Tuesday, February 21, 2006

B.C. Classic Albums Live presents Pretty in Pink at 20, the Film and the Soundtrack

Boog City's Classic Albums Live presents

Pretty in Pink at 20

20 Years to the Day of the Film’s Release
See the Movie on the Big Screen


Hear the Album Performed Live

Tues. Feb. 28, 6:45 p.m., $10

The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (and 1st Street)

The soundtrack will be performed live in order by

Robert Kerr
If You Leave (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark)
Left of Center (Suzanne Vega w/Joe Jackson)

Matt Lydon
Get To Know Ya (Jesse Johnson)
Do Wot You Do (INXS)

Old Hat
Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs)
Shell-Shock (New Order)

Prewar Yardsale
Round, Round (Belouis Some)
Wouldn't It Be Good (Danny Hutton Hitters)

The Baby Skins
Bring On The Dancing Horses (Echo & The Bunnymen)
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)

Hosted by Boog City editor and publisher David Kirschenbaum

Directions: F train to Second Avenue, or 6 train to Bleecker Street. Venue is at foot of 1st Street, between Houston and Bleecker streets, across from CBGB's.

Call 212-842-BOOG(2664) or email editor@boogcity.com for further information


artist bios are at the end of this email

David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
330 W.28th St., Suite 6H
NY, NY 10001-4754
For event and publication information:
T: (212) 842-BOOG (2664)
F: (212) 842-2429



*Robert Kerr

He is a playwright and occasional songwriter originally from Minnesota who now lives in Brooklyn. His plays have been produced in New York City, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Florida.

*Matt Lydon

I moved to New York City in the fall of 2002 one month after getting married. When my best friend heard I was moving, he asked me to be in his band. So I started playing bass in the Old Flames, but mostly we just practiced and played parties. Three shows at the Bowery Poetry Club later, the band died a slow but not so painful death. I began performing by myself at the open mics. Now I sing and play my guitar, sometimes with other people, but mainly by myself.

*Old Hat

Old Hat is a group of friends that gather for the opportunity play a song on occasion. One evening Deenah crashed a rehearsal that Dibs, Betsy, and Preston were having and all of a sudden we had our own song.
Then while performing we found Dan playing percussion for us. It’s a group that formed out of whatever was present at the time, so the instrumentation is not quite set, sometimes autoharps guitars and ukuleles make appearances. Either way, everyone gets to sing along.

*Prewar Yardsale

Prewar Yardsale is Dina Levy and Mike Rechner and their new son Harmon Gillespie Levy Rechner. Harmon writes the songs, while Dina and Mike sing and perform them on bucket, tin can, and guitar.

We are singing a happy song because we have a new CD “We are Singing a Sad Song”. “We are Singing a Sad Song” is our 2nd full length CD with Olive Juice Music, produced by Major Matt Mason USA. We are currently recording a split 12” with Huggabroomstik at Care-A-Lot Studios, and we have a song on the new UK CD “Wild, Wild West, Smoking Gun Compilation”.

*The Baby Skins

Named after a mysterious concoction developed by NYC songsmith Paleface, the Baby Skins are a musical duo that formed in the last quarter of 2001. Collaborators Crystal Madrilejos and Angela Carlucci take the stage proudly displaying their many badges of honor and sometimes black knit ski masks. The two share guitar and xylophone duties while weaving in and out of haunting vocal harmonies. Their acoustic folk songs deal with unrequited love, forbidden love, betrayal, friendship and magical babies which excrete white fecal matter. Their live show will leave you twitching and emaciated in their rainbow - coloured sparkly shadow.

Boog City presents Skanky Possum and I feel tractor

Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Skanky Possum (Austin, Texas)

Tues. March 14, 6 p.m., free

*please note the series is now held
on second Tuesdays

ACA Galleries
529 W.20th St., 5th Flr.

Event will be hosted by Skanky Possum editors
Hoa Nguyen and Dale Smith

Featuring readings from

Basil King
Kristin Prevallet

With music by

I feel tractor

There will be wine, cheese, and fruit, too.

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum


Hoa Nguyen lives in Austin, Texas with Dale Smith and their two children. Together they edit Skanky Possum, a small poetry journal and book imprint, and curate a monthly reading series. Her full-length collection of poetry, Your Ancient See Through, was published in 2002, with line drawings by Philip Trussell. Effing Press released her latest publication Red Juice in February 2005.

Dale Smith edits Skanky Possum Press with Hoa Nguyen. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in First Intensity, Effing, New American Writing, the Chicago Review, and Best American Poetry 2002. American Rambler (Thorp Springs), a digressive narrative in verse, was published in 2000 and a daybook, The Flood and The Garden (First Intensity), was released in 2002. Notes No Answer, a chapbook (Habenicht), came out recently, and Effing Press published the book Black Stone. Smith has worked as a laborer, editor, and teacher variously since moving to Austin, Texas, in 1996.

Basil King attended Black Mountain College as a teenager in the 1950s, and he completed his apprenticeship as an abstract expressionist painter in San Francisco and New York. Since that time, his art has taken a different turn, starting with abstraction and reaching back to surrealism and forward to a new approach to the figure.

Although he did not begin to write regularly until 1985, an involvement with poetry has always been part of his life, first in doing art to accompany poems in books and magazines, and now as a poet/painter. Some of his larger paintings can be seen on the Web at the Spuyten Duyvil, Light & Dust, Avec, and Marsh Hawk Press sites. His books include Split Peas, Miniatures, Devotions, Identity, The Poet, Warp Spasm, and Mirage: A poem in 22 sections (Marsh Hawk Press 2003), which has a section of seven reproductions of King's paintings. A new book of poems, A Painter's Bestiary, is forthcoming from Marsh Hawk Press in 2007.

Kristin Prevallet is the author of Scratch Sides: Poetry, Documentation and Image-text Projects. She lives in Brooklyn.

I feel tractor has a full-length CD forthcoming from Goodbye Better records in the Spring, "Once I had an Earthquake."


Directions: C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues


Next event April 11,
One Less Magazine (Williamsburg, Mass.)

David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
330 W.28th St., Suite 6H
NY, NY 10001-4754
For event and publication information:
T: (212) 842-BOOG (2664)
F: (212) 842-2429