1/8/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

January 8th, 2016, 6:28 am by Greg

Happy birthday to Elvis Presley, David Bowie and Nippertown photographer Andrzej Pilarczyk!

MUSIC: Good Fiction @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The rock trio of Patrick Grace, Alex Wollyung and Taylor Abbitt celebrates the release of their new EP, Call Me by Name. With Linear North and Carl Daniels & the Black Box. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Bully @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. In support of their debut album, Feels Like, the band fires up the immediate, in-your-face urgency of the best female post-punk artists like Liz Phair, Throwing Muses, the Breeders, Veruca Salt, Blake Babies, Jen Trynin and L7. With Palehound. 9pm.

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MUSIC: The Syracuse/Siegel Duo @ Grappa 72, Albany. Bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff Siegel – Lee Shaw’s rhythm section – team up with one of Shaw’s most impressive students, pianist Nick Hetko. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: The Hot Club of Saratoga @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A night of Gypsy jazz. 8pm. $22. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: The George Muscatello Group @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC/ART: Henry’s Rifle @ the Low Beat, Albany. 5pm.

MUSIC: Lost Giant @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Franklin Delano’s NY Sensibilities, Shrapnel Warning and Breaking the Fast. 8pm.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. Playing early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz on the second weekend of every month since 1971. 10pm.

MUSIC: Brian Fallon & the Crowes @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The singer-guitarist for Gaslight Anthem rolls into town in support of his debut solo album, Painkillers on Island Records. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Hair of the Dog @ St. Ambrose Church, Latham. A benefit for the St. Ambrose Life Teen Mission trip to the Dominican Republic. 7pm. $29.

MUSIC: Molly Durnin @ Brunswick Barbecue & Brew, Troy. With Jeff Garrison. 8pm.

ARTIST TALK: Georgie Friedman @ Union College’s Peter Irving Wold Center Atrium, Schenectady. The artist discusses her new installation, “Slippery Slope.” 12:55pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Desmond Hotel, Albany. 4:30pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Bentley’s Tavern, Malta. 9pm.

MUSIC: Lethal Entity @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Foaming at the Mouth, Tentacles and King Pariah. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Bendt @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. The alt-rockers Matt Plummer John Longo, Sam Piazza and Carl Blackwood play their debut show. With Candy Ambulance. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed @ the Crown Grill, Saratoga Springs. Jazz, blues, Latin music, and old-school R&B. 7pm.

MUSIC: Hot Tri-City Three @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Gypsy jazz from Zack Cohen, Bobby Davis and Mike Jenkins. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Audiostars @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Harmonic Duo @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Parish Public House, Albany. 10pm. $10.

MUSIC: Rusty Old Guys @ NaNola, Malta. 9pm.

MUSIC: David Kraai & Amy Laber @ Diego’s Taqueria, Kingston. Country harmonies, sweet banjo, tasty mandolin, twangy guitars and soulful harmonica. 7pm. FREE.