Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A 40th Birthday Celebration for Kurt Cobain

Boog City's Classic Albums Live presents

A 40th Birthday Celebration for Kurt Cobain

Tues. Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m., $8

152 Ludlow St.

With all three Nirvana studio albums

—Bleach, Nevermind, and In Utero—

performed live by

The Domestics
Dibson T. Hoffweiler
Jeffrey Lewis
Limp Richard
The Marianne Pillsburys
The Olga Gogolas
The Sparrows
The Trouble Dolls
Genan Zilkha

Hosted by Boog City editor and publisher David Kirschenbaum

Directions: F/V to Second Ave.; F to Delancey St.; J/M/Z to Essex St.
Venue is between Stanton and Rivington streets.

For further information: 212-842-BOOG(2664), 212-253-0036,, or

Musical acts’ bios follow show running order


The Olga Gogolas
1. Blew
2. Floyd the Barber
3. About a Girl

Limp Richard
4. School
5. Love Buzz
6. Paper Cuts

The Olga Gogolas
7. Negative Creep
8. Scoff
9. Swap Meet

Jeffrey Lewis
10. Mr. Moustache
11. Sifting
12. Big Cheese

Marianne Pillsbury and The Song Hoes
13. Downer


1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. In Bloom

3. Come as You Are
4. Breed
5. Lithium

The Trouble Dolls
6. Polly
7. Territorial Pissings
8. Drain You

Genan Zilkha
9. Lounge Act
10. Stay Away
11. On a Plain

Dibson T. Hoffweiler
12. Something In The Way
Endless, Nameless

*In Utero*

The Domestics
1. Serve The Servants
2. Scentless Apprentice
3. Heart-Shaped Box

4. Rape Me
5. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
6. Dumb

7. Very Ape
8. Milk It
9. Pennyroyal Tea

The Sparrows
10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
11. tourette's
12. All Apologies


DAOUETS is a mini-supergroup devised by three musicians who, as tireless collaborators in New York, wanted a little space for their solo material to breathe. Switching off instruments, songwriters, and moods with ease, the group draws on its diverse musical heritage and the diverse talents of its members.

*The Domestics
During a brief stint as an A&R assistant, Alina Moscovitz (ex-Bionic Finger) spent her days listening to piles of less-than-stellar demos. She decided she could do better, so she left the corporate world and returned to songwriting. She then hooked up with music supervisor and drummer Eric Shaw (fresh from the break-up of Conquistador which featured Sam Endicott of The Bravery). They soon lured Evan Silverman (ex-Rosenbergs) away from his jazz bass lessons in Paris and gigs at the Rainbow Room back to the world of rock.
As a trio, The Domestics morphed into a potent combination of blazing pop-punk energy, sickeningly catchy hooks, and lyrics that have a sharp wit and intelligence seldom heard inside of a three-minute song. If Debbie Harry shoved her way onstage during a Green Day show, the result might sound something like this.
Besides constantly playing live shows, the Brooklyn-based band wrote the closing credits song, "Girl I Never Kissed" for the film The D Word, "Anorexic Love Song" appears on the X-Girls DVD and "Fire Hazard" was included in the "Say It Don't Spray It" compilation CD packaged with the Warped Tour DVD. The band has participated in MEANY Fest, International Pop Overthrow and LadyfestEast festivals. The Domestics are currently recording a full-length album.

*Dibson T. Hoffweiler
The latest in a long line of quirky anti-folk ingenues, including Beck, Adam Green and Jeffrey Lewis, Dibs applies that time-honored tradition of off-beat songwriting to his own private world of sugar factories, laundry baskets and ducks. With a low voice, both sweet and deadpan, and a guitar-style both virtuosic and sloppy, Dibson Hoffweiler carves out a space of compassion and intelligence in a landscape of boring love songs and thinly-veiled songwriterly misogyny.

