On that note, there’s a couple of shows coming up at The Bearsville Theater that should be pretty great. The first one is this Saturday, January 15. It’s the opening night of a new series at the theater that will be a tribute to artists whose body of work have influenced the music scene from the 50’s to the present, with no regard for genre. As the theater puts it in their description, “from Muddy Waters to Roger Waters, Haggard to Jagger, Warren Z to Jay Z.” Opening night will be a tribute to the great Warren Zevon, with a house band consisting of A list Woodstock musicians and special guests. With a low ticket price of $10.00, this is an event not to be missed.
Following up on the next Thursday, January 20, is the Woodstock debut of a couple of great bands from California and New York City, The Malibooz and The Doughboys. The Malibooz is primarily a surf band that has been together for 40 years, since the members were in high school together, but their latest CD is a tribute to the British Invasion of the 1960’s that was spearheaded by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and The Dave Clark Five, amongst others. They went to the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London to record, and pulled in the likes of Spencer Davis, Donovan, Chad and Jeremy, Tony Hicks of The Hollies, Andrew Loog Oldham, and members of The Troggs and The Shadows as guests. The album is a genuine and authentic tribute to the Malibooz musical influences.
The Malibooz includes Walter Egan, best known for his million selling top ten hit of 1978, “Magnet and Steel”, an American Music Awards nominee for Song of the Year, produced by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Stevie also sang on the record, and, now revealed here for the first time, the song was actually written about Stevie. But that’s only the beginning of Walter’s resume. He has been a member of Spirit, Jackson Browne Band, Linda Ronstadt Band, The Brooklyn Cowboys, and has a long and illustrious solo career. Walter’s partner in The Malibooz, Johhny Zambetti, fronts one of the “top ten LA bands”, according to Music Connection magazine. Together, The Malibooz songs have appeared in over 30 movies and television shows.
Opening for The Malibooz will be New Jersey’s The Doughboys, three time winner of Little Steven’s Underground Garage Coolest Song of the Week, and Number 3 band on Little Steven’s Coolest Song of the Year list.
More information about these and other shows coming up at the Bearsville Theater can be found on their website, www.bearsvilletheater.com.
This just in – Due to Friday’s snowstorm, the Pitchfork Militia show at The Fernwood in Palenville has been re-scheduled for Friday, January 14 at 9 PM. This promises to be a very special performance as the show is dedicated to Pitchfork frontman Peter Head’s close friend, Dennis Lucas, an artist and musician, who passed away just before the New Year. For those of you who couldn’t make it to The Basement on New Year’s Eve, this is your chance to see and hear a great psychobilly band. There’s a reason these guys have such a strong and loyal following. They’re the rockinest band in the Hudson Valley, and The Fernwood is a great place to see them. The place drips with character.
Enjoy your week and keep rockin’.