10/18/11: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: Weird Al Yankovic @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. He’s the biggest selling parody music recording artist of all time with three Grammys and 31 gold and platinum albums to his credit. He lands in Albany in support of his new album, “ALpocalypse.” 8pm. $24, $29.50, $34.50, $39.50.

MUSIC: The Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. Big band jazz festuring the music of Slide Hampton, Oliver Nelson, Harold Arlen, Jim Corigliano, Buddy Rich and more. 8pm. $20; students $6.

MUSIC: Americana Tuesday @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Host band Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen welcome special guest John Scarpulla. 8pm. $5.

PERFORMANCE/READING: The Nitty Gritty Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; poetry slam 8pm. $5; students $3.

MUSIC: Four Year Strong @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. With Gallows, Title Fight, the Swellers and Sharks. 6:30pm. $17.

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