- Start: 29 March 2016 8:00 pm
Join us for one of two debut performances by Sky Furrows, a brand new band featuring vocalist Karen Schoemer, bassist Eric Hardiman, guitarist Mike Griffin and drummer Phil Donnelly, on Tuesday March 29 at the Half Moon in Hudson.
Also appearing will be Woodstock psychedlic band Venture Lift, fronted by Stanton Warren, and singer-songwriter Paul McMahon.
Karen Schoemer is a poet, author and spoken word performer. She is the vocalist for the Schoemer Formation, which has performed at venues throughout the Hudson Valley and in New York City. She has recorded EPs with the British band Detective Instinct featuring Mike Watt on bass. She is also recording songs as a bass-voice duo called Jaded Azurites with Watt.
Her poetry has been published in Chronogram, Zephyrs, Up the River and Red Barn. Her poem “November Sun” won first prize in the Hudson Valley Writers Guild 2015 poetry contest.
Eric Hardiman, Mike Griffin and Phil Donnelly are members of Burnt Hills, the longest-running weekly psychedelic jam in Albany history. Hardiman records and performs under a number of monikers, including Rambutan and Century Plants. Griffin performs as Parashi, among other projects.
Venture Lift’s members are Stanton Warren, guitar/vocals. Alan Silverman, drums. Ash Umhey, guitar/bass; Thomas Rutherford, bass/guitar.
Influenced by early 1960’s British Invasion bands and the era of the Stone Roses, Venture Lift arose from the imagination of Stanton Warren, an original member of the Canadian Shoegaze group Inner Sound Accelerator (ISA) who performed between 1995-1999 in St. Catharines and Toronto, Ontario.
A native of New York State, after the break up of ISA he began recording original material, releasing demos “Music for the Forgotten Ones” on DIY tape in 2001 and as “Astropod” electronica DIY CD in 2002.
Venture Lift’s debut LP-CD entitled “Futuretoreal” (2007) and the follow-up “Tower of Spacious Karma” (2011) were released on the Detroit space rock label Mind Expansion Records run by Randall Nieman of the group Fuxa. “A Room In A Grand Hotel” released in (2014) was recorded and produced by Ted Orr and Stanton at Sertso Studio in Woodstock with artwork by James Marsh. Stanton was also recently one half of Avondale Airforce releasing a full length LP and CD in 2012.
paul mcmahon is a goddess worshipping singer songwriter who is also proprietor of the mothership, an everything center in woodstock. he has 10 albums of original music, has shown his artwork at the Metropolitan museum and has appeared as a giant potato on national tv duelling one-liners vs soupy sales. his song You’re My Guts is played fairly regularly on wkze, and dave unleashed plays him on wdst.
show will begin promptly at 9 pm, with doors at 8 pm.