1/22/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Birds of Chicago @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Following captivating shows at The Egg, the Empire State Plaza and FreshGrass, the husband-and-wife duo of JT Nero and Allison Russell showcase the country-soul sounds of their upcoming Joe Henry-produced album, Real Midnight. 8pm. $22. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Mike Stern @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The jazz fusion guitar great whose resume includes stints with everyone from Miles Davis to Blood Sweat & Tears to the Yellowjackets in addition to his stellar work as a bandleader. 7 & 9pm. $29.

MUSIC: Driftwood @ the Madison Theater, Albany. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Doomsday Virus @ the Fuze Box, Albany. Yes, they’re back to celebrate their new industrial strength album – their first in eight years. With Moon Worship. 9pm.

MUSIC: Soul Sky @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: The Dogs of Desire @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. A rollicking evening of imaginative music by David Mallamud – from the Parisian “Follies Bergere” to the glam-rock opera “Lizardman,” from ludicrous Victorian parlor songs to a hot Latin daytime soap opera. Featuring such vocalists as the Tony-nominated Christiane Noll and Broadway’s Brian Charles Rooney. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Closet Classics @ Brunswick Barbecue & Brew, Troy. Yup, it’s two-thirds of Super 400 – Kenny Hohman and Lori Friday. 8pm.

DANCE: Ronald K. Brown & Evidence Dance Company @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown. The program will include “The Subtle One,” Brown’s extraordinary new collaboration with the renowned jazz pianist Jason Moran. “The Subtle One” dances through the mystic and inspirational relationship between spiritual beings and the society they inhabit. 8pm. $10; $3 students.

THEATER: “Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music” will delight audiences with its contemporary take on the classic fairy tale. 8pm. $20-$80. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Bremners @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Spa. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Magdalens @ the Low Beat, Albany. 6pm. $5.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Sarah Kilborne’s Lavender Blues @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A showcase of Queer music before World War II. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hudson Pride Foundation Scholarship Fund. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC/ART: Between Two Worlds @ 74 Philip Street, Albany. With sounds from Bye, Jouska, Whiner, PineSheets, Bare Mattress and Erik Savage with visual art from Brooks Ginnan, Debra Kowalski and S.M. Smith. 7pm.

MUSIC: CRAM @ Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary, Colonie. Capital Region Acoustic Miniseries. 8pm.

MUSIC: Neighborhood of Make Believe @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Pony in the Pancake. 8pm.

MUSIC: Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers @ Casey Finn’s, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Skeleton Keys @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Featuring Alex Mazur and Steve Molitz. 10pm. $15.

MUSIC: Mammal Dap @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Doctor Magnum and LovePort. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Get Up Jack @ the Elks Lodge, Colonie. 7:30pm.

THEATER: Original One Act Play Festival @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present an evening of eight short plays by eight playwrights, directed by eight directors. Comedies, dramas, mysteries… It’s all a surprise. 7:30pm. $12; $8 under age 18. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed @ Grappa72, Albany. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Mulberry Soul @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Ragliacci @ Black Bear Inn, Watervliet. 10pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” @ Proctors, Schenectady. 7:30pm. $45.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

1 Comment
  1. Steve Grogan says

    Thanks for the mention of CRAM on your site. Don’t forget that there will be a hard rock DIE COVERS DIE showcase as well on Saturday, January 23 at the Low Beat. The acts on the bill are Acoustic Trauma, the Va Va Voodoos, and Shift the Paradigm. Cover is $5.

    DIE COVERS DIE creator and host

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