Author: amandadeeter55

Get your DESIGN O+N! The New CO+ntest

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Always wanted to have one of your original designs on the much sought after O+ Merch Collection? Wait no further, we’re having a Design CO+ntest! Channel that O+ energy and LO+VE and send us what you come up with. First Prize will include a visit to the Festival Clinic and TWO+ weekend Festival passes. Any and all chosen runners-up will get a Festival Weekend pass. Of course, you will also be able to enjoy the festival in pride seeing your design sitting below all the happy Festival-goer faces.

Email designs to info@opositivefestival.org. We prefer to receive them in vector format, Illustrator ideally. If that’s not possible, please send high resolution (600DPI) Photoshop files or JPEGs.

Contest ends July 31st.

Now go get your DESIGN O+N!

Voodelic

Voodelic is one high-impact, must-see live band! The group connect with each other in a way that can only be described as rousing and brimstone-spiritual; the rapport seems straight out of a big tent revival. Little Earl’s singing is articulate and righteous soul rage, with words that chase contemporary targets with Biblical methods, politicized and gospelized in equal measure. Bassist Colin Almquist, and drummer Dan Cartwright’s snappy, syncopated, big-bottom grooves anchor the soaring drama of the group harmonies and Ross Rice’s organ, a blend of sternum-punishing precision and ethereal grace. When guitarist Eric Cartwright rips a squealing solo right out of an ‘80s glam/metal tune over a groove that sounds like Little Feat or the Meters played by Helmet, nobody’s apologizing for anything. It’s all in there, and they mean every bit of it.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Sunday, July 20th : Rosendale Street Fest – Sunday Closing Set – Mountain Stage – 6pm

Thursday, August 21 : “Voodelic’s Last Stand” – a live recording at The Colony Cafe – Woodstock – 9pm
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Lindsey Webster

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Lindsey Webster’s latest recordings, encompassing the album You Change is now available. You can check out her first release, self-titled Lindsey Webster, on any music engine on the internet. There will be an East Coast Spring/Summer tour to support the release of “You Change.”
Lindsey has traveled across the country, playing in famed venues such as Carnegie Hall, Musikfest, Summerfest, The Elephant Room/Austin, Falcon Live, Bearsville Theater, The Brooklyn Bowl and many more. She has shared the stage with Michael Bolton, Bobby Vinton, Deborah Cox, Dar Williams, and Vonda Shepard. With a powerful four octave vocal range, Lindsey’s sound is a blend of Soul, Jazz, and R&B.

Upcoming Shows
May 30 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ Wine and Food festival of New Paltz – Mohonk Mountain House – Lindsey Webster Trio – New Paltz, NY

May 31 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ Wine and Food festival of New Paltz – Mohonk Mountain House – Lindsey Webster Trio – New Paltz, NY

Jun 6 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ La Puerta Azul – Lindsey Webster Band – Millbrook, NY

Jun 7 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ Cue BBQ – Lindsey Webster Trio – Saugerties, NY

Jun 11 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ Kingston In The Parks Gallo Park – Lindsey Webster Band – Kingston, NY

Jun 20 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ Last Chance Cheese and Antiques – Lindsey Webster Trio – Tannersville, NY

Jun 27 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ The Anchor – Lindsey Webster Band – Kingston, NY

Jul 11 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ La Puerta Azul – Lindsey Webster Band – Millbrook, NY

Jul 12 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ Keegan Ales – Lindsey Webster Band – Kingston, NY

Jul 19 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ Upstairs at 9 – Lindsey Webster Band – New Paltz, NY

Aug 1 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ Nu-Cavu – Lindsey Webster Band – Wallkill, NY

Aug 8 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ La Puerta Azul – Lindsey Webster Band – Millbrook, NY

Aug 15 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ Cue BBQ – Lindsey Webster Trio – Saugerties, NY

Aug 16 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ Woodstock Volunteer Appreciation Day – Lindsey Webster Band – Woodstock, NY

Aug 28 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ Newburgh Jazz Festival – Downing Park – Lindsey Webster Band – Newburgh, NY

Aug 29 – The Lindsey Webster Band @ Wildfire Grill – Lindsey Webster Trio – Montgomery, NY

