5/12/10: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Daikaiju @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Hmm, could these guys be Huntsville, Alabama’s answer to Los Straitjackets? Daikaiju is the Japanese word for giant monster. It is also the name of this reverb-laden instrumental rock foursome that takes the stage dressed as action heroes wearing Japanese kabuki masks, ready to save the world. As their bio proudly proclaims, “Premium action heroes deliver most high rocket music! Special reverb skill combo for full impact! Loud sonic boom for earful pleasure! Beautiful radiation of hyper-dimensional springy sound creates divine psychic wind for your special protection. Worship Psycho-surf band Daikaiju daily for good luck and health.” With SPF-4. 7pm. $13.

MUSIC: Korn @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. It’s deja vu time once again. Yeah, Korn popped into Northern Lights just last week, but as they say in “Poltergiest”: They’re baaaaaack… With 2 Cents. $45. UPDATE: Korn’s concert has been cancelled.

TELEVISION: “When You’re Strange: A Film About the Doors” @ WMHT-TV. Written and directed by Tom Dicillo, this documentary about Jim Morrison & Co. is narrated by Johnny Depp. 9pm.

MUSIC: “Dancing On the Air” @ The Linda, Albany. Jay Ungar and Molly Mason host the monthly live radio show on WAMC. This month’s special guests include the Mother-Daughter String Band and Hanging Out to Dry. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Aaron Butler @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The singer-songwriter from Salem plays guitar and piano. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Coyle @ Savannah’s, Albany. With vocalist Dani D. at the microphone, prog-metalheads Coyle headline the weekly Capital Underground Live show, sharing the stage with Effects of Eden and the Lost Sons. 8pm. Free.

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