9/11/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

September 11th, 2015, 8:14 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Down Hill Strugglers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. You may remember them from the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” but the old-timey string band spent this summer touring coast to coast from the Newport Folk Festival to the Vancouver Folk Festival. With the Littlest Birds. 8pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Basilica Soundscape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Day One kicks off with a screening of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian documentary “We Won’t Bow Down” followed by live performances by Weyes Blood, the sitar & tabla duo of Indrajit Banerjee & Gourisankar, Lydia Ainsworth, Viet Cong, Actress and HEALTH. 6:30pm. $40. Followed by an after party with DJ Ephraim Asili @ the Half Moon in Hudson at 1pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

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MUSIC: Stanley Jordan @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The Van Dyck books a rare two-night stand with the groundbreaking jazz guitarist. 6:30 & 8:30pm. $26. Also at 6:30 & 8:30pm on Saturday.

READING: Tom Junod @ the NYS Museum’s Huxley Theatre, Albany. Reading and discussing his article “The Falling Man,” a 2003 meditation on Associated Press photographer Richard Drew’s iconic image of a 9/11 victim plunging to his death. 7pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Van Schaick Island Country Club, Cohoes. 4pm.

MUSIC: Hippo Campus @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. It’s the PearlPalooza Eve party. With Phases. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Derek Forbes @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. Former bassist with Simple Minds. 9pm.

MUSIC: Kimono Dragons @ the Low Beat, Albany. With American Pinup, Freakabout and Dearest Vendetta.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan Band @ 315 Bar BQ & Brew, Utica. As part of the Utica Music & Arts Festival. 7pm.

MUSIC: Jet Crash Boys @ Brown’s Brewing Company, Troy. It’s Sunday Funday… on Friday. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Coveralls @ Brunswick BBQ & Brew, Troy. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Other Side @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute. With Angels On the Fourth. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Knot Dead @ the Parish Public House, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason @ Senate House, Kingston. Renowned for their fiddle-and-banjo folk songs and their score work on films such as Ken Burn’s “The Civil War,” the acclaimed duo will perform on the Senate House lawn. 6pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Williams Chamber Players @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Performing works by Britten, Ravel, Sharaf, Brahms. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Moriah Formica @ Chrome, Waterford. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Audiostars @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Al Bruno @ Canal Square, Cohoes. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete Canal Square concert schedule…