6/15/16: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Start Making Sense @ Riverfront Park, Troy. The annual Rockin’ on the River concert series kicks off with the Talking Heads tribute band, led by Jon Braun. With the Troy Music Academy All-Stars. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Mumford & Sons @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. An Arrow Through bthe Heartland Tour. 7:30pm. $59.50; $30 lawn. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Jazz Night @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. The weekly Capital Concert Series kicks off with Out of the Box (5pm), Cyrus Chestnut (6:15pm) and Rachelle Ferrell (7:45pm). FREE.

MUSIC: Michael Eck @ Colonie Town Library, Loudonville. Leaving behind his bandmates in Ramblin Jug Stompers and Lost Radio Rounders for a night, Michael Eck returns to his singer-songwriter roots with a “maximum solo acoustic” show. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ O’Brien’s Public House, Troy. Rollickin’ rockabilly summer solstice bash and Rockin’ on the River after-party. 8pm.

COMEDY: Chicks Are Funny @ the Funny Bone at Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. Female comedians bring the laughs. With host Erin Harkes. 7:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: Upstate Rubdown @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. Borrowing from every corner and decade of America’s musical heritage, the band features the harmonies of three female lead singers with an eclectic instrumental mix of saxophone, strings and percussion. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Lucky Valentines @ the Ruck, Troy. Rockin’ on the River after-party. 9pm.

MUSIC: Kristin Kontrol @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Formerly known as Dee Dee during her days with Dum Dum Girls, Kristin is darker, more electronic, more glam – and basically more more on her debut Sub Pop album, X-Communicate. With Shana Falana. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Florida pop-punks. With Bet Me I’m Lying and One Day Waiting. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Syracuse/Siegel @ Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, Woodstock. Bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel welcome special guest guitarist Tom Depetris. 9pm.

READING: Mary Panza @ Restaurant Navona, Albany. Albany Poets Presents puts a spin on the typical poetry event in the local literary community by highlighting one poet every two months with an interview and Q&A session following the reading. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 10pm.

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