11/16/15: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

November 16th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Cousin Clyde, Bowtie, Mister Eck and Wild Bill are back for their third-Monday-of-the-month residency, churning out vintage Americana and DIY back porch acoustic country funk. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Boytoy @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Brooklyn trio – featuring guitarists Saara Untracht-Oakner and Glenn Van Dyke with drummer Matthew Gregory Aidala – makes their Greater Nippertown debut in support of their newly released album debut, Grackle. With Swanfeeder and the Black Ships. 7:30pm.

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MUSIC: The Caleb Klauder Country Band @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. On their East Coast tour, the Colorado band brings an old-school cowboy sound with a modern spin. And for this show Patrick M’Gonigle (of the Lonely Heartstring Band) will join them on fiddle for a foot-stompin good time. 8pm.

MUSIC: Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Following their Friday night show at Club Helsinki, the Rockabilly Hall of Famers swing into NoHo. With the Salvation Alley String Band. 7pm. $18.

DISCUSSION: Picturing the Anthropocene: A Conversation @ UAlbany’s Boor Sculpture Studio, Albany. This event launches a campus-wide conversation regarding the Anthropocene, a term that some have used to define a geological era of human-driven destruction. It will feature four brief presentations and perspectives from scholars in the environmental sciences (Mathias Vuille), arts (Danny Goodwin), history (Christopher Pastore) and humanities (Mary Valentis). Followed by Q&A. 7pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC: Blue Monday Blues Jam @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Hosted by Matt Mirable. 8pm.

FILM: “Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. 7pm. $10.25.

FILM: “Gasland” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Part of the Environmental Film Series. Followed by discussion. 7:30pm. $8.