6/18/12: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Cousin Clyde, Bowtie, Mister Eck and Wild Bill serve up 78RPM tunes for the 21st century. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kinky Friedman’s Bi-polar Tour @ The Linda, Albany. Here he comes – the delightfully irreverent Texas country singer-songwriter-novelist-humorist-politician arrives in Nippertown with a bushel full of his classic songs like “Asshole from El Paso,” “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in Bed” and, of course, “They Ain’t Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore.” With the Tequila Mockingbirds. 8pm. $25.

TALK: “The Jewish Composer and the Hollywood Musical” @ Congregation Knesset Israel, Pittsfield. Film historian and author Phillip Harwood focuses on the music and movies of George and Ira Gershwin. 7:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: The Swaggerin’ Growlers @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The Boston-based riot-folk band. With the Damaged, Henry’s Rifle and Vacate the Scene. 8pm.

MUSIC: BuzzUniverse @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Guitarist-songwriter Alex Garay leads the eclectic band into Helsinki for a free Monday night showcase performance. 8pm. FREE.

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