6/1/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. This hard-hitting eleven-piece band will make you think about salsa in a whole new way as they trade in the standard repertoire for dynamic salsa-fied arrangements of alt-rock tunes by the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, TV on the Radio, LCD Soundsystem, the Black Keys, Spoon and other indie favorites, delivering red-hot Latin grooves that are two parts SXSW and one part Ricky Ricardo. 8pm. $16; $10 students. More info here…

MUSIC: Willie Nile @ The Linda, Albany. The Buffalo-born, NYC one-man rock army returns to Nippertown, this time in support of his new album, The Innocent Ones. 8pm. $23.

MUSIC: “A History of the Blues: From the 1920s to the Dawn of Rock & Roll” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Low ‘n Lonesome hosts this musical history with Holly & Evan and Sonny Speed & the Resonators. Narrated by Ray Giguere. 8pm. $16; $10 under age 18.

MUSIC: Molly Durnin @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. After a recent hiatus from the scene, the acclaimed Local 518 singer-songwriter steps back into the spotlight with her band for a solo performance. 8pm. $16.

ART WORKSHOPS: Isaiah Zagar @ Freedom Square, Troy. The creator of Philadelphia’s aptly named Magic Gardens – leads a two-day workshop to transform the stage at Freedom Square into a community-designed found art masterpiece. Stop by for an hour, an afternoon, a day or register for the full two-day workshop (sliding scale $1-$350, you choose). Whatever you decide, there’s a community potluck from 12noon-3pm both Saturday and Sunday. 9am-5pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Spring Fest @ Perfect Blend Cafe, Delmar. With music by Emma Torncello (11am), the Chronicles (1:30pm), the Wheel (4:30pm), Raisin Pods (8pm).

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Powers Irish Pub, Clifton Park. Solo. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Jazz Vibes Trio @ 74 State, Albany. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Club D’Elf @ Red Square, Albany. With special guest keyboardist Marco Benevento. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: The James Hunter Six @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Jesse Dee. 9pm. $30, $37.50 & $47.50.

MUSIC: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. An eight-piece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul. With MaryLeigh Roohan. 9:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Museum Guards @ the Celtic Knot, East Greenbush. It’s the all-acoustic summer kick-off party. With Cara Harbinger and Off the Wire. 7pm.

MUSIC: Charmboy @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: Dr. Magnum @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Yoma and Milk Toast. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Peter Wetzler @ the Kleinert James Arts Center, Woodstock. Solo piano improvisations. In the second half, he will be joined by his ensemble the Repeatos. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: All That Remains @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With the Final Sleep, Declension and Here Is My Obituary. 7:30pm. $20.

BURLESQUE: Midnite Rock-n-Roll Burlesque @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With special guest host Baby Dead Girl. 12midnight. $5.

MUSIC: Ladystrange @ River Street Pub, Troy. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Grand opening @ fin – your fishmonger, Guilderland. With alternating sets by Zan Strumfeld and Tor & the Fjords. 11am-5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt @ Provence, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Sherri James Buxton & Friends @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. A concert to benefit Community Resources for People with Autism, featuring the Bob Shepherd Trio with special guests Charles Neville and Paul Green. 8pm. $35; VIP $50 (includes pre-show reception).

MUSIC: Big & Bigger @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Featuring Jeff Gonzales with Wanda Houston. 9pm. FREE.

FILM: “How to Survive a Plague” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Directed by David France. With a post-screening conversation with Harry Faddis, Dorothy Nangle and Dr. Ralph Liporace. 7pm.

1 Comment
  1. Molly Durnin says

    OH NO!!! not with a band tonight, just solo molly with her guitar. Band in June 20th. Thanks for the post! : )


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