"The 1980's" the rise and fall of live music in the Hudson Valley. By Michael Raab.
Featuring rare video by Pressure Point, Big Edsel, The Hellcats, Northern Star, The Past-Tells, Will Hoppey, Take Five, Jason "Malletman" Taylor, Sundance, Lenny Frank, Bill Perry, Rosetta Stone, Rich Wilson, Drezdon Blacque, The Go, Big Feachers, Crazy Joe Renda, Sabre and the "Christmas In Poughkeepsie" video.
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Of all the things the original Woodstock festival was—a counterculture communal, peaceful demonstration, mud-soaked music nirvana—it lacked one subtle, somewhat ironic element—it wasn’t in Woodstock. Neither, too, were subsequent anniversary festivals.
Now, exactly 50 years after the iconic “Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”—which was staged in nearby Bethel, New York—there was finally a titular Woodstock festival, featuring more than 100 musical artists such as Jennifer Maidman, Justin Love and Lindsey Webster, all performing only for the opportunity to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime event.
"Rock Out the Dope", The Opioid Prevention and Awareness Music Festival, will be held on August 9-11th at the Blackthourne Resort located in East Durham, NY.
This family friendly event will feature over 100 acts at 13 stages during the 3 day event. A wide variety of live music will be featured at the fest including Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, Jazz, Metal, Bluegrass, Celtic and more. The event will also feature over 20 artists booth and misc vendors, multiple food trucks , beer and wine gardens, martini bar, kid zone, family games, campfire jams, drum circles, fireworks and many other activities.
The event will also have multiple tent areas to counsel individuals who are experiencing problems with opioids either indirectly or individually. There will also be designated areas that include photo displays in memory of individuals who have died from opioid overdoses. The event will also be giving away free doses of Narcan (naloxone) which is an opioid antagonist used for the complete or partial reversal of an opioid overdose. Many acts will perform songs that they have written about the opioid crisis.
The festival is presented by the Songwriters Showcases of America and River Valley Productions. Ticket prices for the festival are: One Day Pass $10, Two Day Pass $15, Three Day Pass $25. (Add $5 to each pass day of fest.) Camping and Hotel Rooms at the resort are sold separately. For advanced discounted tickets and more info go to www.RockOutTheDope.com
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A friend of mine took me to a photography exhibit, Saturday, at Collective Gallery in Woodstock, which, apparently, I think, is part of D-Day Studios, but, in any event, it’s located at 60 Tinker Street. The photographer, Allan Tannenbaum, was the photo editor at The Soho Weekly News, a Village Voice alternative that published for about ten years in the 70s and early 80s, and, as such, Allan was in a position to photograph anyone who was anyone, in 1970s New York. From The Beatles and Stones to Barack and Bob Marley, Allan’s photographed them all! No one and not much escaped Allan’s lens, and I highly recommend the exhibition at Collective, which runs thru the end of June, and is called, “Punk Rock”! Featured are iconic shots of The Clash, Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Bowie, John and Yoko, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry of Blondie, and more, many of which have never been seen before, or, at least, I’ve never seen them before! There’s so many great pics, but, I think my favorite might be one of The Clash at the baggage claim in Kennedy Airport, all smoking cigarettes in the terminal while they wait for their gear! A period piece, indeed! Anyway, if you’re interested in this type of stuff, you’ve got 2 more weeks to get down there to grok these fine photographs of Rock n Roll icons at the height of their powers. And don’t forget to visit Allan’s website and also run a Google search on him and check out his other work. He’s got books and photos all over the internet and they’re all for sale. www.sohoblues.com
After you take in the Punk Rock exhibition, you might want to stop next door at 54 Tinker Street for a visit to Mike DuBois’ HappyLife Productions. Mike is one of the preeminent psychedelic artists in the country, if not the world, and, as such, has created posters, shirts, and many other items for The Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Levon Helm, Hot Tuna, and many other bands who wanted the best! The shop is filled with all sorts of cool stuff, and between Mike and Allan, you’re sure to see something you want to take home with you!
Fred Perry is a founding member of Alt-Country supergroup, The Brooklyn Cowboys, is from a 3rd generation musical family and lives in the Hudson Valley, where he does what he can to promote live music.