3/29/19: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
Drawing by Charles H. Haymes
MUSIC: Joshua Redman Quartet @ The Egg, Albany. One of the most esteemed and charismatic artists of our time, the ceaselessly innovative saxophonist Joshua Redman performs with his quartet – Aaron Goldberg (piano), Reuben Rogers (bass) and Gregory Hutchinson (drums) in celebration of their new album Come What May due for release today. 8pm. $36.
MUSIC: Taína Asili
MUSIC: Baggetta/Watt/Hodges @ Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. Touring behind his new, already acclaimed recording Wall of Flowers, the inimitable guitarist Mike Baggetta leads a truly one-of-a-kind trio featuring the punk rock legend, Minutemen/fIREHOSE/Stooges bassist Mike Watt and drummer Stephen Hodges (Tom Waits, Mavis Staples, T Bone Burnett, David Lynch, among many others), unleashing an utterly unique post-genre improvisational groove. With 100 & Zero and 16 Hundred Pound Pig. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: The Levin Brothers @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. These two brothers, based in Woodstock area, have enormously successful careers – Pete as keyboard player working with jazz greats like Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Lenny White, John Scofield, and countless others, while Tony made his mark with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, and with his own band, the Stick Men. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: decker. @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Singer-songwriter Brandon Decker has evolved from his indie-folk roots, expanding his artistry through psychedelic soundscapes and an increasingly wise lyricism on his new album, Born to Wake Up. With the Oshima Brothers. 8pm. $22.
THEATER: Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical @ Proctors, Schenectady. Based on the French novel, “Les Liasions Dangereuses,” and the classic cult film starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillipe and Sarah Michelle Geller, Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most dangerous liaisons. 8pm. $20–$65.
MUSIC: Blues For Two @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Blues for Two will feature the Reverend Robert Jones, veteran bluesman from Detroit, and another fine singer from Boston Carolyn Waters. 7pm. $8; senior $5; students & children FREE.
THEATER: A View From the Bridge @ the Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. The Arthur Miller classic drama directed by Aaron Holbritter. This landmark drama has timely themes concerning family, immigration and the American Dream. 8pm. $22; $10 students. Through Sunday, April 14.
MUSIC: Andy Iorio @ The Linda, Albany. Celebrating the highly anticipated third solo release Awakening from composer/pianist Andy Iorio. Written and recorded over the past two years, Awakening not only features solo piano pieces, but full piano and string arrangements as well. 7pm. $25
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