4/19/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: In This Moment @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Led by the howlin’ Schenectady native Maria Brink, the hard-rockin band rolls into town in support of their latest album, Black Widow. With Motionless in White, Avatar and Gemini Syndrome. 7pm.

MUSIC: Brit Floyd @ Proctors, Schenectady. Pink Floyd tribute band brings their Immersion World Tour 2017 to town. 7:30pm. $49.50-$179.50.

MUSIC: Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Self-described “barroom guitarist,” Grammy Award winner and one of the pivotal founders of the Americana movement. With Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: Hamell on Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. Is April really the cruelest month? Not when Hamell’s back in weekly residence… 7pm.

MUSIC: Mike Kelley @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. Hmmm, did we hear that Greater Nippertown’s most in-demand rock keyboardist was recently in NYC recording with Joan Jett for the upcoming Wanda Jackson album? Hmmm… 6pm.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… this time with special guest David Gans, host of “The Grateful Dead Radio Hour.” 9:30pm.

READING: R.M. Engelhardt @ Restaurant Navona, Albany. Albany Poets present the poet in conjunction with this week’s Albany Word Fest. 7pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: Lakou Mizik @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Lakou Mizik is a multi-generational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture. 8pm. FREE.

TALK: Ray Vega @ Union College’s Emerson Auditorium, Schenectady. The Latin jazz trumpeter and University of Vermont faculty member offers a talk on “The Roots of Latin Jazz.” 1:50pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Masters of Nostalgia @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Classic rockin’ led by Dave Pedinotti. 8:30pm.

TALK/WORKSHOP: The Construction of Beauty: Music and Math @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. EMPAC director Johannes Goebel’s talk will center on the question of whether music and mathematics are bonded in an intrinsic relationship, or if instead culturally driven concepts establish their marriage (nature vs. nurture). 7pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Chicks Are Funny @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. Erin Harkes hosts an evening of funny female stand-ups. 7:30pm. $10.

JAM SESSION: Bluegrass Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Hosted by mandolinist Alan Epstein. 7pm. $5; FREE students.

FILM: “Raw” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Winner of several Best Film, Best Director and People’s Choice awards, writter/director Julia Ducournau’s stunning feature debut follows a young vegetarian student whose sexual awakening coincides with the growth of a sickening hunger inside her after she undergoes a grotesque carnivorous hazing ritual at her Veteranian school. With “Born of Woman.” 7pm. $9; $6 students.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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