Saturday, April 22: Celebrate Record Store Day with the legendary progressive metal band in Poughkeepsie.
When asked to examine weed’s impact on the nightlife of the Kingston area these days, what struck me was how many people had only positive things to say, some even arguing that it’s become a reverse gateway drug.
Friday, April 21: Hear the 13-year-old pianist who has already turned the jazz world on its ear.
‘We have a major problem, and it’s important that we bring the families and those suffering out of the shadows and let them know there is hope.’
The new exhibit up at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum through the month, Abstract Evocative, holds a hundred years of art history on its many surfaces.
Sunday, April 23: The North Carolina new-old-folk quartet Mipso aims for an archaic string band sound with a matching set of timeless Americana personae, intending to betray little if any evidence of the modern world within the musical and thematic confines of their songs. They really miss the mark, and in a wonderful variety of ways.
Saturday, April 22: Bridget Kearney, bassist of the wildly popular Massachusetts band Lake Street Dive, is celebrating the release of her new solo record, Won’t Let You Down, the first on which the conservatory-trained instrumentalist steps forward as the featured vocalist.
Saturday, April 15: April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and Jazzstock is celebrating with a concert “The Moment of Now: A Night of Improvised Music!” at the Senate Garage in Kingston, featuring saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Joe Lovano.
Thursday, April 20: Nobody could invent a character quite like Kinky Friedman, the stogie-waving, black-hat-wearing self-proclaimed Texas Jewboy singer, storyteller, tequila purveyor, animal rescuer, sometime political candidate and full-time iconoclast.
“We’re aware of other ways of being than this capitalist madness. I barely ever sell my art because it makes me crazy. Art should be for everyone, not only a pasttime of the wealthy.”