September 5th, 2014
Our next show will present new music and performances inspired by the words of Maya Angelou.
September 19th, 8pm
161 Christie Street
New York, NY 10002
Debe Dalton – singer-songwriter, banjo player
Prince Akeem – hip hop artist, rapper
Phoebe Novak – singer-songwriter
Sanam Erfani – actress, playwright
spiritchild – hip hop artist, activist
Susannah Pryce – performer, fire dancer, rapper
Pierre de Gaillande – composer, musician,
Hosted by BBC founder, Susan Hwang and BBC Malmo, Sweden founders Kristian Carlsson and Thomas Teller who will also be performing their original work inspired by Angelou’s book and life. Thomas Teller is accompanied by Swedish musicians Christoffer Larsson and Marcus Sjögren.
AND, you can listen to songs from our last show on bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com:
August 25th, 2014
Thanks Dag, for these lovely shots of our first experience presenting with BBC Malmo (and our first Swedish author). What a time…
July 22nd, 2014
Wednesday, August 20th, musical nerdery reaches new heights as we present our first international collaboration of songs about books at City Winery. The founder of Bushwick Book Club Malmo (our Swedish Chapter) will be in New York to present new songs and performance inspired by Reidar Jonsson’s My Life As A Dog.
The night will feature original music and performances by:
Sunny Sanam - performance artist, actor
Julie Lamendola – Ching Ching
Sam James – The Wowz
Charlie Nieland – www.hervanishedgrace.com
Christy Davis – GOLD
Casey Holford – www.caseyholford.com
Early Riser – Heidi Vanderlee, Kiri Oliver https://www.facebook.com/earlyriserrr
Susan Hwang – www.susanhwanglalala.com
Jessie Kilguss – jessiekilguss.com
Hilary Downes - hilaryedownes.com
Pierre de Gaillande - www.pierredegaillande.com/
Pearl Rhein - pearlrhein.com
Sweet Soubrette – sweetsoubrette.com
Hosted by Susan Hwang with the founder of Bushwick Book Club Malmo – Kristian Carlsson, http://bushwick.se/
August 20th, 8pm
155 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013
Ph: 212 608-0555
“The Bushwick Book Club takes humdrum book reading to a new level.” — The New York Times
July 8th, 2014
Okay, it’s on this time. July 20th in Propect Park. Join us in the southern end of the Big Lawn in Prospect Park under the tree on top of the hill with the Teddy Roosevelt Boy Scout Tablet. We’ll be the ones playing songs inspired by Goodbye Columbus by Philip Roth.
Sunday, July 20th, 3 pm
Prospect Park – Teddy Roosevelt Boy Scout Tablet
Performers: Pierre de Gaillande, Jessie Kilguss, Susan Hwang, Leslie Graves, Dave Voigt, Chris Rael, Don Rauf, Geoffrey Scott Diesel, Julie Lynn, Mark Lessereaux
May 28th, 2014
This is going to be like kimchi–even better if you bury it in the backyard and wait a few weeks.
Our Philip Roth in the Park show is being rescheduled for July 20th, 3pm. Please join us then!
Meanwhile, our next regularly scheduled performance is June 25th at Barbes. The book that will inspire new music is Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
May 20th, 2014
Our next show is May 29th, 7:30pm in Prospect Park. Meet us at the Teddy Roosevelt Boy Scout Tablet. We’ll be the ones under the tree playing songs inspired by Philip Roth’s Goodbye Columbus.
Songwriter/performers: Pierre de Gaillande, Jessie Kilguss, Susan Hwang, Sweet Soubrette, Jacob Jiles, Sophie Malleret and Bob Holman, David Voigt and Sean Eden.
March 25th, 2014
Our next show is April 30th, 8pm at Barbes in Brooklyn. 376 9th Street, ph: 347-422-0248
Performers include: Pearl Rhein, Susan Hwang, Hilary Downes, Pierre de Gaillande, Wanda Phipps, Jonathan Vincent, Bob Holman, Jessie Kilguss, Charlie Nieland, Lords of Lichtenstein.
March 6th, 2014
The songs inspired by Howard Feinstein’s civil rights memoir are in a new album on our Bandcamp page. As spiritchild said, “Rise up and up rise.”
February 17th, 2014
Our February show is inspired by “Fire on the Bayou – True Tales From the Civil Rights Battlefront” by Howard Feinstein. Feinstein served as a criminal prosecutor and litigating attorney with the Civil Right Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he investigated and tried hate crimes and violent interference with federal civil rights laws in the Deep South and elsewhere. This is a memoir of his experiences. Feinstein is also a blues musician still performing in the Washington, D.C. area. He will be present on February 25th to watch the show and speak about his work. In addition, he’ll play and sing his own music. It’s a BBC first – the author will be there to speak and perform his own original song inspired by the book. This show will take place at Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn. All proceeds will be donated to Empowered Women International, a non-profit serving immigrant, minority and low-income women.
The songwriters scheduled to perform include spiritchild, Geoff Curtis, Susan Hwang, Zane Van Dusen, Shannon Pelcher, Hilary Downes, Sweet Soubrette, Mia Pixley and The Lords of Liechtenstein. BBC founder, Susan Hwang also hosts the night.
February 25th, 7pm
376 9th St.
New York, NY 11215
Door: by donation
January 14th, 2014
Singer/songwriter/performance artist/busker Joe Crow Ryan is moving to Nyack, NY. With his arrival there, he is starting the brand new Nyack, NY chapter of The Bushwick Book Club. Their first show coincides with our 5th anniversary show in Bushwick, so January 22nd we’ll be celebrating both how old and how new we are!
Bushwick Book Club Nyack will be at Olive’s–a great local bar that not only has songs about books, but their own house potato chips. Handmade potato chips are an obscenely well-matched snack food for literature-inspired music (wings and calamari are not too shabby either).
January 22nd – BBC Nyack, first show!
118A Main St.
Nyack, NY 10960
January 22nd, 8pm, BBC 5th Anniversary/Vonnegut show!
Goodbye Blue Monday
ph: 718 453 6343