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.
Kingston continues to inspire me with the constant ways the old and new intersect. From Rough Draft’s opening Uptown to the continued mindful expansion of the waterfront to the influx of friendly faces from yesterday coming back around for the holidays — plus some people deciding to move back and stay when they see Kingston’s rebirth — this is a time of excitement and potential.
A local favorite makes the roster.
Basilica Soundscape, the music, arts and literature fest in nearby Hudson, is one of the dopest and most sharply curated annual occurrences you’re going to find on American soil.
Dear God, I really wish Michelle Obama, Jamie Clayton or John Leguizamo was president right now. As we reel from
Friday, July 28 you can see the affable and enduring rocker at The Anchor alongside local sea-chanty folk punkers Casting Ships for one of the best shows of the summer. For just $5 you are going to have a night to remember.
One band that never forgets to try and unite people around a good time and across backgrounds is the hard-rock group Hellyeah.
PUGG Gallery on Broadway may be moderately sized but the space is currently holding some very big ideas within its walls. The Life of Moa, a temporary solo show by Adrielle Farr, an artist with Kingston roots, is a multi-media repurposing of myth and imagination with the aim of turning thoughts on the current state of the world into a more immersive and positive experience.
Friday, June 16 brings one of the best actual buzz bands around to BSP Kingston. Quality and popularity are not always concurrent, but Nothing, from Philadelphia, is the real deal.
Worth putting on your radar: Butchers Blind and The Sweet Clementines June 10 at The Anchor.