Video: Pitchfork Militia plays Jason's Upstairs Bar in Hudson, 2009.
Tonight's lineup at the Bearsville Theater: Too much rock for one band.
Fred Perry, owner of Reservoir Music Center in Shokan, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his store's opening. And he's lined up at least five acts to mark the occasion with a blow-out at the Bearsville Theater tonight.
The headliners, Palenville band Pitchfork Militia, play a high-energy mashup of rock, blues, country and punk, dubbed 'psychobilly' (or even 'apocabilly'). "It's fun, fast and loud," says frontman Peter Head. (Bonus punk-rock points for shredding with a firetruck.)
Also on the menu: The Cheating Hearts play roots rock with emphasis on rhythm and solos; Mystic Ritual unites rock and reggae; TJ and the Manchilds play a blues/folk blend; and The Whateverly Brothers alternate between acoustic and electric numbers. There might be a few surprises on the bill, too -- the Bearsville Theater's listing says "special guests have been invited, and some even said they’d show up!" And at a sawbuck a head, the deep lineup is a bargain.
Reservoir Music Center 5th Anniversary Party at Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY, Friday, July 15. Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm. 845-679-4406. Tickets $10 at the door or purchased online in advance.