5/10/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

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Photograph of Brand X by Andrzej Pilarczyk

MUSIC: Brand X @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The prog-rock pioneers are touring in support of their new album Locked & Loaded, with founding members John Goodsall and Percy Jones still guiding the ship with newcomers Chris Clark (keyboards), Scott Weinberger (percussion) and Kenny Grohowski (drums) bringing their own creative style of playing that make Brand X such a magical live act. 8pm. $39 & $45.

THEATER: “Just Call Me God” @ Proctors, Schenectady. A dictator’s final speech to his troops featuring John Malkovich. 7:30pm. UPDATE: This performance has been postponed… for the second time. New date TBA…

MUSIC: Alan Kaufman, Andy Cohen & Linda McRae @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An old-time fiddle master, a finger-style guitar virtuoso and a songwriter-multi-instrumentalist-2016 British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame Pioneer Inductee join forces. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Josh Ritter @ Colony, Woodstock. The acclaimed singer-songwriter plays a solo acoustic shows. With Josh Rouse. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: Home Body @ River Street Pub, Troy. Electro-fever pop duo. With Space Cubs and The Machine That Wouldn’t Die. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bez Aloha @ the Low Beat, Albany. With ATG, 2Stoned & Intoxicated, Gee, Jaden Vyent, Nars, Zoey, more. 8pm. $5.

FUNDRAISER: Champagne on the Park @ Washington Park Formal Tulip Beds, Albany. The annual fundraiser for the Lark Street BID features live music by the Graham Tichy Band, hors d’oeuvres from Lark Street area restaurants, a vintage photobooth by Rose & Dale Photo Co., champagne and wine from Capital Wine Albany, cider from Nine Pin Ciderworks, a classic car photo-op provided by Saratoga Automobile Museum and much more. 6pm. $85.

FILM/TALK: “Dawson City: Frozen Time” @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Another masterful found-footage film compiled by the always imaginative director Bill Morrison. With discussion to follow, co-hosted with Art Letters & Numbers. UPDATE: This event has been postponed to Friday…

MUSIC: Fara @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. The Live! Folklife Concert Series continues with four musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene — Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price (three fiddles and a piano) — producing a musical fire. 7pm. FREE.

WORKSHOP: Be the Media: Sound Recording @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The key to quality audio production is getting a good recording in the first place. Learn useful recording techniques and discover how you can produce radio segments for the Sanctuary’s community radio hour, “Hudson Mohawk Magazine.” 7pm. Sliding scale donations FREE-$10.

MUSIC: Hoods @ Chrome, Waterford. Cali hardcore vets. With Absolute Suffering, Wrong Move, Before I Had Wings, Concrete and Set You Anchor. 7pm. $15.

COMEDY: Eddie Ifft @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $10. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Slushii @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. It’s the There X2 Tour. With VOLT and Hazeyy. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Deadgrass @ Parish Public House, Albany. The acoustic five-piece band celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia. 8pm. $15.

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