WGXC's weekend in Cairo, Catskill, and Hudson
Dear WGXC community members,
This weekend is a busy blur of activities on both sides of the Hudson River, as Pride events take place in Catskill on Saturday and Hudson on Sunday. WGXC starts its weekend in Cairo Friday night, with the Cairo Open Mic sponsored by the Cairo Library and WGXC in the town park at 7 p.m. Saturday morning we move to Catskill's Dutchmen's Landing for a "Mind Body Spirit" gathering with healer Vicki Lagoudis. About that same time, WGXC folk will also be at the opening of the Catskill Farmer's Market, along Main St. Then, Saturday night night WGXC has a rock 'n' roll blowout at Club Helsinki, with JP Harris and the Tough Choices, The Weight, and Happy Birthday performing. Sunday, we will be lending a PA and running sound near the Waterfront in Hudson, where the Pride parade ends. Tune in www.wgxc.org for live updates on Twitter, the WGXC Newsroom blog, and Facebook, and read below for details about each event.
A Rock 'n' Roll Benefit Show for WGXC Community Radio at Club Helsinki
June 19, 2010: 9 p.m.
Club Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534
Rock 'n' Roll Benefit Show for WGXC Community Radio
WGXC is gearing up for its grand launch onto the airwaves this fall, and just needs to raise the remaining bucks to do so. On Saturday, June 19,
three bands will help take up the cause by taking to the newly-opened stage of Club Helsinki. Comprising an unrelenting cross-section of
American music today, all three acts have more than just old friendships in common: None of them have left a stage in the last year without everyone in the room sweaty, wild-eyed, and screaming for more. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see three bands that are truly shaking the foundations of independent music, all on one stage.
Because of their love for independent community radio, these bands are traveling all the way to Hudson to play this blowout benefit for this area's soon-to-be very own community radio station, WGXC.
The Weight: If this doesn't move your body, all hope is lost. "While there's certainly no shortage of classic rock / Americana revival bands in Brooklyn these days, The Weight... have the drawl and enthusiasm to make the rest sound like they're reading off cue cards." -Vice Magazine
Happy Birthday, with their self-titled debut on Sub Pop records (L7, Nirvana, Reverend Horton Heat, etc.) are making waves. Poppy, sour-bubblegum waves. The kind that makes you keep chewing even though it makes your mouth water too much, your eyes tear, and your feet propel your body up and down off the floor. The kind of wave that makes you smile and dance until it hurts. A lot.
J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices play old-fashioned Honky Tonk. Period. If you wanna two-step, if you wanna cry in your drink, or if you just like scruffy young fellas in Wranglers, find them in a low-lit roadhouse near you.
Tickets $10 advance for WGXC Founding Members/$12 advance for others/$15 door everyone
All proceeds will go to help launch the very exciting new community radio station for Columbia and Greene counties, WGXC. Check out www.wgxc.org for more info.
BUY TICKETS THROUGH BROWN PAPER TICKETS:
WGXC Founding Members get ticket discount. Type in "WGXC" in discount window.
For more information:
Mind Body Spirit Gathering
June 19, 2010: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Admission: $10, benefits WGXC
Enjoy a tranquil morning by the river with Transformational Healer Vicki Lagoudis to help community radio station WGXC. Melt away stress, eliminate pain, bring peace and harmony into your life. Experience the healing power of:
For more information please contact: Vicki Lagoudis, Teachingspirit@aol.com, 518-314-9681.
Come out to learn more about community radio and WGXC, and how you can be involved. Minimum $10 donation goes to bringing WGXC and community radio to this area. And come to Catskill for a big day of relaxing before the Gay Pride festivities.
Cairo Open Mic
June 18, 2010: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Cairo town park
Sponsored by Cairo Library and WGXC
Every month the Cairo Library and WGXC put on the Cairo Open Mic, with all sorts of musicians, poets, dancers, bands, and other local acts performing. WGXC provides a live webcast and records and archives the performances at www.wgxc.org. This free event moves back to the Cairo Town Park Pavillion this month.
WGXC IS CO-SPONSORING THE FOLLOWING EVENTS
WGXC did not organize the following events, but is lending support.
WGXC at Catskill Farmer's Market
WGXC will be covering the opening of the new Catskill Farmer's Market on Main St. in Catskil Saturday morning. WGXC staff and volunteers
will be around to answer questions about the area's new community radio station.
WGXC at Hudson Pride
Saturday June 19
Sunset Cruise on the Spirit of Hudson
Departs from Henry Hudson Waterfront Park
Boards 6:30 PM
Sails 7 PM - 9 PM
Saturday June 20
Hudson Pride Parade
Starts at 7th Street Park at Warren Street and continues down Warren Street to Front Street
Parade line up 11:30 AM. Parade steps off at Noon.
Hudson Pride Festival
Rally, Performances, Music, Vendors
1 PM - 5 PM
Hudson Pride Tea Dance
5 PM - 9 PM
MEN, Frankie Martin, and NRG People
June 23, 2010: 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cannonball Factory, 359 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534
Jean Deux Records presents and WGXC co-sponsors:
MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective that focuses on the energy of live performance and the radical potential of dance music. MEN speaks to issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise, and demanding liberties through lyrical content and an exciting stage show. The group began in 2007 as the DJ/production/remix team of Le Tigre members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman. When the duo began to write new songs, it made sense to merge their efforts with JD's other project Hirsute. JD and original Hirsute members Michael O'Neill (Princess, Ladybug Transistor) and Ginger Brooks Takahashi (LTTR, The Ballet) now comprise the core of MEN, with Johanna Fateman and artist Emily Roysdon contributing as writers, consultants, and producers.
with special guests Frankie Martin
Hudson's NRG People.
Monday Volunteer Day at WGXC
WGXC volunteers currently meet each Monday at the WGXC Hudson Studio, 704 Columbia St. on the park and next
to the railroad tracks. WGXC folks are in the office all day, and
a general volunteer meeting is held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. This week Emily Bennison will lead the volunteer meeting. E-mail Kaya at email@example.com about being part of the WGXC team The WGXC studio is located at 704 Columbia St., Hudson, second floor. New volunteers are welcomed every week.