5/28/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Lake Street Dive @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. The home of the Game of Thrones ales kicks off its outdoor summer concert series with a whopper. With Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. 7pm. $40.
MUSIC: Luna @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The storied indie rock quartet led by Dean Wareham returns after a 10-year hiatus. With its 1999-era line-up, (Wareham, Britta Phillips, Sean Eden and Lee Wall), the band sounds as strong as ever and kicks off MASS MoCA’s summer season with a sweet vengeance. 8:30pm. $32 & $40.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mass Gathering @ Ski Butternut, Great Barrington. Day One of the two-day race and music fest features performances by Strange Machines, Madalia, Deer Tick, Matisyahu and Whiskey Treaty Roadshow on two stages. Music starts at 12noon. $35; FREE kids age 10 and under. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: GottaGetGon @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. Day Two of the annual three-day holiday-weekend folk get-together features performances by Charlie Parr, Atwater-Donnelly, Heather Pierson Trio, the Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald Quartet, the 5 Mile String Band, the Young Novelists and Max Hatt/Edda Glass. Music starts at 10:25am. GO HERE for more info…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: StrangeCreek Campout @ Camp Kee-Wanee, Greenfield. Day Two of the three-day fest features Max Creek, Zach Deputy, Marco Benevento, Rushad the Cello Wizard of Sneth, the Alchemystics, Roots of Creation and lots more. 10am music starts. $145 for three-day pass.
MUSIC: Red Haired Strangers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Rootsy country blues. With Dylan Perrilo & the Useless Cans. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: Deradoorian @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. As the former bassist, keyboardist and vocalist for Dirty Projectors, Angel Deradoorian’s levitating vocals buoyed the Brooklyn-based group. Now a mononymous solo artist based on L.A., she plays a unique blend of jazzy, psychedelic, electronic pop. With Emily Ritz. 9pm. $10.
MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ the Little Theater on the Farm, Fort Edward. Performing the special program “The Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers & Sailors.” 7pm. $10; $7 students/seniors; FREE veterans.
MUSIC: New Red Scare @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Some Kind of Nightmare, the Lost Riots and Fort Rooster. 8pm. $5.
CABARET: The Skivvies @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Lauren Molina (cello and vocals) and Nick Cearley (ukulele and vocals) strip down to their underwear to perform their clever comedy-pop songs. 8 & 10:30pm. $40. Also at 7pm Sunday. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ 9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs. The saxman is joined by George Muscatello (guitar), Rich Syracuse (bass) and Jeff “Siege” Siegel (drums). 9pm.
MUSIC: Under Cover @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.
COMEDY: Mad Laughs @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Stand-up comedian E.J. Edmonds headlines the monthly comedy show joined by his fellow cast members of the podcast “The Weekly Fix with the Joke Junkies,” including Miguel Perez, Nate Lemoi and Alan Fitzgerald. With the improv sketch comedy troupe Sorry Not Sorry and Quentin Davis. 8pm.
THEATER: “Presto Change-O” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The new musical by Eric Price and Joel Waggoner tells the story of three generations of magicians who find themselves under one roof for the first time in years. When the grandfather causes real magic to happen, they must confront their past mistakes and re-examine what it means to be a family. 3 & 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 11.
CABARET: “Leading Ladies” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The Blue Horse Repertory Company present an evening of comedic readings of one-act plays and monologues for women. Directed by Flo Hayle, the show features Elizabeth Breslin, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Sarah Jane Fawcett, Flo Hayle, Gayle Hudson, Nancy Rothman and Doris Seipel. 8pm. $20; $10 patrons age 21 and under.
COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors, Schenectady. NYC-based comedian Jared Freid – who gas been featured on Tru TV’s “NFL Full Contact,” MTV’s “Failosophy” and more recently on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” – headlines. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: The Fenimore Blues Band @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: More of Myself to Kill @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With Outnumber the Living, Winter’s Burden and Straight Through Sanity. 8pm. $10.
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