7/25/18: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

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MUSIC: Amanda Shires @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter-violinist in concert in support of her highly anticipated fifth album To the Sunset, which is slated for release on August 3. With Sean Rowe. 8pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: Capital Concert Series @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. The return of Blue Oyster Cult, the thinking man’s (and woman’s) band of metalheads. 5:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule… UPDATE: This concert has been postponed to Thursday, August 23…

MUSIC: Wiz Khalifa & Rae Sremmurd @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The hip-hop co-headliners bring their Dazed & Blazed Summer Tour to the Spa City amphitheater. 6pm.

MUSIC: Rockin’ on the River @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Featuring Almost Queen. With the Troy Music Academy All-Stars. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule… UPDATE: This show has been postponed. New date TBA…

MUSIC: Bermuda Triangle @ Colony, Woodstock. Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard is joined by Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser. With Widowspeak. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: Lake George Arts Project Summer Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Featuring the eclectic band Incendio, a mix of influences ranging from classical to jazz, from rock to flamenco, from Celtic to bluegrass. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Bang on a Can Gallery Recital @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Piano phenom Vicky Chow plays selections from Philip Glass’s monumental Etudes, which have quickly become the 21st century’s most significant additions to the international piano repertoire. 4:30pm. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: Malta Summer Concert Series @ Malta Community Center, Malta. Featuring Graham Tichy & the New Lowdown. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Take an exuberant ride on the rails, into the backwoods and onto the wide-open highway with the music of Johnny Cash! This remarkable life story features 31 foot-stompin’, emotionally-packed songs including “Country Boy,” “A Thing Called Love,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “A Boy Named Sue” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” 2 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, August 12. GO HERE to read our review…

MUSIC: Lunchtime at the Plaza Concert Series @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. Featuring the Old Time Dance Band. 12noon. FREE. Rain site: The South Concourse. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 10pm.

MUSIC: Concerts at the Lake @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. Bang on a Can’s annual blow-out avant-variety show! Bring a blanket. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

WORKSHOP: Iberi Choir @ the First Reformed Church of Schenectady, Schenectady. Following their Music Haven concert last night, the group will conduct a Georgian Polyphonic Vocal Workshop for Singers. 11am. $10-$20 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Terrapin Flyer @ Parish Public House, Albany. Featuring Scott Guberman, who is best known for performing regularly with the Grateful Dead’s founding bassist Phil Lesh, with drummer Joe Chirco, guitarists Josh Olken and Doug Hagman, vocalist Kara Cavanaugh and bassist Carey Roger. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: GIG Concerts @ River Park’s Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. Featuring the Oldies Show. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Freedom Park Concert Series @ Freedom Park, Scotia. Featuring the Swamp Drivers. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed @ Vintage House, Albany. 6pm.

OPEN MIC/JAM SESSION: Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society Open Mic & Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Sonny Speed hosts with Woodstock’s Elly Wininger as the featured performer. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm music. $5; students FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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