5/14/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday


MUSIC: The Hearing Aides @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Here’s an offer that’s damn hard to refuse. Brian Patrik & the power-pop noise-rockin’ boys are playing a CD release party for their new album, Animals Have Gods. Oh, and it’s their farewell show. And it’s free. And you can pick up a free copy of their new CD. As our ole friend Bert Sommer used to say, “Ya can’t beat that!” 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: After the Fall @ the Low Beat, Albany. CD release party for their new album, Dedication. With Drag the River, Weak Teeth, Heartsounds, Ambitions and Male Patterns. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Composer to Center Stage Reading Session @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The kick-off event for the Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival is a one-of-a-kind sneak peek into the world of music today as up-and-coming young composers have their works read by the orchestra for the first time. Featuring Justin Ralls’ “Tree Ride,” Michael Lee’s “Amped” and Baljinder Sekon’s “Civil Variations.” 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Matuto @ the Falcon, Marlboro. No strangers to Nippertown, the eclectic combo brings their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound to the Falcon. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Hill Hollow Band @ the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. Featuring Barry Hyman (pedal steel guitar, electric guitar), Chris Lane (acoustic guitar, vocals), Jeff Dooley (banjo, dobro, accordian, vocals), Josh Greenberg (saxophone), Marty Satalino (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Nora Lamphere (vocals, shakers, washboard), Terry Lamphere (bass, vocals) and Wayne Lane (acoustic guitar, vocals). 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts the weekly Local 518 showcase, tonight featuring Mister Supersonic, Boar Tusk and Kyle Blackowl. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Willi Amrod Birthday Bash @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Featuring the Amrod Brothers Band and friends. 9pm. $15.

READING/TALK: David Sampliner and Chris Tarry @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Sampliner, the director of the Netflix documentary, “My Own Man,” and Tarry, author of the short story collection, “How to Carry Bigfoot Home” team up for an evening of tall tales, humorous truths and a short screening about the challenges of being a partner, a dad and a good man. 8pm.

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