The Egg, Albany. A sight and sound retrospective of the legendary British rock band Traffic as seen from the perspective of the group’s co-founder Dave Mason. The multimedia performance features film clips, behind-the-scenes insights and classic Traffic tunes such as “Feelin’ Alright” and “Dear Mr. Fantasy” played by Mason and his current band. 7:30pm. $34.50. $39.50 & $44.50.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. It’s the kick-off of the month-long Hair-a-thon. 7pm. $13.

MUSIC: Aztec Two-Step @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The veteran folk-pop duo of Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman performs popular selections from the wide-ranging folk repertoire. 6:45 meet & greet; 7:30pm show. $28; $35 Gold Circle.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Peabody’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Nite Train Band @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. With the Spider Murphy Band. 8pm.

MUSIC: Charlie Smith @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The Albany veteran celebrates his 63rd birthday with a big blues bash. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Students @ the Bayou Cafe, Glenville. Another rock ‘n’ roll reunion – as well as a birthday bash for the band’s guitarist, Ralph Spillenger. 9pm.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Katie O’Byrne’s, Schenectady. 9:30pm. $2.

COMEDY: Mr. B. @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 8pm.

FILM: “The Woman with 5 Elephants” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Vadim Jendryko’s documentary unravels the mystery behind the life and work of the world’s greatest translator of Russian literature, Svetlana Geier. It is a poetic, precise and revelatory investigation into language, meaning and the tides of history. 1pm. $8; $6 students.

FILM: “Cousin Jules” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The lost masterwork of director Dominique Benichetti – made in 1973 but unreleased til now – details the daily lives of French farmer Jules and his wife living alone in the countryside. The result is a ravishing, totally immersive work, in which we not only enter into the subjects’ world but also into the very rhythms of their lives. 5pm. $8; $6 students.