6 live music shows to watch in November 2021 | Music | Hudson Valley


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  • Garcia Peoples will get into their triptastic, technicolor groove at Colony in Woodstock on November 19.

Rick Wakeman | November, 1st

Roll out your flowing gown, get your roger dean-fantasy take on, and get ready when legendary Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman descends on the humble Bearsville Theater for his self-proclaimed “Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour”. The solo Wakeman will tell not tales of topographical oceans – well, maybe a few – but surprising and even funny anecdotes through the arc of his 50+ years of music, not only revisiting his years Yes, but also his work with David Bowie, his interpretations of the Beatles classics, and more. (The Blues Project moans on November 6; the Psychedelic Furs perform for the benefit of John Ashton on November 22.) 8 p.m. $ 60 to $ 95. Bearsville.

Joe McPhee’s 82nd Birthday | November 3

Music place Quinn marks his long-awaited return to the stage on an auspicious occasion: the 82nd birthday of legendary and internationally influential Hudson Valley jazz icon, Joe McPhee, who will perform. Potential contributors to the event had yet to be announced at the time of this writing, but the evening is sure to attract other big names to help the multi-instrumentalist rejoice with a bit of free blowing. – or at least by sharing some drinks and savory dishes from Quinn’s kitchen. (Ate Bit and Social Standards rock on November 6; members of Knock Yourself Out and other bands celebrate the Butthole Surfers on November 13.) 8:30 p.m. $ 20. Tag.

Gil Shaham and Julia Perry | November 13.14

This two-night adventure at Bard College’s Fishermen’s Center celebrated Bard Conservatory of Music violinist and faculty member Gil Shaham, who joined The Orchestra Now for the world premiere of “Birds of America,” a new bespoke piece composed by award winner Scott Wheeler. Also played will be Julia Perry’s striking “Stabat Mater” for solo contralto and string orchestra, which contains moments of dissonance but remains in the tradition of tonal music, and the rarely played Arcadian Symphony No. 4 by George Bristow (” Chansons de la Real World: The French Cabaret “is served on November 6; Thomas Wilkins conducts the Bard Conservatory Orchestra on December 4.) November 13 at 8 p.m. November 14 at 2 p.m. $ 25 to $ 40. Annandale- over-Hudson.

Flaming lips | November 13

If you were a fan of the Oklahoman musical psychonauts when they first toured, in the second half of the 1980s, when they ate dirt, slept on the ground, and grinded on the road from the back of a pickup truck covered in dust, their ride to the big time hit-making might still be a bit mind-blowing for you. But here they are, appearing regularly on television, winning Grammys, placing songs in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical”, collaborating with Miley Cyrus and headlining huge venues, like the Palace Theater, to which they are paying this visit on the American wing of their current American Head tour. With Particle Kid. (Ryan Montbleau scratches and sings November 6; Opeth and Mastodon stamp their feet on November 19.) 7:30 p.m. $ 34.50 to $ 39.50. Albany.

Quintet Ian Hendrickson-Smith | November 13

With his flat cap and pointed suit, saxophonist and flautist Ian Hendrickson-Smith, longtime member of the funk ensemble The Roots, is a familiar sight to viewers of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”. But outside of this gig, the New York-based musician has long been a constant force on the jazz, soul and rock stages, working with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Phish, Celine. Dion, Lady Gaga, St. Vincent and others, in addition to directing and recording with his own groups. His 2020 album The Lowdown even climbed to No. 7 on the national jazz charts. Hendrickson-Smith hits the Falcon for that November night. (Ricky Ford flies Nov 7; Don Byron blows Nov 28) 7 p.m. Donation requested; reservations recommended. Marlboro.

Peoples Garcia | November 19

With their name, the New York group Garcia Peoples, originally from New Jersey, shows their psychedelic influences from the start: Contemporaries of the coast. Add to that some top notch Pink Floyd from the late ’60s / early’ 70s, a classic Krautrock hit, and a few production traits from their recent collaborators Chris Forsyth and Ryley Walker and you’ve got a pretty good look at the People’s meanders, technicolor journey – a journey that takes them to Colony for this jam-tastic journey. (The Feelies find their way back on November 5; the Cirque des Rêves Slambovian drifts on November 27.) 7 p.m. $ 15 to $ 20. Woodstock.


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