Lead singer/guitarist Rob Bryn will be performing solo at my salon on 12/2 at Freddy’s Bar. Their full band is also performing next week on Tuesday, 11/22, at Union Pool. I’ll be at both shows. See you there?
I’m hosting a salon for the first time in four years! There will be live music and painting, photography, free cookies, plus we’ll be celebrating Brooklyn Transcore and raising awareness for trans rights, all at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom in Brooklyn. SEE YOU THERE!
Support Trans Rights: Click here for actions with Brooklyn Transcore
When: December 2, 2022 at 7pm
Where: Freddy’s Bar & Backroom (627 5th Ave, Brooklyn)
What: Live music and painting, photography, free cookies. No cover, tips for performers encouraged.
Why: In these dystopian days, creative collaborations are more important than ever. Come to our salon to listen, dance, talk, get inspired, eat cookies, and celebrate Brooklyn Transcore. Let’s nourish each other.
Photos & Words: Julie Rae Powers
The past few weeks in politics have been SUPER intense and have proven to me how much we absolutely need music and literature. I am so thrilled to announce that a short story of mine, excerpted from my novel Bone Girl, was recently published in YA anthology What Doesn’t Kill You alongside 23 other authors, including two-time National Book Award Finalist Eliot Schrefer. I’m extremely excited about this book (which you can buy here, if ya want) and decided a celebration was in order, so on Saturday, October 20th at Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, my duo, The Brooklyn Players Reading Society, is hosting What Doesn’t Kill You the launch party. If you’ve ever felt like the world’s out to get you, then this book and this night are for you.
The party begins on Oct 20th at 7:30 pm with readings by WDKY contributors Tiffany Berryman, Matthue Roth, Abby Maguire, and Eliot Schrefer. Americana singer/songwriter Eli Bridges kicks off the musical portion of the night, followed by experimental pop/rock duo The Brooklyn Players Reading Society (that’s me!).
Copies of the anthology, released on Indomita Press, will be available for purchase at $16.99 a piece (cash only). No cover, 21+, 7:30-10:30 pm.
The Brooklyn Players Reading Society explores the intersection between literature and rock-n-roll, channeling poet songwriters like Lou Reed, Tom Waits, and Laurie Anderson. I sing and play keys, my husband drums. We’re honest and weird but throw in some pop ditties, too. Give a listen on Bandcamp.
Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support and love. I hope to see you all on the 20th. And no matter what happens, remember – keep making your art!