At the Hoboken Historical Museum tomorrow night at 7:30pm.
The Cucumbers: Songs and Stories
This weekend, the Museum will host an acoustic reunion show of an icon of Hoboken’s early ’80s indie music scene, The Cucumbers, on Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. Founding members Jon Fried and Deena Shoshkes moved to Hoboken in 1981 and played their first show as The Cucumbers at Maxwell’s in early 1982. Following in the footsteps of The Bongos and The Individuals, they helped popularize the “Hoboken Sound” with videos on MTV, national tours, articles in People, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.
Jon and Deena will play acoustic versions of their songs, many about life in Hoboken, interspersed with stories about the River City Fair, Music Among Friends, and clubs such as Court Street and The Beaten Path. They will also play songs from Over the Moon, the kids’ rock band Deena formed with Alice Genese. Current musical projects include Songs of the Spectrum, an album featuring Jackson Browne, Valerie Carter, Marshall Crenshaw and Dar Williams, who joined forces to raise awareness for autism research. Admission is $5, free for Museum members.