Featuring more than 40 musical acts, the fourth annual O+ Festival was held earlier this month over the course of three days at a number of different locations throughout Kingston. That’s O+, as in “O positive,” the blood type. It’s a unique festival of art, music and wellness, wherein artists barter their visual or musical talents directly for medical, dental and other health services from art-loving health care providers.
And the idea is catching on. Building on the success in Kingston, the O+ Festival will set up shop in San Francisco next month…
Featuring more than 40 musical acts, the fourth annual O+ Festival will be taking place this weekend at a number of different locations throughout Kingston. It’s a unique festival of art, music and wellness, wherein artists barter their contributions directly for medical, dental and other health services from art-loving health care providers.
This year, expect to see Kingston transformed by the internationally–known street artist Gaia. Renowned performance artist Linda Montano will be returning again this year along with artist/activist LMNOPi, Kris Perry’s Machines and the Deep Listening Institute, all new to the O+ roster. There will also be two screenings of the documentary “Dear Governor Cuomo,” filmed last year in Albany at the big anti-fracking rally and benefit concert at The Egg.
(from left) Sue Terry, Ingrid Jensen and Claire Daly
The tenth annualWall Street Jazz Festival is this weekend, and, no, you don’t have to travel all the way down to Manhattan’s financial district. No, we’re talking about Wall Street in Kingston.
The fest comes in two parts:
On Friday (August 30), it kicks off at 8pm with “The Art of the Duo: Dual Pianos” concert at the Old Dutch Church, featuring Dena Derose, Francesca Tanksley, Nina Sheldon and Peggy Stern. Admission is $15.
Then on Saturday (August 31), the jazz moves outdoors for an evening of FREE music to the corner of Wall and North Front streets. Here’s Saturday’s performance schedule:
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.