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First Show of 2018 – Vonnegut’s PLAYER PIANO

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Our first show of 2018 is inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s PLAYER PIANO.BBCplayerpiano.copy   If you don’t know us, you may not know that we have a thing for Vonnegut.  We don’t go on and on about it, but we do start each year with new songs inspired by one of his works.  It’s a long story that begins in 2009, but why think about that year, when we have a brand new one right here.  2018.  It presents to us that thing we’re obsessed with–the glorious unknown, which is also the reason we write songs about books.  And the reason we wake up each day.  To find out what happens.

Come join us January 30th at new, Brooklyn venue MIRROR IN THE WOODS.  We have some favorite contributors performing as well as some who are brand new to Bushwick Book Club.  We promise literature inspired songs accompanied by an original Vonnegut cocktail from BBC mixologists — Deb and Jason.  There may still be a book-inspired SNACK ARTIST in the wings.  We’ll keep you posted.  However, this we can be sure of — performances by:

ELLIA BISKER – Charming Disaster, Sweet Soubrette
TIMOTHY DARK – timothydark.net
STORM GARNER – stormgarner.com
SUSAN HWANG – Lusterlit, susanhwanglalala.com
DAWN KANG
JESSIE KILGUSS – Jessiekilguss.com
SUNG UNI LEE – sungunilee.com
CHARLIE NIELAND – lusterlit, charlienieland.com
DON RAUF – Life In A Blender
NATHAN SCHRAM - nathanschramnoise.com
HENRY TENNEY – Jackson Pinks, Cheese Beads
TERESA TORO

**Flyer by Julie Lamendola**

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Our next show – A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith

Monday, August 17th, 2015

September, 14th, 8pm - Join us at the venerable, delicious, creative hotbed known as SUPERFINE for our presentation of new music and performance inspired by Betty Smith’s classic, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN.  It’s an Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event!

Local songwriters, musicians, poets, dancers and creative daredevils of all mediums come together to present their creative responses to A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith.
SONGWRITERS: Mark Lessereaux, Peg Simone, Renee Goust, Soce The Elemental Wizard, David Lavin, Hilary Downes, Susan Hwang, Sweet Soubrette, Mia Pixley,  The Violin Femmes , Pearl Rhein and Robin Aigner
VISUAL ART – curated by Ori Cosentino - ocosentino.com
Book-themed culinary offering also by Ori Cosentino
DANCE by Andrew Jannetti (andrewjannettianddancer.org) and Jessica Lewis Arts (Jessicalewisarts.com )
Hosted by BBC founder Susan Hwang.
Superfine has been a cultural and culinary haven in DUMBO for 17 years and continues to cultivate and excite Brooklyn arts and palettes!
Bushwick Book Club engages readers through song, performance and art!  Your mother’s book club is nice too…
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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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Ellia Bisker performing at Thursday’s show!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Ellia Bisker is a songwriter who fronts the indie-rock-meets-cabaret band Sweet Soubrette and performs in the duo Charming Disaster. She also sings backup with Stacy Rock, co-hosts the Super Fun Variety Show (coming up at the Living Theatre on Feb 24), and works behind the scenes at the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.  She is currently working on Sweet Soubrette’s third album, and is writing or recording a new song every day this month for Ellia-BiskerphotoFun-A-Day.
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