June 16, 2013
The Old Double E will be playing on the deck @ 8pm. Enjoy some old timey music, good food and cocktails!
We are excited to have Jazz, Rock, Avante band Totem (Jim Donica, Mark Dziuba, Chris Bowman) back for their Live Album release, and on Father’s Day! Jazz/Folk singer-songwriter Sara Jecko will open.
$6 || 7PM || All Ages (18 & Under w/ Chaperone)
The Big Bang Jazz Gang
Always A Great Time With This Band, Come Out To Keegan Ales To Hear Some Great Music Peformed By The Big Bang Jazz Gang!
David Alpher and Jennie Litt
Brooklyn-based husband-and-wife cabaret/songwriting duo David Alpher and Jennie Litt bring their signature mixture of Great American Songbook standards and their own original “pre-standards” to the Kingston Festival of the Arts. Lyricist Jennie Litt traces her influences back to the great satirists of the 1960s, Tom Lehrer and Allan Sherman; cabaret giants Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Brel, Noël Coward, Flanders & Swann, and Dave Frishberg; their contemporary descendants Francesca Blumenthal, Goldrich & Heisler, and Christine Lavin; and pillars of the American musical theater, Lorenz Hart, Cole Porter, and Stephen Sondheim. Composer David Alpher, who divides his musical life between classical and contemporary chamber music, art song, and cabaret, draws on his rich musical background in their songs, with a particular emphasis on jazz/blues, melody-driven ballads, and lushly imagined pastiche. He is particularly inspired in his cabaret writing by Leonard Bernstein, Vernon Duke, Bill Evans, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and the teachings of Lehman Engel. Working in a variety of genres — children’s music, comic novelty, jazz/blues, neo-Tin Pan Alley, pop, protest, and satire — Litt and Alpher have amassed an eclectic oeuvre of tightly-crafted, piano-driven, stand-alone cabaret songs that tickle the funnybone, tell truths, and touch the heart. “Enchanting”—BroadwayWorld.
Tickets: $8.00 at the door. Credit cards welcome.
June 15, 2013
Mister Kick at The Garden Plaza | Music
The Holiday Inn in Kingston has undergone a pretty kickin’ transformation… and now it’s the Garden Plaza Hotel!!!
Come join Mister Kick at the Garden Plaza for a night of all out party on 6/15 as we kick out the jams… just don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Four decades of Rock and Roll, R&B and some other great stuff one of the cats dragged in. Come “Kick It” with us!
All Aboard for another rockin’ cruise aboard the motor yacht TEAL, launching 9:15pm (sharp!) from Kingston City Marina (Gallo Park dock) and landing at CLUB LIGHT at the Steel House at 11pm. Boat cruise tickets ($15) include free admission to Club Light! Dance along the Hudson to World Famous Vnyil Squad’s DJ KUE, then come inside when KUE and DJ MISTER VINCE (K104) flood the dance floor with music videos and today’s top hits. 21+.
Hosted by Bobby Tisdale with guests:
AC Newman (The New Pornographers)
Leo Allen (Host of Whiplash, SNL Writer)
Dave Hill (This American Life)
Seth Herzog (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
David Rees (Comic, Artisanal Pencil Sharpener)
+more special guests!
21+ || Doors 8:30 || $10 ADV (Limited To 100) / $12 DOS
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Brought to you by The Wards of Merkin, Goathouse Productions and BSP Lounge
Pitchfork Militia (ROCK)
Dead Unicorn (Alternative/Punk/ROCK)
Red Neckromancer (Country Metal)
Looka Looka Looka (Gypsy Folk/ROCK)
Jonny Monster at Keegan Ales | Music
The Johnny Monster Band is a rock n’ blues power trio from New Paltz, NY. Featuring Jonny Monster on guitar and vocals, Rob Kissner on bass, and Roger LaRochelle on vocals and drum, the band is known for their fast take on the blues. In just 3 years they have carved a permanent place for themselves in the Hudson Valley music scene, and with the release of their self-titled debut LP they have further secured their spot as a top act in the area. The band’s energetic and fresh take on rock n’ blues has been heard at such memorable shows and events as The Rosendale Street Festival 2008, Arlene’s Grocery, The Bitter End-NYC and opening for the legendary guitarist Johnny Winter at the Bearsville Theater in January of 2011. Jonny Monster’s high-energy aggressive guitar style captivates audiences, and puts the band at the head of the future of rock n’ blues music; as well as making them a must see live act.
Leo Glaser from the “Save the Mountain” album will our featured artist. Leo Glaser & Rich Newman have been part of the Hudson Valley music scene for over 30 years. Leo & Rich have created their own unique sound with diverse & eclectic influences from the Beatles to Laura Nyro, singing about strength & perseverance, love & family, the wonder of nature & social issues.