Jupiter Nights: Tōth // Laveda // Larry Locust // Scotia (DJ Set)
DOORS 7PM | MUSIC 8PM
at the Basilica Gallery Building
108 South Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534 (right next to the main building on our campus)
JUPITER NIGHTS – Basilica Hudson’s new weekly series of arts events in our Gallery Building – continues with Tōth (NYC) and support from Laveda (Albany, NY) & Larry Locust (Kingston, NY). Scotia (Albany, NY) will close the night out with a DJ set.
Tōth’s live show features catchy, unique and deeply personal songwriting, trumpet solos & wild grooves. On his second solo album as Tōth, You And Me And Everything, Rubblebucket cofounder Alex Toth embarks on a journey of transformation and self-discovery. Surrounded by cascading folk rock, celebratory horns, and jaunty piano, he finds himself falling in love after the dissolution of a 12-year-long relationship and learning how to deal with deep-seated grief. From the “why not?” attitude that drives the celebratory “I Might Be” to the vivid imagery that positions “Turnaround (Cocaine Song)” as one of his strongest lyrical efforts yet, Tōth uses his latest album to push himself as both a musician and a person. Mixed by Grammy-winning producer Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart, Cate Le Bon), the album brings to mind the heartfelt vulnerability of Arthur Russell, the woozy jazz of Chet Baker, and the playful melodic breadth of the Beach Boys. The only thing we know for sure about love is that it’s an adventure. On You And Me And Everything, Tōth comes to terms with that truth and invites you to join him on the unpredictable, fulfilling ride.
“brilliant” –NPR Music (All Songs Considered)
“heart-breaking vulnerability portraying the turmoil of unrequited love” –Line of Best Fit
“something like a lost Beach Boys session produced by Brian Eno.” –Aquarium Drunkard
On their 2020 debut album What Happens After, Laveda draw a post-apocolyptic landscape through layers of colorful sound and ethereal melodies. The band fuses polished pop song clarity with a 90’s guitar driven sound reminiscent of groups like The Sundays or my bloody valentine. Founding members “Jacob Brooks and Ali Genevich explore the great yawning unknown. From the freedom and uncertainty that rests at your fingertips or the distant and possibly desolate future, they capture adolescent restlessness with big walls of sound and a dreamy melodious warble” writes Toronto based blog Ohestee. NYC’s Look At My Records! calls Laveda “a young band with a fully realized voice and perspective, and What Happens After couldn’t feel timelier.”
Brooks and Genevich spent most of the summer and fall of 2021 in Los Angeles, working again with producer Dylan Herman (Beck, Pynkie) on their second full-length LP. The record is anticipated to release sometime this year on NY/VT based label Paper Cup and features the full live band, including Dan Carr (bass) and Joe Taurone (drums) throughout.
Larry Locust is the solo song-writing project of Hudson Valley local Kenny Hauptman. He blends post-rock influenced guitar loops into a silvery pop folk sound. The latest release “Slow Down EP” is available on Bandcamp.
Scotia is a DJ based in Albany who has been taking the Hudson Valley by storm in the six short months she’s been performing. Her performances are sweaty, embodied mixes of house, industrial, new wave, disco, and other club sounds from past and present. Her monthly party in Albany, PLAY-MATES, was founded in the spirit of early House music culture, with an emphasis on queerness, genre expansivity, and bringing together dancers from different social circles.