Entries tagged with: Poughkeepsie

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Darkside Records

Poughkeepsie, NY record store Darkside Records & Gallery, previously located at 782 Main St, opened over the weekend in its new, larger location at 611 Dutchess Turnpike/Route 44, a building that previously hosted an OTB. One shopper, Lindsay Consiglio, told Poughkeepsie Journal that "it's nice and spacious with a lot more elbow room. It's a much better space for live music." And they did have live music, with eight acts performing on opening day.

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Jerry Bailie, 45, of Poughkeepsie, described himself as "not a mainstream (music) guy," but flipping through the records left him with a sense of nostalgia.

"Part of this is about walking down memory lane," Bailie said.

Alex Cimmino, 19, traveled from Albany just for the reopening of Darkside Records. As a huge fan of indie and alternative music, Cimmino said Darkside provides a better variety than many of the record shops in Albany.

"The people that work here are super nice and knowledgeable, and they have a good selection that is all over the place," Cimmino said.

They also (probably not surprisingly) said they very quickly sold out of all their Motorhead and Bowie.

photos by Meghan McInnis

Converge at The Chance in Poughkeepsie

The eagle (that became vulture) has landed. Converge is in NYC, ready to play the now sold-out show at Santos TONIGHT (5/6) alongside Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, and Black Breath. Over the weekend Converge played The Chance in Poughkeepsie (on 5/2) with Thursday (who is not on the NYC bill). Pictures from that show (though Meghan missed the openers) below...

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Wayne Coyne @ ATP NY 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
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The Flaming Lips have revealed they're in talks with Des McAnuff to turn their hit 2002 album Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots into a theatrical spectacular.

Frontman Wayne Coyne tells WENN, "We've talked about doing something with Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots now for about five or six years. They did it with Tommy and Des McAnuff was the director, and he's the one that wants to do Yoshimi.

"We've actually pursued it to a certain extent and I think that where it sits is really just me deciding to dedicate a couple of years of my life to making it.

"It's a strange opportunity but I know we've talked about it since 2003. We would incorporate all the songs and probably write some other music that told a little bit more of a story. I guess my biggest dilemma is there's not really a story with Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots; it's just a series of unconnected songs that sound connected when you listen.

"That being said, I don't think it would be overly impossible to draw some connections and come up with some type of emotional storyline." [WENN]

The Flaming Lips will be playing in NYC this July with a show at Central Park SummerStage. That's already sold out, but way before that they have that April 19th show at Wellmont Theatre in Monclair, NJ, (just six days from now) which despite being listed as sold out still has tickets available at the moment. Also in April they have a few other shows - outside the NYC-area, but not that far. Lots of road trip opportunities.

They play Mid Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie (put on by Vassar College) on Saturday, April 17th - tickets are still on sale. Stardeath & White Dwarfs open both the Vassar show and Wellmont, and The Hood Internet play Vassar too. Between those, Flaming Lips perform in Ithaca (Cornell University's Barton Hall to be exact).

The same month as the Central Park show, Flaming Lips have other New York State/New Jersey gigs: July 4th at Atlantic City House of Blues (tickets), July 22nd at ArtPark in Lewiston, NY, near Buffalo (tickets), and July 23rd on an awesome bill with Black Keys and Morning Benders (together in NYC later in July) at CMAC Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, NY, south of Rochester (tickets).

All Flaming Lips tour dates and more are below...

Continue reading "Flaming Lips making a musical? ++ updated tour dates include many NY & NJ shows that are still on sale "

photos by Eric Townsend

Rufus Wainwright

Philadelphia City Paper: What will people see at your show on Sunday [in Atlantic City]?

Rufus Wainwright: These are an interesting set of shows because they're the last shows I do before the tour for the next record, All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu. This is the last snippet of my former life when I was doing gigs to pay for restaurant bills in between writing operas and ballets and stuff [laughs]. Everything is up for grabs. When I get back on the road after these shows it'll be all very orchestrated and constructed, so this is the last of the loose.

CP: Tell me about your upcoming album.

RW: It's just me and the piano, at last, having musical sex.

Rufus Wainwright's new record, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu, comes out April 20th in the US (more info below).

In addition to Atlantic City, his shows over the weekend included Northampton, MA, and a Friday, February 12th show at Poughkeepsie's Bardavon Opera House. Pictures from the latter are in this post. Brooklyn band Sky White Tiger opened.

Besides the new album, Rufus's opera, Prima Donna, will be opening in London on April 12th. More pictures from Poughkeepsie, along with the new album cover art and tracklist, below...

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Yearning for a Testament show but prefer something more intimate than an outdoor arena? Missed out on the BB Kings show? Head to The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY on August 8th to catch em in between Metal Masters dates. Tickets are on sale.

But Testament isnt the only band who is fitting in a smaller show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie.... So is Mastodon WITH Machine Head just four days earlier! Tickets for that show are also on sale.

Arguably the best bands from the Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour are playing a show WITHOUT Disturbed? Time to hit up Metro North.