9/11/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

September 11th, 2014, 7:50 am by Greg

MUSIC: Snarky Puppy @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The Brooklyn-based instrumental fusion band led by Grammy Award-winning bassist-composer-producer Michael League lands in town in support of their latest album, We Like It Here. With Mister F. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Sir Sly @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. In support of their new album, You Haunt Me. With Wolfgang. 8pm.

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MUSIC: Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Two of the finest guitarists on today’s jazz scene. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Cher @ the Times Union Center, Albany. With Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo. 7:30pm. $39.50, $98 & $149.50. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed to Monday, October 6. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Drekka @ the Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. The Albany Sonic Arts Collective presents the Dais Records recording artist whose ethereal folk takes on a tranquil lullaby quality, layered and textured, deconstructed and rebuilt to cause a quiet discomfort. With Rambutan and Clank. 8pm. $5.

FILM/TALK: Chip Duncan @ The Linda, Albany. The documentary filmmaker and author will discuss and screen clips from his three-part PBS-TV series on “The Reagan Presidency” and the connection between Reagan’s Middle East policy and initiatives of the early ’80s with 9/11.

ART/MUSIC: Welcome Back Celebration @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. A special event to welcome incoming students and welcome back the community with art, music and food. at 5:30pm, Director Ian Berry gives tours of the current six exhibits, followed by performances by two Skidmore student bands, Good Neighbor (6:30pm) and Psymon Spine (7:45pm). FREE.

MUSIC: Tribute to “Our Band Could Be Your Life” @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Featuring Heeny as the Replacements; No One & the Somebodies as Fugazi; Turnip King as Neutral Milk Hotel. 8:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Judy Collins @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Sweet Judy Blue Eyes plays an intimate club show. 7pm. $55.

MUSIC: The End Men @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Charmboy, Sun Voyager and Henry’s Rifle. 8pm.

MUSIC: High Peaks & Friends @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.