11/19/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Bettye LaVette @ The Egg, Albany. The veteran soul queen continues her unexpected but wholeheartedly well deserved career revival. With Les McCann & Javon Jackson revisiting the classic album “Swiss Movement.” 7:30pm. $28.
MUSIC: MaryLeigh & the Fauves @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. MaryLeigh Roohan and her band celebrate the release of their debut album, “The Docks.” With Olivia Quillio & Meg Duffy. 8pm. $8 (includes beer, wine, snacks).
MUSIC: The Ameros @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Jesse Calhoun and the crew celebrate the release of their debut album, “Backs Against the Wall.” With Ben KN. 10pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Atlas Sound @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox brings his solo project to town in celebration of his new album, “Parallax.” With Laura Stevenson & the Cans. 7pm. $12.
MUSIC: Sam Amidon @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The marvelous singer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, banjo and fiddle) offers his captivating, dead-on interpretation of everything from traditional folk songs to R. Kelly covers. 8pm. $16; students $10.
MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ The Linda, Albany. The masters of musical merriment ‘n’ mayhem are back, and this time their bringing with them the legendary musical outsider and recluse Pete LaBonne as their opening act. 8pm. $17.
OPERA ON FILM: “Satyagraha” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Metropolitan Opera tackles Philip Glass’ epic opera with Richard Croft in the role of Gandhi. 1pm. $25; students $15. Also at the Clark Art Museum, Williamstown. $25; students $18.
MUSIC/WORKSHOP: Robin O’Herin @ Ravena Village Courtroom, Ravena. The 2009 Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition finalist offers a concert of blues and gospel music. 7pm. Admission is a donation of a non-perishable food item for local food pantries. Also, an hour-long guitar workshop at 4:30pm. FREE.
CABARET: “Brushes With Greatness” @ the Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Veteran singers/dancers Rob and Rosie Spring perform, telling their career stories. 8pm. $20 includes $5 for coffee and dessert.