6/10/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ the Hangar On the Hudson, Troy. The full nine-piece, pajama-clad ensemble returns with another of their outrageous, three-ring concerts in celebration of their latest album, Bocce & Bourbon, a wild & woolly collaboration with Greenwich’s own David Greenberger. 7pm. $12.
MUSIC: Richard Thompson @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Yeah, the exquisitely talented British folk-rock icon has a regular on the Greater Nippertown concert calendar for the past several years, performing in a variety of different musical configurations, but you’ve never seen him like this. Tonight, he’ll be accompanied by the Next Festival of Emerging Artists, an 18-piece string orchestra led by Peter Askim. Whoa! 8pm. $39.50.
MUSIC: David Bromberg Quintet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Following his belated birthday bash at The Egg in April with his Big Band and all-star special guests, the multi-talented folk-and-more legend returns to town with his more intimate quintet featuring Mark Cosgrove (guitar, mandolin, vocals), local fave Butch Amoit (bass, vocals), Nate Grower (fiddle, guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Josh Kanusky (drums, vocals). 8pm. $30; $15 students.
CABARET: The Orchard Project Presents @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the “tremendously entertaining” and “kicky, neo-retro cabaret chanteuse” Molly Pope, “the Drag Queen King” Martha Graham Cracker and alt-pop singer-songwriter Grace McLean. 8pm. $25; $15 students.
MUSIC: Abbie Gardner and Jesse Terry @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. The fiery Dobro player of the Americana darlings Red Molly teams up with singer-songwriter Jesse Terry for the first show at Caffe Lena’s new summer home at 7pm. $20.
EVENT: Beer, Bourbon, BBQ & Bands @ Stratton Plaza, Schenectady. It’s Proctors’ annual outdoor brew festival with craft beer, bourbon samplings, a food truck rodeo and live music by the Jill Hughes Band and MPThree, led by former Big Sky Country vocalist Mark Pierre. 6pm. $30; $15 designated driver.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: A Taste of Country Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Day One of the three-day fest features Kid Rock, Big & Rich, the Cadillac Three, Jana Kramer, Annie Bosko, Dylan Jakobsen and Logan Brill. Music starts at 3pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Disc Jam Music Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. Day Two of the fest features Dopapod, Electron, Cappadona, Kung Fu, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, American Babies, Space Bacon, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Wobblesauce, Hayley Jane & the Primates and more. 10:30am. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER: “Dream Child: The Trial of Alice in Wonderland” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. It’s the NY premiere of the new play written and performed by Roxanne Fay, commissioned by Florida’s Salvador Dali Museum, where it premiere last month. 7:30pm. $20; $10 age 21 and under. Through Sunday, June 19.
MUSIC: Dogs of Desire @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony off-shoot performs recent works by Sleeping Giant composers Ted Hearne and Jacob Cooper as well as three world premieres by Rob Honstein, Conor Brown, and the amazing Brazilian-American composer, Clarice Assad. 7:30pm.
CIRCUS: “YOL” @ the Gasholder Building, Troy. YOL, which means “road” or “way” in Turkish, tells the story of one girl on a mystical journey, exploring a path formed by her own curiosity and imagination. A story told through a mix between a new form of circus and theatre, YOL explores what our beliefs say about us and the possibility of returning to a childlike wonder about the world around us. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors; $10 children under age 12. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Yassou @ the Half Moon, Hudson. The five-piece post-pop band makes tightly composed music, anchored by the mesmerizing stage presence of lead-singer Lilie Bytheway-Hoy. With Emily Ritz. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: Joanna Wallfisch @ the Mountain Top Library, Tannersville. The jazz singer/songstress debuts her new show “Beyond Joni,” which bridges the stories and sounds of folk and jazz while calling on the repertoire of Joni Mitchell, Judee Sill, Joan Baez and more. 7pm. FREE.
FILM/MUSIC: “Lee’s 88 Keys” @ The Linda, Albany. A screening of the feature-length documentary about Greater Nippertown’s late jazz piano queen, followed by a performance by Lee’s longtime collaborators Rich Syracuse on bass and Jeff Siegel on drums with guest pianist Nick Hetko, a student of Lee Shaw and a new graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. 7pm film; 8:30pm music. $20; $30 VIP includes 6pm pre-show mixer with the director.
MUSIC: Holly Miranda @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. First making her mark as frontwoman for her band Jealous Girlfriends, Holly Miranda is now based in Brooklyn, and should appeal to fans of Ani DiFranco for her outspoken lyrics and Aimee Mann for her haunting melodies. With Sonya Kitchell. 9pm. $20.
THEATER: “Presto Change-O” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The new musical by Eric Price and Joel Waggoner tells the story of three generations of magicians who find themselves under one roof for the first time in years. When the grandfather causes real magic to happen, they must confront their past mistakes and re-examine what it means to be a family. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 11. GO HERE to read review…
THEATER: “The Dog in the Manger” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. The NorthEast Theatre Ensemble presents the fast-paced comedy directed by Kendle Butterworth. 8pm. $20; $10 students & seniors. Through Sunday, June 19.