1/13/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Lee Harvey Osmond @ The Linda, Albany. Canadian rocker Tom Wilson (aka, Lee Harvey Osmond) has won three Juno Awards, released 14 albums and gave a genuinely mesmerizing performance in his last Greater Nippertown concert seven years ago at Revolution Hall. With Michael Eck, accompanied by Lee Harvey Blotto. Yes, it’s gonna be a Lee HarveyPalooza. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Just back from the west coast launch of their annual Elvis Birthday Bash tour, Mark Gamsjager and bandmates make their Caffe debut with rollickin’ rockabilly and swing classics, including a selection of nuggets from the songbag of The King. 8pm. $22.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rockin’ From the Heart @ The Barrel Saloon, Albany. A benefit concert for Albany’s Center for Disability Services featuring Blue Factory, Yellow Montego, Jazz Connection, EJ Ray, the Stockbridge Boys and Kraksabbath. 6pm. $10.
THEATER: “Something Rotten” @ Proctors, Schenectady The touring production of the hit Broadway musical previews at Proctors with the hilarious tale of the Bottom brothers’ attempt to write the world’s first musical theater production. 8pm. $20-$95. Through Sunday.
VARIETY: Bindlestiff Cirkus @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Led by Ringmistress Philomena, the annual Cabin Fever Cabaret series features a line-up of live music, trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. For grown-ups only. 9pm. $30.
WORKSHOP: I/O Fest 2017 @ Williams College ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance’s CenterStage, Williamstown. A workshop hosted by TAK Ensemble concentrating on contemporary music creation and performance. 4:15pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…
MUSIC: I/O Fest 2017 @ Williams College ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance’s CenterStage, Williamstown. The TAK Ensemble plays genre-defying music by Taylor Brook, Tyshawn Sorey, John Zorn, Kate Soper, David Bird, Jacob Walls and Erin Gee. 8pm. FREE.
GO HERE for a round-up of art gallery and museum exhibits…