Known for his work in anti-folk flagship bands Cheese On Bread, Huggabroomstik and Urban Barnyard, Dibs began his cultural life as an anonymous Moldy Peaches fan. But, after a stint working the soundboard at the Sidewalk Cafe, and two years generating buzz with his old band, Dibs & Sara, this Jersey boy established himself as a musical force in his own right. After several months touring Europe and North America, Dibs has proved (to himself, and to others) that his bizarre, ramshackle aesthetic is palatable outside the freaky comfort zone of New York anti-folk.

*Jeffrey Lewis
Jeffrey Lewis is a New York City born-and-bred comic book artist as well as being a local antifolk staple; with or without his band he performs his unique mix of lo-fi folk, sci-fi punk & hand-illustrated "low-budget videos" regularly around the United States and Europe. As of 2007 he has three albums out on the venerable indie label Rough Trade and his most recent comic book series "Fuff" is up to issue #5.

*Limp Richard
Limp Richard (tonight without his backing band, The Disappointments) is wrapping up recording of a new LP at Olive Juice. By the time it's released, however, it's probably going to have a completely different name. Just feeling ornery.

*Marianne Pillsbury and The Song Hoes
Maine native Marianne Pillsbury writes pop-rock songs with cleverly-crafted, hook-laden melodies and brash, witty, tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Released in 2004, her debut album The Wrong Marianne has received enthusiastic reviews from The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Boston Herald and The San Francisco Chronicle and elicited comparisons to the best work of Liz Phair, Juliana Hatfield and Jill Sobule. The album was named a Top 12 DIY Pick in Performing Songwriter Magazine. The song "Boo Hoo" won Best Alt/Rock Song in The Great American Song Contest 2004 and was also selected for inclusion on ROCKRGRL magazine's Discoveries 2005 compilation CD.

*The Olga Gogolas
The itinerant and magisterial Olga Gogolas feature Wayne Waverly on guitar and vocals, and James Keepnews on bass-synth-noise watch. For this set, the OG's plan to completely demolish Cobain's original arrangements on six tracks from Bleach, only to resurrect them like so many false grunge deities who stank of junk.

Definitely not for the faint-hearted, we combine stripped-down punk basics with ass-shaking keyboard grooves and apocalyptic build-ups. Someone else said it best: "Imagine Polvo fronted by Kim Gordon and you might have a sense of NYC trio Renminbi's sound. … Pitting frenetic drumbeats against postrock keyboards and angular guitar, Renminbi retain all the concision without losing an ounce of urgency.”

Schwervon! Is a two-piece rock band. Nan and Matt have been a couple longer than they have been a band. Their relationship influences their art. Their art influences their relationship. They are two birds of a different feather. You might say one flies and one rolls and they meet in the middle with two halves of the worm. They are a collaboration. Is one Sonny and one Cher? Is one a pop lover and one a noise lover? Why do they both love food so much? Why are they obsessed with their cat Gummo?

*The Sparrows
Andrew Phillip Tipton met Rachel Talentino in Savannah while working at The Gap. A common love for catchy melodies, Carole King, and boys led them to Brooklyn. As The Sparrows, Andrew and Rachel make up the cutest anti-folk duo around! Simple and lovely.

*The Trouble Dolls
Trouble Dolls are Cheri, Matty, and Chris. They play pop music. They are from Brooklyn. They do not smoke. Their album "Sticky" is available on Half a Cow Records. They thank you for coming to see them play.

*Genan Zilkha
Genan Zilkha, guitar/vocals, was a classically trained pianist until she found that she had a taste of rock and roll. Since that didn't work out, she now spends her time writing folk songs with titles such as "I Think I Might Be Food Poisoning (But it could also be love)" and "I Know What Will Make You Not A Dyke." Genan is also known for her unique takes on Britney Spears songs, in particular her version of Britney's version of the Bobby Brown song "My Prerogative." She has performed at the Knitting Factory, as well as at venues throughout Rhode Island and Binghamton, NY.

David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
330 W.28th St., Suite 6H
NY, NY 10001-4754
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