9/5/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Sammyfest @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. A benefit concert for Sammy Yager, a Saratoga musician with the experimental music project Birthdays, who was involved in a bike accident July 25 which has left him in a coma. Featuring Skeletons in the Piano, William Hale, Kite Persons, Neutron Rats, Eternal Crimes, Hand Habits. 9pm. $10 minimum donation.

MUSIC: The Chronicles @ Jay Street, Schenectady. Wrapping up the summer’s Jazz on Jay lunchtime concert series with a blast of jazz-soul-funk… 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ Red Square, Albany. New Orleans’ trombone powerhouse-vocalist-bandleader “Big Sam” Williams leads his uber-funky combo into downtown Albany, following a rave-up performance at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest earlier this summer. And it’s a double-header day for the Chronicles, who open the show. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Maroon 5 @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Adam Levine tries to move like Jagger… With Kelly Clarkson and Tony Lucca. 7pm.

MUSIC: Shadowland @ Coeymans Landing Park, Coeymans. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Linear North @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Viper Fever and Henry’s Rifle. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Stone Thoreaus @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. With Ben Himmelfarb. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Pigeons @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Mad Nanna. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. Tunes from the Great American Songbook. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Joe Bodden @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

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