4/22/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday


Happy Record Store Day!
Happy Earth Day!

MUSIC: Richie & Rosie @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The dynamic banjo and fiddle duo of Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton play music deeply rooted in the Americana tradition. 8pm. $18; $10 under age 18.

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The ever-charming, ever-unpredictable Travis will be performing many songs from the fabulous, new Chandler Travis Philharmonic CD, Waving Kissyhead, Vol. 2 & 1. With Rabasi Joss (aka, Jocelyn Arem, the director of the Caffe Lena History Project). 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Bridget Kearney @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The bassist from Lake Street Dive steps out on her own in support of her solo debut, Won’t Let You Down. Her bandmates include Sarah Pedinotti and Benjamin Lazar Davis, who also open the show as the duo, Fit Club. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Sixties Spectacular @ Proctors, Schenectady. A musical flashback to the ’60s featuring Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone; B.J. Thomas; the Grass Roots; and Joe’s Boys with guest vocalists Al Bruno and Trish Anderson. 7pm. $39.75-$54.75. GO HERE to read an interview with Peter Noone…

MUSIC: Bumper Jacksons @ The Linda, Albany. In support of their upcoming album, “I’ve Never Met a Stranger,” the band rolls into town, painting America’s musical story from New Orleans’ brothels to Appalachian hollers. With Michael Eck, Caroline MotherJudge, Mitch Elrod and Bob Buckley. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Robert Randolph & the Family Band @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The acclaimed steel guitarist and his band celebrate the release of their new album, Got Soul. 8pm. $28.

MUSIC: Low Lily @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. The string-and-vocal folk trio – Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar and mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) with Corey DiMario (bass) – weaves traditional influences with modern inspiration. 7:30pm. $23; $5 children ages 12 & under.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. Mike Lebovitz headlines. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Va Va Voodoos @ River Street Beat Shop, Troy. It’s Record Store Day! Celebrate with some free live music at Troy’s finest record shop. 1pm.

FESTIVAL/COMEDY: The Albany Improv Festival @ the Upper Room, Albany. Improvisational comedy troupes from all across the country gather for the second annual fest. 12noon. $10 (one hour); $15 (two hours); ($20) the whole day-long festival ($20). GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: Average Bear @ the Ale House, Troy. 9pm.

READINGS: Word Fest Invitational Slam @ Troy Kitchen, Troy. The grand finale of the week-long Albany Word Fest. 7pm. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/FILM: Festival Cinema Invisible’s International Film Festival @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The sixth annual festival showcases films exclusively from and about the Middle East and Northern Africa. 10am-9pm. $25 for an all-day pass. Also from 10am-7pm on Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “The Normal Heart” @ Curtain Call Theater, Latham. 3 & 8pm. $24. Through Sunday, April 30.

MUSIC: Great Mutations @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Kimono Dragons and Front Business. 9pm. $5.

COMEDY: Sommore @ The Egg, Albany. Super Soul Fest. With Chris Thomas, Rayzor and Mark Viera. 8pm. $44, $54 & $67.

MUSIC: Arch Stanton Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

MUSIC: Carolyn Wonderland @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The Queen of Texas Blues. With Nalani & Sarina. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “The Glass Menagerie” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The Tennessee Williams classic. 7:30pm. $25; $10 students. Through Sunday, May 7.

MUSIC: Audrey Assad @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The daughter of a Syrian refugee, Assad has been lauded by The New York Times, and CCM Magazine proclaims “both meaning and beauty are abundant” in her songwriting. She has collaborated and toured with artists including Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher and Jars of Clay. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Last Ten Seconds of Life @ the Fuze Box, Albany. With Face Your Maker, The Broken and Gone Without. 3pm. $12.

COMEDY: Michael Blackson @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7, 10 & 11:45pm. $25. <strong>UPDATE: The 7 & 10pm shows are sold out…

MUSIC: Hot Club of Saratoga @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Hermetica @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Fine Grain and The Northway. 8pm.

THEATER: “The Foreigner” @ Home Made Theater, Saratoga Springs. Larry Shue’s comedy. 7:30pm. $24 & $27. Through Sunday, May 7.

MUSIC: “Almost Unplugged: An Evening of Acoustic Music” @ Valatie Community Theatre, Valatie. Local talent in a casual round-robin format. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: Raisinhead @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm.

MUSIC: Spiritual Rez @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Gang of Thieves. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Big Medicine @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. $5.

THEATER: “Li’l Abner” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. The California Musical Theater Ensemble presents the hillbilly musical. 8pm. $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: The Williams Gospel Choir @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. 4pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “The Night of the Comet” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittfield. Romance, Soul & Rock ‘N Roll & Berkshire Olde Tyme Review present a fundrasising show for Berkshire Theatre Group. 7:30pm. $20.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

1 Comment
  1. Fred says

    Chandler Travis Three-O was easily one of the best shows of 2017 last night–virtuoso, surreal, soulful and ecstatically funny. Can’t wait to see the talented Shannon McNally at Caffe Lena next month, too.

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