3/9/10: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore @ The Linda, Albany. Cellist Sollee is Abigail Washburn’s longtime accompanist and a member of her Sparrow Quartet. Meanwhile, Moore is a singer-songwriter on the legendary indie label Sub Pop Records. Together, they play songs from their newly released collaboration, “Dear Companion,” an environmentally conscious album about the Appalachian Mountains. The album was produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. 8pm. $16.

MUSIC: Findlay Cockrell @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Nippertown’s most beloved classical pianist pays tribute to Chopin as the Music @ Noon concert series continues. Bring your lunch. Noon. Free.

TALK: Ira Glass @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The host and producer of the fascinating NPR radio show, “This American Life,” steps into the spotlight at Skidmore beautiful new performance center. 7pm. UPDATE: Sold out.

MUSIC: The Tossers @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The Chicago-based band of Celtic punks kicks off the St. Patrick’s Day season with abandon. With Outernational and Honeycreeper. 8pm. $12.

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