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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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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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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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Our next show: John Waters’ “Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters”

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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PERFORMERS:

Pearl Rhein
Storm Garner
Susannah Pryce
Susan Hwang
Sweet Soubrette
Bob Holman
C
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Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427923117524700/

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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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September 19th – Maya Angelou’s I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Our next show will present new music and performances inspired by the words of Maya Angelou.

September 19th, 8pm
Dixon Place
161 Christie Street
New York, NY 10002
ph: 212-219-0736

Performers:

Debe Dalton – singer-songwriter, banjo player
Prince Akeem – hip hop artist, rapper
Phoebe Novak – singer-songwriter
Sanam Erfani – actress, playwright
spiritchild – hip hop artist, activist
Susannah Pryce – performer, fire dancer, rapper
Pierre de Gaillande – composer, musician,

Hosted by BBC founder, Susan Hwang and BBC Malmo, Sweden founders Kristian Carlsson and Thomas Teller who will also be performing their original work inspired by Angelou’s book and life.  Thomas Teller is accompanied by Swedish musicians Christoffer Larsson and Marcus Sjögren.

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AND, you can listen to songs from our last show on bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com:

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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 – www.hervanishedgrace.com
Christy Davis – GOLD
Casey Holfordwww.caseyholford.com
Sophie Malleret
Early Riser – Heidi Vanderlee, Kiri Oliver https://www.facebook.com/earlyriserrr
Susan Hwangwww.susanhwanglalala.com
Summer Morse
Jessie Kilguss –  jessiekilguss.com
Hilary Downes - hilaryedownes.com
Pierre de Gaillande - www.pierredegaillande.com/
Pearl Rhein - pearlrhein.com
Sweet Soubrettesweetsoubrette.com

 

Hosted by Susan Hwang with the founder of Bushwick Book Club Malmo – Kristian Carlsson, http://bushwick.se/

August 20th, 8pm
City Winery
155 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013
Ph: 212 608-0555
Door: $10
Tickets: http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets/bushwickbookclub082014.html

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


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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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