Photographs and videos by Timothy Reidy
Review and photographs by Kirsten Ferguson. See more of Kirsten’s photos from this show here.
On May 17, the Feelies return to the area for a much-anticipated show at Club Helsinki in Hudson – their first local appearance since their Helsinki gig last spring. But members of the cult-status band did play locally back in January, when they brought a rare “It Came from New Jersey” triple-bill of side guises and projects (previously unseen outside of Hoboken) to Kingston’s stylish BSP Lounge.
Wild Carnation, a somewhat sporadic, 21-year-old band featuring Feelies bassist Brenda Sauter and her husband, guitarist Richard Barnes, opened with a pastoral set of strummy indie-pop ditties about the Brooklyn Dodgers (“Dodger Blue”), getting lost in Germany (“The Road to Bielefeld”) and summer nostalgia (“Let’s Pretend It’s Summer”), with Sauter sounding a touch Moe-Tucker on the vocal lead.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Jimmy Goodman and his band A Viberatto are gearing up for a release party in honor of their sophomore album of all-original instrumentals, “A Viberatto B” (on King of Beasts Records). The celebration is slated to take place on Thursday evening (November 28) at BSP Lounge in Kingston.
The live trio performance will feature the album’s core musicians – Jimmy Goodman on vibes and piano; former Ministry keyboardist, producer/engineer Kol Marshall on bass, acoustic and electric piano and synthesizer; and multi-instrumentalist Guthrie Lord, on guitar, bass, piano, bells and “Guituthrie,” a guitar/bass hybrid of his own creation.
In 1999, Goodman opened Transporterraum NYC recording studio with Gordon Raphael, and they hit big with the debut album by the Strokes, Is This It?, with Raphael producing. That album was named “Best CD of the Decade” by NME magazine (UK) and #2 of the decade by Rolling Stone.
Goodman relocated to the Hudson Valley in 2001, opening Leopard Studio in Stone Ridge, where he has since recorded over 100 bands from around world, including several with Garth Hudson, former keyboardist for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Band.
On Thursday evening at BSP Lounge in Kingston, Emily Sprauge will open the show at 8pm, followed by A Viberatto at 9pm and Todd Nelson’s TN3 at 10pm. Admission is by donation at the door.
Video by Timothy Reidy
Home Body performing at BSP Lounge, Kingston on Wednesday, September 13…
Review and photographs by Timothy Reidy
First off at the BSP Lounge in Kingston was the Metropolitan Hot Club, playing a tight set of jazz. The crisp four-piece was the first set of bands that bookended the show. The event encouraged costumes, and most attendees were well dressed and made up part of the fun of the evening. In the middle sections of this escapade was burlesque with three styles – the elegant Martina Markota with a swan/peacock dance, Gigi & Pop with a singing cowboy show and Dr. Lucky with a carousel pony show.