5/17/18: Today’s Top 15 Tips: Thursday

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MUSIC: Kiefer Sutherland Band @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Whether you know him from “Flatliners” and “The Lost Boys” or “24” and “Designated Survivor” (which signed off with its finale last night), you probably don’t think of him as a musician. But he just might change your mind tonight. With Rick Brantley. 7:30pm. $34.50.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The guitarslinger and Gregg Allman’s former bandleader is back at CnB, this time around showcasing the Muscle Shoals sound. $60 includes pre-show dinner at 5:30pm; $30 for the show only.

MUSIC: Slaid Cleaves @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Maine-born, Austin-based singer-songwriter spins earthy ballads with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. More than two decades into his career, the celebrated songwriter delivers vivid, cinematic lyrics on themes ranging from life’s toughest moments, to Texas pride, to tongue-in-cheek numbers. 7pm. $26.

MUSIC: Useless Cans @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Gypsy-folk-punk-jazz trio celebrates the release of their new EP. With Belle-Skinner and Hospital Corners. 8pm.

THEATER: Leni @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. What happens to artists when they allow themselves – knowingly or unknowingly – to become cogs in a propaganda machine? This and other fascinating and complex moral and ethical issues are explored in Sarah Greenman’s play which uses the life of Hitler’s chosen filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl as a springboard. Directed by John Sowle; starring Roxanne Fay and Olivia Howell. 7:30pm. $22; students $10. Through Sunday, May 27.

ART/MUSIC: “Rustic Barn Rocks: The Works of Amy Modesti” @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. It’s the opening reception for Amy Modesti’s exhibition of photography, as well as the opening of the Rustic Barn Pub’s new upstairs space. With music by Mark Richardson, Jeremy Walz, Jeff Prescott, James Alanson Kirk and more. 7pm. FREE. The exhibit runs through Sunday, June 17.

MUSIC: Remember Jones @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. 808s & Heartbreak. Yeah, the whole album played with a 25-piece band. 8:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Montgomery Gentry @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Eddie Montgomery carries on the country music duo’s lagacy following the death of his musical partner Troy Gentry last year. With the Kyle Bourgault Band. 8pm. $28.

COMEDY: $5 Comedy Garage @ The Garage, Pittsfield. Headliner Kat Radley was named “Comic to Watch” by Time Out New York and is currently a staff writer on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Last year, she released her debut comedy album, The Important Thing Is That I’m Pretty, which debuted at No. 4 on the Itunes Comedy Charts. 7:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Techung @ the Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. The Live! Folklife Concert Series continues with the Tibetan folk and freedom singer-songwriter who is currently living in exile in Dharamsala and USA. He is best known for his performances of traditional Tibetan music, dance and opera. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: After the Fall @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Mystery Girl. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Uncommon Gestures @ Colony, Woodstock. With Mountain Wave. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Bellini’s, Latham. 6pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC/POETRY: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Dan Wilcox hosts the the monthly session with tonight’s featured poet Katrinka Moore. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm readings. $3.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ LT’s Grill, Niskayuna. 6:30pm. FREE.

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