BPRS

The BPRS @ The Dang Crib, THIS Saturday, August 12th!

We’re doing the thing all the cool kids do: playing a house party in Bushwick! We kick off the night at 8 pm followed by some killer local rock bands including our faves, OxenFree. BYOB. See you there – if you’re cool enough! ūüėČ

OxenBrother

The BPRS Live TONIGHT, 7/29, at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom!

Poseidon, dry by Anthony.jpg

The BPRS¬†brings our experimental pop rock to Freddy’s Bar and Backroom¬†TONIGHT, Saturday, July 29th at 8:30, followed by some bluesy, Americana rock with¬†Sunshine Nights¬†at 9:30. No cover!

When: Saturday, July 29th, 8 pm
Where: Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, 627 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY (map)
Who: Sunshine Nights and The Brooklyn Players Reading Society
Why: Good tunes, good drinks, good Brooklyn vibes

RSVP on our Facebook event page, or just show up!

For more on The BPRS, listen to our recorded tunes on bandcamp and find us on Twitter and Facebook.

Cover photo “Poseidon, dry” by Anthony Fine.

111812

The BPRS Live @ Freddy‚Äôs Bar and Backroom with Sunshine Nights, July 29th, 8 pm!

Poseidon, dry by Anthony.jpg

The BPRS¬†brings our experimental pop rock to Freddy’s Bar and Backroom¬†on Saturday, July 29th at 8:30, followed by some bluesy, Americana rock with¬†Sunshine Nights¬†at 9:30. No cover!

When: Saturday, July 29th, 8 pm
Where: Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, 627 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY (map)
Who: Sunshine Nights and The Brooklyn Players Reading Society
Why: Good tunes, good drinks, good Brooklyn vibes

RSVP on our Facebook event page, or just show up!

For more on The BPRS, listen to our recorded tunes on bandcamp and find us on Twitter and Facebook.

Cover photo “Poseidon, dry” by Anthony Fine.

111812

“We Can Find the Way” – New Song from The BPRS!

I’m so pissed that our Representatives voted to screw¬†us all over, to take away our access to affordable maternity care, mental health services, prescription drugs and oh so much more, all so that they and their rich friends can get a tax break. These are the people who turned their backs on us – make sure you remember their names in 2018.

Yes, I understand that the AHCA bill has many steps and changes to go through before it takes effect,¬†I get¬†that the Senate is “going to fix it,” but none of this¬†changes the fact that these assholes let it¬†pass through the House. The greed and selfishness is¬†SO SICKENING.

But more and more of us are paying attention now. More and more of us are¬†fed up. And more and more of us are taking action. I actually wrote the words to this new BPRS song¬†during the Obama years and sadly, the angry parts about our capitalist society run amuck¬†are even truer than ever. But you know what? So are the hopeful parts. We’ve got this, ya’ll. Don’t let your anger/sadness/fear negatively affect your day-to-day. Smile at people. Hold doors for them. Tell your friends and family you love them. Remind yourself of all the things you’re grateful for. Spreading love and building community are two powerful ways to resist. Stay strong.

Check out The Brooklyn Players Reading Society’s Bandcamp page to hear more of our music.

solidarity“International Women’s Day, Solidarity”¬†by Giulia Forsythe / Creative Commons

“Home Grown” Was a Blast – The Resistance Is Strong!

What an inspiring and motivating night! Many thanks to poet Terence Degnan,¬†novelist Nora Fussner, blues/rock band¬†JSanti, and folk/country group Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues¬†for killin’ it this past¬†Saturday, and to Sidewalk for having us. And thanks to all of YOU for supporting us artists and the NYCLU! We raised over $200, wooo! Stay strong, ya’ll, and check back every Friday for a new post + info on all the happenings¬†with The Brooklyn Players Reading Society.

The BPRS Presents ‚ÄúHome Grown‚ÄĚ- An NYCLU Fundraiser @ Sidewalk Cafe on Sat, March 4th!

The BPRS Presents “Home Grown” – An NYCLU Fundraiser at Sidewalk Cafe, Saturday, March 4th, 6-9 pm, $10+ suggested donation! All proceeds go to¬†the NYCLU!

untitled-by-anthony-finePhoto by Anthony Fine

Join us on Saturday, March 4th at Sidewalk Cafe¬†(94 Avenue A) for a night of words and music featuring poet Terence Degnan,¬†novelist Nora Fussner,¬†singer/songwriter John Santiago, rock/poetry duo The Brooklyn Players Reading Society (that’s us!), and folk/country group Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues. Literary door prizes, too!

In light of the recent executive order telling refugees, immigrants, and even legal green card holding residents that America is no longer their home, the reading portion of the night will revolve around the question, “What is home?” We’ll also provide you with resources and ways to join the resistance so that you’ll leave ready to act.

$10+ suggested donation – all proceeds go to the New York Civil Liberties Union!

Come share ideas, enjoy some art, and get motivated. RSVP on Facebook! #artistsresist

There’s more great music after our show so please stick around! Blues band Victor V. Gurbo goes on at 9, followed by The Line Up, a hip-hop/soul/rock showcase presented by CPP and The Band Called FUSE. Hosted by Silent Knight. (Read: dance party!)

Please note that Sidewalk has a two item minimum (including delicious food, beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks).

“One Day” Live Music Video!

So psyched to share The Brooklyn Players Reading Society’s¬†first video, made especially for NPR’S Tiny Desk Contest. Wish us luck!

HUGE thanks to videographer Aviva Buivid (of #100Daysofgoodstuff), video editor Taj Campan (of TajBeats), volunteer babysitter Katie Gallof, and Webster Hall.