Readin' N Rhythm Returns to Union Hall Sun, July 10th with KNTRLR, Susan "George" Schorn of McSweeney's and Gonul & What Army!
Readin' N Rhythm returns to Union Hall on Sunday, July 10th with a laugh and dance your ass off lineup! The night kicks off with local electro/pop/rock one-man band KNTRLR at 7 pm, followed by a reading and demonstration with columnist and black belt Susan "George" Schorn of McSweeney's at 8. Check out her hilarious and insightful column, Bitchslap, for some inspirational words on her "instances of everyday combat, from the dojo to the shoe section of Macy's." The event closes out with the grand debut of Band-in-Residence Gonul and What Army rockin' some sweet soul tunes at 9. Expect a little Etta James, Dusty Springfield, a couple of originals and even a Beatles tune, complete with dance moves, saxophones and sequins. Get excited!
The mission behind Readin' N Rhythm is to further support and connect the communities of local musicians and authors, to break down stereotypes I think keep these artists from collaborating, to demonstrate how we can inspire one another and to generally celebrate the connection between music and literature. It turns out writers also enjoy sex, drugs and rock-and-roll and musicians actually can sit still long enough to enjoy a reading. We're essentially all doing the same thing, trying to express ourselves creatively, reach out and connect to other people from this strange space inside of us. Even though we're doing this in separate languages, the motivations and experiences end up being quite similar. And at the very least, they're both fun.
See ya there!