MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Jug, washboard, banjo, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, kazoos and a whole big pile of acoustic, funky fun. Silly, but with a touch of smart. With special Bloomsday readings by special guests – maybe you? C’mon down… 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Dan Johnson @ the Low Beat, Albany. The former Nippertonian singer-songwriter – and host of the Americana Tuesdays at the late great Valentine’s Music Hall – now makes his home in northern Vermont, but he returns to celebrate the release of his new album, Mercury 85. With His Expert Sidemen and Burlington’s Downfall Country String Band. 8pm. $5.
READING: Bloomsday @ Rensselaer County Historical Society, Troy. An annual commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce and his novel “Ulysses,” with excerpts read by a variety of Local 518 guest readers, including Michael Janairo, Jeanne Finlay, Laudelina Martinez, Williams Kennedy and others. 6pm.
MUSIC: Voodoo Orchestra North @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Ground-breaking jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte leads an all-star aggregation of Hudson Valley musicians in an exploration of the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, Bitches Brew. 8pm. $7.
MUSIC: Phantogram @ Terminal 5, NYC. OK, it’s not exactly in Nippertown, but all of the Local 518 connections are in place, so for you old-timers – the former Charlie Everywhere headlines with the former Railbird opening the show. With Liptalk. 8pm. $30. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.