Lenny Kaye will present all-star celebration of ‘Nuggets’ in Hoboken

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Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets Golden Jubilee Band will perform music from the Kaye-produced 1972 double album Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 — an influential compilation of garage rock classics — at the free, annual fall edition of the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival, Oct. 1.

The festival will take place in downtown Hoboken and also feature The Feelies, The Bongos, The Karyn Kuhl Gang and others.

Kaye — the founding member of the Patti Smith Group who is also a seasoned music journalist and producer — will be joined in the Golden Jubilee Band by guitarist James Mastro of The Bongos and Ian Hunter’s Rant Band, bassist Fred Smith of Television, drummer Dennis Diken of The Smithereens, and keyboardist Dave Amels.

There will also be guest performers including Richard Barone, Karyn Kuhl, Tammy Faye Starlite, Elena Skye and Boo Reiners.

“Should be a fun one,” said Kaye, adding that “most all (of the performers are) local Hobokeneers.”

In April, Kaye released a Nuggets vinyl 50th anniversary boxed set that includes the original set, the planned but unreleased Vol. 2, and songs that were considered for the original set but didn’t make the final cut.

Kaye has presented similar Nuggets celebration shows in Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere.

“I’ve met many people around the world who come up to me and buy me a beer and say ‘Nuggets changed my life,’ and I have to say that’s because the songs on Nuggets changed my life,” Kaye said in a May NJArts.net interview.

The cover of the Lenny Kaye-produced compilation album, “Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968.”

Here is the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival schedule:


12:15 p.m.: Karyn Kuhl Gang
1:30 p.m.: Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets Golden Jubilee Band
3 p.m.: The Bongos
4:45 p.m.: The Feelies

12:15 p.m.:
Jax Zilla
12:40 p.m.: Melanie Murray
1:10 p.m.: Allison Strong
1:50 p.m.: Zydeco Revelators
2:50 p.m.: Gene D. Plumber with Ed Fogarty and Friends
3:50 p.m.: Widely Grown
5 p.m.: Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Also, as is customary for this festival, more than 250 vendors — offering artwork, crafts, food and more — will line Washington Street, from Observer Highway to Seventh Street.

For information, visit hobokennj.gov.


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