Bushwick Book Club:
11:00AM opening ritual/ land acknowledgment -- spiritchild
11:10AM Phoebe Kreutz:
Phoebe Kreutz sings serious songs about silly things and silly songs about serious things.
11:30AM Matt Colbourne:
11:50AM Casey Holford:
Quiet indie rock about life & death & memory & time & books.
12:10PM Katy Pinke w/ Mike Gebhart:
12:30PM Henry Tenney/ Highland Shatners:
Henry is a semi-regular face at the BBC, and can also be seen with his bands The Highland Shatners, Jackson Pinks, The Cheese Beads and a couple others. He relies on his BBC and Shatners peeps (and his daughter sometimes) to help with the music parts of the songs..
12:50PM Carrie Beehan with Joff Wilson and Sarafe:
Carrie Beehan’s creative style combines music, paint, performance, and video. Her current documentary theater/musical "AITQR Displaced" spotlights displaced people and immigrant artists through original compositions and storytelling.
YouTube: Carrie Beehan AITQR
Instagram: @beehanc, AITQRdisplaced
1:10PM Susan Hwang:
SUSAN HWANG is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has toured internationally performing music and theater. She is the founder and director of The Bushwick Book Club ––an international musical/literary crossover event and podcast. Lusterlit is her musical duo with songwriter/producer Charlie Nieland, and they refuse to play anything but songs about books. Susan plays accordions because they are pretty and lighter than pianos (barely). She plays drums because it's healthy for a girl to hit things.
1:30PM Charlie Nieland:
Musician/producer Charlie Nieland makes cinematic music in a variety of settings, incl. the duo Lusterlit, Bushwick Book Club and as a solo performer.
1:50PM Troy Ogilvie
2:10PM Juliet Garrett:
2:30PM Stephanie Larriere
2:50PM Don Rauf:
For over 25 years, Life in a Blender has been the canvas for singer and songwriter Don Rauf's blackly comic landscapes. The group has released albums ranging from screaming punk to orchestrated chamber pop, and has brought the high theatrics of its live act to stages from Berlin to Austin to Toronto to Brooklyn and Seattle.
3:10PM Lianne Smith:
Appearing with the songwriter collective, Bushwick Book Club. We write songs inspired by books.
3:30PM Midday Spa BREAK w/ Bpo Bpo Magic
Mother and Daughter Duo: offering decorative body art and healing touch. Masai Matale and Sung Uni Lee, music by bushwick book club
3:50PM Risa Mickenberg:
A font of absurdist conceptual thinking
4:10PM Chris Rael:
Chris leads the band Church of Betty and also writes song cycles about literature, so Bushwick Book Club is right up his alley.
A freedom singer from the South Bronx by way of shaolin (staten island), spiritchild uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution throughout the world, from the United States to Europe, from Africa to South East Asia. This artist’s eclectic and experimental fusion of true school Hip Hop, funk, electronica and jazz continues to break the boundaries of the music scene. Channeling the frequencies of J Dilla having tea with Sun Ra, painting the silhouettes of Nina Simone remixing El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz also known as Malcolm X. spirit integrates revolution and hip hop culture throughout all his endeavors, as a musician, DJ/ soul selector, producer, facilitator and mxntor for youth, organizer and founder of the International Movement In Motion Artist & Activist Collective and cofounder along with Fred Ho of a new black arts movement which laid the foundation and groundwork for today’s maroon party for liberation and maroon liberation school.
4:50PM Closing Ritual