5/25/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: The Dave Matthews Band @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. SPAC’s pop concert season starts off with a bang – the annual return of DMB kicking off their two-night stand. With New Orleans funkateers Galactic. 7pm. Lawn only. Also at 8pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: Aaron Neville @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. The heavenly voice of the Neville Brothers fills MASS MoCA with doo-wop classics from his new album and DVD My True Story (co-produced by Keith Richards and Don Was) as well as faves from his vast catalog. 8pm. $34, $40, $49 & $75. More info here…

MUSIC: Ariana Gillis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With Ashley Sofia. 7pm. $20.

DANCE: Paul Taylor Dance Company @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The renowned modern dance company will perform the New England premiere of Mr. Taylor’s Perpetual Dawn, which depicts young people experiencing the awakening of love. Also Last Look and Cascade. 8pm. $10-$75. Also at 3 & 7pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: Josh Roseman & Line of Swords @ Proctors, Schenectady. 8pm. $15. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed. New date TBA…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: In The Pines Music Festival @ University Settlement Camp, Beacon. Featuring Babe the Blue Ox, Higher Animals, Monski, the Stephen Clair Trio and Knock Yourself Out. 6pm. $15. More info here…

MUSIC: Wilson “Chembo” Corniel’s Afro Blue Monk @ Union College’s Emerson Auditorium, Schenectady. A musical tribute to Thelonious Monk and Mongo Santamaria, two pioneers who helped shape the music of jazz and Latin jazz. 8pm. $15; seniors $10.

MUSIC: The Midnight Society @ Red Square, Albany. Led by Deidra Knauth (keyboard, vocals) and Jim DeSario (guitar, vocals), the Local 518 folk-rockers celebrate the release of their debut studio album Footprints. With the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Accents and Neversink. 8pm. $7.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: GottaGetGon @ the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. It’s Day Two featuring Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter Dave Gunning, traditional folksingers Holdstock & Bierl, the infectious Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Sally Spring with Ted Lyons and more… Music officially kicks off at 10:25am. More info here…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Here at Home Benefit Concert @ First United Methodist Church, Pittsfield. Featuring Mary Verdi and her band. With Tony Lee Thomas, the Taconic Marching Band and the Neighborhood Boys. All proceeds benefit the local Here at Home Committee, an organization that helps welcome soldiers home from service, including, most recently, fallen soldier Spec. Mitchell Daehling. 7pm. $15; veterans $10; children & students FREE.

MUSIC: The Emma Torncello Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: The North & South Dakotas @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Through Seasons and Playing With Sound. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Red @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With We Are Human, Southbound Fearing and Charetta. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Paperhaus @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Celebrating the release of their sophomore EP, Lo Hi Lo. With Albany’s Hand Habits. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 9pm. $12. More info here…

MUSIC: BOB the Band @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Blues-based rockers. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Willi Amrod Band @ the Bearsville Theater. It’s a concert. It’s Willi’s birthday party. It’s a bona fide extravaganza with lots of special guests, including Frankie Gadler, formerly of NRBQ. 9pm. $20.

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