10/1/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

October 1st, 2015, 7:54 am by Greg

FILM: “Nightmare Code” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Mark Netter describes himself as “a guy from Delmar, born in 1960, used to go to movies at the Palace and Madison and then the Cine 7, went off to college and NYU Grad Film, moved to LA, and finally, at my ripe young age, I¹m releasing my first feature film as director/co-writer/producer.” (PS: Netter’s co-writer, M.J. Rotondi, grew up in Troy.) And they did pretty good with their film, too; the psychological sci-fi thriller took home top honors at the 2015 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival. Now “Nightmare Code” comes to Albany for one night only. 6:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan Band @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Blues and more… 7pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: Cowboy Junkies @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Margo Timmins & Co. return to Club Helsinki with their patented, hypnotic style of country-roots rock. 8pm. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: Radkey @ the Half Moon, Hudson. A punk band from St. Joseph, Missouri that is made up of three brothers. With Donkey Song. 8pm.

MUSIC: The High Kings @ Celtic Hall, Albany. The Irish band featuring Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden. $30.

COMEDY: Pauly Shore @ the Comedy Works, Albany. 7 & 9pm. $35. UPDATE: The 7pm show is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: Particle @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Led by keyboardist/songwriter, Steve Molitz, one of the key pioneers of the emerging livetronica music scene. With DrFameus. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: “Down with the Rent: The Anti-Rent Rebellion of New York State” @ New York State Museum Cultural Education Center’s Clark Auditorium, Albany. An Old Songs production of authentic songs & stories written and sung by Anti-Rent protestors in the 1840s. 7pm. $10.

THEATER: “4000 Miles” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Amy Herzog’s Obie Award-winning odd couple dramatic comedy kicks off the 2015-16 season at Cap Rep. He’s a millennial, 21, a ball of energy and contradictions still taking shape with every word he utters. She’s his grandmother, a Greenwich Village lefty, 70 years his senior, and cut from even older cloth, wise enough to know when to hold her tongue. Directed by Stephen Nachamie. 7:30pm. $20-$50.

MUSIC: Austin Aware @ the Low Beat, Albany. With MScott, King Jules, August King, Miles. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Intrepid Travelers @ the Parish Public House, Albany. Straight outta Buffalo… With Victory Soul Orchestra. 9pm.

TALK/FILM: “In Conversation: Film Memory” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Artist-in-residence Jennifer West and writer and curator Michael Ned Holte discuss the intersection of film and memory in a night of unabashed film love that delves into the darkened make-out corners of cult and midnight movie theaters, celebrates the circulation of VHS bootlegs, and tracks through the video rental houses, multi-screen drive-ins, discount multiplexes, art house theaters, lecture halls, and museums of film culture, ending up in today’s tangled web of digital file sharing and online-streaming platforms. 7pm. FREE.