7/29/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

July 29th, 2016, 7:12 am by Greg

MUSIC: Two Cow Garage @ the Low Beat, Albany. Micah Schnabel leads the Ohio alt-country band in their hotly anticipated return, previewing selections from their upcoming album, Brand New Flag. 8pm.

MUSIC: Swamp Baby @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Greater Nippertown’s shimmering chamber pop band is a perfect match for an under-the-stars UpBeat on the Roof concert. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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MUSIC: Mamadou Kelly @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. The Malian blues virtuoso and his band bring an encyclopedic knowledge of Mali’s music and new sophistication to the sounds from Niafunke. With Rootbrew. 7:30pm. $10. GO HERE for a recent review…

COMEDY: Hannibal Burress @ Proctors, Schenectady. 8pm. UPDATE: This show has been postponed. No new date has yet been scheduled…

MUSIC: Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band @ The Egg, Albany. The longtime drummer of the Allman Brothers Band performs roots-rock and Allman Brothers classics with bassist Berry Oakley, Jr., guitarists Damon Fowler and Heather Gillis and keyboard master Bruce Katz (who is also a member of the Gregg Allman Band). 8pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: Way Down Wanderers @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. Illinois-based roots quintet. 7pm. $20.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. This month’s theme? Christmas in July… 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Commander Cody Band @ Athens Riverfront Park, Athens. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Camp Springer @ Stable Gate Winery, Castleton. Day One of the festival features a screening of “The Last Waltz,” music from Cookin’ Hooks, West End Blend, Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band and Eggy and more… 4pm. $50. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: The Purple Xperience @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Prince tribute band. 8pm. $28 & $38. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Band @ The Ruck, Troy. 7pm.

COMEDY: Rita Rudner @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Named Las Vegas’s Comedian of the Year, the veteran funny lady and Broadway vet brings the laughs to town. 8pm. $35 & $65.

MUSIC: Bernard “Pretty” Purdie & Friends @ The Falcon, Marlboro. He’s played with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Steely Dan to B.B. King and is simply one of the world’s greatest funk drummers. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Performing “Serenade,” “Ash,” “Polaris,” “The Blue of Distance,” “Common Ground” and “Concerto DSCH.” 8pm.

MUSIC: BackBeat @ Canal Square, Cohoes. They’re sure to pay tribute to their former bassist (and Cohoes mayor) George Primeau, who passed away last week. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Dub Is a Weapon @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Brooklyn-based band translates the hypnotic, studio-derived, Jamaican dub music onto the live stage. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Emerald City @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Classic rockers from Troy. With Tumbling Dice. 4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “A Night With Janis Joplin” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Kelly McIntyre stars as the electrifying blues-rock singer in the play written and directed by Randy Johnson. 8pm. Through Sunday, August 7. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: A-Boogie @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The Dope Jam 2 also features DJ Rookie, DJ Static, DJ King Bully and DJ Show. 9pm. $35.

DANCE: Dance Omi Alumni Concert @ PS21, Chatham. Featuring Art Omi alums Stephanie Miracle and Monstah Black. 8pm. $30; $15 students.

MUSIC: Kal David, Lauri Bono & the Real Deal @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With the Gabe Butterfield Band. 9pm. $25.

THEATER: “Passage” @ Shire City Sanctuary, Pittsfield. Kickwheel Ensemble Theater premieres a new satirical climate change romance that links past, present and future. 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ the Chicken Run Family Restaurant and Steakhouse, Windham. The Reverberators frontman plays a solo show. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ On Tap Bar and Restaurant, Latham. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ Grace Park, Hudson Falls. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Chicago” @ Washington Park Lakehouse, Albany. Park Playhouse presents the Kander & Ebb musical about murderers Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly, who try to turn crime into fame. 8pm. FREE-$24. Through Saturday, July 30.

MUSIC: 7th Squeeze @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Hanover. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Saving Atlantis @ Rascals, Guilderland. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Oldies Show @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…