Our city is whatever we choose to allow our city to be.
And so it came to pass that in the Year of Our Lord 2018 our humble columnist (that’s myself, in case you were wondering) found themself eating Annie’s organic honey Bunny Grahams in bed and pondering which of the 10 albums from tribal metal legend Max Cavalera’s Soulfly is the heaviest.
An interview with Sound of Ceres, who will perform at BSP March 30.
On Monday, March 12 from 7:30-10:30 p.m., FatCat recording artists Tal National will be taking over BSP Kingston. Niger’s most popular band for over 15 years, the band earned their keep by playing their native country non-stop.
Since 2012, respected Hudson Valley based guitarist and vocalist Jay Woodruff has led alternative rock band Of the Atlas through a colorful range of styles and incarnations.
Saturday, Jan. 13: Entertainment from apocabilly rockers Pitchfork Militia, scuzz street punks Phantom Sleeze, melodic rockers Frances Dean and the heart-on-sleeve punk anthems of Kyle Trocolla & The Strangers will ensure that you will leave the event either drunk, deaf or both.
Sammi Niss has been an appreciated member of the Hudson Valley music scene for years now and is known for percussion work with and contributions to musical acts including Laura Stevenson, Matt Pond PA and Battle Ave. Now Niss is partnering with some other like minded musical folk to launch a regionally situated label called SubFamily Records. Niss’ debut album as a solo artist is called Words Escape and will be released this spring under the creative project name Hiding Behind Sound.
Kingston continues to inspire me with the constant ways the old and new intersect. From Rough Draft’s opening Uptown to the continued mindful expansion of the waterfront to the influx of friendly faces from yesterday coming back around for the holidays — plus some people deciding to move back and stay when they see Kingston’s rebirth — this is a time of excitement and potential.
Globelamp (aka Elizabeth Gomez aka Elizabeth Le Fay) is in the Woodstock-Kingston area to record the follow up to 2016’s The Orange Glow, released on Wichita Records, at Bohemesphere Studios in Saugerties. ‘I’d never been to Upstate New York,” she says. “I like it here. It reminds me of the Taylor Swift album Red.’
Time happens to everyone, even someone as eternally rowdy as AC/DC’s Malcolm Young, for example. We all have many things