5/11/16: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

May 11th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Alejandro Escovedo Trio @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The great Texas singer-songwriter-rocker returns to town as a three-piece band – featuring cellist Brian Standefer and keyboardist Sean Giddings – and chances are he’ll be previewing some songs from his new album, Burn Something Beautiful, slated for release in September. Don’t miss this. With Lucette. 8pm. $30. GO HERE to enter to win free tickets…

MUSIC: Cage the Elephant @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Led by brothers Matt and Brad Shultz (vocals and guitar, respectively), the band steps into the spotlight in support of their new album, Tell Me I’m Pretty. With Portugal. The Man and Broncho. NOTE: This concert was originally scheduled for the Times Union Center but has been relocated to the Palace…

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THEATER: “Once” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Based on the charming, Oscar-winning film of the same name and featuring the music of the Swell Season (Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard), the acclaimed stage musical won eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical), as well as a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. 7:30pm. $20-$80. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Yeasayer @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Direct from Irving Plaza, in support of their acclaimed new album, Amen & Goodbye. With Young Magic. 8pm. $25.

COMEDY: Kevin Meaney @ The Garage, Pittsfield. Maybe you know him from “The Tonight Show” or “Saturday Night Live.” As Tom Shales of The Washington Post once wrote, “Picture the precocious love child of Jonathan Winters and Ethel Merman and you have some idea of Kevin Meaney’s act.” 8pm. $15.

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. 7:30pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, May 15.

THEATER: “Miss Labeled” @ the Spectrum Playhouse, Lee. WAM Theatre Inaugural Girls Ensemble presents their original theatre piece, focusing on the labels young girls feel they are given by society and their peers. It explores issues such as bullying, domestic violence and school dress codes. Suitable for ages 10 and up. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats. 10pm.