Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 and 20: The Philly soul-into-mainstage megapop hitmaking legacy of Hall & Oates is not just enduring, but growing chic. Rock Academy pays tribute to the most successful duo in rock history at Colony in Woodstock.
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.
Pia Öste-Alexander, artist, activist, matriarch, and proud Woodstocker, died in her Wittenberg home after a brief illness on New Year’s Day at the age of 86.
Saturday, Jan. 13: Author/artist Barbara Bash will talk about the year she spent with little brown bats, learning how they give birth, raise their young, fly, hunt with echolocation (catching 600 mosquitos an hour) and gather at bat “conventions” before going into hibernation inside the caves before reemerging in spring.
Saturday, Jan. 13: The people at Levon Helm Studios know when a hard sell is not required. Their promotional copy in advance of Dar William’s performance there declares simply, “named one of America’s very best songwriters by The New Yorker.” Enough said.
Friday, Jan. 12: Regional Cajun aficionados lead a Cajun Dance at the White Eagle Benevolent Society in Kingston. Laissez les bons temps rouler. Beginners are welcome, and there will be a lesson before the show.
Friday, Jan. 19: Club Helsinki in Hudson was early in as a forecaster of the impending breakout fame of Lake Street Dive, the jazz/roots/pop hitmakers who have carved themselves a unique place in the Americana musical landscape. Now Club Helsinki gets some back-end payback when Lake Street Dive vocalist Rachael Price revives an especially fine project from her past.
‘We are also considering its future home if the need comes for that. We want it available to the Town’s people…’
Sunday, January 7: The Levin Brothers have been involved in some of the most daring and experimental music of the last 50 years: Tony cutting a striking figure as bassist and Chapman-stick player with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson and many more; Pete working more behind-the-scenes as an ace keyboardist on the legendary New York session scene.
Saturday, January 6: Masse is the classically trained singer/songwriter and member of the popular and critically lauded roots group the Wailin’ Jennys.