8/15/16: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

August 15th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Dougie MacLean @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The Wall Street Journal calls him simply “a musical hero.” Performing Songwriter calls him “a Scottish phenomenon… exquisite guitar style, expressive voice and honest performance.” The iconic Scottish multi-instrumentalist, composer and magical performer returns to the Step tonight. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: Counting Crows @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. With Rob Thomas. 6:45pm.

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MUSIC: Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band @ First Street Commons, Pittsfield. Powerhouse eight-piece soul band. With the Transmitters. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

TALK: A Conversation with Gregory Crewdson and Rick Moody @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Photographer Gregory Crewdson will discuss the making of his most recent body of work in a conversation with acclaimed author Rick Moody (“The Ice Storm,” “Hotels of North America”). The evening will include the first ever projected slideshow presentation of “Cathedral of the Pines” in its entirety, set to Yo La Tengo’s “Night Falls on Hoboken,” remixed specially for this event. 7pm. $10-$30.

MUSIC: The Ameros @ Dana Park, Albany. With Darling Valley. 5:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Brian Kaplan @ the Albany Elks Lodge lawn, Albany. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Signature Brass Quintet @ Rotterdam Senior Center lawn, Rotterdam. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Yiddish Art Trio @ Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Woodstock. 7pm.