1/15/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

January 15th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Elvis Birthday Bash @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings lead an array of special guests through a tribute concert dedicated to the music of the King of Rock & Roll just a week after what would have been his 81st birthday. 9pm.

MUSIC: Garland Jeffreys @ the Madison Theater, Albany. The quintessential NYC rock & roll street poet leads a full band such such nuggets as “Spanish Town, “New York Skyline” and and of course his classic “Wild in the Streets.” 8pm. $25.

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MUSIC: The Amy Ryan Band @ the Bayou Cafe, Glenville. It’s a showcase concert for the Capital Region Blues Network’s Blues Showdown winners, who will represent Greater Nippertown at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis later this month. With Andrew Wheeler, solo/duo winner. 9pm. FREE: donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Martin Luther King Social Justice Music Celebration @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Taina Asili y la Bande Rebelde and their friends – including DJ Trumastr, Masai Atg and Amani Olugbala – sing for social justice. 8pm. $10; with partial proceeds to benefit the Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration.

MUSIC: Darlingside @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Having garnered praise Rolling Stone, NPR and The New Yorker, Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner and David Senft bring their soaring vocal harmonies and rootsy chamber-folk sound to town. 8pm. $22. UPDATE: The show is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ Arthur’s Market, Schenectady. The rootsy bluegrass/Americana band will be videotaping their concert. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Trio @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Pissing Match @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Aggressive Response, Sex Scene, Triple Deuce and Early Grabs. 8:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: Hinder @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Shaman’s Harvest, Within Reason and Resolve. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Jimmy Kelly @ Katie O’Byrne’s, Schenectady. Accompanied by fiddler Victor Gagnon. 8pm.

MUSIC: Of the Atlas @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With the Stable Gentlemen, Lock 9, Iudica, Sun Satellites, A World for You and OD. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC/PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany Shindig! @ First Congregational Church, Albany. Part concert, part community dance featuring music by Quickstep with John Kirk & Trish Miller calling the steps. 7pm. $7; $2 children age 12 & under.

MUSIC: Nile @ Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park. With Incontinence, Inhumantus, Necroptic Engorgement and the farewell performance by Declension. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: Inertia @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Under the Den @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: In Spite of Ourselves @ Bailey’s Cafe, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: Geo @ Casey Finn’s, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: April Marie @ Grappa 72, Albany. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: The Audiostars @ NaNola, Malta. 9pm.