Posts Tagged ‘bushwick book club’

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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June 18th – “Mapping Manhattan” at The Living Room

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

We’re excited to present original music inspired by Becky Cooper’s new book Mapping Manhattan: A Love (And Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers.  It’s a collection of hand drawn maps of this city – each as different as the New Yorker that created it.  They are maps of lives lived and stories told–lamenting, celebrating, remembering.

Come hear the music inspired by these glimpses into our neighbors’ lives.  Show is Tuesday, June 18th, 8pm at The Living Room in the Lower East Side.  Songs by:

Hilary Downes, Toby King, Susan Hwang, Jessie Kilguss, Sweet Soubrette, spiritchild, Herb Scher, Dan and Rachel and Danydany.

This book choice was inspired by Maria Popova’s awesome blog to inspiration and all things interesting, Brainpickings.org.  If you click on the book there and buy it through Amazon, you help her out.  If you come hear the songs next Tuesday night, you help out your inner hunger for brand new, literature-inspired songs!  (That sound is your soul grumbling for songs about books.)

Mapping Manhattan - June 18th at The Living Room!

 

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Lunchtime Songs About Books at Grand Army Plaza

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Like a bag of chips or a napkin note from your mom, songs about books can really boost your lunch.  Tomorrow, the Bushwick Book Club  and Hip Hop Book Club play a lunchtime set at Grand Army Plaza for The Brooklyn Public Library.  Come hear Susan Hwang, Phoebe Kreutz, Adventures of Kaila and The Kid from Hip Hop Book Club, spiritchild and members of ArtStart!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 12:30pm-2pm
Grand Army Plaza/Brooklyn Central Public Library
ph: (718) 623-7100

We’ll be right here.  We’ll be the ones playing songs about books.

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Have lunch with BPL on the Plaza! Lunchapalooza, Central Library’s weekly lunchtime festival, kicks off this Wednesday, May 22. Enjoy delicious food, story time ( In a Land of Frogs and Princesses, 11:30 am) and music for the whole family ( Bushwick Book Club, Hip Hop Book Club & ArtStart, 12:30 pm). A different food truck will be parked outside the Library each week, rain or shine. In case of rain, entertainment will be canceled.
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Next Show: Shakespeare in the Park

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

May 29th at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, follow the sound of songs about books to the southern end of the Great Lawn.  We’ll be there, playing our songs inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.   Players include:

Ellia Bisker

Ben Arthur

Justin Vahala

Joe Crow Ryan

Susan Hwang

Up Against The Wall String Band

Leslie Graves

We’ll get started around 8pm!  Shakespeare in the Park, Bushwick Book Club style…

Twelfth Night

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