9/23/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

September 23rd, 2015, 6:56 am by Greg

So long, Yogi. We miss you already…

MUSIC: Yo La Tengo @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Hoboken’s favorite alt-rock heroes Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew are teaming up with their former guitarist Dave Schramm to kick off their fall tour at the Music Hall in support of their new album, Stuff Like That There, which includes covers from the songbags of Hank Williams, the Lovin Spoonful, Sun Ra and the Cure. 8pm. $27 & $34; $15 Test Drive Ticket. NOTE: There’s also a pre-show party at the Takk House from 6-8pm. FREE for ticketholders.

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MUSIC: Hamell On Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. Hamell wraps up his weekly Wednesday night residency at the Low Beat with one last no-holds-barred happy hour blast of one-man punk. 6pm.

MUSIC: McLovins @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The jam-band faves return to preview their upcoming self-titled album, due for release next month. With Space Carnival. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Houndmouth @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. They closed out the opening night of last weekend’s FreshGrass fest at MASS MoCA, and now the New Albany (Indiana) roots quartet rambles into Woodstock in support of Little Neon Limelight. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Purity Ring @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Their sophomore album, Another Eternity, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s electronic charts. They sold out their spring tour and made late night TV appearances with Conan O’Brien and Seth Meyers. Now they’re headed to Clifton Park as part of their three-month fall world tour. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: The Alan Doyle Band @ The Egg, Albany. The founding member of Great Big Sea fuses traditional Newfoundland music with a pop sensibility as he fronts his own band in support of his new album So Let’s Go. 7:30pm. $28.

MUSIC/ART: September in the City Art Fair @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. The weekly Wednesday lunchtime art exhibition and sale also features outdoor music by the acoustic world music-meets-prog rock trio, KoriSoron. 11:30am-2pm. FREE.

THEATER: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The 2014 Tony Award-winner as Best Musical. The zany musical farce tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by — you guessed it — eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. 7:30pm. $20-$80. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Bill Payne @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The Little Feat keyboardist is joined by Minstrel, featuring guitarist Connor Kennedy, bassist Brandon Morrison, organist Will Bryant and drummer Lee Falco. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Quartet @ Catskill Mountain Pizza, Woodstock. The saxman is joined by Rob Lindquist (piano), Rich Syracuse (bass) and Jeff Siegel (drums). 9pm.

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

OPEN MIC: Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam @ Caffé Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society presents the monthly open mic with host Sonny Speed. This month’s featured artist is Bill Martin. 7pm sign-up. $5.

FILM: “All Magic Sands (Chappaqua)” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Andrew Lampert’s film matches found video footage with a previously unused soundtrack by Ornette Coleman. 7pm. $6.

FILM: “Woman in Gold” @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. 6:30pm. FREE.

One thought on “9/23/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday”

  1. carol davis says:

    We are so fortunate to live in an area that has an abundance of activities to attend on an ordinary Wednesday evening. I love the Capitol District. Go see live music folks!! Thanks Greg and Sarah for encouraging, promoting , and celebrating our amazing area.

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