4/7/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

April 7th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: WCDB-FM’s 39th Birthday Party @ the Low Beat, Albany. Boston indie band Palehound headlines – and maybe showcases tunes from their upcoming album, A Place I’ll Always Go. With Greater Nippertown faves The Parlor, Another Michael and Hospital Corners. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Fennig’s All-Star String Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Bill Spence on hammered dulcimer, Toby Stover on piano and George Wilson on fiddle. Other than Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band, we can’t think og another band that’s logged more years on the Greater Nippertown music scene. 8pm. $20.

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EVENT: Capital Region Guitar Show @ Saratoga City Center, Saratoga Springs. Guitars, guitars, guitars… buy, sell, trade or just drool… 5-9pm. $7; Free kids age 10 & under. Also 10am-5pm on Saturday. GO HERE for more info and a chance to win FREE tickets.

MUSIC: New York Voices @ The Egg, Albany. It’s a return appearance by the jazz vocal quartet, and a homecoming show for Greater Nippertown native and singer Kim Nazarian. 8pm. $34.

MUSIC: Rebel Darling @ S&S Brewery, Nassau. Singer-songwriter M.R. Poulopoulos is joined by John Rice and Laurence Scudder. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Michael Eck @ Altamont Free Library, Altamont. The SongTellers Sessions series continues with one of the busiest men on the Local 518 music scene. Subtitled Michael Eck Comes Alive. 7pm. FREE. UPDATE: Due to illness, this show has been postponed to Friday, April 14…

MUSIC: The Magic Beans @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Teddy Midnight. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. An evening vaudeville blues, early jazz and country music. 7:30pm. $20; $5 for children ages 12 and under.

CABARET: Sarah Kilborne’s “The Lavender Blues” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The modern cabaret performer teams up with pianist Axel Belohoubek to showcase the world of pre-WWII queer music. It’s also a CD release party for The Lavender Blues: Live at the Linda, recorded last year in concert in Albany. 8pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “The Sound of Music” @ Proctors, Schenectady. “The hills are alive…” 8pm. $20-$90. Through Sunday.

DANCE: Okwui Okpokwasili @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The choreographer, writer, and actress brings her kinesthetically powerful movement style to a site-specific dance that responds to Nick Cave’s major Building 5 exhibition “Until.” 8pm. $40; $20 students.

MUSIC: Kurt Baker Combo @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The Wicked Cool recording artists describe themselves as “A teaspoon of Elvis Costello, a half pint of Paul McCartney, a gallon of Joey Ramone and just a dash of Rick Nielsen.” With Soraia and the Connection. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Primate Fiasco @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Barika. 9:30pm. $10.

COMEDY: Matthew Broussard @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30 & 10pm. $15. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Damn Tall Buildings @ Houghton Mansion, North Adams. With the Ladies of Upstate Rubdown. 7pm. $15.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany First Friday Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Mark Gamsjager & the Lustre Kings rev up the rockabilly and swing sounds. With free dance lesson by Jason Fenton at 7pm. Music and dance at 8pm. $15; $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: The Lazy Suns @ Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery, Altamont. 7pm.

MUSIC: Xylouris White @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Lute and drums duo. With Pigeons. 8pm. $10.

THEATER: “ChipandGus: A Comedy With Balls” @ Proctors’ Fenimore Gallery, Schenectady. It’s the story of two friends, oddball acquaintances. Set in a rundown game-room of a rundown sports bar in Schenectady, their monthly ping pong game uncovers buried secrets in this moving comedy. 7:30pm. $25. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: International Contemporary Ensemble @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Five musicians from the artist collective ICE perform works of Laszlo Dubraovay, Erin Gee, Georg Aperghis, Ileana Perez Velazquez and Ann Cleare. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: John Kribs @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kyle Bourgault Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm.

MUSIC: DigiTour @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Featuring Loren Gray, Nate Garner, Nathan Triska, HRVY, Tyler Brown, Sam Collins, Found Vegas and more. 6:30pm. $25.

COMEDY: Eric McMahon @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $15.

TALK: Richard Feldman @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. The Friday afternoon lecture series, Coffee & Conversation, kicks of the spring season with “To Life! Part II,” a celebration of the songs of optimism and hope from popular Broadway musical scores by Jerome Kern, Cy Coleman, Jerry Herman and others. 1pm. FREE.

LISTENING PARTY: Left Hand Shake @ Il Faro, Albany. It’s a listening party for 8 Track Mind, the new album by David Decker and Blaze Sepowski. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 9pm.

THEATER: “Into the Woods” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Park Playhouse presents a production of Stephen Sondheim musical with a cast of 15 Park Playhouse II students ranging in age from 13-18 years old. 8pm. $25; $15 age 18 & under. Through Sunday, April 9.

FILM/TALK: “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Film screening with commentary by director Stanley Nelson and producer Marcia Smith. This feature-length 2015 documentary explores the remarkable history of the Black Panther Party, its formation and ultimate downfall, and its cultural and political significance to the broader American culture. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Vic and Joe Show @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

One thought on “4/7/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday”

  1. Rick says:

    Matt Durfee this evening out here in Galway at The Cock ‘n Bull

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