Wednesday, Nov. 22: A delightful original reggae and rock-steady band in the Desmond Dekker mode with a dash of Motown, the Big Takeover has been packing literally all of the local venues for all ten of those years, stepping up its national touring in the last few.
Sunday, Nov. 19: Justin Townes Earle bears the formidable weight two famous names, and one of them ain’t Justin. The son of Steve Earle and namesake of the currently bigger-than-Elvis Townes van Zandt, Mr. Earle’s career as a Bardic American troubadour has been somewhat polarizing, and has positioned the prolific writer at the center of a lot of heated discussions about the nature of authenticity.
Saturday, Nov. 18: A central figure in the rockabilly revival of the late ’70s and early ’80s, Gordon coexisted with punk and New Wave, and few people know the old repertoire like this fellow does. When Colony booked Gordon, there was probably very little doubt or even conversation about whom to lock down as the support act: Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones, of course – the mid-Hudson Valley’s own ardent rockabilly aficionados.
Saturday, Nov. 11: During this performance, Ozark will be presenting “Map to the Stars,” an exploration using live 3D audio sound to create an immersive experience for concert-goers. He will incorporate technology developed by Paul Geluso, an engineer, composer, and educator, who is currently on faculty at NYU researching 3D audio technology.
While Devo demos its famous choreography and Oingo Boingo and XTC hiccup through their skittish numbers, Ubu’s David Thomas commands your…concern. He doesn’t seem quite right. He’s dressed for a business meeting — suit and tie, his clean shaven and pudgy baby face scrubbed raw behind the ears. He gesticulates wildly, the purpose inscrutable.
The book is positioned as a celebration of nature’s fragile ecosystems and of the David v. Goliath community members (for David’s tactics, in this case, were largely litigatory) banded together to protect them. But in the moment-to-moment of the prose and in the very consciously balanced, 360-degree management of his facts, Mabee reveals himself mostly as a fastidious historian and no polemicist at all.
Saturday, Oct. 28: Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge headline Woodstock Luthiers’ Showcase.
Sunday, Oct. 22: A living legend of electronic and ambient music, Roedelius puts the “pro” in process and in prolific. More than 50 years into his career, the releases are steady and diversified.
Saturday, Oct. 14: Named for a river that runs through the northwestern region of Tuva, Alash is an ensemble comprised entirely of master Tuvan throat singers. The singers learned the traditional technique from their families, and later banded together under the name Changy-Xaya as students at Kyzyl Arts College.
Saturday, Oct. 14: The telling and receiving of personal truths – not spiel, characters or joke setups – is the heartbeat of Gethard’s comedy, even when he is doing conventional standup. He seems driven by the impulse to divulge, to articulate a self and to connect.