11/14/18: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

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MUSIC: John Medeski’s Mad Skillet @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Born of a late night show in New Orleans during Jazz Fest 2015, keyboardist John Medeski and guitarist Will Bernard found a special chemistry with sousaphonist Kirk Joseph and drummer Terence Higgins. The eclectic, far-reaching backgrounds of Medeski and Bernard alongside this legendary NOLA rhythm section generated what Medeski calls “a vast musical universe with limitless potential.” 8pm. $27 & $32.

MUSIC: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pan players on the planet, constantly redefining and challenging traditional expectations of his signature instrument. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC: The Suffers @ The Egg, Albany. Led by vocalist Kam Franklin, the Houston-based outfit is a contemporary version of the great R&B/funk bands of ’70s and ’80s – a heaping dose of soul, a dash of reggae, a splash of jazz, a pinch of salsa, a hint of rock ‘n’ roll and a dollop of hip hop and funk. 7:30pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: Robyn Hitchcock @ Colony, Woodstock. He’s one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, he’s among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). 8pm.

MUSIC: Hamell on Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. He’s back for another Hump Day Happy Hour with Hamell. 7pm.

MUSIC: Silverstein @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. When Broken Is Easily Fixed: 15 Year Anniversary Tour. With Hawthorne Heights, As Cities Burn and Capstan. 7pm. $23.

THEATER: A Streetcar Named Desire @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Steeellaaaa! Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning classic directed by Kim Stauffer. 7pm. $22; students/seniors $17. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Ghost Light @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen and Scotty Zwang… 8pm. $15.

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

MUSIC: Neat Sweep @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Richmond garage-popsters. With Fine Grain. 8:30pm. $7.

TALK: Steve Winter @ Proctors, Schenectady. National Geographic’s touring speaker series presents “On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars and Snow Leopard” with the wildlife photographer. 7:30pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Spirit of Johnny Cash @ Rivers Casino & Resort, Schenectady. Johnny Cash tribute concert and dinner. 7pm. $30. UPDATE: This event is now officially sold out…

FILM/TALK: “Crime and Punishment” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The documentary chronicles the struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with director Stephen Maing, featured private investigator Manuel Gomez, NYPD’s Edwin Raymond and Tommye Weddington representing Justice for Dahmeek. 7pm.

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…

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  1. steven says

    Mystery writer David Baldacci will be signing his new thriller Long Road To Mercy at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza 6 p.m. tonight.

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