“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 over-turkeyed bloodstreams and lend a helping hand to an excellent cause to boot.
The night of some of the finest local rock Kingston has to offer will be at The Anchor, 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 Apocabilly stalwarts Pitchfork Militia (whose drummer, Joe Morgan, makes the Kingston Times on the computer every week as head of production for Ulster Publishing) will be on hand, as will neo-classic rockers The Grape & The Grain, who’ve just released two new thematically related tracks. Of the Atlas, which pursues and captures the territory between The Feelies and early R.E.M., and Cities & Years, a post-hardcore ensemble, round out the lineup.
Proceeds from the evening — suggested donation is $5 — will be donated to Kingston Cares, the Family of Woodstock program which does important outreach to Midtown youth and after-school 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 is Saturday, Nov. 30; doors open at 8. Check out the Kingston Times Facebook page for a link to the event’s page.