The shows will feature “surprise musical guests” and “will be filmed to capture the spontaneous magic that happens when Stinson, a cult indie-rock figure in his own right as a rock singer-songwriter, meshes his personality and considerable musical chops on bass, guitar, and vocals with an ever-changing lineup of friends and collaborators—both musically and otherwise. The shows will have an informal, off-the-cuff feel and will emphasize plenty of musical and verbal give-and-take between Stinson and company.” Having caught previous Helsinki happenings emceed by Stinson, I’ve no doubt that this series will be a real—as ’Mats fans might say—hootenanny.
Here, he and some friends perform at the club in 2013:
Tommy Stinson’s “Friday Night is Killing Me” series kicks off at 7pm on November 25 at Club Helsinki in Hudson, New York. Tickets are $10 and $25. For more information, call (518) 828-4800 or visit http://helsinkihudson.com/index.html.