12/12/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday


MUSIC: Bill Kirchen @ the Ale House, Troy. The twangmaster of the Telecaster is back with a rousing Christmas show in support of his new album, Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday, featuring such gems as “Truckin’ Trees for Christmas,” “Silent Surfin’ Night” and that all-time classic “Daddy’s Drinkin’ Up our Christmas.” With very special guests John Tichy and Mark Gamsjager. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Shtreiml @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A high-octane mix of not-so-traditional Eastern-European Jewish, Turkish music and blues-rock, led by harmonica innovator Jason Rosenblatt. With world renowned Turkish oud player and vocalist Ismail Fencioglu. 7pm. $16; ages 12 and under $13.

MUSIC: Teri Roiger @ Aperitivo, Schenectady. In support of her new album, Dear Abbey. With John Menegon. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Lee Shaw @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Trio @ Daisy Baker’s, Troy. The Twelve Days of Swingmas: The 12/12/12 Red Party. Beginner swing dance lesson at 8pm; music at 9pm. $12; if wearing red $10.

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