7/26/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: The Decemberists @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. Direct from their headlining set at the Newport Folk Festival, the indie rock faves are next up on the grounds of the grand Cooperstown brewery in support of their latest album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. With Lucius. 7pm. $36.
MUSIC: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba @
the Music Haven in Central Park, Proctors’ Mainstage, Schenectady. Mali’s Bassekou Kouyate is a true master of the ngoni, an ancient West African lute. In addition to leading his own dynamic band, he has sparkled alongside other musical luminaries such as Paul McCartney, Bela Fleck, Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabate and Ali Farka Toure. With Baye Kouyate & les Tougarakes. 7pm. FREE. UPDATE: Due to the uncertain weather forecast, the concert has been moved to the rainsite: Proctors’ Mainstage.
MUSIC: Shuggie Otis @ The Egg, Albany. After a hiatus of decades, the blues guitarist and psychedelic funkster is back in the spotlight again. The New York Times called him “an R&B Brian Wilson or Syd Barrett.” Find out what he’s up to now… 7:30pm. $29.50.
MUSIC: Brad Paisley @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The guitarslinger hits the spotlight in support of his lastest album, Moonshine in the Trunk. With Justin Moore and Mickey Guyton. 8pm.
MUSIC: The Goodbye Girls @ the Cock ‘N Bull, Galway. The Boston-based quartet of fiddler Lena Jonsson, banjoist Allison de Groot, bassist Brittany Karlson and guitarist-vocalist Molly Tuttle love old-time, traditional bluegrass and Swedish traditional music. 7pm.
MUSIC: The Left Banke @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Led by original member George Cameron, the ’60s band brings the classic baroque-pop sound of “Pretty Ballerina,” “Walk Away Renee” and “She May Call You Up Tonight.” 8pm. $15.
CABARET: The Skivvies @ Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Goodrich Hall, Williamstown. Sizzling musical comedy duo Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley turn the heat way up as they perform stripped down mash-ups of pop songs and show tunes…in their underwear. Out Magazine calls them “part Weird Al parody and part sexy burlesque… an unusual explosion of satire and sultry.” 7:30pm. $40; $80 Premium, including the exclusive after-party. Also 7:30pm on Monday.
MUSIC: The Singing Anchors’ “From San José to Broadway and Bacharach” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. A salute to the pop music iconoclast Burt Bacharach from “Do You Know the Way to San José” to the score of the Broadway musical “Promises, Promises,” through “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and more recent collaborations with Elvis Costello and Steven Sater. Sung by Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn (both from Newschannel 13) and Jerry Gretzinger (former CBS6 anchor). 2pm. $30; $27 seniors; $15 age 12 & under.
MUSIC: Music Omi Improvises @ Art Omi’s Visitors Center, Ghent. Fourteen musicians from around the globe have just arrived at Omi for a 2 1/2 week long collaborative music-making residency. They will write music, perform, and share their ideas and cultures – not only with each other – but also with the public at this concert. They will be joined by special guests and jazz legends Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso of Woodstock’s Creative Music Studio. 3pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Romeo & Juliet” @ the First Street Common, Pittsfield. Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park’s timeless and tragic tale of star-crossed lovers stars 17-year-old Joey LaBrasca and 18-year-old Fiona Barnett-Mulligan. 8pm. FREE. Through August 2.