Saturday, May 26: Springfest this year will conceptually revolve around Ron English’s Rabbbits in Delusionville rock opera and artwork. Curated by English, the three-stage, noon-to-close show boasts an impressive list of performers, including the incendiary folk/rocker Michelle Shocked, legendary jam band (and Soulive antecedent) Moon Boot Lover, local star Decora, former We Must Be songwriter Christine Dominguez and many more.
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I’ve skimmed through the white-walled halls of the School, Jack Shainman’s gleaming 30,000-foot exhibition space in what used to be Kinderhook’s high school, gawking as I go at a number of works by Radcliffe Bailey. Incorporating found objects, photos, paint and metal, his pieces explore multiple African-American themes, such as ancestry, migration, the Middle Passage and other elements of collective memory.
Saturday-Monday, May 26-28: The ukulele – once the pop-culture musical quarry of Don Ho and Tiny Tim, pretty much exclusively – has enjoyed a run of popularity in recent years that has reached the status of a genuine renaissance.
Sunday, May 27: This year’s concert is hosted by Happy Traum and will feature a fine contingent of celebrants including Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams; John Sebastian; Cindy Cashdollar; Scott Sherrard; Mike + Ruthy; Bill Sims; Rod MacDonald and Jay Collins. Backing them up is the always stellar house band featuring Connor Kennedy, Will Bryant, Lee Falco and Brandon Morrison.
Friday, June 8: Whatever you can say about Roger, the cat has always brought it. He loves theater, spectacle and acting, and he has been an ardent defender of the Who’s legacy in a way that Mr. Townshend, perhaps, has not. Tommy is important music.
July 22: The music continues to be the rarest example of an achievement equally revered by the general public and by the avant-garde.
Some of the chemicals used in marking art for decades aren’t good for your health.
Saturday, May 19: New Folk trailblazers, massive hitmakers and ardent social activists, the Indigo Girls are synonymous with the lighter side of ’90s music – which is to say pretty darn dark themselves, but leavened with a fine sense of close harmony and with songs that sport at least glimmers of hope and redemption.
Saturday, May 19: A reggae touring and studio powerhouse
Saturday, May 19: This free celebration brings together numerous drum groups: Spirit of the Mountain, the band of the Tainos, Maxwell Kofi Donkor and friends. Bring a chair.