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Christmas Show

Caffe Lena, WednesdayLet’s get this straight. Caffe Lena’s been around forever. The club has played host to every big name in folk music since the 1960s, and Melanie just made her debut at the place last summer? Woodstock Melanie? Now that’s peculiar. Our favorite flower child performed a couple of terrific sets at the New York State Museum earlier this year, too, making her (sort of) an honorary local artist. (Another local connection: Her sister owns a cool antiques store in Fort Ann, in case you still need to do some shopping.) Wednesday, she’s bringing her brand-new Christmas show to Saratoga. Word has it that the performance is going to be recorded, too, but don’t wait for the eventual CD. Gregarious, charming and still possessed of that sexy sandpaper voice, Melanie is likely to be the embodiment of holiday cheer. (Dec. 22, 7:30 PM, $30, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0022.)


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New venue alert! Franklin’s Tower, located on Broadway across from the SUNY Administration building in Albany, recently opened its doors, and it’s got some of that there live music on tap: Dylanesque folkie Adam Foster will perform tonight (Thursday); soulful funksters Sean Rowe Project are there tomorrow (Friday, 9:30 PM, free, 431-1920). . . . Legendary blues guy Johnny Winter returns to the area with a performance at Northern Lights on Friday (7:30 PM, $17, 371-0012). . . . Li’l Jay and the Card Sharks (featuring ace guitarist Jason Ladanye) are at Lark Tavern on Friday (10 PM, $3, 463-9779). . . . We generally avoid discussing cover bands, but we’ve seen these guys and they’re a bunch of fun: The TrueTones perform at the Bleecker Café Friday (10 PM, free, 463-9382). . . . Something a little more punk: The Flying Bobbz, Stand Up Citizen, and Menace Society rock the Hudson Duster on Friday (8 PM, $3, 272-5453). . . . More Friday night rock: Saratoga Winners hosts a hefty bill, featuring High on Fire, Small Axe, To Hell and Back, and Dead Rabbits (8 PM, $10, 783-1010). . . . The Wasted, Five Alpha Beatdown, the Sixfifteens, and Lincoln Money Shot are taking place in the “5-1-Hater’s Ball,” which hits Valentine’s on Saturday; rest assured, this is a nonformal event (9 PM, $5, 432-6572 ). . . . There’s a hiphop holiday show going down at King’s Tavern on Saturday, featuring the likes of Blue Water Tribe, Sev Statik, and Pink Hearse Paparazzi (9 PM, $5, 584-9643). . . . Something a little more traditional: The Lettermen present their holiday show at Proctor’s on Saturday (8 PM, $19.50-$29.50, 346-6204). . . . Something for the whole family: The Canadian Brass will bring their holiday celebration to Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Tuesday (7:30 PM, $25-$32, 273-0038).

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