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Everett Bradley's HOLIDELIC
Club d'Elf
Album Release Party
w/ John Medeski
Saturday, January 14 • 9pm

Nellie McKay:
A Girl Named Bill
The Life and Times of Billy Tipton

Sunday, January 22 • 8pm

Noam Pikelny
Friday, February 10 • 9pm
January 13:
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
January 14:
Club d'Elf
Album Release Party w/ John Medeski
January 19:
ProJam 18
January 21:
Elvis' Birthday Bash • Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings
January 22:
Nellie McKay:
A Girl Named Bill
The Life and Times of Billy Tipton
January 27:
Overcoats
January 29:
Community Music Space Winter Performance
February 3:
Bella's Bartok
February 10:
Noam Pikelny
February 12:
Birds of Chicago
February 18:
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
February 23:
John Doe
February 25:
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
March 11:
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
March 12:
Bindlestiff Family Matinee
March 30:
Deborah Hanlon
March 31:
Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express/with The Bottle Rockets
April 28:
Greg Brown


Friday, January 13, 9:00pm


Bindlestiff Family Cirkus


Hudson's own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. Each month this winter, Bindlestiff Cirkus will bring a new lineup, with acts including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. The Bindlestiff stage is one of the few arenas in the world where attendees may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists from "America's Got Talent" next to local legends, live, on stage, and in the same show.

Live music is a defining feature of Bindlestiff's cabaret shows, with witty, original tunes by a variety of NYC's best composers and accompanists. Bindlestiff's unique style reflects deep roots in NYC's underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater.

Bindlestiff's evening Winter Cabaret performances are for grown-ups only, with a family-oriented, matinee performance on Sunday, March 12, at 3pm. In keeping with Bindlestiff's clubby NYC roots, the audience is encouraged to dress for festival and be part of the show. Audience members attending in costume will receive a discounted admission.


    





Saturday, January 14


9:00 pm



Club D'Elf and special guest John Medeski return to the scene of the musical crime to celebrate the release of a live concert album recorded right here at Club Helsinki Hudson back in 2011.

The brainchild of Boston bassist/composer Mike Rivard (Morphine, Either Orchestra, Guster, Boston Pops), Club d'Elf is a Moroccan-dosed dub-jazz collective featuring a constellation of top musicians from the jazz, DJ, rock and world music scenes of Boston and NYC who get in the groove and proceed to blow it up. With Rivard and drummer Dean Johnston at the core, guitars, turntables, Fender Rhodes, laptops, horns, tablas and a myriad of exotic instruments flow in and out of the mix - often with special guest keyboardist John Medeski.

Derived from ancient sources, trance forms the central core of the Club d'Elf aesthetic, unifying the various genres the band has absorbed, leading them to be called "One of the most inventive and ever-changing bands in all of new jazz. There is simply not another band like Club d'Elf on the planet," by Jazz America. Marlon Bishop of radio station WNYC summed them up thusly: "Club d'Elf sounds like the lovechild of Pink Floyd and George Clinton, dropped in Marrakesh... some deeply psychedelic music."

Special guest John Medeski, who has been an "honorary core member" of Club d'Elf from day one, is best known for his work with the genre-defying trio Medeski Martin & Wood. Built upon jazz roots, electronics and rhythmic grooves - not unlike Club d'Elf - MMW have broken out of the traditional jazz sphere and have shared the bill with groups such as The Roots, Beck, A Tribe Called Quest, Ray Charles, Hermento Pascoal, and Phish, frequently appearing in venues unavailable to most jazz artists.

    




Upcoming




January
13•Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
14•Club d'Elf
Album Release Party w/ John Medeski

19•ProJam 18
21•Elvis' Birthday Bash • Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings
22•Nellie McKay:
A Girl Named Bill
The Life and Times of Billy Tipton

27•Overcoats
29•Community Music Space Winter Performance

February
3•Bella's Bartok
10•Noam Pikelny
12•Birds of Chicago
18•Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
23•John Doe
25•Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

March
11•Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
12•Bindlestiff Family Matinee
30•Deborah Hanlon
31•Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express/with The Bottle Rockets

April
28•Greg Brown