The Fernwood Restaurant & Bistro

The Fernwood is a delightful restaurant located on a small country road nestled in the valley of the Kaaterskill Creek. The Fernwood Falls lie directly across the street and the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains tower above. The restaurant is owned and operated by the Muzzi family, a family that has been in the restaurant business for generations. Emil and his daughter Jenny work their magic in the kitchen while Merry and son Emil smoothly run the dining room. The Fernwood restaurant offers a variety of dishes from prime steaks, double cut lamb chops, chicken, veal, wonderful pastas, and fresh seafood and, of course, the famous Shrimp Scampi. Outside the rambling building is a pleasant porch/patio where you can enjoy a cool drink on a hot, muggy summer evening. Inside are two main rooms: on the right, a large, open room with a long bar and a few games, a large screen TV, and so on. On the left, the dining room is furnished with a number of glass-topped round tables with comfortable arm chairs, and old-fashion-y decor which successfully suggested a period dining experience. While visiting the Catskill Mountains, come and enjoy the mouthwatering cuisine and charming atmosphere that can only be offered by The Fernwood Restaurant and Bistro.

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The Shelter Underground Wine Bar

The new kid on the restaurant block in Rhinebeck is the Shelter Wine Bar, which opened just after Christmas. However, its owners, husband and wife Wesley Dier and Bryn Bahnatka are culinary veterans of Rhinebeck. In addition to the Shelter Wine Bar the couple owns The Local, which is a favorite Rhinebeck dining spot that features an eclectic new American menu, which emphasizes local products and regional recipes. With his use of organic vegetables, homegrown herbs, local cheeses, grass-fed meats & artisanal poultry the chef has garnered much critical acclaim, including praise from Bon Appetit & Wine Spectator magazines and has served the likes of Sir Anthony Hopkins, Beyonce, Jimmy Falon and Bill and Hillary Clinton. The Shelter Wine Bar features a tapas menu, an extensive wine list, and a variety of throwback craft cocktails, including The Last Word and an absinthe Sazerac. It is a rustically beautiful and warm bar – exposed brick, lots of dark wood located, under the honey store. The bar is situated in the center and there are a few tables scattered about the area – not crowded – a definite plus. The perfect place to unwind comfortably after work with a few friends.

SHELTERED WEEKLY PROMOS
TUESDAY -‘BACCHUS BAILOUT’ 20% OFF ALL BOTTLES of WINE
WEDNESDAY- $3 DRAFT BEER 5PM – 8 PM
THURSDAY – FONDUE NIGHT gooey goodness
FRIDAY – live music  SANGRIA by the glass or carafe
SATURDAY – live music  $1ea. BLUE POINT OYSTERS

photograph by Amanda Deeter

photograph by Amanda Deeter


photograph by Amanda Deeter

photograph by Amanda Deeter


photograph by Amanda Deeter

photograph by Amanda Deeter


photograph by Amanda Deeter

photograph by Amanda Deeter

The Colony Cafe

For too long has the legendary town of Woodstock, with its rich and exciting history, become static and dull. The Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock NY, takes on a new musical approach that comes as a breathe of fresh air for the town, musicians, and music seeking feens like myself.
After years working at Dreamland Studios in West Hurley, Pete Caigan takes on the Colony Cafe as the recording engineer and booking agent. Caigan has filled the Colony with recording equipment that is being utilized to record every live act and allows the venue to be a recording studio during the week. The shows take place in what is called the “Ballroom,” with a chestnut balcony circulating the space and offers additional seating. The space is intimately lit with soft-red lighting, candlelight, and a cozy fireplace surrounded by sofas.
The crisp sound quality of the revamped venue/studio is nicely fashioned by the new sound system, sound equipment, and the trapezoid-shaped building. The Colony Cafe is now furnished with equipment including PT HDX recorder w/ Burl Mothership Conversion, MICS (Telefunken U47 w/vf14 and Thierch m7, Neumann 87ai Innerube mod, 2 x Neumann/Telefunken km56c, Neumann SM2 (STEREO), 2 x Neumann u 87 (vintage), 2 x Neumann 89, 2 x Gefell um70, 2 x Royer r122, 2 x Beyer m160, Royer sf12 (STEREO), 2 x RCA 77dx, 2 x Earthworks sr77, 3 x akg 451 eb w/5 caps, 2 x Shure sm8, Beyer m88 vintage, 3 x Sennheiser 421, 3 x Shure 57, etc.), Equalizers (DBX eq, Manley Massive Passive,10 x API 550b, White EQ), Compressors (Inward Connections tsl4, API 2500, Alan Smart C2, etc.), Effects (Bricasti M7, Roland 501 Space Echo, Lexicon pcm70, Yamaha rev7, Yamaha spx90, etc.), and much much more.

