The Falcon Presents The Chris O’Leary Band

MARLBORO – Friday, Apr. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at The Falcon will have the Chris O’Leary Band perform.

Featuring:
Chris O’Leary/Lead Singer/Harp, Chris Vitarello/Guitar, Matt Raymond/Bass, Andy Stahl/Tenor Sax, Chris DiFrancesco/Baritone Sax and Jason Devlin/Drums.

The Chris O’Leary Band’s music is rooted in the blues and steeped in the tradition of Memphis, Chicago and New Orleans with shades of New Orleans, rockabilly and big, high-energy sound. Levon Helm can be heard in Chris’s early sessions, and sitting in with regular gigs. Soon, Levon asked Chris to join the house band at his new club in New Orleans. Chris’s band relocated and became the focal point of Levon Helm’s Barn Burners, backing up touring stars and opening for New Orleans’ finest players.

Their CD” Gonna Die Tryin” is first-rate musi-cian-ship through-out, and O’Leary’s band is a group on the rise. The material truly shines. Awards include Blues Blast Best New Artist Debut winner and BMA nominee.

For more information visit, http://thechrisolearyband.net/

Dinner & Drinks from 5:30 Opening Acts at 7:00 Main Acts at 8:00
Start times are subject to change. Donations Encouraged! Table reservations for dining only.
Call 845 236 7970 or go to liveatthefalcon.com and click “RESERVE YOUR TABLE”

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Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me: The Micros Play The Blues

MARLBORO – Live at The Falcon on Thursday, Apr. 6 at 7:oo p.m. performance is a CD release for the band’s “Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me: The Micros Play The Blues”.

Featuring:
Richard Dworkin (drums), David Hofstra (bass), Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone), Mike Hashim (tenor saxophone), Dave Sewelson (baritone saxophone), Don Davis (alto saxophone), Joel Forrester (piano)

The Microscopic Septet – considered one of the most unique bands to come out of the New York Downtown scene of the 1980s – could not suit a single category.

The Micros have distinguished themselves as a raucously fun, musically adept, and wickedly clever jazz band. A brilliant blend of fresh-sounding ideas, orchestrations, and inspired soloing, topped by a unique combination of swing, energy, and humor that DownBeat Magazine recently described as “seminal, brilliant post-modern jazz.”

Never limited to jazz alone, they reward even casual listeners with tasty bits of klezmer, Latin, R&B, tango, and tributes to pop entertainment ranging from silent comedy through big-screen melodrama, with stops at Warner Brothers cartoons and B-movie camp along the way. Unencumbered by the humorless purism of uptown jazz critics, audiences quickly recognized what the former took decades to see: music this eclectic doesn’t require a cap and gown to appreciate it.

For more information http://www.microscopicseptet.com/

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Andy Stack’s American Soup at The Falcon Underground

MARLBORO – On Thursday, Apr. 6 at The Falcon Underground Andy Stack will perform with Jesse Murphy and Michael Bram at 8:00 p.m.

Featuring:
Andy Stack/Guitar, Jesse Murphy/Bass, Michael Bram/Drums.

“Andy Stack’s American Soup” freewheels through American Classics from Duke Ellington to Hank Williams.

As leader and a solo artist, Stack’s approach to songwriting, guitar playing and singing is sweeping. He generates creative expression with broad strokes. He builds momentum with nuance, but he comes at you with a full-throttle approach that lifts you up and places you back down gently.

Stack knows when to apply pressure. And he knows when to take his foot off the gas pedal. He gives it all a gentle nudge with a little swing, as he combines old-school sensibility with a contemporary edge.

