4/17/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

April 17th, 2014, 8:02 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Parlor @ the Diver Library, Schaghticoke. Jen O’Connor and Eric Krans offer an intimate, “Stoytellers”-type performance of music, stories and Q&A. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Mountain Goats @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Mountain Goats – the nom de rock of indie folk-rock singer-songwriter John Darnielle – serve up an intimate solo performance, the likes of which led Magnet Magazine to call him “near the most affable, most charming frontman in current rock music.” With Erin McKeown. 8pm. $25 & $35.

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MUSIC: B.B. King @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. With more than 50 albums, an astonishing 18 Grammy Awards and an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the 88-year-old B.B. King is clearly one of the greatest musicians of our time. And now the King of the Blues returns to Nippertown. With Rhett Tyler & Early Warning. 7:30pm. $52.50, $62.50, $72.50 & $92.50.

MUSIC: The David Wax Museum @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. With Kingsley Flood. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Alex Torres Trio @ the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. The library Folklife Center concert series concludes. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: American Babies @ The Low Beat, Albany. Tom Hamilton and his band make their Low Beat debut in support of their latest album, Knives & Teeth. 9pm.

MUSIC: Keith Pray & Peg Delaney @ the Capital, Albany. Sax ‘n’ piano duo. 6pm.

MUSIC: Krewella @ the Times Union Center, Albany. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed til May 1 and re-located to the Washington Avenue Armory. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC/COMEDY: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts Smittix, the Bone Crew, Brennan McGuire and comedian Robert Yerry. 8pm. FREE.

READING: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Josie & the Drop-Boxers – a group of students from Daniel Nester’s Poetry and Performance class at the College of St. Rose – will be the featured readers. Dan Wilcox hosts. 7pm sign-up; 7:30 reading. $3.

MUSIC: The Podunk Throwbacks @ the Marketplace Cafe, Pittsfield. Frontman Todd Skilton leads the guitar-violin-vocals-percussion trio through their folk ‘n’ funk repertoire. 6:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “If All the Sky Were Paper” @ the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Lary Opitz directs Best-selling author Andrew Carroll’s play about war from the viewpoint of the men and women on the front lines, affected civilians and loved ones on the home front – told through their own letters. 8pm. $12 general admission; $8 students & seniors. Through Sunday (April 19).

MUSIC: The Stone Revival Band @ NaNola, Malta. 8pm.

MUSIC: Pedja Muzijevic @ Williams College’s Brooks Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The acclaimed pianist performs selections that range from Haydn to John Cage, also including works by Liszt and Chopin. 8pm. FREE. Also a free master class at 4:15pm.

MUSIC: Matty Finn @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. Classic and contemporary rock & blues. 6pm.

FILM: “Tiny” @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. The documentary about home unfolds as it follows one couple’s attempt to build a “tiny house” from scratch, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space. 8pm.