3/25/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

March 25th, 2016, 8:25 am by Greg

NOTE: Today is the last day to register to vote. Just do it…

MUSIC: David Wax Museum @ The Linda, Albany. The duo of David Wax and Suz Slezak play an intoxicating brand of Mexican-inspired Americana. And yes, that’s a real donkey’s jawbone. 8pm. $18.

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MUSIC: Joan Baez @ The Egg, Albany. The Madonna of Folk is still singing sweetly. 8pm. $58 & $68. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Winterpills @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. It’s the CD release party for their new album, Love Songs. With Mark Mulcahy. 8pm. $18.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Rock N Roll Resort @ the Hudson Valley Resort, Kerhonkson. It’s Day One featuring music by Max Creek, the Medicinal Purpose, Teddy Midnight, Formula 5 and more on three stages. 5pm. $50. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Brian Melick @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The tirelessly enthusiastic percussion master will be joined by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Studio Stu. 8pm. $18.

DISCUSSION: Toshi Reagon @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. She knocked it out of the park with her concert last night at the Music Hall, and she’s back again this afternoon for a discussion about the issue facing women working as performers, composers and in other roles in the music industry today. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: The Charlie Hunter Quartet @ the Parish Public House, Albany. the guitar man is joined by Bobby Previte, Curtis Fowlkes and Kirk Knuffke. 9pm. $20. GO HERE to read a recent review…

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Orange @ the Low Beat, Albany. The reunited Local 518 rockers don’t hit the spotlight all that often, so catch ’em when you can. With Dryer and Gobhi. 8pm.

MUSIC: Warhols Woodshed @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s a tribute to David Bowie, playing the Ziggy Stardust album in its entirety. With Factory Radio. 5pm.

THEATER: “The Lion King” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is helmed by director Julie Taymor, who brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Also featuring the choreography of Garth Fagan and the music of Elton John and Tim Rice. 8pm. $20-$170. Through Sunday, April 17.

MUSIC: The Nat Osborn Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. It’s a homecoming concert for the former Skidmore student. With the Woolly Mammals. 9:30pm. $7. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Bill Payne & Friends @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The Little Feat keyboardist joins Connor Kennedy (guitar/vocals), Will Bryant (organ/vocals), Brandon Morrison (bass/vocals) and Lee Falco (drums/vocals). With Brian Dolzani. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Kimock @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 8pm. $25 & $35. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

THEATER: “The Blue Sky Boys” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Deborah Brevoort’s play is an exhilarating romp through the creative minds of the maverick engineers who stopped at nothing to get a man to the moon and back. Directed by Gordon Greenberg. 8pm. $20, $30 & $50. Through Sunday, April 3.

MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Dead again. Relive the glory days of 1990 & 1991 when the real Grateful Dead were playing down the street at the Knickerbocker Arena on this date. 10pm. $15.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Apple Barrel, Schoharie. 8pm.

MUSIC: Everest Rising @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The Howlin’ at the Moon concert series continues… With Mark Baptiste. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Cannon the Brave @ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy. Twin sisters serve up sibling pop harmonies. 8pm.