Morrissey tops weekend events in Hudson Valley
This weekend’s top Hudson Valley entertainment events include everything from laughs to the so-called “Pope of Mope.”
Saturday: Morrissey at The Capitol Theatre
As the lead singer of the Smiths, Morrissey earned a lifetime’s worth of alt-rock credibility, but when the band broke up in 1987, he didn’t stop there. As a solo artist, the indie darling tapped into more lonely lyrics and his trademark baritone delivery to chart 10 top-10 singles in the United Kingdom, including the all-too-true “The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get.” His fans — who refer to him as the “Pope of Mope” — should be more attentive when he headlines The Cap this weekend, when Kristeen Young serves as opening act.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19
Info: The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; 914-934-9362; www.thecapitoltheatre.com; $49.50, must be 18 or older to attend
Sunday: NRBQ at Bearsville Theatre
Fusing classic rock with blues and jazz, NRBQ has been making music for almost five decades. Even if you don’t know the band by name or by acronym — it stands for New Rhythm and Blues Quartet, when it’s a foursome — chances are that one of your favorite musicians does. Artists ranging from Bonnie Raitt to Zooey Deschanel's She & Him have covered the band’s tracks, and its fans include Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney. While the recent deaths of former NRBQ members Steve Ferguson (2009) and Tom Ardolino (2012) have given the group pause, pianist and original member Terry Adams has soldiered on with Scott Ligon on guitar and vocals, Conrad Choucroun on drums and Casey McDonough on bass and vocals.
When: 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20
Info: Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock; 845-679-4406; www.bearsvilletheater.com; $20 in advance, $25 at door