Upcoming shows:

Fri. April 18: Small Engine (Dave Kearney and Elly Wininger‘s new band) with award winning songwriter Rupert Wates opening. $10, 8 PM door, 9 PM Start
Sat. April 19: TBA
Fri. April 25: Record Release Party for Arc Iris with Simi Stone and Burnell Pines
Sat. April 26: Big Sister $10, 9 PM door, 9:30 PM Start.
Fri. May 2: The Paul Green Rock Academy METAL SHOW 7PM, 10 PM Pianist Rod Williams with his group.
Sat. May 3: Cinco De Mayo Bash with Mambo Kikongo $10, 8 PM door, 9 PM Start
Sun. May 4: The Paul Green Rock Academy METAL SHOW 2PM

photograph by Sophie Seyler-Wetzel

photograph by Sophie Seyler-Wetzel

photograph by Sophie Seyler-Wetzel

photograph by Sophie Seyler-Wetzel

photograph by Sophie Seyler-Wetzel

photograph by Sophie Seyler-Wetzel

Jaita Zoens (April 14) photograph by Amanda Deeter

Jaita Zoens (April 14) photograph by Amanda Deeter

Liberty Public House

The Liberty Public House, located at 6417 Montgomery St. Rhinebeck, NY, is an American Tavern with memorabilia set in the historic Starr Institute. The unique settings, cozy dining area, and “American-theme” antiques all contribute to making this country pub warm and welcoming. However, this restaurant/bar relies heavily on its location and alluring décor. The food is tasty but overpriced based upon quantity.
Liberty made a smart decision in partitioning the upstairs bar and restaurant for the anticipated variety of customers. There is a nice mixture of mature younger and older adults. This is not a drama filled night club experience that some bars seem to be. There about eight or more beers on tap at $6, and are usually micro-brews brewed out of Oregon and the northwest. However, there is usually Coors Light and Budweiser on tap as well. There are numerous high quality liquor offerings as well as very good red and white wines, such as Beaulieu Vineyard Chardonnay (Central Coast, CA ’07) and Domaine La Berangeraie, Organic Cahors Malbec (France, ’09). The lounge-night club downstairs has a handsome dark wood bar, dimly lit by candle light and chandeliers. The lounge area also includes comfortable black leather couches and Victorian inspired chairs to add to the overall intimate and romantic ambiance of the club. The cozy place is also graced with a head of a water-buffalo atop a stone fireplace anchoring the spacious room. When the weather calls for it, there are two outside dining terraces for relaxed Al fresco dining. The back terrace, or the Boat House, is where a 1976 Coronado sloop that once sailed the Hudson River serves as the bar.

Liberty holds live-music entertainment downstairs and in the Boat House on Friday and Saturday nights, which have included Foster McGinty, Zaita Zoens, Young Citizens, Dirty River, and Locust Heads.
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Snapper Magee’s

When in the mood for a beer or cocktail and don’t want to spend a lot of money, Snapper Magee’s is the place to be. The highlight is usually Happy Hour from 10-11pm when you can get $1 draft beers. There are about 15 – 20 different bottles beers and five or so on tap. All beers are $3.75, with Pabst Blue Ribbon being $2.25. Snapper Magee’s is most definitely the dive bar of uptown Kingston. Snapper’s have a jukebox that includes a variety of Classic Rock, Punk, and seasoned Metal artists to ‘rock out’ to all night and sometimes there are live bands playing on Saturday nights. The crowd at this bar is quite a concoction of individuals thrown into a blender. Hipsters, frat boys, townies, prep kids, off-duty cops, the occasional local celebrity, etc. all call this place their local bar and manage to co-exist peacefully. Snapper’s may come off as a bit dingy, watering hole and venue for local bands and artists, but that’s the beauty of it. It’s raw, original, and straight-up. Locals have metaphorically labeled Snapper Magee’s as the Kingston CBGB. As unpretentious as they come, but you always get a clean glass and a strong appreciated drink. However, I wouldn’t trust touching your bottoms to the toilet seats! Please also note that this is a cash only bar with no ATM, but there is a bank down the street if you need one.
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Jennifer Connelly Fundraiser Event – 3/21

Please join us in a night of fun at Mirabella’s , 117 Partition Street in Saugerties, to benefit Jennifer Connolly.

