BULLY BRINGS ORIGINAL POP-PUNK SOUNDS to HELSINKI HUDSON
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Bully, the Nashville-based rock quartet that is the brainchild of Alicia Bognanno and is already earning comparisons to 1990s pop-punk bands like Hole, the Breeders, and Veruca Salt, brings its melodic hardcore confessionals to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, January 8, at 9pm. As lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer and engineer of her band’s debut album, “Feels Like” (StarTime/Columbia) – which just garnered a 3½-star review from Rolling Stone Magazine — Minnesota native Alicia Bognanno is a multiple threat. Bognanno’s visceral approach to songwriting trades in steely observations, raw-nerve confessions, and intense anger directed almost exclusively at herself, although a few bystanders and bad exes might get caught in the crossfire. It’s no wonder Bognanno is being touted as her generation’s answer to Courtney Love and Liz Phair. Bognanno is her own bully.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) Authors Mimi Lipson, Andrew Amelinckx, and Samantha Hunt will read from their works at Spotty Dog Books and Ale as part of the Volume Reading & Music Series on Saturday, January 9, at 7pm. The Volume Reading & Music Series featuring prose, poetry and ending with a short DJ set is hosted by Dani Grammerstorf French and Hallie Goodman, and takes place every second Saturday at Spotty Dog.
(LAKEVILLE, Conn.) – The Michael Musillami Trio with Special Guests performs at the Hotchkiss School on Friday, January 8, at 7pm in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. Veteran jazz guitarist and composer Michael Musillami and his flagship trio, featuring bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, will perform music from their new Playscape Recordings album, “Zephyr,” released last October 6. The trio will be joined by pianist Peter Madsen, tenor saxophonist and 2016 Grammy nominee Jimmy Greene, alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon & soprano saxophonist, Jason Rigby.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – An innovative group show of Photography, featuring new work by Kahn & Selesnick, Birgit Blyth, Gail Peachin, Stephanie Blumenthal, David Halliday and Joseph Maresca, will be exhibited alongside prints by Robert Hite, Eric Lindbloom, Jeri Eisenberg, Newbold Bohemia, and Lisa Frank, is on view at Carrie Haddad Gallery through Sunday, February 3.