9/30/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

September 30th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Hot Sardines @ The Egg, Albany. Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman with a voice from another era. Oh yeah, they’ve got a tap dancer, too… 7:30pm. $34.50.

MUSIC: Ian Hunter & the Rant Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The former bandleader of ’70s British rock legends Mott the Hoople wrote such rock anthems as “All the Way From Memphis,” “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Cleveland Rocks,” and had a huge hit with the David Bowie-penned “All The Young Dudes,” after turning down the first song Bowie offered, “Suffragette City,” thinking it wasn’t good enough to record. 9pm.

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MUSIC: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 8pm. $35 & $50. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Huichica East @ Chaseholm Farm, Pine Plains. Day One of the two-day fest features Katie Harkin, Mail the Horse, Currituck Co., Range of Light Wilderness, Entrance, Garth Hudson, Vetiver and Bill Callahan. Music starts at 1pm. $50. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: Dust Bowl Faeries @ the Old Glenford Church, Glenford. The captivating Ryder Cooley leads the ethereal gothic folk ensemble. With Luis Mojica & the Rainbow Tentacles. 7pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Adirondack Independence Music Festival @ Wood Park, Lake George. Day One of the two-day fest features Capital Zen, Mister F, the Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson and Robert Randolph & the Family Band. Partial proceeds will benefit the Gayle Nelson family, whose home was just partially destroyed by fire. Music starts at 4:30pm. $15; FREE kids age 12 & under. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: Peter Mulvey & David Greenberger @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. A unique one-night-only callaboration between the singer-songwriter and the wry monologist. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The rotating musical collective of Postmodern Jukebox has spent the past few years amassing more than 450 million YouTube views and 1.9 million subscribers, as they take current Top 40 hits and re-imagine them as coming from earlier eras of popular music. 8pm. $39.50, $52.50, $75 & $105.

MUSIC: George Thorogood & the Destroyers @ the Glens Falls Civc Center, Glens Falls. With the Edgar Winter Band. 7:30pm. $40, $50 & $55.

MUSIC: Tendai Muparutsa @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The vocalist-guitarist-percussionist leads a group that creates Afro-soundscapes infused with soulful imagination. Featuring guitarist Jason Ennis, drummer Gary Rzab, bassist Avery Sharpe, percussionist Matthew Gold and more. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Outside Mullingar” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. This charmer of a play by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley whisks you away on a delightful journey to the farmlands of Ireland and the unlikely romance between two middle-aged neighbors. 8pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, October 16. GO HERE to read a review…

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5-9pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Maria Muldaur & the Red Hot Bluesiana Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Simo @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Guitarist-vocalist J.D. Simo leads his high-energy, psychedelic blues-rock trio. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Bendt @ the Low Beat, Albany. A benefit concert for the Homeless Action Committee. With Desafinado and Nobody for President. 7pm.

MUSIC: Calan @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. New ambassadors of Welsh Cool, the remarkable
talents of the five young musicians give a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. 7:30pm. $23; $5 children age 12 & under.

MUSIC: The Garcia Project @ the Madison Theater, Albany. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Dar Williams @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. The Return to Mortal City: the 20th Anniversary Tour. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: The St. Rose Camerata @ Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Average Bear @ S&S Farm Brewery, Nassau. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Amy Ryan Band @ Chatham Brewing, Chatham. 8pm.

MUSIC: Life of Agony @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Local 518 heroes Stigmata and Brick by Brick. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes Duo @ Katie O’Byrne’s, Schenectady. 9pm.

MUSIC: Arch Stanton Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ the Chicken Run Family Restaurant & Steakhouse, Windham. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Jasper @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With the Kindness and Factory Radio. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: River Junction @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Yankee Holler @ the Niverville Pub, Niverville. 9pm.

MUSIC: Talia Denis @ Lucky Strike Social’s Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. All-ages show with Vatrano Road and Madison Vandenburg. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Accents @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Evo2 @ Rascals, Guilderland. 5pm. $5.

FILM/TALK: “Zoot Suit Riots” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. A documentary exploring the complicated racial tensions that led to the explosion of race riots between whites and Mexican Americans in Los Angeles during the summer of 1943. Followed by a discussion with writer-director Joseph Tovares. 7pm. FREE.