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The Egg Announces New Concert

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

The Egg welcomes back alt-pop singer-songwriter Aimee Mann for a concert at 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 25, in support of her upcoming album, Mental Illness, slated for release later this year.

From her work as the frontwoman with MTV favorite Til Tuesday to her acclaimed solo discs to her Grammy Award winning soundtrack to “Magnolia” to her work in The Both with Ted Leo, Mann has consistently churned out rich and insightful music that reaches well beyond the usual pop boundaries.

Priced at $34.50 & $44.50, tickets to Mann’s concert are currently available exclusively to members of The Egg and will go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (January 20).

New Concerts Announced for SPAC
Tribute to Tom Waits @ Caffe Lena on Saturday


New Concerts Announced for SPAC

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Dave Matthews (Photo by Bob Cohen ©2012)

Dave Matthews (Photo by Bob Cohen ©2012)

Photographs by Bob Cohen, Andrzej Pilarczyk

What?!? The Dave Matthews Band won’t be playing at SPAC this summer? Really? That’s right, DMB isn’t touring this year.

Well, Dave-heads don’t fret. Instead of bringing the band along with him this year, Dave Matthews is heading out on tour with his pal Tim Reynolds, and they’ll be playing a pair of acoustic duo shows at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs at 7:30pm on Friday & Saturday, June 16 & 17.


Tribute to Tom Waits @ Caffe Lena on Saturday

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs will be hosting a tribute to one of America’s great singer-songwriters on Saturday night (January 21) with “The Heart of Saturday Night: Songs of Tom Waits.”

Hosted by Michael Eck, the evening will feature a number of Greater Nippertown’s best – including Mark Tolstrup, the trio of Elrod, MotherJudge & McWatters, Girl Blue, Sean Rowe and special guest Tom Dimopoulos – performing songs from the deep, rich catalog of the gruff-voiced troubadour.

Tickets are now on sale, priced at $20 in advance; $22 at the door.

1/17/17: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

FILM: “Three Amigos” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short… 7pm.

OPEN MIC: Club Helsinki Open Mic @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Co-hosted by Cameron and Ryder. 6pm sign-up; 7pm show.

PERFORMANCE/READING: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam. $3 before 7:30pm; $5 after.

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1/16/17: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

Monday, January 16th, 2017

FILM/MUSIC: “Metropolis” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 science fiction silent film with live accompaniment by Avery Tunningley on “Goldie,” Proctors’ mighty Wurlitzer organ. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. With Lost Radio Rounders’ Tom Lindsay subbing for the MIA Cousin Clyde, it’s an evening of raucous, righteous retro-Americana. 7pm. FREE.

TALK: 30th Anniversary Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Featuring speaker Dr. Steve Perry. 2:30pm.

MUSIC: Nine Votes Short @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Suburban Samari and Lame. 8pm. $5.

OPEN MIC: Monday Open Mic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm show.

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1/15/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

MUSIC: Americana Songwriters in the Round @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring M.R. Poulopoulos (Rebel Darling), Adam Brockway (Eastbound Jesus) and Zack Hay (the North & South Dakotas). 7pm. $18.

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Rock & Roll Replay” @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. A look back at the bands and venues throughout the history of the Greater Nippertown music scene with John Cooper (iHeart Radio), Greg Haymes (, Michael Eck (musician/writer) and Paul Rapp (musician/writer). 2pm. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: Musicians of Ma’alwyck @ Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady. The Beat the Snow Concert Series continues with some classical music. 2:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Something Rotten” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! The touring production of the hit Broadway musical previews at Proctors with the hilarious tale of the Bottom brothers attempt to write the world’s first musical theater production. 2pm. $20-$95.

MUSIC: Jesus Piece @ Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park. With Absolute Suffering, Vein, Departed, Open Casket Division and Mase. 5pm doors. $15.

MUSIC: Deb Cavanaugh @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. An acoustic family show. 3pm.

INTERACTIVE MUSIC: I/O Fest 2017 @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. A one-hour family event in which kids explore sound and create new music for live instruments. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete fest schedule…

MUSIC: I/O Fest 2017 @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Performances of Steve Reich’s “Drumming” (Parts I and II) and “Violin Phase.” 2:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete fest schedule…

MUSIC: Satisfaction @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Rolling Stones tribute. 7pm. $25.

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1/14/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

MUSIC: Club d’Elf @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Boston-based, Moroccan-drenched, electronic, dubbed-out funk band will be joined by special guests John Medeski (keyboards) and Duke Levine (guitar) for a concert to celebrate the release of their new, epic, double album, Live at Club Helsinki. 9pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

FUNDRAISER: Hattie’s Mardi Gras Soiree @ the Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs. Food, drink and lots more fun with Garland Nelson & Soul Session and the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra providing the music for your dancing pleasure. Raffle items include an autographed Dave Matthews Band poster. A benefit for the Caffe Lena Endowment Fund. 6pm. $100.

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. The reggae/ska band celebrates the release of their new album Silly Girl. With Karma Darwin. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Phantogram @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter lead the acclaimed electro-popsters in their eagerly awaited homecoming concert in support of their latest album, Three. With We Are Scientists. 8pm. $30. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Stone Revival Band @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band. With The Wheel. 8pm. $10.

COMEDY: Steven Wright @ Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston. 8pm. UPDATE: This show has been postponed to 8pm Saturday, April 22…

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

COMEDY: Erin Harkes @ Via Entertainment, Schenectady. Jennifer McMullen hosts. With Jim Felter and Katherine Gauthier. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Burt Murder @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With John Andrews & the Yawns. 8pm.

MUSIC: An Evening of Hip Hop @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Zeo, Raw, Flex and Cody Bricks with beats by DJ Tremblizzy. 10pm. FREE.


SPAC Announces New Concert

Friday, January 13th, 2017


Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

No big surprise here…

They’ve played the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in each of the past five summers, and now they’re coming back again to make it six years in a row.

Country music favorites the Zac Brown Band are bringing their Welcome Home Tour to SPAC at 7pm on Saturday, September 2.

Tickets for the Labor Day weekend concert go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday, January 20, priced at $66.75 & $80.75 for reserved amphitheater seats and $36.75 for lawn general admission.

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