4/22/11: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: The Kennedys @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The fab husband-and-wife folk-rockers Pete & Maura Kennedy serve up some shimmering guitar work and stellar harmonies. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.

MUSIC: Public Noise Concern @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s a release party for PNC’s seven-inch, vinyl, three-song EP, “Yesterday’s Trash,” on When’s Lunch Records. Joining in the festivities will be the Black Tie Operation, Society High, Heroes & Martyrs and Nine Votes Short. 8pm. $7.

ART RECEPTION: Open Studios @ Remsen Street Studios, Cohoes. Featuring the work of Robert Gullie, Jon Gernon, Erik Laffer & Brian Murray, with a Wine tasting provided courtesy the Harmony House Market Place. 6-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dead Prez and Dan Deacon @ Skidmore College’s Williamson Sports Center, Saratoga Springs. A dynamic double-bill, as the hip-hop duo meets the Baltimore electronic music maniac. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Deluka @ The Egg, Albany. The British electro-rock quartet plays a special benefit for the American Diabetes Association and the Japanese Red Cross. 7pm. $20; students $15.

MUSIC: The Ryan Montbleau Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The fast-rising pop-rocker returns to town in support of his latest album, “Heavy on the Vine.” A recent line-up change will introduce new guitarist Lyle Brewer (of Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles). Rich Ortiz opens the show. 9PM. $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

MUSIC: Tom McWatters @ the Dovecoat, Albany. An acoustic showcase that’s being recorded for an upcoming live EP for The Rev Records. With Chip Fasciana and Matt Durfee. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Girls Night: The Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. A jukebox musical described as “Desperate Housewives”-meets-“Mamma Mia.” 8pm. $20, $35 & $45.

MUSIC: Glass Lamborghini @ Troy Bike Rescue, Troy. The space-rockers celebrate the release of their new EP. With Champagne Sequins and bass clarinet-meets-baritone sax duo TwistyCat. 8pm.

MUSIC: Steve Azar @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Country radio station 104.9 The Cat celebrates its belated birthday. With Jaron & the Long Road to Love and Skeeter Creek. 8pm. Listen to The Cat for free tix.

MUSIC: Fairview Avenue @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Excellent bluegrass band. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Tim Coakley Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Jazz threesome led by drummer Coakley. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Lady Sings the Blues” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Soul Cinema series continues with Diana Ross in the 1972 Billie Holiday bio-pic. With special guest Carla Page of “The Carla Page Show,” and a musical performance by Lalania Clayton-Notice. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Urban Sun @ Jillian’s, Albany. Funk ‘n’ roll… 10pm.

MUSIC: Skeletonez @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Any Given Day. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Cafe NOLA, Schenectady. Acoustic blues duo. 6pm.

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