9/12/14: Today’s Tips: Friday

September 12th, 2014, 8:25 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Basilica Soundscape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. It’s Day One of the edgy two-day fest with performances tonight by Michael Chapman, Endless Boogie, Julia Holter, Gamelan Dharma Swara, Tim Hecker and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of performances…

MUSIC: Suzanne Vega @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. A sublime singer-songwriter from her early hits of “Luka,” “Tom’s Diner” and “Marlene On The Wall” to her new album Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles. 8pm. $35 & $45.

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MUSIC: Jocelyn Arndt @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Formerly of the Dependents, the soul-rocker celebrates the release of her debut CD, Strangers in Fairyland. With Jenne Paone, Myron James and Carl Daniels. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Peter Case @ the Low Beat, Albany. From the new wave of the Nerves to the perfect power pop of the Plimsouls to the folk-blues of Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, the Buffalo-born singer-songwriter has had a long and very varied musical career. With Red Haired Strangers. 8pm. $10. GO HERE to read concert review…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival @ the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. It’s Day One of the two-day fest with performances tonight by Kilrush, Scythian, Clan Na Gael and headliners the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. 5:45pm. $20. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Serious bluegrass featuring award-winning banjo man Mike Munford. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Laurel Halo @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Electronic music fusing techno and dance-driven sounds with a heavy dose of synths and samples. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.

MUSIC/DANCE/MORE: “Mehregan: Celebrating Women of the Middle East” @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. An evening featuring music by Sepideh Raissadat, dance by Dilan Dance Company and art by Iranian artist Rozhin Dabiri. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students. UPDATE: This performance has been postponed…

MUSIC: The Cliff Anderson Quintet @ the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. The trombonist began performing with his uncle, Sonny Rollins, in 1983. He now leads his own dynamic quintet, who kick off the fall season of A Place for Jazz concerts with a repertoire that ranges from swinging bop to Latin grooves and calypso. 7:30pm. $15; $7 students.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ the Horicon, Lake George. It’s the 101.3 WJKE-FM Jazz Cruise on Lake George featuring dinner and music. 6pm. $35.

MUSIC: winterpills @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of fab record label Signature Sounds. 7pm. $18. GO HERE for concert review…

MUSIC: Judy Collins @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Sweet Judy Blue Eyes makes a rare intimate club appearance. 7pm. $55.

MUSIC: Dan Berggren & Ed Lowman @ Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs. The Adirondack folk music duo is joined by special guest the Reverend Joe Cleveland for an evening of songs and stories. 8pm. $12 in advance; $15 at the door; $4 children under 12.

MUSIC: Veena & Devesh Chandra @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. An evening of Indian music featuring sitar and tabla. 8pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Mop & Bucket Co. @ Proctors, Schenectady. Improv sketch comedy. 8pm. $14.

ARTS WALK: Woodstock Nights @ various locations, Woodstock. Night-time arts stroll, shopping, food, music, drink and fun.5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Dude Abides @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The HooDoo Dare @ Route 66 Pub, Troy. Creedence Clearwater tribute band. 9pm. $5.

FILM: “Fantastic Mr. Fox” @ CAC Woodside, Troy. Wes Anderson’s 2009 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel is a masterwork of stop-motion animation featuring voice performances by George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman and more. 8:45pm. FREE.