7/24/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

July 24th, 2015, 8:18 am by Greg

And they’re off…

MUSIC: Bettye LaVette @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The self-described “overnight sensation after 50 years in the music business” brings her impassioned, elastic vocals and her dynamic stage presence back to Hudson in support of her latest album, Worthy, which includes her sublimely soulful versions of songs by Bob Dylan, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, among others. 9pm. $37 & $55.

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MUSIC: Old Crow Medicine Show @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. The modern-day Americana string band rocks as well as they ramble. With Sturgill Simpson. 7pm. $45.

MUSIC: Def Leppard @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. With Styx and Tesla. 7pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hats Off to Saratoga, various locations, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the Legato Blues Band, Kings English, Erin Harkes, George Fletcher$ Foldin’ Money and the Racing City Chorus. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Commander Cody & His Modern Day Airmen @ River Front Park, Athens. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Cold War Kids @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With In the Valley Below and Civil Twilight. 8pm. $22. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out. No tickets will be available at the door.

MUSIC: Blake Mills @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Sam Outlaw. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Rosary Beard @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The UpBeat On the Roof concert series continues with acoustic guitar instrumentals by Hunter Sagehorn and Matthew Loiacono. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Ryan Montbleau Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Lyle Brewer (original Ryan Montbleau Band) on guitar, Marc Friedman (The Slip) on bass, Beau Sasser (Z3, Kung Fu) on keys, John Kimock (Steve Kimock) on drums and Kit Holliday and Lydia Harrell on back-up vocals. With the Lyle Brewer Trio. 9:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Seth Glier @ Caffe Lena, Sarataoga Springs. With Gracie & Rachel. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Kitty Little @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Ferriday and Walking X-Ray. 8pm.

THEATER: “Spun: A Brother/Sister Rock Musical” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. It’s opening night! The Adirondack Theater Festival continues its 21st season with the two-person rock musical directed by Chad Rabinovitz. 7:30pm. $32-$45. Through August 1.

MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ the Niverville Pub, Niverville. The Reverberators’ frontman goes solo and acoustic for the night. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ Keegan Ales, Kingston. 9pm.

MUSIC: Mark Emanatian & Gary Wade @ Stony Creek Inn, Stony Creek. Two old friends and renowned musicians join forces. Wade performs with Dead Ahead, Unified String Theory and Blues For Breakfast. Emanatian plays with Soul Sky and Shadowland. 7pm.

MUSIC: JOBS @ the Half Moon, Hudson. An exciting forces on Brooklyn’s thriving experimental music scene, featuring drummer Max Jaffe, bassist Rob Lundberg and guitarist Dave Scanlon. With Patrick Higgins and Palm. Doors at 8pm. $5.

THEATER: “Murder for Two” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Scott Schwartz directs the new musical murder mystery-comedy. 8pm. Through August 9.

MUSIC: The Ruddys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Spiritual Rez @ Shepard Park, Lake George. With Houde & Hofmanis. 4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Grand Central Station @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Message from Vega @ the Low Beat, Albany. Happy hour happening. 6pm.

MUSIC: Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Ellis @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With Bad Bananas and Skinny Guys With Glasses. 9pm.

MUSIC: Marty Wendell & His Tour Band @ American Legion Post 490, Stillwater. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jazz Caravan @ Midtown Tap and Tea Room, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Back 40 Band @ Canal Square, Cohoes. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

THEATER: “Romeo & Juliet” @ the First Street Common, Pittsfield. Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park’s timeless and tragic tale of star-crossed lovers stars 17-year-old Joey LaBrasca and 18-year-old Fiona Barnett-Mulligan. 8pm. FREE. Through August 2.

MUSIC: Crossfire @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 9pm.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Deathtrap” @ BTG’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated comedy-thriller stars Gregg Edelman, Alison Fraser, Eric Hill, Tom Pecinka and Debra Jo Rupp. 8pm. $62. Through July 25.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Dock Brown’s, Saratoga Lake. 6pm.