4/19/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday

April 19th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Great Guitars @ The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. They weren’t kidding around when they concocted the name for this concert that brings together four of the leading acoustic guitarists of their generation – Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola, Vinnie Raniolo and Peppino D’Agostino – to continue the guitar-supergroup tradition. 8pm. $20, $22, $28 & $34.

MUSIC: Michael Eck @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. It’s a concert! It’s a birthday bash! It’s a rare opportunity to catch singer-songwriter-musicman-about-town Mister Eck in his “maximum solo acoustic” mode, as he celebrates his big 50th birthday. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Spottiswoode & His Enemies @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. They were the band that opened Club Helsinki in Hudson four years ago, and now Englishman Jonathan Spottiswoode and his musical cohorts return in celebration of their brand-new album, English Dream. 9pm. $18.

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MUSIC: Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric @ the River Street Beat Shop, Troy. As we’ve been telling you all week – here, here, here, here and here – today is Record Store Day, so if you’re a true music fan, please take some time out to visit your favorite record store(s) today, like the Beat Shop, where you can hear some delightful free music by the fab couple of Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric. With Nippertown’s proto-garage-rockers the Mysteios. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Zucchero @ The Egg, Albany. Influenced by rock, soul and gospel music, the Italian superstar has sold more than 50 million records around the world and has racked up numerous awards, including two World Music Awards, six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards and a Grammy nomination. 8pm. $34.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Word Fest 2014 Invitational Slam @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. Albany Poets, Frequency North and Urban Guerilla Theatre are proud to welcome poetry slam teams from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, as they battle for prizes and bragging rights. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC/ART/FUNDRAISER: “Ramen Noodle Diet: A Benefit Show” @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. A one-night exhibit/auction benefit show for local college art student in financial need. Live music by Oddy Gato and Dezmatic; live painting by RADICAL!! and MC3. the whole night with light refreshments. Art work up for auction by Jess Cone, Yark, Pat Gaitor, Paul Lowenski, Billy Yager, Neener, Mr.Nerds, Alicia Lea, Tony Iadicicco, Michael Conlin, Andrew Kline, Patrick Porter, Greg Dunn, Emily Dorr, Seamus McCarthy, Kevin Mosca, Sean Mahoney and more. 6:30pm. $2 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The New World jazz of composer-pianist Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius blends jazz, classical and world music to create a captivating soundscape. Heard’s members also include Jonathan Greene on woodwinds and Bobby Kendall on bass, as well as Zorkie Nelson and Brian Mellick on percussion. With Joy Adler. 8pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door.

THEATER: “33RPM” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. In their semi-documentary work, Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh reconstruct the final moments of a person’s life. A turntable sits on a stack of amplifiers. A telephone is on the floor. A bulky television. Books are scattered about. A laptop and printer, a mobile phone in its charger. Behind looms the wide screen. This performance is void of any actors. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.

MUSIC: The Devil Makes Three @ Pearl Street, Northampton. Rip-snortin’ old-timey mayhem. If the Clash had a banjo… With Joe Fletcher. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Rob Skane 3 @ Blessings Tavern, Colonie. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Rob Skane is joined by Mike Lisi on bass and Phil Lanz on drums for a rockin’ good time. 9pm.

THEATER: “Bring It On: The Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The stage musical based on the 2000 film about competitive cheerleading. 2 & 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $55 & $65.

MUSIC: Dan Croll @ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The Brit-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist combines folk elements and classic Paul Simon-like melodies with electronic beats, African polyrhythms and guitar hooks. Indie synth-popsters Panama Wedding open. 9pm.

MUSIC: Rival Galaxies @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The intergalactic combo features former members of area acts BEWARE! The Other Head of Science, Oobleck and Skadee. With the Parlor and Charmboy. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Palemen @ RPI’s Ground Zero, Troy. With Opaque Body, Lés Rhinoceros, Life in Vacuum and Esterhazy. 8pm. $3.

MUSIC: Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets @ the Low Beat, Albany. Apparently nobody wants to celebrate 420 on Easter Sunday, so all the 420 parties – like this one – are taking place today, a day early. 9pm.

MUSIC: Cover to Cover @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Guitarslinger Connor Kennedy and his crew are back for their monthly complete-album performance, and this time around, it’s Radiohead’s The Bends in its entirety. 9pm. $20 suggested.

MUSIC: Draw the Line @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. This is the “officially endorsed” Aerosmith tribute band, in case that kind of thing makes any difference to you. 8:30pm. $22.

MUSIC: Pink Talking Fish @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Another tribute band? Yup, and this one – led by Eric Gould, the founding bassist of Particle – pays homage to not one, not two, but three bands: Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish. The High Peaks Band opens the show. 9:30pm. $10.

COMEDY: Jamie Kilstein @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Koen Holtkamp @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Textural and atmospheric sounds from one-half of Mountains. With Mind Over Mirrors. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Keith Pray @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. With Peg Delaney on piano and Elisa & Greg Vehron on drums and bass. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Williams Percussion Ensemble @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Performing Steve Reich’s “Sextet,” Alexandre Lunsqui’s “SHI” (performed with chopsticks and metal rods on instruments found in the kitchen and the recycling bin) and Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s “aura,” a quiet and haunting work full of delicate scrapes and shimmers and performed in the dark. 8pm. 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. 2pm. $12 general admission; $8 students & seniors.

FILM: “Jules at Eight” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. In conjunction with Tuesday’s upcoming concert by guitar greats Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, Saratoga Arts plays host to a movie double-feature that features both musicians; Lage in “Jules at Eight” and Eldridge in the Punch Brothers’ documentary “How to Grow a Band.” 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Resonators @ the Saratoga City Tavern, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ Taste, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rob Fleming @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.

THEATER ON FILM: “War Horse” @ Mahaiwe Perfoming Arts Center, Great Barrington. If you missed the stunning, live-in-person stage production at Proctors earlier this year, this might be the next best thing. 7pm. $25; $18 for students.