11/23/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


MUSIC: NRBQ @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Hot on the heels of the release of their new EP, Happy Talk, madcap keyboardist Terry Adams and his band rev up an unpredictable selection culled from more than 50 years of music-making. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. Gregg Allman’s former guitarist/music director and his band conjure up the funky, bluesy sounds of New Orleans. Buffet dinner at 5:30pm; show at 7:30pm. $70 for dinner & show.

MUSIC: Annie & the Hedonists @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s the first show of a two-night stand, as the band mixes up acoustic blues, vintage jazz, swing, folk and Americana. Also at 8pm Saturday. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Coal Palace Kings @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s a Black Friday tradition – the post-turkey happy hour celebration with CPK. 6pm.

MUSIC: Disco Biscuits @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The first show of a two-night stand. With Formula 5. 7pm. $42.50. Also at 8pm Saturday.

MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Mixing diverse influences from the worlds of bluegrass, country and rock & roll, the Greenwich band has developed their own sound that is at the same time distinctly familiar and completely original, one that they have dubbed “Northern Rock.” With Olivia Quillio. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: J.E.D.I. @ the Upper Room, Albany. Aaron Johnston – drummer for electro-indie-pop group Brazilian Girls and most recently David Byrne’s World Tour – leads the ever evolving band featuring tonight’s special guests, Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner. 11pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. With Blackcat Elliot and Ike’s Wasted World. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Souly Had + Entreband @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With 27delly, Jay P Finesse (with Hank Stacks & TB) and The Age. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Soul Night @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Amy Helm presents a night of deep cuts and soul classics featuring Alecia Chakour, Akie Bermiss, Adam Minkoff, Connor Kennedy, Zach Djanikian, Tony Mason and the Midnight Ramble Horns. With Erin Costello. 8pm. $45 & $65.

MUSIC: Jessica Pratt @ The Beverly, Kingston. The singer-songwriter brings her trio to town to showcase selections from her catalog and her upcoming album, Quiet Signs. With John Andrews. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Get Up Jack @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

THEATER: “4 by Ives” @ Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. Performing Arts of Woodstock presents a quartet of one-act comedies penned by David Ives and directed by Lora Lee Ecobelli. 8pm. $23; students/seniors $20. Through Sunday, December 2.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Towne Tavern, Averill Park. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams @ Colony, Woodstock. 8pm. $25.

EVENT: Jackson Galaxy’s “Total Cat Mojo Live” @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The host and executive producer of Animal Planet’s long running hit show “My Cat From Hell,” animal advocate and cat behavior/wellness consultant is also a two-time New York Times best-selling author with more than 25 years of experience working with cats and their guardians. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50.

MUSIC: Prisoners of 2nd Avenue @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Jimmy Vivino leads the band in a tribute to the Fillmore East. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

COMEDY: Kurt Metzger @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. One of the most talented writers and stand-up comedians today, he started in the Philly scene with Kevin Hart and Big Jay Oakerson before moving up to New York, where he performs regularly at New York’s top comedy clubs, including Stand Up NY, Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club and the famed Comedy Cellar. With Annie Lederman. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $25. Also on Saturday.

TALK/MUSIC: Rochmon Record Club Listening Party @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Chuck Vosganian serves up a multimedia examination of Fleetwood Mac’s classic album, Rumours. 7:30pm. $10.

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