Catch live concerts in the Hudson Valley this September. From Basilica Hudson's Soundscape to rock concerts at Colony in Woodstock, there's a little something for everyone.
- Diane Allford
- James Brandon Lewis
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- Fluct performs at Basilica Soundscape in Hudson this month.
Clocking its seventh year, Basilica SoundScape once again takes over Basilica Hudson for three dates of edge-pushing music, literature, and visual art. Presented by facility owners Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone and former Pitchfork staffers Brandon Stousy and Mike Renaud, 2018's festival features performances and readings by Boy Harsher, Haxan Cloak x Nick Zinner, Lightning Bolt, Grouper, Usnea, Miho Hatori, Insect Ark, Shopping, Hermione Hoby, Efrim Manuel Menuck, Wax Idols, Bibbe Hansen, L'Rain, dance-performance duo Fluct, and others. Attractions also include pop-up shop vendors, food trucks, and after parties. The 2018 WGXC Record Fair takes place on site during the closing day. Off-site camping with shuttle transport is available. See website for schedule and ticket prices. Hudson.
If you don't recognize Tim Fain's name, the odds are you've heard his music, nevertheless: The celebrated violinist can be found performing on the soundtracks of the Oscar-winning movies Moonlight, 12 Years a Slave, and Black Swan. Fain, who heads to Hudson Hall under the auspices of the historic venue's Leaf Peeper Concert Series, earned a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2007; performed Philip Glass's Pendulum for the composer at an event honoring Glass's 75th birthday and his second violin concerto at Carnegie Hall; and, in 2015, was invited to play for the Dali Lama at the Buddhist deity's 80th birthday. The virtuoso's latest offering is "Freedom," a track available for download from his website, with the proceeds going to benefit the contemporary anti-slavery organization Made in a Free World. 7pm. $25, $40. Hudson. (518) 822-1438.
One of those archetypal blog-buzzing Brooklyn bands of the early oughties, indie art poppers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are the vehicle of singer-songwriter Alec Ounsworth. In 2009, after a taste-making, five-year run, the group disbanded. The hiatus didn't last, though: They reformed with a new configuration in 2011 and in 2014 released Only Run, which is regarded by many as their best album and features a guest appearance by the National's Matt Berninger. Here, Ounsworth brings the CYHSY operation to Colony in support of their most recent release, 2017's The Tourist. (Ted Leo turns up September 16; Peter Case croons September 19.) 7pm. $20, $25. Woodstock. (845) 679-7625.
- Alex Peh