Filed under: events, press | Tags: "You Don't Know Me" Benefit Bash, Ben Greenman, Bob Powers, BOMB, Bowery Electric, David Gates, events, Gigantic, james j. williams iii, John Wesley Harding, Joseph Keckler, Kalup Linzy, Opium, Scallywag & Vagabond, Sven Birkerts, The Dog House Band, The Library Is On Fire, The New York Observer
Check out their recap of the night’s revelry here. Here’s a snippet:
“BOMB Magazine with Gigantic and Opium magazines hosted an end-of-summer bash at Bowery Electric featuring a musical performance by a drag queen, two short plays, and another musical act that consisted largely of a guy speaking (rhythmically) to the audience about a dream he had, set to music. So of course, this means we need to talk about one thing: wolves. Or, in this case, ‘werewolves.'” ~ Scallywag and Vagabond
In case you missed our earlier post, the Observer also ran a great review of the night.
Much thanks to our performers and to all who attended! As well as to those who ran pre-press for the event and helped promote the evening including: HTML Giant, The New Yorker, Black Book, ARTmostfierce, [THING], The Daily News, and anyone who posted who we may have missed.
To join in the next Gigantic literary bash, stay tuned for news about our upcoming Issue II launch party!
Filed under: events, press | Tags: "You Don't Know Me" Benefit Bash, Ben Greenman, Bob Powers, BOMB, Bowery Electric, brown paper tickets, Catherine Pierce, David Gates, Gigantic, james j. williams iii, John Wesley Harding, Joseph Keckler, Kalup Linzy, Opium, Presale tickets, Sven Birkerts, The Library Is On Fire
You Don’t Know Me!
Gigantic/Opium/Bomb Benefit Bash
THIS Wednesday, Aug. 26th
Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery (at 2nd St.)
7:00pm – midnight
An End of Summer Extravaganza and Benefit presented by Gigantic/Opium/BOMB Magazines
Hosted by Bowery Electric
NEW AND EXCITING DISCOUNT DEVELOPMENTS!
* * * 1. ALL PRESALES NOW GET FREE VIP ACCESS! * * *
VIP Cocktail Hour 7-8pm
-a special guest performance by award winning performance artist Kalup
-free open bar!
-Purchase $10 presale tickets here.
* * * 2. SPECIAL GENERAL ADMISSION DISCOUNT TICKETS ONLY $6 AT THE DOOR! * * *
General Admission 8pm – midnight
-Short plays directed by Ben Greenman and Bob Powers!
–The Dog House Band, featuring bluegrass musician/writers David Gates and Sven Birkerts and special guest John Wesley Harding!
-performance by Joseph Keckler!
-performance by James J. Williams III!
-(NEW!) The Library Is On Fire!
Upstairs: an all-night DJ set by Catherine Pierce of the Pierces!
* * * 3. AS ALWAYS THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT! * * *
All donations and ticket sales from the night are considered tax-deductible contributions.
By purchasing a ticket, you will be directly supporting these independent magazines’ mission of furthering the dialogue about literature, film, music, and the visual and performing arts.
Filed under: events | Tags: Andrew Bulger, Ben Blum, Gigantic, james j. williams iii, Litcrawl NYC, Matt Di Paoli, microreading, shane jones, tao lin, Yuka Igarashi
Less is more. More is also more.
Please join Gigantic, a new magazine of short prose and art, for three minute readings and/or artistic presentations from Gigantic #1 contributors Tao Lin, Shane Jones, James J. Williams III, Yuka Igarashi, Ben Blum, Andrew Bulger and Matt Di Paoli.
This event is a part of Lit Crawl NYC 2009. For updates and a full schedule of the night’s events, check it out here.
Saturday 5.16.09, 8pm
Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Street
New York, NY
J, M, or Z to Bowery
B or D to Grand
Ben Blum holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Berkeley. He is a fiction intern at The New Yorker and teaches writing to second graders at PS 110.
Andrew Bulger is a Brooklyn based artist and philosopher. He received a graduate degree in Philosophy from the London School of Economics and has since been exploring his preoccupations in art’s own language.
Yuka Igarashi is an MFA candidate in fiction at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in Quick Fiction and Gigantic. She lives farther out than you do in Brooklyn.
Tao Lin (b. 1983) is the author of the forthcoming novella SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL (Sept. 2009, Melville House) and four previous books.
James J. Willams III is an artist and curator. He has had solo exhibtions in New York, Paris, London, Berlin and Miami. James is seeking help for his growing Law and Order addicton.
Matthew Di Paoli is a native New Yorker. At Boston College, he received the Dever Fellowship and recently completed his MFA at Columbia.
Shane Jones is the author of the novel LIGHT BOXES (PGP 2009). His next book, THE FAILURE SIX, will be published by Fugue State Press in January 2010.