Music on Main: the New Paltz music scene

But, yes, New Paltz is a college town, a party town and an old hippie town, and that is still the story that Main Street tells and sells. The metaphorical side streets, however, describe a scene somewhat less enshrined in its own cultural past than that more-famous old hippie town to the north, and thus a little more plastic, readier for redirection or – who knows? – another revolution.

Snug Harbor is located at 38 Main Street, (845) 255-9800; Oasis Café at 58 Main Street, (845) 255-2400; Bacchus at 4 South Chestnut Street, (845) 255-8636; and Slash Root Café at 60 Main Street, (845) 633-8330.




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  1. For the sake of the historical record (as well as any and all fans of exquisite minimalist duos), it was South China that played in Jack’s Rhythms and picked up downtown motorcycle loops. They were great and I just wanted to make sure credit was given where due. A fine article!

    • @Matt Gordon, You are right! So Sorry! I was so sure I had it remembered correctly that I didn’t even bother to check. Eeek. My bad. And for the record, Matt Gordon also played that day, if I recall correctly, and was excellent…

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