Good tidings to you, fair reader. I am writing this week’s edition of Kingston After Dark on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s birthday, surely as good a day (and better than many) to ponder impermanence.
When I first heard California’s Wax Idols around 2015’s American Tragic album, I was sure I’d discovered a modern band as catchy as and with as well-written songs as The Pretenders, if Chrissie Hynde, James Honeyman-Scott, et al. were way more goth. That sounds perfect, right? It really is.
Wright, along with our columnist, will be opening for Globelamp at the The Anchor on Friday, Aug. 31.
This scorching month will fittingly see the release of In the Shadow of the Mountain, the latest album from hot coal-juggling hillbilly punks Red Neckromancer. They’ll perform at The Anchor Saturday, Aug. 18.
Brooklyn’s Charming Disaster is a musical duo formed in 2012 by Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris. Though colorfully describing themselves to me as Siamese twins, a two-headed octopus or a binary star system, the band fall short of conveying a true sense of their vertiginous and quirky Gothic Americana. To truly understand the band, you need to hear their recent album Cautionary Tales or see them live at Rough Draft Bar & Books on Wednesday, Aug. 8.
An interview with Kim Gordon and Bill Nace ahead of their upcoming BSP Kingston back room theater appearance on Friday, July 20.
Do you like piña coladas? Getting caught in the rain? And have you ever wondered why this city, blessed with a fine marina for tying up your boat and then tying one on, doesn’t have a more passionate yacht rock scene?
This book is a wonderful and often brilliantly written resource for music fanatics or casual fans who may want to learn more about the city’s deeply rich rock history.
Did you know there is an Anatolian Mother Goddess-worshipping LGBTQ friendly temple and Pagan spirituality center in misty and forested Palenville?
Our city is whatever we choose to allow our city to be.