11/2/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Dave Alvin @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A perfect pairing of roots music greats – swapping songs, telling stories, and sharing their life experiences in an intimate acoustic environment. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring: The Meeting of the Spirits Tour @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Two of world’s foremost improvising guitarists perform full sets of music with their respective bands – John McLaughlin’s Fourth Dimension and Jimmy Herring’s Invisible Whip – and finish the night together. 7pm. $39, $49 & $59.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The former lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band brings his own band to Galway’s roots music haven. 7:30pm. $35.

MUSIC: Ben Hunter & Joe Seaman @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The multi-instrumental duo and winners of last year’s International Blues Challenge explores the intersection of race and culture through storytelling and their interpretations of a cappella novelty songs, fiddle tunes, acoustic blues and ragtime music. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC:/FUNDRAISER: The Gibson Brothers Trio @ Buckley Farm, Ballston Spa. The bluegrass greats play a benefit concert for Saratoga PLAN’s efforts of land conservation in Saratoga County. 7pm. $50. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Fun Home” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards – including Best Musical – is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, introducing audiences to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. 1:30 & 8pm.

MUSIC: Rodeo Barons @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. With Ali Handal in support of her new album, That’s What She Said. 9pm.

MUSIC: Last in Line @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Featuring original members of Dio – Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Vinny Appice (drums) – with vocalist Andrew Freeman. With Untaymed and More Than Human. 8pm. $23.

MUSIC: Jody Radez @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

MUSIC: Security Project @ BSP Kingston, Kingston. Peter Gabriel tribute band led by Gabriel’s former drummer Jerry Marotta with King Crimson guitarist Trey Gunn, former Albany vocalist Happy Rhodes, Shriekback guitarist Michael Cozzi and keyboardist David Jameson. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Jemima James @ Colony, Woodstock. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Duo @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. Pianist Wayne Hawkins joins the saxman. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Amernet String Quartet @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Violinists Misha Vitenson and Franz Felkl, violist Michael Klotz and cellist Jason Calloway play the works of Ileana Perez Velazquez, Antonin Dvorak’s Quartet, Orlando Garcia and Franz Schubert. 8pm. FREE.

FILM/TALK: “Window Water Baby Moving” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The best-known work by avant garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage is a 12-minute 1959 silent film that depicts his then-wife’s labor and delivery at home of one of their children. 7pm. Followed by a talk by Professor Shira Segal, the Director of Film Studies at UAlbany.

TALK: Kyra Gaunt @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The UAlbany professor explores the hidden musicianship in black girls’ musical play in the age of hip-hop, as well as the unintended consequences of race, gender, and technology in media from YouTube to Wikipedia. 7pm. $8; seniors $5; students & children FREE.

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