* Cover is given where known
* There is a one-drinkminimum per set
* Reservations for shows downstairs can only be made by phone:212-989-9319
Photographs by Linda Zecchino
All art is for sale. Please inquire
Native Brooklynite Precious Jones's work has been published by print and online publications such as WordRiot, Gay Black Female Magazine, and 1-42 Magazine, and is forthcoming in the Brownstone Poets Anthology. She has featured at numerous venues and events including the Fashion Institute of Technology, and "Art Stroll" in celebration of Washington Heights Her writing tackles issues of race, sex, and sexuality with honesty and wit. She gives thanks to June Jordan, Chrystos, and Neruda.
Jennifer L. Knox is the author of two books of poems in English, Drunk by Noon and A Gringo Like Me. Her selected work has also been translated into a book in German, Wir Fürchten Uns. Her poems have appeared in three editions of the Best American Poetry series (1997, 2003 and 2006), as well as the anthologies Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to Present, and Best American Erotic Poetry. She lives in Brooklyn.
Jason Schneiderman is the author of Sublimation Point, a Stahlecker Selection from Four Way Books. His poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Tin House, Best American Poetry (2005), Poetry London, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, among other journals and anthologies. He has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
(includes one house drink)
"Ray's chops are phenomenal - from swooping legato to breakneck staccato, from the nastiest growls to the sweetest whimpers - but it's evident that he's not about technique, that he'll sometimes altogether forget technique. It's the feeling he's playing,..." (Michael Bourne, Downbeat)
Percussionist Gerry Hemingway has been making a living as a composer and performer solo and ensemble music
since 1974. He is well known for his eleven years in the Anthony Braxton Quartet, and his many
collaborations with some of the world’s most outstanding improvisers and composers including Evan
Parker, Cecil Taylor, Mark Dresser, Anthony Davis, George Lewis, Derek Bailey, Leo Smith, Oliver
Lake, Kenny Wheeler, Frank Gratkowski, John Cale, Marilyn Crispell, Michael Moore and many others.
New York born bassist/composer, Brad Jones, has worked with a wide variety of artists representing different genres of music that include Ornette Coleman, Elvis Costello, Elvin Jones, Deborah Harry, Muhal Richard Abrams, Uri Caine, John Zorn,David Byrne, Carlos Garnett, Marc Ribot, Vernon Reid, and the Jazz Passengers. In the past few years, he has been mainly touring and recording with trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas in several of his projects as well as playing in the groups of guitarist/composer David Gilmore, and pianist/composer Anthony Coleman.
-Casey Rea, Seven Days (VT)
Laura Shaine Cunningham is the author of eight books, including the memoirs A Place in the Country (featured as a New York Times Notable Book) and Sleeping Arrangements (now in its twentieth printing). Ms. Cunningham’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The London Times. She writes frequent essays for The New York Times and is a contributor to many magazines, including The New Yorker, More, The Ladies’ Home Journal, Harper’s Bazaar, Metropolitan Home, Organic Styles, and Child.
Lisa Selin Davis is the author of Belly (Little, Brown, 2005), about a man returning to his small town in the age of Wal-Mart. A freelance writer covering urban planning and environmental issues, she has written for The New York Times, Salon.com, Interior Design, OnEarth, This Old House, and lots of other publications.
Alissa Quart is the author of Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers (Basic Books, 2004) and Hothouse Kids (Penguin, 2006). Her books have been translated into eight languages. She is currently working on a third nonfiction book on subcultures for Farrar, Straus & Giroux and a regular media column for Columbia Journalism Review, where she is a contributing editor, as well as writing for The New York Times Magazine and many other publications. She teaches at Columbia University Journalism School and Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is a senior fellow.
Thaddeus Rutkowski is the author of the novels Tetched (Behler Publications, 2005) and Roughhouse (Kaya Press, 1999). Both books were finalists for an Asian American Literary Award. He teaches fiction writing at the Writer’s Voice of the West Side YMCA in New York and lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.
Mindy Lewis, editor of DIRT: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House, is also the author Life Inside: A Memoir (Washington Square Press, 2003), which was named a “Book of the Year” by The American Journal of Nursing and an Elle magazine “Must-Read.” Her essays have been published in anthologies and in Newsweek, Lilith, Body & Soul, and Poets & Writers magazines. She enjoys leaving her creatively cluttered apartment to teach writing at The Writer’s Voice of the Westside YMCA and at Brooklyn College.
(includes one house drink)
A new twist on the ancient tradition of oral history.
SpeakEasy is people telling stories-- true stories. Period. No scripts. No crib notes. No rehearsals.
SpeakEasy has a dynamic and constantly changing cast of storytellers that include such greats as Mike Daisey, Jonathan
Ames, and Reno, along with homemakers, lawyers, dog walkers, street magicians and writers
You never know what you'll hear. So join us for what could be a life changing experience!
Akiko Pavolka is a New York based singer/songwriter who's strikingly original compositions blend pop and jazz with the music and sensibilities of her native Japan. Together with her band "House of Illusion" she has spent the past ten years developing a very personal sonic universe that is sometimes humorous, sometimes beautiful, sometimes frightening, but always her own.
Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.
Kat's feature is Ronnie Norbel.
Ronnie Norpel is a performance poet, actor, photographer and jock with a deep passion for the Phillies, where she spent seven seasons as a ballgirl and fan accommodation manager. In New York, “Ronnie G” was the muse and collaborator of Warhol Factory superstar Gerard Malanga, whose phot of Ronnie, “Marble of Light,” was included for the exhibition and catalogue, Artists of the Warhol Circle Then & Now. She studied acting in Hollywood and worked at the Zero One Gallery. Today, Ronnie reads monthly in NYC with the Upper Left Side Writers and Poets. Other readings include the Lower East Side Festival, the SynonymUS collective at Nuyorican Poets Café, and the Wild Angels at St. John the Divine.
(includes one house drink)
4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold.
CAROLYN CASTIGLIA - NBC's Last Comic Standing
ANDY CHRISTIE - N.Y. Times; Moth Storytelling GrandSlam Champion
ROBIN GELFENBIEN - VH1; Marie Claire
DAN ALLEN - Comedy Central's Premium Blend
Listen to four personal stories that will make you laugh, make you think, and possibly make you glad you don't live with these people. Three stories are true. One is a complete fabrication. Interrogate the cast and expose the fraud to win an unbelievable prize.
"A Winner. 4 Stars." The Scotsman, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
TimeOut NY Critics Pick
"A night of solid fun. " - BroadwayBaby
To commemorate this pivotal moment in history My Band Foot-Foot
will reenact the Allied landing at Normandy on the stage at Cornelia Street Café.
Actually, it won't be the whole landing, just part of it. And not the shooting part
or the part where there's explosions and stuff. It'll just be the part where a band
plays two sets of Shaggs music to, um, distract the Nazi defenders and flummox
the Luftwaffe. It's a little known story which has been largely ignored because
it wasn't, like, dramatic or heroic enough.
Come to think of it, maybe it's not about Normandy after all....maybe the boys were
remembering Norman Dee, the bass player who popularized "Gravy Waltz."
In any case, they will play their clever reworkings of the Wiggin sisters' bizarre masterpieces.
Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times