Bella’s Bartok, JK Vanderbilt

17
/ Mar
Friday
2017

Bella’s Bartok, JK Vanderbilt

Venue
Front Room
Time
08:00 pm
Price
$10.00

Friday March 17th

BSP Kingston presents

St. Patricks’s Day with
Bella’s Bartok + J.K. Vanderbilt!

$10 | 18+ | 8PM Doors / 9PM Show

Tickets are on-sale now :: http://bit.ly/2jD7Nmv
Also available locally (cash only, no fees) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records // Woodstock Music Shop (HV Mall too)

To understand Bella’s Bartok, imagine what you would get if Salvador Dali and Toulouse Lautrec were fronting the Moulin Rouge’s house band, and you have the exuberant spectacle that is Bella’s Bartok. Described as “about as much fun as you can have with your pants on” (Dan Wolovick, Two Way Monologues), this 6-piece powerhouse melds Bohemian Klezmer Punk with pop sensibilities into an eminently danceable party. The diversity of musicians that make up Bella’s Bartok, combined with their boundless energy on stage, has been known to break a dancefloor, or two (or three, but who’s counting?). Their sound moves way beyond labels, pushing the envelope towards the darker side of Eastern European music, referencing vaudeville and 20th century eclecticism.

The Bella’s Bartok line-up includes: Asher Putnam (Vocals and all-around entertainer), Chris “Fancy” Kerrigan (Guitar, Clarinet, Vocals and physicist!?!), Dan Niederhauser (Bass and Vocals), Saera Kochanski (accordion and mandolin) Amory Drennan (Trombone/Banjo and Vocals), Crisco (Drums/Percussion and Trumpet) and Gershon Rosen (trumpet). The band has shared the stage with musicians and acts such as Rubblebucketburlington9, Red Baraat, The Indigo Girls, Larry & His Flask, The Suitcase Junket, Parsonsfield, And the Kids, Kanye, Rough Francis, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, West End Blend, Adam Ezra Group, Meat Puppets, World Inferno/Friendship Society, Rupa & the April Fishes, Arc Iris, and many more.

With multiple awards under their belts, including The Valley Advocate’s Best Band in the Valley 2014 and The Deli Magazine’s Best of New England (twice!), this eclectic group of guys have carefully crafted a sound that is part strange and creepy, part pop gold. With an aura of theatricality, Bella’s Bartok shows not only entertain, but they invite you to partake in the wild party they are having on stage, to involve yourself in the spectacle. Quite simply put- this is the band you should never miss, ever.

http://bellasbartok.com/

It’s a weathered, twangy upright piano straining the old barn floorboards beneath it, stoic and waiting for the next soulful awakening. It’s the steel rails that restrain the power of an electrifying guitar like a freight train cutting across the vast and varied countryside. It is an homage to old America: sophisticated, meticulously crafted, and tough as shit. It’s an energetic fever pitch, channeled into the razor-sharp focus and discerning taste of a connoisseur.

J.K. Vanderbilt is a true son of the Hudson Valley with his feet firmly planted on both sides of the tracks. You may find him professionally preparing drinks or lovingly making food as Josh Rosenmeier. Share a meal with him and be prepared to feast into the early morning. A wild spirit of electricity splitting at the seams, unharnessed yet still refined, he doesn’t write songs because he wants to. He does it because he has to. You can hear it in every syllable of every sung word, in the intensity of every instrument (all played by Vanderbilt himself). This is “How To Build A Fire,” J.K. Vanderbilt’s debut album, recorded and produced by Chris Hansen and Matt Pond and being released in early 2017, and “Shine a Light” is the first single.