2/22/19: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Jontavious Willis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Every generation or so a young bluesman bursts onto the scene. Someone who sends a jolt through blues lovers. Someone who has mastered the craft for sure, but who also has the blues deep down in his heart and soul. 21-year-old acoustic bluesman Jontavious Willis has caught the ear of the genres greatest, including Taj Mahal who calls him “my Wonderboy” and says “I just love the way he plays.” 8pm. $22.
MUSIC: Amanda Palmer @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. In support of her new album, There Will Be No Intermission, the fearless maverick plays a warm-up gig. UPDATE: This show is now officially totally sold out…
MUSIC: Hans Tutschku @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. EMPAC has been creating technologies and acoustical environments far exceeding the immersive capabilities of traditional stereo and surround-sound systems. Hear a new 36-channel Ambisonic speaker system installed in the black box Studio 1 with a concert by composer-professor and director of the Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition, featuring works by Stockhausen, Varèse and more. 7:30pm. $18; students/seniors $13.
THEATER: The Lightning Thief @ Proctors, Schenectady. This winning adaptation of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan lands in the Electric City for a two-night stand. 8pm. Also at 2 & 8pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: Rev Tor’s 8th Annual Dead of Winter Jam @ The Garage, Pittsfield. Celebrate the music of The Grateful Dead with Rev Tor’s Steal Your Peach Band and special guests Mike Wood, Mark Kurber, Tom Corrigan and more. 8pm. $15.
FILM: #Film Waterford Experience @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. A screening of “Pledge” and an exclusive preview of “The Black Sky Under Harper’s Rock,” filmed entirely in Waterford. Both feature Aaron Dalla Villa. 7:30pm. $17; students $10.
FILM: “Dark Money” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Director Kimberly Reed’s award-winning documentary examines the impact from the flood of untraceable corporate money influencing the American electoral system following the 2010 Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United.
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