4/15/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

April 15th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Formula 5 @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Celebrating the release of their new album, All Points North. With the Other Brothers. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Michael Hurley @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Willy Mason and Tom Carter. 7pm. $15. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

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MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Greg Bell’s 25th anniversary of promoting concerts continues… With Mitch Elrod & Caroline Motherjudge and the Grassroots Rebels (featuring members of Jerkwater Ruckus). 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: South Carolina Broadcasters @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Their razor sharp harmonies, exceptional picking, and fabulous song selection will have listeners riveted to their seats. David Sheppard has a knack for writing new songs that sound old, and Ivy Sheppard has established a talent for digging up obscure field recordings. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Tribute to Larry Coryell @ The Falcon, Marlboro. A celebration of the music of the great jazz fusion guitarist who died in February. Organized by his son Murali Coryell with a line-up that includes saxman Bill Evans; guitarists Vic Juris and Brian Keane; keyboardist Mike Mandel; vibraphonist/pianist Mark Sherman; flutist/trumpeter Dan Pickering; bassists Mark Egan and Bill Foster; and drummers Bernard Purdie, Mike Clark and Steve Johns. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Adirondack Folk Night @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Songs, stories, tunes and sing-alongs presented by Dan Berggren, Dan Duggan, John Kirk, Peggy Lynn, Sara Milonovich, Ed Lowman, Trish Miller and Alex Smith to benefit the musical programming at Great Camp Sagamore. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: Joe Lovano @ Senate Garage, Kingston. “The Moment of Now: A Night of Improvised Music!” featuring saxman Joe Lovano with Judi Silvano (voice), Bruce Arnold (guitar), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Marilyn Crispell (piano), John Menegon (bass) and Susie Ibarra (drums). 7:30pm. $25

THEATER: “Beautiful” @ Proctors, Schenectady. She’s one of the great pop songwriters of the Brill Building era, and there’s so much more to the music of Carole King than just her multi-platinum hit album Tapestry. 2 & 8pm. $20-$100. Through Sunday. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Nelson Espostito Quintana @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Exploratory instrumental compositions, thick grooves and spacey encounters… 9pm.

MUSIC: Soul Sky @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Damn Tall Buildings @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 9pm.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $13.

MUSIC: Nixon’s Spirit @ the Low Beat, Albany. They’re back! With Smittix, Society High, Jesse Calhoun. 8pm.

MUSIC: John “Doctor Dirty” Valby @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Dirty ditties… With Don Jamieson. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: Charming Disaster @ The Anchor, Kingston. The Brooklyn-based folk-noir duo brings their darkly comic duets about love, death, crime, and the supernatural to Kingston in support of their new album Cautionary Tales. 9:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

DANCE: LAVA @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Performing “A Goddessey,” a feminist survival story that journeys through emotional and geologic landscapes while carrying a transmuting traveler from a bleak and blurry patriarchal present into a rainbow-colored feminist future. 3pm. $12; $5 kids ages 6-16; FREE kids age 5 & under. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: David Grover @ The Garage, Pittsfield. A children’s music concert by the Berkshires fave who led Arlo Guthrie’s band for many years. Accompanied by his daughter Jessica on bass. 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: The Garcia Project @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Performances are based on actual set lists performed by the Jerry Garcia Band from 1976 to 1995. 8pm. $22 & $25.

MUSIC: Before the Betrayer @ the Fuze Box, Albany. West Sand Lake deathcore. With King Pariah, Beast, Territory and A Mirror’s Embrace. 7pm. $12.

TALK/TELEVISION: “American Gods” @ Bard College’s Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson. Professor-author Neil Gaiman and executive producer Bryan Fuller discuss the transition from page to screen for the forthcoming Starz television series adapted from Gaiman’s best-selling novel, including a preview screening of the first episode. 7:30pm. $25. UPDATE: This event is now officially sold out…

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

MUSIC: Rick Bolton Band @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

COMEDY: Damon Williams @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7 & 9:45pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Otherside @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kevin Wayne & the Retrobilleze @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Brian Kane @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm.