4/29/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

April 29th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Eilen Jewell @ The Linda, Albany. Seriously, there’s nothing that the Queen of the Minor Key can’t sing – from stone-cold country to vintage jazz to intimate folk to revved-up rockabilly to… 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Acoustic Trauma @ Chrome, Waterford. Multi-instrumentalist Paul Maceli’s prog band is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and various bandmembers have come and gone along the way, so tonight’s big bash will feature four different incarnations of the band, each performing 30-minute sets. 8pm. $5.

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: 24-Hour Drone @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Lee Renaldo (of Sonic Youth), Roddy Bottum (of Faith No More), Iva Bittova, Phil Kline, Jon Gibson, Brian Dewan and lots more sonic explorers keep the marathon drone humming along. Starting at 12noon. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of performances…

MUSIC: Malcolm Cecil & Friends @ Columbia-Greene Community College’ Arts Center Theater, Hudson. The Grammy Award-winning musician-producer-synthesizer pioneer celebrates his 80th birthday with a concert featuring the great Dave Holland (bass), Marvin “Bugalu” Smith (percussion), Patricia Dalton (vocals), George DeLeon (tenor sax), John Esposito (keyboards), Jose Cuevas (drums), Charlie Apicella & Ron Petrides (guitars) and Amy Bateman (violin). 7:30pm. $20; $18 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Brooks Williams @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Yet another great blues performer returns. With Lisa Bastoni. 8pm. $22.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany. Four venues – Stout, Parish Public House, the Hollow Bar + Kitchen and the Fuze Box – each host five of six bands. One $25 admission charge gets you into ’em all. Showtimes? Your guess is as good as ours… Workshops and panel discussions, too. GO HERE for the individual venue line-ups…

THEATER/MUSIC: Shen Yun @ Proctors, Schenectady. Can you say “extravaganza”? 7pm. $74-$124. Also at 2pm Sunday.

MUSIC: Geoff Muldaur @ The Falcon, Marlboro. If you missed the legendary roots ‘n’ bluesman at Caffe Lena last night, now you’ve got another chance. 7pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC: Denny Laine @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The former guitarist-vocalist of the Moody Blues and Wings plays the complete albums Go Now and Band on the Run with his current band. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Fab Faux @ The Egg, Albany. The Beatles tribute band celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Psychedelic Summer of Love with songs from the 1967 albums Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour, as well as other fan favorites accompanied by the Hogshead Horns and the Crème Tangerine Strings. 7:30pm. $39, $49 & $67.

MUSIC: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard @ the Athens Cultural Center, Athens. The keyboardist-composer and her stellar band showcase original music inspired by West African, Caribbean, Brazilian and classical sounds and textures. 7pm. $10.

COMEDY: Kathleen Madigan @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Lewis Black calls her “the funniest comic in America, bar none.” With Raanan Hershberg. 8pm. $28.50 & $38.50.

MUSIC: Off the Record @ River Street Beat Shop, Troy. Retro lounge-rock. 12:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Skull Bandit and the Non Compliants. 8pm.

MUSIC: Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Reggae. 9pm. $40 & $50.

THEATER: “The Glass Menagerie” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The Tennessee Williams classic. 2 & 7:30pm. $25; $10 students. Through Sunday, May 7.

MUSIC: Let’s Be Leonard @ Newberry Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. With Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips, Paradox Saints and Galaxy Overdrive. 9pm. $10.

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

THEATER: “The Foreigner” @ Home Made Theater, Saratoga Springs. Larry Shue’s comedy. 7:30pm. $24 & $27. Through Sunday, May 7.

MUSIC: Get Up Jack @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: The Williams College Percussion Ensemble @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Directed by Matthew Gold and joined by several guests, the ensemble performs Steven Snowden’s “A Man With a Gun Lives Here,” a work based on the “Hobo Code,” a system of symbols left by hobos for one another in their travels. In this work three percussionists play the bass drum in surprising ways, using it as a resonating surface for steel plates, rubber balls, and a paper bag containing 3 pounds of loose buckshot. 8pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Drew Lynch @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7 & 10pm. $17. Through Sunday.

THEATER: “The Normal Heart” @ Curtain Call Theater, Latham. 8pm. $24. Through Sunday, April 30.

MUSIC: “A Concert for Organ and Trumpets: Pairing Baroque Organ with Brass” @ the First United Methodist Church, Pittsfield. Berkshire Bach presents a rousing selection of pieces by Bach, Charpentier, Clarke, Purcell and others. 5pm. $30-$50; FREE students.

THEATER: “Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 10:30am, 2 & 5:30pm. $21, $28, $38 & $68. Also at 1pm Sunday.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Artisanal Brew Works, Saratoga Springs. 4pm.

MUSIC: Deb Cavanaugh @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. Performing “Get on the Bus: Another Show You Won’t Want to Miss,” featuring songs and stories. 7:30pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Wobblesauce @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. With Lord Electro. Doors open at 8pm. $10.

THEATER: “Into the Woods” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Cap & Bells, Williams College’s student theatre group, presents Stephen Sondheim’s fairy-tale musical, directed by Madeline Seidman. 7:30pm. $10; $3 students.

THEATER: “Mary-Kate Olsen Is in Love” @ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Confetti Stage presents Mallery Avidon’s touching, funny and heartbreaking look at modern life. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through Sunday, May 7.

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…