8/10/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Kings of Leon @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. With Young the Giant and Kongos. 7pm. $39.50 & $65.50 for reserved amphitheater seats; $29.50 for lawn general admission. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed due to an injury to drummer Nathan Followill.
MUSIC: Ghost Train Orchestra @ Central Park’s Music Haven, Schenectady. Brian Carpenter’s GTO echoes the hothouse stomp of 1920s Harlem, as well as the romping chamber jazz of the 1930s. With Colleen Pratt & Friends. 7pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hudson Music Festival @ various locations, Hudson. It’s the last day of New York State’s biggest free three-day music festival. Today’s offerings include the Erin Powers Project, the Paisley Fields, Sun Voyager, Rachael Sage & the Sequins, Jason Irwin, the Gus Mancini Sonic Soul Band, the End Men, Joey Fierro and many more. Music starts at 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: JD McPherson @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. “Firebug, firebug…” JD McPherson’s songwriting and delivery brings you back to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, when the music was urgent and a little bit threatening and before divisions between rockabilly and R&B segregated the music and its audience. 8pm.
MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. Full moon fever is in full effect as the Howling at the Moon concert series continues with a dose of back-porch romp from the band’s latest album, “Back Home.” With Mark Baptiste. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Fresh from a knock-out show at Schenectadyt’s Music Haven last week, one of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern zydeco music brings his band and his dynamic performers to the Falcon. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
THEATER: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Last chance! The jukebox musical based on the many hit songs of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller – including “”On Broadway, “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Fools Fall in Love,” “Stand by Me” and “Love Potion #9” – is directed by Richard J. Hinds. 2pm. $20-$60.
MUSIC: Michael Feinstein @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The singer-pianist is keeping alive the Great American Songbook… and some of the more obscure gems hidden deep in the back pages. 7pm. $65 & $90.
COMEDY: “Bad at Life” @ the Garage, Pittsfield. Stand-up comedian Michelle McGregor takes you on a tour through one stand-up comic’s views on marriage, porn, anorexia and sex offenders of all kinds with a surprising and sometimes disturbing blend of the pure and the profane. 7pm. $15.
THEATER: “Carousel” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. This year’s American musical at Glimmerglass is the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic that Time magazine called “best musical of the 20th century.” Conducted by Doug Peck and directed by Charles Newell, it tells the story of a carousel barker’s struggles to rise above challenging circumstances. 1:30pm. $26, $70, $95, $122 & $144; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.
CIRCUS/THEATER: Cirque Éloize’s “iD” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! Directed by Jeannot Painchaud, “iD” is a high-energy production, blending circus, street dance and hip-hop. It features a cast of 15 acrobats and performers, and incorporates innovative multimedia elements, as well as a rock and electronica soundtrack by Jean-Phi Goncalves and Alex McMahon. 2 & 7:30pm. $20-$50.
COMEDY/THEATER: Mop & Bucket Company @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The improv comedy ensemble serves up riotous scenes, stories and songs… all based on impromptu suggestions from the audience. 7pm. $18.
MUSIC: The Standard Clams @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. Modern and classic rock tunes with a “jazzy twist,” including standards by such greats as Bobby Darin, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, to name a few. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…