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
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.
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.Share
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.Share
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.Share
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.”Share
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.
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
Our first show of 2014 is also our FIFTH ANNIVERSARY. Five years of songs about books and only more to come.
So far, we have Phoebe Kreutz (who also played the very first BBC show in January of 2009), Susan Hwang, Mia Pixley, Phil Andrews, KEN SOUTH ROCK (Susan’s favorite rock band–half Ken Minami from Japan, and half Adam Amram from Bushwick) and Jessie Kilguss. More players to be announced soon!Share