2/21/14: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Line of Swords @ Proctors, Schenectady. Postponed from May 2013, trombonist Josh Roseman — who has played with Dave Douglas, Don Byron, Dave Holland, Martin Medeski & Wood, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Charlie Hunter and others — teams up with six-string bass virtuoso Ben Monder and drummer extraordinaire Rudy Roylston for a sound that has been described as “a radioactive swamp alive with bioluminescence.” 7:30pm. $15.
MUSIC: Bobby Long @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. Now based in NYC, the British singer-songwriter has built a Nippertown audience from the ground up, with appearances at The Linda, a headlining slot at LarkFest and plenty of airplay from WEXT-FM. Now in the midst of recording his third album, he takes time out for another Albany concert. With Tor & the Fjords. 8pm. $17.
MUSIC: Beaucoup Blue @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Fronted by the father and son duo of duo David and Adrian Mowry, the Philadelphia-based band blends folk, R&B, jazz, country and bluegrass together in songs that might be classics… or might just sound like it. 8pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door; $8 children & students.
THEATER: “Sister Act” @ Proctors, Schenectady. After witnessing a murder, a disco diva is hidden away in a convent for her own protection. Hijinx ensue, and soon she’s a nun on the run. The 2011 Tony-nominated musical is based on the 1992 film. 8pm. $20-$75. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Holly Williams @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Yes, she’s the granddaughter of the legendary country singer-songwriter Hank Williams and the daughter of Hank Williams Jr., but she’s also established a reputation in her own right as a convincing singer and songwriter in the Americana vein. 9pm. $18.
MUSIC: Harold Ford @ Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. In honor of Johnny Cash’s 82nd birthday, Ford and his band pay tribute to the music of the Man in Black. Deena Chappell opens the show. $22 & $30; $15 for ages 16 and under.
MUSIC: Weeknight @ the Half Moon, Hudson. They opened for Phantogram at the Upstate Concert Hall, and now the NYC dark electronic duo of Holly & Andy preview their debut album Post-Everything, slated for release on Artificial Records next month. With Klaus and Stephen K. $7.
MUSIC: Gospel Gala 2014 @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. A Black History Month celebration featuring choirs and performing groups from throughout Nippertown including Orville Ivey Jr., Jeremiah Parsons, Isreal A.M.E Mass Choir, Macedonia Baptist Church Mass Choir, Metropolitan Baptist Church Mass Choir and more. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Black 47 @ Saratoga City Center, Saratoga Springs. As part of their year-long farewell tour, the NYC Irish-rock band led by Larry Kirwan throws a Spa City party in conjunction with Saratoga Beer Week. 7pm. $20.
MUSIC: “All You Need Is Love: The Music of the Beatles” @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Fab Four catalog as performed by an all-star Woodstock band featuring Jules Shear, Leslie Ritter, Scott Petito, Sara Milonovich, David Spinozza, Deirdre Broderick, Jane Scarpantoni, Pete & Maura Kennedy, Jerry Marotta, Josh Colow, Gail Ann Dorsey and Pete Levin. 9pm. $20.
MUSIC: Surfer Blood @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. These West Palm, Florida college kids went from recording an album in their dorm room to opening on tour with the Pixies in a little over a year. Now they’re touring on the heels of a new record Pythons on Warner Bros. Records and produced by Gil Norton. 9pm. $15
MUSIC: Joe Caro & the Met Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Primarily known as session musician, the guitarist-vocalist-songwriter and his all-star band – Anton Fig, Clifford Carter, Mark Egan, Aaron Heick and Scott Wendhol – perform the music from their new CD, “Live in New York City.” 7pm. Donations encouraged.
MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The all-star Grateful Dead tribute band features members from great jam bands such as Trey Anastasio Band, Max Creek and the Deadbeats. 9:30pm.
MUSIC: Joana Genova: Jazz in the Classics @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Violinist Joana Genova is joined by cellist Benjamin Capps and pianist Vladimir Valjarević to perform works by classical composers influenced by jazz and blues. 8pm. FREE.
THEATER: DiNO-Light @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in a heart-rending original tale, a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. 2pm.