by Peter Aaron
Perhaps local Hudson Valley nightlifers have heard: Michael Nickerson, the long-serving manager of the Black Swan in Tivoli has moved on from that legendarily music-friendly pub. But Nickerson hasn’t missed a beat, recently setting up shop in nearby Rhinebeck, where he now hosts a weekly vinyl-only DJ event called S.I.N. (Service Industry Night) on Mondays at Terrapin restaurant’s Red Bistro.
Each week finds the genial Nickerson spinning alongside a different taste-making guest DJ culled from the local scene. Guests who’ve been tapped thus far to serve up the cool and hot wax include Rich Reeve of Elephant, Dave Leonard of Radio Woodstock, John Devries of Agitpop, Mike Amari of BSP Lounge, Rick Lange of Rhino Records, DJ Wavy Davy of WVKR, and others. Yours truly even sat in last week and had a blast, spinning a special all-crime jazz set (sorry if you missed it). It’s quite the groovy hang, and we can always use more of those during this traditionally slow time of the year for live music.
For more information, call (845) 876-3330 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1388665404711963/.