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!
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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
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
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!Share
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:
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.)
This is her first time contributing to the literary-musical spectacle that is Bushwick Book Club. She is a woman of many creative projects, but her musical focus is her chamber pop band, The Snow. We’re excited to have her perform on Thursday!
A native of Portland, Oregon, Hilary Downes knows how to ‘just put a bird on it.’ Hilary successfully integrated front lawn dance performances, piano recitals and auditions for high school musicals with her long-time residence in New York City, and allowed her love of music to reign. To date, Hilary has co-written and recorded three albums with Brooklyn stalwarts, The Snow, and continues to perform with them live. In addition to regular gigs in the New York area, The Snow have also performed in Los Angeles, Scandinavia and Russia. C. Gibbs, Les Bandits and Bad Reputation are among the other artists Hilary collaborates with – sometimes as volunteers at the New York Methodist Hospital. Hilary is a writer, world traveler, multi-linguist, and a practitioner and teacher of both yoga and martial arts.Share