7/3/17: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

July 3rd, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Is the Wheels of Soul Tour 2017 the best SPAC show of the summer? With the Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna. 7pm. $25, $39.50, $49.50, $69.50 & $89.50.

MUSIC: James Taylor & His All-Star Band @ Tanglewood, Lenox. It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and in Lenox, that means only one thing – the return of Sweet Baby James. With a guest appearance by Bonnie Raitt. 8pm. $27-$108. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out… Also at 8pm Tuesday.

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MUSIC: Ben Perowsky’s 3 Is a Magic Number Residency @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Mondays in July the inventive drummer showcases a variety of trios. Tonight’s threesome features keyboardist John Medeski and trumpeter Steven Bernstein. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Built 4 BBQ’s Star Spangled Bonanza @ the Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The fourth annual bash takes place at two neighboring venues, featuring nine bands – the End Men, the Slaughterhouse Chorus, Henry’s Rifle, Kimono Dragions, Rechorduroys, the Spirit of Violence, the Abyssmals, Matt Durfee & the Rattling Baddlies, Upstate Hussy. 6pm. $5.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The orchestra is joined by actors from Capital Repertory Theatre for selections from Handel and Annika Socolofsky as well as American patriotic music. 8pm. FREE. Followed by fireworks.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Wry bluegrass. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Co/ntry @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Montreal darkwave. With Moon Worship. 10pm.

MUSIC: Wailing Souls @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Winston “Pipe” Matthews and Lloyd “Bread” McDonald have been singing together since 1964, when they met in the same Kingston, Jamaica, vocal class attended by the Wailers. These reggae and rocksteady legends have been thrice-nominated for Grammy Awards, and are the living connection back to the Trenchtown origins of reggae music. 8pm. $20.

READING: Jim Shepard @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. NYS Summer Writers Institute kicks off tonight. With Campbell McGrath. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Million Dollar Quartet” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. The Tony Award-winning jukebox musical delivers an evening of rock ‘n roll classics featuring Brycen Katolinsky (as Elvis Presley), Colin Summers (as Carl Perkins), Gabriel Aronson (as Jerry Lee Lewis) and Bill Sheets (as Johnny Cash). 7pm. $65. Through Saturday, July 15. GO HERE to read review…

OPEN MIC: Monday Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm Sign-up; 7:30pm show. $3; students free.

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…