11/3: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany: Super saxman Keith Pray leads Nippertown’s swingingest big band into one of our favorite, intimate watering holes as they gear up for the impending release of their debut live album. What’s not to like? 9pm. Free; donations gratefully accepted.

FILM: “Deer Tick: To the City of Sin!” @ the Saratoga County Arts Center, Saratoga Springs: A screening of the documentary feature film about Providence alt-country-rock band Deer Tick. Also a reception with light refreshments and a Q&A session with director Cory Lovell and members of the band. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: New York Funk Exchange with Jatoba @ Revolution Hall, Troy: Vocalist Serena Fortier fronts the eight-piece Brooklyn-based band of funkateers. Sharing the stage is the eclectic acoustic trio, Jatoba. Doors at 8pm. Free.

MUSIC: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band @ The Egg, Albany: One more large band lands in Nippertown on a busy big-band Tuesday. Teriffic Texas tunesmith Lovett leads his finely honed ensemble into town in support of his latest album, “Natural Forces.” 7:30pm. $74.50, $64.50, $59.50.

And don’t forget to vote!

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