9/13/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Structure & Arrangements” @ Fuzz Records, Albany. Sponsored by the Albany Music Coalition, Deciphering Songs is a series of music and songwriting workshops/panel discussions. Featuring Meagan Duffy (Hand Habits), Michael Eck (Ramblin Jug Stompers) & Matthew Loiacono (Rosary Beard). 6:30pm. FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: Black n Gold @ Hangar 18, Hudson. Vibrant frontman Young Paris leads his band – including Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson – in a CD release party for “Pet the Lights,” a unique melding of R&B, rock and hip-hop. 10pm. $10. With a FREE listening party and video screening at the Hudson Armory, Hudson from 7-9pm. More info here…

MUSIC/CRUISE: Eastbound Jesus @ Dutch Apple Cruises, Albany. It’s a three-hour Metroland & Sea Cruise with the fab country-rock-and-beyond band. Boarding at 6:30pm; cruise at 7pm. $10 in advance; $15 at the dock.

THEATER: “The Puppetmaster of Lodz” @ the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. A fall return engagement of one of the summer’s hit productions. 8pm. $45. Through October 7. Review here…

MUSIC: Ben Folds Five @ Mountain Park, Holyoke. Not just a seriously smart pop-rocker, but also the best TV music reality show judge (“The Sing Off”), Mr. Folds gets the old band together again. With Kate Miller-Heidke. 7pm. $30, $45 & $55.

MUSIC: Dar Williams @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The sublime singer-songwriter explores the interconnection between human truths and ancient mythology on her latest album, In the Time of the Gods. 8pm. $25.

THEATER: “The False Peach” @ Bard College’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson. A work-in-progress directed by Annie Dorsen and starring Obie-winning actor Scott Shepherd about a dialogue between man and computer based on Hamlet. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hatebreed @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With White Chapel, All Shall Parish and Deez Nuts. 7:30pm. $17.

MUSIC: The Coveralls @ Druthers, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

FILM: “Sans Soleil” @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. In tribute to filmmaker Chris Marker, who passed away in July, the Basilica screens his 1983 groundbreaking essay film.

MUSIC: The Blind Owl Band @ Red Square, Albany. With Driftwood. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Relâche Ensemble @ Bard College’s Olin Auditorium, Annandale-On-Hudson. Performing composer Kyle Gann’s ten-movement suite, “The Planets,” with video by John Sanborn. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Too Human @ the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield. The Springfield-based jazz-blues band uncorks it at the library. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: C.J. Boyd @ the Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. Equal parts ambient and virtuosic, melancholic and playful, C.J. Boyd’s bass playing melts glaciers, creating a sea of low, flowing rhythms, while also supplying melodies that soar over the ocean to melt the sun itself. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Al Haugen @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Accordion jazz. 7pm. FREE.

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