In The Pines May 25
Bands, Beer and Food in the Wilds of Beacon
In the theater at University Settlement Camp in Beacon
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Babe The Blue Ox Knock Yourself Out Monski Stephen Clair Trio Higher Animals
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In The Pines
2012 Editors' Pick Best Offbeat Music Event
Hudson Valley Magazine*
724 Wolcott Ave.
The Theater at University Settlement Camp
Beacon, NY 12508
BABE THE BLUE OX
Headlining band Babe The Blue Ox was among the first of a new breed of early 90's bands; living and playing in NYC neighborhoods long before the word "hipster" was reclaimed from the bebop age. Grunge was on the horizon, new wave had met Madonna, the Knitting Factory defined the new "downtown" music. A mutual love of the Minutemen, Prince and Captain Beefheart brought three recent grads together in a Williamsburg attic in 1990 to carve out a musical territory all their own. Two decades later, they're back with a brand new album recorded in Saugerties with Daniel Littleton and Elizabeth Mitchell.
Monski Beacon's own Stephen Jablonsky and Chris Zezza, who performed with Booth at the first-ever In the Pines will be returning to kick the show off.
Knock Yourself Out Local favorite Josh Stark, most recently known for holding down the low end for the Hudson Valley's favorite Surf Punk trio, The Octomen, was a heavy dude for years in Brooklyn's roots-country scene, playing upright bass with Gloria Deluxe, and Matty Charles & the Valentines. He has traveled the United States and the world as a musician and performer. Tonight Josh saunters up to the mic, guitar in tow to serve it up.
Higher Animals play indy-pop-waltz originals. Members Mimi Sun & Orien Longo take turns at lead vocals, harmonies, and good times whilst Alejandro Leon (drummer/vocals) and Roberto Muller (bassist/guitar/vocals) make the mind-blowing rhythm section that fills this bands sound.
Stephen Clair Trio The critically-acclaimed recording/touring artist Stephen Clair brings a raucous guitar-driven trio and a whole new collection of songs featured on his upcoming album, ‘Love Makes Us Weird’, with tearing-the-roof-off in mind. “A clever wordsmith and a fearless performer.”—San Antonio Express
2012 Editors' Pick — Best Offbeat Music Event
Hudson Valley Magazine:
This multiband concert really amps things up. Begun in 2010 by indefatigable musical impresario Stephen Clair and his company, Local 845 (the people you can thank for the Beacon Riverfest), In the Pines occurs several times a year on the University Settlement property. Three to six local and regional touring bands rock out in a barn-like theater. “After producing many concerts in the area, I was really looking for a room with a little magic, and the opportunity to really turn up the volume,” Clair says of the concert’s origins. Rock on, Beacon!