9/13/10: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Cake @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Maybe you only know them from the theme song for the NBC-TV show, “Chuck” – “Short Skirt/Long Jacket.” Or maybe you know them for their wacky selections of cover tunes – stretching from Sabbath to Sinatra. Well, this is your chance to find out what John McCrea and the rest of the boys are really all about. 8pm. $37.50.

MUSIC: Vampire Weekend @ Mountain Park, Holyoke. In support of their new album, “Contra,” Vampire Weekend closes out the summer season at Mountain Park before heading down to NYC for a three-night stand at Radio City Music Hall. With Beach House and Dum Dum Girls. Doors open at 5:30pm; showtime is 7pm. $32.59.

MUSIC: Ron Gordon’s Ukulele Night @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Learn the basics. Sit in and jam. Or sit back and listen. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Love Eat Sleep @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. Love Eat Sleep is songwriter-musician-artist-carpenter, Jeremy Bernstein. He was born and raised in the heart of the Catskill mountains. 8pm. FREE.

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