1/26/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

January 26th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Mile Twelve @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The dynamic, Boston-based bluegrass band returns to the Bull, now as a quintet, having recently added mandolinist David Benedict to their line-up. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: San Fermin + NOW Ensemble @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Direct from the Ecstatic Music Festival, the chamber-pop band teams up with the contemporary classical ensemble for a unique, hypnotic collaboration, and the Hall has landed one of only three of their joint performances. 7:30pm. $25; $15 students.

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MUSIC: Hubby Jenkins @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The singer/multi-instrumentalist from the Carolina Chocolate Drops lands at the gorgeously renovated Caffe for a solo show. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC: Rubblebucket @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The funkateers celebrate the release of their new EP, If U C My Enemies. With Sam Evian. 9pm. $18.

COMEDY: Gilbert Gottfried @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30pm. $10. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out. Also at 7:30 & 9:30pm on Friday.

MUSIC: Maddy Schimmenti @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Sydney Schizzano and Emily Mitchell. 8pm.

MUSIC: Ginuwine @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. “Pony,” the daring first single from his multi-platinum album The Bachelor, peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks for two weeks in late 1996, and reached number six on Billboard’s Hot 100. 9pm. $25.

MUSIC: Opera Saratoga @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. “Saratoga Sings Under the Influence” – arias in the pub. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Joan Shelley @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Kentucky singer-songwriter Joan Shelley’s beguiling third album Over and Even is as compelling a record as the folk genre has seen in years. With Eric Lee. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Jecco @ Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Keyboardist Lecco Morris and saxman Jeff Nania play explosive jazz-funk. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Urinetown” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Marc Christopher directs the 2001 Tony Award winning musical comedy. 8pm. $18-$28. Through Sunday, January 29.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Keegan Ales, Kingston. 7pm.

THEATER: “Southern Comforts” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Barry Streifert directs Circle Theatre Productions’ performance of Kathleen Clark’s romantic play about second chances at love late in life. 8pm. $18: $10 under age 18. Through Sunday, January 29.

MUSIC: The Professors @ Senate Garage, Kingston. The band features members of the SUNY New Paltz Jazz Faculty, including pianist Vinnie Martucci, guitarist Mark Dziuba, bassist John Menegon, drummer Jeff Siegel, vocalist Teri Roiger, saxman David Savitsky and trumpeter Rebecca Coupe-Franks. 7:30pm. $15.

FILM: “A Band Called Death” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death – before punk was punk. 7pm. $10; $8 students & seniors.

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