Assessing the Hudson Valley music scene (or lack thereof)

I once asked Kingston musician and BSP booking agent Mike Amari whether we have a scene in the mid-Hudson region. How does one define a scene? Should we worry our heads about it?…

Attendance is activism

John Burdick surveys the regional musical scene with a fine-tooth comb   As press releases, event announcements, links, lineups, and requests for coverage race across my virtual desk like a flickering news ticker…

Get an earful

In the opinion of this writer, this moment is in some respects the best time ever in the history of the mid-Hudson Valley music scene, Dylan be damned: more original acts than ever…

Kevin McMahon’s Marcata Recording studio draws indie rockers to New Paltz

Record producers pose for portraiture in front of sprawling, NASA-like mixing desks. It’s conventional if not obligatory, but the role of producer should not be confused with that of the knob-twiddling, signal-routing, sound-shaping,…

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