12/29/15: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

December 29th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Gibson Brothers Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Leigh & Eric Gibson are joined by long-time bassist Mike Barber for a stripped-down blast of bluegrass picking and sibling harmonies. 4:30 & 7pm. $37. UPDATE: The 7pm show is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Two of America’s most groundbreaking young musicians – acclaimed jazz pianist Brad Mehldau and singer-mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile of the Punch Brothers perform as a duo. Expect to hear anything and everything from Bach to Radiohead. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

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MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “R&B Jam Sandwich” @ the Low Beat, Albany. An R&B benefit concert to support youth programming (art classes, workshops, movie night) at Albany Barn. Featuring performances by Ali Sifflet, Tara Merritt, Anneice Cousin, Horace Michael and Terrance & Julia. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Professor, his band and an array of special guests pay tribute to one of Woodstock’s most beloved musicians, the late Rick Danko, who would have celebrated his 72nd birthday today. 8:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Badfish @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The Sublime tribute band returns. With Good Fiction and Blue Streak Blvd. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: David Reed @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stickbridge. 8pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 6pm sign-up; 7pm show. FREE.