MUSIC: Allen Toussaint & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Two bona fide legends of the rich New Orleans music scene join forces for one wail of a show. Let the good times roll… 8pm. $36, $42 & $70.
MUSIC: Courtney Barnett & the Courtney Barnetts @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Hot off the heels of a sold-out run of shows in her native Australia and New Zealand, Barnett will be playing songs from her critically acclaimed The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas on her U.S. tour, co-headlining with the sublime San Fermin. Norwegian singer-songwriter Mikhael Paskalev opens, previewing his upcoming U.S. debut EP, Sayonara Saigon, slated for release next week.
MUSIC: John “Papa” Gros Band @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. It’s the official Toussaint/Pres. Hall after-party with more New Orleans music from Hammond B3 organist-singer Gros with his band – guitarist Brian Stoltz (the Neville Brothers, the Funky Meters), drummer Eric Bolivar (Pimps of Joytime) and bassist Eric Vogel (Big Sam’s Funky Nation). Let the good times keep on rollin’… 10pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Quiet Music Festival @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The east coast premiere of the Portland, Oregon festival that celebrates emotional, vibrant, and low-volume music honoring the quiet act of listening. Featuring Sun Foot, Rosary Beard, Melissa Chilinski & special guests, Lizzi Bougatsos, Hush Arbors, Dragging an Ox Through Water, David Greenberger and Trinie Dalton. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Folk music legends John Sebastian and Happy Traum will be joined in the round by fingerstyle guitarists Kinloch Nelson, Craig D’Andrea and Maycn Taylor, performing everything from jazz to classical, Celtic, folk and today’s modern guitar music. 8pm. $25.$35 & $45.
MUSIC: Cabinet @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass/Americana band. With the Black River Fox Project. 9pm. $15.
MUSIC: The Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; free students and children.
TALK: Leslie James Pickering @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. A decade after exercising his free speech rights in support of the underground Earth Liberation Front, the longtime environmental activist is still under heavy federal surveillance… and fighting back. 7pm.