9/12/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

September 12th, 2015, 8:14 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany. Albany’s annual free festival of jazz featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones with Kate Davis, Keith Pray’s Soul Jazz Revival, the Joey Thomas Big Band and Larry Moses’ Latin Jazz Express. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule… GO HERE for an interview with Booker T. Jones… UPDATE: Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Jazz Fest has been moved to the rain site – the Corning Preserve Boat Launch Parking Lot under the I-787 overpass.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany. The annual downtown street festival features two stages of music with the Moth & the Flame, Turbo Fruits, Eastbound Jesus, Better by Morning, Wild Adriatic, Until the Ribbon Breaks and Matisyahu. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

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MUSIC: Kashmir @ Chrome, Waterford. The popular Local 518 rockers of the ’77-’80 vintage are playing their 37-Year Reunion Show with the original members. With the Penny Knight Band and String Theory. 7:30pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: Basilica Soundscape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. It’s Day Two of the SoundScape with performances by Circuit des Yeux, Holly Anderson & Chris Brokaw, Sannhet, Jenny Hval, Triangle Trio, Wolf Eyes, Perfume Genius, the Haxan Cloak, more. 6pm. $40. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of performances…

MUSIC: Peter Case @ The Linda, Albany. The rocker-turned-singer-songwriter rolls back into town to preview selection from his upcoming album, HWY 62, as well as other tunes from his vast songbag. With Michael Eck. 8pm. $18. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Drum Boogie Festival @ Andy Lee Field, Woodstock. Bang a gong! It’s a one-day celebration of all things percussive in a wide variety of musical genres from jazz to rock to classical to reggae. Featuring Joe Locke, Jack DeJohnette with Matt Garrison and Foday Musa Susa, NEXUS, US Steel, Mandara, Cobu, the Big Takeover and much more. 11am-8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of performances…

MUSIC: Darryl Tonemah @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. In conjunction with the free Saratoga Native American Festival in Saratoga State Park, the Caffe hosts the acclaimed Native Americana singer-songwriter. 8pm. $24.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza’s Convention Center, Albany. Featuring DJ Boy Boy, MW, George Lamond and Alex Matos. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of performances…

MUSIC: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Pat Tiernan @ the Parish Public House, Albany. Remembering the music of Local 518 musician. Featuring Erin Harkes, School Bus Yellow, Brian LaPoint & the Joints, Formula 5, Lord Electro, 18 Strings of Trouble and Kyle Albano. 6pm. $5 donation, includes a CD of Tiernan’s original songs.

FESTIVAL: Saratoga Native American Festival @ Saratoga State Park, Saratoga Springs. Featuring storytellers, craftspersons, dancers and more With music by Sheldon Sundown, Al Cleveland, the Iron River Singers, the Blackhawk Singers and more. 10am-6pm. FREE. Also 10am-6pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: Party Boat @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. It’s the official PearlPalooza after-party. Also featuring Kimono Dragons and Let’s Be Leonard. 8pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Consider the Source @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. They call their sound “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion,” and that’s as good a description as any. With Ampevene. 9:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ MCLA Quad, North Adams. Led by percussionist Gianni Mano, the Brooklyn-based salsa band plays original arrangements of indie rock tunes from the likes of Arcade Fire, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on The Radio, Santigold, Animal Collective and more. 3pm. $12; $5 students.

MUSIC: The Prophets of Addiction @ the Fuze Box, Albany. The glam-rock/punk band brings their Reunite the Sinners Tour to town. With the Erotics and Demons Alley. 9pm. $7.

COMEDY: Steve Van Zandt @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. He’s “America’s Funniest People” (ABC-TV) and “Show Me the Funny” (FOX-TV), and he was once again named Best Area Comedian in The Times Union’s annual Reader’s Poll. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: U.S. Elevator @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Best known as one-half of the husband-and-wife folk duo, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, here Irion cranks it up for a decidedly more rockin’, psychedelic sound. With Darren Jessee (of Hotel Lights and Ben Folds Five). 9pm.

MUSIC: Yann Falquet & Pascal Gemme @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Old Songs kicks off its fall season with two of the members of Genticorum, the folk trio acclaimed for their interpretations of traditional Quebecois tunes. 8pm. $20; $5 children age 12 & under.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Low Beat, Albany. Albany’s longest running burlesque show celebrates its 11th anniversary. With special guest host Scooter Pie. Doors open at 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Contemporaneous @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Recently recognized for a “ferocious, focused performance” by The New York Times, the ensemble performs the works of living composers through innovative concerts. Featured works include Dylan Mattingly’s “A Way a Lone a Last a Loved a Long the Riverrun,” Conor Brown’s “Weave,” and Frederic Rzewski’s “Coming Together.” 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Power’s Inn & Pub, Clifton Park. 8pm.