1/22/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings @ The Egg, Albany. You can literally see the soul dripping off of her microphone. Yes, the dynamic Ms. Jones is the real soul deal. With Charles Bradley opening the show. Do. Not. Miss. 7:30pm. $29.50, $34.50 & $44.50.
MUSIC: The Eilen Jewell Band @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. Her latest album is a killer tribute to Loretta Lynn, but Jewell shines just as bright on her own sparkling original tunes. And Jerry Miller is simply a guitar monster. 9pm. $15.
THEATER: “A Night in the Old Marketplace” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Capping off a weeklong residency, composer Frank London, director Alexandra Aron, lyricist Glen Berger and an eclectic troupe of Klezmer musicians present a theatrical work based on the legendary 1907 Yiddish play by I.L. Peretz featuring a score that mixes Jewish, jazz, world, rock and classical music with abandon. 8pm. $13.
MUSIC: Red Hen @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. Fire up that fiddle! It’s new old-timey music from Jane Rothfield, Linda Schrade, Allan Carr and Dave Kiphuth. (7:30pm. $16; 17 and under $8.
MUSIC: “The Big Rock Show: Hannah’s Hope Benefit Concert” @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. A charity concert featuring Anthony Gargiula, Uncle Joel’s Comb, Fragile Alliances, Wylder, Yellowdog, Rattail Jimmy, Byrds of Prey, Random Axcess and the Audiostars. 2:30pm. $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
FILM: The People’s Pixel Project @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. And the winners are… Sponsored by the Lake George Arts Project, it’s the second annual festival of short videos created by local filmmakers. 7pm. $10.
MUSIC: Jo Henley @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Led by Schenectady native Andy Campolieto, the Boston-based country-rockers return to the Caffe with a batch of new tunes from their upcoming album, tentatively titled “Mohawk.” With Saratoga’s own Tony Markellis on bass. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
MUSIC: Dar Williams @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The sublime folk-pop singer-songwriter spotlights selections for her new double-CD, “Many Great Companions,” to kick off the Clark’s 2011 concert series. 8pm. $30; students $27.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A documentary film by Kenneth Bowser is a timely tribute to a great American songwriter, whose career ended all too soon. Following tonight’s screening, Kim & Reggie Harris – frequent performers on Phil Ochs Song Night concerts – will lead a discussion and sing some of his songs. 7:30pm. $7; students $5. (Also Sunday)
MUSIC: Lenin/McCarthy @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Straight outta Michigan, the punk-flavored rockers roll into town in support of their debut album, “*ART*,” on the donation-based record label, Quote Unquote Records. Also sharing the stage will be Complicated Shirt, Charmboy, the Killerados and the Slaughterhouse Chorus. 8pm. $5.
WORKSHOP: Polyphonic Singing @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Starry Mountain Trio conducts a two-hour workshop in international vocal polyphonies from the Republic of Georgia, Corsica, the British Isles and Appalachia. 1pm. Admission is on a sliding scale of $10-$15 for the two-hour session.
MUSIC: Acoustic Showcase @ Uno Chicago Grill, Queensbury. Hosted by Jason Irwin, tonight’s showcase features Playing With Sound and Frank Palangi. 7pm. FREE.
THEATER: “The Music Man” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. “You got trouble. Right here in River City…” Featuring members of the Pittsfield High School Marching Band and the Taconic High School Marching Band will be bolstering the sound of “76 Trombones.” 3 & 8pm. $45, $65; students $20.