4/22/18: Today’s Top 15 Tips: Sunday

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Brad Mehldau
Brad Mehldau brings his trio back to The Egg tonight

Photograph by Albert Brooks

MUSIC: Brad Mehldau Trio @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Over the past two decades, no artist has done more to extend and refine the piano trio’s possibilities than Brad Mehldau. Along with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard, the trio is at home performing Thelonious Monk classics, American Songbook standards, as well as contemporary tunes and original works. 7:30pm. $34.50.

MUSIC: Commander Cody & His Modern Day Airmen @ the Hangar of the Hudson, Troy. The always rollickin’, boogie woogie, honky-tonkin’ piano man is back! With the Lustre Kings. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: Martin Carthy @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. For more than 50 years, he’s been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivaled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic. 7:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: “Raga Meets Symphony” @ Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Albany, Albany. Indian-American pianist-composer Reena Esmail works between the worlds of Indian and Western classical music. She’ll be joined by acclaimed Hindustani classical vocalist Saili Oak for an evening of traditional Hindustani classical music and Esmail’s Hindu-inspired String Quartet performed by members of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. 6pm. $10.

MUSIC: Girl Blue @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Arielle O’Keefe returns to the Caffe in support of her debut EP I Am Not a Star and maybe previews some new tunes from her upcoming full-length album. With Sydney Worthley. 7. $18.

MUSIC: They Might Be Giants @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. They’ve been a Brooklyn-based band forever. They’ve won some big-time awards, do fancy stuff on TV and online, and get to play all around the world. Their all-ages shows are like unicorns—very special and seldom seen. This performance will spotlight science songs old and new, as well as audience favorites from both the adult and kids repertoire. Some will find it too loud, while others will think it’s too quiet. 7pm. $27.50. UPDATE: This event is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Project/Object @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The long-running Frank Zappa tribute band is joined by Zappa band alum Napoleon Murphy Brock and Denny Walley for an evening of music by the Mothers of invention and more… 8pm. $22 & $27.

MUSIC: Bully @ The Linda, Albany. After a quick sell-out at the Low Beat (where the show was originally scheduled), the WCDB-FM anniversary concert was moved to the larger Linda. With LVL UP, Shellshag and Swither. 7pm. $10.

READING: Word Fest Invitational Slam @ Troy Kitchen, Troy. The free-wheeling conclusion of 2018’s annual Albany Word Fest. You might never think of poetry in the same way… 2pm. Sliding scale donation $5-$20.

MUSIC: Amy Helm @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The Sunday night residency continues for the second generation Americana artist. 8pm. $20.

THEATER: The Gun Show @ PS21, Chatham. Last chance! The Actors’ Ensemble presents a one-person play by E.M. Lewis, starring Christopher Smith and directed by Robert Consanza. Through the prism of her own personal experiences, the award-winning playwright tells the story of America’s relationship with guns, leaning neither right nor left. 2pm. $25. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Dave Liebman’s Expansions @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Sax master Dave Liebman, Bobby Avey (piano), Matt Vashlishan (reeds), Tony Marino (bass) and Alex Ritz (drums) perform a suite based on the theme of the Earth as it is manifested in our lives – Volcano-Avalanche-Mount Everest-Concrete Jungle… a voyage into the elements of color and ambiance. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Pearl Street, Northampton. The psych-laced band rolls into town in support of their brand new album, Sex & Food on the Jagjaguwar label. With Makeness. 8pm. $20.

THEATER: “Blithe Spirit” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. One highly spirited wife is fun, but two is fertile ground for this smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages from the witty pen of Noël Coward. Meet cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine (Gary Lindemann), re-married to Ruth (Brenny Rabine) but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira (Yvonne Perry), who has been conjured up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati (Eileen Schuyler). 2pm. Through Sunday, May 6. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC: Jouska @ the Low Beat, Albany. The official WCDB-FM Anniversary after-party is the place to be after the Bully show at The Linda. With Curtis Cooper and Snowhaus. 10pm. FREE.

FILM: People’s Pixel Project @ the Strand Theatre, Hudson Falls. Presented by the Lake George Arts Project, its a screening of 14 short films and videos by Greater Nippertown filmmakers, followed by awards presentations. 2pm. $10.

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

    AMY HELM WAS AWESOME TONIGHT.

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