12/28/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

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MUSIC: Alex Chilton Birthday Tribute @ HiLo, Catskill. Spike Priggen leads the Ardent Admirers – also featuring John Burdick (guitar), David Chernis (steel guitar), Brian Dewan (piano, accordion), Andy Shernoff (bass), Doug Wygal (drums), Robert Burke Warren (vocals) and Ted Barron (vocals) – through the Chilton catalog from the Box Tops to Big Star to his solo work in honor of what would have been Chilton’s 68th birthday. With Holly George-Warren reading from her definitive biography, “A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton.” 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Bobby Lees @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Garage punk straight outta Woodstock. With Kimono Dragons and Blood & Stomach Pills. 8:30pm. 7pm.

FILM/DISCUSSION: “More Than Words: The Photography of Newsman Bob Paley” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Photojournalist Bob Paley served Albany’s Knickerbocker News for nearly 30 years and contributed to the legendarily selective Time-Life publications. He had the uncanny ability – with a single photo – to capture the mood, the moment and the meaning of the forces that rocked mid-20th century America, whether they be Woodstock, Vietnam, the Kennedys or the American struggle for civil rights. Following the screening Richard Lovrich will moderate a panel discussion on photojournalism and non-fiction filmmaking, featuring co-writer Patrick J. Bulgaro, photojournalists Michael P. Farrell and Cindy Hasbrouck Schultz, co-director Jon Russell Cring, director of photography Tracy Nicole Cring and co-director Mary Paley, Bob Paley’s daughter. 7pm. $9; students/seniors $6.

MUSIC: Prine Numbers: Tribute to John Prine @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Michael Eck & Good Things host a rumble through the vast songbag of Mr. Prine by such Greater Nippertown faves as Kevin McKrell, Joel Brown & Dave Maswick, The Bluebillies and Zan & the Winter Folk. 8pm. $27. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: The Motet @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. For almost 20 years, the Denver-based band has been fusing boisterous bad-ass funk and swaggering soul with a thought-provoking inventiveness to create the kind of feel-good grooves on their upcoming album Death or Devotion, due out next month. With TAUK.

MUSIC: Jukebox Rebellion @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Greater Nippertown veteran rockers J Yager (The Audiostars, The Burners U.K., The Refrigerators) and Chris Dollard (New York Players, City Rhythm, The Refrigerators) debut their new band. Also featuring Keri Alonzo (vocals), Mark “Harv” Waldinger (bass/vocals) and drummer Kyle Yager. With Toga Boys. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Mallett Brothers Band @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Say Darling featuring Celia Woodsmith from Della Mae. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Diz @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. 7pm.

MUSIC: Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers @ Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery, Altamont.7pm.

MUSIC: Vicious Rotten Hell Bastards @ the Low Beat, Albany. The holiday reunion season continues… With Dead Above Dirt. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: David Wax Museum @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. With Dave Dersham. 7:30pm. $20. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Deb Cavanaugh @ New York State Museum, Albany. Children’s program, “Hands on History.” 1pm.

COMEDY: Krampus Comedy @ Unihog BBQ, Hoosick Falls. Featuring William Hughes and friends. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Paradox Saints @ Gugs, Glens Falls. With Liquid Garbage, Brent Haviland and Douglas Koebrich. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hoot Owl Moon @ Bourbon Street, Schenectady. Acoustic duo. 6pm.

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