10/28/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

October 28th, 2016, 8:42 am by Greg

MUSIC: Ryley Walker @ the Half Moon, Hudson. The guitar phenom rolls into town in support of his new album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung. With Circuit des Yeux and Last Good Tooth. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds @ The Egg, Albany. Fireball frontwoman Arleigh Kincheloe and the boys take the stage in support of their new live release Fowl Party. 8pm. $29.50.

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MUSIC: David Wilcox @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. The singer-songwriter’s lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops and creative open tunings, giving him an uncommon range and tenderness. 7pm. $26.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Joshua Bell & Alessio Bax @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. An intimate concert of violin and piano duets. Proceeds benefit the Mahaiwe’s arts and education programs. 8pm. $65-$250.

MUSIC: Joe Crookston @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. From Ithaca, Joe Crookston is bringing his fiddle, slide guitar, original paintings and visual art, lush sonic landscapes, hilarious stories, foot-stomping rhythms, gorgeous melodies and his passion for creating beauty in this crazy world. 7:30pm. $26 & $35.

MUSIC: Helga Davis @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Adventurous music amidst Nick Cave’s sprawling exhibition, “Until.” 8pm. $26. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Andy Pratt @ the BOOM Room, Pittsfield. With Dar Maloney & Tom Conklin. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Slidin’ Dirty Two-Year Anniversary Block Party @ 1st Street, Troy. Featuring music by Pony in the Pancake, The Parlor and Kimono Dragons. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Chris Smither @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. If you missed the fab veteran blues-folk singer-songwriter at Caffe Lena last night, you’ll get another chance to catch him in action tonight in Hudson. Accompanied by David Goodrich. With Milton opening the show. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Chronicles @ the Takk House, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Seriously rockin’ big band starring Ed Palermo as “The Whore from Livermore!” 7pm. Donations encouraged.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. This month’s theme is Halloween, of course. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Demons Alley, Mordwolf and Ike’s Wasted World. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Archie Fisher @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. The traditional Scottish ballad singer, master guitarist and songwriter returns to the Old Songs stage. 7:30pm. $20; $5 children age 12 & under.

MUSIC: Mirk @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With Sirsy and Erin Harkes. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC/FILM: Hey Jude…The Tribute @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Eric Idle and and Neil Innes’ hilarious Beatles parody film “The Rutles” followed by Greater Nippertown’s premiere Beatles tribute band. 7pm. $20.

COMEDY: “Unelectable You” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The website Slate and the improv comedy group the Second City have teamed up for a traveling, election-themed live political comedy show. 8pm. $20–$50.

MUSIC: Hayley Jane & the Primates @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Knot Dead. 9:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Teddy Midnight @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Ampevene. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Let Go Daylight @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Phillips Head. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Alice Giles @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The classical harpist plays Bach, Britten, Berio and Fauré. 8pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Jessica Kirson @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the Inn at Saratoga, Saratoga Springs. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Shaun McCarthy Trio @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: Jecco Duo @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Heathers: The Musical” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga presents the stage musical based on the 1989 film about the Heathers of Westerberg High. 8pm. $20. Through Sunday, October 30.

MUSIC: Formula 5 @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 9:30pm.