3/10/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Justin Townes Earle @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. The second generation Americana music artist has blossomed into quite a star in his own right, having delivered a recent knock-out, sold-out show at Club Helsinki. With Richard Buckner. 8pm. $26.
MUSIC: Grainbelt @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With their latest member pedal steel guitarist Roger Noyes on board, Howe Glassman and band churn out their rootsy-pop-rock-Americana vibe in celebration of the release of their long overdue sophomore album, “A Distant Sound,” party. 8pm. $14.
MUSIC: Mike + Ruthy @ Kleinert-James Arts Center, Woodstock. A hometown pre-release party for the Americana duo’s upcoming, seven-song disc, “The NYC EP,” featuring their re-crafted Woody Guthrie ballad, “My New York City.” With guests Elizabeth Mitchell and Dan Littleton of Ida, as well as Sarah Lee Guthrie and their Mammals bandmate, Jacob Silver. 8:30pm. $15 with proceeds to benefit the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s ongoing arts programming.
MUSIC: Royal Southern Brotherhood @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Blues, rock, soul and more are all shook up by this five-piece band led by Cyril Neville (of the Neville Brothers) and Devon Allmann (son of Gregg). 9pm. $20.
FILM: “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Chad Freidrichs’s documentary examines the misconceptions and legacies of St. Louis’ infamous Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex. 4pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A mesmerizing portrait of the artist Anselm Kiefer by acclaimed filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, the documentary is part tribute and part deconstruction; aided by beautiful widescreen cinematography. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Travis Tritt @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The Grammy Award-winning veteran country singer offers a solo acoustic show, playing his songs and telling stories in a rare and intimate experience. With Lyndsey Highlander opening the show. 8pm. $40-$75.
MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. Clarinetist Skip and the boys – drummer Tim Coakley, pianist Rich Skrika, guitarist Bernie Mulleda, banjo player Crick Diefendorf, trumpeter Richard Downs and trombonist Ken Olsen – serve up a heaping helping of early-style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 10pm.