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What Jonathan Ames said and our new songs about YOGA.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

“I was so honored that the Bushwick Book Club made music in response to my writing.  All the arts are about communication — if one is to make grand summarizing statements — and to have two of the arts communicating with each other, prose and music, like birds in a tree in Bushwick, is a brilliant concept that the Bushwick Book Club has invented and continues to practice with great joy and exuberance and beauty.  And to repeat myself — I’m so pleased that my writing caused this lovely group to burst into song. Because what’s better than bursting into song? Very little!” – Jonathan Ames, 

We played songs for Jonathan Ames’, Wake Up, Sir! in April 2014.  You can listen to all the songs here: https://bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com/album/wake-up-sir-by-jonathan-ames

And you can listen to Jonathan speaking about being moved by BBC, singing a lullaby and demonstrating an authentic Harry Call right here: https://bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com/track/jonathan-ames

Our next show is Tuesday, October 10th, 7:30pm at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the same room where Jonathan Ames enacted that boyhood warning call and where the Lenape tribe partied for centuries.  The book inspiring new songs is yoga master, B.K.S. Iyengar’s LIGHT ON LIFE.

You know what is funner than doing yoga?  Well, just about anything, but definitely, listening to songs inspired by yoga.  Listen to new, original, songs from:

John S. Hall - poet, songwriter, KING MISSILE
Frank Rathbone, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, SicTic
Jessie Kilguss - songwriter, musician, vocalist
Pearl Rhein - actor, songwriter, ”Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812!”
Charlie Nieland - producer, engineer, songwriter, LUSTERLIT
Susan Hwang - songwriter, BBC founder and host

Bushwick Book Club meets regularly on the edge of literature-inspired art.

October 10th, 7:30pm
Barbès
376 9th St. (@6th Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY (7th ave stop on the F train.)
Door – $10 recommended donation
www.bushwickbookclub.com
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/332269887184880/?ref=br_rs

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The Podcast

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

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The podcast about new things made in response to books is here!  We have two episodes already.  The most recent features our latest performances and creations for AMERICANAH by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie for the mayor’s One Book, One New York initiative!  Listen on iTunes and Soundcloud!

Join BBC founder, Susan Hwang in her kitchen with songwriters, John S. Hall, Charlie Nieland, Jessie Kilguss, Krystal Hawes and Jennifer Devore for AMERICANAH-inspired cocktails and the cookie you don’t get for reducing racism.  The songwriters discuss their participation in the first One Book One NY initiative and the impact of AMERICANAH in their music and lives.  Enjoy songs from those at the kitchen table, plus performances from Karen Kuhl, Jim Flynn, Juliet Garrett, Janelle Lawrence, Annie McCain Engman, Terry Radigan, Swan Drsti and Iyvon Edebiri.  Kat Flannery‘s AMERICANAH-inspired painting is featured, but of course you can’t see it.

Subscribe to the podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bushwick-book-club-podcast/id1242684159?mt=2

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Hello again, goodbye.. 2016

Friday, December 9th, 2016

We’re letting go by playing it again and hearing something new.  We’re taking the spark of creations from this year and seeing how we can further it now, how they want to take shape now and what else of ourselves comes through the songs now.  We’re building now out of nothing and out of everything we got.  Come celebrate with us at the marvelous Issyra Gallery.  You’ll be immersed in an environment built from the hands, spirit and vision of artist, Issa Sow, plus the literature-inspired revelry of yours truly, Bushwick Book Club.  Plus, someone is making beef bourguignon.

BBC.2016Performances by: SWAN DRSTI, JESSIE KILGUSS, TIMOTHY DARK, STORM GARNER, CHARLIE NIELAND, SUSAN HWANG, MARK LESSERAUX, SWEET SOUBRETTE

Specialty 2016 literature inspired COCKTAIL and SNACKS by DEB AND JASON!

Songs inspired by:

GALAPAGOS by Kurt Vonnegut
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Tennesse Williams
CATCHING THE BIG FISH by David Lynch
GEEK LOVE by Katherine Dunn
Biography of Nikola Tesla by Sean Patrick
THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE by Jonathan Lethem
Monsters of Literature

SATURDAY, December 17th, 7pm
ISSYRA GALLERY
300 Observer Hwy (Hoboken stop on PATH)
Hoboken, NJ
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/140956606385586

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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
HiFi
169 Ave. A
NYC

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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.

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Flyer by Tom Bayne.

Songwriters/performers:

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

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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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Philip Roth in the Park

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Our next show is May 29th, 7:30pm in Prospect Park.  Meet us at the Teddy Roosevelt Boy Scout Tablet.  We’ll be the ones under the tree playing songs inspired by Philip Roth’s Goodbye Columbus.

Songwriter/performers:  Pierre de Gaillande, Jessie Kilguss, Susan Hwang, Sweet Soubrette, Jacob Jiles, Sophie Malleret and Bob Holman, David Voigt and Sean Eden.

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Our next book: “Wake Up, Sir!” by Jonathan Ames

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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.

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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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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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