7/1/11: Today’s Tips: Friday


MUSIC: Glen David Andrews @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. It’s a party. Yes, the young New Orleans trombonist-vocalist stirs up quite a bit of excitement wherever he goes… 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Paddy Kilrain @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. After a five-year hiatus, she’s stepping back into the spotlight. Details here. With Arya Chowdhury. 8pm. $5-10 donation.

MUSIC: JP Harris & the Tough Choices @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Old school honky tonkers from Vermont. With Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen and the Coveralls featuring Kevin Maul. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Forward Kwenda @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. From Zimbabwe comes the master of the mbira (otherwise known as the thumb piano). Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard open the show. Often 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.

MUSIC: James Taylor and the Boston Pops @ Tanglewood, Lenox. With John Williams conducting. 8pm. $21-$115.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Check out the galleries, the museums, the restaurants, the art, the music. It’s a big, long holiday weekend; use every minute of it wisely. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Shadows Fall @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. With hometown hero Jason Bittner fueling the beat behind the drum kit, this promises to be one serious night of powerhouse metal. And Armor Column will be celebrating the release of their debut CD, “Maximum Collateral Damage.” With Hand of Reckoning, Through the Flood and Changing Tides. 7pm. $14.

THEATER: “Carousel” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” “June Is Busting’ Out All Over.” “If I Loved You.” Classic tunes from a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical… 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Broadway Brew, 254 Brodway, Troy. Acoustic blues duo. 6pm.

FILM: “Rejoice and Shout” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A documentary film tracing the evolution of Gospel through its many musical styles. 5:30pm. $7; students $5. Through July 10.

FILM: “Lady Sings the Blues” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Diana Ross portrays the legendary jazz artist Billie Holiday in Sidney J. Furie’s 1972 film. 4pm.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE/MUSIC: First Friday Capital Swing Dance @ the Elks Lodge, Albany. Music by the Graham Tichy Quartet. Dances lessons at 7:30pm; music at 8:30pm. $15; students and seniors $10.

  1. Frank says

    Kynghts of Fuzz Happy Hour in the Garage@ Valentines 6PM, $2, we were going to have the Boston Pops as our special guests but hey they were busy so we have Million Dollar Bill from Slick Fitty as our special guest …………..

  2. Bill Harrison says

    You are doing a wonderful job getting the word out on up and coming artists–it`s very hard for us all to get gigs, when we have to go up against the more established bands. Our niche is Jazz, and not every club owner gets it, but we are finding that if given a chance, the younger crowd really likes what we do! Please keep up the good work promoting events like you do!!! Our sincere thanx, Bill and Linda Harrison (Misty Jazz Kats)

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