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: Susan McKeown @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The Dublin-born Grammy Award-winning vocalist dazzles. With Michael Brunnock. 7:30pm. $25.

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: Todd Snider @ The Egg, Albany. The alt-country-rock maverick and his band fuse their music with a healthy dose of humor, sarcasm and politics. Ashleigh Flynn opens the show. 8pm. $24.

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.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With their full band, including Graham Tichy, Rob Morris and Ted Hennessey. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Markellis-Haskell-Maul @ Sunspot Cafe, Albany. Bassist Tony Markellis, drummer Dale Haskell and slide guitarist Kevin Maul (formerly known as No Outlet). 8:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Kim & Reggie Harris @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The husband and wife folk duo are dynamic musicians and captivating performers. 8pm. $16; under 18 $10.

MUSIC: Marco Calliari @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The Canadian-Italian singer-songwriter offers selections from his albums, including his most recent, “Al Faro Est.” 8pm. $10.

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: Melvin Seals & JGB @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The former keyboardist in the Jerry Garcia Band carries on the funky groove. With the Stone Revival Band. 9pm. $20.

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.

SALON: The Life and Music of Francisco Aguabella @ 783 Lancaster St., Albany. The latest installment of the Jazz/Latino Salon series. 7:30pm. $5.

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