9/8/15: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

September 8th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Montreal’s post-rock pioneers take over the Basilica in support of their new album, Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress. 8pm. $25.

TALK: Paul Grondahl @ Albany Public Library, Albany. The library’s main branch hosts a talk, reading and book-signing for “Great Dogs of Albany and Beyond.” Yeah, the one with Nipper on the cover. 12:15pm. FREE.

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ARTIST TALK: Dave Phillips @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Focusing on concept art and art direction at Local 518 game studio Vicarious Visions (Activision/Blizzard), Dave Phillips was a lead artist on Skylanders: Swap Force. He also illustrates for editorial, young adult and children’s literature. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Ghosts of the American Road @ Common Place, North Adams. With Sophie Lane. 7pm. $15 suggested donation.

COMEDY: The Low Beat Comedy Open Mic @ the Low Beat, Albany. Hosted by Carlisle Carey with featured comic James Holy Diver King. 7:30pm sign-up; 8pm show.