3/7/14: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Sarah Jarosz @ The Egg, Albany. Acclaimed 22-year-old singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist brings her trio – also featuring Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on cello – to The Egg in support of her recent, Grammy-nominated album Build Me Up From Bones (Sugar Hill Records). Dietrich Strause will open the concert. 8pm. $24.
MUSIC: Deer Tick @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Frontman John McCauley and the rest of the Ticks have become something of semi-regulars on the Nippertown scene, bringing their chaotic, cathartic and joyous live shows. They’ll be hitting the Hollow in support of their new album Negativity, which has earned the band major mainstream accolades. With Toy Soldiers. 9:30pm.
MUSIC: Oliver Mtukudzi @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. One of Afropop’s living legends brings his fusion of traditional Zimbabwean music and African funk along with his band, the Black Spirits, to Hudson. 9pm.
MUSIC: Connor Kennedy @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. It’s the third edition of the cover-to-cover series, and this time around the guitar wunderkind and special guests celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Meters’ classic Rejuvenation by playing the album in its entirety. 9pm. $20 suggested donation.
READING/MUSIC: Timothy Mason @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The folk world’s leading performance poet, Timothy Mason takes the stage with his rich voice and compassionate, accessible free verse. He will be joined by the exquisite fingerstyle guitar of Japanese composer Hiroya Tsukamoto, who you will often find on stage with Esperanza Spalding. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: Banda Magda @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Charismatic bandleader-singer Magda Giannikou and band serve up their intricate, tropical, eclectic sound, drawing from world chansons infused in South American grooves with a world-music overview and a twist of jazz. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
FILM: “Up in the Air” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Jason Reitman’s 2009 film won Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor for George Clooney, and the American Film Institute’s Movie of the Year. 7:30pm. FREE.