3/27/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: The Gibson Brothers @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year, Leigh and Eric Gibson represent brother harmony at its finest, as they prove once again on their new album, Brotherhood, paying tribute to the music of the Monroe Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, the Everly Brothers and the Delmore Brothers, to name a few. 8pm. $25 & $30. GO HERE to win FREE tickets…
ART/MUSIC: “The Art of Kevin McKrell” @ the Irish American Heritage Museum, Albany. The opening reception for the new exhibition of paintings (and a bit of sculpture) by the multi-talented singer-songwriter, who will also be performing selections from his new album, I Wish I Had a Boat. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Mary Gauthier & Allison Moorer @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. An evening with two of the most unique and achingly honest voices in alternative country music – Mary Gauthier, who explores rarely exposed American scenes with acclaimed songs such as “Drag Queens in Limousines,” “Mercy Now” and “I Drink,” and Allison Moorer, whose music stretches from “A Soft Place to Fall” (heard on the soundtrack of “The Horse Whisperer”) to her new album Down to Believing. 8pm. $24. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: The Foghorn Stringband @ The Linda, Albany. Credited for igniting the renaissance of old-timey music in the Northwest, the Oregon-based band that describes their sound as “ass kickin’, redneck stringband music” has recorded seven albums, played thousand of shows and toured the country for more than a decade. With Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys. 8pm. $18. GO HERE for more info…
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. The monthly final Friday arts celebration takes place all around town with plenty of visual art exhibits, as well as music, theater, dining, shopping and people-watching. 5-9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Chuck Pyle @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. For 40 years, the Zen Cowboy has mixed infectiously hummable melodies with straight-from-the-saddle poetry, quoting bumper stickers, proverbs, world leaders and old cowboys. Pyle’s songs have been recorded by John Denver, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Suzy Bogguss. Country fans know him best for writing “Cadillac Cowboy,” recorded by the late Chris LeDoux, and “Jaded Lover,” recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker. 8pm. $20.
BURLESQUE: Retro Video Game Burlesque @ The Hangar, Troy. It’s a night of burlesque tributes to some of your favorite classic video games featuring performances by Titus Androgynous, Noelle Reign, Teasy Roosevelt, C. Amanda Boutahorse, Chardonnay LaTease, Georgia O’Peach, Miss Couple and Persephone Pomme. Hosted by Jaye McBride. 9pm. $15.
MUSIC: Ampevene @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Guitarist Gabe Stallman and company celebrate the release of their new EP, Ampevene II, featuring the 25-minute epic “Tracalysis.” With Nickopotamus and Doctor Magnum. 9:30pm. $10.
MUSIC: Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. It’s an Americana and honky-tonk mini-fest hosted by “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins with the Hootinologists, Jim Krewson (of Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops), Chops Laconte and other special guests. 9pm. $12.
THEATER: “Life in a Jar” @ Skidmore College’s Filene Recital Hall, Saratoga Springs. The inspirational story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, who knocked on Jewish doors in the Warsaw ghetto and, in Sendler’s own words, “tried to talk the mothers out of their children.” Irena saved more than 2,000 lives during World War II. 3pm. Also at 7pm on Saturday.
THEATER: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Brandon Jones directs the jukebox musical chockfull of classic rock & roll and R&B songs from the pens of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. 8pm. $22 & $28. Through March 29.
COMEDY: Robert Kelly @ the Comedy Works, Albany. Robert Kelly’s unique, honest take on his own life and relationships makes his comedy clever, abrasive, funny but refreshingly vulnerable. His feature credits include “Ghost Town,” “What Doesn’t Kill You,” “Children of Invention,” “Bachelor No. 2” and “Good Luck Chuck.” He also just finished producing and starring in his first short film, “Cheat,” which premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $25. Also 7:30 & 9:30pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: Mist Covered Mountains @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Molly Hebert Wilson, Donna Hebert and Max Cohen offer a unique take on traditional and contemporary Celtic acoustic music featuring Molly’s exquisite singing with subtle fiddle and guitar accompaniment. 8pm. $20; $5 age 12 & under.
THEATER: “Peter Pan” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players serve up the classic battle between Peter Pan (Nessa Corcoran) and Captain Hook (Mark Wilson), directed by Jan Nielsen. 8pm. $16; $10 under age 18. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Grateful Dead tribute band with special guests Vinnie Amico of moe.; Adam Czolowski of Sonic Garden; and Tom Pirozzi of the Ominous Seapods. 10pm. $12; $17 if under age 21.
FILM: “Yellow Sky” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The William A Wellman Film Festival continues with this highly original 1948 western shot in Death Valley. A prospector and his tomboy daughter attempt to protect their secret gold mine when six fugitive bank robbers appear on the scene. Lamar Trotti won a Writers Guild award for a screenplay inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” 7:30pm. FREE.