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The Falcon Underground Songwriter Sessions

MARLBORO – On Wednesday, Apr. 5 at 7:00 p.m. a very special creative showcase – Hudson Valley Singer / Songwriters convene at The Falcon Underground every first Wednesday.
Each month selected songwriters will be announced by our Host, Casey Erdmann. Interested artists may contact: caseyerdmann@gmail.com

Adam Falcon

Ian Flanagan

Adam Falcon – Adam has worked and shared stages with Roberta Flack, Whitney Houston, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Palmer, Peter Gabriel, and Nona Hendryx. He’s opened for James Cotton , Matt “Guitar” Murphy, The Wailers, Jim Lauderdale and Tower of Power. Writing for George Benson and having songs on national television got him noticed by The Song Writers’ Hall of Fame, which honored him with the Abe Olman Award for Songwriting. For “Woke Up Cryin'”, Falcon was an International Songwriters Competition semi-finalist and a nominee for the 15th Independent Music Awards. http://www.adamfalcon.com/

 

Ian Flanagan – Ian is a seasoned acoustic singer-songwriter, Ian Flanagan, can engage a crowd as an opener or headliner, with his original music. His style is often compared to Ray Lamontagne, Damien Rice and John Mayer. Ian’s draw is an eclectic mix of characters, including romantic couples, fun-loving families, rowdy sports fans. No one is excluded. www.ianflaniganmusic.com

Julia Green

Seth Davis

 

Julia Green – Florida native, Julia Green relocated to NYC in 2014 to audition for musicals after a childhood and college years spent in the theatre. Ironically, after she landed; she realized her true passion was songwriting. Green wrote and released her first EP “Cannibals” in spring 2016 and performed in venues with her band. She recently performed her comic material in “The Room Actors, Where Are They Now?” – a mockumentary of the so-terrible-its-hilarious-cult-classic “The Room”, in Los Angeles. Working with the Brooklyn-based indie label “Motherwest” Julia is preparing her next EP. Julia relocated to Beacon from Harlem and is writing and performing locally.

 

Seth Davis – Singer/songwriter Seth Davis’ “story-songs” are laced with wounds, reconciliation, addiction and irony. Seth has crafted three critically acclaimed records. Davis’ fourth record, Life Is Long was produced by his friend and former band mate Jim White, the visionary alt-country Luaka Bop and Yep Rock songwriting legend. They raided the indie rock toy chest, experimenting freely while keeping Davis’ concise and urgent songs in the foreground. Davis, who grew up in housing projects in Queens was a fixture on the NYC folk and rock scenes in the ‘80s and ‘90s, a busker and a musical traveler. http://sethdavis.com/

 

Casey Erdmann

Host: Casey Erdmann – Born into a musical family, Casey has been living and playing music in the Hudson Valley for 10 years. In 2012, her Kickstarter campaign funded her debut album, along with endless support from local artists and musicians. Her album was recorded at the Clubhouse in Rhinebeck NY with producer/world renowned guitarist Earl Slick. Since, Casey has been playing throughout the region, celebrating the work of her community and of the completion of a CD that’s been a long time coming.

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Live At The Falcon: Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins

MARLBORO – On Wednesday, Apr. 5 at 8 p.m. Mike Keneally and Beer For Dolphins will perform at The Falcon. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

“…this band, with such a peculiar genius leading it, is a thing to savor.” – Time Out New York
“Keneally is the leading progressive rock genius of the post-Zappa era.” – All Music Guide

Long acclaimed as one of the world’s most creative and intense guitar and keyboard players, Mike Keneally’s talents as a vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist are nearly unequalled in rock music.

Keneally played in Frank Zappa’s last touring band, performing as a vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist. He’s appeared on many Zappa albums, is currently a touring member of both Dethklok and the Joe Satriani Band. He has recorded or performed with Robert Fripp, Wayne Kramer, Kevin Gilbert, Solomon Burke, Steve Vai, Chickenfoot, Bear McCreary, Henry Kaiser, Michael Manring, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Andy Prieboy, Mullmuzzler, The Persuasions and many others.

Known for his innovative, unpredictable live shows, Keneally has played extensively in the United States and Europe, in contexts ranging from solo and duo concerts to performances with large-scale orchestras. His 52-minute orchestra-with-guitar suite The Universe Will Provide received its world premiere in 2003 by Keneally performing with Holland’s Metropole Orkest; the US premiere of Universe occurred at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in 2011.

