8/29/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday


MUSIC: Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Genre-crossing virtuoso acoustic guitar duo. With sublime singer-songwriter Rosanne Raneri. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Blue Hand Luke @ Green Island Bridge parking lot, Troy. Saxblaster Luke McNamee and his band blow the final blast of the Rockin’ On the River concert series. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Sun Parade @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Emerging Artists Breakout series continues with these Northamptonians featuring Chris Marlon Jennings and Jefferson Lewis. 7pm. $5.

DANCE ON FILM: “Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Definitely not a traditional interpretation of “Swan Lake”… 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm. $15; ages 17 & under $10. Through Friday.

MUSIC: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Vernon Downs, Vernon. We’ve heard that these guys are supposed to be pretty good in concert… Gates open at 5pm; show at 7:30pm. $108.

FAIR: Columbia County Fair @ Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham. It’s opening day, and today’s features include a demolition derby, watermelon-eating contest, racing pigs, amusement park rides, fried dough and lots more… 3-11pm. $10; ages 12 and under FREE. Through Monday, September 3.

FAIR: Schaghticoke Fair @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke. It’s opening day of the 193rd annual fair. Today’s features include country singer Chelsea Cavanaugh and a pick-up truck pull, as well as the usual array of fun fair stuff. 12noon-10pm. $5; ages 13 and under FREE. Through Monday, September 3.

MUSIC: Built to Spill @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. In support of their new album, “There Is No Enemy.” With Helvetia and Revolt Revolt. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Useless Eaters @ Pennell’s Restaurant, Saratoga Springs. With Sun Burdens. 10pm. $3.

MUSIC: Kill Devil Hill @ Bogie’s, Albany. The new band – featuring drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down), as well as guitarslinger Mark Zavon and vocalist Dewey Bragg – roars into town in support of their self-title debut album, which was released in May. With Nasty Midnight, Black John Wayne, Seeking Infinity, more… 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Adela & Jude @ Red Square, Albany. Boston-based Americana duo. With Evan Gavry & the Tin Stars, Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen and Titanics. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Ernie Williams Band @ Freedom Park, Scotia. The members of Ernie’s blues band pay tribute to their bandleader who passed away back in March. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Radio Junkies @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Master Cylinders @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm. FREE.

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