June 13. Here’s another example of why the Spotty Dog is one of the area’s leading hubs for adventurous sounds. New York Press calls the music of Noveller, aka solo Brooklyn experimental guitarist and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate, “simultaneously soothing and mind-wrecking noise, along with a compositional depth that most loud-for-the-hell-of-it guitar droners never reach.” No wonder she’s been a frequent collaborator with Rhys Chatham, Lee Ranaldo, Glenn Branca, Cold Cave, Parts & Labor, Carla Bozulich, and David Wm. Sims. Alexander Turnquist opens. (Two Dark Birds fly in June 4; the Powder Kegs explode June 5.) 8pm. $5. Hudson. (518) 671-6006; www.thespottydog.com.
Tonight and throughout the week, the long-running world-jazz organization presents performances featuring composer/accordionist Pauline Oliveros, CMS cofounders Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso, and others.
With its open-air format, where attendees picnic in the parks and watch the stars emerge during performances, and its $5 youth tickets, the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice is the perfect place to share with children a love of music and theater, in a variety of styles.