10/9/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

Carlene Carter (photo by Martin Benjamin)
Carlene Carter at Farm Aid, Saratoga Springs, 9/21/13

Photograph by Martin Benjamin

MUSIC: Carlene Carter @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Daughter of June Carter and Carl Smith, stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, granddaughter of “Mother” Maybelle Carter. Carlene’s new album, Carter Girl, was USA Today’s Album of the Week, #1 Top Folk DJ Album and debuted in Billboard’s Top 40 Country Albums. 7 & 9pm. $42.

MUSIC: Il Sogno Del Marinaio @ the Low Beat, Albany. Canto Secondo is the name of the second album from the rock trio featuring guitarist Stefano Pilia, drummer Andrea Belfi and punk pioneer Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Iggy & the Stooges…) on bass. The album was released on August 26, and two weeks later the band began a 53-gigs-in-53-days tour supporting it. With the Schoemer Formation. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: John Hiatt @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. One of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years, John Hiatt is a master lyricist and satirical storyteller and he performs a solo acoustic show featuring his classic songs as well music from his new album Terms of My Surrender. Billy Raffoul opens the show. 7:30pm. $34.50

MUSIC: Mikaela Davis @ Parish Public House, Albany. A Rochester singer-songwriter with a difference – she doesn’t play guitar, she plays harp. With Bear Grass and Olivia Quillio. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Heavy Trash @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Singer-guitarist Jon Spencer (of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Pussy Galore) teams up with singer-bassist Matt Verta-Ray (formerly of Madder Rose and Speedball Baby) for a noirish blend of rockabilly, garage-punk, alt-country and early rock ‘n’ roll. Bloofshot Bill opens the show. 8pm.

MUSIC: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. As a solo artist and with the Four Seasons, he’s produced 19 Top 10 hits and sold over 100 million records worldwide. Hit singles include “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “December, ’63 (Oh, What a Night)” as well as the hit title track of the best selling “Grease” soundtrack. A true American pop music icon, Valli’s incredible career was recently memorialized in the Broadway hit musical “Jersey Boys.” 7:30pm. $39, $49, $79 & $126.

THEATER: “An Enemy of the People” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Arthur Miller’s poerful adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play about one man’s brave struggle to do the right thing in the face of extreme social intolerance. Directed by Julianne Boyd. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Boxcar Lilies @ Crandall Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Jenny Goodspeed, Katie Clarke and Stephanie Marshall accompany themselves on guitar, clawhammer banjo, ukulele, bass and washboard. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

THEATER: “Poe” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Eric Hill directs and David Adkins stars in the world premiere of a new play that explores Edgar Allan Poe’s final days. 7pm. $35.

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts the weekly Local 518 music showcase with tunes by the Joe Nacco Band, Rearview and Erin Powers. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jesus Christ & the Hallucinogenic Allstars @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Stoner rock combo. With Dead Superstar, Gusto and Margo Macero. 7:30pm. Pay what you will.

THEATER: “Other Desert Cities” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Pultizer Prize-winning playwright Jon Robin Baitz’s comedy/drama about prodigal daughter Brooke Wyeth, who returns to her Palm Springs Desert home to celebrate the holidays after six years away and announces plans to publish her childhood memoir – complete with revelations of deep family secrets. Directed by Michael Bush. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 19. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Lee Shaw @ Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Piano jazz. 7pm. FREE.

READING: David Finkel @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The Washington Post is also the author of the 2009 bestseller, “The Good Soldiers” – recounting the seven months he spent as an embedded reporter with U.S. troops in Iraq – and his follow-up, 2013’s “Thank You for Your Service,” which follows the same soldiers as they attempt to adapt to life after the war. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at 4:15pm at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany.

READING: Chloe Caldwell @ College of St. Rose Events and Athletics Center, Albany. The Frequency North reading series kicks off with the Hudson native who is the author of the new novella, “Women,” and the essay collection “Legs Get Led Astray.” 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Saint Rose Wind Ensemble @ College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

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