Sunday, Dec. 17: “You get a singer like this once in a generation or two,” says Wynton Marsalis.
Saturday, Dec. 9: Look, even their own press kit warns that the Nude Party are called that for a reason: an aberrative behavioral tendency to disrobe. But even in Woodstock, where nudity was largely invented, local ordinances apply, and them pretty-faced Carolina bucks would do well to keep their trousers fastened unless they want to taste the salt on the cold concrete floors of the taxpayers’ mighty fine county detention center.
Friday, Dec. 1: The Bay Area native has thrown more than a few curveballs, but he is a serious top-tier modern roots ace.
Sunday, Dec. 3: Well into his ninth decade, the award-winning composer/conductor/multi-instrumentalist and author is receiving awards and honors worldwide, composing two new commissioned symphonic works, performing at major folk, jazz, classical, spoken-word and film festivals, working on his fourth book, and posing as the subject of a new feature film documentary by filmmaker Michael Patrick Kelly.
Tuesday, Dec. 5: Numbered among Darlene Love’s most ardent advocates, supporters and superfans are a few names you might know: first, Bruce Springsteen and Bette Midler, both of whom performed with Love at the singer’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; next, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb and Steven van Zandt, all of whom (along with the Boss) penned songs expressly for Love.
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.