What a weekend we have in store for you at Quinn’s!
TONIGHT (Thursday) it’s Jack Grace + Guests (see below)
FRIDAY NIGHT its stellar, rocking pop with Toy Cities and Caravela!
SATURDAY AFTERNOON 3-7PM it’s HIP HOP ATTACK 2014 with T-Swiffa, Sage English, Tony E, Ed-Mickz, Billy D and more! This is a presentation of The Locker Room Network and Ali T. Muhammad. There is a $5 cover for this one. There will be food, including pizza, and beverages, but no alcohol. Ali assures us this will be a PG show.
SATURDAY NIGHT it’s the wondrous, the stupendous, the AMAZING SENSATIONALS! Oh, yeahhhh! With opening band GRAHAM featuring “the alluring Mr. Zack Campone”!!!
All shows are NO COVER and start around 8:30 unless noted otherwise. SEE YOU THERE!
It seems like two of our local food movement denizens Kara Marie Dean Assael and Margot Schulman are planning an indiegogo crowdsourced fundraiser on February 15th for their soon to be opened non-profit food venture, the Fareground Cafe.
From the very first time I saw their site I knew I wanted to help these people. On their site Fareground.org, their mission statement sucked me right in.
"Faregrounds mission is to nourish our community by providing "pay what you can" delicious, locally sourced, delicious meals."
To us at Beaconstreets, Fareground is a no-brainer to get behind.
In a climate of national and global food insecurity, the woman behind Fareground have created a locally oriented, close knit, and crowd sourced solution here in our corner of the Hudson that will affect hundreds if not thousands of citizens in Duchess county. Their idea deserves commendation and support.
Dedicated to creating accessible and communal meals for every citizen of Beacon, their new project will seek to create a locally organized and centered non-profit kitchen and eating space that will foster stronger ties within the community towards our local farmers and food producers.
That’s a lot of community man.
Their Indiegogo event/fundraiser/dance party will be on the Saturday, the 15th of February at The Southern Duchess Bowl, and all of the profits from the tickets sold at the door will go towards helping the project get up and running as soon as possible. All of the details for the party are listed in the links below.
As I said before the Beaconites behind Fareground are trying to create something that is of the utmost importance to our town and they deserve our respect and support. You can bet that I’ll be there on the 15th, and I hope to see a lot of people come out and support this awesome cause.
Last friday seems like a million years ago. It was before I had a chance to fall prey to the dangers of alcohol poisoning while also OD’ing on chicken wings. Before that fateful SuperBowl Sunday however I spent a quiet evening out amongst friends. So on friday night we decided to go to Quinn’s, and were pleasantly surprised to see two new local bands come to play for our musically starved citizens.
Although half of the regular lineup of Sun Voyager were in absentia, the two piece pulled off a stripped down guitar and drums set a ‘la Black Keys and did it well. Loud, psychedelic and primally charged riffs and beats screamed and bled into my ears and reminded me that sometimes less is more, and simple things are good things. I look forward to seeing the whole band play at Quinn’s sometime in the near future, March I believe, but they haven’t hammered out any dates as of yet.
After the two piece finished their set, Dizzy Juice took the stage. A three piece comprised of good ol’ Reinbeck boys, they embodied a decidedly different style and flavor of rock that was more sexy and bluesy. Their style evoked daydreams and seemed to deal with the moments of seduction and the throbbing hangovers felt by chance lovers when the liquor has worn off, and the romance has all but dissipated, leaving a lingering sense of dissolution but a calm that is welcome in the early morning light.They’re playing was very good as well, and their set which lasted far longer, was ended on a brutal high note of guitar solos and cacophonous screams, which is exactly what I expected out of them.
All in all Quinn’s seems to be turning into one of the Hudson Valley’s best live music venues.
The simple unassuming decor coupled with the excellent beer and it’s japanese inspired drunchies, (that’s drunk munchies for all you teetotallers out there), continue to beguile and draw in dynamic and talented crowds of musicians, artists, and dreamers, all looking to while away the hours in rock club that embodies all the finest qualities of a small neighborhood bar.
It’s dark, it’s loud, and no-one knows your name. It’s anonymity and patient brooding shadows play into the dramatic stylings of Tom Schmitz, the owner of Quinn’s and the also famous founder of Ear Wax Records in Brooklyn. Mr. Schmitz has created a perfect thing for our town. Already people seem to be flocking to Beacon to hear music on an almost nightly basis which is something that seems to be have been missing from Beacon for far too long. Hopefully soon, similar venues like Quinn’s will become more commonplace in our part of the Valley and we will find ourselves smack in the middle of new musical renaissance; fueled by exodus from the city, and a new generation of musician’s who call the Hudson river home.
Anyway, right now, that’s just a pipe dream. But who knows? Thanks to bands like Sun Voyager and Dizzy Juice, and business owners like Tom Schmitz, maybe one day, my dream will come true.