9/9/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Oldtone Roots Music Festival @ the Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale. It’s Day Two of the four-day fest featuring the Hayrollers, Moonshine Holler, Mike Compton, Foghorn Stringband, Bradford Lee Folk & Jake Stargel, Two Man Gentleman Band, Mike Compton & Michael Daves and Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass. 11am. $38. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: Justin Townes Earle @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The second generation musician has earned such accolades as the 2011 Americana Music Award for Song of the Year, as well as the 2009 Americana Music Awards in the Best New and Emerging Artist category, as well as nominations for Best Artist and Best Album. 9pm.

MUSIC: Scott Hamilton Quartet @ the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. The veteran saxman and his band kick off the fall season of A Place for Jazz concerts. 7:30pm. $20. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Cymbals Eat Guitars @ the Low Beat, Albany. In support of their new album, Pretty Years, due out next week. With Hill Haints. 8:30pm. $10. GO HERE to listen to the new album in advance of its release…

MUSIC: Schenectady County Battle of the Bands @ Broadway & Liberty streets, Schenectady. American Runaways, Better By Morning, Anthony Fallacaro and Scottie Monaco will compete for the grand prize. With 2015 winner Moriah Formica closing the show. 5:30pm. FREE.

EVENT: Arts Fest Friday @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. An evening of arts and
entertainment featuring music, food, activities, and the first glimpse of the upcoming Breathing Lights public art project. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Chris Busone Band @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Azo Bell @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Ukulele workshop and concert by the Australian musician. 7:30pm. $15; $5 for children 12 and under.

MUSIC: Blame Arthur Guinness @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. Fork in the Road returns with food trucks, live music and a great group of people. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Formula 5 @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Strange Machines. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Slam Allen @ The Falcon, Marlboro. It’s a birthday bash as Slam celebrates The Big 50. With Tom “The Suit” Forst & Band. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr.” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Presented by Staging Youth’s Future, Inc. 7pm. $12. Also at 2 & 7pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: The Midnight Ramble Band @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. With Joe Purdy. 8pm. $50 & $75.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes Duo @ Bentley’s Tavern, Malta. 9pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Van Schaick Island Country Club, Cohoes. 5pm.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ The Fountain, Albany. Playing early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 10pm. Also on Saturday at 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Dashboard Anthem @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Vatrano Road. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Memory of Me @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With More Than Human, Realation, Iudica, Under the Den, Anthime Miller. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Lonesome Dove @ Rascals, Guilderland. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Parish Public House, Albany. 10pm. $10.

MUSIC: Aquanett @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm.

FILM: “Once More With Feeling” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. It’s a documentary look at Skeleton Tree, the brand new, 16th studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. 7pm. $9; $6 students.

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