6/12/15: Toady’s Top Tips: Friday


MUSIC: Sirens of Song @ The Hangar, Troy. Featuring four fab female singer-songwriters of the Local 518 – Ashley Sofia, Caroline MotherJudge, Olivia Quillio and the long-overdue return of Lonesome Val Haynes (with several of her former Units/Fear of Strangers bandmates). 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Stephane Wrembel’s “Django A Go-Go 2015″ @ The Egg, Albany. The French guitarist who wrote and performed the soundtrack for Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” celebrates the legacy of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, accompanied by an amazing ensemble of musicians including Howard Alden, Roy Williams, Sebastien Felix and Kamlo (guitars), John Intrator (violin), Nick Anderson and David Langlois (percussion) and Kells Nollenberger (bass). 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: The Will Bernard Trio @ the Parish Public House, Albany. He’s played with such envelope-pushing bands as Peter Apfelbaum’s Hieroglyphics Ensemble, the Stanton Moore Trio and T.J. Kirk, as well as Tom Waits, Steven Bernstein and Don Cherry. Now he brings his own trio – featuring organist Brian Charette and drummer Eric Kalb – to town. With Jeff Nania & the Elements. 9pm. $13. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featured performers at the Caffe’s recent 55th anniversary celebration at Skidmore College, the husband and wife duo returns to the venerable second-floor coffeehouse. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Megafauna @ the Low Beat, Albany. Guitarist-vocalist Dani Neff leads the charge. With Hammer Hawk and Good Fiction. 8pm. $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: A Taste of Country, Hunter Mountain, Hunter. “American Idol” judge Keith Urban headlines Day One of the fest. With the Eli Young Band, Rachel Lipsky, Logan Mize, LOCASH, Colt Ford and more on two stages. Music starts at 2pm. $120; $195 three-day pass. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “The Epic of Gligamesh” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Kaliyuga Arts presents a contemporary re-telling of the first great work of world literature, the ancient Babylonian poem. Directed and designed by John Sowle, the production features actor Steven Patterson in a virtuoso solo performance. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students & seniors. Through Sunday, June 21.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Shake the Lake for Vets Sake @ the Wood Park Festival Space, Lake George. Day One of the three-day fest features music by E.B. Jeb and Rustic Overtones. 6pm. $5, proceeds benefit the Adirondack Vets House. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Levin Brothers @ The Linda, Albany. Brothers Tony (bass) and Pete (keyboards) Levin lead their band in an intimate evening of jazz based on the skill acquired over years of touring and recording with some of the biggest acts in the music business, including Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, King Crimson, Annie Lennox, Gil Evans and Paul Simon, among others. 8pm. $18. GO HERE to read a recent concert review…

MUSIC: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The husband-and-wife teams will be joined by special guest keyboardist Bill Payne of Little Feat. With Leon Wilks. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Disc Jam Music Festival @ Gardiner’s Farm, Stephentown. The fifth annual fest of music, camping and disc golf comes to Nippertown for the first time. Day Two of the four-day fest features four stages and music by Lettuce, Kung Fu, Consider the Source, Mister F, Lucid, Roots of Creation, the Hornitz, West End Blend and lots more. Music starts at 12noon.

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ The Dev, Utica. Blues and more… 8pm.

MUSIC: Milo Greene @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The LA-based cinematic pop group heads to town in support of their new album, On the Fence. 9pm. $18.

THEATER: “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” @ the Albany Barn, Albany. Directed by Aaron Holbritter, Creative License presents its sophomore production, a dark and emotional comedy by Bert V. Royal that won the Excellence Award from the 2004 NYC Fringe Festival. 7:30pm. $15. Through Saturday, June 13.

MUSIC: Michael Benedict’s Jazz Vibes @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

THEATER: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Christopher Durang’s smash-hit Broadway comedy and winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play is a wacky nod to Chekhov. Directed by Chris Foster, the Nippertown premiere production stars Kris Anderson, Roseann Cane, Ryan Davis, Mary Darcy, Cori Irwin and Christina Reeves. 8pm. $24. Through Saturday, June 27. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Van Schaick Island Country Club, Cohoes. 4pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. New Orleans and Chicago style early jazz. 10pm. Also at 9:30pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed @ Athos Restaurant, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: South Street Saints @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 9pm.

MUSIC: Ace & Luke @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. The acoustic guitar duo of Anthony Campoli and Luke Pascarella. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Butler” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. It’s the New England premiere of the uproariously funny, witty and very moving play based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves during the Civil War. 7:30pm. Through Saturday. GO HERE to read review…

FILM: “Out to Kill” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Pride Film Fest concludes with a murder mystery. With special guest actor/musician Tom Goss. 7pm. $15; $10 students. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Thirsty Owl, Saratoga Springs. Acoustic blues. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Josh Casano @ the Holiday Inn Express, Latham. 5:30pm. FREE.

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