MUSIC: Hayes Carll @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Texas singer-songwriter is equally known for his outspoken politically-infused rockers and his self-described “degenerate love songs.” His 2011 album KMAG YOYO was the Americana Music Association’s No. 1 album and made year-end best-of lists in Rolling Stone, SPIN and The New York Times. With Caroline Rose. 8pm. $25.
MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. With
the El Dorados, Emma Torncello, Marcus Ruggiero, the Quarrels and Dustin Sawyer. 8pm. FREE. UPDATE: The El Dorados will not be performing tonight.
THEATER: “The God Game” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Bradbeer’s powerful, three-character play that tackles the topics of religion and politics head-on. The bold, thought-provoking play is directed by Kristin Coury and stars Yvonne Perry, Laurence Lau and Jeffrey Binder. 7:30pm. $20, $40 & $50. Through May 25.
MUSIC: Woods @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. On their new album, With Light And With Love, Woods has transformed and expanded their sound singing saw, heavier emphasis on percussion and a saloon piano that sounds like it was rescued from a flooded basement. With Quilt and Ttotals. 9pm.
MUSIC: Straight No Chaser @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Under the Influence, the latest album from the contemporary a cappella group features tunes from the songbags of Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas, Phil Collins, Dolly Parton and more. 8pm. $28.50, $38.50 & $48.50.
FILM: “Blood Brother” @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. Rocky Braat, a young man from a fractured family and a troubled past, went traveling through India without a plan. Then he met a group of HIV positive children living in an orphanage — a meeting that changed everything for him. 7pm. $8