It’s Beatlemania Again in Honor of John Lennon’s Birthday

September 29th, 2010, 10:01 am by Greg

Blame it on the ever-nostalgic baby-boomers if you like, but after all these many years later, the Beatles are still in big demand.

You hear their music everywhere, and that’s just going to ratchet up a notch or two (or three) in the coming week and a half, as the calendar closes in on the 70th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon on Saturday, October 9.

In honor of the anniversary, the Beatles’ evergreen music is once again permeating every facet of pop culture.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the Beatles/Lennon related events that are slated here in Nippertown:

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Festival Fever: Springfest, 5/2

April 30th, 2010, 12:31 pm by Greg

The fine folks who present the annual Rosendale Street Festival in Rosendale are hosting Springfest – a fundraising mini-festival and pig roast – at Keegan Ales in Kingston on Sunday.

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Real Good for Free: Rosendale Street Festival, 7/18-19

July 17th, 2009, 8:42 am by Greg

One street.
Two days.
Five stages.
74 bands.

It’s the kind of thing that makes LarkFest look like amateur hour.

That’s right, this weekend’s Rosendale Street Festival is a free outdoor musical extravaganza of mindboggling proportions. It takes place beginning at 12noon on Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19 along Main St. in Rosendale, which is located between Kingston and New Paltz.

There are simply waaaay too many really fine bands and musicians on tap to go into much detail, but a few that look to be highlights are Deni Bonet (recently booted off of the opening act slot on Grace Potter & the Nocturnals’ Alive @ 5 concert), Ian Lloyd (the singer with Stories, who scored the No. 1 hit “Brother Louie” back in 1973), swirling world-beatsters Futu Futu and guitar wizard Joey Eppard.

CANAL STAGE: Chris Walsh (at 12noon), Tony Curato (1pm), John & Cathy Granata (2pm), Vickie Russell (3pm), Peggy Atwood (4pm), Jude Roberts & Lily McCabe (5pm), Ellie Wininger (6pm), the Jesse Janes (7pm)
CAFE STAGE: Jeff Entin & Blob Blum (12noon), Mark Brown & Uncle Buckle (1pm), Family Corner (2pm), Bobbie Kennedy (3pm), Jim Barber & the Magnetics (4pm), Erin Hobson Compact (5pm), the Rhodes (6pm), HotRod (7pm)
CREEKSIDE STAGE: Defenders (12noon), Lachman & Fox (1pm), Yarrow (2pm), Spiral Up Kids (3pm), Kidz Town Rock (4pm) Alpha Male Gorillas (5pm), Earthbound (6pm), Dakota (7pm)
FIREHOUSE STAGE: Naked (12noon), Peter Morrison (1pm), Uncle Funk (2pm), Rented Mule (3pm), Virginia Wolves (4pm), Fractured Soul (5pm), Ross Rice Porch Band (6pm), Mr. Rusty (7pm)
MOUNTAIN STAGE: Buddha Heroes (12noon), the Brian Kaplan Band (1pm), Frankenstein Dog (2pm), Ian Lloyd (3pm), the Big Shoe (4pm), Tiger Piss (5pm), Pitchfork Militia (6pm), Big Sister (7pm), Deni Bonet (8pm)

CANAL STAGE: Uncle Rock (12noon), Dog on Fleas (1pm), Fuzzy Lollipops (2pm), Grenadilla (3pm), Ratboy Jr. (4pm), Fre Atlast & the Community Drum Ensemble (5pm)
CAFE STAGE: Cleoma’s Ghost (12noon), Verdes (1pm), the Saints of Swing (2pm), Bill Bannan (3pm), Shortyking’s Clubhouse (4pm), Soul Purpose (5pm)
CREEKSIDE STAGE: The Big River Band (12noon), the Acoustic Medicine Show (1pm), Ramblin Jug Stompers (2pm), Gypsy Jazz King (3pm), Hillbilly Drifters (4pm), Shoe String Band (5pm)
FIREHOUSE STAGE: Bouva (12noon), David Kraai (1pm), Kurt Henry (2pm), the Trapps (3pm), Empire Road (4pm), Joey Eppard (5pm)
MOUNTAIN STAGE: Ducthess of Funk (12noon), Frankie & His Fingers (1pm), Kari Spieler (2pm), John Schrader (3pm), Futu Futu (4pm), the Big Heavy (5pm), Voodelic (6pm)

Real Good For Free: The Crossings in Colonie (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Rensselaer Riverfront Park (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Schenenectady County SummerNight (7/17)
Real Good for Free: Kids’ shows in Troy (Wednesdays at noon)
Real Good for Free: Valatie’s Glynn Square (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Brunswick Community Center (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Thurman (Mondays)
Real Good for Free: Sharon Springs (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Rock-It in Schenectady (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: Bethlehem Public Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: East Greenbush Comm. Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Stony Creek Town Park (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: RiverLink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays)
Real Good For Free: Halfmoon (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Sand Lake Summer Fest (Fri-Sun, July 10-12)
Real Good For Free: Chestertown (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Bolton Landing (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Greenport Park, Hudson (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: The Sounds of Salem (Saturday mornings)
Real Good For Free: AHMF @ Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Latin Fest @ Washington Park (Sat. Aug. 29)
Real Good for Free: The Clark @ Williamstown (Tuedays)
Real Good For Free: Skidmore Jazz (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Schenectady Central Park (Sunday afternoons)
Real Good For Free: Clifton Park (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Public Library (Third Fridays)
Real Good for Free: At The Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Skidmore’s Tang Museum (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: Rockin’ on the River, Troy (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Pearl Street Live (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Freedom Park, Scotia (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Jazz on Jay (Thursdays at noon)
Real Good For Free: Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Schodack (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Canajoharie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Guilderland (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Alive @ 5 (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Powers Park (Saturdays)

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