4/30/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

April 30th, 2016, 7:44 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Hackensaw Boys @ the Hangar On the Hudson, Troy. The Virginia string band rumbles into The Hangar ready to make old-timey music sound new again with their new album, Charismo. With Hawbuckees. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Caffe Lena’s Folkathon @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The 42-hour musical marathon continues with Frank Jaklitsch & Friends, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Bovine Social Club, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Grainbelt, Martha Gallagher, Tracy Grammer with Cliff Eberhardt & Louise Mosrie, the Jeremy Wallace Trio, Pete Donnelly & Mike Gent and so much more. 9am. $35 per session (day and evening); or $10 per show. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

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MUSIC: The Bob Mould Band @ Pearl Street, Northampton. He led Hüsker Dü in the ’80s, Sugar in the ’90s and, yes, he wrote the theme song for “The Daily Show.” Now he’s teamed up with drummer Jon Wurster and bassist Jason Narducy. With Ted Leo opening the evening with a solo performance. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Community Sing-Along @ 42 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs. Come join in the crowd that gathers in the street in front of Caffe Lena, and raise your voice in song for the filming of a star-studded music video. 10:30am. FREE.

MUSIC: The Royal Bopsters @ Woodstock Community Center, Woodstock. Carrying on the jazz vocal tradition of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Manhattan Transfer and New York Voices, Amy London, Holli Ross, Dylan Pramuk and Darmon Meader will be joined by the great Sheila Jordan in a concert presented by Jazzstock. 7:30pm. $35 & $45. NOTE: Bob Dorough, who was originally advertised, is recovering from surgery and will not be performing…

MUSIC: Paul Green & Two Worlds @ the Lee Meeting House, Lee. The versatile virtuoso clarinetist and his band – Bruce Krasin, alto & tenor saxophones; Michael Musillami, guitar; Joe Rose, piano; Rich Syracuse, bass; and Bill Chapman, drums – meld jazz and Jewish music in inventive arrangements to celebrate the release of Green’s new CD, Music Coming Together. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Fab Faux @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Unlike Beatles tribute bands who sport wigs and period costumes to recreate a Beatles concert, the Fab Faux instead features some of New York’s top studio musicians playing songs rarely or never performed live by the Beatles, performing Revolver in its entirety along with other fan favorites. Accompanied by the Crème Tangerine Strings and Hogshead Horns. 7:30pm. $39, $49 & $66. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

EVENT: Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science @ Proctors, Schenectady. The television personality, author and Food Network star brings his new tour to the Electric City. 8pm. $20-$120.

MUSIC: Pierre Bensusan @ St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, Woodstock. The French-Algerian guitar virtuoso – last seen in the area at the Bridge Jazz Festival in February – returns to Greater Nippertown for more fretboard dazzlement. 7:30pm. $21. GO HERE to read a concert review…

MUSIC: Carrie Rodriguez & the Sacred Hearts @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Texas singer-songwriter, who studied violin with renowned fiddler Matt Glaser, is well-known for her collaborations with Chip Taylor. More recently she has dug into her Chicana heritage with Lola, an album of original Tex-Mex music. 9pm. $22.

MUSIC: Tret Fure @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ Education Center, Schenectady. One of contemporary folk’s very finest singer-songwriters continues to shine in the folk world with release of her 15th CD, Rembrandt Afternoons, which collects her love songs, beautiful story songs and socially conscious songwriting with strong acoustic melodies. 7:30pm. $24-$35.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Emerald City @ 112th Street, Troy. Following the 5K road race to benefit the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club, veteran the Local 518 rockers will rock the block party, taking the outdoor stage in front of Forty-One Sports Bar & Grille for two 50-minute sets. 1pm. FREE; donations accepted.

THEATER: “An Evening with Aunt Nona” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Written and performed by Anna Carol; directed by Joshua Chase Gold, it’s a solo theater performance combining stand-up comedy, improv and storytelling. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Tashi Dorji & Marisa Anderson @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Two adventurous, acclaimed acoustic guitarists. 8pm. $5. 

MUSIC: Window Quartet @ the Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Pianist Tony Fajt and his jazz quartet return to Hudson for music that oscillates between ambient textures, singing melodies and driving rhythms. 7pm. $20; $15 students.

MUSIC: Elephant Revival @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The eclectic Colorado band rumbles into Woodstock. With Chadwick Stokes of Dispatch. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Laura Stevenson @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. With a full band. With Crying and Chris Farren (of Fake Problems). 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Demons Alley, Ikes Wasted World and Brother T. 8pm. $7.

THEATER: “A Trip to Bountiful” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Join the inspiring pilgrimage to the small town of Bountiful, Texas with Carrie Watts, the charming, aging widow who escapes her controlling daughter-in-law and son’s three-room Houston apartment to visit her childhood home one last time. 3 & 8pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, May 15.

MUSIC: Gang of Thieves @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Ladies Drink Free. 9:30pm. $8.

MUSIC: Noise Between Stations @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band. 9:30pm. FREE.

READING: An Evening with Athens Authors @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. A reading and book-signing by Mary Lou Becker and Timothy O’Leary. 7pm.

COMEDY: Mad Laughs @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Featuring stand-up comedy by Mike Spiers. With Jen Saracino, Michael McLaughlin and Sorry Not Sorry. Hosted by Shawn Gillie. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Malice in Wonderland @ the Fuze Box, Albany. 9pm. $10.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: C’est Bon @ Old Songs, Vooeheesville. Community Cajun/zydeco dance. 7pm lesson; 8pm dance. $15.

MUSIC: Given to Fly @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Pearl Jam tribute band. With R.E.M. tribute band Dead Letter Office. 8:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: Sambadende @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. The sound of Brazil. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Kaspar” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Directed by Aaron Ardisson, Peter Handke’s play dissects the role of language in the human experience, specifically the role of language as torturer. 8pm. Through Sunday (May 1).