1/13/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

January 13th, 2018, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Carolyn Wonderland @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. A musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time. 8pm. $25; students $10.

MUSIC: War @ The Egg, Albany. Lonnie Jordan, the original lead singer, keyboardist and musical director, brings the legendary band War and its signature mix of funk, jazz, R&B and rock & roll for an evening of “The Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “The World Is a Ghetto,” “Gypsy Man,” Low Rider,” “Summer” and others. 8pm. $34.50, $39.50 & $44.50.

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MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Capital Region Blues Network’s Send ‘Em Off to Memphis Concert @ the Upper Room, Albany. Featuring the winners of CRBN’s Blues Competition – Misty Blue, Wyld Blue and Born 4 Blues. Funds raised will go to cover the bands’ expenses as they travel to Memphis to represent Greater Nippertown. 12noon. $10.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Hattie’s Mardi Gras Soiree @ the Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs. Delicious Big Easy food and drink with dance music by Garland Nelson & Soul Session. To benefit AIM Services. 6pm. $100.

MUSIC: Chris Smither @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran acoustic bluesman takes over the Caffe stage for the second evening of his two-night stand. 8pm. $32.

MUSIC: Common Ground Music Festival on the Mountain @ the Orpheum Theater, Tannersville. Featuring Professor Louie & the Crowmatix with Guy Davis, Lea Gilmore, Greg Dayton Band featuring Towera Smith and the Greene Room Players Choir. 6pm. $35.

MUSIC: The Sea The Sea @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Bear Grass. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Felice Brothers @ Gateway City Arts, Holyoke. With Sun Parade. Doors open at 8pm. $20.

READING: Volume @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The second-Saturday-of-the-month reading series continues with Joe Hagan reading from his new, much buzzed-about book, “Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine.” Also reading are Taylor Larsen and Michele Filgate. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: I/O Festival @ ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance’s CenterStage, Williamstown. The Iota Ensemble performs works by young composers, Williams alums and some of today’s foremost composers. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete fest schedule…

MUSIC: I/O Festival @ ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance’s CenterStage, Williamstown. “Night Jams 2” is an informal session of new music, and some old. 10pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete fest schedule…

MUSIC: The McKrells @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ The Fountain, Albany. Early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Kings Inn, Schenectady. With the John Morse Band and Dave Graham. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: David Grover @ The Garage, Pittsfield. Children’s concert. 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Saratoga Embassy Suites, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rock Voices @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. The area’s only community rock choir serves up an evening of classic and modern rock. Backed up by a professional rock band, this 200 voice choir will deliver the harmonies of your favorite songs like you’ve never heard them before. 7pm. $4-$15.

MUSIC: Videodrome @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Doom Fuck and Raziel’s Tree. 8:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: James Co. @ Rive Gauche Bistro, Athens. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Drew Jacobs @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 11:30am.

MUSIC: Dan Bernstein @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 6:30pm.

FILM: “Trouble No More” @ Proctors’ The Addy, Schenectady. A showcase of Bob Dylan’s creative and spiritual mindset during his gospel era, from Slow Train Coming to Saved to Shot of Love. 5pm. $6. ALSO at Time + Space Ltd., Hudson at 5:45pm. $9; students $7. GO HERE for more info and the complete screening schedule…

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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