1/9/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

January 9th, 2016, 7:28 am by Greg

MUSIC: Joe Barna’s Sketches of Influence @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Jazz concert and live recording of “Suite Lee,” in tribute to Lee Shaw. 7:30pm. $10. Also at 6pm on Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Elvis Birthday Bash @ The Hangar, Troy. Johnny Rabb, the Lustre Kings’ Mark Gamsjager, the Tichy Boys and lots of other local luminaries pay tribute to the King of Rock & Roll. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Sly Fox & the Hustlers @ the Hollow Bar & Kitchen, Albany. Celebrating the release of their new album, American Gypsy. With Let Go Daylight and the Ameros. 9pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

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MUSIC: The Living Roots Trio @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The folk-rock trio celebrates the release of their new CD, To All Things. With Jen Zimberg. 8pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Golfstrom @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Hot Club of Saratoga’s clarinetist Jonathan Greene, accordionist-vocalist Sergei Nirenburg and bassist Bobby Kendall, the band performs an eclectic mix of international 1930-’60s folk and pop songs. With special guest percussionist Brian Melick. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Tim Reynolds @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Dave Matthews’ guitarist plays a solo acoustic concert. 7:30pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: The Albany Symphony @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Guest conductor JoAnn Falletta leads ASO through Brahms’ 2nd Symphony, The Blue Danube Waltz by Strauss, On The Town: Three Dance Episodes by Bernstein and Miguel del Aguila’s Concierto en Tango for Cello and Orchestra, featuring cellist Roman Mekinulov. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Both are award-winning solo singer-songwriters; together they’re magical. 7:30pm. $26 & $35.

COMEDY: Bruce Bruce @ Funny Bone at Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. 7:30 & 10pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Jeff Nania Afro-Cuban Ensemble @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Cry Havoc @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Live Nude Girls, New Red Scare, Girth Control and Scuba Dudes. 8pm. $5.

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. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Gross & Hart @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. Acoustic rock duo. 7pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Hey Jude…The Tribute @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Molly Durnin @ the Rock, Hudson Falls. With Jeff Garrison. 8pm.

MUSIC: Free Air @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Flargistow. 9pm. $5.

COMEDY: Sorry Not Sorry @ the Low Beat, Albany. Improv comedy. With Am I Right? and Dollars to Donuts. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Back 40 Band @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. New lead vocalist Bob Beaver steps up to the mic to lead the country music favorites. 8pm.

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

MUSIC: Message from Vega @ Parish Public House, Albany. With Big Radio. 9pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Hammo’s Brewpub & Lodge, Hensonville. 8pm.

MUSIC: A New ZOO Year Concert @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring pfish and DJTSWAG. 9pm. $5; $10 is under age 21.