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Innovative Folk Duo Brown Bird to Play Helsinki

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) – There are two approaches in the contemporary neo-folk revival. Many of the most commercially successful bands hearken to the breezy, anthemic, deracinated pop-folk of original white-bread folk-revival groups like the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio and Peter, Paul and Mary. Others look to the same folk roots but come up with innovative…

Indie Folk-Rock Duo David Wax Museum to Play Colonial

David Wax Museum

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The David Wax Museum brings its rootsy fusion of folk, rock, Mexican and musical curiosity to the Colonial Theatre on Friday, January 4, 2013, at 8pm. A duo, the group features singer-guitarist David Wax, who primarily plays the jarana, a Mexican instrument similar to a guitar, and fiddler-vocalist Suz Slezak, who also…

(Music Review) Natalia Zukerman’s ‘Gypsies & Clowns’

Natalia Zukerman Gypsies and Clowns

Natalia Zukerman has always combined the pop songcraft of Shawn Colvin, the rootsy, organic yearning of Lucinda Williams, and the fierce, funky determination of Ani DiFranco, and given these elements a unique twist with her unmistakably personal and intimate voice. Never has all this been heard to better effect than on her new, two-disc live…

(Concert Review) Matisyahu at Club Helsinki Hudson, 12.17.12

MATISYAHU at Club Helsinki by Seth Rogovoy

CLUB HELSINKI HUDSON Matisyahu Monday, December 17, 2012 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Expectations were somewhat low going into Matisyahu’s “Acoustic Evening with…” performance at Club Helsinki Hudson on Monday night. Was this to be yet another case of a formerly lively performer now forced by a combination of the harsh…

Holiday Music and Dance Parties at Helsinki Hudson

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Club Helsinki Hudson kicks off the long leadup to Christmas beginning on Friday, December 21, at 9pm, with Everett Bradley’s Holidelic, a Christmas-infused funk show, followed the next night (Saturday, December 22 at 8pm) by Mistletoe Martinis with Musty, a Christmas cabaret featuring Musty Chiffon, her frisky elves, a bevy of voluptuous…

Darlingside and Heather Maloney to Play Williams, Dream Away

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(WILLIAMSTOWN and BECKET, Mass.) – Indie folk-rock group Darlingside and singer-songwriter Heather Maloney bring their “Extreme Folk” tour to the Log at Williams College on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at 7:30pm, and to Dream Away Lodge in Becket on Thursday, December 6, at 8:30 pm. Darlingside just released its debut full-length album, Pilot Machines. Maloney…

(Concert Review) Felice Brothers at Helsinki Hudson, 11.24.12

James and Ian Felice (photo Seth Rogovoy)

  CLUB HELSINKI HUDSON Felice Brothers with Hunger Mountain Boys Saturday, November 24, 2012 Review by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – It’s too bad the Felice Brothers have been hyped to the heavens as the second coming of The Band or more, because that’s an impossible comparison to live up to. It’s not fair to…

Graham Parker Reunites the Rumour, Performs at the Bardavon on Sunday

Graham Parker and the Rumour

(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) – New wave/pub-rock legend Graham Parker has reunited his original band, the Rumour, and performs with all six original members on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at 7pm at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  When Parker first hit the scene in the late 1970s, he was touted as a peer of Elvis…

Retro-Rocker Eilen Jewell to Perform at Club Helsinki Hudson

Eilen Jewell (by Mark Jacobs)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Eilen Jewell, self-styled “queen of the minor key,” brings her blend of noirish rockabilly, surf-tinged country, retro-rock and jazzy folk to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at 8pm. It is the battered cassette jammed in the tape deck of the getaway car, the music Ida Lupino cues up on…