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Sa 5/16- Fundraiser for Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and Arts Colony, celebrating the birthday of Bob Dylan, featuring HAPPY TRAUM & FRIENDS, ANDY FRIEDMAN, KELLEIGH MCKENZIE, and more, at Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock—During his Woodstock years Bob Dylan lived on the grounds of the original Byrdcliffe Arts Colony…up the hill and out in the woods, as it were. His arrival on the planet is a good a reason as any to enjoy some great music and to help fund Byrdcliffe, so circle the date. Happy Traum & Friends top the bill, with a great support roster that includes Andy Friedman, Kelleigh McKenzie, McMule, Steve Koester of Two Dark Birds, Doug Yoel, Neil Cavanagh, Robin (The Hammer) Ludwif (from the Five Points Band), Mr. Roeper (a.k.a. Rick Schneider from WKZE’s morning show), and Eric Squindo. Concertgoers also have an opportunity to win tickets to see Dylan on his upcoming tour, as well as other Dylan-centric items. And will there be Bob music performed? You even have to ask? Oh yeah…only 10 dollars to get in!
8 PM | Kleinert/James Arts Center | 34 Tinker St. | Woodstock
845.679.2079 |


May through June- Spotlight on BEARSVILLE THEATER, Woodstock—From time to time, we at Roll like to shine a light on a regional music venue that is giving the public the good stuff. This month the Bearsville Theater—courtesy of manager Lisa Hantes—sports a top shelf and deeply varied line-up in the month of May and early June.
Bearsville Theater | 291 Tinker St. | Woodstock
845.679.4406 |

Fr 5/15- HENRY ROLLINS (9 PM) brings his spoken word performance to Bearsville, which had been a surprisingly successful post-band gig for this ex-Black Flag punk rock legend.

Sa 5/16- ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL with special guests the SATURDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS CLUBHOUSE (9 PM): if you’re ever wondering what all the fuss about Texas music is about, look no further than Ray Benson’s crack Western Swing band Asleep At The Wheel…and maybe you’ll hope secession won’t succeed!

Fr 5/22- New Orleans visits the valley with one of their finest representers: THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND (9 PM). Look, I need to speak plainly here: if you LOVE to hear feelgood music and haven’t seen this band yet, roll pennies, turn in your bottles and cans, get a baby sitter…do whatever you have to do and get your tail feather down to this one. If you’ve seen ‘em….see you there.

Sa/Su 5/30 & 31- WORLD PIANO SUMMIT. (deep breath) Wow….two days of amazing piano from all around the globe. Saturday May 30: NATALIA KAZARYAN, classical; GABRIEL LUCE, Brazilian/jazz; EMILIO SOLIA, jazz/Argentina folk, 3 PM. Cuban/Latin jazz powerhouse pianists ELIO VILLAFRANCA and CHUCHITO VALDÉS, 8 PM. Sunday May 31: JOHN KAMITSUKA, classical; FRANK KIMBROUGH, jazz; JEAN-MICHEL PILC, jazz, 3 PM. OSMANY PAREDES and the NEW CHUCITO VALDES CUBAN QUARTET, Cuban/Latin Jazz, 8 PM. (Both evening shows will close with an all-out “percussion discussion and piano blowout.”)


Fr 6/5- Down In The Valley presents DEAD UNICORN, DISPOSABLE ROCKET BAND, and BEN CARLIN & THE ROCKBOTTOMS, w/ dance party following, at Jason’s Upstairs Bar, Hudson—Dead Unicorn are on a mission: to ignite awareness of the inevitable apocalypse. The punk-pop duo (Zac Shaw and Paul Heath) realized proper wheels would be needed for the task, so they entered a self-made video into the Ford Fiesta Movement contest and won themselves a free car and gas for six months. They will be driving it up to Hudson for this show, and will no doubt play a show like it’s their last on earth. Disposable Rocket Band is one man with a mandolin and a bank of keyboards against the world, inspiring one listener to compare him to . . . Metallica? Brooklyn-based Ben Carlin & the Rockbottoms come together to create what some have described as “modern Brooklyn soul.” A late night dance party follows with DJ Mr. Chips and Mikey Palms keeping the decks spinning ‘till the cops show up or the cows come home, whichever happens first.
7 PM | Jason’s Upstairs Bar | 521 Warren St. | Hudson
518.828.8787 |


Fr 5/29 through Su 5/31- 100.1 WDST Radio Woodstock and Warren Haynes present MOUNTAIN JAM 5, at Hunter Mountain, Hunter—Originally conceived as a single-day celebration timed with Radio Woodstock’s 25th anniversary, Mountain Jam has blossomed into a three-day, multi-stage event, featuring onsite camping, a full Awareness Village, and one of the northeast’s most pristine natural amphitheaters in Hunter Mountain. 100.1 WDST Radio Woodstock and Warren Haynes—legendary guitarist for the Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule—have a summer concert staple, now in its fifth year. This year, Mountain Jam will also host outdoor late night performances on both Friday and Saturday nights, with these starlit performances complementing the festival’s already popular late night offerings in the Hunter Mountain Lodge.
Tickets and information are available at &

Friday May 29

Gov’t Mule
Umphrey’s Magee
Tea Leaf Green
Railroad Earth
Girl Talk
Porter Batiste Stoltz
Eric Krasno & Chapter 2
Marco Benevento Trio
Black Taxi
Alberta Cross
Hot Day At The Zoo
Stoney Clove Lane

Saturday May 30

Gov’t Mule
Coheed & Cambria
The Hold Steady
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Gene Ween Band
Jackie Greene
Brett Dennen
Lee Boys
Rhett Miller
Joe Pug
Jennie Arnau
The Trapps
The Movement
Pimps Of Joytime

Sunday May 31

The Allman Brothers Band
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Derek Trucks Band
Bk3: Bill Kreutzmann,
Otiel Burbridge, & Scott Murawski
Richie Havens
Martin Sexton
The Brew

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