9/27/13: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Eilen Jewell @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The rootsy Queen of the Minor Key and her killer band can do it all – noir-ish rockabilly, surf-tinged country, rollicking retro-rock and jazzy folk. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Holmes Brothers @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The award-winning veteran trio sings and plays timeless music at the glorious intersection of Saturday night blues and Sunday morning gospel. 7 & 9:30pm. $22.

MUSIC: David Bromberg & Larry Campbell @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Two major multi-instrumentalists team up for an evening that explores the full range of Americana roots music in celebration of the release of Bromberg’s brand new album, Only Slightly Mad (Appleseed Recordings), which was produced by Campbell and recorded at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock. 8pm. $35, $45 & $55.

FILM/DISCUSSION: “Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A screening of Brent Green’s film to celebrate its DVD/Blu-ray release. Followed by a Q&A with Green. 7:30pm. $6, includes a copy of the DVD. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Stephen Clair Trio @ the Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon. Former Albanian singer-songwriter-rocker Stephen Clair celebrates the release of his new album, Love Makes Us Weird. Stop by and get a look at the new Towne Crier, too, which doesn’t officially open til Friday, October 4. With the Matt Rae Trio. 8:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Antje Duvekot & Seth Glier @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Acclaimed Boston singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot teams up for a duo performance with 23-year singer-pianist-guitarist Seth Glier, who has been compared to Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel by USA Today. With young a cappella trio the Lemon Sisters making their professional debut. 8pm. $20.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art, theater, music (including a free a cappella mini-fest at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 7pm), food, fun and shopping… 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ Druthers, Saratoga Springs. The super saxman is blowing hot in the wake of high-profile gigs this month at Jazz at the Lake and the Massry Center. 7pm.

MUSIC: Moonalice @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. The all-star band of seasoned veteran musicians returns to The Linda after a nearly sold-out performance last October. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Badfish @ the Oneonta Theatre, Oneonta. Sublime tribute band. With Erin Harkes’ new band, Harx. 8pm. $23.50.

MUSIC: Start Making Sense @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Talking Heads tribute band – a good one, too. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Chronicles @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Fresh from LarkFest, it’s another jazz-funk throwdown. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Pepper @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. It’s a reggae-rockin’ night. With Grieves and DC trio RDGLDGRN, whose new self-titled album also features the likes of Dave Grohl and Pharrell Williams. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: Charmboy @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s b big tour kick-off show. With the Pistolwhips – celebrating the release of their debut full-length album, as well as a Pistolwhips/Charmboy split CD – and the Slaughterhouse Chorus. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Jay Vons @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Brooklyn rock ’n’ soul band. With Hudson Valley garage punk trio Lovesick and DJs Tim Livingston and Mr. Chips spinning like-minded vinyl. Doors at 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers @ the Olde English Pub & Pantry, Albany. Roots rockin’… 6pm.

COMEDY: MOPCO’s Chortle Kombat @ Proctors, Schenectady. Improv comedy. 8pm. $14; $6 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Big Mean Sound Machine @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 11-piece Afrobeat band. 10pm. $7.

MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Grateful Dead tribute band featuring Trey Anastasio Band’s Russ Lawton at the drums. 9pm.

MUSIC: Champu @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. A Brooklyn/Brazil collaboration playing tropical indie rock and ukulele disco dub. With folk trio Two Tree, featuring Keri Florence, Luis Granda and Roger Mason. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Franklin’s Tower, Albany. A rockin’ happy hour show. 6pm.

MUSIC: Ronald Feldman @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The acclaimed cellist collaborates with pianist Doris Stevenson, presenting works by Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn and Kohane. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “People On Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag)” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The flirtations of a summer Sunday at the beach in Weimar Germany provide the principal content of Robert Siodmak’s 1930 silent German film. With live piano accompaniment by Mike Schiffer. 7:30pm. FREE.

PERFORMANCE: Poetry and Motion @ Proctors, Schenectady. Good music, great poetry and even an open mic portion of the show. 7:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: Bets & Frets @ the Rusty Nail, Clifton Park. One-half of Betsy & the ByeGons. 8:30pm.

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