8/5/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

August 5th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Blotto @ the Low Beat, Albany. Flashback! The merry pranksters of ’80s pop are back for their first show of the year, now with a real lifeguard in the band. 7pm.

MUSIC: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s time to get up and dance to a Cajun two-step or two with the Grammy Award-winning Louisiana band. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

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MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night of the orchestra’s summer residency with Broadway, TV, film star Bernadette Peters. 8pm.

MUSIC: Almost Queen @ Rockin’ On the River, Troy. In case you missed it, there’s been a shake-up in the concert schedule (GO HERE for all the details), but in short, Blues for Breakfast has been postponed and tonight’s show will feature the Queen tribute band in Riverfront Park. With Dead at 40. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Green Island Gazebo at River Park, Green Island. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: The Aristocrats @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Perhaps the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today, guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS), bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Necrophagist, Adrian Belew, Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani) roar into Woodstock in support of their new album, Tres Caballeros. With the Travis Larson Band. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Jazzy Four @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Led by saxman Jeff Nania the band serves up a steamy mix of jazz, funk and soul music. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete Made in the Shade of The Egg concert schedule…

MUSIC: U.S. Girls @ the Half Moon, Hudson. A fusion of synth pop with avant-garde sounds and political and feminist subject matter. With Saviour Self. 8pm.

THEATER: “Murder for Two” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Scott Schwartz directs the new musical murder mystery-comedy. 7:30pm. Through August 9.

MUSIC: Diva & the Dirty Boys @ North End Firehouse Lawn, Rensselaer. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Grand Central Station @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete summer concert schedule…

MUSIC: Peggy Lynn & Dan Duggan @ the Hillview Free Library, Diamond Point. 7:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. The bewildering journey of finding love in the modern world sets the premise for Terrence McNally’s bittersweet comedy. Directed by Karen Allen. 7pm. $62. Through Saturday, August 22.

MUSIC: The Matchstick Architects @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats. 10pm.

THEATER: “I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Heathcote’s play, starring Keira Naughton as a hum-drum bookkeeper whose life is is forever altered by the arrival of her troubled niece. 7pm. $50. Through Saturday, August 15.

MUSIC: The Rave-Ons @ the Pruyn House, Colonie. NYC-based Buddy Holly tribute band. $5; FREE children ages 12 & under.

MUSIC: J. Yager @ Newberry Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. The Audiostars’ frontman steps out for a solo show. 7pm. FREE. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Wildcard @ Burbank Park, Pittsfield. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete concert schedule…

THEATER: “The Club” @ the Garage, Pittsfield. A musical excursion into the world of a private Edwardian men’s club, where men can be men and drink, play, smoke and talk about what’s always on their mind: women! Directed by Rocco Sisto and featuring Annette Miller and Maureen O’Flynn. 8pm. $30. Through Sunday, August 9.

VARIETY: Sharon Springs Got Talent @ the Chalybeate Park Pavilion, Sharon Springs. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…