2/19/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: Slavic Soul Party @ Proctors, Schenectady. After being rained out in Schenectady’s Central Park last summer, the dance-oriented Balkan brass, hyperactive horn-fueled groovemeisters finally make it to town to light up the Electric City for the final blast of the NYC Party Horns concert series. 7:30pm. $15.

BURLESQUE: Scooter Pie at Midnight @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Scooter Pie’s monthly rock & roll burlesque shebang with local tassle-twirling talent and guests stars from NYC’s neo-burlesque scene. 12midnight. $5.

MUSIC: “Deep Freeze: Experimental Music for Snowy Times” @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. The Albany Sonic Arts Collective presents its first concert of 2011 with performances by Century Plants with Matt Weston, Holland Hopson, SoundBarn and Insect Posse. With live video projections by Mike Bullock & Linda Aubry Bullock. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Willie Nile @ The Linda, Albany. The fabulous, rockin’ singer-songwriter Willie Nile made his major label debut more than 30 years, and he dropped out of the white hot spotlight of star stardom, but he never stopped rockin’. He’s back at The Linda for his third concert in three years – which should tell you something right there. And as a bonus, blues-rocker Christine Santelli opens the show. 8pm. $23.

MUSIC: The Trey Anastasio Band @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Two big sets – one solo acoustic and one electric with band – from the Phish meister and his other set of musicians… including Saratoga bassmaster Tony Markellis. 7:30pm. $39.50.

FESTIVAL/DANCE/MUSIC: Dance Flurry Festival @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. A lot of folks miss out on one of the best fests around because they think it’s all about dance. Au contraire. There’s more music here – really good music – than you can possibly soak up, and you don’t have to kick up your heels to hear it. Of course, right about now, we use use a bit of exercise, too, and dancing is one of the most fun ways to shake off the winter doldrums. 9am-1am. Through Sunday.

ROLLER DERBY: Albany All Stars @ the Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. The Dept. of Public Hurts takes on the Capital City Legislayers in a night of bash ’em, crash ’em all-gal roller derby action. With music by Slick Fitty. 7pm. $12; children under 12 $4.

MUSIC: The Stone Revival Band @ Jillian’s, Albany. Featuring Rob Beaulieu of Raisinhead and Vinnie Amico of moe., this looks like the big Trey after-party. 10pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The sextet takes a party-hearty approach to the rocksteady, ska and reggae sounds of Jamaica, as they celebrate the release of their new album, “Tale of My Life.” With Royal Khaos and Paper Planets. 8pm. $10.

OPERA ON FILM: “Nixon in China” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera’s current production of John Adams’ groundbreaking 1987 opera. Conducted by Adams. 1pm. $25; 13 and under $15.

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Formerly Travis Gray & the Frontiers, Wild Adriatic celebrates the release of their new EP. With Pillowhead, the Cosmonauts and Around the World and Back. 9pm. $7, including a copy of the CD.

MUSIC: Lo Faber & Aaron Maxwell @ Red Square, Albany. Two key members of the veteran jam band God Street Wine are reunited as an acoustic duo. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Canadian Tenors @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Classical crossover quartet from the Great White North. 8pm. $29, $32, $35 and $42.

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