3/19/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: The Radiators @ The Egg, Albany. Farewell tour for the great New Orleans funk-rock band, whose same five original members – keyboardist-vocalist Ed Volker, guitarist-vocalist Dave Malone, guitarist Camile Baudoin, bassist Reggie Scanlan and drummer Frank Bua, Jr. – have been playing their unique fish-head music together for more than 30 years. 8pm. $29.50.
MUSIC: A Tribute to Jack Lavin @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. A staff member of Step Up Presents and Northern Lights, Jack Lavin died last month in his Troy home, and the local music scene is rallying to raise funds to cover the costs of his funeral and memorial services. Donating their time and talent will be the Lie Is My Weapon, the Nightlife, Alliance, Dressed in Red, Black Beards Delight, Restless Streets, Tradewinds, Declarations, Triumph on Tragedy and the Growing Pains. 4pm. $10.
MUSIC: Jayme Stone @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Two-time Juno Award winner and master banjo player Stone leads an all-star band – fab fiddler Casey Driessen, guitarist Grant Gordy (of the David Grisman Quintet) and bassist Greg Garrison (formerly of the Punch Brothers). 8pm. $10.
MUSIC: Saratoga Winners Reunion Bash @ Michael’s Banquet House, Latham. The late great Saratoga Winners roadhouse was hardly a comfy or intimate venue for music, but my-o-my did they crank up some great shows there… Re-live the glory days tonight with a buffet dinner and five rockin’ bands – Project Retro, Uncivil Liberty, Sludge Factory, the Erotics and Selfish Needy Creatures. Also silent auction, raffles and ticket sales to benefit two worthwhile animal charities – H.O.P.E. and Noah’s Kingdom Humane Society. Doors open at 6:30pm; first band at 7pm. $20.
THEATER/MUSIC: “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Led by vocalist Josh Gleason, Genesis tribute band the Waiting Room performs the classic 1974 album in its entirety with vintage, period-appropriate instruments, costumes, lighting and props. 9pm. $15.
ROLLER DERBY: The Albany All Stars Roller Derby @ the Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. The Department of Public Hurts vs. the Empire Skate Troopers. With live music by Blue Machine. 7pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door; children under 12 $4.
MUSIC: Bangin Sid @ the National Museum of Dance’s School of the Arts, Saratoga Springs. It’s the debut performance by new pop hip-hop band Bangin Sid, signed to the new Ballston Spa record label, AppleHillRoxx. They describe their sound as “urban apartment pop,” and the band features current and former members of the NYC Ballet, as well as formerly Screaming Headless Torsos drummer Tobias Ralph. DJ AdamBomb spins at 7:30pm; Bangin Sid hits the stage at 8:45pm; followed by DJ Tear til 12midnight. $25.
MUSIC: Sara Grey & Kieron Means @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The mother and son duo shares the stage with the husband and wife duo of Linda Schrade and David Kiphuth. 8pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door.
WORKSHOPS: Women’s Music Circle @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Sharon Katz, Marilyn Cohen and Wendy Khethiwe Quick lead three workshops – Drumming & Dancing at 10am; A Journey on the Peace Train at 1:30pm; and South African Songs of the Women at 2:30pm. The Song Circle will close the afternoon at 4:15pm. Registration for the whole day is $40.
SPORTS/MUSIC: Albany A Games III @ Shelter Skatepark, Albany. BMX and skateboard competition with a battle of the bands featuring Do Not Attempt, Like Lions, Upon the Sky, Karmas Choice and In the Eyes of Her. 5pm. $8 in advance; $10 at the door.
MUSIC: Boston Legends @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. An all-star band of Boston rockers featuring members and alumni of the J. Geils Band, Boston, Aerosmith, Jon Butcher, Joe Perry Project, others. With the Fools opening the show. 8pm. $45.50, $51.50, $55.50 and $78.50.
FUNDRAISER: Arts on the Edge @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. A benefit for the Arts Center with light supper, complimentary beer, wine and champagne and live music by Tern Rounders. 6-9pm. $75; 35 and under $50.
MUSIC: Probing Digit @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. And we quote from their press release: “Experience exaltation this Saturday as Probing Digit fires massive loads of brilliant rock music all over the unsuspecting audience.” With Stuck on Stupid and Seven Year Silence. 9pm. $7.
TALK: Three Poets, One Poem: A Discussion of T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” @ The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi International Art Center, Ghent. Karen Emmerich, Ishion Hutchinson and Adam Wiedewitsch discuss one of the greatest poems of the 20th century. 5pm. FREE.
FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: The Singing Anchors @ St. Peter’s School, Saratoga Springs. TV news personalities Jerry Gretzinger, Benita Zahn and Jessica Layton harmonize in a benefit concert for the Saratoga Children’s Theater Scholarship Fund. 8pm. $25.
OPERA ON FILM: “Lucia di Lammermoor” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Gaetano Donizetti’s tragic masterpiece is broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in NYC, French soprano Natalie Dessay stars in the title role, opposite Joseph Calleja. 1pm. $25; 13 and under $15. SOLD OUT. Also at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown ($25; students $18);
MUSIC: The Resonators @ Jay’s Bar & Grill, Ballston Spa. The debut performance of a new blues-rock band featuring Phil Drum, Chris Guldner, Sonny Speed and Fred Tripp. 9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Ubuntu @ Bailey’s Cafe, Saratoga Springs. Led by Dave Scheffel. 9pm.