8/29/14: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Roomful of Teeth @ MASS MoCA’s Courtyard C, North Adams. Upon receiving their 2014 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Roomful of Teeth director Brad Wells said, “We wouldn’t have this album without our work at MASS MoCA.” And now the shape-shifting a cappella ensemble is back, churning out Hindustani and Persian singing styles, Ritornello with music and film by vocalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw and compositions by avant-folk fave Sam Amidon. 8pm. $20 & $25.
MUSIC: Jason Aldean @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Is it possible that the SPAC season is really almost over? Yup, and country hitmaker Jason Aldean is the shed’s penultimate concert of the summer. With Florida Georgia Line. 7pm.
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Art exhibits, music, comedy, theater, fun, food, shopping and more… 5-9pm. FREE.
EVENT: Ecstatic Age @ Collar Works, Troy. Exploring ideas, techniques and ephemera related to self-improvement, empowerment, transcendence, fulfillment and ecstasy, the new age meets the now age in an evening of performances, music, workshops (yoga, self-help, hypnotism) and more. With music by Swamp Baby, Bell’s Roar, Claymation, Sun Burdens, Moon Magick and lots more. 6pm. $5-$10. GO HERE for more info and a complete list of performers…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: moe.down @ Snow Ridge Ski Resort, Turin. It’s Day One of moe.’s 15th annual bash with performances today by Lotus, the Werks and of course moe. Music officially starts at 6:15pm. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of performances…
MUSIC: Train @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Pat Monahan and the boys – minus drummer (and Saratoga Springs native) Scott Underwood, who parting ways with the band in June – return to preview their upcoming new album, Bulletproof Picasso. 7pm. $27.50-$99.50.
MUSIC: Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones featuring Dennis Greunling @ Riverfront Park, Athens. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…
THEATER: “Tomorrow in the Battle” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. The drama by British playwright Kieron Barry had
its world premiere here in August, 2012 and was a smash hit. Now it’s back for a return engagement. 8pm. $29. Through August 31.
MUSIC: Max Flyer @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Yup, it’s a reunion of that ’80s band, and Dave Neil, Kevin Thompson, Ed Fitzgerald, Steve Atwood and Bill Deitz are also celebrating the release of their new CD – recorded 30 years ago. With Lex Grey. 8pm. $12; $20 VIP.
MUSIC: Jo Henley @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Boston-based folk-rockin’ Americana band returns to the Caffe with special guests Tony Markellis (bass) and Jordan Santiago (fiddle, mandolin) sittin’ in. 8pm. $17.
MUSIC: Blue Chicken’s End-of-Summer All-Star Bash @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Featuring Levon Helm Band alum Jim Weider and Sid McGinnis (guitars), Brian Mitchell (keys), Gary Solomon (bass/vocals), Clark Gayton (trombone) and Randy Ciarlante (drums). 7pm. Donations encouraged.
CABARET: “Celebrating the Music of William Finn” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Featuring Michael Linden, Anne L. Nathan, Amanda Savan, Sally Wilfert, Michael Winther and Chip Zien. 8pm. $20, $35 & $45. Also at 8pm Saturday.
DANCE: Parsons Dance @ PS21, Chatham. The internationally acclaimed contemporary American dance company features new works that celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary, as well as some classic pieces. 8pm. $40; $25 students 18 and under. Also 8pm Saturday.