2012’s release was Wing Beat Fantastic: Songs Written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge, a collection of material written with ex-XTC leader Andy Partridge; the album was widely acclaimed, ranked highly on several critics’ “Best of 2012” lists, and spawned the early 2013 release Wing Beat Elastic: Remixes, Demos & Unheard Music.

Keneally’s album is “You Must Be This Tall”, featuring Mike playing all instruments on several pieces, as well as performances from Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller and Andy Partridge.

“…this band, with such a peculiar genius leading it, is a thing to savor.” – Time Out New York

For more information http://www.keneally.com/promo/bio/

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Clearwater Festival Announces First Round of Artists

The Clearwater Festival will be held on June 17 & 18 at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson.

The “Early Riser” Period Ends This Friday! Buy Now And Save. Kids 12 & Under get in for free!!!

Here’s a look at our first round of artists: Six of our favorite bands will return this year – Cry Cry Cry Reunion Show (Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell & Dar Williams), Lake Street Dive, Los Lobos, Josh Ritter, Arlo Guthrie, Richard Thompson, Tommy Emmanuel, Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely, Joan Osborne singing the songs Bob Dylan, Alejandro Escovedo, Valerie June, The Barr Brothers, Lucky Chops and so many more!
In addition to our seven bio-diesel/solar-powered stages of music, there’s also the Juried Handcrafters Village, Green Living Expo, Activist Area, Artisanal Food & Farm Market, Children’s Area, The Circle of Song, Story Grove, Marketplace and so much more!

When you purchase tickets to Revival, the proceeds go directly to support Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s environmental research, education, and advocacy efforts to help preserve and protect the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as communities in the Hudson River Valley.

Day and Weekend Passes now available at www.ClearwaterFestival.org

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American Idol and Broadway Star to Lead Local Master Class

The iconic TV series American Idol launched the career of the talented vocalist, Constantine Maroulis.
Known as the “handsome Rock ‘n’ Roll guy” of season 4,  like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Katharine McPhee, sustained that level of success, performing the American Idol Live Tour, with the Top 10 contestants, followed by solo concerts in venues such as House of Blues in Atlantic City and Starland Ballroom and then, on to Broadway! 
Maroulis will be sharing his story and tips for young performers at a Master Class at the Cortlandt School of Performing Arts on January 28th.
With a limited amount of openings, teens and college aged vocalists can sign up for the four hour class where Maroulis will cover auditioning, promotion, material and organizing repertoire, managing your career, and will discuss which training/educational choices are best for each participant.
Maroulis enjoyed several lead roles, co-starring in the Broadway production of “The Wedding Singer” (2006), starring in “Rock of Ages” (2009), where he received a Tony nomination for “Best Performance for a Leading Actor in a Musical” and later, starred as the horror-icon Jekyll and Hyde (2013). 
He continues with a successful recording career with 2 CD’s now available “Here I Come” and “She’s Just Rock N’ Roll”.
This intimate setting will allow the singers to closely workshop with Mr. Maroulis and directly receive one-on-one pointers to help them with their development as a performer.  Register at www.CortArts.com or call 914-402-4250.
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Pros & Icons

Pros & Icons aim for “Iconic”

Produced by: Meghan Hartnett

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Formed in 2014, Pros & Icons is a locally made band based in New York City. The band considers themselves Pop/Rock but generally doesn’t like to label the sounds of their music. They write about heartbreak, success, failure, and the nostalgia of youth. Joseph Matando, a graduate of Mount Saint Mary College, is the lead singer. Lenny Morales and Nick Vaude are on guitar. Tyler O’Leary is on bass. And Nick Cardona is the drummer.

Since first taking the stage at Mount Saint Mary College in 2014, the group has played with big name musicians such as Meghan Trainor, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Shawn Mendes, Charlie XCX, Aaron Carter and many more. They’re local fame seemed to sky rocket after playing at the 2014 Jingle Ball as Z100’s Hometown Heroes!

With the success of the Jingle Ball, Pros & Icons continued to garner recognition with their covers and music videos on Facebook and Youtube. As of today (December 2016), Pros & Icons have managed a subscription base of 5,005 and over 750,000 views. Their first EP track IConography, released in 2014, can be listened to on their Youtube channel or on their Spotify Channel or bought on itunes!

