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Songs about books – Triple Release show Wednesday night at HiFi!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Jessie KilgussCharlie Nieland and BBC founder, Susan Hwang are releasing their new recordings of songs inspired by works of Vonnegut, Tennessee Williams, Jonathan Ames, Stephen King and others (even Julia Child!).  The show is at HiFi in the East Village and will include performances from Jessie and her band, plus Charlie and Susan’s new all-lit-based duo, Lusterlit, plus special guests from Bushwick Book Club – Sweet SoubretteCasey Holford,Pearl Rhein and John S. Hall.  The good times are endless with a good book.  Or even a bad one.

Did you see the commercial for the show?

Wednesday, September 28th, 7:30pm-10:30pm
169 Ave. A


October 29th – THE SHINING at The Frying Pan

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Our first show on water.  We are working toward playing songs about books in all the elements.


Flyer by Tom Bayne.


Casey Holford – songwriter/producer–thoughtful and melodic folk/rock songs,
Debe Dalton — banjo player, singer/songwriter, legend,
Phoebe Novak – singular singer/songwriter,
Susannah Pryce – fire dancer, rapper
Kung Fu Crime Wave – band of Kellys (The Kellys of Brooklyn – Luke, Joanna, Neil) and Preston Spurlock,
Sanam Erfani – playwright, actor
Adrian Cohen – pianist, songwriter – jazz and middle eastern influences; now exploring electronic music,
Leslie Graves – ethereal singer songwriter,
Alex Norelli – multi-media conceptual artist and musician,
Clayton Colwell – composer, producer, musician from band, Hector on Stilts —
Nicola Yvette – dancer,
Jessie Kilguss – singer/songwriter, alt country spectrum from sweet to dark,
Hilary Downes — singer/songwriter – beautiful voice and presence, not to mention hair,
Pearl Rhein — singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor,
Susan Hwang – hosting, curating, singing, accordioning,


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 –
Christy Davis – GOLD
Sophie Malleret
Early Riser – Heidi Vanderlee, Kiri Oliver
Summer Morse
Jessie Kilguss –
Hilary Downes -
Pierre de Gaillande -
Pearl Rhein -


Hosted by Susan Hwang with the founder of Bushwick Book Club Malmo – Kristian Carlsson,

August 20th, 8pm
City Winery
155 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013
Ph: 212 608-0555
Door: $10

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



Tonight – Special Event with SixOneSeven BOOKS at Cornelia Street Cafe

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

Christopher CastellaniDouglas Trevor

Novel Songs: an evening of readings and new music image
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



Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

March 28th, 8pm at Culturefix in the Lower East Side.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective stories are the inspiration for new music tomorrow night!  A Study in Scarlet, A Scandal in Bohemia and any of the 56 much loved short stories featuring Sherlock (and Dr. Watson of course) are fair game for intrepid local songwriters:

Aron Blue:  Aron is a singer songwriter, sound engineer and producer. She created SuperMeow Records and also curates shows in Brooklyn.   She ain’t afraid to get things started.

The Adventures of Kaila and The Kid – Kid Lucky and Kaila Mullady are the beat-rhyming duo of the decade.  They are a beat-rhyming force of nature, soon to be touring with their new recording.  Watch the TRAILER.

Casey Holford - is an Antifolk-based musician, songwriter, recording engineer and photographer.  He has a way with melodies, and his songs are harder to drum to than you think.  Did you hear his Game of Thrones song?

Chris Andersen – When he’s not working on his daily online comic, The Ego and The Squid, he’s redefining your notion of hip hop with The

Happy Rappies.  He’s performing solo for Book Club this month!

Dan & Rachel - This rock and roll duo is usually zig-zagging the U.S. in their Mazda, hypnotizing the country city by city with their cross-genre, harmonizings and brazen lyrical variety.  They will also seduce you with Kale – KALE RECORDS, that is.

Jason Perlman – is a local songwriter who made THIS for the first book club of the year.  Happy to have him back for our March show!

Natti Vogel – can break your heart in any musical genre and at least 2 languages.  One of them i being Chinese.

Phoebe Kreutz – is an award-winning songwriter and exceptional conversationalist.  She is known for her remarkable ability to turn a Sumerian epic into a musical.  You must see her GILGAMESH the Musical.

Susan Hwang – is the founder of Bushwick Book Club.  She bends literature to her own musical whims and makes a mission of encouraging others to do so because she thinks it’s funny.

THURSDAY, March 28th, 8pm


9 Clinton St. (just south of Houston St.)

New York, NY

ph: (646) 863-7171

Door: by donation (suggested $5)