Nov
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

DOPAPOD W/ Nth Power at Bearsville Theater

  • Saturday, November 14th

Doors at 8 / Show at 9

$18

The Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Jambase, Relix, and The Boston Herald, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners. The past 4 years have individually held the weight of about 150 shows, which have included numerous festival appearances like Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage with each other has given the band the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. But, don’t be quick to think that the no holds barred experimentation is unguided. While the brush in their hand uses every color, it’s the stroke on the canvas that gives Dopapod a distinct voice in the way of crafty songwriting.

That calculated, compositional mindset and restless nature to never sit too still is what has allowed Dopapod to fully realize their fourth studio release, Never Odd Or Even. Guitarist/vocalist Rob Compa giddily tells, “We really felt that the material this time around represented a big leap forward, not just in the way we’ve been interacting as a band, but in the way our focus has become sharper in paying attention to things like melody, theme, lyrical imagery, and structure – all the elements that make a great song.”

Determined to have that maturity translate in the studio, the band enlisted friend and producer Jason “Jocko” Randall to both engineer and produce the record. Keys/vocalist Eli Winderman couldn’t be happier about how things went. “We lived at his studio for about a month for these sessions and it just clicked right away. Jocko immediately became another member of band in many ways. With his attitude and approach to the recording process, we were able to really dial in the sounds we wanted, get those perfect takes we were aiming for, and have a blast the whole way through.” Released in November of 2014, Never Odd Or Even serves as the spark that the band has ignited to launch them into and exciting 2015

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Nov
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

These Poets Frighten Me at the Kleinert/James

These Poets Frighten Me – Four Poets at the Kleinert/James @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

FREE     7 - 8:30 pm    34 Tinker St. 

CONTACT:  Golden Notebook  :  845.679.8000

ED SANDERS, ANNE WALDMAN, MICHAEL BROWNSTEIN, PETER LAMBORN WILSON
Introduced by Mikhail Horowitz

Poet, singer, environmentalist, and social activist Ed Sanders is the founder of Investigative Poetry. His many books include Poem from JailTales of Beatnik Glory and America: A History in Verse. His most recent book is A Book of Glyphs. His biography of Sharon Tate, Sharon Tate–A Life, will be published in late 2015 by Da Capo Press.

Anne Waldman, co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University, is the author of over forty books of poetry including Manatee/HumanityGossamurmur, and Jaguar Harmonics, as well as the feminist epic The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment. She is a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.

Michael Brownstein is the author of three novels and World on Fire, a book-length poem about corporate globalization and consciousness change. Roshi Joan Halifax says: “This outrageous and outraged book challenges the structural violence which has wrapped its fingers around the throat of our suffering world. Read it and respond.”

Poet, Scholar, and visual artist Peter Lamborn Wilson‘s many books, manifestos, and broadsides include Spiritual Destinations of an AnarchistEc(o)logues, and riverpeople, an epic poem about the Esopus river. His new books are The Temple of Perseus at PanopolisFalse Documents, and Opium Dens I Have Known.

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Nov
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

Leon Russel at Bearsville

  • Thursday, November 12th

Doors @ 7pm / Show @ 8pm

$65 Golden Circle Seats * $45 Reserved Seats * $25 Standing Room Only 

Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock 'n roll.  In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.  

Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel, and surf records.  As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader, and touring musician, he has collaborated with hundreds of artists, including Elton John, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Edgar Winter, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, J.J. Cale, David Gates, Bruce Hornsby, Hal Blaine, Tommy Tedesco, Bobby "Boris" Pickett, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bill Wyman, Steve Cropper, Carl Radle, Chuck Blackwell, Don Preston, Jesse Ed Davis, Rita Coolidge, Gram Parsons, Barbra Streisand, Ike & Tina Turner, Ricky Nelson,  Herb Alpert, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ann-Margret, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, and groups such as Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, The Monkees, The Astronauts, The Accents, The Fencemen, The Ventures, The Beach Boys, The Byrds,  Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, The Crystals, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Tractors and on and on and on…   