For all of you who do not know, Jen has been courageously battling NUT midline carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. It would be our pleasure for family, friends, and members of the community to come together to support her during this battle.

The event will start at 8 pm, with Kevin and Ian Leverich performing at 10 pm.
T-shirts and Bracelets will be sold at the door and other donations will also be welcome.

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Twenty-year-old Jennifer Connelly had just graduated Ulster County Community College and was on her way to New Paltz University for the upcoming Spring semester. During her winter break, Connelly, started experiencing immense lower back pain and pressure on her chest that simple would not disperse. This began in late December 2013 after a trip to the city.
Connelly was first diagnosed with pneumonia and was treated with the presumably appropriate antibiotics. However, the symptoms and recurring fluid around her lungs did not go away. Doctors decided the next step was to do a CAT scan and a biopsy. Jennifer was then diagnosed with lymphoma, which is a type of blood cancer. Unfortunately, this diagnosis was also incorrect. It wasn’t until a few days after the initial diagnosis that a Kingston oncologist would find Jennifer’s true illness: NUT midline carcinoma. The statistics on survivors with the disease are discouraging except to Jennifer, her family and friends. Jennifer feels that even though this disease is challenging, she believes that she can beat it. Jennifer and her family hope that you can come and support her with high hopes and positive energy.

Keegan Ales

Keegan Ales Brewery, located at 20 St James St, Kingston, NY, is a great relaxing environment with friendly and accommodating staff. This pub is located in what at night time looks like an industrial or commercial area of the city of Kingston. The pub is homely and laid back, with buckets of peanuts and shells thrown on the floor. One of the rooms, that also includes the bar, consists of large picnic tables for groups and parties to gather. The bar area also has dart boards and table games to enjoy with Keegan’s many authentic brews. The interior brick walls are surfaced with artwork from local artists and are interchanged frequently. In the neighboring room to the bar, there is a preeminent stage where many local artist play, including the Lindsey Webster Band, Grape and the Grain, Connor Kennedy Band, Young Citizens, etc. This room also includes a dart board and a pick up window for the tasty food that they serve here. The variety of food ranges from snacks, like the Quesadilla and chips, to large mouth-watering sandwiches, like the Reuben. On Thursdays, Keegan Ales holds a deal night which offers $3 or $4 (based on the type of brew) mason jars of whatever is on tap. There are three local favorite brews that receive a lot of attention in the area: Old Capitol, Hurricane Kitty, and Mother’s Milk. Old Capitol is the ‘lighter’ beer of the three. This brew is a golden, crisp and refreshing beer. Hurricane Kitty, on the other hand, is coppery and a heavily hopped India Pale Ale. My favorite, Mother’s Milk is a dark and creamy stout, with hints of oatmeal, chocolate and milk. Mother’s Milk is the tastier of the three but so filling.
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Upcoming Events:
T-Jay
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Admission Price: FREE, 21+
Show Time: 7PM

Blue Sky
Friday, March 21, 2014
Show Time: 9pm

No Quarter
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Show Time: 9pm

The Gold Hope Duo
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Admission Price: FREE, 21+
Show Time: 7 pm

The Spectacular Average Boys
Friday, March 28, 2014
Admission Price: FREE 21+
Show Time: 9pm

D-Squared

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Show Time: 9PM

Dylan Johanson
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Myles “Mojo” Mancuso
Friday, April 04, 2014
Admission Price: FREE
Show Time: 9pm

Payne’s Grey Sky
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Admission Price: FREE
Show Time: 7pm

Blue Food
Friday, April 11, 2014
Show Time: 9 pm