4/28/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday


MUSIC: Foreigner @ Proctors, Schenectady. Founding (and only original) member Mick Jones leads the classic rock hitmakers. With special guests the Berlin Senior High School Choir joining in for “I Want to Know What Love Is.” 8pm. $20-$200. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The Troy troubadour with the booming baritone. With the Sea the Sea. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Boz Scaggs @ Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Older Boz faves like “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown,” as well as selection from his latest album, A Fool to Care. With Jeff LeBlanc. 8pm. $46.50, $56.50 & $79.50.

MUSIC: Michale Graves @ the Fuze Box, Albany. The former frontman for the Misfits brings his band to town. With Capitle, One Day Waiting and Mordwolf. 7pm. $13. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Nashville-based country-rock singer-songwriter brings his rootsy, gritty style to Hudson. With Texas native, Nashville-based Brian Wright singer-songwriter. 8pm.

EVENT/MUSIC: Local Indie Music Mixer @ the Low Beat, Albany. Learn more about WCAA-LP, Community Arts Albany Radio. With music by Under the Den. 8pm.

THEATER: “A Trip to Bountiful” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Join the inspiring pilgrimage to the small town of Bountiful, Texas with Carrie Watts, the charming, aging widow who escapes her controlling daughter-in-law and son’s three-room Houston apartment to visit her childhood home one last time. 7:30pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, May 15.

MUSIC: Strange Machines @ Parish Public House, Albany. With Hayley Jane & the Primates. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Wee B3 @ Jack’s Place at the College of Saint Rose, Albany. Mike Lamkin’s jazz organ trio is joined by special guest saxman Brian Patneaude. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration by Opera Saratoga @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga presents the first of three free concerts of opera and song inspired by great artists and works of art. The program includes music by Debussy, Poulenc, Granados, Moore, and Sondheim and special performances by soprano Evan Kardon, tenor Dominick Corbaccio and pianist Laurie Rogers. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Stable Gentlemen @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With William Hale, Eternal Crimes, Fun Police and Douglas Koebrich. 8pm. $5.

THEATER: “Kaspar” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Directed by Aaron Ardisson, Peter Handke’s play dissects the role of language in the human experience, specifically the role of language as torturer. 8pm. Through Sunday (May 1).

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm show. $3.

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  1. Toast says

    Mick Jones hasn’t been performing with Foreigner consistently.

    Will any of the musicians that recorded these Foreigner songs be in Schenectady tonight, or will it be a tribute band of hired guns?

  2. Greg says


    There are no other musicians in the band from Foreigner’s glory days. If Jones isn’t with them – and his appearances have been rather sporadic these days – the longest tenured member of the band is multi-instrumentalist Thom Gimbel, who signed on in ’92…

  3. Toast says

    Well it was a tribute band that played at Proctors tonight. Not one member that recorded any of the songs we know. I don’t know how they get away with it, but that was not Foreigner. It was a cover band.

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