1/17/18: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Walk the Moon @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. A tour stop in support of the band’s new album, What If Nothing. With Company of Thieves. 8pm. $33.

TALK: David Brooks @ Proctors, Schenectady. The political/cultural/social analyst is a bi-weekly Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and a regular contributor to “PBS NewsHour” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” His newest book, “The Road to Character,” examines why selflessness leads to greater success. 7:30pm. $35–$100.

MUSIC: Hamell on Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. The one-man folk-punk explosion continues his month-long Wednesday happy hour residency. 7pm.

MUSIC: Mike Kelley @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ramblers Home Jug Band @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Jazz Trio @ the Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

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

COMEDY: Chicks Are Funny @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. An evening of female comedians hosted by Erin Harkes. 7:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: Crushed @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Experimental post-hardcore band from New Mexico. With Post Nothing. 8:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: Josh Deutsch’s Pannonia @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Performing “traditional folk music from an imaginary place” the quintet features Deutsch’s trumpet and compositions, violinist Zach Brock, trombonist Ryan Keberle, Gary Wang’s bass and Ronen Itzik’s eclectic collection of percussion instruments. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

JAM SESSION: Bluegrass Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Hosted by the Schroon River String Band. 7pm. $5.

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