Monday, September 9, 2013

Woodstock Was Never Like This

This coming weekend--September 13 and 14--Basilica Hudson launches Basilica SoundScape 2013. In collaboration with music organizers and connoisseurs Brandon Stosuy, of Pitchfork, and Brian Deran, of Gleam House and Leg Up!, Basilica creative directors Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone have assembled a carefully curated weekend program that features a wide range of music, visual art, and literature. The full lineup of artists and the schedule of performances can be viewed here.

What may distinguish Basilica SoundScape from other such festivals is not only its concern for connections and overlaps in the performances and work presented but also its attention to creature comforts. Overnight guests to the event--those who are not staying at one of Hudson's B&Bs--can pitch a tent at Meadowgreens Campgrounds in Ghent, where there are lots of big trees creating plenty of shade, there are restrooms, showers, and electricity, and there are shuttle buses traveling to and from Basilica Hudson at regularly scheduled intervals.

And at the Basilica, there will be food! Five food trucks will be stationed around the perimeter--two Hudson favorites, Truck Pizza and Hudson Gelato, and three new to Hudson, Pippy's Hot Dog Truck, Arkansas Tom's Razorback BBQ, and Yum Yum on Wheels, serving "all things noodle."

There will also be a pop-up shop called BunnyBrains Fire Sale, a collaboration of John Doe Records and Likeminded Objects, offering such services as hair braiding, toe tattoos, and therapy for "Jimi Hendrix problems in a John Mayer world," as well as making objects to sell on the spot.

Weekend passes are $60; day passes are $35. To learn more about the event and purchase your pass to be part of it all, visit the Basilica Hudson website.

For more about what to expect at Basilica Hudson this weekend, see The New York Times and Rural Intelligence.

1 comment:

  1. Carole, I attended Woodstock. I remember Woodstock. Woodstock was an experience of mine. Carole, Basilica Soundscape is no Woodstock. :) Seriously, this sounds very exciting. Thank you for posting.