3/1/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: N.M.O. @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Grammy Award-nominated North Mississippi Allstars and singer-guitarist Anders Osborne combine forces as N.M.O. (North Mississippi Osbornes). The evening features one acoustic and one electric set, combining the Southern blues-rock approach of the North Mississippi Allstars with Anders Osborne’s unique brand of New Orleans soul to make for a new American roots fusion. 8pm. $35 & $50.
MUSIC: Los Lobos @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Los Lobos have been rockin’ the world for more than four decades, and the comfy, intimate confines of the barn may be the ultimate venue. 8:30pm. $75.
MUSIC: Skidmore Jazz Institute Sextet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The all-star group is led by bassist Todd Coolman and features trumpeter Mike Rodriguez, saxophonist Jimmy Greene, trombonist James Burton III, pianist Bill Cunliffe and drummer Dennis Mackrel. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students & children.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Country Con 2015 @ the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany. It’s Day Two of the two-day fest, featuring headliner Joe Nichols with Elvis tribute artist Gene DiNapoli, Harold Ford & the Spirit of Johnny Cash and True Grit Outlaws. $35 & $90. UPDATE: This festival has been cancelled.
MUSIC/THEATER: Rain @ Proctors, Schenectady. Beatles tribute band that proudly boasts, “Together longer than the Beatles, Rain has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting.” 2pm. $20, $35, $45, $55 & $70.
MUSIC: Shanty Town Serenaders @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga trio – Jeff Walton (guitar, whistle), Tim Wechgelaer (fiddle) and Dan Hubbs (banjo, mandolin) – fire up an evening of Celtic songs to kick off the month of March. 7pm. $17.
READING: Community of Writers Reading @ Albany Public Library, Albany. The Hudson Valley Writers Guild presents a reading by three local authors – Elizabeth Gordon, K.A. Laity and Keith Willis. 2pm. FREE.
TALK: “Making Art out of Linoleum? British Art Between the Wars” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Jay A. Clarke, curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Clark, offers a talk about how humble linoleum floor covering turned into an important medium for creating art between the wars. 3pm. FREE.
THEATER ON FILM: “King Lear” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Colm Feore stars in the role of a lifetime, directed by Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino. 12noon. $15; $12 ages 12 & under. Also at 7pm Monday.