 

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Nov
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Nov 11 - Yonder Mountain String Band at Bearsville Theater

Yonder Mountain String Band With Opener Henhouse Prowlers

  • Wednesday, November 11th

Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm/ $30

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For nearly 17 years, Yonder Mountain String Bandhas redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. YMSB has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout coterie of fans that often resembles a tight knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ever-rigorous tour schedule. Yonder is a quintessential ensemble honing its craft night after night on the road, and the fans are there to experience it in real time. The result is music that doesn’t stand still, it’s always progressing and breaking unprecedented ground.

With their latest album, Black Sheep (scheduled for national release on their own Frog Pad Records at Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 16, 2015), Yonder Mountain String Band — Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals), Allie Kral(violin, vocals), and Jacob Jolliff (mandolin, vocals) — begins a new era. The first YMSB release produced by the band itself, Black Sheep is, by any measure, a triumph, perhaps the most mesmeric of their career. The result, says Kaufmann, is that, “This record sounds more like Yonder than any record we’ve ever done. I’m hoping that when people are finished listening to it, they’ll just hit play and listen to it again.”

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Nov
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Shawn Mullins at Levon Helm Barn

Gates 6:30pm
Doors 7:30pm
Show starts at 8pm

Seating $45.00
Standing Room $35.00

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Singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins readily admits that several of the songs on his new album, My Stupid Heart, address his perceived relationship failures. In fact, many were written as he was falling out of his third marriage; in the title tune, he actually chides himself for being such a romantic. But it’s also a bit of a joke, he says, because he firmly believes in following his heart — no matter where it leads. That oh-so-fallible, yet essential part of our being is, it turns out, the guiding force behind just about every song on the album — the theme of which, he says, is summed up most succinctly by another song title: “It All Comes Down to Love.” 

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Oct
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes

Doors at 7pm / Show at 8pm    

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Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes first achieved prominence in the mid-1970s, emerging from the same New Jersey Shore music scene as his now legendary contemporary and friend Bruce Springsteen.  Southside’s first three albums, I Don’t Want To Go Home, This Time It’s for Real, and Hearts of Stone, were produced by band co-founder Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band, The Sopranos), and largely featured songs written by Van Zandt and/or Springsteen. The Van Zandt-written “I Don’t Want To Go Home” became Southside’s signature song, an evocative mixture of horn-based melodic riffs and sentimental lyrics. In 1982 Rolling Stone Magazine voted Hearts of Stone among the top 100 albums of the 1970s and 1980s. With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and his Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound, while recalling the glory years of Otis Redding and similar Stax Records titans

 

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Oct
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Marco Benevento at Bearsville Theater

Tickets $15 in advance / $20 at doorDoors open 8pm / Show at 9pm

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For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His albums set forth a vision that connects the dots between MGMT and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other. In the live setting, his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy, which has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Brooklyn, Newport Jazz to Bonnaroo. Benevento has been invited to open for The Books, Ben Folds and Rubblebucket, while headlining shows from coast to coast.

 The 36-year old artist took a major step forward with the release of his 2012 album, TigerFace. The ten-track collection is painted in a myriad of sonic colors, shimmering with acoustic piano, synths and analog keyboards, while the songs are seemingly conceptualized from every wisp of melody that’s ever tickled his ear.

 In 2014, Benevento returned to the studio to record his latest work with producer Richard Swift whose resume includes The Shins, Foxygen and Tennis. Together, they focused their attention on a collection of news songs Benevento had written that expand upon his lush instrumental piano rock to include vocals. The album, entitled Swift, will be released September 16 on Royal Potato Family.

 As anybody who’s seen Marco Benevento perform can attest, with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys, the pianist is a satellite to the muse. With a devout and growing fan-base, Benevento is an artist whose story is only beginning to unfold.

Below is a link to an original video made by Marco from the 'Swift' studio sessions at National Freedom in Cottage Grove OR.

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