6/23/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

June 23rd, 2016, 7:26 am by Greg

MUSIC: Fitz & the Tantrums @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. In support of their new self-titled album released earlier this month, Fitz & Co. are back at UCH to whip up a bona fide dance party. With Finish Ticket. 8:30pm. $28.

MUSIC: Tony! Toni! Tone! @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. The Alive at Five concert series continues with the ’80s & ’90s R&B group. With Tameka Amar (of Funk Evolution). 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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MUSIC: Off the Record @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Led by the bee-hived thrush Joanna Palladino, Greater Nippertown’s premier lounge-rock trio keeps the fun rolling along for the Alive at Five after-party. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rodrigo y Gabriela @ The Egg, Albany. The internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo bring their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to the stage. With Ryan Sheridan. 8pm. $46.50-$56.50.

MUSIC: Michelle Shocked @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The Grammy nominee launches her four-show Spa City residency with a performance of her classic album Short Sharp Shocked in its entirety – backed by her band, 1000 Yard, featuring Josh Chambers and Lucas Ruedy. With Dryer. 9pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

COMEDY: Jon Lovitz @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. The “Saturday Night Live” alum brings his stand-up show to town for a three-night run. 7:30pm. $30. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Lucky Jukebox Brigade @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. With Able Thought and Ragliacci. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Annie & the Hedonists @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The lunchtime Jazz On Jay concert series continues with one of Greater Nippertown’s most eclectic bands. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Laney Jones & the Spirits @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Boston-based rock singer-songwriter and her band serve up experimental sounds mixed with bluegrass textures and rock ‘n’ roll rhythms, all tied together by Jones’s sensual, alluring vocals. With Chops & Sauerkraut featuring Teddy Weber of the Wiyos on steel guitar 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Big Fez & the Surfmatics @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. Cowabunga! It’s the kick-off concert of Ballston Spa’s annual summer concert series. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Vicious Dreams @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Rigs and Chloroform Party. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Zach Deputy @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Rebel Darling. 9:30pm. $15.

THEATER: “Island Song” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Adirondack Theatre Festival kicks off its season with the new musical from Sam Carner and Derek Gregor examining the struggle of finding love, the struggle of finding success, and above all, the struggle of finding yourself in a big city where everyone seems somehow interconnected. Directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. 7:30pm. $32, $38 & $45. Through Saturday, July 2.

MUSIC: Dyr Faser @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Eric Boomhower and indie rock stalwart Thalia Zedek (Live Skull, Come, Thalia Zedek Band) serve up sounds dark and winding. With Insect Factory. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Bronte Roman @ Canal Square, Cohoes. The Rock the Block concert series continues… 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

CABARET: Seth Sikes @ the Mansion Inn, Rock City Falls. Singing the Liza Minnelli Songbook. 6pm dinner & show, $60; 8pm show only $35. GO HERE for more info and the complete cabaret series schedule…

THEATER: “Fiorello!” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. What is a progressive politician? Look no further than Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical “Fiorello!,” a big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. Directed by Bob Moss. 7pm. $60. Through Saturday, July 23.

MUSIC: Philip Price @ the Dream Away Lodge, Becket. The frontman for Winterpills serves up a solo show. With cellist Lori Goldston (Nirvana, Black Cat Orchestra, Mirah, David Byrne, Earth). 8pm.

MUSIC: The Coxsackie-Athens Community Band @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. Catskill’s Music in the Park concert series kicks off tonight. With the Saugerties Community Band. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Guilderland Town Band @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. Conducted by Kathleen Ehlinger, the Town Band kicks off the Thursday night summertime concert series. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…