Eric Person/Dave Shock Bryant/Don Miller/Chris Bowman
November 4. Holding fast while too many other local spots have trimmed jazz from their rosters, Jack & Luna’s Cafe continues to present the music’s top names alongside its menu of tasty casual fare. This killer date features sax god Eric Person, whose incisive style has always managed to be both challenging and accessible, and the rest of the band is no less attractive: ex-Ornette Coleman pianist Dave Shock Bryant; ex-everyone bassist Don Miller; and drummer and Jack & Luna’s proprietor Chris Bowman. (Guitarist Mark Dzuiba perfoms on November 27.) 7:30, 9pm. $10. Stone Ridge. (845) 687-9794; www.jackandlunas.com.
Tributon: An Evening of Madonna Cover Songs
November 7. This assuredly amusing night at the Hudson Valley’s hippest new venue, Market Market, honors the Queen of Pop in all her ever-changing, sugar-sweet glory by inviting local acts to take on her tunes—and do with them what they will. Among the growing bill as of this writing are Kelleigh McKenzie, Tiger Piss, the Laura Pepitone Show, Victoria Poptrashbaby, Rented Mule, and others. Riffs meet midriffs? It’s November but we can still hope, can’t we? (Come out for This Ain’t Your Mama’s Karaoke on November 20; Sarah D, Superbobby, Klessa, and the Bones of Davey Jones play on November 21.) 9pm. Call for ticket info. Rosendale. (845) 658-3164; www.marketmarketcafe.com.
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
November 14. The newly formed Studio Woodstock promotion company gets under way in high style this month, debuting with this concert at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Hall by the acclaimed Irish folk duo of fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill. Born in East County Clare, Ireland, Hayes was raised in a family of renowned traditional musicians and is a six-time All-Ireland fiddle champion. Raised in Chicago to parents from County Kerry, Cahill studied jazz and classical guitar before performing with some of Irish folk’s leading artists. Why wait for next year’s Hooley on the Hudson to get your jig on? 7pm. $30. Red Hook. (845) 802-6515; www.studiowoodstock.net.
Casket Architects Record Release Party
November 20. If you caught Chronogram’s May 2007 profile of Warwick’s Casket Architects then you know how much we dig their unholy blend of damaged sci-fi punk-metal. In celebration of its just-minted third album, Future Wounds (Altercation Records), the trio once again trains its death ray on Snapper Magee’s with this much-awaited return. Earplugs and radiation suits are recommended. With Love Panther, Komondor, and Lost in Society. (November 8 rocks with Nothington, the Hand Me Downs, Dirty Tactics, and Measured in Grey.) 10pm. $5. Kingston. (845) 339-3888; www.myspace.com/snappermageeslivemusic.
Heritage Folk Music Hootenanny/Memorabilia Auction
November 22. The mission of Saugerties not-for-profit group Heritage Folk Music is to collect, preserve, document, display, and interpret the regional and historic folk music, folklore, and oral history of New York State, with a focus on that of the Hudson Valley. Centering on the music of the ’60s Woodstock and New York folk revival, this happening at Unitarian Fellowship Hall includes organizer Bob Lusk, Rich Bala, Jim Donnelly, Terri Masardo, Norm Wennet, Hank Yost, Bruce Blair, Bob Horan, David Howells, Pat Keating, Pat LaManna, Phil Miller, Melissa Ortquist, Deb Martin, the Kingston Sea Chantey Singers, and more. 3pm. $5. Town of Ulster. (845) 594-4412; www.heritageconcerts.blogspot.com.
- Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahillperform at St. Paulâ€™s Lutheran church on November 14.