December 22, 2009

The Bushwick Book Club

Bushwick Book Club

Pictured (l-r) at ASCAP's in-house recording session of the Bushwick Book Club are Dibson Hoffweiler, Phoebe Kreutz, Duck and Swallow's Lillie Jayne, Bushwick Book Club founder Susan Hwang, Laura Brenneman, ASCAP's Erik Philbrook and Corn Mo.

Discover what the Village Voice called the "Best Literary-Musical" Crossover of 2009; download and listen to a special podcast featuring an ASCAP in-house recording session and selections from the upcoming Bushwick Book Club CD release

There is a place in Brooklyn where songwriters know no fear. These songwriters conjure songs from a different literary work each month and share them in front of an astounded audience at Goodbye Blue Monday - a Bushwick venue brave enough to be home to such obscene creativity. The 2009 Bushwick Book Club CD features 34 musicians and over 50 songs inspired by such books as Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut), What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Raymond Carver), Flatland (Edwin Abbott), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera), Watchmen (Alan Moore), James and The Giant Peach (Roald Dahl), No One Belongs Here More Than You (Miranda July), The Bible (various people), A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole), short stories by Matt Colbourne and Aaron Hartman and On the Origin of Species (Charles Darwin). The CD will be released in early 2010. The first Bushwick Book Club show of the new year, at Goodbye Blue Monday, of course, will be on Tuesday, January 5th. The featured book for that night is Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut). Come hear the songs and enjoy the Vonnegut inspired snacks and drink special.

For more info:
(Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, ph: 718 453 6343,

Songwriters featured on the upcoming Bushwick Book Club CD:

Preston Spurlock
Jeff Lewis
Maria Sonevytsky
Franz Nicolay
Phoebe Kreutz
Susan Hwang
Dibson Hoffweiler
I Feel Awesome (Lillie Jayne)
Deenah Vollmer
Jonathan Vincent
Joe Crow Ryan
Corn Mo
Tom Curtin
Frank Hoier
Ben Krieger
DanyDany (Dan Gower and Dany Naierman)
Amy Kohn
Natti Vogel
Sweet Soubrette
Matthew Varvil
Andrea La Rose
Dan Costello
Rachel Devlin
Herb Scher
Anna Leuchtenberger
Laura Brenneman
Dave Novak
Isaac Gillespie
Buffie Roseanne
Sara Lautman
Liv Carrow
Brook Pridemore
Brian Speaker
Toby Goodshank