8/29/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Ian Hunter & the Rant Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The former Mott the Hoople lead singer and pianist penned such immortal rock anthems as “All The Way From Memphis,” “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Cleveland Rocks” and had a huge hit with the David Bowie-penned “All The Young Dudes.” He has continued to rock with his latest string of albums with the Rant Band, including the recent Live in the UK 2010. 9pm.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany LatinFest @ Washington Park, Albany. Featuring Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra with Endel Dueño, DJ Extreme, Viti Ruiz’s tribute to Frankie Ruiz and Van Lester’s tribute to Hector Lavoe. 11am-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…
MUSIC: Rebel Darling @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Singer-songwriter M.R. Poulopoulos is joined by John Rice (Red Haired Strangers), drummer Tommy Krebs and viola player Laurence Scudder (Ryan Montbleau Band). With Zak Trojano (of Rusty Belle) kicking off the night in support of his recent solo release, Yesterday’s Sun. 7pm.
MUSIC: Idina Menzel @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The voice powering the multi-platinum smash hit “Let it Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” as well as the Broadway star of “Rent,” “Wicked” and “If/Then.” 7pm. $24.50-$149.50.
COMEDY: Solomon Georgio @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Fresh off a “Conan” debut that sent a buzz through the stand-up world, Solomon Georgio “keeps it both real and funny” (Splitsider) with a pungent brand of indignant irreverence that has set him on a path to certain comedy stardom. 8pm. $20 & $26; $14 students.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Camp Creek @ Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville. Day Two features Max Creek, the Kind Buds, the Hornitz, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett, the Blind Owl Band, Riders On the Storm, Legion of Jerry and Casey Bloom. GO HERE for more info…
ART RECEPTION: “Legends at Large: Four Points of View” @ the Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock. Exhibit of photographs by Graham Nash, Elliott Landy, Joel Bernstein and Amy Granatham with the artists in attendance. 5-8pm. FREE. Exhibit runs through Wednesday, October 14.
BOOK-SIGNING: Arlo Guthrie @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. The veteran singer-songwriter signs copies of his new children’s book, “Old Bill, the Famous Berkshire Moose.” 1:30pm. FREE with museum admission. GO HERE for more info…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Amsterslam II @ Sharpshooters Billiards & Sports Pub, Amsterdam. The gates open at 1pm for the all-day headbangin’ outdoor show featuring a dozen hot ‘n’ heavy, hard-rockin’ Local 518 metal bands, including Renewal of Faith (celebrating the release of their new album, Behold the Wise), Gunther Weezul, Assault on the Living, Brick by Brick, Burial Mound, Sworn to Vengeance, Horror Business, the Power, Road to Ruin, more. 2:15pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER/FUNDRAISER: “Now Is Our Time” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The theatrical collage explores the pleasures and perils of the third chapter in plays, poems, prose and song. Featuring Annette Miller, Joy Franz and Joan Coombs with musical direction by Matti Kovler. Seating is onstage. All proceeds benefit Berkshire Theatre Groups’s scholarship program. 7pm. $25 including a post-show reception with the cast.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Concert On the Green @ the Town Green, Woodstock. The day-long music fest at the corner of Tinker Street and Rock City Road features Norm Wennet (1:40pm), David Kraai & Amy Laber (2:20pm), Ian Charles (3pm), Marc Sloan (3:40pm) and Paul McMahon (4:30pm). FREE.
MUSIC: Maggot Brain @ the Low Beat, Albany. With ROTA (new Albany blackmetal brutality featuring current/ex members of Bad Friends, Girls of Porn, Sallow, Save Yourself, Host and Parasite), Rum Ham and Wrasp. 8 doors, music at 9. $5.
MUSIC: Saint Asonia @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The new band – featuring Adam Gontier (formerly of Three Days Grace) and Mike Mushok (of Staind), as well as Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo) and Rich Beddoe (Finger Eleven) – plays songs from their new self-titled debut album, in addition to favorites from Gontier’s days in Three Days Grace and hits from Staind. 8pm. $23.