A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a glam-rock legend; a downtown artist doing spoken word; a Jewish-jazz fusion concert; and a rising young comedian.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Mott the Hoople lead singer and songwriter Ian Hunter brings his current group, the Rant Band, to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, September 30, at 9pm. As leader of 1970s British rock legends Mott the Hoople and a hugely influential solo artist, Hunter is widely revered as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most compelling and influential performers, as well as one of its most articulate songwriters.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Multidisciplinary artist Jack Walls will deliver a multimedia spoken word performance at the Second Ward Foundation on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, at 7pm both nights. The writer’s internal dialogue concerning his past, the now, and the future, will be laid bare in surreal flights of poetic thought through questions presented to Walls in audio by Lizzi Bougatsos during an evening of experimental theater, with excerpted reading from “The Ebony Prick of the White Rose’s Thorn.” The free program is directed by James Rasin.
(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – Clarinetist Paul Green leads his Jewish-jazz fusion band, Two Worlds, with special guest vocalist Sarah Aroeste, one of the world’s premiere Ladino vocalists, in a concert exploring links among klezmer, jazz, and Sephardic music, as part of the Music & More Series at the Historic Meeting House on Saturday, October 1, at 4:30pm. The members of Green’s band include famed guitarist Michael Musillami, keyboardist Joe Rose, drummer Bill Chapman, and bassist Dan Broad.
(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – New York City-based stand-up comedian Tim Dillon brings his uniquely skewed view of the world to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, October 1, at 8pm, as part of the ongoing High Mud Comedy Fest. Pittsfield’s own Ryan Shea will warm up the crowd for Dillon.