5/12/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

May 12th, 2017, 7:30 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Kingston Trio @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. “Hang down your head, Tom Dooley…” This marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of one of folk music’s most enduring bands. Today, the Kingston Trio consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty. 7:30pm. $29 & $37.

MUSIC: Tom Paxton @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The legendary folksinger-songwriter and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner returns to Greater Nippertown in support of his new album, Boat in the Water. And he’s joined by the DonJuans (the Grammy Award-winning duo of Don Henry and Jon Vezner). 7:30pm. $30; $50 Gold Circle.

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MUSIC: Dwight Yoakam @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The Bakersfield honky-tonker two-steps into The Egg in support of his latest album, the bluegrass-flavored “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…” 8:30pm. $59.50, $74.50 & $99.50. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: David Bromberg Quintet @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The multi-instrumental master plays folk, blues, bluegrass and beyond. He’s simply an American music icon. With Austin Hall. 8pm. $42, $47 & $52.

MUSIC: Tom Chapin @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The New York Times calls the three-time Grammy Award-winner “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” 8pm. $27.

MUSIC: Adrian Belew Power Trio @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. The ever-adventurous guitar virtuoso has made his mark over the years with everyone from Frank Zappa to Talking Heads to King Crimson and beyond. The also features the brother-and-sister rhythm section of Eric and Julie Slick. With Saul Zonana. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. The award-winning rockabilly band celebrates the release of their new album, Love You to Life. 7pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC: Jill Hughes Band @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: WCCA Benefit @ the Low Beat, Albany. Featuring Lad, C.K. Flach and Factory Radio. 8pm.

MUSIC: Mark “Porkchop” Holder & MPH @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Tex Railer & the Hard Luck Souls. 8pm. $8.

THEATER: “Some People Hear Thunder” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The world premiere of a new musical love story by Gerson Smoger and Jeffrey Sorkin. Directed by and starring Kevin McGuire. 8pm. Through Sunday, May 21.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Quartet @ Patrizio Center for the Arts, Latham. The saxman and his band – Matt Finck (guitar), Rob Lindquist (keyboards) and Danny Whelchel (drums) – stretch out in a concert setting. 7pm.

MUSIC: Mister F @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Teddy Midnight. 9:30pm.

THEATER: “Cabaret” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Willkommen! Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award revival of the classic Kander & Ebb musical. 8pm. $20-$90. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Bellini’s, Latham. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Landlady @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Chaos Chaos. 8pm.

THEATER: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. SLOC wraps up its 2016-17 season with the Pulitizer Prize-winning comic tale of life on the corporate ladder. Directed by Michael Camelo. 8pm. Through Sunday, May 14.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ The Fountain, Albany. They’re back for their monthly weekend stand, playing early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 10pm.

MUSIC: Primal Static @ Parish Public House, Albany. Austin-based electro-blues-rock duo. With Becoming a Ghost, the Further Unsound and Bendt. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 9pm.

STORYTELLING: Seanachie Eves @ the Irish American Heritage Museum, Albany. Featuring storyteller Bairbre McCarthy and fiddler Frank Orsini. 7pm. $5-$10.

MUSIC: American Zeppelin @ the Upper Room, Albany. 8pm. $15 & $25.

MUSIC: The Williams College Wind Ensemble @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Under the direction of conductor Brian Messier, the ensemble performs Gershin’s classic “Rhapsody in Blue” and more. 8pm. FREE.

TALK: Matt Taibbi @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The Rolling Stone journalist speaks about his new bestselling book, “Insane Clown President.” 7pm. $10 donation.

MUSIC: Aquanett @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring 10-minute encore performances from this year’s Berkshire County high school musical productions. Proceeds benefit BTG PLAYS!, Berkshire Theatre Group’s year-round education program. 7pm. $15; $10 children age 16 & under.

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