Nocturnal rocking in K-town

The Grape & The Grain (photo by Julia Chick)

The Grape & The Grain (photo by Julia Chick)

“Kingston after Dark,” the Kingston Times’ weekly music and nightlife column, is putting on a Thanksgiving-weekend show guaranteed to flush the tryptophan out of overturkeyed bloodstreams and lend a helping hand to an excellent cause to boot.

The night of some of the finest local rock that Kingston has to offer will take place at the Anchor, located at 744 Broadway in Kingston. Put together by “Kingston after Dark” writer Morgan Y. Evans and Anchor co-owner Brandy Walters in consultation with Kingston Times editor Dan Barton, the lineup is as solid as Plymouth Rock, and substantially more tuneful. Local psychobilly stalwarts Pitchfork Militia (whose drummer, Joe Morgan, is Ulster Publishing’s production and technology director) will be on hand, as will neoclassic rockers the Grape & the Grain, who have just released two new thematically related tracks. Of the Atlas, which pursues and captures the territory between the Feelies and early REM, and Cities & Years, a post-hardcore ensemble, round out the lineup.

Proceeds from the evening – the suggested donation is $5 – will be donated to Kingston Cares, the Family of Woodstock program that does important outreach to Midtown youth and afterschool activities at the Everette Hodge Community Center. There will be a prize raffle with submissions from Victory Records, plus gift certificates from Yum Yum Noodle Bar, Block Factory Tamales and more.


“Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to gather up old friends, as a lot of people are in town for the holiday,” said Barton, “and looking for something fun to do. Here’s a chance to hang out at a great new local venue, hear some thoroughly awesome music and help one of the best causes out there.”

The show takes place on Saturday, November 30; the doors open at 8 p.m. Check out the Kingston Times Facebook page for a link to the events page.