5/1/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Roy Zimmerman @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The satirical singer-songwriter performs funny songs about ignorance, war and greed as part of his national Blue Dot Tour. 7pm. $18 in advance; $22 & $30 at the door.

MUSIC: Ray Wylie Hubbard @ the Hangar, Troy. The legendary Texas troubadour performing songs from his latest album The Grifter’s Hymnal, as well as from throughout his career. 8pm. $20 in advance (available at the Ale House); $25 at the door.

MUSIC: “American Snapshots: Two Hundred Years of American Song” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Pianist Lincoln Mayorga – who has recorded with everyone from Johnny Mathis to Phil Ochs to Frank Zappa – and his wife-vocalist Sheri Bauer-Mayorga offer a program of songs that run the gamut from traditional ballads and mountaintop hollers to torch songs and be-bop, from Stephen Foster to Irving Berlin to Annie Ross to Randy Newman. They’ll be joined by bassist Otto Gardner and drummer Ted MacKenzie. 7:30pm. $25.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Holiday Inn Express, Latham. A bluegrass concert to benefit the Father Peter G. Young Foundation. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Verge Campus Spring Tour @ the Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. EDM trio Krewella headlines the bash which also features Logic and Radical Something. 8pm. $50. NOTE: This show was originally scheduled to take place last month at the Times Union Center, but it was postponed and moved.

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THEATER: “The Chronicles of Rose” @ the North Adams Puppet Lab, North Adams. The fifth and final installment of David Lane’s serial puppet drama. 6pm. $5; Free students.

MUSIC: Doug Paisley @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The critically acclaimed Toronto singer-songwriter takes equal inspiration from the confessional singer-songwriter folk-rock of the ’70s and the darker, Texas singer-songwriters of the ’80s. With the Trummors. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Slaughterhouse Chorus @ the Low Beat, Albany. Local 518 music collective Built4BBQ serves up its debut Low Beat showcase. With the End Men and Charmboy. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Keir Neuringer @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. The Philadelphia-based composer-musician plays saxophone, analogue keyboards, Farfisa organ and sings. With Parashi. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna not only emcees, but also plays an acoustic set. With Hard Soul, Pruf and Beautiful Disaster. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra @ City Beer Hall, Albany. A night of acoustic big band, Gypsy jazz and ragtime music. With special guest vocalist Nicholas Manzella. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Fasads @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Ultram. 8pm.

MUSIC: Adrien Reju & Really Good Friends @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. It’s the kick-off concert of her month-long Thursday night residency. 8pm. $5.

THEATER ON FILM: “King Lear” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. London’s National Theatre production directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes and starring Simon Russell Beale in the title role. 7pm. $25; $18 students.

MUSIC: Tommy Verrigni @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

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

FILM: “Good People Go to Hell, Saved People Go to Heaven” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The documentary examines evangelical Christian communities against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina, the vision that brings them together and the dogmatic political battles that tear them apart. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Holly Hardman. 7:30pm. $9; students $5.

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