Saturday & Sunday, Jan 5-6: Miller, the undeniably gifted frontman of the Old ’97s, joins forces with Cronin, the man who would brand New Paltz with his instantly identifiable, brash and iconic paintings.
Political theater sometimes has “that didactic tag on it that turns people off,” Amy Trompetter says. “But our vocabulary, of puppets, is simple; simple-minded in a certain way. A giant Mother Earth puppet can inspire a feeling of where we came from and be more inspiring to the truth of our existence on this earth and how we expend our energy on that path than a verbal approach.”
The owner said it had become increasingly difficult to keep the gallery going in its Saugerties location, and predicted it would resurface in another location in the not-to-distant future.
Sunday, Dec. 30: The great critic Greil Marcus once called They Might Be Giants “the opposite of rock ’n’ roll.” He didn’t mean in it a good way. Bell-curve-busting kings of nerd-pop and AV room superheroes, the band exemplifies the kind of “surface smart” and geeky, Advanced Placement cleverness that has always infuriated those who locate the genius of rock ‘n’ roll in its broad gestures, its cultural transgressions and its primitivism.
Monday, Dec. 31: How to have a hot time on a cold night in New York State’s first capital.
Monday, Dec. 31: Gratefully Yours, the heralded Dead tribute band that plays “ideal setlists” submitted by fans, will be joined in its windup to midnight by Deadgrass.
Monday, Dec. 31: Lara and her roots/rockabilly gang are just coming off a long national tour as direct support for the Brian Setzer Orchestra and should be in peak form.
Monday, Dec. 31: An acoustic ensemble with fluency in jazz, folk, cabaret and the American songbook, the Bernstein Bard trio uses the word quartet this night to denote the additional presence of the legendary Woodstock drummer Eric Parker (Steve Winwood, Joe Cocker).
Monday, Dec. 31: Looking for a sociable but alcohol-free, activity-centered way to spend New Year’s Eve? Preferably one where you can get a jump-start on your resolution to exercise more in 2019?
It’s all on view now through January 13 at the upstairs gallery located at 40 Mill Hill Road, open Thursdays through Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.