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6 Live Music Shows to Check Out in October 

Looking for a few more gigs to attend this month? We've got you covered.

For sweet sounds and satisfying shows, check out the following for your live music fix this October: 

click to enlarge Les Filles de Illighadad play BSP Kingston October 7.
  • Les Filles de Illighadad play BSP Kingston October 7.

ShoutOut Saugerties Festival

October 4-27

The ShoutOut Saugerties organization aims to highlight the town's diverse artistic talent while uniting its business and residential communities. Last month, the group launched the 2019 ShoutOut Saugerties Festival, which runs through October 27 and features performing arts events, literary readings, conversations, visual art exhibits, crafts, films, carnivals, culinary arts, and street art. October 5 will see Make Music Saugerties, an all-day program of live performances throughout the town and village by residents Malcolm Cecil, Spaghetti Eastern, Skola Iyengar, and others culminating with a 7:30pm concert by singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson at the Saugerties Reformed Church. (Tickets for Laura Stevenson concert are $15.) Saugerties. Shoutoutsaugerties.org.

Sunburned Hand of the Man

October 4

The rambling Massachusetts collective Sunburned Hand of the Man were the de facto figureheads of the late-1990s/early-2000s "free folk" movement, a vaguely defined scene of experimental underground acts that mashed together elements of psychedelic rock, noise, free jazz, and, yes, folk music, albeit of the acid-damaged variety. In addition to a miles-high stack of self-released CDs and cassettes, the group has several recordings out on Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace and other uber-cool labels. Here, Tubby's welcomes the influential band of freaks in their first-ever performance at the club. (ULTRAAM jams October 19; Blank Hellscape and Claire Rousay get weird October 17.) 8pm. $5. Kingston. Tubbyskingston.com.

In the Pines Festival

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October 5

In the Pines, a mini-music festival masterminded by singer-songwriter and Beacon Music Factory honcho Stephen Clair, returns this month after a multi-year hiatus. The event, which will once again take place in and around the University Settlement Camp theater, in the woods on the southern edge of Beacon, will present three regional acts along with beer and refreshments from Hudson Valley Brewery and edibles from Spicy restaurant's food truck. The lineup features Brooklyn-based band Dirt Bikes, local heroes Knock Yourself Out, and Clair himself, playing songs from his new album, Strange Perfume, which was produced by Malcolm Burn (Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop). 5pm. $15, $20. Beacon. Facebook.com/events/658872537955805/.

Les Filles de Illighadad

October 7

As nomads, it's in the blood of the Tuareg people of North Africa to wander. Luckily, for lovers of the incredible indigenous "desert blues" made by this confederation of Berbers, many of these musicians have wandered across the ocean to tour America in recent years. (Tinariwen, who played at Fresh Grass last month, and Mdou Moctar are two stellar examples). Yet another amazing Tuareg band will pop into BSP Kingston this month: Nigerian group Les Filles de Illighadad, who are led by Fatou Seidi Gghali, the first Tuareg woman to play guitar professionally. Released on the vital Sahel Sounds label in 2016, the Filles' mesmerizing self-titled debut was recorded live in the open air of their home village of Illighadad. Spero opens. (Shana Falana soars October 18; Juan Waters sings October 23.) 7pm. $10, $15. Kingston. Bspkingston.com.

Matthew Shipp Trio

October 13

Pianist Matthew Shipp rose to prominence on the New York free jazz scene in the 1990s as a member of saxophonist David S. Ware's phenomenal quartet. (Shipp also played in various settings with Ware's busy bassist, William Parker.) An incredibly prolific artist, over the decades he has collaborated with Ivo Perelman, Joe Morris, Antipop Consortium, Jemeel Moondoc, and others and released dozens of recordings on respected labels like Cadence, FMP, Eremite, and Thirsty Ear. Shipp's superb trio, which features drummer Newman Taylor Baker and bassist Michael Bisio, makes its Kingston debut with this set at the Lace Mill, which welcomes—via a grant from community/arts group RUPCO—its new grand piano for the occasion. (Juma Sultan, Michael Bisio, and Adam Siegel play October 5.) 5pm. Donation requested. Kingston. Thelacemill.com.

Rickie Lee Jones

October 13

In her trademark red beret, jazzbo singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones stood far out on the pop landscape in 1979, the year she appeared on "Saturday Night Live" singing her slinky hit "Check E's in Love." Following that iconic performance, Jones went on to win two Grammy Awards, get featured on the cover of Rolling Stone twice, and make VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. Earlier this year, she released Kicks, her first album of new music in over 12 years. Finally back out on the road after a lengthy hiatus, Jones pays a visit to Infinity Hall for this intimate evening of songs from across her more than 40-year career. (Karla Bonoff comes by October 17; Nick Lowe goes solo November 1.) 7pm. $60-$80. Norfolk, Connecticut. (866) 666-6306. Infinityhall.com.

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