Friday, Sept. 21: She’s something like the female equivalent of Tom Waits: an unapologetically idiosyncratic songwriter and record-maker who, like Tom, can appear as a deep roots torchbearer or as a mad pop avant-gardist.
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Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 22-23: Get an eyeful (and earful) of how the arts community is turning this city around.
Saturday, Sept. 22: He’s a mainstay in the New York City New Music scene, a founding member of the hip string quartet Brooklyn Rider and a longtime member of the Silk Road Ensemble, founded by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Friday, Sept. 28: The band preaches a vision of something like collectivism without a trace of prescriptive hippie ideology.
Few people have combined crunch and sweetness is a more agreeable way than Evan Dando, who performs at the Old Dutch Church on Saturday, October 6 at 9:30 p.m. Also, on Saturday, the Comedy Resistance presents the legendary comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo in performance in the huge back room at BSP at 323 Wall Street
Sunday, Sept. 23: This event is free for people of color. General admission costs $10.79. It’s explicitly billed as a measure of reparation. Why reparations? The event promoters quote Ta-Nehisi Coates: “Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.”
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 14-16: One of the region’s most substantial, current and challenging music and art festivals, SoundScape’s promoters reveal themselves as fearless, ambitious and undaunted by logistics and coordination. Consider, for example, one of the centerpieces of this year’s weekend: an orchestral piece composed by Stephen O’Malley of the ambient sludge-rock band Sunn O))) performed by Bard College’s 76-piece The Orchestra Now on Friday night.
What was once the Dunn Builders’ Supply Corporation is now a theater, film and television soundstage.
It’s a rare occasion when a fine musician who has been on the local scene for more than 40 years steps out with an amazing new first recording. Such will be the case when Tim Kapeluck, a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, fiddle and mandolin and sings with as sweet a voice as can be heard, takes the stage for his CD-release concert at 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 9 at Colony, located at 22 Rock City Road in Woodstock.
Saturday-Monday, September 1-3: A rite of summer for artisans and their avid community, the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair returns to the Ulster County Fairgrounds with rows of one-of-a-kind, handmade art and crafts with live craft demonstrations.