Posts Tagged ‘bushwick book club’

Our first collaboration with BBC Malmo – presenting My Life As A Dog in August

Tuesday, 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 Holfordwww.caseyholford.com
Sophie Malleret
Early Riser – Heidi Vanderlee, Kiri Oliver https://www.facebook.com/earlyriserrr
Susan Hwangwww.susanhwanglalala.com
Summer Morse
Jessie Kilguss –  jessiekilguss.com
Hilary Downes - hilaryedownes.com
Pierre de Gaillande - www.pierredegaillande.com/
Pearl Rhein - pearlrhein.com
Sweet Soubrettesweetsoubrette.com

 

Hosted by Susan Hwang with the founder of Bushwick Book Club Malmo – Kristian Carlsson, http://bushwick.se/

August 20th, 8pm
City Winery
155 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013
Ph: 212 608-0555
Door: $10
Tickets: http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets/bushwickbookclub082014.html

www.bushwickbookclub.com
bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com\

“The Bushwick Book Club takes humdrum book reading to a new level.” — The New York Times


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Our next show – Philip Roth in the Park!

Tuesday, 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 ParkTeddy 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

 

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Hello, Nyack. A brand new Book Club is born!

Tuesday, 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!
Olive’s
118A Main St.
Nyack, NY 10960
ph: 845-353-4377

January 22nd, 8pm, BBC 5th Anniversary/Vonnegut show!
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
ph: 718 453 6343

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First show of 2014 – Welcome to the Monkey House

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

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!

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Our next show: 2013 Sampler at Slipper Room

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Decisions are overrated.  Just take a bite out of each one.

On December 18th, you get to taste songs inspired by all the books we used for musical inspiration in 2013.  Hear your favorite songs about books in new arrangements and instrumentation with collaboration from dancers and aerialist, Rebecca Heinegg!

It’s a literary-musical, cross-genre, mixed discipline send-off to the year at the beautiful, Slipper Room in the Lower East Side.

Performances by: Arden Rogow-Bales, Casey Holford, Charlie Nieland, Jessie Kilguss, Jonathan Vincent, Julie Delano, Leslie Graves, Mia Pixley, Peter Dizozza, Phil Andrews, spiritchild, Susan Hwang, Sweet Soubrette

Songs inspired by: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Tango by Justin Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Mapping Manhattan by Becky Cooper, The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, and My Lunches with Orson

Thursday, December 18th, 8pm
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
(212) 253-7246

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Tonight – Special Event with SixOneSeven BOOKS at Cornelia Street Cafe

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
SixOneSeven BOOKS teams up with BBC to present:

NOVEL SONGS: AN EVENING OF READINGS AND NEW MUSIC
Christopher CastellaniDouglas Trevor

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Novel Songs: an evening of readings and new music with authors Christopher Castellani and Douglas Trevor, featuring the Bushwick Book ClubThe Bushwick Book Club features the delirious talents of local songwriters who plumb the depths and scrape the ends of chosen literary gems to create that rare and beautiful thing – a new song. The group performs monthly in NYC and Brooklyn, and by special request will join us at Cornelia Street Café on November 21.

BBC songwriters Sweet Soubrette, Casey Holford, spiritchild, Mia Pixley and Susan Hwang will present their original music inspired by these two new works.   6pm, 11/21/2013.  Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014, ph: 212 989-9319

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Mp3s from Orson Night are up!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

We’ve got them on the bandcamp.  Great for weekday downtime distraction, and as supplemental Orson-inspired sensory stimulation for annual Orson remembrance rituals.  They make a nice soundtrack for seasonal Orson dinner parties too.

http://bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com/album/bushwick-book-club-presents-my-lunches-with-orson

October 30th - My Lunches with OrsonClick on the Orson to be taken there.
And you can read Susan Hwang’s blog regarding the night here: http://susanhwanglalala.com/marathons-the-flow-and-songs-about-orson-welles/

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Monday, October 7th, 2013

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Songwriters scheduled to perform:  Hilary Downes, Pierre De Gaillande, Julie DeLano, Susan Hwang, Mia Pixley, Ashley Coleman, Jason Perlman, Jonathan Vincent, Arden Rogow Bales, Sweet Sobrette, Jessie Kilguss, Casey Holford, spiritchild, Toby King.  Hosted by Susan Hwang

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End of October Orson Welles inspired show!

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Our next show is using My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles as inspiration for new songs.  Come hear what happens when brave songwriting minds collide with stories and conversations from this seminal filmmaker, artist and personality.  We may have to eat his favorite meal in honor of the night: 2 steaks cooked rare, 2 baked potatoes, a whole pineapple and a pint of scotch.

Wednesday October 30th, 8pm
Sidewalk Cafe
94 Ave. A (@ 6th Street)
New York, NY 10009
Door: by donation

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Songs from Mapping Manhattan and Twelfth Night on our Bandcamp

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Songs from our last 2 shows are now available for listening and downloading on our BANDCAMP page!

Our Tuesday night show at The Living Room featured inspired new work from super-talented local songwriters Dan and Rachel, Danydany, Herb Scher, Hilary Downes, Jessie Kilguss, spiritchild, Susan Hwang, Sweet Soubrette and Toby King.

Listen to the songs here: http://bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com/album/mapping-manhattan-by-becky-cooper

AND our songs recorded at Prospect Park, inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night are also available for listening and downloading.  Our magical Shakespeare in the park (Prospect Park) night featured songs by Ben Arthur, Joe Crow Ryan, Jason Howard, Plastic Bag,  Justin Vahala, Jesse Sternberg, Peter Dizozza, Leslie Graves and Susan Hwang.

New songs about books just in time for the summer…  Happy Solstice listening!

Mapping Manhattan - June 18th at The Living Room!    Shakespeare2

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