Rochmon Record Club

Club moves from Universal Preservation Hall to Caffe Lena in April; Listening party for Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung”

Tuesday April 17, 2017
Doors: 6:30PM
Event begins at 7PM

Rochmon Record Club has been gaining a following since it first presentation, a screening of Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen in September of 2016.  Chuck Vosganian, aka Rochmon, has been writing and presenting listening parties every month since at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs.  With the upcoming closure of UPH to remodel and upgrade the facilities Rochmon Record Club was going to lose its venue.  Teddy Foster, Executive director of UPH said, “We have built something with the Rochmon Record Club that is unique and fun.  Chuck does an extremely professional job and brings an enthusiasm to the subject that is infectious.  We didn’t want the Rochmon Listening Parties to end when we close for renovations.  I spoke to Sarah Craig at Caffe’ Lena and she was extremely receptive to the idea.”

Chuck Vosganian said, “Rochmon is a complete labor of love for me.  I created a multimedia event that owes a big debt to a lot of the shows on VH1 that told the behind the scenes stories.  Every album I research puts me right back on my parent’s couch, sitting perfectly between 2 speakers, listening to the record, reading every liner note and getting every piece of info I could glean out of it.  When Teddy said I could use UPH for the shows, it was a gift from the creative community in Saratoga. When Sarah said we could continue without skipping a beat at Caffe Lena, it was another gift from the same creative community.  I could not be happier!”

The first album to be presented at Caffe Lena’s is Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung”.  This 1971 album is Jethro Tull’s biggest seller and features the songs, “Aqualung”, Locomotive Breath” and “Hymn 43”.  “Aqualung” is often considered a concept album even though Jethro Tull leader and principle songwriter, Ian Anderson, disagrees.  In keeping with the spirit of Rochmon Record Club listening parties you will get to listen and decide!  Rochmon Record Club Listening Parties are meant to inform and deepen our understanding of the history of the individual performers, the songs and the stories that made the iconic albums of the 60’sand 70’s.  Conversation and discussion will follow.

Doors are at 6:30, the event begins at 7pm with a live audio & video presentation by Chuck Vosganian aka “Rochmon”.   Most listening parties run approximately 2 hours. Light refreshments will be available.  This event is free, a $5 suggested donation is encouraged.  Donations go to the restoration fund of the Universal Preservation Hall.  For questions please call or text 518-792-2711.