3/3/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Steven Wilson @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Best known as the leader of prog-rock faves Porcupine Tree, the guitar great grabs the spotlight at The Egg in support of his fifth release, titled 4½. 8pm. $35 & $45.
MUSIC: Hot Club of Cowtown @ The Linda, Albany. The Austin-based trio of fiddler Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin whip up and evening of their trademark hot jazz and western swing. With Dylan Perrillo. 8pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Marc Delgado @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Lazy Suns, who will back up Delgado on some tunes and play a set of their own featuring tunes from their upcoming album. 8pm. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Judy Collins @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The 76-year-old Judy Collins is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent like her opening act, Ari Hest, who she’s collaborating with on a forthcoming album. 7pm. $55.
TALK: Stephen Adly Guirgis @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. A talk by the UAlbany graduate and 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. 8pm. FREE. ALSO: A free seminar at the same location at 4:15pm. UPDATE: These events have been cancelled.
THEATER: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. The emo-rock musical takes audiences through the life of America’s seventh president and comically examines American politics. 7pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Through Saturday.
FILM: “Koyaanisqatsi” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Godfrey Reggio’s classic image-based documentary features a mesmerizing score by Philip Glass. With Ephraim Asili’s “Many Thousands Gone,” Christian Marclay’s “Fade to Slide,” Lucy Raven’s “The Deccan Trap” and Charles Atlas’ “What does unstable time even mean?” 7pm. $6.