1/13/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

January 13th, 2017, 7:05 am by Greg

MUSIC: Lee Harvey Osmond @ The Linda, Albany. Canadian rocker Tom Wilson (aka, Lee Harvey Osmond) has won three Juno Awards, released 14 albums and gave a genuinely mesmerizing performance in his last Greater Nippertown concert seven years ago at Revolution Hall. With Michael Eck, accompanied by Lee Harvey Blotto. Yes, it’s gonna be a Lee HarveyPalooza. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Just back from the west coast launch of their annual Elvis Birthday Bash tour, Mark Gamsjager and bandmates make their Caffe debut with rollickin’ rockabilly and swing classics, including a selection of nuggets from the songbag of The King. 8pm. $22.

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MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rockin’ From the Heart @ The Barrel Saloon, Albany. A benefit concert for Albany’s Center for Disability Services featuring Blue Factory, Yellow Montego, Jazz Connection, EJ Ray, the Stockbridge Boys and Kraksabbath. 6pm. $10.

MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. A homecoming concert for Troy’s own booming baritone troubadour. 8pm. $20. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Moon Worship @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Inch Band and Chris Bassett. 8pm.

MUSIC: Gay Tastee @ the Low Beat, Albany. 6pm.

MUSIC: Bathrobe Robots @ Ye Olde Wishin Shoppe, Ballston Spa. Phantogram isn’t the only Greenwich-based duo making some sweet noise. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: George Muscatello Group @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Running the River @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The latest installment of the Howlin’ at the Moon concert series. With John Rice & Courtney Blackwell Rice. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. Early New Orleans- and Chicago-style jazz. 10pm.

THEATER: “Something Rotten” @ Proctors, Schenectady The touring production of the hit Broadway musical previews at Proctors with the hilarious tale of the Bottom brothers’ attempt to write the world’s first musical theater production. 8pm. $20-$95. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers @ Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery, Altamont. 7pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Bentley’s Tavern, Malta. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Asa Morris & the Mess @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Bare Mattress, Bren and William Hale. 9pm. $5.

VARIETY: Bindlestiff Cirkus @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Led by Ringmistress Philomena, the annual Cabin Fever Cabaret series features a line-up of live music, trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. For grown-ups only. 9pm. $30.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Trio @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Resonators @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Rockin’ blues. 9pm.

MUSIC: Ryan Montbleau @ The Falcon, Marlboro. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 10pm. $15.

WORKSHOP: I/O Fest 2017 @ Williams College ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance’s CenterStage, Williamstown. A workshop hosted by TAK Ensemble concentrating on contemporary music creation and performance. 4:15pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: I/O Fest 2017 @ Williams College ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance’s CenterStage, Williamstown. The TAK Ensemble plays genre-defying music by Taylor Brook, Tyshawn Sorey, John Zorn, Kate Soper, David Bird, Jacob Walls and Erin Gee. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Overture @ Lucky Strike Social’s Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Deb Cavanaugh @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Lost Keys @ the Twisted Vine, Delmar. 7pm.

MUSIC/COMEDY: Ed & Randall’s Maugerville @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. The off-beat comedy of Ed Smyth and the sweet original acoustic music of Randall Mauger. 7:30pm.

GO HERE for a round-up of art gallery and museum exhibits…