5/18/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

It’s 518 Day!

MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Troy native and naturalist, brings his gritty style of singer-songwriter folk-rock back to town in support of his new album, New Lore. With Girl Blue. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Brad Paisley @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. And they’re off… No, not the track. SPAC! Yes, it’s opening night for SPAC’s 2017 concert season. With Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell. 7pm. $45.25 & $59.75; $30 lawn.

MUSIC: Grant Gordy & Ross Martin @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. Two top-notch Americana guitar greats. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Cris Williamson @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With women’s music pioneer and veteran indie label owner stage the hallowed Spa City stage. 7pm. $27.

MUSIC: Two Cow Garage @ the Low Beat, Albany. In support of their latest album, Brand New Flag. With American Pinup and Boss’ Daughter. 8pm.

MUSIC: Big Head Todd & the Monsters @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Following their knock-out Blues Club show at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in November, the boys are back in town. With Cris Jacobs. 7:30pm. $29.50 & $34.50.

MUSIC: Pony in the Pancake @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. A #518Day celebration. With Carl Daniels and the Abyssmals. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Slackers @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. NYC-based ska-reggae-rocksteady-soul band. With Victory Soul Orchestra and New Life. 8:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Hartley’s Encore. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: The Phil Allen Concert Jazz Band @ Troy Kitchen, Troy. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Chuck Lamb Acoustic Fusion @ Senate Garage, Kingston. CD release party for the new album North by Northeast featuring Evan DuChene (drums), Matt Vacanti (bass) and Jeff Nania (sax), in addition to Lamb. 7:30pm. $15.

ARTSWALK: 3rd Thursday @ various locations, Pittsfield. The monthly event kicks off its eleventh season. The theme? Youth. 5-8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Les Poules a Colin @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Featuring vocal, instrumental and rhythmic prowess, the Québec band’s repertoire is a mix of original and traditional pieces, primarily in French but with some English compositions. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Good Charlotte @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Less Than Jake and Crown the Empire. 7:30pm. $32.

THEATER: “Some People Hear Thunder” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The world premiere of a new musical love story by Gerson Smoger and Jeffrey Sorkin. Directed by and starring Kevin McGuire. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, May 28. GO HERE to read review…

READING/OPEN MIC: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Poet Peter Marcus is the featured reader. Dan Wilcox hosts. Sign-up starts at 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

MUSIC: Chris Maxwell @ Colony, Woodstock. With Keenan O’Meara and M.Lui. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Shannon McNally @ The Falcon, Marlboro. In support of her upcoming Rodney Crowell-produced album, Black Irish, slated for release next month. With Johnny Duke. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

COMEDY: Rob Little @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $12. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Joe Gorman @ O’Slattery’s, Delmar. 6:30pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

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  1. Andy Gregory says

    For me, everyday is 518 Day.

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