4/5/18: Today’s Top 10 Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Buckethead @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The virtuoso guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who performs across many genres of music. He has released over 300 studio recordings and recorded with everyone from Guns N’ Roses to Viggo Mortensen, playing progressive metal, funk, blues, jazz, bluegrass and avant-garde music. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Jeffrey Foucault @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. One of the finest songwriters of his generation, Jeffrey Foucault has recorded 10 studio albums and logged countless touring miles. He’s been lauded for “stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest” (The New Yorker) and described as “quietly brilliant” (The Irish Times), while catching the ear of everyone from Greil Marcus to Don Henley (who regularly covers Foucault in his live set) to Van Dyke Parks (who offered to play on Foucault’s 2011 offering, Horse Latitudes, after catching a live radio interview). 5pm. $60 for both dinner and the show.

MUSIC: Ed Romanoff @ Colony, Woodstock. The acclaimed singer-songwriter celebrates the release of his new album, The Orphan King, with an all-star band featuring Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney) on drums, Sara Lee (B-52s) on bass, and Jay Collins (Gregg Allman Band) on horns. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: “Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Directed by Sara Lampert Hoover, Terrence McNally’s intimate play examines the tug of war between a short-order cook who sees a lifetime of love and adventure ahead and a waitress who’s been burned too many times in the past and is terrified of being hurt again. Starring Rita Rehn and Steven Patterson. 7:30pm. $22; students $10. Through Sunday, April 8.

MUSIC: Jackson & the Janks @ the Half Moon, Hudson. New Orleans-based rock ‘n’ roll/R&B/blues/garage/gospel band. With Sam Doores of The Deslondes and Nick Panken of Spirit Family Reunion. 8pm. $7.

DANCE: Ni’Ja Whitson @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A live-dance adaptation of filmmaker/activist Marlon T. Riggs’ 1982 film “Tongues Untied,” a groundbreaking portrait of Black gay identity. Staged throughout the EMPAC building, “A Meditation on Tongues” will feature dancers Slim Ninja, Kirsten Flores-Davis and a post-show panel discussion with the Rensselaer LGBTQ Task Force.

MUSIC: Emma Larsen @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s Skidmore Night with a student singer-songwriter who draws inspiration from artists like Sara Bareilles and Amy Winehouse. 7pm. $12; students $5.

MUSIC: Golden Oak @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Sibling duo Zak and Lena Kendall, born and raised in the Sandy River Valley of western Maine, started making music together as kids, and the bond of brother and sister is evident in their carefully crafted songs, poetic lyrics and flowing harmonies. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Little Shop of Horrors” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. “Feeeeeed me!” It’s opening night! Park Playhouse presents Broadway’s favorite doo-wop sci-fi musical, featuring a cast of some of our most talented teen students. 8pm. $25; children $15. Through Sunday, April 15.

MUSIC: Sun Natives @ River Street Pub, Troy. With The Coax and This Lives Here. 9pm. FREE.

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