Welcome to another addition of Kingston After Dark. Hopefully by now you have managed to digest, and perhaps even excrete,
The big show I want to plug this week in none other than rising Rochester act Mikaela Davis, who comes to BSP Kingston Wednesday, Nov. 27. Her Rounder Records album Delivery was produced by Grammy winner John Congleton (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) and features a wide array of influences. I really enjoyed the title track video on YouTube, an evocative black-and-white performance video that reminded me of a weird shared space between Norah Jones piano jazz, sentimental indie rock and personal revelation.
If you’re looking for compelling and rapturous soulful next-level indie releases created in the Hudson Valley, then you will be completely missing out on one of the most powerful records of 2019 if you sleep on the lush, jazz-infused chamber-pop poetry of Luis Mojica’s yearningly bold new album, How A Stranger Is Made. A boring run-of-the-mill collection of clichés this record is most definitely not.
Tubby’s in Kingston (586 Broadway) regularly hosts acclaimed and interesting music, from well-known names like Thalia Zedek to Oneida to up-and-coming regional acts like Hen In The Foxhouse or Silverdome. This Saturday, Nov. 2 will find the venue hosting a special regional welcome-back show of sorts for psych-folk artist and consistent anti-violence activist Globelamp.
Thoughts on The Joker, Liz Phair at Utopia Soundstage in Woodstock, and Nikki Belfiglio of Bodega stops in this week to hype the popular band’s appearance at this year’s inaugural O-Positive festival this weekend.
One of the most exciting aspects about Kingston’s annual O+ Festival, soon to be celebrating a tenth year October 11 through 13, is the interplay among visual arts, sound and personal experience.
How do we form our relationships to art, sound or the self? Is it all pre-conditioning or situational or does some part of it essentially come from some Platonic realm of forms or a divine spark we channel while in this mortal coil? It is a fascinating subject, a mansion-sized conversation with many rooms and theories to wander through. The answer can also be different for each individual, I’d wager.
Keegan Ales on a Thursday night is somewhat of a Kingston tradition at this point for anyone who has lived
Good morning, pals. I hope you all had a semi-splendid week. I am chugging coffee and listening to The Ramones and it is not even 9 a.m., so I’d say the week is off to a rock ’n’ roll start.
Peacebomb The Duo are opening for Altin Gün at The Anchor (744-746 Broadway) this Friday, July 26. 9:30 sharp is kickoff time. The show is presented by BSP. They are a reminder of the great scene we have always had here which has reflected the colorful musical variety of local interests. These are renaissance men who have schooled themselves in a wide array of musical culture, as we all should. When I grew up it was cool to learn about funk and try to play it, to care about jazz, to not be dismissive of learning things from other cultures. It actually makes you cooler.