In July, 2010, an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive beetle residential to east Asia, was found in Saugerties, N.Y., and has since been infecting ash trees all throughout Ulster County in devastating measure. According to the National Invasive Species Information Center, the EAB was originally found in Michigan in 2002, […]

In a world where music can be made by a kid in his mother’s basement using just a computer, it is refreshing to hear some good ol’ rock n’ roll.  Enter Two States. Hailing from Pleasantville in southern Westchester County, these five young dudes have been avid listeners of all types […]

The Second Annual Phools Parade took place on April 16 in New Paltz. An eccentric march began at the New Paltz Middle School on Main Street and finished at Hasbrouck Park. The Phools Parade is a community event that invites adults and children of all ages to dress up and […]

On Friday, April 15, a group of New Paltz students participated in Day of Silence, a protest in which those involved took a vow of silence to spread awareness about harassment and bullying in the LGBTQ community.  The protest took place in the Soujourner Truth Library lobby. Protesters held signs inviting […]

I asked my good buddy, Dean Engle, who co-runs the cassette record label Responsible Records, based in New Paltz, for some upcoming local releases. He turned me onto Breakfast in Fur, a five-piece ambient bedroom-pop band that is on the rise in the New Paltz scene, and who are gearing up to […]

Earlier this week, the indie-world was all a-flutter when Radiohead announced that their long-anticipated album, The King of Limbs, would be released on Feb. 19. The announcement came as a surprise since, before Monday, the only word known about this release was that “it would be released sometime in early […]

The campus is buzzing with a budget debate which is sure to remain a hot topic all semester long. The budget cuts proposed by the SUNY New Paltz administration are poised to face intense opposition from students and faculty alike. On Tuesday, Feb. 22, SUNY New Paltz students are holding […]

Akron/Family, a rock-psych band based out of New York, is known for its freak-out jam sessions, thumping rhythms and epic live shows, which sometimes brings people from the crowd on stage. Since 2002, Akron/Family has declared itself an eccentric freak-folk group whose lyrics focus on the cosmos, space and existentialism. In […]

I love bands that create atmospheric sound. To listen to an album and become totally transfixed by its sound can bring you to another time and place. Cue Woodsman, an ambient psych-rock band from Denver, CO., who offer a unique blend of guitar-driven drone that create a very warm, relaxing, yet otherworldly quality. […]

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