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Live Music in the Hudson Valley | September 2018


Last Updated: 09/24/2018 5:14 pm

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.

Ate Bit, James Brandon Lewis Trio, Sir/Real | 9/8

James Brandon Lewis - DIANE ALLFORD
  • Diane Allford
  • James Brandon Lewis
Musical events at the ornate 1872 Howland Cultural Center largely lean toward chamber music, jazz, or folk, and rarely mix genres—which makes this eclectic evening an interesting proposition. Topping the triple bill are tatted-up pop punkers Ate Bit, who debuted in 2016 with No Space Like Home; their new lineup includes members of noted Beacon band Buddha Heroes. In the middle slot is spiritual jazz outfit the James Brandon Lewis Trio, whose leader has worked with legends like William Parker and Gerald Cleaver and explored hip-hop, funk, and experimental styles. Newly launched prog-metal unit Sir/Real should please fans of Tool and the like. (Broadway in Beacon presents "The Pirates of Penzance" September 23; Fred Zeppelin frolics September 29.) 8pm. $10. Beacon. (845) 831-4988.

Basilica Soundscape | 9/14-9/16

Fluct performs at Basilica Soundscape in Hudson this month.
  • 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.

Tim Fain | 9/15


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.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah | 9/15


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.

One Quiet Plunge presents "country/.../city/.../" | 9/18

Alex Peh
  • Alex Peh
One Quiet Plunge is the name of an organization started in 2014 and dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music throughout our region. This month at SUNY New Paltz's Studley Theater the group will present "country/.../city/.../," a program that "explores the uniqueness of the Hudson Valley's rural and urban landscapes through sound; juxtaposed with 'found sounds' and recordings from across the valley." The concert features four specially commissioned, regionally inspired works by local composers Vinnie Martucci, Caroline Mallonée, Hannah Selin, and Mark Dziuba as performed by two SUNY educators: pianist Alex Peh and violist Christiana Reader. 8pm. See website for ticket prices. New Paltz. (8450 257-7869.

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