1/3/15: Today’s Tips: Saturday

January 3rd, 2015, 8:15 am by Greg

MUSIC: Home Bass II: A Little Help for Our Friends @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Kick off 2015 with a great party, and do a good deed for a good cause at the same time. Tommy Stinson (the Replacements, Guns ‘N Roses) headlines a benefit bash for Columbia County Habitat for Humanity. Also featuring Happiness (featuring members of Deer Tick), Rhett Miller (the Old 97’s), Jesse Malin (D Generation), the Dust Bowl Faeries, Elvis Perkins, Ruby Stinson, Kiki*D and MC Girlgantua. 8pm. $20, $30 & $50.

MUSIC: Jo Henley @ Katie O’Byrne’s, Schenectady. It’s a homecoming concert for the Boston-based Americana band’s singer-songwriter-guitarist Andy Campolieto, and a CD release party for their brand new album, Around These Parts. 9pm.

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MUSIC: Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs.The husband and wife duo features one of the folk world’s most successful songwriters, Steve Gillette, whose songs – including “Darcy Farrow,” “Happy Hour” and “Back on the Street Again” – have been recorded by the likes of Tammy Wynette, Ian & Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot and Garth Brooks. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Popa Chubby @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. How many reasons do you need to keep the celebrations rolling along this week? The big blues-rockin’ behemoth and his band celebrate his 25th year of touring and a new album, I’m Feelin’ Lucky. And he pays tribute to the music of the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. 7 & 9:30pm. $22.

MUSIC: Lynne Arriale & Larry Coryell @ the Windham Civic Center, Windham. The piano and guitar jazz duo is presented by the Windham Chamber Music Festival. 8pm. $25; $22 seniors; $5 students.

MUSIC: Murali Coryell Band @ Windham Mountain, Windham. 3pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Tribute to Stevie Wonder @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The benefit concert for the Woodstock Day School features an all-star line-up including Lee Falco, Lisa Green, Aaron Freeman, Paul Green, Connor Kennedy, Dr. Know, Elijah & the Moon, Jerry Marotta, Brandon Morrison, Adrien Reju, Lindsey Webster, Simi Stone, Elizabeth, Dan & Storey Littleton, Joey Eppard, Paul Green Rock Academy, Arc Iris, more. 8pm. $15, $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Tame Pacific @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. A one-time-only band featuring members of Wild Adriatic and friends. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Further Unsound @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Dooojj and Bored Habit. 8pm.

MUSIC: Hills & Kills @ Cafe NOLA, Schenectady. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Big & Bigger @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. The blues duo of Wanda Houston and Jeff Gonzales. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jeff Brisbin @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm. FREE.