Friday, July 20: With her first consistent post-Sonic Youth project, Kim Gordon certainly did not make a beeline toward pop and the big payday. Body/Head – her somewhat unsettling collaboration with guitarist Bob Nace – is, if anything, more abstract and less congenial than most anything Sonic Youth ever recorded.
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On view now: Allison Janae Hamilton’s The peo-ple cried mer-cy in the storm is made up of a towering stack of tambourines on an island in one of Storm King’s ponds. The installation was inspired by the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926, and accounts of the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane, referenced in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. Both storms devastated the state of Florida, the latter killing thousands of black migrant workers who were buried in unmarked mass graves.
Saturday, July 21: While it was their Southern rock forbears the Allman Brothers who titled a record The Road Goes on Forever, it is Florida’s (not Alabama’s) Lynyrd Skynyrd who are living it – whether that is your vision of Heaven, Purgatory or Hell.
Tuesday, July 24: Multi-prizewinning novelist Joyce Carol Oates has just published a new short-story collection that’s generating plenty of buzz in literary circles: Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense. The title story is her homage to the eldritch horror tales of H.P. Lovecraft; the volume of six new works also includes Eleven A.M., 1926, Oates’ contribution to a writing challenge to imagine the backstories behind iconic paintings by Edward Hopper.
Friday, July 20: Naturally, the BAND Band will play “The Weight,” “Chest Fever” and “I Shall Be Released.”
Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21: The self-guided tour of more than 30 studios will take you all over the Town of Shandaken from Boiceville to Belleayre.
Thursday-Sunday, July 19-22: It’s barely a stretch to say that all the giants of bluegrass, newgrass and old-timey country music still living since its 1984 founding have graced its stages. Fans come back year after year after year, as much to camp out and engage in informal picking sessions as to listen to the headline talents.
Saturday, July 21: Kane’s son gives an illustrated talk about the great 20th-century photographer and former Margaretville resident who shot the famous photograph “Harlem, 1958,” as well as other iconic photographs of the Rolling Stones, the Who, Janis Joplin, the Doors, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan.
Wednesday, July 25: The new Americana supergroup to perform their spare, guitar-driven folk with electrobeats and lush harmonies in Woodstock.
They’re working on a very specific Louise Nevelson chalky matte-black paint.