HudsonValleyWeekend, April 16-20, 2014

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, April 16-20, 2014

Dance Installation to Inaugurate 2014 Season at Basilica Hudson

Pianist Pedja Muzijevic to Perform Works by Haydn, Liszt, Chopin and Cage at Williams College

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HudsonValleyWeekend, April 16-20, 2014

William Bond Walker, City 1953

SPOTTISWOODE & HIS ENEMIES to CELEBRATE NEW ‘ANGLICANA’ RELEASE at HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – New York City-based indie-rock group Spottiswoode & His Enemies, led by Englishman Jonathan Spottiswoode, will celebrate the release of its brand-new recording, English Dream, at Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, April 19, at 9pm. With his deep, gravelly voice, his…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, April 16-20, 2014

Spottiswoode & His Enemies Dream Hi Res

FOLK-ROCK ROYALTY BEN TAYLOR COMING to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Fresh from a tour of Northern Europe and the United Kingdom, folk-rock singer-songwriter Ben Taylor will perform at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, April 18, at 9pm. Taylor, a longtime favorite of Helsinki audiences dating back to the club’s origins in Great Barrington, Mass.,…

Dance Installation to Inaugurate 2014 Season at Basilica Hudson

Jonah Bokaer's Eclipse

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – A collaboration between world-renowned choreographer Jonah Bokaer and visual artist Anthony McCall, kicks off the 2014 performance season at Basilica Hudson on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, 2014, at 7:30pm. Eclipse is a multidisciplinary performance that integrates choreography, light, visual design, and an audio-visual time score to arrive at altered…

Folk-Rock Royalty Ben Taylor Coming to Helsinki Hudson

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Fresh from a tour of Northern Europe and the United Kingdom, folk-rock singer-songwriter Ben Taylor will perform at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, April 18, at 9pm. Taylor, a longtime favorite of Helsinki audiences dating back to the club’s origins in Great Barrington, Mass., is touring with a new batch of songs,…

Indie-Rockers Spottiswoode & His Enemies to Celebrate New Release at Helsinki Hudson

Spottiswoode & His Enemies Dream Hi Res

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – New York City-based indie-rock group Spottiswoode & His Enemies, led by Englishman Jonathan Spottiswoode, will celebrate the release of its brand-new recording, English Dream, at Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 9pm. With his deep, gravelly voice, his quirky, acerbic songwriting, and his eclectic musical palette, Spottiswoode should appeal…

Exhibit Features Painters Influenced by the New York School

William Bond Walker, City 1953

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Works by three artists who painted during the Abstract Expressionist movement in New York City in the 1960s — Lionel Gilbert, Judith Lindbloom, and William Bond Walker — will be shown in Under the Influence (of the New York School) at Carrie Haddad Gallery on Warren Street from Saturday, April 19, 2014,…

Nicholas Moulton Named Head Chef at Mezze Bistro + Bar

Mezze food Apr 2014

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Chef Nicholas Moulton has been named head chef at Mezze Bistro + Bar, where he will lead the kitchen and design and execute the seasonal menu. An alumnus of Mezze, Moulton worked for four years as sous chef from early 2009 through 2012. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in…

Fracking Topic of Earth Day Event at Sandisfield Arts Center

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(SANDISFIELD, Mass.) – Bruce Winn, of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team, and Rose Wessel, representing the Massachusetts grassroots organization No Fracked Gas, will review the proposed expansion of gas pipelines in Massachusetts in a special “Earth Day” event at the Sandisfield Arts Center on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 1p.m. The presentations will educate participants…

(Concert Review) Banda Magda, MASS MoCA, 4.12.14

Banda Magda (photo Sabina Curti)

  Banda Magda Club B-10 MASS MoCA North Adams, Mass. Saturday, April 12, 2014 Review by Seth Rogovoy Photography by Sabina Curti (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Athens-born accordionist, vocalist and musical polymath Magda Giannikou brought her cosmopolitan world-pop group Banda Magda to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday night, lending the cozy North Adams…

(Concert Review) The Budos Band, Club Helsinki Hudson, 4.11.14

The Budos Band (photo Sabina Curt

  The Budos Band Club Helsinki Hudson Hudson, N.Y. Friday, April 11, 2014 Review by Seth Rogovoy Photography by Sabina Curti (HUDSON, N.Y.) – On paper, what the Budos Band is going for is quite promising – an instrumental fusion of funk, Ethiopian grooves and Black Sabbath-style heavy metal. And in concert at Club Helsinki…

(Concert Review) Eviyan, Hudson Opera House, 4.5.14

Eviyan (photo Standa Merhou)

Eviyan Hudson Opera House Hudson, N.Y. Saturday, April 5, 2014 Review by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – With only three members, avant-folk trio Eviyan is an Atlas of an ensemble, holding much of the globe and musical history on its shoulders, and seemingly tossing it around with ease, virtuosity, passion and humor, as was the…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, April 11-13, 2014

Budos Band

BUDOS BAND to BRING ‘70S RETRO-FUNK to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Staten Island-based retro-funk outfit the Budos Band lays down its classic, horn-inflected grooves at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, April 11, at 9pm. The group’s self-styled “Staten Island instrumental Afro-soul” reminds listeners of the classic 1970s funk of Isaac Hayes and Average White…

New Gallery Exhibit Examines Creative Process

Malin Abrahamsson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – New gallery Concepto Hudson (741 Warren St.) takes a bow with its inaugural exhibition, Meditation, which introduces six gallery artists – Malin Abrahamsson, Daniel Derwelis, Juan Hinojosa, Kiyoshi Ike, Dallas Owens and Zach Seeger. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 5 to 7pm, for the exhibition,…

Tough Day Tubing Brings Musical Experiments to Spotty Dog

Tough Day Tubing

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Tough Day Tubing, a collaboration among avant-garde music legends Al Margolis (if, Bwana), Crank Sturgeon, Walter Wright, and Steve Norton, will perform an evening of improvised music at the Spotty Dog on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 8pm. Since the 1980s, Al Margolis has earned himself an international reputation as an impresario…