9/9/11: Today’s Tips: Friday

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: “Local Legends Live” @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. Nine local bands – from John Scarpulla to Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned – play all day long on 9/9. 12noon-9pm. FREE. Related story and performance schedule.

FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: Local 518 Rock n Relief Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Co-sponsored by WEXT, 18 bands and solo musicians play a marathon fundraiser for flood relief – from Ashley Pond to Slaughterhouse Chorus to Knyghts of Fuzz. 7:30pm. $7; ages 18-20 $10. Related story.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Downtown Albany Jazz Fest Competition @ various venues, Albany. Ten jazz bands play at 10 downtown club/restaurant venues. The public votes for their favorite. And the winner plays at the Riverfront Jazz Festival on Saturday. 6-10pm. FREE. Related story.

FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: “A Musical Benefit for the Farm Family Victims of Irene” @ Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. Another much-needed benefit concert for flood relief, featuring the Midnight Society, Rebecca Angel & the Subs, Olivia Quillio, Andy Baker and the Sunny Side of the Street Band. 7pm. $5. Related story.

MUSIC: “Earbrains: Sonic Research Underground” @ EMPAC’s Studio 2 at RPI, Troy. An evening of experimental music and live electronic music featuring homespun rock/noise/electronics by Fat Worm of Error, analog synthesis by composer- performer-record distributor Keith Fullerton Whitman,David Shively performing Max Neuhaus’ electronic classics from the ’50s, live electronics by Caboladies and the unique duo of Jason Lescalleet & Graham Lambkin. 8pm. $18; seniors and students $13. Win FREE TIX here. UPDATE: The contest is now closed.

MUSIC: They Might Be Giants @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The two Johns – that would be misters Linnell and Flansburgh – and their band celebrate the release of their new album, “Join Us.” With Jonathan Coulton. 8pm. $34. Related story.

MUSIC: Roger McGuinn @ The Egg, Albany. The founding member of the Byrds, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and relentless folk song collector flies solo. 8pm. $29.50. Related story.

MUSIC: The Red Lions @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Eric Margan’s band has streamlined and toughened up since the release of their 2009 debut, “Midnight Book.” 7:30pm. $12; under 18 $8. Related story.

FILM: “Handmade Nation” @ Collar Works, Troy. A screening of Faythe Levine’s documentary film that spotlights how artists and makers across the U.S. are bringing new life to art, craft and design. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Woody Guthrie’s granddaughter and her husband serve up harmony-filled Americana, folk and country. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Joy Kills Sorrow @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A sublime chamber folk ensemble. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Sam Kininger Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The funk-jazz sax master gets some big beat help from guest drummer – Alan Evans of Soulive. With the Papgwows. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Drew Landry @ Red Square, Albany. Louisiana singer-songwriter-social activist leads a hurricane relief concert. With Palatypus. 9pm.

MUSIC: Christopher Shaw @ the Visitor Interpretive Center, Newcomb. The Adirondack singer, songwriter and storyteller performs original and traditional songs and stories of his native Adirondacks. 7pm. FREE. Related story.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The pop-rock duo in the park. 7pm. FREE. Related story.

4 Comments
  1. Juliet King says

    Why no mention of ‘Mrs. Warren’s Profession’ at Albany Civic Theater, entering its second weekend of performances? Please let me know if you need info. Thanks.

  2. Greg says

    Juliet: We try to cover as much as we can. But, no, we never received any info from Albany Civic Theater…

  3. Juliet King says

    Ok, thanks.

  4. BJ FItzGerald says

    It’s nights like this that I’m sad I play so much. They Might Be Giants? The Red Lions? SAM KININGER WITH ALAN EVANS?!?! Ill Funk may have to find a sub tonight 😉

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