OK, we’re officially declaring today to be Timothy Reidy Day, in honor of the photographer, sports fan, Metroland columnist (read his “Ton Lokal” column in today’s issue), artist, regular Nippertown contributor and uber music fan. The tireless Mr. Reidy is always on the go around town, and throughout the day today at Nippertown.com, we’re offering a sampling of his musical marathon during the past couple of weeks…
I didn’t grow up in a very musical household. Once in a while, my father would play a jazz album by Miles Davis, and sometimes my mother would play a classical record, but otherwise, I didn’t really hear much music – except television theme songs and music from the movies. The soundtrack to ‘The Godfather’ was the first album that I bought.
Then I remember going to see the movie ‘Let It Be,’ and I became a huge Beatles fan.”
Yuka Honda and co-leader Miho Hatori bring the reunited Cibo Matto to the BSP Lounge in Kingston on Sunday to preview selections from their upcoming album, “Hotel Valentine,” slated for release on Friday, February 14 (yup, Valentine’s Day). It’s their first album in 14 years. Salt Cathedral opens the show at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
Tired of the same old bass, drums and guitar line-up?
Well, then check out Mother Falcon… In support of their new album, You Knew, the sprawling, Austin-based, 17-piece, chamber-rock collective winged its way north last month, landing at the BSP Lounge in Kingston, sharing the stage with And the Kids.
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.
Since I had such a good time the last time I went to the BSP Lounge in Kingston (read review here), I decided to give the lounge another try. This time, I chose an event featuring Sarah Fimm during her month-long Tuesday night residency.