A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place over the next two weekends in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including Holly Miranda, Chandler Travis Philharmonic, readings at the Spotty Dog, and a moving portrait of Marina Abramovic.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Brooklyn-based rock singer-songwriter Holly Miranda, whose soulful, sensual vocals were one of the distinguishing characteristics of the sound of much-beloved, Brooklyn-based indie-rock band the Jealous Girlfriends, brings her pointed and outspoken songs to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, June 10, at 9pm. New England singer-songwriter Sonya Kitchell warms up the crowd for Miranda, who should appeal to fans of Cat Power, Feist, Jeff Buckley, Liz Phair, and Nina Simone.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Authors and poets including Julie Metz, Benjamin Hale, and Mary Lou Buschi will read from their works at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Saturday, June 11, at 7pm, as part of Volume, the free monthly reading and music series every second Saturday of the month. The readings will be followed by a set by DJ Stephen Bluhm.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) The Chandler Travis Philharmonic performs a free concert at Musica on Sunday, June 12, at 3pm. The ensemble, a nine-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet, plays an eclectic, melodic brand of pop and rock, a self-described “alt-Dixieland omnipop” and the “missing link between the Kinks and Sun Ra,” which should also appeal to fans of NRBQ, Joe Jackson, and They Might Be Giants.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Matthew Placek’s “130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramovic,” a 3D “moving portrait,” goes on view at the Second Ward Foundation on Friday, June 10. The immersive installation remains on view at the former Charles Williams School building, now a multi-purpose arts center, through Sunday, June 26. “130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramovic” is artist Matthew Placek’s debut work in his series of 3D video portraits. The moving portraits extend Placek’s ongoing pursuit to immortalize his subjects’ past, present, and future in a single composition. Shot in one take and without dialogue, these short films offer rare, uninterrupted moments with artists as they interact with surroundings meaningful to each of them.