9/6/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Paa Kow @ The Linda, Albany. The Ghanaian drummer-composer’s recently released third studio album, Cookpot, takes listeners on a journey that boldly explores the music of the African Diaspora by fusing Ghanaian highlife with elements of jazz, funk, and African pop to create his unique Afro-Fusion sound. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Les Poules a Colin @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The indie roots band melds old medieval ballads and the sugarshack dance tunes of Québec with shimmery indie pop on their new album, Morose. 7pm. $20. GO HERE to read an interview…

MUSIC: Evan Murphy @ Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The guitarist-lead vocalist of Mile Twelve teams up with his buddy Danny Erker for an evening of sparkling bluegrass. 7pm. $10.

ART/MUSIC: September in the City Art Fair @ DiNapoli Park, Albany. A midday showcase for local art, music and culture. With music by Honey Slider. 11:30am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete band schedule… UPDATE: This performance has been cancelled due to the weather forecast…

MUSIC: Live! Folklife Concerts @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Featuring the dynamic duo Ryanhood. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Oldtone Roots Music Festival @ Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale. Day One of the four-day fest features Easy Ridin’ Papas, Down Hill Strugglers, Cedric Watson, Tuba Skinny, Hoot & Holler, the Lucky Five with Tamar Korn and more. Music kicks off at 3pm. $30.

THEATER: There Is a Happiness That Morning Is @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A crumbling Liberal Arts College in rural New England is the setting for Mickle Maher’s play, an unexpectedly raucous and joyously word-drunk celebration of art, ardor, academia inspired by the poetry of William Blake and directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. $22. Through Sunday, September 16.

MUSIC: Terry Bozzio @ Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The master drummer has worked with Frank Zappa, Korn, Jeff Beck, Robbie Robertson, Missing Persons, Mick Jagger and so many more… 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: The 6th Circle @ River Street Pub, Troy. Industrial sounds from Ohio. With Blood Blood Blood and Kite Person. 9:30pm. FREE.

TALK: Elizabeth Acevedo @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The 2014 National Poetry Slam Champion and author of the New York Times bestselling young adult novel, “The Poet X” (2018), reads from her work and engages in a Q&A. 7:30pm. FREE. ALSO: A free craft talk at 4:15pm at UAlbany Campus Center West Addition’s Multi-Purpose Room.

MUSIC: The Light Switches @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. San Francisco-based dream-popsters. With Boat Dares and Lame Dude. 8:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: Justin Tracy @ HiLo, Catskill. English singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist currently living in the Catskills. 8:30pm.

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…

1 Comment
  1. Daryl says

    Ghanaian highlife.., i gotta get in on that! Love the Linda!

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