NAME: Jude Moran
BAND AFFILIATION: Adela & Jude
INSTRUMENT: Drum set with feet, Guitar, Guitarro, Banjo, Mando, Tenor with hands. I strum instruments and drum with my feet; kick and snare are all the drums you need.
1. THE FIRST ALBUM THAT I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Oh God, my big sister had awesome taste in music, so most of what I got were her records, and I didn’t buy many. Then at 17 years old, I got a job in a record store, where I got fired for drinking too much Nyquil when I had a cold. I think it may have been Cream – Heavy Cream – the all white one. I was a hard rock drummer back then…
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.
The more time I spend with the Catbirds, both individually and collectively, the more deeply I fall under their spell. The sound they make drives twenty-something girls into feats of athletic frenzy, and their boyfriends to dive head-first toward the stage. It roars in with all the gentleness of a hurricane, loud and slamming and savage. You might mistakenly think people who play that blaring, thunderous rock and roll music all night are somehow brutes, at least a little brusque, if not totally downright beastly – you couldn’t be more wrong. These are four of the most sensitive, vulnerable spirits – with curious eyes wide open to the world – that you’ll ever meet in the time-space continuum.
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.
The Felice Brothers are slated to perform at The Old Dutch Church in New Paltz on Friday
Featuring 40 musical acts, the third annual O+ Festival of Art, Music + Wellness is taking place this weekend at a number of locations throughout Kingston. It’s a unique festival, wherein artists barter their contributions directly for medical, dental and other wellness services from art-loving health care providers.
NAME: Amy Poux
BAND AFFILIATION: Living with Elephants
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Joe Jackson’s “Look Sharp!”
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Holly Near
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a piano
4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Cowgirl in the Sand”
5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … a Pat Benatar cover band
Singer-songwriter-keyboardist Amy Poux and her bandmates in Living With Elephants – drummer Chris Andersen and bassist Rob Norris (the Bongos, Tullula!) – will be joined by guitarist David Malachowski, cellist Peter Sachon and vocalist Kate Hover as they celebrate the CD release of their self-titled debut at the BSP Lounge in Kingston at 8pm on Saturday (July 14). Tix are $10.
Sean Rowe – Nippertown’s soulful baritone singer-songwriter – announced that his upcoming album, “The Salesman and the Shark,” is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, August 28 on Anti- Records. It will be available as digital download, CD and vinyl. The new album is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed full-length debut, “Magic,” which was originally released in 2009 on Collar City Records and then re-released on Anti- last year.
Special guests on the album include members of Nippertown’s own Railbird, as well as Marketa Irglova of the Swell Season.
Rowe and producer Woody Jackson recorded “The Salesman and the Shark” live in the studio at the historic Vox Recording Studios in Los Angeles on the same mixing board used to make such timeless classics such as the Rolling Stones’ “Exile On Main Street,” T-Rex’s “Electric Warrior” and the Beach Boys’ “Smile.”