10/20/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

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MUSIC: The Split Squad @ River Street Pub, Troy. The gloriously garage-rockin’ supergroup featuring members of The Fleshtones, The Plimsouls, the Baseball Project and Blondie – returns to Troy. With The Jagaloons. 5pm. $15.

MUSIC: Holly Near @ the Eighth Step at Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The Eighth Step returns to Albany for a night with a concert by the acclaimed singer-songwriter-activist-actor-author accompanied by pianist Tammy Hall and bassist Jan Martinelli. 7:30pm. $29-$50.

MUSIC: Justin Timberlake @ the Times Union Center, Albany. It’s the Man of the Woods Tour. He’s come a long, long way since “Star Search” and “The All New Mickey Mouse Club,” hasn’t he? 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Grace Under Fire @ Wicked Eatery, Pub & Entertainment, Clifton Park. The rockers — lead singer Myron Lauzon, guitarist Chuck Manchester, bassist-vocalist Mike Lisi and drummer Mike Normandin — celebrate the release of their debut album, The Age of Reason. With teen singer-songwriter Madison VanDenburg. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Black Feathers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The voices of British husband and wife duo of Sian Chandler and Ray Hughes intertwine effortlessly to create a genre-defying sound, combining elements of folk, roots, Americana and southern rock. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Meshell Ndegeocello @ Bard College’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson. With the release of her new album, Ventriloquism, she tackles covers of songs that redefined black pop and R&B in the ’80s and ’90s, by artists such as Prince, Janet Jackson, TLC, Tina Turner and more, offering a fresh perspective and a musical refuge in these uncertain times. 8pm. $25-$60.

MUSIC: Golden Oldies Spectacular @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Lettermen, Lou Christie, Dolores “La La” Brooks (of The Crystals) and Jimmy Clanton, as well as a pair of second generation performers – Bobby Brooks Wilson (son of Jackie Wilson) and Ladd Vance (son of Kenny Vance). 7pm. $39.75-$54.75; VIP $75.

EVENT/FASHION: Synthesis @ Lark Hall, Albany. Electric City Couture pairs up with regional gallery/art show producer Samson Contompasis and musician Maria Brink (In This Moment) to introduce to you the work of Etrice, a new exploratory project by fashion artist/stylist Davion Brink and visual artist Alyssa Objio. Join us for an evening of fashion and art all set in the surrealistic environment of Etrice. 7:30pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Brian Regan @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. He made history on September 26, 2015 with the live Comedy Central broadcast of “Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall,” the first-ever live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history. 8pm. $32, $42 & $52.

MUSIC: Jane Monheit & Frank Vignola @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Vocalist Jane Monheit’s sincere and romantic interpretations of songs and the tasteful virtuosity of guitarist Frank Vignola have straddled the worlds of jazz, swing, standards, pop and show tunes, and now they will join forces with the John DiMartino Trio to celebrate the music of Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of the legendary composer’s centenary. 8pm. $34.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rocktoberfest @ Voorheesville Rod & Gun Club, Voorheesville. Two stages and continuous music by Bendt, CK & the Rising Tide, the Brian Kaplan Band, Zak & the Winter Folk, Sydney Worthley. 5pm. $25 (includes dinner and a drink). GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Shareef Keyes & The Groove @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. The Brooklyn-bred artist draws equal inspiration from James Brown and Wu-Tang. Together with his band The Groove, he is earning a reputation for high-energy live performances that transport audiences to the golden era of funk. Simply irresistible. 8pm. $26; students $16.

THEATER: The Glass Menagerie @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Julianne Boyd directs Tennessee Williams’ timeless classic American drama. 2 & 8pm. Through Sunday, October 21.

MUSIC: Hayley Jane & The Primates @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. With Nina’s Brew. 9:30pm. $12.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Perfect Blend Fall Festival @ the Perfect Blend Parking Lot, Delmar. The seventh annual bash features Raisinhead (3pm) and The Wheel (7pm).

MUSIC: Dennis D’Asaro @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The folk fave of bands Shakespeare in the Alley and the Sun Mountain Band goes solo in support of his CD, Lovers in the Meadow, Rebels on the Moor. With Stephen Minnich. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10.

COMEDY/MUSIC: Randy Rainbow @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation best known for his viral comedy videos makes his Greater Nippertown debut. His popular series of political spoofs and song parodies have garnered international acclaim and over a hundred million views. 7pm. $29, $49 & $59.

THEATER: Driving Miss Daisy @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Lora Lee Ecobelli, Paul Carter and Tony Pallone star in Alfred Uhry’s heart-warming 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama directed by Flo Hayle. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 21.

MUSIC: Dirty Heads @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Jukebox the Ghost and Just Loud. 8pm. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out…

COMEDY: Emo Philips @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. Described by Jay Leno as “the best joke writer in America,” by British comedian Gary Delaney as the best joke writer in the world, and by “Weird Al” Yankovic as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Nellies @ Valatie Community Theatre, Valatie. The rootsy, alt-country, Americana band is led by the singer-songwriter duo of Karen Ann (acoustic guitar/banjo) and Peggy Lecuyer (mandolin/harmonica). 8pm. $10.

THEATER: Naked @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Eric Hill directs Nicholas Wright’s new version of Luigi Pirandello’s play which follows the story of a woman, in the midst of questioning her existence, as the men around her impose their view of her into the world. 2 & 7pm. $52. Through Sunday, October 28. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Screamin Eagle Band @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. No it’s not Don Henley being tortured… Instead it’s a band led by the Allman Brothers’ Johnny Neel. 8pm. $20.

THEATER: 33 Variations @ Skidmore College’s Black Box Theater, Saratoga Springs. Last chance! Marie Glotzbach directs Moises Kaufman’s play that simultaneously examines the creative process behind Beethoven’s “Diabelli Variations” and the journey of a musicologist to discover the meaning behind why Beethoven was compelled to write 33 distinct variations on a simple theme by a minor music publisher. 8pm.

THEATER: Menopause: The Musical @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. In this musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more. 1:30 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday.

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. James L. says

    So that band in the video, the Split Squad, it’s satire right? The drummer is hilarious. I love when the guy on the right with zebra? Leopard? Skin jacket comes to the mike for some microtonal harmonies. He’s killing me. THE STANCES!!! Fucking great

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