3/5/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Neko Case @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The rockin’ red-headed indie singer-songwriter has recently released the eight-album vinyl box set, recorded Kenny Loggins’ “Danny’s Song” for HBO’s “Vinyl” and collaborated with k.d. lang and Laura Viers on their upcoming trio album. With Jennifer O’Connor. 8pm. $35; $15 students.
MUSIC: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. The dazzling husband-and-wife banjo duo won the Grammy for Best Folk Album last month (that makes a total of 16 Grammys for Fleck), but don’t be surprised if they throw in some ’80s rock or sing in Chinese. 7:30pm. $40; $25 students.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Dustin Mele Memorial Concert @ Brown’s Revolution Hall, Troy. An all-star Local 518 line-up including Emerald City, Ernie Williams Band, Super 400, the Eldorados, the Daley Brothers, Tony Perrino’s Killer B, Matt Mirable, Trish Anderson, Johnny Rabb, Dave Macks, Chris Busone and lots more. A benefit for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and other local charities. 6pm. $10 minimum donation. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Old school horn-inflected soul and R&B from dynamic frontwoman Arleigh Kincheloe, her brother Jackson Kincheloe on harmonica and their fiery band. With the Suitcase Junket. 9pm. UPDATE: Reserved seating for this show is now officially sold out; standing room only tickets are still available.
MUSIC: The Paul Green Rock Academy @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Playing the music of Frank Zappa with former Zappa percussionist Ed Mann. With Acoustic Trauma closing the show at 10pm. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Suede @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’s GE Theatre, Schenectady. One part Rat Pack, one part Rosie Clooney, the singer-trumpeter has been described as “Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler – sassy, smooth and intoxicating.” 7:30pm. $26; $50 Gold Circle.
MUSIC: Voter Registration Show @ the Low Beat, Albany. Featuring Hammer Hawk, Ritz Carlton, Hill Haints and Bare Mattress. 12noon. FREE. With DJ Trumaster and Selector David Normal spinning soul and reggae from 10am-12-noon.
FILM/MUSIC: Psychedelic Cinema @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Alloy Orchestra mastermind Ken Winokur fires up his new film/live music project, which revitalizes cult filmmaker Ken Brown’s Super 8 films from the late ’60s with junk percussion, melodic clarinets and keyboards, recorded speeches and audio artifacts and more. 8pm. $22 & $28; #10 students.
COMEDY: Capitol Steps @ Proctors, Schenectady. Their Mock the Vote Tour showcases political satire that skewers both sides of the aisle. Gee, do you think they’ll have enough material to work with this election year? 8pm. $20-$45.
MUSIC: BarrelFest @ the Barrel Saloon, Albany. It’s the fifth annual big BarrelFest, featuring Skeeter Creek, Never in Vegas, the LateShift, Good Fiction, the Jason Wicks Band, the North & South Dakotas and lots more. 1pm. $22. GO HERE for more info…
DANCE: Nacre @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. All new dances from So You Think You Can Choreograph 2015 Winner Kailey McCrudden, as well as previous finalists Christian Serrano and Brett Cox, and world premiere of “Seasons,” a new work by Nacre Artistic Director Beth Fecteau, created in collaboration with Ria Curley and Chuck Lamb, who composed the music. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Also at 2:30pm on Sunday.
THEATER: “Agnes of God” @ Masonic Hall, Albany. Confetti Stage presents John Pielmeir’s Tony Award-winning drama about the collision between science and faith. Nate Beynon directs. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through March 6.
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.