7/7/10: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Melissa Etheridge @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The full-throated rocker rolls into Nippertown to launch the American leg of her Fearless Love Tour in support of her tenth studio album. 8pm. $37, $57, $77, $102.

MUSIC: Ed Kowalcyzk @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. The former frontman with Live heads out on his own. With Alex Band (of the Calling) and Sugar Red Drive. 8pm. $22.

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The NYC Ballet serves up their classic production of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” featuring a cast of 100. It’s Junior Ballerina Night, too. 8pm. $18-$72.50.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ Hedley District Riverfront, Troy. The Rockin’ On the River concert series continues. Tonight, Rick Bedrosian leads one of Nippertown’s long-time fave bands as they serve up an evening of Irish music, folk-rock and more. 5pm. Free.

THEATER: “Our Town” @ PS21, Chatham. Theater just doesn’t get any more American than Thornton Wilder’s small-town classic. David Anderson directs this production by Walking the dog Theater. 8pm. $15.

ART: 7×7: Annual Silent Auction @ Storefront Artist Project, Pittsfield. It’s your change to bid on 7x7inch artworks at this fundraiser in support of the SAP. click here to preview the artworks. Free admission. 7pm.

The Lustre Kings @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar
The Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band @ Freedom Park, Scotia
The Peaceful Country Band @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush
Bobby Dick & the Sundowners @ Shepard Park, Lake George

1 Comment
  1. BlueFern says

    I was at Northern Lights for Alex Band, he recently released his solo album on his own label. He did a wonderful job as did the opening act which was actually Jared Funari not Sugar Red Drive. Unfortunately they were both cut short, Jared only got to do 3 songs and I was really hoping Alex would get more time on stage. I was bummed!
    After, my sister spoke with Jared for a bit, was a guinea pig in getting an album signed with a silver pen which smeared the CD, so he got another for her and signed that effectively. She also purchased a unique swirly necklace.
    I spoke with Alex briefly and got my album signed and got a picture with him. ^_^
    Alex did say Ed puts on a good show…

    My companions and I listened to Ed for 3 or 4 songs but just didn’t care for him. It was neat to see the lead singer of Live but I found him boring on stage… and his band was overpowering his vocals anyway. Not sure why he had so many guys with him… seemed overkill. *shrug*

    I wish more people standing so close to the stage would at least move their head to the music. I do NOT understand standing that close and being a statue. O_o I see this alot at concerts, and I have yet to meet someone who can explain why?

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