M Shanghai Street Band performing at a 2011 In The Pines concert (photo by Rob Penner)

The M Shanghai String Band will celebrate the release of their new CD, 2000 Pennies, at an In the Pines event taking place on Saturday, Sept. 29 at University Settlement in Beacon. The Octomen and Stephen Clair will also appear.

An adventurous take on Americana, the M Shanghai String Band’s songs are not easily classified. They are reminiscent of traditional roots music styles, yet innovative in their musical form and modern lyrical content. The dynamics range from barnstorming breakdowns to aching ballads.

Cold Spring-based caterers Fork and Glass will be serving tacos and crepes. Doors open at 5 p.m., with Clair performing at 6 p.m., M Shanghai from 7 – 9 p.m., and The Octomen closing things out at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $15 at the door and $10 in advance, available at the Beacon Music Factory, 50 Liberty St., Beacon. Call 845-202-3555 for more details.

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