(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson’s own Tommy Stinson, a co-founder of the legendary post-punk outfit the Replacements and a touring member of Guns n’ Roses, inaugurates “Friday Night Is Killing Me,” a series of events he will host featuring surprise musical guests at Club Helsinki Hudson on Wednesday, November 25, at 8pm.
The shows will be filmed to capture the spontaneous magic that happens when Stinson, a cult indie-rock figure in his own right as a rock singer-songwriter, as well as a sometime member of Soul Asylum, meshes his personality and considerable musical chops on bass, guitar, and vocals with an ever-changing lineup of musical friends and collaborators. The shows will have an informal feel and will emphasize plenty of musical and verbal give-and-take between Stinson and company.
This first episode in the series will also include an onstage art installation by Hudson’s own Reggie Madison, a friend of Stinson and Helsinki’s, who creates his work in his studio right next door to the nightclub, celebrating its roots as a small tea shop in Great Barrington, Mass., this season on its 20th anniversary.
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.
Club Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia St.