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The Wailers are coming to Woodstock

The Wailers are coming to Woodstock

Sunday, Oct. 28: The Wailers that will appear at Colony are no Menudo – no distant descendants of the founders, with maybe “the original gear,” as the joke goes. These Wailers are led by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, joined by fellow original Wailers Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey.

Meshell Ndegeocello at Bard’s Fisher Center

Meshell Ndegeocello at Bard’s Fisher Center

Saturday, Oct. 20: From a Billboard perspective and in the rebel language of rock narrative, the great songwriter, bassist and recordmaker registers as confoundingly, demonstratively eclectic. Contrarian, even: one who runs from what the market wants her to be, one who ignores the nervous directives of label men. That story perplexes me.