9/5/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Sammyfest @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. A benefit concert for Sammy Yager, a Saratoga musician with the experimental music project Birthdays, who was involved in a bike accident July 25 which has left him in a coma. Featuring Skeletons in the Piano, William Hale, Kite Persons, Neutron Rats, Eternal Crimes, Hand Habits. 9pm. $10 minimum donation.
MUSIC: Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ Red Square, Albany. New Orleans’ trombone powerhouse-vocalist-bandleader “Big Sam” Williams leads his uber-funky combo into downtown Albany, following a rave-up performance at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest earlier this summer. And it’s a double-header day for the Chronicles, who open the show. 9pm. $15.