1/7/11: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: The Frank Vignola Trio @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. Django-style swinging by one of the world’s foremost Gypsy jazz guitarists. Vignola will be joined by guitarist Vinny Raniolo and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi. 7:30pm. $24.

MUSIC: Tern Rounders @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Kim Kilby leads the alt-country combo. 10pm. FREE.

FILM: Marwencol @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A documentary detailing the story of Marwencol, a 1/6th scale World War II-era town that Mark Hogancamp created after he was literally beaten to death in a Kingston NY bar and revived by medics. Unable to afford therapy for the brain damage he incurred, he created a fictional town and populated it with dolls representing his friends, family and even his attackers. Over time he began to document the mini-dramas of his characters with a camera and his alter-ego Captain Hogancamp became their hero. 2010, 83 minutes. $5 | $7 (Also Saturday, 1/8, Friday, 1/14 and Saturday 1/15).

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. This is what we call a serious residency. Since starting in January, 1971, clarinetist Parsons and his New Orleans-style traditional jazz band have been playing one weekend a month at the Fountain – every month for 40 years. Now that’s something to celebrate! 10pm. (Also on Saturday.)

MUSIC: Whiskey & the Devil @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Aficionado, Tiger Flowers, Captain of Compliments, Decades. Doors at 8pm.

MUSIC: The I/O Fest @ Williams College’s ’62 Center, Williamstown. Day two of the three-day fest of new and adventurous music features the I/O Ensemble performing works by Nick Brooke, Chaya Czernowin, David Kechley, György Kurtág and Eric Wubbels. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Smulyan-Lalama Quartet @ Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary, Colonie. Baritone sax master Gary Smulyan teams up with tenor saxman Ralph Lalama, bassist Lou Smaldone and drummer Joe Barna for an evening of high-flying jazz. 7:30pm. (Also on Saturday)

MUSIC: The Mommyheads @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. With Johnny Society. 9pm. $10.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE/MUSIC: Doc Scanlon’s Rhythm Boys @ the Elks Lodge, Albany. With special guests violinist Jonathan Russell and vocalist Colleen Pratt. 8:30pm. $15; students/seniors $10.

MUSIC: Beaucoup Blue @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Phildelphia-based father-and-son team are back again. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.

COMEDY: Jo Koy @ The Egg, Albany. Direct from “Chelsea Lately.” 8pm. $28.

MUSIC: Danielle Bouchard @ Borders, Clifton Park. The indie-popster celebrates the release of her five-song CD, “What We Can’t Erase.” 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Silverstein @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. With Miss May I, Pierce the Veil, the Chariot and A Bullet for Pretty Boy. 6:45pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.

FILM: “Rocky Horror Picture Show” @ The Linda, Albany. With live shadowcast. 12midnight. $8.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. The saxman cometh… 7pm. FREE.

  1. Frank says

    Just an addition the Knyghts of Fuzz with guest vocalist Duane Beer at Valentines today 6:00PM $2.

  2. Get Rich Quick says

    Does anyone have 2 free tickets they are not using for the Jo Koy comedy show tonight at the Egg that I could have?

  3. Matt Mac Haffie says

    It’s Just a little snow people, me I’m checking out the Tern Rounders in Troy!

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