3/7/14: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Sarah Jarosz @ The Egg, Albany. Acclaimed 22-year-old singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist brings her trio – also featuring Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on cello – to The Egg in support of her recent, Grammy-nominated album Build Me Up From Bones (Sugar Hill Records). Dietrich Strause will open the concert. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Deer Tick @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Frontman John McCauley and the rest of the Ticks have become something of semi-regulars on the Nippertown scene, bringing their chaotic, cathartic and joyous live shows. They’ll be hitting the Hollow in support of their new album Negativity, which has earned the band major mainstream accolades. With Toy Soldiers. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Session Americana @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Boston-based all-star roots group gathers ’round the table for their Low Beat debut. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Alexis P. Suter Band @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. The Hudson Valley blues queen tears the roof off the Linda. With Tas Cru. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Oliver Mtukudzi @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. One of Afropop’s living legends brings his fusion of traditional Zimbabwean music and African funk along with his band, the Black Spirits, to Hudson. 9pm.

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MUSIC: Something With Strings @ Red Square, Albany. The Burlington-based band blends bluegrass, country and rock. With the Late Shift. 9pm. $7.

MUSIC: The Hearing Aides @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Brian Patrik’s rockin’ band. With Matt Girtler. 7pm.

THEATER: “Reefer Madness: The Musical” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. Yes, that’s right… the musical. 8pm. $15. Through March 9.

MUSIC: Connor Kennedy @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. It’s the third edition of the cover-to-cover series, and this time around the guitar wunderkind and special guests celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Meters’ classic Rejuvenation by playing the album in its entirety. 9pm. $20 suggested donation.

READING/MUSIC: Timothy Mason @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The folk world’s leading performance poet, Timothy Mason takes the stage with his rich voice and compassionate, accessible free verse. He will be joined by the exquisite fingerstyle guitar of Japanese composer Hiroya Tsukamoto, who you will often find on stage with Esperanza Spalding. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Banda Magda @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Charismatic bandleader-singer Magda Giannikou and band serve up their intricate, tropical, eclectic sound, drawing from world chansons infused in South American grooves with a world-music overview and a twist of jazz. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. Playing early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz since 1971. 10pm.

MUSIC: The Bremners @ the Lager House, Latham. Rob Skane and Mike Lisi. 7pm.

COMEDY: MOPCO’s Theatresports @ Proctors, Schenectady. 8pm. $14; $6 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Peg & Bill Delaney @ Athos Restaurant, Albany. Jazz. 7pm.

THEATER: “Spring Awakening” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Chad Larabee directs the Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater Tony Award-winning musical. 7pm. $20; $18 students & seniors. Through March 8.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE/MUSIC: First Friday Capital Swing Dance @ the Elks Lodge, Albany. Muisc by the rollickin’ El Dorados. 7:30pm swings lesson; 8:30pm dance. $15; $10 students & seniors.

COMEDY: Loni Love @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Stand-up comic Love is also a regular panelist on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” and co-host of “The Real.” With D’sean Ross. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Shotgun Willie @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Tommy Sharp leads the rock trio as they play their first show in five years. $5.

FILM: “Up in the Air” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Jason Reitman’s 2009 film won Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor for George Clooney, and the American Film Institute’s Movie of the Year. 7:30pm. FREE.

5 Responses to “3/7/14: Today’s Tips: Friday”

  1. William says:

    No mention of the Kidz Expo. Or the Auto Show for that matter

  2. Jane says:

    William, start your own calendar.

  3. capgirl says:

    Today is definitely the Feast in the sometimes Feast or Famine music scene. If you don’t choose Deer Tick/ Toy Soldiers tonight at the Hollow, know they are playing Pearl Street in Northampton tomorrow night.

    Toy Soldiers will also be playing a show with Tallahasee at The Half Moon in Hudson next Saturday night…

    Just throwing it out there…a great band on the way up.

  4. Carole says:

    Anyone write a review of the Sarah Jarosz concert?

  5. Greg says:

    Carole,

    Yeah, photos and a review are coming up. Stay tuned…

    Greg

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