10/6/14: Today’s Tips: Monday

October 6th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Walter Salas-Humara @ the Low Beat, Albany. The founder of alt-country pioneers the Silos returns to Nippertown to make his Low Beat debut in support of his new album Curve and Shake. Rolling Stone’s Anthony DeCurtis declares that Salas-Humara is “one of the standout songwriters and performers of our time. To say that Curve and Shake is some of the best work he has ever done is to say something really meaningful – and something, for all of our benefits, that is simply true.” 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Pablo Aslan Quintet @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Led by Argentine-born bassist Pablo Aslan, the tango/jazz band features pianist Emilio Solla, drummer Eric Doob, Diego Urcola on trumpet and Julien Labro on bandoneon. The concert includes selections from Aslan’s acclaimed albums, Piazzolla in Brooklyn and Tango Grill. 8pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Just back from their showcase performances at the World of Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Railroad Boys fire up their wry bluegrass at their first-Monday-of-the-month residency at McGeary’s. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Cher @ the Times Union Center, Albany. With Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed to Thursday, December 4.

READING: John Murillio @ MCLA’s Gallery 51, North Adams. Named the Hardman Creative Writer-in-Residence, the award-winning poet reads from his work. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Colonie Town Band @ Shaker Junior High School, Latham. The volunteer band of more than 50 dedicated musicians celebrates its 50th anniversary with this free concert. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER ON FILM: “A Streetcar Named Desire” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece from the London home of the National Theatre starring Gillian Anderson as Blanche, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella. 7pm. $15; $12 ages 12 & under.

FILM: “The Gold Rush” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Charlie Chaplin classic. 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm. $5.