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Eat Food or Die: A Monthly Podcast Hosted by Chef Hugh Horner

Front Porch Style Conversations with Food Professionals of all walks and Helsinki Musicians, with music hand selected from some of Chef's favorite artists to appear here at Helsinki, both past and future.

A Monthly Podcast -

- The Restaurant at Club Helsinki

- Helsinki on Broadway

Every Tuesday 7 - 11
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The Big Takeover
Friday, October 24 • 9pm

Glen David Andrews
Saturday, November 8 • 9pm

Chris Smither & The Motivators
Friday, November 14 • 9pm
October 23:
Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase
October 24:
The Big Takeover
October 25:
Lip Talk/Yassou Benedict
October 26:
Haute Cature • Benefit Fashion Show
October 31:
DJ T-Bone Halloween Dance Party
November 3:
Melora Creagor
Chops LaConte, Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica & Tim Oakley
November 6:
The Compact
November 8:
Glen David Andrews
November 9:
Helsinki on Broadway • Brent Barrett

November 10:
Melora Creagor
Chops LaConte, Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica & Tim Oakley
November 13:
Diamond Doves
November 14:
Chris Smither & The Motivators
November 15:
November 17:
Melora Creagor
Chops LaConte, Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica & Tim Oakley
November 20:
Pro Jam 8
November 22:
Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
November 23:
Alexander Turnquist
with Sontag Shogun and Julia Kent
November 24:
Melora Creagor
Chops LaConte, Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica & Tim Oakley

Thursday, October 23

8:00 pm

Folk music legends John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful) and Happy Traum - Folkways artist and early session guitarist for Bob Dylan - will be joined by fingerstyle guitarists Kinloch Nelson, Craig D'Andrea and Maycn Taylor in a preview of the following weekend's Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase: a festival of handmade acoustic guitars and other stringed instruments, featuring some of the world's finest guitars and guitar builders.

Friday, October 24

9:00 pm

Born at SUNY-New Paltz in 2008, upstate New York’s own ska-reggae group the Big Takeover specializes in Jamaican rhythms, as heard on its third album, “Children of the Rhythm,” which boasts the band’s signature blend of upbeat, horn-inflected ska, deep, funky reggae grooves, soulful melodies, and dub dropouts.

The Big Takeover is fronted by Jamaican-born and raised vocalist NeeNee Rushie and features a two-man horn section. Claiming influences including Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Beres Hammond, Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis, Michael Jackson, Fela Kuti, the Specials, and Aretha Franklin, the Big Takeover has shared stages with such reggae royalty as the Wailers, the Skatalites, the Slackers, Yellow Man, Inner Circle, Eek a Mouse and Sister Nancy.


Saturday, October 25

9:00 pm

Brooklyn-based quartet Lip Talk and San Francisco rockers Yassou Benedict both revel in ethereal female vocals that float atop a bed of dream-pop. Both groups are also originally from our region: Lip Talk was formed in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and were known as Railbird; Yassou Benedict was formed right here in Hudson, and resident rock star Melissa Auf Der Maur contributed vocals to one of their early recorded efforts.

Lip Talk is led by Sarah Pedinotti Kyle (SPK) on keys, sampler, and lead vocals, with Chris Kyle on guitar, Derek Leslie on bass, and Ian Chang or Bryan Bisordi on drums. SPK’s vocal delivery has earned her apt comparisons to musical luminaries Bjork and Kate Bush, and the band’s unique blend of experimental psych-pop has found a home with fans of Braids, The Dirty Projectors, and Little Dragon.

Though they employ unconventional song structures and shifting time signatures, Yassou Benedict makes alluring, moody dream-pop. No one in the band is named Yassou Benedict.

Between the two groups, it promises to be an evening of shimmering textures and sultry sounds.

Sunday, October 26, 6pm

Haute Cature • Benefit Fashion Show


23•Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase
24•The Big Takeover
25•Lip Talk/Yassou Benedict •Co-Bill
26•Haute Cature • Benefit Fashion Show
31•DJ T-Bone Halloween Dance Party

3•Mondays with Melora
6•The Compact
8•Glen David Andrews
9•Helsinki on Broadway • Brent Barrett
10•Mondays with Melora
13•Diamond Doves
14•Chris Smither & The Motivators
15•Voodoo Orchestra North
17•Mondays with Melora
20•Pro Jam 8
22•Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
23•Alexander Turnquist with Sontag Shogun & Julia Kent
24•Mondays with Melora
28•Everett Bradley's Holidelic
29•Everett Bradley's Holidelic

5•The Sacred Shakers and Zoe Muth & The High Rollers

6•Simi Stone
12•Robert Randolph & The Family Band

2•Sarah Borges/Girls Guns and Glory
24•Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

13•Voodoo Orchestra North
14•Nicole Atkins
28•Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

13•Voodoo Orchestra North
28•Bindlestiff FamilyCirkus
29•Bindlestiff Family Matinee

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