10/19/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. The acoustic Americana roots duo of Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck will be joined by special guests M.R. Poulopoulos, Kim Kilby, Ryan Dunham, Bob Ristau and Mat Kane as they celebrate the release of their new CD, Heaven’s Radio, a collection of Carter Family gospel songs recorded live earlier this year at the McKownville United Methodist Church. 8pm. $15. Read CD review here…

FILM: “Knuckleball!” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. This sports documentary recounts the 2011 journey of the last professional knuckleball pitchers: 17-year Red Sox veteran Tim Wakefield and Mets up-and-comer R.A. Dickey. 8pm. $20; students $10.

MUSIC: Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks @ The Egg, Albany. The walkin’ one and only Mr. Hicks returns with his Hot Licks for a night of irresistible rhythms, hipster lyrical stylings, laid-back vocalizing and wry, dry wit. 7:30pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: Rocky Velvet @ Daisy Baker’s, Troy. It’s reunion time, and the Nippertown rockabilly faves are getting together for one gig in 2012. Come enjoy the rocking good beats of the Boys from Cropseyville. The theme for the party is Tiki so wear your best Hawaiian outfit! 9pm. $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Local Legends Live @ the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany. Singer-songwriter Michael Doughty headlines the cavalcade of Local 518 bands, including Olivia Quillio, Happy Birthday Dr. Jim, Hard Soul, Catching Cadence, JB AKA Dirty Moses, John Brodeur & Charmboy and Museum Guards. 5pm. FREE. More info and complete schedule here…

MUSIC: Fiona Apple @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The singer-songwriter rolls into Nippertown in support of her recently released fourth album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. With Blake Mills. 8pm. $34.50, $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50.

MUSIC: The Stone Thoreaus @ More Bread & Jam, Cohoes. With Heather M. and the Deborahlellas. 7pm.

MUSIC: Birthdays @ Design It Together, Troy. With Hand Habits, Sun Burdens, Little Spoon and Eternal Crimes. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Café’ NOLA, Schenectady. Acoustic blues duo. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Harmonious Wail @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Swingin’ Gypsy jazz sounds. With acoustic trio the Stray Birds. 8pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door.

FILM: “Radio Unnameable” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. This documentary film by Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson paints a fascinating portrait of influential WBAI-FM radio personality Bob Fass, who revolutionized the airwaves by developing a patchwork of music, politics, comedy and reports from the street, effectively creating free-form radio. 6pm. $7; students $5.

ARTS WALK: Passeggiata @ various locations, Schenectady. With an Afrobeat Dance Party at Ambition Cafe and Bistro with WCDB-FM DJ Sir Walford from 7-9pm.

MUSIC: “AKOUSMAC @ EMPAC” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Selections from Montreal’s AKOUSMA festival come to Troy. The composer-performers involved – Nicolas Bernier, Richard Chartier, Jean Francois Laporte, Martin Tétreault and Louis Dufort – cover a wide variety of electronic music (from turntables to laptops, field recordings to tape music, and beyond), and will be performing their pieces live in a multi-channel speaker set-up in the theater for a sonically immersive experience. 8pm. $18; students & seniors $13.

DANCE: David Dorfman Dance @ The Egg, Albany. “Prophets of Funk,” the award-winning dance company’s newest project, is a dynamic engagement of movement driven by the popular funk sounds of Sly & the Family Stone. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Mods & Rockers @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. A celebration of the Who and British rock. 9pm.

FILM: “Painter: Caio Fonseca” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A charming portrait of a contemporary artist in his prime. 4:30pm. $12; students $6.

MUSIC: Ensemble ACJW @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the world premiere of “Twenty-four Strings” by composer Samuel Carl Adams, along with Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A Major, K. 581 and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence for String Sextet, Op. 70. 8pm. Pre-performance talk at 7pm. $8; seniors $5.

MAGIC: Spencers: Theatre of Illusion @ Proctors, Schenectady. Kevin and Cindy Spencer combine combines drama, comedy, romance and suspense with elaborate stage illusions, dazzling special effects and magnificent set design. 8pm. $20, $25, $30 & $35.

FILM: “Stars in Shorts” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Seven short films (all from the last year and a half or so) featuring famous actors – Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Julia Stiles and Lily Tomlin. The films are a real mix – comedy, sci-fi, drama, even a musical – and they come together nicely as a well-rounded theatrical presentation. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Buddy Mondlock @ Unity Church, Albany. Acclaimed Nashville singer and songwriter. With Mark Shepard & Roger Mock. 7:30pm. $10.

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