4/4/16: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

April 4th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

READING/MUSIC: Josh Rosenthal @ Albany Public Library’s Main Branch, Albany. The Grammy-nominated producer, founder of Tompkins Square record label and UAlbany alum reads from his new debut book, “The Record Store of the Mind,” part memoir and part music criticism. With music by Michael Eck. 7pm. FREE.

TALK: Chuck D @ Siena College’s Sarazen Student Union, Loudonville. The co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, author, political activist, publisher, radio host and producer delivers the keynote lecture for the third annual Hip-Hop Week. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ringo Deathstarr @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Austin alt-rockers with a way-cool band name. With the Stargazer Lilies and the Black Ships. 7pm. $12. UPDATE: This show is postponed due to the snow. New date TBA…

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MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Yes, they’ll be playing the main stage at Albany’s Tulip Fest, but catch ’em in a more intimate setting tonight at their first-Monday-of-the-month residency. 7:15pm. FREE. UPDATE: This show is cancelled due to the snow.

READING: Rick Moody @ Bard College’s Bertelsmann Campus Center, Annandale-On-Hudson. The celebrated author of “Garden State,” “The Ice Storm,” “The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven” and other books reads from his new novel, “Hotels of North America.” Followed by a Q&A. 2:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Dive Deep for Beats” @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Apostrophe S, Slow Pace, Jeremy Gold, more. 7pm. $5. UPDATE: This event has been postponed to Monday, April 11.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Students Against Domestic Violence Among Youth Rock Band Showcase @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Rock bands from Saratoga Springs High School play a benefit for Wellspring, the domestic violence and sexual assault services provider for Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $5.