They are currently working on their second album and are eager to release it! In the meantime, they have no upcoming shows, but have been busy on social media and continue to release cover songs on youtube!

You can find Pros & Icons at any of the Social Media links below:

Website – http://www.prosandiconsmusic.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/prosandicons

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/user/ProsandiCons

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/prosandicons/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/ProsandiCons

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Iconic Rock Pioneer Greg Lake Dies at 69

hqdefault-1Guitarist Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is dead. The British musician died Wednesday at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer. Lake is known as a progressive rock pioneer both as a founder of King Crimson and the 70’s supergroup ELP. The band’s top five albums include “Tarkus,” “Trilogy” and “Brain Salad Surgery.”

“We wanted to try and move things forward and do something new and break boundaries”, Lake was quoted as saying.2811152587_5113fed032

Lake’s bandmate and drummer Carl Palmer said “Greg’s soaring voice and skill as a musician will be remembered by all who knew his music and recordings.”

69c161a926285f1d21432ee7fc59baf3ELP keyboardist Keith Emerson died earlier this year.

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Rock & Roll Flea Market

By Paula Mitchell for RPM on HVNN.com

KINGSTON—Chris Orlando got the idea for a rock-and-roll flea market years ago when he met regularly with a group of artists in New York City.
More than 60 vendors came out to the flea market at the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center in Kingston.
“We got together once a month to discuss projects and things to work on, and I always wanted to do that in Kingston – getting artists together to share ideas and discuss shows and learn from each other,” he said.

Such was the impetus behind the Rock N’ Roll Flea Market, which happened on Sunday at the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center on Broadway.

Vendors came to Kingston from as far away as New Jersey to display their wares that included everything from vintage vinyl to rock-themed T-shirts, collectibles, memorabilia, Christmas ornaments and gadgets.

“You can find everything from handmade artwork to 80’s pop culture ornaments with artists like Billy Idol, so you can get things you won’t even find on eBay,” said Orlando, the event promoter.

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Rare vinyl albums were some of the treasures shoppers sought at the 4th annual Rock N’ Roll Flea Market in Kingston on Sunday.
A steady flow of customers seemed to sense that. They made their rounds in the morning and shuffled through old albums, with many looking to pick up or sell rare rock records.

Dave Steen of Pine Bush was one of them. The collector carried in two cases of what he called “holy grail” records.

“I have the holy grail of ZZ Top. People don’t know that their first singles after a Jimi Hendrix guitar lesson….were called ‘Salt Lick’ and ‘Miller’s Farm’ on two labels.

“My holy grail of Led Zeppelin is the promo for ‘Whole Lotta Love’ on one side and King Curtis on the other, which is on the Atco label,” Steen said, taking out the 45 RPM records to prove he had the goods.

According to the collector, the combined value of both cases was somewhere around $1,500.

While shoppers weren’t necessarily looking to pay that much for the people on their Christmas lists, they were nonetheless taking their time, looking for hip and obscure items.

Anastasia Wasko was among those with an alluring display. The Kingston woman featured hand-crafted scarves and hats as well as edgy jewelry and tree ornaments.

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“They all have this sort of whimsical, glittery and gaudy skeleton-like quality to them,” she said.

“It’s a look. It’s an aesthetic. Rock n’ roll is kind of like do your own thing. That’s what it’s all about.”

The artist said she was glad to be a part and felt at home in the show that was in her backyard.

“This is my people. It’s a nice flea market, where I know that the people who are going to come and shop might dress like me and listen to the same music.

“There are a lot of different markets, where my styles don’t necessarily fit, but this one definitely does, and it’s Kingston, so I’m so happy that this Rock n’ Roll flea market is my home show,” she said.

This was the fourth year that Orlando brought the event to Kingston.

The owner of Rosendale Retro, a pop-up shop that sells magnets, mugs and key chains at comic con and horror conventions throughout the United States, said he expected up to 1,000 visitors to pass through on Sunday.

Most of the proceeds from the $3 admission fee went to the Ulster County SPCA.

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