9/22/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

September 22nd, 2016, 7:23 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Parlor @ the Low Beat, Albany. In an effort to make their already way-cool band more flexible,
bandleaders Jen O’Connor and Eric Krans have developed a new live set based on triggered samples and synth bass. With the Black Ships and Neighborhood of Make Believe. 8pm. $7.

THEATER: “Love Jones: The Musical” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The 1997 romantic drama movie has been transformed into a stage musical with an all-star cast that includes Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, Dave Hollister, Raheem DeVaughn and MC Lyte. 8pm. $35, $45, $65 & $85.

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MUSIC: Wishbone Ash @ the Upper Room, Albany. With the Take It Back Tour, the band celebrates their 47th anniversary, playing their time-honored classics and deep tracks from their back catalog, as well as material from recent recordings. 8:30pm. $20 & $35.

MUSIC: Mabel Kwan @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The pianist performs “Trois Hommages” by Georg Friedrich Haas, dedicated to György Ligeti, Josef Matthias Hauer and Steve Reich – simultaneously on two differently tuned pianos. 7:30pm. $6-$18.

MUSIC: Jody Radez @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Barrule @ Crandall Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Bringing the unique sound of traditional Manx music from the Isle of Man across the Atlantic, the award-winning trio offers a diverse evening, including rousing marches, jigs and reels, as well as sorrowful slow airs and beautiful ballads of unrequited love. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Magic Beans @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The blues-funk-psych-grass band from Boulder, Colorado. With Space Carnival. 9:30pm. $15.

THEATER: “The Tavern” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Steven Patterson directs George M. Cohan’s vintage melodrama as the first production on the Bridge Street Theatre’s new Mainstage. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students age 21 & under. Through Sunday, September 25.

MUSIC: Darol Anger & the Furies @ the Parlor, Northampton. The fab fiddler leads a wild cello-driven ensemble. 7pm. $25.

COMEDY: Gerald Kelly @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $10. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Blues Pro Jam @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Featuring guitar great Tas Cru, Ottawa-based guitarist Murray Kinsley, Chatham’s Leigh-Anne Stanton on bass, keyboardist Craig Keil and drummer Sonny Rock. 8pm.

THEATER: “American Son” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Christopher Demos-Brown’s explosive, award-winning drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Directed by Julianne Boyd, it had its world premiere at Barrington Stage earlier this summer, and now it’s back for an encore run. 7pm. $49. Through Sunday, September 25. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Halfstep @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.