The Baseball Project is a tribute band to America’s Favorite Pastime with Peter Buck from REM. They’ve been touring and have recorded a couple of albums, so they’re gonna be good, but for me, the act not to miss is The Miracle 3!
And if you’re going to brave the drive to Brooklyn, you might as well hang around overnight and stay for ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO’S show the next night at the same venue. Make it a Brooklyn weekend! Alejandro’s been around forever, and is part of the Latino-Rock royalty family, The Escovedo’s, whose members include Sheila E and Coke Escovedo from Santana. I remember Alejandro from the San Francisco punk scene in the late 70’s and early 80’s, when he fronted The Nuns and later went on to found one of the first and best cowpunk bands, Rank and File. After moving to Austin, Texas in the 80’s, Alejandro formed The True Believers, before embarking on his solo career in the 90’s. He’s now managed by Bruce Springsteen’s manager, Jon Landau, so expect an upswing in his career very soon.
You know, it’s really sad that, for a town that’s world famous for music, there is so little actual music in Woodstock, as evidenced by this week’s dearth of shows locally. Could someone please step up to the plate before I’m forced to do it myself? Actually, Woodstock never was a music town, which is why the precursors to the original 1969 festival, the Soundouts, had to be held in Saugerties. The powers that were, and still are, in Woodstock, hate music, and would prefer that town residents be composed of lawyers, doctors, and stockbrokers who spend their weeks working in NYC and come up here for occasional weekends. Yeah, I said it. Woodstock is a fraud! There’s very little actual music to be found there. Very little, with the exception of The Bearsville Theater (not actually in Woodstock), and Harmony, what is there, really? Which is why I’m working with a couple of new venues in Kingston to bring some world class musical acts to our area. Stay tuned for further details.
Have a great week.