- IT'S ALL ABOUT ME-OW by Hudson Talbott
- IN MY KITCHEN by Ted Allen
- BEEKMAN 1802 HEIRLOOM COOKBOOK by Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer Purcel
- CLOUD ATLAS by David Mitchell
- HISTORIC HUDSON by Byrne Fone
- WHOLE HOG COOKBOOK by Libbie Summers
- ARCHITECTURAL INVENTIONS by Matt Bua and Maximillian Goldfarb
- THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
- I AM A BUNNY by Richard Scarry
- COLUMBIA COUNTY OUTDOORS by Sheldon Evans
- LEGS GET LED ASTRAY by Chloe Caldwell
- HOW MUSIC WORKS by David Byrne
- HOW TO SHARPEN PENCILS by David Rees
- ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac
- HUDSON VALLEY MEDITERRANEAN by Laura Pensiero
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The Spotty Dog Events Calendar
Upcoming Events at the Spotty Dog
Friday, December 6 at 8:00 $5 Many Trails + Alameda
Thursday, January 9 at 8:00 $7 Nat Baldwin w/Otto Hauser
12/20/2013 Johanna Warren
http://johannawarren.bandcamp.com/ “For the last six years Warren has fronted the band Sticklips, an experimental project drawing on the eclectic influences of its shifting personnel. The 24-year-old songwriter’s debut solo album is stripped to the bone yet full and spacious, entirely acoustic yet lush with eery ambience. Influenced heavily by the early recordings of Elliott Smith, Warren strove to create an intimate sonic universe with very sparse arrangements, relying solely on the strength of her songwriting.” - The Deli NYC (http://nyc.thedelimagazine.com/14936/sticklips-johanna-warren-announces-solo-debut-lp-fates)
12/28/2013 8:00 In The Cut
https://www.facebook.com/pages/IN-THE-CUT/438294756233466 DJs Effie & Marmar rotate Nonstop vinyl. Rare Groove, Funk, Jazz, Soul, Reggae, Afro Pop, Latin, International, Breaks, and other classic material. Accompanied by a handmade found footage 16 mm film installation by Ephraim Asili. Completely Analog. Totally Fun!
1/9/2014 8:00 Nat Baldwin
In 2008 double bassist/singer-songwriter Nat Baldwin released Most Valuable Player, an album that led Pitchfork to say “…he brings fierce performances to these polished compositions.” Now 5 years later, Western Vinyl is proud to be releasing the original demos from Most Valuable Player, which were recorded in 2005 and 2006.
The demo album, titled Dome Branches, features Nat’s bandmate from Dirty Projectors, David Longstreth on guitar and electronics, Djim Reynolds on guitar, Nathan Horton on drums, Tim Keiper on drums, Matt Bauder on Clarinets, Jessica Pavone on viola. Throughout these demos, there’s a remarkable raw energy stemming at least in part from the fact that Nat hadn’t performed any of the material live yet, and Longstreth hadn’t heard the songs before, so his guitar parts were made up on the spot.
After studying avant-garde jazz and improvisation with jazz legend Anthony Braxton, Nat Baldwin started writing songs featuring double bass and vocals. In 2005, he joined Dirty Projectors. In addition to his work with Dirty Projectors, he has performed on Grizzly Bear’sShields, Vampire Weekend’s Contra, and Department of Eagles’ In Ear Park. In between touring and recording with Dirty Projectors, Nat made time to record his 2011 albumPeople Changes, an album that led Pitchfork to say “…whether Baldwin is singing with his throat or his bow, there’s a thrilling felling of freedom to it all.” More recently, he’s been writing, recording, and arranging songs for a new album to be released in 2014. You can hear some of the new material live this September when Nat tours in the US and Canada.
The undisputed king of Spotty Sales is Byrne Fone, with his Historic Hudson once again solidly walloping the competition. Coming up second, however, is a newcomer to the list, itself a tome of local history. Tom Lewis’ The Hudson: A History is a panoramic must-read for anyone whose …More >
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