Rock ‘n Roll Show – Lovehoney, The Bluechips, No Grudges and Platinum Moon

December 09, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Join us at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater on Friday, December 9 for a full night of unexpected, energetic and fun rock ‘n roll !

Co-Headliners and hometown heroes the Bluechips return from their midwest tour to close the show with their original spin on indie / pop / psych rock. If you don’t know them yet, the Bluechips are a little bit Interpol, a little bit the Strokes, a touch of Pink Floyd, and look a bit like Kurt Vile. But at the end of the day, they have a sound all their own.

The Bluechips are a 20-something three-piece of longhaired gents that have often been called the pride of Peekskill. They’ve played the Mercury Lounge, Garcia’s at the Capitol Theatre, the Pleasantville Music Festival, and have regular gigs at Lucy’s Garage as well as indie haunts across New York City and Brooklyn. Guitarist and vocalist Paulie “Pasta” Beladino works at the local guitar shop and has never met a stranger. Jake Albi mans the drums and shares vocals with Paulie. Bassist Tom Davis completes the power pyramid. There’s a reason the Bluechips are everyone’s favorite band around Peekskill — they always put on a good show and they’re super nice guys.

Lovehoney splits the bill with the Bluechips and brings to the stage a distinctively 60s and 70s-inspired blend of blues and psych rock (think Jimi Hendrix meets the Doors meets Joan Jett meets modern-day artists like Gary Clark Jr and Jack White). While they harken back to the 60s and 70s in terms of look and sound, they understand that modern appetites are all about instant gratification and regularly available content. To give people more of what they want, when they want, Lovehoney tends to release a three-song EP every few months instead of waiting for a 12-song record to be ready.

Live performances are really where Lovehoney comes alive. Lead vocalist Alysia Quiñones will put you under her spell as she burns across the stage, rolling her headful of dreads until you’re not sure if what you’re seeing is real, but you like it. Guitarist Tommy White has an unmistakably Hendrix feel, both to the ears and the eyes. Drummer Tom Gehlhaus rocks steady and Meghan the Bassist is a force in her own right.

Lovehoney has had residencies at Arlene’s Grocery, played shows at Bowery Electric and has been featured in numerous festivals throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley. Their look and sound makes brands go bananas: Red Bull and Sailor Jerry sponsored their album release party a couple years ago. They’ve also performed with Run DMC and have caught the attention of everyone from Nylon and Paste Magazine, to the Village Voice, to BBC Radio. Lovehoney will light your fire the moment they hit. Guaranteed.

No Grudges, a “funk punk rock” duo out of Queens, is Lovehoney’s direct support. Catch their set and let Crystalla’s vocals give you the chills while her real-life high school sweetheart, Gabe, cranks out guitar solos that’ll stop you in your tracks. The band has performed at Irving Plaza, Webster Hall and Gramercy Theater. No Grudges are also regulars at Arlene’s Grocery in Brooklyn, and they’ve been on the bill at festivals like CMJ and CBGB.

The winner of River Towns Music Group’s Fall Battle of the Bands, Platinum Moon, is going to knock you out with their stage presence and musical chops. They look like they’re about 15 years old, but trust us, they can rock with the best of them. Come see why they’ve won competitions all over the tristate, opened for the likes of X Ambassadors at Pleasantville Music Festival, and won Connecticuit’s Got Talent (spoiler: it’s because they’re amazing).

Together these four bands will make you wonder why they’re not already blowing the roof off stadiums and major festivals. Catch them in your backyard while you still can!

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